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Select Mondays

and Thursdays

We host volunteer workshops where anyone can join us as we refinish and repurpose items to sell at the ReStore. Learn new techniques, perhaps help set up and break down for a class, and have fun while supporting Habitat's mission of affordable home ownership opportunities in Anchorage. 

No experience or supplies needed! Participation is free; registration and waiver required.

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Monday, July 11

6-8 pm

Got questions about your machine or clothing projects? Just looking to get started? We'll make it sew easy! Join Kayren, our resident sewing expert, as we learn to use and maintain a sewing machine, mend tears, and troubleshoot the tricky stuff . No experience or materials required!

 

NEW! Teens are welcome to this class at 50% off!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8.

Class fees

Ages 13-17: $15

Adults: $30

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Thursday, July 14

5:30-8:00 PM

Tile and mortar and grout, oh my!

 

You're off to see the Wizard of Tile in the Make It Classroom! Erick will simplify the path so it's as easy to follow as a yellow brick... er, tile road! We'll cover everything from surface prep to adhesives and sealants. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 6. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday, July 18

1-3 pm

You've got the "write" stuff; now try your hand at ancient binding techniques and making one-of-a-kind blank books from salvaged paper and fabric. We’ll provide all the materials, though you are welcome to bring your own! These make great gifts, journals, scrapbooks, or sketchbooks... the sky is the limit!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8.

Class fees

Ages 13-17: $15

Adults: $30

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday, July 18

6-8 pm

Beautiful vintage lamps often come with scary vintage wiring, and even newer lamps can break easily. Don't throw them out! Kayren will demonstrate step-by-step how to identify and repair wiring issues and more, ensuring that your once-loved lighting will work safely and look fabulous. No materials or experience required. We've got plenty of lamps, but you are welcome to bring your own!

NEW! Teens are welcome to this class at 50% off!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8.

Class fees

Ages 13-17: $15

Adults: $30

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday, July 25

6-8 pm

Teens and adults alike are welcome at this class! You can make beautiful pieces from broken glass bottles using a microwave kiln. Create jewelry, window décor, and more. Sharon will cover everything from tools, materials, & safety to scoring, breaking, and design. Our only caution: This craft may be habit-forming! 😉

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8.

Class fees

Ages 13-18: $15

Adults: $30

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

past workshops

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Monday, June 27

1-3 pm

What can you make with "dis-CARD-ed" items? We'll give you one guess! Turn salvaged fabric, found items, and paper into beautiful, unique cards for all occasions. We’ll provide all the materials -- though you can bring your own. All you need is you and your sense of adventure! 

 

NEW! Teens are welcome to this class at 50% off!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8.

Class fees

Ages 13-17: $15

Adults: $30

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday, June 20

1-3 pm

You've got the "write" stuff; now try your hand at ancient binding techniques and making one-of-a-kind blank books from salvaged paper and fabric. We’ll provide all the materials, though you are welcome to bring your own! These make great gifts, journals, scrapbooks, or sketchbooks... the sky is the limit!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8.

Class fees

Ages 13-17: $15

Adults: $30

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday

June 13

5:30-8:00 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday, June 13

1-3 pm

Teens and adults alike are welcome at this class! Take samples, leftover pieces, and other salvaged fabric and create one-of-a-kind totes for yourself or a friend! We’ve got machines and cloth; just bring yourself and your creativity.

All materials included; no experience necessary. Maximum participants: 8. 

Class fees

NEW! Early Bird Rates:
Ages 13-17: $10
Adults: $20
Volunteers: FREE

 

After June 11:
Ages 13-17: $15
Adults: $30.
Volunteers: FREE

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday, June 6

1-3 pm

Teens and adults alike are welcome at this class! You can make beautiful pieces from broken glass bottles using a microwave kiln. Create jewelry, window décor, and more. Sharon will cover everything from tools, materials, & safety to scoring, breaking, and design. Our only caution: This craft may be habit-forming! 😉

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8.

Class fees

Ages 13-18: $15

Adults: $30

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Design and make your very own cork board with 99% repurposed materials!

 

With a little elbow grease and creativity, you can turn cabinet doors, old corks, and used books and fabric into a one-of-a-kind gift for a friend (or yourself)! Join us in the Make It Classroom for a quick and easy tutorial with hands-on practice in painting and découpage. This class is appropriate for ages 15 and up.

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Mondays

May 2, 6-8pm

May 23, 10am-12pm

Sharon is back in May with a brand-new class! Join us and learn to turn broken glass into beautiful cabochon pendants in a microwave kiln. Sharon will cover everything from materials to design and wire wrapping. Our only caution: This craft may be habit-forming! 😉

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday, May 16

Thursday, May 19

5:30-8:00 PM

Tile and mortar and grout, oh my!

 

You're off to see the Wizard of Tile in the Make It Classroom! Erick will simplify the path so it's as easy to follow as a yellow brick... er, tile road! We'll cover everything from surface prep to adhesives and sealants. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 6. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday

April 25

10am-12pm

Join us in the Make It "Glassroom!"

Try out our newest class: fusing glass in microwave kilns! Sharon will help us turn colorful shards into lasting works of art. All materials provided, but if you prefer to bring your own gloves and goggles, you are welcome to. We just need you and your sense of adventure!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday

April 25

5:30-8:00 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday

April 18

5:30-8 PM

Give that old light fixture a quick "fix" and bring it back into the... well, you get it. Here at the Make It Classroom, we believe that everything has a purpose, even those outdated sconces and swag lamps. Join Darcy of Furnish Studio + Salvage as we put some ideas to the test to keep these potential beauties out of the landfill and give them a second life. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Thursday

April 21

6-8 PM

Do I need a greenhouse for my tomatoes? How do I build raised beds? When should I start my seeds? What even grows up here? Bring your ideas and questions to Lydia as we cover what it takes to grow your own fruits & veggies at home in Alaska.

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday, April 4

6-8 PM

You don’t need to hire an electrician to refresh your lighting! Join Dan as we learn the tools and tricks to safely and easily replace your light fixtures at home.  Get hands-on practice with our in-house setup!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 4. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday, March 28

Thursday, March 31

6-8 PM

Tile and mortar and grout, oh my!

 

You're off to see the Wizard of Tile in the Make It Classroom! Erick will simplify the path so it's as easy to follow as a yellow brick... er, tile road! We'll cover everything from surface prep to adhesives and sealants. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 4. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday

March 21

6-8 PM

Join us in the Make It "Glassroom!"

 

We've got a brand-new topic on the calendar this month: fusing glass in microwave kilns! Sharon will help us turn colorful shards into lasting works of art. All materials provided, but if you prefer to bring your own gloves and goggles, you are welcome to. We just need you and your sense of adventure!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 5. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday, March 14

6-8 PM

Tune-ups aren't just for engines and instruments. Queen-sized cabinets also need new parts and tweaks to stay spiffy and useful! Get hands-on practice with tools and techniques from Darcy of Furnish Studio + Salvage as we turn a humdrum hunk of wood into a chic and desirable piece. We'll cover everything from surface prep and paints to replacing shelves and topcoats. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 4. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday

February 28

6-8 PM

Cinderella's fairy godmother used magic to make her the belle of the ball. We don't have any sorcerer's tricks, but we love to transform! Join us and Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we turn dull old cabinets into true treasures. We'll cover everything from surface prep to topcoats and attaching extras. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday

February 21

6-8 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Class fee: $30.  

 

If you have a financial hardship, consider volunteering, or contact us here.

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Monday

January 31

6-8 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Suggested donation: $30

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Monday

January 24

6-8 PM

Sometimes a good piece of furniture just needs a little repair to become a GREAT piece of furniture! Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage covers the basics of furniture repair. Get the skills you need at home or when restoring an old piece you find at the Habitat ReStore!

 

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Free; suggested donation: $30

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Monday,

January 17 

Thursday,

January 20 

6-8 PM

Got an older furniture piece with beautiful potential? Fix it up with simple upholstery techniques! This class will provide hands-on practice with fabric, staples, and tacks so you can restyle to your heart's content. 

 

Practice on one of our pieces, or bring your own. No experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

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Thursday

January 13

6-8 PM

Our guest instructors remembers moving into their first homes and trying to figure it all out! They'll be sharing tips and tricks about safety, tools, and small repairs you can do yourself. This class will cover basics like windows, doors, and floors. Bring your questions, and stay tuned for more installments in this series!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 12. Suggested donation: $30

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Monday

December 13

6-8 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Suggested donation: $30

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Monday

November 29

6-8 PM

Lucky us -- and lucky you -- to spend another evening with the very talented Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage. Customize a home décor item using salvaged materials from the ReStore! Get hands-on practice with Chalk Couture stencils. It's an easy way to upcycle and create ​something special.

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Free; suggested donation: $30

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Thursday

December 9

6-8 PM

Our guest instructor, a renovator and remodeler, remembers moving into her first home and trying to figure it all out! She’ll be sharing tips and tricks about safety, tools, and small repairs you can do yourself. This class will cover basics like electrical, plumbing, and heating maintenance. Stay tuned for more installments in this series!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 12. Suggested donation: $30

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Monday

Oct. 4, 2021

6-8 PM

Refreshing rusty metal furniture is easier than you think! Practice on our pieces and see a quick and easy transformation. All supplies included. Wear paint clothes, preferably something warm enough for when we work outside. 

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 6. Free; suggested donation: $30

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Monday

November 8

6-8 PM

Our guest instructor, a renovator and remodeler, remembers moving into her first home and trying to figure it all out! She’ll be sharing tips and tricks about safety, tools, and small repairs you can do yourself. This class will cover basics like air filters, gas leaks, walls, and floors. To be continued next month!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 12. Suggested donation: $30

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Monday

October 25, 2021

November 1, 2021

6-8 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Suggested donation: $30

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Monday

Oct. 18, 2021

6-8 PM

If reupholstering a chair is out of your comfort zone or budget, try painting fabric to give your piece a new look! You'll practice all the steps in this class, from preparation to protective finishes. Led by the fabulous Darcy of Furnish Studio + Salvage.

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 6. Free; suggested donation: $30

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Monday

Oct. 11, 2021

6-8 PM

Join our volunteer instructor, Shannon, as we upcycle old light fixtures into unique succulent planters. Together, we’ll give new life to unwanted stuff and bring more green into the world!

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

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Monday

November 22

6-8 PM

Sometimes a good piece of furniture just needs a little repair to become a GREAT piece of furniture! Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage covers the basics of furniture repair. Get the skills you need at home or when restoring an old piece you find at the Habitat ReStore!

 

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Free; suggested donation: $30

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New date!

Monday,

Sept. 27, 2021

6-8 PM

Customize a home décor item using salvaged materials from the ReStore! Get hands-on practice with Chalk Couture stencils. It's an easy way to upcycle and create ​something special.

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

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September 23, 2021

 6-8 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Suggested donation: $30

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September 16, 2021

 6-8 PM

Take a humble box, houseware, or piece of furniture, and turn it into a treasure with a bit of glue and some scrap paper or fabric. We'll talk techniques and materials and give you a chance to practice your skills on a project of your own or one of ours!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Suggested donation: $30

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August 26,

September 2, &

September 9,

2021

 6-8 PM

Got an older furniture piece with beautiful potential? Fix it up with simple upholstery techniques! This class will provide hands-on practice with fabric, staples, and tacks so you can restyle to your heart's content. 

 

Practice on one of our pieces, or bring your own. No experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

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August 12, 2021

 5-7 PM

File cabinets. They’re cheap, sturdy, everywhere, and... boring. We will be using stencils, paint, and découpage to dress up these old hunks of metal. Join Habitat staff member Sarah Burtner and learn some ways to create a fun storage piece that will hold just about anything in your home!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Suggested donation: $30

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August 19, 2021

 6-8 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Suggested donation: $30

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July 29th, 2021

 6-8 PM

If you've ever wondered, "Where else can I put a plant in this room?" or "What can I do with this old light fixture?" then we have the class for you! Join our volunteer instructor, Shannon Haskin, and learn to turn unwanted light fixtures into objects of beauty and life. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 12. Suggested donation: $30

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July 15, 2021

 6-8 PM

Got an older furniture piece with beautiful potential? Fix it up with simple upholstery techniques! This class will provide hands-on practice with fabric, staples, and tacks so you can restyle to your heart's content. 

 

Practice on one of our pieces, or bring your own. No experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

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July 8, 2021

 6-8 PM

Why won’t my machine sew? Can it be saved? How do I keep my favorite jeans wearable? Get answers to all your sewing questions from the ReStore's own sewing guru, Kayren McKnight! Spots are limited, so reserve your seat today.

Machines will be available for use; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

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July 1, 2021

 6-8 PM

Customize a home décor item using salvaged materials from the ReStore! Choose your own from our broad selection of phrases and paint colors. It's an easy way to upcycle and create ​something special.

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

Upcycled Garden

with SEED Lab @Anchorage Museum
Come to this FREE workshop and learn to reuse salvaged materials in your garden!
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June 24th, 2021

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