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Upcoming events

    • 2022-01-04
    • 2022-12-27
    • 52 sessions
    • Bike Shop

    Guest Program 

    www.velocruces.org

    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 1pm and 4pm on Tuesdays.


    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.



    • 2022-01-05
    • 2022-12-21
    • 51 sessions


    • 2022-01-06
    • 2022-12-22
    • 50 sessions


    • 2022-01-07
    • 2022-12-23
    • 49 sessions


    • 2022-01-08
    • 2022-12-17
    • 50 sessions
    • Bike Shop

    Guest Program 

    www.velocruces.org

    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 1pm and 4pm on Tuesdays.


    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.



    • 2022-01-08
    • 2022-12-17
    • 48 sessions


    • 2022-01-11
    • 2022-12-20
    • 50 sessions


    • 2022-01-26
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Wood Shop
    • 3
    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 table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the band saw, the drill presses, sanders, and more.

    Instructors: Arthur Patterson


    • 2022-01-26
    • 2022-02-16
    • 4 sessions
    • 2
    Register

    Guest Instructor


    Do you like hands-on activities and solving problems?

    If you are ready for a challenge, then come join us in our eight week MAKER class. You will have the opportunity to show off your creativity and let your imagination run wild. You will be able to pick up tools and use a variety of art materials to create your STEAMM masterpieces! 

    Ready, set, MAKE and CREATE!

    Projects may include : circuit creation, simple machine challenge, string art. Student interest and individual dexterity will determine how long each project takes.

    Classes meet in person in the kids' classroom at Cruces Creatives. 

    The class is limited to 12 students per session. 

    Students will be required to wear masks. 

    Parents are invited to help out in the projects or make use of their membership kid-free.

    Class is intended for 3rd-6th grade students. However, exceptions can be made. Please contact me at julie@lariverlearning.com if you have any questions.  


    *Please sign up for both session 1 and session 2. For convenience, the class has been broken into two sessions to permit monthly payments. 

    • 2022-01-29
    • 2022-05-21
    • 15 sessions
    • Kids' Room
    • 3
    Register

    Ms. Sandy needs some 4th-6th grade kids who can be her Lab Assistants to help fine tune projects for future STEAM classes at Cruces Creatives. Come in and develop your maker skills!

    Projects on the prototyping agenda include:

    - Building camera boxes for stop motion cameras

    - Felting wool to use in a backdrop for stop motion scene

    - Making a stop motion video (with LEGO!)

    - Creating indoor plant propagation stations using design software, the X-Carve router, and some good old fashioned paint!

    - Vinyl cling mural on the kids room windows

    Please note that masks continue to be required for everyone at Cruces Creatives.

    This class is FREE due to the support of NMSU STEM Outreach and the 21st Century Schools grant. Due to our funding regulations, students of 21st Century Schools* will have preference for class enrollment. Please see the list of these schools below. Space permitting, students from other schools in Las Cruces are welcome to attend!

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    *21st Century Schools include:

    Alameda Elementary

    Booker T Washington Elementary

    Cesar Chavez Elementary

    Conlee Elementary

    Dona Ana Elementary

    Loma Heights Elementary

    Lynn Middle School

    Sunrise Elementary

    Tombaugh Elementary

    University Hills Elementary

    Valley View Elementary

    McArthur Elementary


    Direct questions or concerns to steam@crucescreatives.org

    • 2022-02-02
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Wood Shop
    • 3
    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 table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the band saw, the drill presses, sanders, and more.

    Instructors: Arthur Patterson


    • 2022-02-04
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Textile Lab
    • 5
    Register

    Cruces Creatives Program

    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.

    • 2022-02-09
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Wood Shop
    • 3
    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 table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the band saw, the drill presses, sanders, and more.

    Instructors: Arthur Patterson


    • 2022-02-12
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Classroom / Conference Room
    • 5
    Register

    Cruces Creatives is looking for monitors!




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

    (And in case you didn't know - Cruces Creatives is possible because of our large community of 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. 


    • 2022-02-12
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Textile Room
    Register

    Guest Program


    The Charitable Crafting Project makes textiles for good causes. This session we will be making children's clothing to replenish the supplies at Gospel Rescue Mission for their back to school event. This year Gospel Rescue Mission is anticipating a greater need for kids clothes, and your participation is greatly appreciated! 

    In a collaborative effort, participants work hands-on, each participating as they can.  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.
    • Donate new children's clothing.


    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. 


    • 2022-02-16
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Wood Shop
    • 3
    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 table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the band saw, the drill presses, sanders, and more.

    Instructors: Arthur Patterson


    • 2022-02-17
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kids' Room
    • 4
    Register