This Month at a Glance


It might still be Winter but we are spending February at The Shine House growing ourselves, just like the seeds and the roots are growing and waiting to sprout and bloom in the coming Spring!  Come grow and blossom into Spring with us with Yoga and Movement for the body/mind/spirit. Are you a woman looking for a healthy, accepting group of other women to talk with about your life, move your body with, be supported, and healthier with? Join our Lunas group! Come learn about yourself and the wonder and possibilities of art in Adventures in Mixed Media and Memoirs and Minutes Classes. Learn to defend yourself, and bring the kids to Self Defense and Mixed Martial Arts for ages 8+, or help us create a beautiful 3D Installation for our Community Art Room. We have Preschool Programming on Wednesdays, Beginner Embroidery Classes, SO much to do during the day, after school & work, and many Saturdays! Fun and eclectic educational opportunities for growth for the whole family! The AMAZING Appalachian Weaving Workshop will be happening w/Candace, and learn to Dye Fabric with Natural Plant Dyes. There are also opportunities for fabulous music to attend! February is absolutely filled with art, growth, music, opportunities, health, and community connection. It might be Winter and the coldest weather may be coming, but at The Shine House you can come fill up your heart, body, and soul with movement, knowledge, creativity, and growth to bloom yourself into Spring! 

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Memoirs & Moments

Join us during the minutes of lunch time for an art class that is all about YOU! Your life, your passions, your frustrations, your joy. We will be working in a journal, so bring one if you can or use our mixed media paper and add it to your journal later. This class is designed to help you create a visual and literal conversation with yourself. Tea/Coffee/Lunch Time, a whole 60min with yourself, your thoughts, your emotions, and your goals that you want to work toward. These minutes can help you express your fears to overcome a hurdle, heal from life difficulties, and move your beautiful self forward! Sometimes the best thing we can do is take something out of our hearts and brains and make it visible for our eyes! This journal will be a place to share your present feelings and your visions for the future! We will have tea and coffee available but also feel free to bring your lunch! This class is free to members and $7 a class to drop in as a non member. Ask us how you can affordably make your ENTIRE Household Shine House Members, we’ve got something for EVERYONE of every age! This class is suitable for teens and up and meets on Thursdays at 12PM. 

Adventures in Mixed Media

Creating with Mixed Media is an Adventure! This class will be taught using an art curriculum edited by visual artist and art writer Amy Jones and includes 20 mixed media projects. We will start the class with a few motivational readings, not only will you learn to harness the creative energy you already have, you’ll also learn how to keep that energy flowing for years to come as you figure out what sparks your art fire. We will be working in an art journal using guided mixed media techniques. Learn techniques such as hand lettering, embossing, mark making, mixed media portrait painting, basic painting, collage techniques, and more. 

We have twelve copies of the curriculum book for you to use and read while in class, however if you would like to purchase your own copy to write in, make notes in,etc. It is titled Adventures in Mixed Media Art, edited by Amy Jones. A mixed media art journal would be ideal to bring with you as we will not be providing those. If you do not have a journal we will have mixed media paper of you to use. This class will take place on Tuesdays during three class period times 10am, 3:30pm, and 5:30pm. This class is free to members, or 7$ each class you attend for non members. Want to become a member for yourself and your family? Ask us how! 

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Field Trips and Scheduled Outings

The Shine House is now offering school groups, organizations, clubs, a group of friends, and workplace activities on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30. These activities would include an art experience and/or movement experience. This is time that you would need to book in advance with us. School group activities would be art based, but can involve ALL subjects such as History, Science, English, Geometry, ect. Each activity will be tailored to the group coming in. This is a great team building opportunity for clubs, organizations, and employees in the workplace. Movement can be done with all ages and would involve activities like yoga, meditation, and breath-work. Art would include working with a specific medium such as painting, graphite, collaging, printmaking, art journaling, ect. This is an experience that will be fun for the whole group and anyone can do it with the help of our wonderful staff here at The Shine House.

The price is $12 a person with a minimum group of 15 people. If you are interested in a specific date please call us at 606-416-5380 or email us at

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Open Art Studio With A Focus

This is an opportunity to come and explore a variety of art forms and materials with and without formal instruction. ART for ALL ages! Open Art Studio happens Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm. Work with a variety of mediums of your choice, in such art mediums as acrylic paint, pastels, plaster, watercolor, drawing, mixed media, collage, and more! Also try out our textile projects rolling in like the winter into Shine House! We will be looming, weaving, and working with many yarns, fibers, cloths and other materials. Open Studio is included in a $7.00 drop for the day fee, or members can enjoy this for FREE. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.

Open Studio is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.

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Gentle Yoga

This class focuses on learning the basic yoga postures and connecting to our bodies in a deep and meaningful way. We will move slowly, spend time and care in each pose, and take time to breathe and meditate...alot. New to yoga? This is the class for you! Slow Flow yoga takes place on Tuesday Mornings at 9am, Wednesday at 12noon, and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. These hour long classes are for ages 15yrs+ and are great for all levels, beginners and advanced practitioners alike! 

Class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.

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Preschool Art

Join us Wednesday Mornings 10:00AM-11:15AM, for our first Preschool Program!  Art Projects and Movement fun with your littles! Movement would include yoga, outside games, dance, and MORE! Appropriate for preschoolers ages 2-5yrs. Art projects can always be modified to fit each child. Guaranteed fun and educational! 

Class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.

 Drop in for free, and if you like what you see please become a member!

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Chair Yoga for All Abilities

Yoga is for everyone! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. This class is designed for all to be able to participate, gain flexibility, and practice breath work. Regardless of age, ability, disability, need of a walker or wheelchair, this class is designed for everyone. Come experience a gentle Chair Yoga Practice with Tara or Lakia on Thursday’s at 1pm. Class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for FREE. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month. Your first Yoga class at Shine is FREE!

This class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.

Target Toning

During this hour of target toning we will explore specific muscle groups. We will be using the resistance of our body weight and bands to target these muscles. There will be exercises to increase your heart rate offered. This will allow all your hard work to show. If your goals are gaining strength and flexibility, then we will offer alternatives for this purpose. Please join me in this relaxed vision of exercise. There will be laughter, good music, movement, and results! This class takes place Tuesday mornings at 5:30PM and Fridays at 11:00AM! The instructors for this class are Tara Helser and Hannah White.

Class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.
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Shine Yoga

Namaste my friends! Shine Yoga is now offered Wednesdays at 10:00AM and 6:30PM, Thursdays at 10:00AM and 5:30PM, and Friday mornings at 10:00AM. Lakia and Tara are the instructors.

We also have Saturdays at 10:00AM with Jenny Williams

This class is suitable for ALL fitness levels.  

Class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.

 Drop in for free, and if you like what you see please become a member!

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Installation Preperation

Art Installations create different worlds inside of a space. Installation is an artistic work that is three-dimensional and is often designed to transform the perception of a space. If you’ve been to The Shine House you have seen the black roses on the ceiling of one of our most used community art rooms. It is time for something new, the black roses, pearls, and prisms hanging from the ceiling are lovely but we would like to create a community installation. We are going to be prepping during this class period for this installation, which will be beautiful 3D egg cartons dyed to create Wisteria inside The Shine House art room! Come be part of the process of creating our new art installation in community! Space is limited but this class and creation is FREE to participate in! 

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Appalachian Weaving 101 w/ Candace

This workshop is so exciting!! We live in a time when it is so easy to hop in a car, drive to a store, buy an article, and drive on home. Candace Lee Mullins will be our host and teacher. Take an afternoon at The Shine House to learn all about what it took to LOOM. The workshop will start off with an overview of growing fibers right here in our Appalachian culture. We will learn about the history of the loom. We will...wait for it....learn how to read those patterns that we cringe at in books! As well as get to hop on a loom and give it a GO! This workshop has been in the works for awhile. And The Shine House crew has been ready for it from the beginning. This workshop does have a cap on attendance. The cost of this event is 35 for members and 40 for nonmembers. So come step back in time with us and maybe you will walk away with a really awesome new hobby!

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Beginning Embroidery Stitching

Come join us for an introductory course on embroidery. You will learn all the basic skills for starting a piece. As the course continues through the month of February you will learn new stitches to make fancier projects. This class is on thursdays at 3:30. You can take your project home or work on it solely at shine. Feel free to come with an idea or we can help get you started. Possibilities are endless. First class at shine is free, included in membership, 7 dollar drop in fee. Give it a go, you may like it.

Frontier Folk Nebraska House Show

“Frontier Folk Nebraska believes in the continuing relevance of a classic‐era kind of alt‐rock that flirts with occasional messiness in order to let its organically electric sound come together without too much art‐think or conceptualism. Faith is put in the music’s energy as the right conduit to showcase interesting songwriting… Neither from Nebraska nor a folk group, Frontier Folk Nebraska is instead a Cincinnati band that sounds like the Replacements attacking power pop with their thrashing guitar‐and‐drum energy kept in check by their love for melody and appealing song structure.” 

‐Steve Rosen – BLURT Magazine


Lunas is a female based wellness group that focuses on mental health along with overall physical health. This group is founded by Iris Miller and Hannah White. We do not want crash diets and temporary solutions. We want lifestyle changes and to create a community fitness group that helps with your overall wellness. We want to create a community group where we can lean on each when needed. We will share food recipes, take long walks and hikes, do group exercises, listen to motivational speakers, and take nutritional classes. This is a group where we can struggle and ACHIEVE together.

Self Defense & Martial Arts

A self defense course is designed to make you aware, prepared, and ready for any situation that may occur in your everyday life at any given time. This specific course is a slow beginners class to show you step by step, breaking it down into one motion at a time so you really learn and remember how to defend yourself in an unexpected situation. This course takes place Wednesdays at 8:30am. The certified instuctor is Scotty Nevels.

Class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.

Dreamcatcher Creations

So many people are mesmerized by dream catchers. Here is your opportunity to learn how to make your own. This course is scheduled on fridays. 10am and again at 3:30pm. You will learn about color coordination, wrapping, tying patterned knots, how to embellish and more.

Natural Fabric Dying

Learn the art of fabric dying. Within these workshop hours you will learn how to dye fabric naturally. Through natural powders from plants, seeds, possibly insects, and teas. The history of dying is fascinating and we will give a brief intro on that. But the exploration is what is so much fun. So join us Saturday the 24th, 1-3. You can bring your own cotton or silk or we will have a pice for you. This workshop is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers.

Rise & Shine Yoga

Experience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Salute the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night's sleep. You'll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease.

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