Shadows in Portrait Photography - Free Workshop
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Shadows in Portrait Photography - Free Workshop

Shadows are what create depth and emotion to your portraits, but different face types require different lighting setups. Knowing how to shape light and shadows is what separates the pros from beginners. Come learn the fundamentals of lighting portrait photography from an award winning LA photographer. This workshop is 100% free to attend - just bring a camera and a notebook.

About the Instructor:
Dominic Alvarez has over 5 years experience in professional photography and was featured in Glendale Galleria Art show in 2017. He specializes in taking head shots for actors and actress. After spending his career in LA, Dominic decided to move to Grand Rapids this past summer. He now spends his time collaborating with Michigan based photography agencies and producing product photography for Good Will. To learn more, check out: https://domalvarez.com/.

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Operation: MindFall
May
28
6:30 PM18:30

Operation: MindFall

Enjoy a catered dinner as you and five friends take down the terrorist organization Spider Tech in a new, ground-breaking, augmented reality event. With agent Laura Hunt’s help, your team of special agents must explore the Harris Building, find clues, solve puzzles, create an antidote, and prevent Spider Tech from unleashing chaos and destruction across the globe. Get tickets now!
To learn more, check out: https://michigangpsscavengerhunt.com/our-games/special-event-harris-building/.

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Dynamic Drawing
May
20
6:30 PM18:30

Dynamic Drawing

Time for another night of life drawing with a live model and still life! Community supplies are available to use, but bring your faves. Easels are first come, first serve. Tickets are $10. Expect this event every month here at Little Space Studio.

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Open Studio Night
May
9
5:00 PM17:00

Open Studio Night

Time for another night of arts, crafts, and meeting new creatives. You can come paint, draw, model, work on crafts, play N64 or play with legos, check out our space, have fun with friends, and make new friends. Oh yeah, and it’s FREE!

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Velocity Research Open House
May
1
5:30 PM17:30

Velocity Research Open House

Velocity Research wants to meet you! Join their first open house where they will share more about what they are offering and how they can help you find the right people. Enjoy complimentary wine and snacks while you build your network and get to know the Velocity Team.

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Creative Mornings GR
Apr
26
8:30 AM08:30

Creative Mornings GR


Creative Mornings is a free, monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! We’re grateful to have Chris Smit and Jill Vyn, co-directors of DisArt, as this month’s speakers. 

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Intro to WordPress: Free Workshop
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to WordPress: Free Workshop


If you're a creative professional, you have a brand. Your brand is represented in many different places - in your product or service, in your reputation, and... online. For creatives, the latter can be daunting. Most people expect you to have a website or online portfolio, but how do you set one up?

33% of the internet is powered by WordPress, and it's one of the most powerful, community-supported website building platforms you can use. Coding from scratch is unnecessarily hard and takes your focus off your creative work, yet plug-and-play solutions slot your brand in a box. Building your own site gives you all the control... but it feels daunting, right? - now you have an opportunity to get up and running with professional help.

If you're just starting out or have a website that you need some help with, this workshop is for you.

PLEASE NOTE: though the workshop is free and you're not required to purchase anything, you will receive the most benefit if you purchase hosting for your website beforehand.

We recommend purchasing through SiteGround's StartUp package:
https://www.siteground.com/web-hosting.htm

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Cameron has been involved in web development for over sixteen years. The owner of Grand Rapids web design company Emberly Digital, Cameron works with many corporations and government organizations to help them create an effective online identity. His passion is helping others tell their story with creative, effective online marketing.

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Dynamic Drawing
Apr
22
6:30 PM18:30

Dynamic Drawing

Time for another night of life drawing with a live model and still life! Community supplies are available to use, but bring your faves. Easels are first come, first serve. Tickets are $10. Expect this event every month here at Little Space Studio.


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Gender (Beyond the Binary): a pop-up dialogue at Little Space Studio
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Gender (Beyond the Binary): a pop-up dialogue at Little Space Studio

Explore gender (beyond the binary) with our reading and discussion of Who Are You? by Brook Pessin-Whedbee. This children’s book introduces common terms like ‘nonbinary’ and ‘cisgender’ and helps unpack the misinformation we’ve all been taught about gender. After the reading, we’ll learn from each other’s diverse personal experiences. In a facilitated discussion, we’ll explore questions like “What is social identity?” and “Why do pronouns matter?” You’ll go home inspired and informed, with a better understanding of yourself and the people around you. Registration for the event is free but seating is limited, so click the Eventbrite link to reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-beyond-the-binary-a-pop-up-dialogue-at-little-space-studio-tickets-58660093920

About the Facilitator

Emily Trevor was introduced to Intergroup Dialogue when she enrolled in a facilitator training course at Knox College. Throughout her time at Knox, she facilitated and participated in more than 25 dialogues. Since moving to West Michigan, Emily has facilitated dialogues on gender and sexuality with co-workers at Heart of West Michigan United Way and is currently building a curriculum to lead staff trainings and dialogues at Phoenix Society, the leading national non-profit empowering burn survivors and their families.

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Open Studio Night
Apr
11
5:00 PM17:00

Open Studio Night

Time for another night of arts, crafts, and meeting new creatives. You can come, paint, draw, model, work on crafts, play N64 or play with legos, check out our space, have fun with friends, and make new friends. Oh yeah, and it’s FREE!


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The Proper Lady: a sexual wellness and consent workshop
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

The Proper Lady: a sexual wellness and consent workshop

This introductory workshop from The Proper Lady – a local group that uses a consent-based education model to offer discussions about sexual, mental, physical, and spiritual health for young women – includes education on consent and its cultural history, sexuality, and mindfulness. Unlike the traditional sexual health educational setting, The Proper Lady community workshops are held in small groups with intentional guidelines encouraging vulnerability and safety. This free event is an open workshop for all ages 18 and up.

Teacher:

Kelsey Dean is a community organizer and holistic educator in Grand Rapids. Kelsey graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BS in Biomedical Science. She worked with AmeriCorps in Sonoma County doing community outreach and sexual health for homeless families and at-risk youth during the 2014 housing crisis. She completed her full spectrum doula certification in 2016 and is enrolled in the National Midwifery Institute. She is currently pursuing her education to become a certified professional home birth midwife. Kelsey is also an avid yogini, a story gatherer, and a slow runner. 

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Rising You: a workshop on vibrations supporting the mind, body and soul
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Rising You: a workshop on vibrations supporting the mind, body and soul

This workshop will break down the different ways you can rise your vibration though food, environment and movement, creating mindfulness and a more fulfilling life. The higher your vibration is, the more you feel balanced physically, emotionally and mentally. You experience greater personal power, clarity, peace, love, and joy. This will benefit you greatly in life ups and downs. Having the tools to rise your vibration will help you make better decisions with a clear mind, ending in better results. The event is free, but donations are welcome.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Bethany Block uses mindful therapy in coaching clients to get to the root of sickness, depression, anxiety, unhealthy habits, and stress. She has been working in holistic teaching for 10 years.

“I believe acknowledging where it began and providing tools to work though the events of the past will reset the mind to make healthier life choices. I also use a science-based approach when working on the physical side of treatment, using herbal medicine and nutrition to allow the body to heal naturally.”

–Bethany Block

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Sessions at Little Space: A Pro Tools/Recording Workshop
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Sessions at Little Space: A Pro Tools/Recording Workshop

Ever wondered what the process of recording a song or live session looks like? Want to get some hands on experience with an artist and Pro Tools in one place and walk through the process? This is a great way to dive in deep with an artist, someone who knows Pro Tools, and the full version of it. Tickets are $10.

Here’s an example of the kind of video you’ll walk through creating: https://drive.google.com/…/1o0MmAwnxSSLc7F0R8KQ4VKyHj…/view…

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Chandler Versluis is a 4-year veteran of ProTools. He's recorded and produced with various local artists such as Jonah Krull, Justin Dumois, and Jon Peerboldt. As a musician, he's been classically trained in guitar and voice, and commercially trained in voice through coaches at Singing Success. He currently plays out his own creative visions with his band Chandler Reed & The Sticky Keys.

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Physics of Machine Learning: another AI workshop
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Physics of Machine Learning: another AI workshop

There are many machine learning algorithms, but there is a general structure/function that they follow. This free presentation by guest speaker Ritaban Chowdhury will offer a physicist's perspective on optimization problems about different ML algorithms and their varied outcomes by delving into the mathematics behind them, as well as exploring linear regression, logistic regression, neural network.

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Coffee With Cops
Feb
27
9:30 AM09:30

Coffee With Cops

Join us for our monthly meetup with the Grand Rapids Police Department and the Heartside neighborhood. We offer coffee, donuts, and a chance for Heartside and the GRPD to have an open conversation about the community and how we can all work together to make it better. Anyone is welcome to come with questions, concerns, or comments. Hope we see you there!


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GRVR Meetup
Feb
16
10:30 AM10:30

GRVR Meetup

Spend another Saturday with the VR GR Meetup! If you are a fan of virtual reality, this group is for you! We are a group of developers and 3d artists in the VR medium who can answer questions and show you how it all works. We have free coffee and snacks every-week. We just ask that you reserve a spot so we know how many to get. We also have a donation jar setup for those who would like to support the group. Reserve a spot, get some coffee and donuts, and tell your boss you quit!


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  Visual Effects: a free workshop on set extension and compositing with green screen
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Visual Effects: a free workshop on set extension and compositing with green screen


How do Hollywood filmmakers create the perfect green screen shot? Find out in this new and exciting intro workshop to visual effects for beginner and intermediate levels. You will learn how to take simple footage and add/subtract from it, how to save flawed work, and how to use set extension and compositing with green screen. Bring a laptop with capabilities for Adobe After Effects. If you don’t have Adobe, you can download the free 7-day-trial (https://tinyurl.com/y744nvbh). We’ll see you there!

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GRVR Meetup
Jan
26
10:30 AM10:30

GRVR Meetup


Spend another Saturday with the VR GR Meetup! If you are a fan of virtual reality, this group is for you! We are a group of developers and 3d artists in the VR medium who can answer questions and show you how it all works. We have free coffee and snacks every-week. We just ask that you reserve a spot so we know how many to get. We also have a donation jar setup for those who would like to support the group. Reserve a spot, get some coffee and donuts, and tell your boss you quit!


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Coffee With Cops
Jan
23
9:30 AM09:30

Coffee With Cops

A chill opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Grand Rapids Police Department's work in Heartside neighborhood and business districts. Do you have any questions about neighborhood safety or policing? This is a great space for that! And yes, coffee and donuts available.

For more information on coffee with cops, follow this link to their website! https://coffeewithacop.com/

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Business Improv: January Jams
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Business Improv: January Jams


Business Improv is back by popular demand! This workshop in our business improv series will focus on building your team’s confidence, creativity, and charm. If you’re thinking, “But I’m not very funny,” great! You actually don’t have to be funny at all (even though you probably are). Yes, improv can create hilarious moments, but it isn’t about making jokes. At its core, improv is about learning to be present, making affirming choices in-the-moment, and actively listening to your team as you work together to spontaneously create something no one else ever has before. And that’s a tool-kit every professional needs. 

Tickets are only $10. Bring your office team or just a friend!

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