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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).

    • 2019-06-04
    • 2019-06-25
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    • 9
    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. 



    • 2019-06-05
    • 3:30 PM
    • 2019-06-26
    • 4:20 PM
    • 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. 


    • 2019-06-05
    • 4:30 PM
    • 2019-06-26
    • 5:20 PM
    • 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: 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. 


    • 2019-06-06
    • 2019-06-27
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    • 8
    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. 



    • 2019-06-07
    • 5:30 PM
    • 2019-07-01
    • 8:30 PM
    • Conference Room Gallery

    Cruces Creatives Presents:

    June Art Ramble Featuring:

    Bernadette Frerker. Larimar

    Myth-ology Making

    Opening Reception: Friday June 7, 5:30-8:30PM

    Show will run from June 7- July 1

    Artist Statement:

    I am inspired by nature and my environment. I am interested in mysticism as it relates to place.  My vision is an imaginary illusion of equality and peace and the the creation of the figures it will manifest itself into human experience.  My art is focused on ceramic sculpture with some additional materials and functional ceramics.  My  work explores a fantastical world related to the spiritual and divine feminine mystique.  Each piece tells a story not always evident to the viewer.  My work is influenced by feminine images, sculptures and carvings from ancient times and ancient pottery and ceramic figures found throughout the world.  I create human like beings with androgynous or simple forms and references to animal-god forms and mystical creatures.  They are Spirit Dancers that appear to celebrate, contemplate, or begin as journey of reawakening from a memory of a different time and place.  There is a profound connection with the earth and celestial universe.  These images maintain a mysterious origin and provide and opportunity to imagine a different existence where equality and justice are a norm, not a dream.

    Bio:

    Bernadette Frerker Larimar is a ceramics artist known for her psycho-whimisical anthropomorphic sculptures.  Her work is an expression in her love for nature, spirituality and the divine feminine mystique.  She works primarily with ceramics utilizing various slips, underglazes, glazes and lusters.  Her techniques include coil-building and throwing on the wheel and hand building to create human and abstract forms.  She works with earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain.  She currently resides in the high desert of New Mexico and finds she inspired by the stark beauty of her environment.


    • 2019-06-19
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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. - 

    • 2019-06-20
    • 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.


    • 2019-06-20
    • 2019-07-10
    • 2 sessions
    • Conference Room
    Register


    This class will familiarize you with the wide range of shapes & sizes of LED's that are available.

    This is an interactive hand's on class.

    Ages 5+ with parent guardianship

    Free


    • 2019-06-21
    • 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.

    • 2019-06-22
    • 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.


    • 2019-06-22
    • 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. 


    • 2019-06-22
    • 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. 


    • 2019-06-26
    • 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. - 

    • 2019-06-27
    • 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.


    • 2019-06-27
    • 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.

    • 2019-06-28
    • 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.

    • 2019-06-29
    • 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.


    • 2019-06-29
    • 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. 


    • 2019-06-29
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Register

    Come celebrate our first year open!


    So far on the schedule

    • Games
    • Creative Activities (adults and kids)
    • Extra Supply Yard Sale
    • Kids' Toy Drive



    Kids' Toy Drive

    We are looking for several things to help fill the Kid's Room

    -Legos

    -K'nexs

    -Crayons

    -New markers

    -Construction paper

    -Robot kits

    -Moulding Clay 

    -Play Dough

    -Building blocks

    -Mini easels

    -Acrylic / Washable Paint

    -Small aprons



    Look for more details later this year.

    • 2019-06-30
    • 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

    • 2019-07-03
    • 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. - 

    • 2019-07-03
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Audio-Visual 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.


    • 2019-07-05
    • 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.

    • 2019-07-05
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 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

    • 2019-07-05
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register


    Come share your creativity and hear the great original material developed in Las Cruces! Songwriters, poets, storytellers, comics, and more welcome—plus listeners, of course! Signup at 6:30 p.m., start time at 6:45 p.m.

    Cost: Free, with donations welcome

    [Parental alert: some performers may use adult language]

    BYOB


    • 2019-07-06
    • 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.


    • 2019-07-06
    • 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. 


    • 2019-07-09
    • 2019-07-30
    • 4 sessions
    • multipurpose room
    • 10
    Register