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Classes Open to the Public:

    • Tue, May 21, 2024
    • Thu, May 23, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 5
    Registration is closed


    Craft your own wooden frame for a mirror from start to finish in just two sessions! During this class you will learn all the basics of how to create your own wooden frames as well as getting to experience many of the basic tools in the woodshop!

    You'll start with a fresh board during the first session, cut it to size with the table saw, and create a groove for the glass to sit in. Then you'll cut a joint with the miter saw before you will glue up the frame and let them cure until the second session

    During your second session, you'll secure the miter joints before sanding and finishing with oil or lacquer. Finally, you'll finish up your mirror by cutting a plywood backing to hold the mirror in place and attach hardware to hang it. 

    IMPORTANT: Be sure to wear long pants and close toed shoes. We'll provide the rest of the safety gear you'll need. 


    I am an Industrial Designer by degree and a whole animal butcher/farmer by belief. Colombian, born and raised. Moved to the US about 2 years ago. I love working with wood, ceramics, and leather goods, and the warmth they transmit. They bring life to any space. I believe in the importance of craftsmanship and artisanship, skills that are being lost and deserve to be conserved.


    This class is for makers ages 16 years old and older.  Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with questions or comments.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 




    • Tue, May 21, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    Join us to learn about how to turn doing what you love into a business! This class will take you through how to create a sustainable business plan and how to get your business off the ground. Join fellow future or early business owners to learn how to identify your custom base, ways that monetize your product and the benefits of an LLC from a seasoned business owner and instructor.


    Who am I? Isn't that what you want to know? I'm a passionate storyteller who's just as passionate about my family and my friends. I was born in Levittown, New York but moved to Atlanta in 1973 with my family. In 1982 I attended and then graduated in 1985 from Belmont University. I majored in Recording Engineering and Music Business. After graduating, I interned at Studio One in Doraville, Georgia. It was there that I worked with Johnny Van Zant (lead singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd). In 1993 I sold a business to pursue video and story telling. The only thing was I didn't know what story to tell, so I told other's stories. I shared their lives with their families and friends, and along the way I grew into teaching film and video. Teaching was something I never knew I could do-but I excelled and found my passion. and in 2009, I took everything I learned through the years and began teaching film and video at Alpharetta High School. And over the years, our program piled on the accolades, winning 32 Student Production Awards (Student Emmy Awards) from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. I focused on documentaries, teaching students how to uncover a story and dive deep to get the story behind the story! I also helped students learn how to monetize their passion and build a sustainable business. In 2012 I started The Alpharetta Film Academy and began teaching film to students in an Academy style teaching system–that was the beginning of the Winston-Salem Film Academy that I started in 2023. In 2016, I was honored by the Student Television Network as their Teacher of the Year for the entire country! My network had grown nationally as my students got accepted to film schools across the country. And then in 2018, I became an Apple Distinguished Educator. I retired from teaching in Alpharetta, Georgia and relocated with my wife to Winston-Salem in 2022. That same year we started Misner Media and entered and won the Winston-Salem Business Plan Contest. As Misner Media grew, so did my love for giving back to my community. In 2023 I volunteered at the Winston-Salem Street School, teaching entrepreneurship and worked with Alan Shelton at Mixxer to develop a program to teach story-telling and monetization for students in Winston-Salem.

    This class is for makers ages 18 years old and older. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with questions or comments.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 





    • Wed, May 22, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MIXXER | Computer Lab. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 4
    Register


    There are a ton of 3d models that already exist online for free. Sometimes the fastest way to get into complex modeling is to take what is provided and collage it together into something new. We will be going over where to find models, best practices for combing them in blender, and how to make sure they are ready to be 3d printed.


    Hi, I'm Dakota. I went to school for architecture and currently work at a high end furniture design firm running their 3d printers and doing their 3d modeling and rendering. I've worked in a lot of different fields from the building construction industry to city planning. I'm sort of a jack of all trades when it comes to making both with my hands and digitally. My current hobbies are home renovation, cosplay, and building cnc machines. I'm always short on time but I love to brain storm and either get inspired or help inspire others. So come talk to me about your crazy projects!

    *For makers 13 +. Makers under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org for any inquiries.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 

    • Thu, May 23, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MIXXER |1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 6
    Register


    Come learn how to bend and shape wire to create the perfect catch all sculpture! In this class you'll learn the how to create wire sculpture and then mount it to a wooden block to make a fun spring catch all. Perfect to hold jewelry, mail, or display it to enjoy your work of art!

    Note: Some manual dexterity and hand strength is needed to bend and form the wire. 


    Thaddeus Prevette is a sculpture artist who began working with three dimensional objects back in 2016. He graduated from Western Carolina University in 2020 with a BFA in studio art and graduated from East Carolina University with an MFA in sculpture in May of 2023. He participates in public art exhibitions and was commissioned for the design of the ECU 911 Memorial sculpture back in 2021. He works with recycled and repurposed material to create narrative artwork that is influenced by historic and modern mythologies.

    This class is for makers 16 years old and older. 

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 


    • Fri, May 24, 2024
    • Sat, May 25, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • MIXXER |1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 4
    Register


    Come learn how to carve a detailed wooden prop sword! Learn the basics of how to use two of the most popular tools in the woodshop, band saw and belt sander, to create a wooden sword just like your favorite weapon from pop culture or one of your own design.

    You'll work in the woodshop over two sessions making a prop weapon perfect for putting on display or a prop for cosplay. Session one will include a design brainstorming portion before moving into the woodshop to begin forming your sword from a block of wood. Session two will be focused on completing the design details on your sword. At the end of this class, you'll leave with your handmade prop sword and some basics woodworking knowledge!

    Note: Be sure to wear long pants and close toed shoes. We'll provide the rest of the safety gear you'll need.


    Thaddeus Prevette is a sculpture artist who began working with three dimensional objects back in 2016. He graduated from Western Carolina University in 2020 with a BFA in studio art and graduated from East Carolina University with an MFA in sculpture in May of 2023. He participates in public art exhibitions and was commissioned for the design of the ECU 911 Memorial sculpture back in 2021. He works with recycled and repurposed material to create narrative artwork that is influenced by historic and modern mythologies.


    This class is for makers 18 years old and older. Email: workshops@wsmixxer.org with any questions.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 


    • Sat, May 25, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Mixxer Community Makerspace. 1375 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 1
    Register

    Come learn how to use the laser cutter to create your own custom tiles! You will learn all the basics of how to use the software to operate the laser, all the steps to operate the machine, and what websites you can to go in the future to find your own laser cutter projects. At the end of this class you will know how to safely operate Mixxer's CO2 laser and create a weatherproof ceramic tile etched in titanium.

    **If you have a design that you would like to test out in our demonstration, please bring your own flash drive within one of these image formats: DXF, JPEG, or PNG. If you have any questions email underwood.neil@gmail.com

    Space is limited so that you get lots of one-on-one instruction.


    Neil Underwood is a long time member of the local maker community having started the first Hackerspace in Winston Salem back in 2011. He is also one of the North American administrators for the RepRap 3d printing research organization, and has a certificate in electrical engineering. These days Neil is a Graduate of Northern Lights Santa Academy and member of the Fraternal order of Real Beard Santas.

    *For makers ages 13 and up! Makers under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with any questions or comments.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 



    • Sat, May 25, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 2
    Register


    Have you ever wanted to experience molten glass up-close? Wanted to learn the art of glass working but didn't know where to start? Come learn how to melt, manipulate, sculpt and be mesmerized by the world of glass art. Through demonstration and hands on learning, you will learn how to manipulate glass to create a glass marble and a pendant! This class will cover the basics of using a torch to shape your glass and how to create a colorful texture using frit. Come melt some glass with us and maybe find a new passion!

    NOTE: Please be prepared for long periods of standing. Please reach out to workshops@wsmixxer.org for questions about accommodations. Closed toed shoes are required. Please tie back long hair and avoid loose fitting shirt sleeves. 


    Growing up in the heart of North Carolina, I spent most of my life surrounded by two brothers. When I had initially picked up lampworking was around the same time I lost my eldest brother and grandmother back to back. This medium helped me heal, a distraction. I learned that glass is just as fragile as life. I see myself in the reflections of the glass, in the flame that comes from my torch. Teaching me patience that I never had before. Going on 2 years working with a torch, making this my 6th year in the glass community. My goal is to create a safe haven in this class for those seeking a break from reality while exploring a new passion.


    This class is for makers ages 18 years old and older.  Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with questions or comments.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 





    • Sat, May 25, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 10
    Register


    Come learn the basic techniques and skills you will need to start painting beautiful miniatures! In this class you will learn the building blocks you will need to have to build your skills and style for painting in the 3D medium. You will focus on all the basics of the art form including light and shadow, color theory, brush techniques and control which you will use to practice and build your control. We will be painting a full mini of a 2 inch turtle in your choice of colors. 


    For the majority of my life I have been heavily interested in crafts, art and hobbies. I have experience in a lot of different styles and mediums within the hobby space. From the time I was a kid I spent a lot of time learning things that interest me, which has given me experience in woodworking, paper-art, fabrication, painting, 3D printing and even comic book creation. Nerd and geek culture has been a big influence on my life and has pushed my interest in hands on and creative hobbies for decades. Not only do I love finding and learning as many hobbies as possible, but I absolutely love to teach. Sharing my knowledge and being able to support and advance peoples skills and talents within their artistic and creative endeavors is something I am very passionate about. Watching students come in with minimal experience and progress to surpass my abilities is something that gives me a lot of pride and happiness. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge within the hobby space at Mixxer, getting to know the creators and hobbyists, and of course, sharing my knowledge with whoever has an interest in expanding their artistic heights. I look forward to working with all of you. Don't forget to follow my 3D printing, replica, statue and miniature painting account on Instagram @headhuntercustom.

    This class is for makers ages 13 years old and older. All makers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with questions or comments.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 





    • Tue, May 28, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MIXXER |1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 6
    Register


    Come learn how to bend and shape wire to create whimsical critters! Wire sculptures make for great gifts, desk toys and ornamental pieces. In this class you can learn how to make a hermit crab, octopus, or cat out of rebar tie wire

    Note: Some manual dexterity and hand strength is needed to bend and form the wire. 


    Thaddeus Prevette is a sculpture artist who began working with three dimensional objects back in 2016. He graduated from Western Carolina University in 2020 with a BFA in studio art and graduated from East Carolina University with an MFA in sculpture in May of 2023. He participates in public art exhibitions and was commissioned for the design of the ECU 911 Memorial sculpture back in 2021. He works with recycled and repurposed material to create narrative artwork that is influenced by historic and modern mythologies.

    This class is for makers 18 years old and older. 

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 


    • Tue, May 28, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 10
    Register

     

    Join us to get started with creating videos with just your phone! In this class, you will learn how to tell an engaging story, edit with Capcut, and best practices for using audio. You'll be taken through the process of how to edit and export your video (with provided shots) and create your own beautiful shots to get you started on the next video of your own. By the end of the class, you'll have all the basic skills to be on your video production journey!

    At the end of the class, you'll also have a list of free and paid resources to enhance your production! 


    Who am I? Isn't that what you want to know? I'm a passionate storyteller who's just as passionate about my family and my friends. I was born in Levittown, New York but moved to Atlanta in 1973 with my family. In 1982 I attended and then graduated in 1985 from Belmont University. I majored in Recording Engineering and Music Business. After graduating, I interned at Studio One in Doraville, Georgia. It was there that I worked with Johnny Van Zant (lead singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd). In 1993 I sold a business to pursue video and story telling. The only thing was I didn't know what story to tell, so I told other's stories. I shared their lives with their families and friends, and along the way I grew into teaching film and video. Teaching was something I never knew I could do-but I excelled and found my passion. and in 2009, I took everything I learned through the years and began teaching film and video at Alpharetta High School. And over the years, our program piled on the accolades, winning 32 Student Production Awards (Student Emmy Awards) from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. I focused on documentaries, teaching students how to uncover a story and dive deep to get the story behind the story! I also helped students learn how to monetize their passion and build a sustainable business. In 2012 I started The Alpharetta Film Academy and began teaching film to students in an Academy style teaching system–that was the beginning of the Winston-Salem Film Academy that I started in 2023. In 2016, I was honored by the Student Television Network as their Teacher of the Year for the entire country! My network had grown nationally as my students got accepted to film schools across the country. And then in 2018, I became an Apple Distinguished Educator. I retired from teaching in Alpharetta, Georgia and relocated with my wife to Winston-Salem in 2022. That same year we started Misner Media and entered and won the Winston-Salem Business Plan Contest. As Misner Media grew, so did my love for giving back to my community. In 2023 I volunteered at the Winston-Salem Street School, teaching entrepreneurship and worked with Alan Shelton at Mixxer to develop a program to teach story-telling and monetization for students in Winston-Salem.

    This class is for makers ages 18 years old and older. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with questions or comments.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 





    • Wed, May 29, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MIXXER | Computer Lab. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 2
    Register


    Come learn the basics of 3D modeling in Blender (current version). This class will acquaint you with the user interface and teach you to use the most common modeling techniques. A perfect prerequisite for making your own models for 3D printing and beyond! 


    Hi, I'm Dakota. I went to school for architecture and currently work at a high end furniture design firm running their 3d printers and doing their 3d modeling and rendering. I've worked in a lot of different fields from the building construction industry to city planning. I'm sort of a jack of all trades when it comes to making both with my hands and digitally. My current hobbies are home renovation, cosplay, and building cnc machines. I'm always short on time but I love to brain storm and either get inspired or help inspire others. So come talk to me about your crazy projects!

    *This class is for makers 13+. Makers under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org for any inquiries.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 

    • Thu, May 30, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MIXXER |1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 2
    Register


    Come make a printed patch perfect to customize any piece of clothing! In this class you'll get to learn about the process of using the laser cutter to etch your own wooden stamp before printing it onto fabric. Sew your patches onto jackets, hide the stains on your favorite jeans, or use it to mend worn down clothes! 

    We will have several designs to choose from or you can bring your own design!  If you bring your own design, please ensure that it will fit in a 3x3 inch square, is a black and white image with thick lines, and is either a png, jpg, svg, or dxf file type.  

    Please wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty as you might get ink on yourself. 


    Savannah Shanley (she/her) joined the Mixxer staff as Events Manager in May of 2023 after graduating from Salem College. She loves all kinds of creative mediums including painting and printmaking but her biggest passion is the art of quiltmaking and fiber arts. She loves helping others to learn and share their creativity with the world. Stop by to say hello whenever you're at Mixxer!

    This workshop is for makers 12 years old and older! Makers under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with any questions or comments.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 


    • Thu, May 30, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MIXXER |1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 10
    Register


    Discover the art of macramé in our hands-on plant hanger class, where you'll learn the foundational knots and techniques to create your very own piece of hanging greenery. This workshop is perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike, offering a relaxing environment to connect with fellow crafters, and add a touch of bohemian flair to your home decor.

    By the end of this class you'll leave with your own hanger with a flower pot included and all the knowledge you need to get you started on your macramé journey!


    Meet your Instructor! 

    Hello, I'm Kaitlin Page, a Winston-Salem native with a rich family history in craftsmanship, thanks to my grandfather who taught shop at Parkland High School for over 20 years. My upbringing instilled in me a deep appreciation for the art of creating, which has led me to my passion for macramé. In addition to my love for crafting, I am the proud owner of a unique, creativity-based marketing company called Lotus Marketing. I'm thrilled to share my passion for macramé with our community through my upcoming workshop. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, I look forward to guiding you in creating beautiful, handcrafted pieces and sharing the sense of accomplishment that comes with crafting something unique. Let's embark on this creative journey together and knot our way to lasting memories!

    This workshop is for makers 9 years old and older! Makers under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with any questions or comments.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 


    • Fri, May 31, 2024
    • Sat, June 01, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 5
    Register


    Craft your own wooden frame for a mirror from start to finish in just two sessions! During this class you will learn all the basics of how to create your own wooden frames as well as getting to experience many of the basic tools in the woodshop!

    You'll start with a fresh board during the first session, cut it to size with the table saw, and create a groove for the glass to sit in. Then you'll cut a joint with the miter saw before you will glue up the frame and let them cure until the second session

    During your second session, you'll secure the miter joints before sanding and finishing with oil or lacquer. Finally, you'll finish up your mirror by cutting a plywood backing to hold the mirror in place and attach hardware to hang it. 

    IMPORTANT: Be sure to wear long pants and close toed shoes. We'll provide the rest of the safety gear you'll need. 


    I am an Industrial Designer by degree and a whole animal butcher/farmer by belief. Colombian, born and raised. Moved to the US about 2 years ago. I love working with wood, ceramics, and leather goods, and the warmth they transmit. They bring life to any space. I believe in the importance of craftsmanship and artisanship, skills that are being lost and deserve to be conserved.


    This class is for makers ages 16 years old and older.  Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with questions or comments.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 




    • Sat, June 01, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MIXXER |1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 2
    Register


    Learn the art of rug tufting and create your very own customized rug! You'll take ANY preapproved image and craft it a unique 3 x 3 ft rug all on your own. This class will guide you through the process of tufting with a tufting gun, creating an even texture, and gluing on your backing fabric. Please be ready to come back the next day to pick up your rug after the glue has dried. 

    Please send an image to workshops@wsmixxer.org you wish to use for your rug 3-7 days before the workshop to ensure your chosen image will work for rug tufting.


    I learn things, and try to teach others.

    This workshop is for makers 16 years old and older! Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with any questions or comments.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 


    • Tue, June 04, 2024
    • Thu, June 06, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 5
    Register


    Craft your own wooden frame for a mirror from start to finish in just two sessions! During this class you will learn all the basics of how to create your own wooden frames as well as getting to experience many of the basic tools in the woodshop!

    You'll start with a fresh board during the first session, cut it to size with the table saw, and create a groove for the glass to sit in. Then you'll cut a joint with the miter saw before you will glue up the frame and let them cure until the second session

    During your second session, you'll secure the miter joints before sanding and finishing with oil or lacquer. Finally, you'll finish up your mirror by cutting a plywood backing to hold the mirror in place and attach hardware to hang it. 

    IMPORTANT: Be sure to wear long pants and close toed shoes. We'll provide the rest of the safety gear you'll need. 


    I am an Industrial Designer by degree and a whole animal butcher/farmer by belief. Colombian, born and raised. Moved to the US about 2 years ago. I love working with wood, ceramics, and leather goods, and the warmth they transmit. They bring life to any space. I believe in the importance of craftsmanship and artisanship, skills that are being lost and deserve to be conserved.


    This class is for makers ages 16 years old and older.  Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with questions or comments.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 




    • Wed, June 05, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MIXXER | Computer Lab. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 4
    Register


    The next step in your 3D modeling mastery! We'll be covering one of the most useful tools for streamlining impressive models without going about it the hard way (speaking from experience). Displacement mapping can be tricky and a firm grasp of the basics will help a lot for this class. By the end of the class you'll have modeled your own cookie cutter! 


    Hi, I'm Dakota. I went to school for architecture and currently work at a high end furniture design firm running their 3d printers and doing their 3d modeling and rendering. I've worked in a lot of different fields from the building construction industry to city planning. I'm sort of a jack of all trades when it comes to making both with my hands and digitally. My current hobbies are home renovation, cosplay, and building cnc machines. I'm always short on time but I love to brain storm and either get inspired or help inspire others. So come talk to me about your crazy projects!

    *For makers 13 +. Makers under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org for any inquiries.

    Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 

    • Wed, June 05, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • 9
    Register

      At this meetup, you’ll get an introduction to the most widely used chainmail pattern and learn the first steps to making a bracelet, or continue work on your own chainmail project with the instructor present.

      Whether you’re gearing up to fight on the battlefield or having a night on the town, chainmail has provided a durable medium for adornment and protection for over a millennia. 

       Material and tools provided. All you have to do is bring yourself, your curiosity, and a friend!



      Drew Whitehurst is four-year Burlington to W-S transplant and lifelong crafter and fidgeter. Drew got into making chainmail and LARP props in 2010 and never looked back.

      Through the years Drew has sold pieces at fairs and markets, taken personal commissions and worked as official prop and set-builder for various LARPS and theater companies. Come learn stuff and make stuff with Drew at MIXXER!

      This class is for makers 14 years old and older! Makers under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org  with any questions or comments.

      Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations. Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date.


      • Thu, June 06, 2024
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • MIXXER |1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
      • 10
      Register


      Discover the art of macramé in our hands-on plant hanger class, where you'll learn the foundational knots and techniques to create your very own piece of hanging greenery. This workshop is perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike, offering a relaxing environment to connect with fellow crafters, and add a touch of bohemian flair to your home decor.

      By the end of this class you'll leave with your own hanger with a flower pot included and all the knowledge you need to get you started on your macramé journey!


      Meet your Instructor! 

      Hello, I'm Kaitlin Page, a Winston-Salem native with a rich family history in craftsmanship, thanks to my grandfather who taught shop at Parkland High School for over 20 years. My upbringing instilled in me a deep appreciation for the art of creating, which has led me to my passion for macramé. In addition to my love for crafting, I am the proud owner of a unique, creativity-based marketing company called Lotus Marketing. I'm thrilled to share my passion for macramé with our community through my upcoming workshop. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, I look forward to guiding you in creating beautiful, handcrafted pieces and sharing the sense of accomplishment that comes with crafting something unique. Let's embark on this creative journey together and knot our way to lasting memories!

      This workshop is for makers 9 years old and older! Makers under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with any questions or comments.

      Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 


      • Fri, June 07, 2024
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • MIXXER |1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
      • 6
      Register

      Join us to learn the basics of creating copper wire jewelry with this adorable snake pendant! In this class you'll learn how to bend and shape a single piece of copper into an intricate snake. Leave wearing your brand new pendant necklace! 

      Note: Some manual dexterity and hand strength is needed to bend and form the wire. 


      Thaddeus Prevette is a sculpture artist who began working with three dimensional objects back in 2016. He graduated from Western Carolina University in 2020 with a BFA in studio art and graduated from East Carolina University with an MFA in sculpture in May of 2023. He participates in public art exhibitions and was commissioned for the design of the ECU 911 Memorial sculpture back in 2021. He works with recycled and repurposed material to create narrative artwork that is influenced by historic and modern mythologies.

      This class is for makers 16 years old and older. 

      Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 


      • Sat, June 08, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
      • 5
      Register


      Craft your own charcuterie board from scratch to finish! You'll learn how to take a Red Grandis board turn it into a perfectly shaped charcuterie board with a leather strap. 

      In this class you'll learn to use different tools like a table saw, router, planer, jointer, craft knife, and drill. You'll leave with a board that you've sanded and applied food safe finish that you can use for all your hosting events to come!

      IMPORTANT: Be sure to wear long pants and close toed shoes. We'll provide the rest of the safety gear you'll need.  Email workshops@wsmixxer.org with questions. 



      I am an Industrial Designer by degree and a whole animal butcher/farmer by belief. Colombian, born and raised. Moved to the US about 2 years ago. I love working with wood, ceramics, and leather goods, and the warmth they transmit. They bring life to any space. I believe in the importance of craftsmanship and artisanship, skills that are being lost and deserve to be conserved.


      This class is for makers ages 18 years old and older.  Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with questions or comments.

      Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 




      • Sat, June 08, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
      • 10
      Register


      Come learn the basic techniques and skills you will need to start painting beautiful miniatures! In this class you will learn the building blocks you will need to have to build your skills and style for painting in the 3D medium. You will focus on all the basics of the art form including light and shadow, color theory, brush techniques and control which you will use to practice and build your control. We will be painting a full mini of a 2 inch turtle in your choice of colors. 


      For the majority of my life I have been heavily interested in crafts, art and hobbies. I have experience in a lot of different styles and mediums within the hobby space. From the time I was a kid I spent a lot of time learning things that interest me, which has given me experience in woodworking, paper-art, fabrication, painting, 3D printing and even comic book creation. Nerd and geek culture has been a big influence on my life and has pushed my interest in hands on and creative hobbies for decades. Not only do I love finding and learning as many hobbies as possible, but I absolutely love to teach. Sharing my knowledge and being able to support and advance peoples skills and talents within their artistic and creative endeavors is something I am very passionate about. Watching students come in with minimal experience and progress to surpass my abilities is something that gives me a lot of pride and happiness. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge within the hobby space at Mixxer, getting to know the creators and hobbyists, and of course, sharing my knowledge with whoever has an interest in expanding their artistic heights. I look forward to working with all of you. Don't forget to follow my 3D printing, replica, statue and miniature painting account on Instagram @headhuntercustom.

      This class is for makers ages 13 years old and older. All makers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with questions or comments.

      Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 





      • Tue, June 11, 2024
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
      • 9
      Register


       Come explore how to use a variety of social media platforms for your business! In this class you'll learn about the basics of Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube and how to create videos that are perfect for each platform. Learn all of the basics of how to set up your accounts, create your branding, and how to use your phone to create amazing video to jumpstart your social media pages. 

      By the end of the class you'll leave with a list of free and paid tools that will enhance the production of social media content.


      Who am I? Isn't that what you want to know? I'm a passionate storyteller who's just as passionate about my family and my friends. I was born in Levittown, New York but moved to Atlanta in 1973 with my family. In 1982 I attended and then graduated in 1985 from Belmont University. I majored in Recording Engineering and Music Business. After graduating, I interned at Studio One in Doraville, Georgia. It was there that I worked with Johnny Van Zant (lead singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd). In 1993 I sold a business to pursue video and story telling. The only thing was I didn't know what story to tell, so I told other's stories. I shared their lives with their families and friends, and along the way I grew into teaching film and video. Teaching was something I never knew I could do-but I excelled and found my passion. and in 2009, I took everything I learned through the years and began teaching film and video at Alpharetta High School. And over the years, our program piled on the accolades, winning 32 Student Production Awards (Student Emmy Awards) from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. I focused on documentaries, teaching students how to uncover a story and dive deep to get the story behind the story! I also helped students learn how to monetize their passion and build a sustainable business. In 2012 I started The Alpharetta Film Academy and began teaching film to students in an Academy style teaching system–that was the beginning of the Winston-Salem Film Academy that I started in 2023. In 2016, I was honored by the Student Television Network as their Teacher of the Year for the entire country! My network had grown nationally as my students got accepted to film schools across the country. And then in 2018, I became an Apple Distinguished Educator. I retired from teaching in Alpharetta, Georgia and relocated with my wife to Winston-Salem in 2022. That same year we started Misner Media and entered and won the Winston-Salem Business Plan Contest. As Misner Media grew, so did my love for giving back to my community. In 2023 I volunteered at the Winston-Salem Street School, teaching entrepreneurship and worked with Alan Shelton at Mixxer to develop a program to teach story-telling and monetization for students in Winston-Salem.

      This class is for makers ages 18 years old and older. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with questions or comments.

      Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 





      • Wed, June 12, 2024
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • MIXXER | Computer Lab. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
      • 4
      Register


      Come learn the basics of 3D modeling in Blender (current version). This class will acquaint you with the user interface and teach you to use the most common modeling techniques. A perfect prerequisite for making your own models for 3D printing and beyond! 


      Hi, I'm Dakota. I went to school for architecture and currently work at a high end furniture design firm running their 3d printers and doing their 3d modeling and rendering. I've worked in a lot of different fields from the building construction industry to city planning. I'm sort of a jack of all trades when it comes to making both with my hands and digitally. My current hobbies are home renovation, cosplay, and building cnc machines. I'm always short on time but I love to brain storm and either get inspired or help inspire others. So come talk to me about your crazy projects!

      *This class is for makers 13+. Makers under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org for any inquiries.

      Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 

      • Wed, June 12, 2024
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • MIXXER |1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
      • 8
      Register


      Learn how to create a dazzling rainbow effect on wood and create a rainbow tone picture frame! In this class we will review how to create a rainbow finish. This style can be recreated on most hardwoods, but for the purposes of this class we will be working on pre-assembled wooden picture frames. This look uses several techniques: shou sugi ban inspired wood burning, colored stain application, and traditional wood sealing. You’ll be taking home a finished 8” x 6” picture frame that can hold a 4” x 6” photo, as well as the knowledge of how to apply the technique to other objects.

      When using stains, there's always the risk of accidentally getting some on your clothes. Please wear something that you don't mind this happening to. Refrain from wearing loose clothes, and keep long hair tied back.



      With a background in mathematics, studio art, and architecture, Justyna uses her training to explore a variety of creative mediums. Justyna and her husband Dakota have been members at Mixxer since shortly after it was founded. See some of her work at www.bernackidesign.com

      Makers under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Email: workshops@wsmixxer.org with any questions.

      Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 


      • Thu, June 13, 2024
      • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
      • 8
      Register


      Drop into MIXXER between 4 PM and 6 PM with your sewing machine and sewing project questions!

      Wondering what all those dials and buttons do on your home machine? Bring it in and ask Mixxer's resident expert. Learn basic sewing machine technology and make and take home a template of your machine's stitches and settings. You'll also learn to adjust for different stitches and fabrics. Any sewing project questions? Bring them in too and collaborate with fellow sewing geeks and friends!

      ***Don't forget to bring your machine

      and any attachments and documentation you have and sewing projects!***






      MIXXER's own June Jones has been sharing her expertise and knowledge to members and offering a friendly hand in all their sewing projects. June has been sewing for as long as she can remember. Having had an established career as an electronics technician and running a business focused on sewing machine repairs, June can skillfully assess your machine and give you guidance in all its stitches and settings. Come by and learn stuff about your sewing machine!


      Makers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at Mixxer Community Makerspace. For any questions please reach out to workshops@wsmixxer.org. 


      Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 

      • Thu, June 13, 2024
      • Sat, June 15, 2024
      • 2 sessions
      • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
      • 5
      Register


      Craft your own wooden frame for a mirror from start to finish in just two sessions! During this class you will learn all the basics of how to create your own wooden frames as well as getting to experience many of the basic tools in the woodshop!

      You'll start with a fresh board during the first session, cut it to size with the table saw, and create a groove for the glass to sit in. Then you'll cut a joint with the miter saw before you will glue up the frame and let them cure until the second session

      During your second session, you'll secure the miter joints before sanding and finishing with oil or lacquer. Finally, you'll finish up your mirror by cutting a plywood backing to hold the mirror in place and attach hardware to hang it. 

      IMPORTANT: Be sure to wear long pants and close toed shoes. We'll provide the rest of the safety gear you'll need. 


      I am an Industrial Designer by degree and a whole animal butcher/farmer by belief. Colombian, born and raised. Moved to the US about 2 years ago. I love working with wood, ceramics, and leather goods, and the warmth they transmit. They bring life to any space. I believe in the importance of craftsmanship and artisanship, skills that are being lost and deserve to be conserved.


      This class is for makers ages 16 years old and older.  Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with questions or comments.

      Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 




      • Thu, June 13, 2024
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • MIXXER |1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
      • 5
      Register


      Join us to learn the basics of creating copper wire jewelry with these fun copper rings! In this class you'll learn how to bend and shape the copper wire to perfectly fit your finger for the perfect ring set. Leave with a set of two to four rings!

      Note: Some manual dexterity and hand strength is needed to bend and form the wire. 


      Thaddeus Prevette is a sculpture artist who began working with three dimensional objects back in 2016. He graduated from Western Carolina University in 2020 with a BFA in studio art and graduated from East Carolina University with an MFA in sculpture in May of 2023. He participates in public art exhibitions and was commissioned for the design of the ECU 911 Memorial sculpture back in 2021. He works with recycled and repurposed material to create narrative artwork that is influenced by historic and modern mythologies.

      This class is for makers 16 years old and older. 

      Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 


      • Sat, June 15, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • MIXXER |1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
      • 2
      Register


      Learn the art of rug tufting and create your very own customized rug! You'll take ANY preapproved image and craft it a unique 3 x 3 ft rug all on your own. This class will guide you through the process of tufting with a tufting gun, creating an even texture, and gluing on your backing fabric. Please be ready to come back the next day to pick up your rug after the glue has dried. 

      Please send an image to workshops@wsmixxer.org you wish to use for your rug 3-7 days before the workshop to ensure your chosen image will work for rug tufting.


      I learn things, and try to teach others.

      This workshop is for makers 16 years old and older! Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org with any questions or comments.

      Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 


      • Wed, June 19, 2024
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • MIXXER | Computer Lab. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
      • 4
      Register


      There are a ton of 3d models that already exist online for free. Sometimes the fastest way to get into complex modeling is to take what is provided and collage it together into something new. We will be going over where to find models, best practices for combing them in blender, and how to make sure they are ready to be 3d printed.


      Hi, I'm Dakota. I went to school for architecture and currently work at a high end furniture design firm running their 3d printers and doing their 3d modeling and rendering. I've worked in a lot of different fields from the building construction industry to city planning. I'm sort of a jack of all trades when it comes to making both with my hands and digitally. My current hobbies are home renovation, cosplay, and building cnc machines. I'm always short on time but I love to brain storm and either get inspired or help inspire others. So come talk to me about your crazy projects!

      *For makers 13 +. Makers under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please email workshops@wsmixxer.org for any inquiries.

      Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date.