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Some Like it Hot Annual SALE

hot sale, boutique, handmade, local artSome Like it Hot SALE

It’s our once a year  Some Like it Hot Sale set for Saturday, August 19th, 10 am – 5 pm at Garage Door Studio in downtown Avondale Estates. We’re inviting all our amazing artists to bring in past season, slightly imperfect or overstock handmade items! This is your chance (and like we said, it’s only once a year) to get 10-60% off. From candles, home goods and accessories to jewelry, paper goods and bath and body items, you’ll find something unique at a discount.

We’ll also have giveaways!

Simply provide your email to enter to win some fun things like a free class in the studio, a sample basket of goodies/coupons from local businesses and makers. We’ll also have some happy hour treats to make your shopping experience the best ever!

See our Facebook Event Page for more details.

Intro To Macrame

Instructor: Melissa O’Boyle

Students will get introduced to the basic knots used in macrame.  We will explore how these knots work together to create new and different designs.  Students will have the opportunity to make a plant hanger and/or a small wall hanging.  Basic materials will be provided.

Materials fee: $20 Please bring cash or check written out to Melissa O’Boyle.

What to expect:

  • how to prepare for your project
  • choosing materials
  • intro to various knots
  • incorporating embellishments
  • embracing mistakes
  • work on plant hangers/wall hanging
  • provide resources for future projects including a take-away instruction booklet of what we learned and including drawings of the various knots, etc.

Please drink responsibly
Our classes invite an atmosphere of fun while you sip n’ create! Garage Door Studio does not serve alcoholic beverages, but you are permitted to bring your own. You must be 21 or older to consume alcohol in the state of Georgia.

About Melissa O’Boyle


I was first introduced to macrame as a jewelry-making technique in the late 90’s.  Fifteen years later, as styles and trends re-enter modern culture, I have picked it up again on a much larger scale.  My work was on display in West Elm Seattle in the summer of 2014 as a featured local artist and currently on display at Elm Ponce City Market in Atlanta.  I have been commissioned to make large wall hangings for both residential spaces and commercial spaces.  For me, the creative process is a way to awaken the spirit and offer therapy from our busy day to day lives.  Macrame especially can provide an easy outlet and is meditative by nature. I want to give individuals without formal training access to the joy of not only creating something beautiful and unique, but also a skill they can expand upon.

Melissa O’Boyle is an artist currently living and working Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood.
She received her BFA from the University of Georgia in 2005. Her macrame work is on permanent display in public spaces in Los Angeles, Austin and Atlanta. She was featured as a local artist at West Elm Seattle summer 2014.

Class Cancellation Policy
Sometimes our classes won’t fill their minimum and we will need to cancel. Most likely it could be the day before, and we will contact you as soon as possible. A full refund will be applied if the studio has to cancel a class.

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within the 48 hours before the class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the registration fee.

Puppet Building Workshop

Instructor: Michael Chechopoulos
Ages 7-12
Using found natural materials, recyclables, and art making supplies, create a natural living puppet!
Materials such as pine cones, acorns, nuts, branches, avocado seeds, mango seeds, peach seeds, egg shells, etc. will be incorporated. We’ll also use recycled wire hangers, wine bottle corks, plastic caps just to name a few! Embellish with paint and other decorative elements to create your own unique living puppet.
Other aspects of puppetry arts  will be discussed such as script writing, stage building, props making, and manipulation of puppets.
Materials Fee: $10, please bring cash for instructor.  
About Michael Chechopoulos
Michael is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and former member of Actors Equity. He has a BA degree in speech and theater from Goodman Theater in Chicago. He has been building and performing with puppets for 50 years.
In New York City, he taught puppet design at Parsons School of Design. In Atlanta, he exhibited and performed at the Woodruff Arts Center and Callanwolde Art Center.