classes/events

More classes are always being added- keep an eye out here & on our facebook page!

Email us at artisans.exchange@gmail.com to register for classes.  Or send us a message on FB.

Private Crafting Nights Available
Cost determined by project chosen
Instructor: the artisans exchange staff of professional crafters
Contact us to schedule your group for:
Bridal Shower/Bachelorette Party
Girls Night Out
Fundraisers
Birthday Parties
et al
e-mail to request more info

Needlefelted Necklaces
Thursday November 14, 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $35
Instructor: Peg Bourgeois
Students will choose which necklace they prefer to make in class – fall or winter. Instructor Peg Bourgeois will lead participants in how to create the designs. Shared tools are available for use. Students may purchase tool kits to take with them for an additional $10. Students my also purchase a kit to make the necklace they don’t choose to create in class.

Pumpkin Centerpieces
Friday November 15, 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $35
Instructor: Carissa Campbell
Create the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece to grace your table or mantle for the holidays. Students will choose their own silk flowers and ribbon to decorate a faux pumpkin and make a centerpiece that matches their personal style.

Step Up Your Fashion Game Fall Fashion Workshop
Saturday November 16, 12-4pm
Cost: Some Free; $25 for design-a-shirt; $15 for jean distressing
Instructors: Jen Ginty
Join Jen from Defining the Style and The Artisans Exchange for an exciting day of fashion and fun! Fall snacks and drinks will be served.
Spend an afternoon getting tips on the latest styling trends. Use what you learn to turn heads this fall and winter, or to pick the most stylish and current gifts for those on your shopping list.
At this free workshop you can learn how to tie scarves in a variety of ways to complement any outfit. AE has lot of silk, woven, knit and crochet scarves for you to practice with.
You will also learn how to accessorize your wardrobe with AE’s selection of handcrafted jewelry and accessories. Find out which looks are the most up to date and which items pair best with your clothing style.
Get our expert help with shopping for friends and relatives. Tell us about the people on your list and we can help you select the right gifts for them.
Sign up in advance and you can create your own custom t-shirt with a saying of your choice. These t-shirts are so hot right now. Choose from one of our top designs and go home with a new addition to your wardrobe that speaks about you. While the above portions of the workshop are free, custom t-shirts are $25 each if you choose one of our top designs. If one of our top designs isn’t speaking to you, we can create almost any personalized design for an additional $10.
Also available is our workshop in distressing your jeans to repurpose them and bring new life to an old wardrobe staple. Bring a pair of jeans from your closet and learn ways to turn them into something new. The Jeans distressing workshop is $15 and includes the use of our paints and supplies as well as two patches (additional patches can be purchased in the workshop). You may pay for the jeans distressing workshop day of.

Make Your Own Stocking Stuffers – Chocolate Lip Balm & Coffee Scrub
Sunday November 17, 1-3pm
Cost: $35
Instructor: Erica Redner-Danzig of Soapappy
Let’s DIY Stocking Stuffers this holiday season!  Participants will make their won full-size chocolate mint lip balm and heavenly coffee exfoliating body scrub using natural ingredients.  Participants will also leave with some recipe ideas and tips and tricks.
This is also a great mother/daughter class for tweens and older.

Throat Chakra Art Workshop
Thursday November 21, 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $40
Instructor: Kathryn Costa
The throat chakra, Vishuddha in Sanskrit, is the center of communication and expression. When it’s balanced, we communicate clearly, speak our truth, and we’re excellent listeners. Our creativity is expressed through rhythm, music, using our voice, writing, and singing.
When it isn’t balanced we tend to interrupt others, may be shy, tend to gossip, have a difficult time expressing ourselves or a poor communicator. Create throat chakra art to bring a loving awareness to speaking your truth with clarity, confidence, and kindness.
This workshop includes:
***Guided Meditation to relax and let go of daily stresses.
***Checklist to quickly see how your throat chakra is impacting your body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
***Sound healing exercises that supports emotional and physical healing.
***Create art easily using the chakra stencils.
For all levels. Beginners encouraged to attend.
All tools and supplies provided.

Tapas, Tales & Tasting
Friday November 22, 7-9pm
Cost: $45
Catered by Little Pig Party Food
Speaker: Linda Prescott
Celebrate Chelmsford’s history, people and important connections while enjoying catered tapas and a wine tasting! This evening will feature a selection of mouthwatering tapas created and served by Little Pig Party Food as well as a wine tasting from ONEHOPE wines inside the historic 1650’s Millhouse that is now The Artisans Exchange.
Award winning local historian Linda Prescott will present a view of Chelmsford’s impact on the region and nation through highlighting connections between our local figures and the world as well as notable historical figures and their Chelmsford connections.

Write Your First/Next Novel Drop-In Writing Workshop
Sunday November 24, 1-3pm
Cost: $10
Instructors: Rona Gofstein and Sara Marks
Join local authors Rona and Sara for a guided workshop on writing.  This workshop meets monthly but you can join in at any time. It is drop in.  All are welcome.

2nd Annual Center Village Holiday Gift Stroll
Saturday December 7, 10am-6pm
Come out on Saturday December 7th, 10-6 to support your local small businesses in Chelmsford! Support the movement to revitalize Center Village by shopping local!
A stronger economy – A closer community – A great place to live.
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PARKING: Parking is available on street, behind Odd Fellow’s building, Behind Chelmsford Card and gift/Artisans Exchange, and at Summer Street Shops

**We reserve the right to cancel/postpone any class if it is under-enrolled.**