Weekly Class Wrap-Up February 18-22

Calligraphy in the 21st Century A-Z


In part two of Maybelle’s class, students learned the formation of letters M-Z. We also had the chance to try out white ink on black and kraft colored paper, and we got to peek at Maybelle in action while she demonstrated punctuation and symbols.

Collage Workshop


April Walters was back for this months collage class on Tuesday. Each month people come out to get their craftiness on and relieve some stress at the workshops; you’d be surprised at what a pair of scissors, glue, and some creativity can do for your mood. This months prompt was cars and the participants made some great collages like the one above!


Member Mixer


This weeks member mixer featured another mixed cocktail, hello Rootbeer floats with Root liquor, and great chats! It’s always nice to see our members every last Friday when they aren’t heads down working (we love to see that too, though!)

We also pre-viewed the Makeshift video to our members. It’s now live and you can check it out here!

Weekly Class Wrap-Up January 21-25

iPhoneography 201

582287_296680987101543_678140272_nThis was the second installment of Sarah Deragon’s iPhonography series. People attending the class wanted to learn how to utilize iPhone photography for personal use and for their businesses. Even Howard Flax of Flax Art and Design, where many of us have spent our paychecks, came to learn some tips and tricks. Sarah informed students of different iPhone apps to help them improve the pictures taken with their phones. Do you know that you can cross process and double expose images with your phone?! Sarah offers iPhonography classes frequently at Makeshift so be on the look out for more if you want to learn how to improve your iPhonography.

Show and Tell: Branding and Marketing with Personality


Genevieve Brazelton, a branding and social media strategist, taught the second class in her three part workshop . She offered the class to a small group of students in order to focus the content towards their individual business needs.  She helped them to figure out what they are doing differently than their competition. She also focused on identifying their ideal customer who needs and wants what they have to offer.


Artists from Abroad

Sharon Brenner is a local immigration attorney who is passionate about helping individuals from abroad. In this lecture/Q&A session, she gave an overview of the immigration process for foreign artists in various fields who seek to work in the U.S. It was a small audience, so she was able to address specific needs and concerns of the students.

Lydali Mixer


From Ali Price, one half of Lydali,

“We hosted a cocktail party to show off our products that have been occupying the pop-up closet all month, and to bring in lots more that are only for sale online. We served champagne cocktails with St. Germain and berries, and small bites to eat. Makeshift Society was packed all night long, and it was a great time with lots of laughter, music, chatter, and Lydali purchases. We had a blast, and we hope to do it again soon!”


MMS Mixer Sponsored by The Findery


For this months member mixer, we had our first sponsor, The Findery. There was a wonderful turn out, we were glad to see all of your smiling faces. Snacks, wine, beer and even a Gingersnap Arnold Palmer was served, yum. Oh, and also a cake, we can not forget the cake. We love you too, The Findery! Members that have not made it to one yet, be sure to stop by next months mixer. If your interested in sponsoring one of our fun mixers, let us know!

-Ashley & Christina