Raleigh Rising
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Raleigh Rising

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Raleigh Rising: The News & Observer presents a new generation's vision for tomorrow's city. Four 40-and-under panelists who are active in Raleigh's civic life discuss what is going wrong and right with how the city is growing and what kind of city it should become. Assembly Partner and Studio Mate, Nick Neptune, has been invited to participate on the panel in addition to Elizabeth Alley, an urban planner; David Shaner, the founder of Offline Media; and Molly McKinley, a board member from Oaks & Spokes. 

This is a free event open to the public.

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THE ASSEMBLY PRESENTS Finances for Creatives with Justin Pasfield
Mar
2
8:30 AM08:30

THE ASSEMBLY PRESENTS Finances for Creatives with Justin Pasfield

Assembly friend, Justin Pasfield, is coming in to briefly share some basic tips and advice on handling your taxes and accounting as independent and freelance designers and creators. Following a brief talk the floor will be opened for Q&A. 

Justin Pasfield is a CPA and Business Lawyer and a partner with Person Street Bar.

Seats are limited so please RSVP if you are interested in attending.

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Spring Flower Workshop with Wylde
Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

Spring Flower Workshop with Wylde

Join Wylde for a two-hour class where you learn how to create a garden style floral arrangement for your home using fresh spring blooms. The first half of the class will focus on how to prepare and compose your arrangement, touching upon color, composition, and other design principles. We'll walk you through our process while we design so you can see how it all comes together. The last half of the class is dedicated to creating your very own Wylde-style arrangement. You are free to take your creation home with you once the workshop is complete. 

The class will start at 12:00pm in our shop at 307 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh and finish around 2pm. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $85 per person.

*Note: due to the limited number of seats available, purchased classes are non-refundable. 

Wylde is a flower shop and floral design studio located at the front of The Assembly. Our designs are inspired by the natural world around us and incorporate local seasonal flowers and foraged botanical elements. We believe flowers are the most beautiful when they mimic nature and embrace the imperfections that make each bloom and leaf unique. We called this notion perfectly imperfect floral design.

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AIGA Raleigh Presents THRIVE 2018
Feb
23
12:00 PM12:00

AIGA Raleigh Presents THRIVE 2018

AIGA Raleigh is proud to present THRIVE 2018, a one-day supercharged creative conference. Much like the mission of AIGA Raleigh, which is to create a place where design thrives for everyone, THRIVE hopes to inspire the creative leaders of today and our future creative leaders through Design Empowerment, helping to enable social change through Design Impact, and to cultivate the creative community through Uniting People.

You will leave this conference feeling energized to push forward, onward, and upward. We have assembled a line-up of speakers from all over the United States to change the way you think about yourself, where you live, and the impact you can have on both.

Tickets range from $50-$75

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The Belief Economy: a Discussion with David Baldwin
Feb
2
8:30 AM08:30

The Belief Economy: a Discussion with David Baldwin

Assembly friend and advertising agency founder / CEO, David Baldwin, will be joining us next Friday, Feb. 2nd, 2018, 8:30 - 10 AM to discuss his business background, creative process and his new book The Belief EconomyPlease join us!

Coffee and light refreshments will be served prior to David's talk + discussion (8:30 - 9 AM). 

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Floral Arranging 101 with Wylde
Jan
20
12:00 PM12:00

Floral Arranging 101 with Wylde

In this two-hour class, you will learn how to create a garden style floral arrangement for your home using fresh flowers. The first half of the class will focus on how to prepare and compose your arrangement, touching upon color, composition, and other design principles. We'll walk you through our process while we design so you can see how it all comes together. The last half of the class is dedicated to creating your very own Wylde-style arrangement. You are free to take your creation home with you once the workshop is complete. 

The class will start at 12:00pm in our shop at 307 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh and finish around 2pm. Light refreshments will be served.

*Note: due to the limited number of seats available, purchased classes are non-refundable. 

Wylde is a flower shop and floral design studio located at the front of The Assembly. Our designs are inspired by the natural world around us and incorporate local seasonal flowers and foraged botanical elements. We believe flowers are the most beautiful when they mimic nature and embrace the imperfections that make each bloom and leaf unique. We called this notion perfectly imperfect floral design.

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Lunch and Learn with Steve Mangano: Running a Creative Business
Jan
19
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Learn with Steve Mangano: Running a Creative Business

Friend of the Assembly, Steve Mangano, has graciously offered to come in and share some of his talents, strengths, and wisdom with the mates over a Lunch + Learn. Bring your own lunch and join us for a chat. 

Steve has a background in consulting and teaching about entrepreneurship, living a creative life and work/life balance. With a background in Hospitality Management and an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill, Steve has consulted with GE, Publix, Credit Suisse and other Fortune 500 Companies.

This is a private event open to Assembly Mates only.

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Floral Arranging 101 with Wylde
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Floral Arranging 101 with Wylde

In this two-hour class, you will learn how to create a garden style floral arrangement for your home using fresh flowers. The first half of the class will focus on how to prepare and compose your arrangement, touching upon color, composition, and other design principles. We'll walk you through our process while we design so you can see how it all comes together. The last half of the class is dedicated to creating your very own Wylde-style arrangement. You are free to take your creation home with you once the workshop is complete. 

The class will start at 12:00pm in our shop at 307 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh and finish around 2pm. Light refreshments will be served.

*Note: due to the limited number of seats available, purchased classes are non-refundable. 

Wylde is a flower shop and floral design studio located at the front of The Assembly. Our designs are inspired by the natural world around us and incorporate local seasonal flowers and foraged botanical elements. We believe flowers are the most beautiful when they mimic nature and embrace the imperfections that make each bloom and leaf unique. We called this notion perfectly imperfect floral design.

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Exploring Ikebana with Wylde
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Exploring Ikebana with Wylde

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In this two-hour class, we'll explore Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arranging and its principles. Ikebana arrangements are characterized by their minimal aesthetic and harmonious use of seasonal materials. The first half of the class will focus on how to prepare and compose your arrangement using a kenzan (flower frog) and touch upon the principles and mathematics behind the Japanese style. We'll walk you through our process while we design so you can see how it all comes together. The last half of the class is dedicated to creating your very own Ikebana arrangement. You are free to take your creation home with you and continue the practice using the kenzan and shallow vessel provided.

The class will start at 6:00 pm in our shop at 307 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh and finish around 8:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

*Note: due to the limited number of seats available, purchased classes are non-refundable. 

Wylde is a flower shop and floral design studio located at the front of The Assembly. Our designs are inspired by the natural world around us and incorporate local seasonal flowers and foraged botanical elements. We believe flowers are the most beautiful when they mimic nature and embrace the imperfections that make each bloom and leaf unique. We called this notion perfectly imperfect floral design.

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Introduction to Weaving Workshop
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Weaving Workshop

Learn the basics of weaving in this introductory workshop taught by Natalie of Natalie Kaelin Home Goods.  Learn to use plain weave, tie Rya knots, and finishing techniques, leaving the class with a completed, ready to hang wall weaving.  Class fee includes use of loom kits, hanging dowels, and yarn.  *Option to purchase loom kits at the end of class.*

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Tropical Floral Arranging with Wylde
Jul
22
12:00 PM12:00

Tropical Floral Arranging with Wylde

In this two-hour class, you will learn how to create a graphic style arrangement using summer Tropicals. Wylde will teach you how to prepare and compose your arrangement, touching upon color, composition, and other design principles. You are free to take your arrangement home with you once the workshop is complete. 

The class will start at 12:00pm at the Assembly at 307 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh and finish around 2pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Wylde is a flower shop and floral design studio located at the front of The Assembly. Our designs are inspired by the natural world around us and incorporate local seasonal flowers and foraged botanical elements. We believe flowers are the most beautiful when they mimic nature and embrace the imperfections that make each bloom and leaf unique. We called this notion perfectly imperfect floral design.

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Abstract Watercolor Workshop with Sarah K. Faucette
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

Abstract Watercolor Workshop with Sarah K. Faucette

Always wanted to try your hand at abstract watercolor painting but don't know where to start? Join us for a modern abstract watercolor workshop. We will go over materials to purchase, basic techniques, and how to mix colors. This class is all about finding joy and freedom in creativity and having a good time trying something new. You'll leave with your very own a 9 x 12 original painting and a hand-painted card with envelope. All materials provided. 

“We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” -Bob Ross

Sarah K. Faucette is a designer and illustrator based in Raleigh, NC. She co-owns a studio called Native State Design Co. with her husband Daniel. When she's not designing brand identities and websites, she can usually be found with a brush in hand, honing her art and illustration skills. Sarah firmly believes that everyone has the capacity for creativity. She hosts workshops to help people connect with their innate ability to be creative. 

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Polarity: Exploring the Natural and Synthetic
Jul
7
to Jul 9

Polarity: Exploring the Natural and Synthetic

1A showcase of visual work exploring the relationships between the natural and synthetic worlds we inhabit.

Friday, July 7th, 2017
Opening Reception and Exhibit accompanied by Live Performances
7:00 PM - Midnight

Saturday, July 8th
Gallery Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday, July 9th
Gallery Hours and Closing
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Curated by: Artist Ashley McGee, Botanist Mariam Marand, and Designer Steven Smith // Native Plants by: Extra Terrestrial Projects // Presented by: Wylde Flowers, The Assembly, and 88.1 WKNC

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Pasta Principles—Design You Can Eat
Jun
25
1:00 PM13:00

Pasta Principles—Design You Can Eat

Designer Paul Tuorto and Chef Josh 'Skinny' DeCarolis are teaming up to for a one-of-a-kind pasta workshop at The Assembly Downtown. Exploring the intersection between pasta making and design, you'll learn the history, classifications, and inspirations behind the endless creativity of this humble cuisine. Chef Josh will lead a pasta-making workshop covering the basics of pasta dough, rolling, and hands-on instruction for creating a variety of shapes. Leave with a greater appreciation for this most creative of food groups, not to mention recipe cards and your very own hand-made pasta! 

$35 per person

What to bring:
Feel free to bring an apron if you'd prefer.

Meet the hosts:

Paul Tuorto is a freelance designer and art director working at The Assembly in Downtown Raleigh. Loving all things food related, especially pasta, he's focused recently on identity design for food & hospitality brands such as Benny T's Vesta, Crawford & Son Restaurant, Whiskey Kitchen, Pizzeria Faulisi and the soon to be open Oakwood Pizza Box.

Josh DeCarolis is the partner and chef of Mothers & Sons Trattoria in Durham, NC. DeCarolis introduces the first restaurant in the South to focus on fatta a mano—handmade pasta. The name, Mothers & Sons, is derived from the closeness DeCarolis experienced amongst Italian families such as his own–especially between mothers and sons-often centered around cooking traditions and the dinner table. We look forward to welcoming you to our table.

 

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Movie Craft Night
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

Movie Craft Night

Every last Wednesday of the month we host a movie night at The Assembly. Bring a craft with you and let's chat through the entire film. Feel free to bring snacks and a beverage of your choice. 

If you're interested RSVP below:

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Making Beautiful Maps with Jake Levitas
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Making Beautiful Maps with Jake Levitas

Discover your inner cartographer in just a few hours! From the first human maps on cave walls to real-time, continually-updated, crowdsourced geodata, mapping has come a long way in the last 8,000 years. Maps are used today in an endless number of ways by artists, designers, engineers, scientists, urban planners, city officials, developers, tourists, explorers, and more. This workshop is your chance to become a creator, and not just a consumer, in our new map-rich world.

Learn how to:

  • Use free, open-source mapping and design software to start playing with the countless datasets available on the web
  • Create your own geo-data
  • Analyze and synthesize geo-data
  • Bring it all together into a beautiful map using mapping and vector graphics programs

Prereqs & Preparation:

  • Basic data analysis and/or design skills will help students learn more quickly, but are not required.
  • Laptop and power cord (required)
  • Cordless/corded mouse for laptop (optional)
  • Adobe Illustrator + QGIS installed (required - instructions sent 1-2 days before workshop)

Jake Levitas is an organizer and designer focused on making cities work better for people. He is Co-Founder of Our City, a national civic engagement nonprofit. He is also Designer and Strategist at lowercase productions, where he applies his background in civic work to create beautiful, innovative, and effective experiences for mission-driven organizations and the people they serve. He previously designed maps and analyzed data in the Planning Group at Arup, translating complex information into intuitive graphics and insights. He also previously served in the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation and as Research Director for Gray Area, a San Francisco digital arts nonprofit.

We are offering two paid scholarships to this workshop. To apply, send an email with a brief description of yourself and how you want to use the skills taught in the workshop to neptune@assemblydowntown.com.

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Movie/Craft Night
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Movie/Craft Night

Every last Wednesday of the month we host a movie night at The Assembly. Bring a craft with you and let's chat through the entire film. Feel free to bring snacks and a beverage of your choice. 

If you're interested RSVP below:

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Floral Crown Workshop
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

Floral Crown Workshop

This two-hour class, hosted by Wylde, will teach you how to create a floral crown with fresh flowers. You will learn how to prepare the materials and compose a floral headpiece by watching a demonstration. You will then be free to create your own crown from our beautiful selection of flowers and foliage with help from Wylde experts.

The class will start at 12:00 pm in the meeting area of 307 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh and finish around 2pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Sign up online at Wylde.co/worshops

 

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Ping Pong Night
Apr
7
6:30 PM18:30

Ping Pong Night

Ping Pong. Friends. And, quite possibly, some dancing. April 7th, at the Assembly. Come thru anytime after 6:30 PM // We've got some beer + wine to share, new music from our friends, Future Islands, a couple ping pong tables to play on, and a real yearning to have a good time. Please feel encouraged to join us! 

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JUBILEE!
Feb
24
8:30 AM08:30

JUBILEE!

Creative Mornings Raleigh + Good Times Assurance Co. presents JUBILEE! A celebration of community, culture and good times. An event and artist talk on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:30 am at CAM Raleigh.

Featuring:

  • Reckoning with moments of our past + present: a live public art work project with Timothy Reavis, Angela Maria Salamanca and Paul Tuorto
  • Learning to Live (in a day): an album listening party with P.A.T. Junior + Tony G. (DJ set)
  • Washed Up: protest + proclamation art with Pie Face Girls + Zensofly + friends
  • The Fire This Time: an artist talk moderated by Nick Neptune of Good Times Assurance Co. and The Assembly
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Valentine's Day at Wylde
Feb
12
to Feb 14

Valentine's Day at Wylde

Wylde will be open Sunday and Monday before Valentine's Day to provide fresh flowers for all the lovers of Raleigh. Pre-ordered arrangements will be available for pick-up as well as small bouquets for grab-and-go. Best of all, Janice of Handmade Letters will be in the shop to inscribe custom Valentine's Day messages. 

To pre-order an arrangement, please visit wylde.co/valentines

HOURS:
SUNDAY: 11AM - 4PM
MONDAY: 11AM - 6PM
TUESDAY: 11AM-6PM
 

 

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Information Design with Diagram Office
Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

Information Design with Diagram Office

In this age of alternative facts, we here at The Assembly very much appreciate our studio mate Sam Cox and his data-driven infographic design work through Diagram Office. Please join us at 9:30 this Friday morning, 2/10, as we gather around our Ping Pong Table to hear and discuss Sam's approach to design. Jubala Coffee Shop will be proudly serving complimentary Counter Culture Coffee before and during the talk. 

We hope to see you there!

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AM YOGA w/ Liz Hull
Feb
3
8:30 AM08:30

AM YOGA w/ Liz Hull

AM Yoga every Friday Morning at 8:30 am here at The Assembly we will host open level #vinyasaflow Yoga taught by our friend @lizehull Liz Hull (RTY 200 Hrs). Reserve your $12, 1 hour slot by emailing lizehull@me.com. See you on Friday AM and don't forget to bring your mat.#raleighyoga #assemblehere

 

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    Floral Arranging 101 w/ Wylde
    Jan
    28
    12:00 PM12:00

    Floral Arranging 101 w/ Wylde

    This two-hour class with Wylde will teach you how to create a garden style floral arrangement for your home using fresh flowers. We'll teach you how to prepare and compose your arrangement, touching upon color, composition, and other design principles. You are free to take your arrangement home with you once the workshop is complete. 

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    AM YOGA w/ Liz Hull
    Jan
    27
    8:30 AM08:30

    AM YOGA w/ Liz Hull

    AM Yoga every Friday Morning at 8:30 am here at The Assembly we will host open level #vinyasaflow Yoga taught by our friend @lizehull Liz Hull (RTY 200 Hrs). Reserve your $12, 1 hour slot by emailing lizehull@me.com. See you on Friday AM and don't forget to bring your mat.#raleighyoga #assemblehere

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    AM YOGA w/ Liz Hull
    Jan
    20
    8:30 AM08:30

    AM YOGA w/ Liz Hull

    Rock N Roga. Try AM Yoga! Every Friday Morning at 8:30 am here at The Assembly we will host open level #vinyasaflow Yoga taught by our friend @lizehull Liz Hull (RTY 200 Hrs). Reserve your $12, 1 hour slot by emailing lizehull@me.com. See you on Friday AM and don't forget to bring your mat.#raleighyoga #assemblehere

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    AM YOGA w/ LIZ HULL
    Dec
    23
    8:30 PM20:30

    AM YOGA w/ LIZ HULL

    Thinking about what to do on Friday? Try AM Yoga! Every Friday Morning at 8:30 am here at The Assembly we will host open level #vinyasaflow Yoga taught by our friend @lizehull Liz Hull (RTY 200 Hrs). Reserve your $12, 1 hour slot by emailing lizehull@me.com. See you on Friday AM and don't forget to bring your mat.#raleighyoga #assemblehere

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    Ornament Workshop with One + Only Paper Co.
    Dec
    20
    6:30 PM18:30

    Ornament Workshop with One + Only Paper Co.

    Learn how to create a customized hand painted ornament featuring your own designs! This class will cover basic shapes and techniques for painting on ornaments, as well as ideas for composition. Students will leave with their own bespoke heirloom glass ornament. Class is from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM, here at the Assembly Downtown at 307 W. Martin Street in Raleigh, NC. All supplies will be provided.

    Sign up here

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