Take Classes

All-New Woodshop Classes

Anyone Can Take Classes at TechShop -- You Do NOT Need to Be a TechShop Member to Take Classes!

TechShop DC-Arlington Class Listings


View Class Listings at Our Other Locations Here >> Change TechShop Location

View the TechShop DC-Arlington Interactive Class Calendar Here >> MONTH-AT-A-GLANCE


Category:

 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART110: Leather Post Bound Book

In this spinoff from our Bookbinding 2: Post Binding class, students will make a custom leather bound book with as many pages as they want! The instructor will guide students through personalizing the covers of their books by laser etching a favorite quote, design, or picture onto leather. The class will then bind their books together with metal posts. Post binding is an incredibly versatile alternative to traditional, sewn binding- posts can be easily removed and swapped out for shorter or taller posts, so books can be handily made bigger or smaller. Post binding requires no sewing whatsoever, so it is also a perfect choice for younger makers!

Prerequisites: None! While this is a great companion class to our other bookbinding classes, no prior experience is necessary.

Please note that, while the laser is used during this class, this class will NOT grant the ability to use TechShop's laser cutters. If you wish to use the laser cutters outside of class, please sign up for LAS 103: Laser Cutting & Etching SBU.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Leather Post Bound Book
(Leather Bound Book)
Wednesday, 8/30/17 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART1258: The Art of Cloisonné Enameling/Kiln SBU

Learn an important part of decorative enameling through exploring the cloisonné technique. Fine metal wires are fused to a copper blank, outlining your basic design. This is filled in with colorful fine-ground glass powders, and then glass is fused to metal by firing in a high temperature kiln. Color can be built up quickly using multiple firings. As part of this session, you will learn how to properly fire enameled copper in the multi-media kiln and leave with a finished piece of art that is uniquely yours. We suggest you come prepared for this class with some simple workable designs in mind suitable for small (approximately 2") metal plaques.

Class Prerequisite: None

$25.00 of basic materials will be provided (copper blanks, enamel powders, basic tools, etc.)

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    The Art of Cloisonné Enameling/Kiln SBU Saturday, 9/2/17 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART107: Post Binding

Post binding is a very simple and versatile bookbinding technique that anyone can master. Best of all, no sewing is involved! Instead, the book cover and pages are attached using special bookbinding screw posts. The class begins with an overview of the post binding process and a brief presentation of the many types of books that can be created with this technique. Post binding is an especially great choice if you want to print and bind your own content (for example: family recipes, short stories you’ve written, an artist portfolio). The majority of the class will then focus on designing and creating your own custom book using binding board, book fabric, and decorative papers.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Post Binding Saturday, 9/2/17 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART113: Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU

In this hands-on class, learn the basics of silkscreen printing. TechShop makes it easy by using vinyl stencils rather than photo-emulsion. Prepare a vinyl stencil, transfer onto a screen, apply ink to fabric through screen, and then heat set the ink. It’s that simple. You will learn the proper technique of applying Ink through a silkscreen while troubleshooting common mistakes so you can create your own custom products.

Want to print a t-shirt using your own artwork? Bring a simple black and white drawing that will be cut by hand. Participants who have passed the Vinyl Cutter Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class may bring in a pre-cut design to use. Otherwise, choose from several designs provided. Get ready to start making custom silkscreened t-shirts!

Project: Custom t-shirt

Prerequisites: None!

Equipment access: Silkscreen station

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU Saturday, 8/26/17 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU Sunday, 9/3/17 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART114: Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Two Colors

This is the perfect class for anyone looking to create more complex screen printed projects! Students will learn advanced silkscreening techniques dealing with creating multi-color prints.

Students will choose from a library of designs that can easily be converted into 2-color screen prints...your instructor will also detail what types of images lend themselves well to this type of process. At the end of class, you will have your very own 2-color screenprinted tote bag or t-shirt. (Materials differ by location.)

Project: A 2-color silkscreened tote bag or t-shirt

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ART103: Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU or WKS 131: Screen Printing & Vinyl Cutter SBUs prior to taking this class

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Two Colors Saturday, 8/26/17 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.