Jewelry Making Workshop

 This workshop has been designed to teach how to make jewelry from start to finish without the added expense of purchasing components such as clasps and ear wires. You will also develop new techniques for making your personal metal pieces. This workshop should not intimidate anyone. It is a beginner level course. This workshop is 2 hours long and is twenty dollars for nonmembers and ten dollars for members. If you have a child that is interested we can make sure they get the assistance they need to complete their piece.

Field Trips and Scheduled Outings

The Shine House is now offering school groups, organizations, clubs, a group of friends, and workplace art/movement activities. 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, such as acrylic paint, pastels, plaster, watercolor, drawing, mixed media, collage, and more! 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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Scary Stories and Other Tales

This is just a reminder to SAVE THE DATE for the 2018 edition of “Scary Stories & Other Tales” coming up Friday, October 12th. It immediately follows the annual Somerset Junior Woman’s Club Ghost Walk in downtown Somerset and is an event of Pulaski County Walker Weekend! The storytellers are sponsored by Watershed Arts Alliance as part of the organization’s ongoing mission to bring unique art and cultural programs to the people of Pulaski County.

And…just to get you excited, we are thrilled to announce that our event this year will feature a new storyteller, Lounicia Smith Hughett…as well as everyone’s yearly favorite, THE STORYTELLER (dressed in his costume and all!) We’ll be announcing other participants soon and give you more details on our featured storytellers!

“Scary Stories & Other Tales” will be a FREE event and the stories will be appropriate for ALL ages. And, while it is a FREE event…can we ask you to consider bringing some children’s art supplies that we might share with The Shine House? The supplies would certainly be appreciated and will help with the programming planned for children throughout the seasons. (You’ll also need to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating since we will be on the front lawn…weather permitting.)

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Tots Tall Tales w/ Stefania

I’m excited to announce we are starting a weekend class for preschooler’s ages 3-6 and their families beginning on Saturday October 13th at 10am, called Tots Tall Tales.
The theme for our first week is based on the book, “Room on a Broom” by Julia Donaldson. This story will take us on the journey of a witch and her cat as they search for lost items together and learn that there is always room for more friends.
We will start with story time, followed by an art project, games, science fun, and a sensory bin where we can search for the witch’s lost items and friends. This class will touch on themes of sharing, teamwork, cause and effect, and literacy.
*We will be providing a snack so let us know of any food allergies or concerns and we will work to accommodate them so everyone can enjoy the fun.*

I hope to see you and your families there!

Please click on the above if interested in signing up to purchase and reserve your spot! It is free for members and $10 for nonmembers.

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This is a high cardio class that incorporates punches, kicks, squats, knee and elbow strikes, and lots of energy to help you develop strength, balance, and coordination.  

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 Mondays at 10:00AM, Wednesdays at 10:00AM, Thursdays at 10:00AM, Fridays at 11:00AM, and Sundays at 1:00PM. Tara Helser and Ingrid Denney 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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Core and Toning

This is a high cardio class that incorporates punches, kicks, squats, knee and elbow strikes, and lots of energy to help you develop strength, balance, and coordination.

Flexible Yoga

Flexible has three ideas by definition: the quality of bending easily without breaking, the ability to be easily modified, and willingness to change or compromise. Join us for an hour of practice in all these areas Tuesday mornings, 10:00AM, with Tara.

Doterra Essential Oils 101 Workshop

IA hands-on experience to go over how essential oils are made and why they are so beneficial to our wellbeing: physically, emotional, and mentally! Essential oils can be apart of your daily routine and replace synthetic chemicals and provide amazing natural healing benefits. Come join me in learning how to get the full benefits for yourself and family using essential oils. Did you know that it only takes 1-2 drops of oil 20 seconds to start taking affect on your limbic system (emotional brain), 2 minutes to be in your blood stream using topically or taking internally, and in 20 minutes the essential oil has reached out to every cell in your body. The science is overwhelming, the results are amazing. I would love to help educate you on taking on your self and creating a balanced system and improving your overall wellbeing. We are like flowers and must nourish to flourish. Bring your oils as well if you have some that you have never used and have questions on the proper way to receive the full benefits and even educate yourself on what else you could be using those oils for. Everyone will leave with a sample and with educational tools and resources for your continuing journey. I would love to be your oil coach

Sugar Skull Glazing Workshop

Come glaze a sugar skull at The Shine House. In this workshop you will be glazing a sugar skull. You will then leave it for us to fire in our kiln! This will be a fun homemade decoration to set out for Halloween time and for Day of the Dead. This workshop will be $25 for nonmembers and $20 for members.

Ghost Hunt

We are teaming up with The Carnegie Community Arts Center to bring you a weekend of ghost hunting! Night two will be Saturday the 13th at the historic Shine House! Starting at 9:00pm, we will be presenting a short “Ghost hunting 101” class to familiarize you with our ghost hunting equipment, as well as what to expect. Afterwards, we will be turning down the lights in The Shine house. Built in 1885, this beautiful building is one of the original six houses that made up Somerset. With a long and storied history, employees today have ran into the house’s past residents. We will guide you through the building as we tell you about the history of the property, and as you use our equipment (and whatever you want to bring!) to search for local spirits! Ages 8 & up please. $10.00 a person, and all proceeds go to the Carnegie and the Shine House! Space is limited; Please message the museum to reserve your spot.

Ceramics Workshop

An introduction to throwing and manipulating clay. All participants will spend time at the wheel as well as work with hand building techniques. This workshop will be taught by local potter Steve Watkins. This is his specialty! The cost of this amazing workshop is $40. Come learn how to build with clay. This workshop caps at 8. Please message us with questions or to reserve a spot.

Level 7 Meditation

Learn the basics of meditation and how to meditate as a group and on your own. Weekly meditations will be shared, along with discussions on the importance and effects that meditation can have on your body, mind, and spirit. This class is Sundays at 8:30AM.

Health Matters

The Shine House has partnered up with Project CHEEER to bring a Health and Wellness 16-Week program to Somerset! This program will have weekly lessons of basic health, nutrition, and fitness. It will take place twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00pm-3:00pm. This will be a commitment for all 16 weeks and you will receive a certificate of completion after. It will be one hour of lessons and information and one hour of physical fitness. These classes are welcome to EVERYONE ages 12+. We are offering this program to the community for FREE. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

Call us at 606-416-5380 or email us at to register for the program. Space is limited to 12 people a class!

Eerie Art Reception

The Shine House and The Carnegie Art Center are joining forces to bring you an evening of spine-chilling, eerie, and horrifying art! Please join us for our Receptions at The Shine House, 4 pm and then to The Carnegie, 5 pm. If you have a piece that you would like to enter please send it to, or Free event.

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