“Classy” Experiences in Luray

Classes are just a fun way of gathering in a social manner and creating or experiencing something together.” These words of wisdom were spoken by Luray resident Jane Bull recently as we discussed the educational and social aspects of classroom learning.

Winter is a great time to learn a new skill! I was surprised by the variety of one day workshops, drop in classes or private party options that a small, rural town like Luray offers. So here is a quick list of the businesses where you can find them. If I left something out please email me and I will post it on the Facebook page.

Remember, during the winter we are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am-5pm. We are always happy to open or teach a class by appointment on the other days, please email us to set it up. If it has recently snowed, please call 540-743-5810 to make sure someone was able to make it into the shop.

One more thing. The greatest compliment you can give us is to share this newsletter. If you think any of your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers might enjoy visiting Luray, please forward this newsletter to them. You’ll be doing us and them a favor!

Have a blessed and creative week!

“Classy” Fun in Luray

FREE classes and events are the best kind, and here at Shenandoah Moon we offer several.

  • Our casual Sit & Knit (and crochet) is open to everyone who does handwork, this friendly group meets in our classroom (usually) the third Saturday of each month from 11am-1pm.
  • Free Essential Oils classes are usually the third Saturday of each month at 1pm. Taught by doTERRA consultant Gail Smith of Culpeper, the sessions often feature special topics including family health, oils for pets, or natural cleaning. Everyone is invited, just show up and join the fun!

We have been working on some great NEW classes at Shenandoah Moon, including a crochet, bracelet, and ring class! Be sure to see the class schedule below for all our upcoming classes.

These other businesses offer one-day workshops or private parties for more “classy” fun in Luray! ALL of the classes require pre-registration except for most of the FOCUS meetings, which are free.

Basket Making Classes
Learn basket making and make a different basket once a month on a Friday morning with Karen & Kim from Waynesboro. Call 540-292-1669 or email knkcreations@newhopetel.net for details.

Cathie Miranda Pottery Lady
Rolling up your sleeves is just half the fun of making pottery with Cathie. Grab your friends or family and create a masterpiece in clay. Various options available, contact Cathie at 540-743-9500 or www.potteryladyluray.com

FOCUS Mindfulness & Meditation
FOCUS members meet weekly from 9:30-10:45am on Saturdays, with distinguished guest speakers every second Saturday. Email gladysmcnemar@gmail.com or call 540-244-0870.

Hawksbill Trading Company
Hawksbill’s artists share their expertise in workshops including wreath making, cookie decorating, sewing, and essential oils. See Www.Hawksbilltradingcompany.org or call 540-743-1819.

Healing Oasis of Luray
Pamper yourself and your loved ones with Spa Day! Ideal for celebrating a special birthday, a bachelorette party, girl’s night or mother-daughter day out! Call 540-743-4680 or go to www.Lurayhealingoasis.com.

Luray Page County Chamber of Commerce
Our local Chamber sponsors Sip & Create workshops on painting, cooking and other topics. Visit www.luraypage.com or call 540-743-3915.

Luray Zoo
This rescue zoo offers interactive Discovery Tours for groups of up to eight, and discounts for groups of 20 or more. Call 540-743-4113 or visit www.Lurayzoo.com.

Page Valley Music & Art
Build a Painting Art Studio with Nancy on Mondays at 1pm. Page Valley Music & Art Facebook page or call 540-743-7773.

Shenandoah Moon
You can book a private party of any of our classes with three or more participants. Topics include t-shirt painting, tie dyeing, silk scarf dyeing, earrings, necklaces, leather bracelets, felted flowers or scarves, needle felting, polymer clay, and more. Email or call info@shenandoahmoon.com or 540-743-5810.

Shenandoah Moon Class Schedule

Pre-registration is required for these classes. Please sign up early to reserve your spot.

Earring Making Essentials
Thursday, February 2, 2-4pm
$25 includes materials to make two pair earrings
Learn the basics of earring making in this introductory class, using your choice of gemstone, crystal or glass beads. This technique can also be used to make pendants and embellish chain necklaces or bracelets with dangles.

Introduction to Knitting with Carol Lawrence
Saturday, February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 11am-12:30pm
$48 for 4 sessions
Learn to cast on, knit, purl, cast off, and seam as Carol helps you create a pair of fingerless gloves. If you want to learn to knit and these dates don’t work for you, please email or call the shop and we will work to put together a class at a different time.

New! Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Beaded Wrap BraceletSunday, February 5, 12noon-2pm
$15 plus $8-$12 in supplies
Learn how to make a trendy beaded wrap bracelet with your choice of beads and cord. These bracelets are so easy and fun to make
that you’ll want to make several of them!

New! Introduction to Crochet with Chis Nestor
Thursday, Feb 9, 16, 23, & Mar 2, 11am-12noon
$48 for 4 sessions
Learn how to chain, single crochet, double crochet and read a pattern, and choose and complete a beginning project of your choice.

New! Flutterby Earrings
Friday, February 10, 4-6pm
$25 includes all supplies
By popular request! Now you can make your
own pair of gorgeous, colorful Flutterby earrings.
The creative possibilities are endless!

Necklace or Bracelet Making Essentials
Saturday, March 4, 2-4pm
$15 plus supplies
Explore the secrets of design as you learn to string and finish necklace or bracelet using your favorite gemstones or beads.

New! Wire Rings
Friday, March 10, 10am-12noon
$25 for 2 rings, all supplies included
You’ll learn to make two different types of wire rings, check out our Facebook Page in a few weeks for photos.

Introduction to Wire Work
Thursday, March 16, 2-4pm
$25 includes all supplies
Expand your jewelry making skills as you create eye pins, paddle pins, coil beads, jump rings, french ear wires, spirals, bead cages and more.

New! Braided Rondell Bracelet
Sunday, March 19, 12noon-2pm
$15 plus supplies
Learn to make a bracelet with flattened oval beads called “rondells” and jump rings! Make it classy or earthy, you choose!