Tanglewood Works Classes, Happenings and 2015 Holiday Events

By Editorial Team on November 18, 2015
Tanglewood Works Classes
Tanglewood Works Classes
Photo courtesy of Tanglewood Works.

Tanglewood Works (TWW) is an innovative upcycling, creative, green business located in the historic Port Towns area of Prince George’s County, MD. TWW’s mission is to create upcycled furniture, home goods, art and gifts by combining the principles of sustainability and recycling with art.

Tanglewood Works announces its class schedule and holiday events for November – December 2015 at its shop in Edmonston, MD and its studio makerspace in Mount Rainier, MD. Highlights include:

  1. Sale on all DIY classes
  2. Free December DIY Demos
  3. Announcing the new DIY blog and Tanglewood TV
  4. Green Gift Friday and Small Business Saturday events

Be sure to check out the website for the most up-to-date list of events and classes: tanglewoodworks.com.

1. Tanglewood Works DIY Class Schedule and SALE
Starting in October and continuing through the rest of 2015, all Tanglewood Works DIY classes are on sale for $49 – $69; a significant savings from the regular class prices of $125 – $175. Class descriptions can be found online at: tanglewoodworks.com/diy-classes

Sue Mondeel, Senior Dumpster Diva, wants to help teach others to repurpose and upcycle like a pro. Sue says, “At Tanglewood Works, we want to help as many of you as we can freshen up your DIY skills and teach you how to create your very own green gifts for the holiday season.” But don’t wait, at these sale prices classes are filling quickly!”

Class Schedule: (http://www.tanglewoodworks.com/diy-classes/)

BYOB DIY Chalk Paint 101 Party
Friday, November 20: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Have you always wanted to try making and using your own chalk paint, but don’t even know where to begin? Online tutorials are a good start, but leave a lot of questions unanswered. Sue to the rescue!
Sue uses salvaged paint and will show you numerous recipes for creating the perfect texture for your own project. Sue will cover choosing and mixing paint, brush technique, basic distressing techniques and how to choose a sealant for your finished piece.
Taught by Sue

BYOB DIY Image Transfer Party
Wednesday,Dec 2nd: 7:00 – 9:00 pm & Wednesday, December 2: 7:00 – 9:30 pm
In this class, you will learn multiple techniques for transferring images onto wood and even fabric. Prior to class, Sue will take your own personal images and prep them for transfer, so that each participant gets to leave with a finished, personalized piece of their very own!
Taught by Sue

Advanced Paint Techniques
Monday,December 7th, 2015: 6:30-9:30pm
Now that you know how to mix it up “Chalk Style,” Sue’s gonna show you all the ways you can use chalk paint to enhance your furniture. She will be showing you different techniques to get layered color effects, how to create a natural distressed look, and how to get a real chippy look. She will also go into depth on finishes for your piece, including wax, dark wax, oils and glazes. Sue will help you find the right product for the effect that you would like to create.
Taught by Sue
Prerequisite: DIY Chalk Paint 101

2. FREE December DIY Demos
All throughout December, Sue Mondeel, Senior Dumpster Diva, will be hosting FREE DIY demos at the Tanglewood Works Shop in Edmonston, MD. Enjoy these informative, creative 1-hour demos while partaking in light refreshments and perusing the holiday gift offerings at Tanglewood Works. Complete details for these FREE DIY demos will be posted to the Tanglewood Works website soon.

Make Your Own Mercury Glass
Wednesday, December 9: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Taught by Sue

Make Your Own “Blown Glass” Ornaments
Wednesday, December 16: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Taught by Sue

3. Announcing the new DIY blog and Tanglewood TV
Breaking News: introducing Tanglewood Works’ new DIY blog and YouTube channel, Tanglewood TV! Sue Mondeel, Senior Dumpster Diva, and the entire Tanglewood Works Team have responded to the near continuous stream of queries asking such questions as: “How do you do this? Can you teach me? Where can I find things? What’s new in the shop this week?” Sue and her team are delighted to be a part of the rapidly expanding upcycle and recycle art scene. In order to help as many others in the DIY community learn how they too can join the upcycling movement, Tanglewood Works is now blogging and creating videos about all the unique and innovative ways everyone can turn trash into treasure. Sue Mondeel says: “Our new DIY blog will feature content about painting, salvaging, business building, decorating, gardening and basically whatever our fans would like to learn about.”

Tanglewood Works Blog: http://www.tanglewoodworks.com/blog/

Tanglewood Works YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ0EpOO2g9IxdEDScch-0qA/feed

4. GREEN Gift Friday and Small Business Saturday events
Keep your holiday shopping green this year while supporting small, local business by shopping at Tanglewood Works for seasonal gifts. The official start of the holiday gift season starts with GREEN Gift Friday on November 27 and Small Business Saturday on November 28 at the Tanglewood Works Shop in Edmonston, MD. Partake in light refreshments and enjoy music and entertainment (including FREE chair massage to help combat any holiday shopping stress) while perusing all the handmade holiday gift offerings – many priced under $30. Tanglewood Works is the only store of its kind featuring great local artisans creating handmade, upcycled gifts plus upcycled furniture and home goods all in one shop! More details about the holiday shopping season kick-off will be posted to the Tanglewood Works website soon.

Tanglewood Works is located at 4641 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD. The Maker Space is located at 3613 Oak Lame, Mt. Rainer, MD.