Jewelry, Classes, and a Creative Connection

DIY Pochade Box

For a class taught at the beautiful Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum, I created an inexpensive pochade box for artists new to plein air painting. Those students received the conversion kit to transform a Hobby Lobby paint set into this wonderfully small and handy
pochade box. 

Download the free PDF with complete instructions, and supply list. Enjoy!

It’s beginning to feel a lot like…normal
Jewelry Designer’s Dream Templates
Une Table Pour Une Personne
Your Place is Prepared, Please Come!

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Apparently I am a snow bird of creative focus— I switch to painting in the indoor months, and migrate to my jewelry studio every April.

I have finally completed an 8 video foundational watercolor painting series.

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Summer is filling up! Sign up for classes through the CLASSES menu, through Community Ed, or buy ahead for FALL with a gift card.

Order classes for fall now to make sure you get this season’s best price!

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, BEGIN IT. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

John Anster

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“I recommend this class or any class with Natalie at Joe’s garage! It was an amazing experience and fun activity where I have a great souvenir to take home with me as well as the memories.”

Get ELEMENTAL with friends and like-minded creatives. In the vibe at JOE’S Garage you will feel unleashed, and equipped to go beyond your expectations.


Make your dreams, learn the skills and techniques to solder, form, and build in this medium. The satisfaction of working an annealed wire, watching the mercury-like spread of flowing solder, or quenching glowing sterling cannot be described…
…anywhere but here!

Find a friend, engage a group! 
Bring your work friends, bridal party, siblings, or bestie to JOE’S Garage for an entertaining activity they will remember as long as the fine silver, sterling silver, or copper creation they make. Most classes can be completed in about 2 hours. Choose from elemental metals like copper and silver for beautiful lasting memories.

After taking a look at some of the class options I encourage you to give me your thoughts. Let’s design your perfect class!

Calendar of eVENTs and ClasseS

As part of the Garage’s intent to connect creatives, and foster all varieties of right-brained activities in the Sioux Falls area, look here for happenings to spark your inner artist.


CALENDAR of events and classes
CONTACT me about groups, scholarships, and special pricing, and feedback =]
Current CLASSES with photos and descriptions. Store Editor
Register for a CommEd Class taught by Natalie. Instructor Access
Complete Community Education Catalog PDF. All Classes