Classes & Events
Indio is a community gathering place. Our workshops, led by experienced makers, are a lively exchange of ideas and materials. You will leave with a tangible object of beauty – a piñata, a pajaki, or a placemat – and with knowledge of the process and cultural customs behind it. All classes are held at Indio at Brightleaf Square. No experience needed and all materials are included.
To sign up, click on individual classes.
Our Fabulous Teachers
Gina Wisotzky is a tarot reader and natural perfumer based in Durham, North Carolina. She has been reading tarot for fifteen years and loves sharing its inspiration and guidance with others. She offers warm and insightful readings in-person and online through her business, Incandescent Tarot that focus on tarot as a tool for self-discovery and empowerment.
Diana Cathcart is the owner of The Textile Creative, LLC. She is a Durham-based textile artist who focuses on natural fiber products for people and the homes they love. She is particularly passionate about sourcing her materials as locally and ethically as possible, and she believes that a traceable supply chain is as important for textiles as it is for our food. She is an avid re-maker, re-user, and up-cycler, and enjoys breathing new life into things forgotten. When Diana is not teaching, you can find her at a number of local farmer’s markets, pouring candles for her other small business, the Durham Candle Company, or elbow-deep in a dye vat. She lives in South Durham with her husband, her little bursts of sunlight, Lennox and Gage, and an ever-expanding brood of creatures.
Anna Carson DeWitt is Durham-based portrait photographer, writer, doula and professor. Shealways imagines the children she photographs looking back on their pictures as adults, and seeing clearly how interesting and wonderful they were as kids, and how deeply they are loved. Recent adventures include traveling the islands of Southeast Alaska by ferry as an artist in residence at the Island Institute, and riding shotgun with a women's health humanitarian organization as a documentary photographer in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. You can check out her family photography at annacarsondewittphotography.com, and her personal creative shenanigans at annacarsondewitt.com.
Gillian Rose Galdy is a Durham native and floral designer. Gillian's dedication to local and ethically-grown Piedmont area blooms began at Sol Patch Farm, where she grew flowers from seed to bloom. The artist's eye she brings to floral design comes from her training in the fine arts. Printmaking taught Gillian to habitually consider composition and the interaction of color; this perspective crosses over to her love of arranging flowers. Gillian sees each arrangement, bouquet, and crown as a work of art that demands unique attention to detail and care. Gillian was trained in floral design by Stephanie Garrett, AIFD, NCCPF, CFD from 2013 to 2014. She received a BFA in Printmaking from Guilford College in 2010.
Lindsay Perry crafts the healing potions of Full Flower Herbs from her home in Durham. Lindsay wildcrafts with a bias for abundant, weedy plants, and reverence for plant communities. She also sources herbs from her garden and local sustainable farmers, to create truly sustainable, high quality herbal medicine. She learned to make and use plant medicine through study with local and regional teachers, including Kim Calhoun and the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Lindsay is happiest tending her herb garden or filling a basket with wild medicinal flowers. Helping others find plant allies and deepen their connection to nature and Mama Earth are pretty wonderful too.
Nathan Somers is an elementary school teacher and has been working with natural fibers and dyes for the past 8 years. His inspiration comes from antique Japanese indigo dyed fabrics and their extensive use of unusual fibers such as, wisteria, kudzu, ramie, nettle, and upland cotton. Nathan grows and forages many of these fibers and uses them to spin and weave.