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    • 2019-03-20
    • 2019-05-31
    • Cruces Creatives


    OPEN CALL FOR ART

    Art/Agriculture/Environment

    Cruces Creatives in partnership with Mesa (Meetings for Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture)../MESA%20Logos/Mesa%20no%20background.jpg

    is now accepting exhibition/installation proposals to create and present thematic work for Art, Agriculture, and the Environment. The exhibition will focus on local artists and our farming communities and will celebrate and highlight sustainable farming and the environment.  We are looking for work that is aesthetically engaging, insightful, and challenging. Work should consider local farming practices and highlight an emotional connection to the environment.

    Autumn exhibition at Cruces Creatives: September 6-October 9, 2019

    Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019, 11:59 pm

    Prospectus:  Cruces Creatives invites proposals from local artists, (within the designated area*) that explore Art, Agriculture, and the Environment.  All media are welcomed and include installations, sculpture, video, photography, paintings, mixed media, community based projects, performances, and murals.  Some funding can be made available for materials and installation. Costs must be detailed within the proposal to be considered.

    Eligibility: Art, Agriculture and the Environment is open to local artists* over the age of 18, including amateurs, professionals and students.

    Media: All media is welcome: traditional and untraditional, murals, mixed media, paintings, drawings, printmaking, video, photography, sculpture, installation, collage, ceramics, performance, solo or group, community based etc.  All work must relate to the themes described above.  

    Jury: Submitted works will be reviewed by a Cruces Creatives committee comprised of three local art professionals.

    Delivery, Shipping and Installation:  All work accepted into the exhibition must arrive on time and be ready to install.  Artists will have 2 weeks for the installation process.  Some funding will be made available to support large scale works, or for transportation.  The exact price must be included in the proposal.  Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship may be omitted from the exhibit.  Accepted works that do not match the proposals will be disqualified.  Professional-level presentation is a must.  Artists will be responsible for the delivery, installation and de-installation.  Accepted works will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.  Unclaimed work after 30 days will be considered abandoned and will become property of Cruces Creatives. 

    Insurance: There is general liability insurance.

    Sale of Work: All work will be available for sale during the exhibit unless otherwise indicated as ‘not for sale’ (NFS).  Cruces Creatives will retain a commission of 20% on all artwork sold during the exhibition. 


    Dates: Deadline for entry, May 31, 2019

                Email notification of work selected for exhibition, July 1, 2019

                Installation begins Aug 23, 2019 

                Opening reception, Sept 6, 2019

                Closing date, October 19, 2019

                All work deinstalled and picked up by October 29, 2019



    SUBMISSION DETAILS

    Registration is free and artists may submit up to 3 Images.  Proposals should be fully rendered, detailed in size, space dimensions, and cost of materials or installations should be exact, no price estimations.  Artist must be local, or have recently lived in, as shown in the map below.

    How to submit:

    Send information to curator@crucescreatives.org

    Subject "Mesa Art Show Open Call Submission"

    Include the following information in PDF format no greater than 10MB:

    • Name, contact information, address
    • An artist bio less than 500 words
    • Artist Statement less than 500 words
    • Title, medium, year, dimensions, sale price or NFS
    • For art proposals, include a detailed materials list with exact cost of materials, and a fully rendered image or sketch of work.
    • Up to three images in Jpeg format, 1500 dpi, or pdf.  Each file must be 3mg or less. For 3D images, please include side and back views, this will not be included as part of the 3 submissions.


    * Local artist from the designated areas on map.



    • 2019-04-02
    • 2019-04-30
    • 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:

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

    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. 



    • 2019-04-04
    • 2019-04-25
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    • 10
    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. 



    • 2019-04-05
    • 5:00 PM
    • 2019-04-30
    • 8:30 PM
    • Conference Room

    First Friday Art Ramble Featuring

    PJ Shaffer's $#*! Posting Show

    Friday April 5 from 5pm-8:30 pm

    Artist Statement

    In the late capitalist age, we are confronted with countless repugnant imagery and subversive subject matter trafficked on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, 4chan, Tumblr etc. Imagery that generates realities, they get lost in the vast depths of the internet lost and forgotten.

    My current body of work explores the complicated scopic scenario of this form of debauchery, decadence. With the massive amounts of imagery pumped out all the time, some stories become buried and forgotten. This work appropriates images found online to create a library of source material that I then draw from in these assembling these compositions. By using painting as a predominate vehicle of investigation, I utilize the tactile nature of the material to regenerate the reality of the image/s. The use of alternative methods, techniques and materials establish a titillating field that suddenly pivots to a point of realization and utter repulsion. The work is historic in that it archives events that exist both virtually and viscerally. 


    Artist Bio

    Patrick Shaffer is Missouri born and New Mexico raised. He grew interested in drawing from a very early age, an interest that continued into university, where he received a Masters of Fine Art degree from New Mexico State University. Patrick taught at the Museum of Art in Las Cruces New Mexico from 2012 to 2017. Patrick Has had his work published and exhibited all throughout the US and has his work in many private and public collections.   


    • 2019-04-06
    • 2019-04-27
    • 4 sessions
    • A/V Room
    • 5
    Register



    Songwriting 101: Introduction to Songwriting

    Do you want to write your first song or find new ways to grow as a songwriter? This is the course for you! Through four weeks of demonstration, discussion, and practice, you’ll

    • Learn how to use music you love as a launchpad for your own songwriting
    • Learn how to write melodies that match existing lyrics, and vice-versa
    • Learn and practice general principles for writing powerful lyrics
    • Learn and practice general principles for writing melodies that engage your listeners
    • Develop simple and effective techniques for giving and receiving constructive feedback

    No previous musical or songwriting experience is required.


    Course Overview

    (This is a general outline that can change to meet the wants and needs of class members.)

    Lesson 1 (April 6):

    • Drawing inspiration from music you love
    • Matching lyrics to melodies, and vice-versa

    Lesson 2 (April 13): 

    • Heuristics for writing powerful lyrics 
    • Approaches for finding and developing lyrical ideas

    Lesson 3 (April 20):

    • Heuristics for writing engaging melodies
    • Approaches for finding and developing melodic ideas

    Lesson 4 (April 27):

    • Approaches for constructive feedback
    • Song sharing and celebration (optional)


    Additional Information

    Ages: 14 and older, or 10 and up with a parent or guardian present and enrolled in the class

    What to bring: Musical instruments are welcome but not required. A keyboard and a classical guitar are available at the makerspace.


    About the Instructor

    Pat DeSimio is an award-winning Las Cruces songwriter who specializes in traditional-sounding folk, Celtic, bluegrass, and Americana music. His songs have been adopted by religious groups and covered by performers around the country, including Steve Makofka and the Turtle Chasers, Hana Zara, and chart-topping roots songwriter Darryl Purpose. Pat holds a master’s degree in rhetoric and professional communication with an emphasis in composition (i.e., writing processes).


    • 2019-04-10
    • 2019-05-01
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    • 9
    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. 


    • 2019-04-11
    • 2019-05-31
    • 11:59 PM



    With the generous support of the Rumphius Foundation and the Meetings for Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) Project, Cruces Creatives is seeking an artist or artists to design and help lead a paint-by-number, community-created mural on the west side of the building! The selected artist/s will be paid $2,500 for their work, and the application packet is available at Mural_RFP_CrucesCreatives_2019-04.pdf.

    For full consideration, proposals must be received by 11:59 p.m. MT, May 31, 2019. 


    • 2019-04-20
    • 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.


    Free weekly event, 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.


    • 2019-04-20
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 8
    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. 


    • 2019-04-20
    • 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. 


    • 2019-04-21


     Closed For Spring Holiday!!

     See you back April 23, 2019!


    • 2019-04-24
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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. - 

    • 2019-04-25
    • 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.


    Free weekly event, 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.


    • 2019-04-27
    • 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. 


    • 2019-04-27
    • 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.


    Free weekly event, 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.


    • 2019-04-28
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register



    In this free event, join the Las Cruces Arts Association for a business meeting followed by an arts demo from printmaker Noel Sandino, who will be showing how to make monotype prints by hand using a tabletop setup that anyone can learn how to use.

    Additional Information

    Cost: Free 

    What to wear: Casual clothes appropriate for making art

    Ages: 16+


    • 2019-04-29
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cruces Creatives, Multi-Purpose Room
    Register


    Special Strategy Meeting

    Board members, internal team members, volunteers, members, folks who care about Cruces Creatives--

    You are invited to a Special Strategy Meeting to discuss the next stages of growth for the makerspace!

    We'll discuss

    • Our organizational chart and department leaders (plus introductions to those leaders at the meeting)

    • New volunteer positions

    Pizza will be available so please RSVP!

    • 2019-05-01
    • 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. - 

    • 2019-05-02
    • 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.


    Free weekly event, 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.


    • 2019-05-03
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register


    Come to a community discussion with board members and organizers of the Arts Network for Youth and Justice (ANYJ), which helps coordinate the work of community-based arts education organizations with system-impacted youth. Interested artists and arts-based organizations are invited to learn more about the network and talk with ANYJ coordinators about if/how ANYJ could support work with system-impacted youth in Doña Ana County.

    About the Facilitators
    The Mission1: The Arts Network for Youth & Justice (ANYJ) provides structure and coordination for the collaborative work of community-based arts education organizations.

    ANYJ is made up of people who envision a future where youth are empowered, and where the systems that serve them are transformed by centering arts as a way to build the wellbeing of young people and their communities.

    We serve system-impacted youth in New Mexico, leveraging the reach and expertise of our members to amplify impact, provide thought leadership for the field, and serve as a model for effective collaboration.

    1Based on the mission statement as articulated by the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN: aiynetwork.org)

    The Background: In August 2018, a group of artist-educators and arts-based organisations that work within the Juvenile Justice space in New Mexico came together to lay the groundwork for an Arts Network for Youth and Justice (ANYJ) in the state. Inspired by the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN) -- an organization that is also mentoring the creation of its New Mexico counterpart -- ANYJ seeks to act as a hub between various arts-based programming opportunities, which currently operate in silos, for system-impacted youth in the state. In so doing, ANYJ seeks to create models for data collection and analysis, to organise annual collaborative events for its stakeholders, to gather/hold best practices, to match youth with potential employers/mentors post-release, to interface with public stakeholders, to articulate a shared vision, and to access/manage resources for its members.

    The Focus Areas: I. Arts-as-advocacy || Arts-resulting-advocacy

    ● Short term (within 1 year): To organize regular showcasings of work created by/ with youth in detention, both for a general public and for policy makers. These showcasings will function as “covert advocacy” that seeks to battle stigma surrounding incarceration, and to humanize the young people to those who might never interact with them

    ● Medium term (between 1 to 3 years): To develop a mechanism to generate, collate, and analyse data, understanding that the more quantitative information that we can use to showcase the impact of the arts vis-a-vis Juvenile Justice, the more likely policy makers are to respond

    ● Long term (between 3 to 5 years): To work with policy makers so as to implement, in three to five years, one entirely arts-based unit at a youth detention facility in the state. In this “pilot” unit, the arts would be woven into every aspect of the young people’s rehabilitation/ healing, and comparative evaluation frameworks would be designed to look at differences in youth and staff experiences of this approach (compared to the current, non-arts-based model).

    II. Programming across the “Continuum” pre-detention; during detention; pre-release; post-release

    ● Short term: To encourage integration across different arts-based programs that are currently offered within the facilities

    ● Medium term: To develop a multidisciplinary arts-as-activism program for formerly incarcerated or system-impacted youth to create artworks that can operate as tools for policy advocacy, lobbying, and public engagement on national/international levels

    ● Long term: To work toward an Arts-based “Case Management” approach, and to create a team of artist-educators (AEs) who function as “case-managers”, of sorts. These AEs will liaise with organizations who already work with system impacted youth; youth who present as being ‘in risk’ of incarceration. If the young person is subsequently incarcerated, this AE will be present throughout the young person’s time in detention (on their care team) and will guide them through the transition process (pre-release) into a funded arts apprenticeship that they could take on post-release. This paid apprenticeship, it is hoped, will allow the young person to build enough of a skill-base -- through the creation of artistic work; through participation in advocacy and capacity building -- to become “case managers” themselves

    ● Long term: To enhance connectivity with youth after they leave the facilities, there is a possibility of installing technology like Portals in different counties in NM: beginning with the four New Mexican counties in which the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative already has programming in place. The use of this technology is seen as potentially allowing members of ANYJ to remain connected with youth post-release, even if they reside at a geographical distance from the “hub” at which post-release programming is offered.

    III. Training/Capacity building

    ● Short term: To hold trauma/healing informed trainings for the artist-educators (including an emphasis on student centered social competency) and to invite youth alumni from our programs to engage with such training, to speak to best practices from their perspective

    ● Medium term: To design training sessions in which the artists and the facilities’ staff are trained together, and learn how to constructively engage with/ learn from each other

    ● Long term: To design arts-based curricula that might be woven into Criminology and Law programs in the state (in formal programs at Universities and Colleges; but also in other kinds of training avenues that currently exist for police and correctional officers).


    • 2019-05-03
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Conference Room

    Cruces Creatives Presents:

    May Art Ramble First Friday Featuring:


    Henry Hartig

    And Nothing Was the Same




    Opening reception: Friday May 3rd, 5-8:30 PM

    Show will run from May 3- June 3

    205 East Lohman 

    Artist Statement:

    And Nothing Was the Same reflects on our content-saturated and goal-oriented culture by contrasting moments of transition and in-between spaces. My work has reflected on the question of where the self is created, i.e. the notion of being self-made versus that of a product of one’s environment using the body as focal point of this relationship. By extension, the work of this show presents materials that make up the modular systems of urban surroundings including sheetrock, wood, and concrete. It is a reflection on moments of change in life utilizing the material systems that constitute the urban living quarters, which will most certainly always be the same. Meditating on the objects of in-between is a calming practice of appreciating movement and change that, except by poetry, defies definition.


    Artist Bio:

    Henry Hartig was born in Los Angeles and has lived and worked in Las Cruces for seven years, recently earning a BFA from NMSU. Henry sites the LA landscape of wealth disparity and image saturation, and having been raised by two generations of would-be actors, as a primary artistic influence. In addition to exhibiting sculpture around Las Cruces, he has participated in multiple theatrical productions, films, and community organizing. The materials themselves often consist of found object and a foregrounding of rudimentary, otherwise unnoticed, structural materials such as drywall, wood, and concrete. In this way, Henry views his art, both literally and figuratively, as scaffolding that supports social interchange.






    • 2019-05-04
    • 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.


    Free weekly event, 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.


    • 2019-05-04
    • 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. 


    • 2019-05-04
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Conference Room
    • 8
    Register

    New to Cruces Creatives? Looking to join? Just want more information about our location, tools, and opportunities? 

    Attend our Member Orientation

    We'll go in-depth with the mission statement and values of Cruces Creatives, we'll cover the goals and policies, look at the digital systems that members use, and do an in-depth tour of the building looking at tools and spaces.


    • 2019-05-08
    • 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. - 

    • 2019-05-08
    • 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. 


    • 2019-05-09
    • 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.


    Free weekly event, 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.


    • 2019-05-09
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Classroom
    • 12
    Register


    Creative Crits

    Creative Crits is a group where artists, designers, engineers, makers, leaders, anyone can support each other through the process of creating.

    Depending on the group's wants this may be short and small critiques or may be one or more long-crits. You can share work that is in-progress, that needs brainstorming, or is finished.

    Examples of past crits: fine-art paintings, a mural, career path options, branch designs.

    More Information

    What to bring: Yourself and, if you’re sharing a work, bring any materials you need to explain your work and concept. 

    Age: 18+

    When: Second Thursday of each month

    Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

    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. 

    About the facilitator: Lea Wise-Surguy is an award-winning artist who has been shown internationally and specializes in conceptual sculpture and participatory art, and who has worked with and led several community projects including leading the opening of Cruces Creatives. 


    • 2019-05-11
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
    Register

    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

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

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Free weekly event, 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.


    • 2019-05-11
    • 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. 


    • 2019-05-11
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kids Room
    Register

    Need a Mothers Day gift for a loved one? This is a great opportunity to bring in your youngsters to this Mothers Day event to create their own wrap around bracelet. It's a great event especially for those who have more than one child. The children can create their very own unique Jewelry for the special individual in their life.

    We provide the memory wire and all different types of colored beads. One size fits all. You are more than welcome to bring in your own beads as long as it fits the memory wire we provide.  Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.

    Aimed for ages 6-10 and older participants are welcomed. 

    *Children must be accompanied by a adult during this event* 


    Registration and payment must be completed within 15 minutes to confirm your seat reservation.

    • 2019-05-11
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Kids Room
    Register

    Need a Mothers Day gift for a loved one? This is a great opportunity to bring in your youngsters to this Mothers Day event to create their own wrap around bracelet. It's a great event especially for those who have more than one child. The children can create their very own unique Jewelry for the special individual in their life.

    We provide the memory wire and all different types of colored beads. One size fits all. You are more than welcome to bring in your own beads as long as it fits the memory wire we provide.  Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.

    Aimed for ages 6-10 and older participants are welcomed. 

    *Children must be accompanied by an adult during the time of the event*


    Registration and payment must be completed within 15 minutes to confirm your seat reservation.

    • 2019-05-15
    • 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. - 

    • 2019-05-16
    • 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.


    Free weekly event, 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.


    • 2019-05-18
    • 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.


    Free weekly event, 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.