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Upcoming events

    • 2019-05-09
    • 2019-07-31


    Do you have original music? Would you like it to be played at Cruces Creatives? Email .mp3, .aac, .flac, or .m4a files to Patrick DeSimio at p.desimio@crucescreatives.org or mail/deliver a CD to the makerspace (205 E Lohman Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88001). All genres are welcome!

    If you email the song(s), include the following text in the body of your email. If you mail or deliver a physical album, please print the following text, sign and date it, and mail/deliver it with the album.

    I affirm that I am a copyright holder for the song(s) I am submitting, and I grant Cruces Creatives the rights to publicly perform the submitted song(s) and to make such physical and digital copies of the songs as facilitate their public performance at Cruces Creatives (for instance, but not limited to, digitizing a CD to add songs to an event playlist, or burning digital files onto a CD).


    Do you have original music? Would you like it to be played at Cruces Creatives? Email .mp3, .aac, .flac, or .m4a files to Patrick DeSimio at p.desimio@crucescreatives.org or mail/deliver a CD to the makerspace (205 E Lohman Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88001). All genres are welcome!

    If you email the song(s), include the following text in the body of your email. If you mail or deliver a physical album, please print the following text, sign and date it, and mail/deliver it with the album.

    I affirm that I am a copyright holder for the song(s) I am submitting, and I grant Cruces Creatives the rights to publicly perform the submitted song(s) and to make such physical and digital copies of the songs as facilitate their public performance at Cruces Creatives (for instance, but not limited to, digitizing a CD to add songs to an event playlist, or burning digital files onto a CD).

    • 2019-06-27
    • 2019-07-17
    • 2 sessions
    • Conference Room
    Register

    This class will teach you the basics of how to power LEDs along with using Arduino code to address individual and matrices of LEDs to blink, flash, dim, and sequence singles and groups of LEDs.

    Prerequisite: "Add LEDs to Your Art and Crafts" OR be familiar with types of LEDs, diodes, current limiting, and Arduino code.

    Age 15+ with parent supervision
    (exceptions can be made with Instructor Cash Olsen before class)

    $15
    Events must be paid for online and within 15 minutes to save your seat.

    • 2019-07-02
    • 2019-07-29
    • 5 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    • 7
    Register

    In this class, we will focus on the unique concerns of each student, working in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, water soluble oil paints, pastels, and colored pencil. Subject matter will comprise still life, landscape, figure, and architectural space. Basic assignments for beginning drawing and painting will also be included. 

    Additional Information:

    To save a seat, register online and complete payment within 15 minutes.

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 18+

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 

    • 2019-07-03
    • 2019-07-31
    • 5 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    • 10
    Register

    In this class, designed especially for homeschool students, we will practice a wide range of art, including collage, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

    Additional Information:

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 8-12

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 


    • 2019-07-03
    • 2019-07-31
    • 5 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register

    In this class, designed especially for homeschool students, we will practice a wide range of art, including collage, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

    Additional Information:

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 13-18

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 


    • 2019-07-05
    • 5:30 PM
    • 2019-07-31
    • 8:30 PM
    • Conference Room


    First Friday Art Ramble Featuring

    Mariah Morrell & Sydnie Roper

    Friday July 5th from 5:30pm-8:30 pm

    Bios 

    Mariah Morrell (b. 1993 Long Beach, CA) is an artist that works with pen on paper. While born in California she was raised and educated in New Mexico. In 2012, Mariah earned her high school diploma at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory school in Albuquerque NM, graduating with certificates in Fine Art through the International Baccalaureate Program. Mariah is currently earning her BFA at New Mexico State University with an emphasis in drawing. In 2015, Mariah exhibited her work in Mas Art, Las Cruces NM. Mariah creates highly rendered drawings using micron pen to achieve not only her image but a desired texture. Her work is about the obsessiveness of youth, demonstrating this though her excessive mark making.

    Sydnie began studying photography at 20 years old and has been a practicing fashion and beauty photographer in southern New Mexico. She admires the sophistication in the work of photographers such as Txema Yeste and remains committed to maturing the editorial style of her own imagery. Sydnie has exhibited collage work and portraiture in various local galleries, dancing between the disciplines of fine art and editorial photography.

    Artist Statements 

    Mariah's work is about the excess and exuberance of youth. Using excessive mark making to convey the subject of youth and exuberance. Specifically relating to the younger generations voice and how people transform over time and grow out (or sometimes not) of their lifestyles as a young person.  Using my own photography as a blueprint for my drawings, I layer two photos together to create a double of the person in the portrait. Then I begin the process of drawing out the subjects by hand with various forms of precise mark making. This doubling of the person in the photograph is used to represent our struggle with separating ourselves from what we think is expected of us, and who we really are as individuals. My work strives to demonstrate identity, ecstasies, and excess of youthful life through both the forms and the mark making. 

    While creating works of art using the medium of pen on paper to explore the idea of order emerging from a disarray and confusion found in the medium. This disarray in the medium is a reflection of the confusion and disharmony found as a contemporary youth. The use of scribbles made with a permanent tool brings to mind an uneasiness and anxiety that will be contrasted with the collection of marks creating a clean and representational image. I create works of art that will find the viewer conflicted and interested at the same time. Conceptually looking at the mark making being loose and uncontrolled referencing a childlike innocent scribble. The combination of chaos in the mark making and the emotional indecision of youth, the medium and subject matter can function together cleanly. 

    Sydnie's work examines the potential of attributes within systems and software that fuse together portraiture, vibrant layers, zooming in and inspecting the subject matter. I want viewers invited in to share the space in which I reimagined my subjects through some of the most essential blending modes. I spent time in digitally intimate spaces studying the transition of gradients and texture, striving for perfection but then realizing the value in achieving balance. After capturing what often exceeds 400 images, I remain drawn to absorbing one single image up close and focused on integrating its features with a control variable. Through that control, each image still manages to break and take on its own interpretation of color, shadow and light. I find my practice almost forming into gameplay until I've completed all of the "levels".


    • 2019-07-09
    • 2019-07-30
    • 4 sessions
    • multipurpose room
    • 7
    Register

         

    Christmas in July: Original Miniature Paintings for Holiday Gifts

    Create original miniature artwork for holiday gift giving. Paintings will be no larger than 6"x6" (36 inches square) and can be completed in any medium. These make wonderful stocking stuffers! This is not a teaching workshop but an opportunity to share the painting process. Participants are encouraged to come with a painting subject in mind but samples will be available and a still life will be set up.

    This is a 4 session class on Tuesdays in July beginning July 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the Multi-purpose room. Additional sessions are 7/16/2019, 7/23/2019 and 7/30/2019.  Easels and tables are provided. Participants will need to provide their own paints, brushes and supplies. A selection of miniature canvas and artboards will be available for purchase. Wear comfortable clothing that can get paint stained.

    Instructor: Mary Diesel https://marypaloma.com/

    • 2019-07-11
    • 2019-07-25
    • 3 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    • 7
    Register

    This intermediate and advanced class will focus on the unique concerns of each student, working in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, water soluble oil paints, pastels, and colored pencil. Subject matter will comprise still life, landscape, figure, and architectural space.

    Additional Information:

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 18+

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 


    • 2019-07-11
    • 2019-07-18
    • 2 sessions
    • Multipurpose room
    • 9
    Register

         What's This Stuff? Exploring Water Media Art Products

    This class is an opportunity to learn about and use art products without a big investment. Explore a range of products. Participants will be able to observe a demo of water-based products/mediums and techniques and then practice those techniques.

    Participants should come wearing comfortable clothing that may become paint-stained.

    Instructor: Mary Diesel https://marypaloma.com/

    • 2019-07-13
    • 2019-07-20
    • 2 sessions
    • Textile Lab
    • 3
    Register

    Beginning Sewing: The Chinese Coin Blanket

    It's time to make those gift items! This is a beginner-friendly technique for sewing a folded, textured light-weight throw or blanket.  

    Skills taught include drafting and using templates, measuring and cutting using a rotary cutter, flip-and-sew, sewing curved edges and top-stitching using a basic sewing machine.

    Materials needed for the course:

           1-2 yards cotton flannel. The baby blanket sample used approximately 1 1/2  yards.

           1-2 total yards contrasting 100% cotton fabric. Fabric cuts need to be at least 1/3 yard wide to accommodate the size of the templates.

           Matching sewing thread. 

           Sewing machine needles size 12 or 14.

    Participants are welcome to bring and use their own sewing machine or use one of the ones available in the Textile Lab. All participants need to have completed the Basic Textile Lab Safety course. Available to ages 14 years and older.


    • 2019-07-17
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2
    Register

    Basic Wood Shop Safety Training


    This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop. 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. - 

    • 2019-07-18
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
    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.


    Come in any time between 9am and 12pm on Thursdays or 9am and 1pm 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.


    • 2019-07-19
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Calling all Fiber-artists

    Bring your current work-in-progress or unfinished object and join us in the Textile Lab every Friday for an open work session. The lab tools and equipment will be available or participants can bring their own. Socialize with like-minded members and advance your own work. All fiberarts welcome from applique to weaving and beyond.

    • 2019-07-19
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 2
    Register
    Advanced Textile Lab Safety Training

    This is the advanced safety course for using the Textile Lab. We will discuss safe use of the Sergers, the industrial sewing machine, and the shoe patch.

    Instructor: Sara Jones, Textile Lab Coordinator

    - should have already gone through the Intro Textile Lab Safety Training. - 

    Payment is due at registration (online registration requires payment within 15 minutes in order to reserve space in the class). Cancellations are only available until 48 hours before class. Refunds are only available if class is properly cancelled. 

    • 2019-07-20
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
    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.


    Come in any time between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays or 9am and 12pm on Thursdays.


    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.


    • 2019-07-20
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Bike Shop
    • 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. 


    • 2019-07-20
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Conference Room
    Register

    This workshop is inviting writers of any level of writing skill to come share a maximum of 4 double spaced pages of fiction or non-fiction  which they have written. Writers can choose any genre except poetry. The work can be stand alone or a chapter/segment of a larger piece of work.

    Participants are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their work to share with the class. Each writer will have the option to share background information of their work if desired. The group will also be encouraged to give positive criticism of the shared work rather than any negative feedback. 

    This is a class where writers should feel comfortable sharing and accepting positive feedback.

    *This workshop is to be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

    About the instructor: 

    Ross Winetsky is a novelist and songwriter who is in the process of publishing his first novel and writing a sequel. He is also a published songwriter and music producer who has worked with artists including Taj Mahal, Peter Tork, Johnny Lee, Pee Wee Ellis and Clay McClinton. He has been a member of the Nashville Writers Meet Up and has attended numerous writers conferences. He is also a public speaker who has presented in front of corporations, non profit groups, government agencies, and private groups.


      

    • 2019-07-24
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2
    Register

    Basic Wood Shop Safety Training


    This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop. 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. - 

    • 2019-07-24
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Textile Lab Safety Training


    This is the basic required safety course for using the Textile Lab. After completing this course you will be able to use the basic level Singer sewing machines, cutting tools, and pressing tools.

    Payment is due at registration (online registration requires payment within 15 minutes in order to reserve space in the class). Cancellations are only available until 48 hours before class. Refunds are only available if class is properly cancelled. 


    Instructor: Sara Jones, Textile Lab Coordinator

    • 2019-07-25
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
    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.

    Come in any time between 9am and 12pm on Thursdays or 9am and 1pm 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.


    • 2019-07-26
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Calling all Fiber-artists

    Bring your current work-in-progress or unfinished object and join us in the Textile Lab every Friday for an open work session. The lab tools and equipment will be available or participants can bring their own. Socialize with like-minded members and advance your own work. All fiberarts welcome from applique to weaving and beyond.

    • 2019-07-27
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
    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.

    Come in any time between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays or 9am and 12pm on Thursdays.


    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.


    • 2019-07-27
    • 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. 


    • 2019-07-27
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 5
    Register

    Cruces Creatives is looking for monitors!




    Monitors help members and guests, help keep the shop safe, and help maintain the shop.

    (And in case you didn't know - Cruces Creatives is almost entirely run by volunteers!)


    9am - 12pm

    Main Goals

    Roles & Responsibilities

    Expectations of Members

    Getting to Know the Shop


    12pm - 1:30pm

    Lunch


    1:30pm - 4:30pm

    Computer System Training

    Getting on the Schedule


    Thank you for thinking of monitoring with Cruces Creatives! Monitoring is a rich experience of meeting lots of folks, helping individuals with creative projects, and constant learning. 


    • 2019-07-27
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Bike Shop
    • 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. 


    • 2019-07-27
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 4
    Register
    Advanced Textile Lab Safety Training

    This is the advanced safety course for using the Textile Lab. We will discuss safe use of the Sergers, the industrial sewing machine, and the shoe patch.

    Instructor: Sara Jones, Textile Lab Coordinator

    - should have already gone through the Intro Textile Lab Safety Training. - 

    Payment is due at registration (online registration requires payment within 15 minutes in order to reserve space in the class). Cancellations are only available until 48 hours before class. Refunds are only available if class is properly cancelled. 

    • 2019-07-31
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1
    Register

    Basic Wood Shop Safety Training


    This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop. 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. -