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Upcoming events

    • 2018-11-20
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Classroom & Conference Room
    Register


    NOTES: November 6 is election day, so this month's Crossroads Songcrafting Collaborative is moved to November 20. Go vote! 

    The Crossroads Songcrafting Collaborative is a group where songwriters can support each other through the entire process of creating songs. The basic format is a mini-lesson (a 15- to 20-minute overview of an idea or technique) followed by song sharing and feedback. Mini-lessons are taught by members of the Crossroads Songcrafting Collaborative, and the mini-lessons can cover any aspect of crafting a song: songwriting guidelines, arrangement options, performance techniques, musicianship, recording and mastering techniques, and more. After the mini-lesson, participants who want to can share a song that’s in progress and get feedback from the group.

    More Information

    What to bring: Yourself and, if you’re sharing a song, at least six printed copies of your lyrics. If you play an instrument, bring that, too. An electronic keyboard is available for pianists.

    Cost: Free, with donations welcomed (all donations support Cruces Creatives, a non-profit charity)

    About the facilitator: Pat DeSimio is an award-winning Las Cruces songwriter who specializes in traditional-sounding folk music. His songs have been covered by folk musicians and religious groups around the country.


    • 2018-11-21
    • 2018-11-23

    Closed for Thanksgiving

    Have a great holiday everyone!

    • 2018-11-24
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Textile Room
    Register


    The Charitable Crafting Project makes textiles for good causes: children's clothing to replenish the supplies at Gospel Rescue Mission; blankets, clothing, and holiday bags for Casa de Peregrinos; and other charitable projects proposed by participants.

    In a collaborative effort, participants work hands-on, going through the entire process of garment construction. Participants with higher levels of skills in a particular area can guide those with lower skill levels, and we'll make as many garments as we have the time, materials, and labor to make. 

    This is a free program using donated materials. If you’d like to be involved, you can

    • Help make clothing by sewing or assisting during the charitable crafting sessions
    • Donate fabric or other sewing supplies by dropping them off at Cruces Creatives during business hours. The project can use yarn, fabric pieces of ½ a yard or longer, inner facings and linings, and other sewing supplies and notions.

    More information about the program is below.

    Pre-requisites: 

    • Safety training for the Cruces Creatives textile room (provided free at the beginning of each Charitable Crafting session)
    • Previous sewing experience is helpful, but not required. If you don't sew, you can come to pin and cut, iron, and make information labels. If you can't stay to create, donate!

    What to bring:
    Multiple sewing machines and many supplies are available, so all you need to bring is yourself. More supplies and equipment would be welcome, though, so if you’re able, please bring sewing supplies like scissors, pins, and the like; sewing notions like buttons, elastic, zippers, lace and trim, and thread; and—if you’d like to use a familiar machine—your sewing machine.

    Ages: 
    18 and older, or 14-17 with a parent or guardian present

    About the facilitator:
    Dina Honeycutt has been sewing and practicing other textile crafts for about 45 years, making clothing and toys for friends, family, and charitable projects. She especially enjoys cooperative work for its opportunities to share knowledge and skills. 


    • 2018-11-28
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2
    Register

    Basic Wood Shop Safety Training (pre-HVAC)


    This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop as it is before the new HVAC system. After completing this course you will be able to use the small table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the battery powered hand drills and circular saw, the jigsaw, powered sander, and scroll saw.

    Instructor: David Clark

    - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

    • 2018-11-29
    • 2018-12-20
    • 4 sessions
    • 5
    Register


    Learn basic shaping through 2 dishcloth patterns through step-by-step instruction and practice.

    Learn the basics of knitting through casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch and binding off. These skills will enable the knitter to make anything that will be square or rectangular. But the exciting part of knitting starts with shaping skills that will make other shapes and eventually garments possible. This class will explore increases, decreases and simple short-row techniques to make a bias-knit washcloth and then a pin-wheel shaped washcloth.


    This is a 4 part series taking place on Thursdays November 29th, and December 6th, December 13th, and December 20th. Plan to attend all four days.


    Materials: (please plan to bring)

    • A circular needle size 7 
    • A ball of Peaches and Cream or similar quality/weight cotton yarn. 
    These are available at Walmart, Joann's or Hobby Lobby.


      Requirements:

      • Participants should have completed Knitting for the Absolute Beginner OR be comfortable with casting-on, knit, purl and binding off.
      • 14 and older


      About the Instructor: Sara Jones is the Textile Lab Team Lead for Cruces Creatives. She has been knitting since 2001 and doing other fiber arts for more than 30 years.


      • 2018-11-30
      • 2018-12-21


      Artist Victor Beckmann presents his MFA Thesis exhibition "#hastag: follow me" focused on the themes of social media and the way it affects how we are perceived as well as the ways in which we curate ourselves online. 

      The work explores the use of hashtags, and iconography from the digital realm as a language of adornment through photography and jewelry. 


      Opening: 11/30

      Show Run: 11/30 - 12/21


      • 2018-12-01
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      Register

      Hub Community Bike Shop

      Led by Velo Cruces

       .   


      Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

      Children welcome with adult supervision.


      Free weekly event, come in any time between 8am and 12pm on Saturdays.


      Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

      Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


      • 2018-12-01
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • 5
      Register

      Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


      Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


      Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


      • 2018-12-01
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • electronics room
      • 10
      Register





      3D printing as a general technology has the potential to be a disruptive technology; by combining multiple conceptual elements of manufacturing, design, and material-science, 3d printers allow for bespoke and ad-hoc manufacturing on a desktop scale.

      An introductory level class on 3d printing. Basics of machine operation, software, and associated medias. Demonstrations of techniques, general knowledge, insight and tips from a self-proclaimed expert.

      Class details:

      >History, concepts, and types of 3D printers

      >3D file formatting concepts

      >Introduction to slicer software

      >In-depth function and purpose of slicer, application for prints

      >Basic machine parts, functions, and calibrations

      >Bed adhesion, Retraction, and other tricks

      Instructor details:

      Reese Luckie is the resident 3d printing guru at Cruces Creatives.

      What to bring:

      a laptop computer if available, 8 gig USB jump drive



      • 2018-12-01
      • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      • Classroom & Conference Room
      • 6
      Register

      condenser microphone in front of acoustic foam



      Learn everything you need to record basic audio in the Cruces Creatives sound booth. Through demonstration followed by hands-on practice in small groups, this course covers

      • How to choose the right equipment for your project
      • How to set up and test mixers, microphones, and cables
      • How to record audio in Audacity, an open-source digital audio workstation
      • How to use basic sound editing tools in Audacity
      • How to record basic audio in GarageBand
      • How to use basic sound editing tools in GarageBand

      No previous experience with recording or audio engineering is required. By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to record audio for your songs, podcasts, video voiceovers, or other projects.

      Cost: Free to members, $10 for general public

      Ages: 18 and older, or 12-17 with a parent or guardian

      About the instructor:

      Pat DeSimio is a songwriter who has worked with recording equipment and audio engineering software for about 15 years. He helped set up and equip the sound booth at Cruces Creatives.


      • 2018-12-04
      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Classroom & Conference Room
      Register


      The Crossroads Songcrafting Collaborative is a group where songwriters can support each other through the entire process of creating songs. The basic format is a mini-lesson (a 15- to 20-minute overview of an idea or technique) followed by song sharing and feedback. Mini-lessons are taught by members of the Crossroads Songcrafting Collaborative, and the mini-lessons can cover any aspect of crafting a song: songwriting guidelines, arrangement options, performance techniques, musicianship, recording and mastering techniques, and more. After the mini-lesson, participants who want to can share a song that’s in progress and get feedback from the group.

      More Information

      What to bring: Yourself and, if you’re sharing a song, at least six printed copies of your lyrics. If you play an instrument, bring that, too. An electronic keyboard is available for pianists.

      Cost: Free, with donations welcomed (all donations support Cruces Creatives, a non-profit charity)

      About the facilitator: Pat DeSimio is an award-winning Las Cruces songwriter who specializes in traditional-sounding folk music. His songs have been covered by folk musicians and religious groups around the country.


      • 2018-12-05
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 2
      Register

      Basic Wood Shop Safety Training (pre-HVAC)


      This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop as it is before the new HVAC system. After completing this course you will be able to use the small table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the battery powered hand drills and circular saw, the jigsaw, powered sander, and scroll saw.

      Instructor: David Clark

      - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

      • 2018-12-05
      • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • electronics room
      • 10
      Register



      3D printing as a general technology has the potential to be a disruptive technology; by combining multiple conceptual elements of manufacturing, design, and material-science, 3d printers allow for bespoke and ad-hoc manufacturing on a desktop scale.

      An introductory level class on 3d printing. Basics of machine operation, software, and associated medias. Demonstrations of techniques, general knowledge, insight and tips from a self-proclaimed expert.

      Class details:

      >History, concepts, and types of 3D printers

      >3D file formatting concepts

      >Introduction to slicer software

      >In-depth function and purpose of slicer, application for prints

      >Basic machine parts, functions, and calibrations

      >Bed adhesion, Retraction, and other tricks

      Instructor details:

      Reese Luckie is the resident 3d printing guru at Cruces Creatives.

      What to bring:

      a laptop computer if available, 8 gig USB jump drive



      • 2018-12-08
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      Register

      Hub Community Bike Shop

      Led by Velo Cruces

       .   


      Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

      Children welcome with adult supervision.


      Free weekly event, come in any time between 8am and 12pm on Saturdays.


      Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

      Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


      • 2018-12-08
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • 5
      Register

      Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


      Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


      Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


      • 2018-12-12
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 2
      Register

      Basic Wood Shop Safety Training (pre-HVAC)


      This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop as it is before the new HVAC system. After completing this course you will be able to use the small table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the battery powered hand drills and circular saw, the jigsaw, powered sander, and scroll saw.

      Instructor: David Clark

      - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

      • 2018-12-12
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • electronics room
      • 9
      Register




      3D printing as a general technology has the potential to be a disruptive technology; by combining multiple conceptual elements of manufacturing, design, and material-science, 3d printers allow for bespoke and ad-hoc manufacturing on a desktop scale.

      An introductory level class on 3d printing. Basics of machine operation, software, and associated medias. Demonstrations of techniques, general knowledge, insight and tips from a self-proclaimed expert.

      Class details:

      >History, concepts, and types of 3D printers

      >3D file formatting concepts

      >Introduction to slicer software

      >In-depth function and purpose of slicer, application for prints

      >Basic machine parts, functions, and calibrations

      >Bed adhesion, Retraction, and other tricks

      Instructor details:

      Reese Luckie is the resident 3d printing guru at Cruces Creatives.

      What to bring:

      a laptop computer if available, 8 gig USB jump drive



      • 2018-12-12
      • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Textile Room
      Register


      The Charitable Crafting Project makes textiles for good causes: children's clothing to replenish the supplies at Gospel Rescue Mission; blankets, clothing, and holiday bags for Casa de Peregrinos; and other charitable projects proposed by participants.

      In a collaborative effort, participants work hands-on, going through the entire process of garment construction. Participants with higher levels of skills in a particular area can guide those with lower skill levels, and we'll make as many garments as we have the time, materials, and labor to make. 

      This is a free program using donated materials. If you’d like to be involved, you can

      • Help make clothing by sewing or assisting during the charitable crafting sessions
      • Donate fabric or other sewing supplies by dropping them off at Cruces Creatives during business hours. The project can use yarn, fabric pieces of ½ a yard or longer, inner facings and linings, and other sewing supplies and notions.

      More information about the program is below.

      Pre-requisites: 

      • Safety training for the Cruces Creatives textile room (provided free at the beginning of each Charitable Crafting session)
      • Previous sewing experience is helpful, but not required. If you don't sew, you can come to pin and cut, iron, and make information labels. If you can't stay to create, donate!

      What to bring:
      Multiple sewing machines and many supplies are available, so all you need to bring is yourself. More supplies and equipment would be welcome, though, so if you’re able, please bring sewing supplies like scissors, pins, and the like; sewing notions like buttons, elastic, zippers, lace and trim, and thread; and—if you’d like to use a familiar machine—your sewing machine.

      Ages: 
      18 and older, or 14-17 with a parent or guardian present

      About the facilitator:
      Dina Honeycutt has been sewing and practicing other textile crafts for about 45 years, making clothing and toys for friends, family, and charitable projects. She especially enjoys cooperative work for its opportunities to share knowledge and skills. 


      • 2018-12-15
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      Register

      Hub Community Bike Shop

      Led by Velo Cruces

       .   


      Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

      Children welcome with adult supervision.


      Free weekly event, come in any time between 8am and 12pm on Saturdays.


      Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

      Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


      • 2018-12-15
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Parking Lot, Multipurpose Room, Conference Room & Classroom, AV Room, Future Kids' Room
      Register




      If you’re looking for locally made gifts for the holidays, visit the first annual Artisan Fair to see the work of multiple local artisans and crafters. The fair also features live music, kids' activities, and a silent auction. 

      If you're an artisan or crafter, you can be part of the first annual Artisan Fair. Showcase your best work and gain valuable experience in marketing your original art-work.

      Area artists or crafters who would like an opportunity to participate may apply for a 10' X 10' booth space for $35 on a first come, first served basis. Members of Cruces Creatives may request a booth space for $20.

      Application packets for vendors are available at the Cruces Creatives front desk; by calling Nancy Hastings, Event Coordinator, at 575.541.5744; and through the following links:

      Mesilla Valley ArtisanCrafters Guild Artisan Fair Application.docx

      Mesilla Valley ArtisanCrafters Guild Letter to Vendors.docx

      Mesilla Valley ArtisanCrafters Guild Rules and Regulations.docx

      The deadline for vendor applications is November 14th. Please return vendor applications to the Cruces Creatives front desk or email them to Nancy Hastings at n.hastings@crucescreatives.org.


      • 2018-12-15
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • 5
      Register

      Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


      Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


      Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


      • 2018-12-19
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 2
      Register

      Basic Wood Shop Safety Training (pre-HVAC)


      This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop as it is before the new HVAC system. After completing this course you will be able to use the small table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the battery powered hand drills and circular saw, the jigsaw, powered sander, and scroll saw.

      Instructor: David Clark

      - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

      • 2018-12-22
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Textile Room
      Register


      The Charitable Crafting Project makes textiles for good causes: children's clothing to replenish the supplies at Gospel Rescue Mission; blankets, clothing, and holiday bags for Casa de Peregrinos; and other charitable projects proposed by participants.

      In a collaborative effort, participants work hands-on, going through the entire process of garment construction. Participants with higher levels of skills in a particular area can guide those with lower skill levels, and we'll make as many garments as we have the time, materials, and labor to make. 

      This is a free program using donated materials. If you’d like to be involved, you can

      • Help make clothing by sewing or assisting during the charitable crafting sessions
      • Donate fabric or other sewing supplies by dropping them off at Cruces Creatives during business hours. The project can use yarn, fabric pieces of ½ a yard or longer, inner facings and linings, and other sewing supplies and notions.

      More information about the program is below.

      Pre-requisites: 

      • Safety training for the Cruces Creatives textile room (provided free at the beginning of each Charitable Crafting session)
      • Previous sewing experience is helpful, but not required. If you don't sew, you can come to pin and cut, iron, and make information labels. If you can't stay to create, donate!

      What to bring:
      Multiple sewing machines and many supplies are available, so all you need to bring is yourself. More supplies and equipment would be welcome, though, so if you’re able, please bring sewing supplies like scissors, pins, and the like; sewing notions like buttons, elastic, zippers, lace and trim, and thread; and—if you’d like to use a familiar machine—your sewing machine.

      Ages: 
      18 and older, or 14-17 with a parent or guardian present

      About the facilitator:
      Dina Honeycutt has been sewing and practicing other textile crafts for about 45 years, making clothing and toys for friends, family, and charitable projects. She especially enjoys cooperative work for its opportunities to share knowledge and skills. 


      • 2018-12-22
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      Register

      Hub Community Bike Shop

      Led by Velo Cruces

       .   


      Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

      Children welcome with adult supervision.


      Free weekly event, come in any time between 8am and 12pm on Saturdays.


      Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

      Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


      • 2018-12-22
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • 5
      Register

      Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


      Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


      Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


      • 2018-12-24
      • 2019-01-01

      Closed for the Holidays

      Happy Holidays everyone!

      • 2019-01-02
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 2
      Register

      Basic Wood Shop Safety Training (pre-HVAC)


      This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop as it is before the new HVAC system. After completing this course you will be able to use the small table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the battery powered hand drills and circular saw, the jigsaw, powered sander, and scroll saw.

      Instructor: David Clark

      - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

      • 2019-01-05
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      Register

      Hub Community Bike Shop

      Led by Velo Cruces

       .   


      Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

      Children welcome with adult supervision.


      Free weekly event, come in any time between 8am and 12pm on Saturdays.


      Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

      Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


      • 2019-01-05
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • 5
      Register

      Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


      Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


      Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


      • 2019-01-12
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      Register

      Hub Community Bike Shop

      Led by Velo Cruces

       .   


      Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

      Children welcome with adult supervision.


      Free weekly event, come in any time between 8am and 12pm on Saturdays.


      Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

      Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


      • 2019-01-12
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • 5
      Register

      Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


      Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


      Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


      • 2019-01-19
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      Register

      Hub Community Bike Shop

      Led by Velo Cruces

       .   


      Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

      Children welcome with adult supervision.


      Free weekly event, come in any time between 8am and 12pm on Saturdays.


      Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

      Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


      • 2019-01-19
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • 5
      Register

      Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


      Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


      Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


      • 2019-01-26
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      Register

      Hub Community Bike Shop

      Led by Velo Cruces

       .   


      Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

      Children welcome with adult supervision.


      Free weekly event, come in any time between 8am and 12pm on Saturdays.


      Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

      Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.