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WKS001: Laser Etch a Pumpkin!

In the spirit of Halloween, we're etching pumpkins on our laser cutter! Reserve your spot today in the line-up, and make the coolest, tech-savvy Jack o' Lantern on the block. This is a great activity for families, couples, and friends. Pumpkin included!

NOTE: Only one person from each group needs to register. We will have extra pumpkins on hand for a nominal fee if you want to walk away with more than one pumpkin.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Laser Etch a Pumpkin! Friday, 10/31/14 6:00 PM 1.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $25.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1201: Advanced Sewing Workshop

The Advanced Sewing workshop is a place to practice techniques, develop skills, and get help. Come to class with a goal in mind and project in hand. This student-driven class does not rely on a handout or traditional instruction; instead the class is driven by student questions and needs.



Examples: learn hem techniques and advanced stitching, get feedback on pattern-making and draping, receive feedback on skills, get advice on your specific project.



Students must have taken and passed the appropriate sewing Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class; if you're going to get help with the Industrial Serger, for example, you must have passed the Industrial Serger SBU. This is not an SBU and will not count towards machine access.



Project: None. Students will have access to basic black and white thread but must bring any other materials needed for their project.



Prerequisites

Required: Must have passed the appropriate sewing SBU for the equipment you will be working on

Recommended: 12 hours experience basic sewing, 6 hours experience on an industrial machine





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.



Safety

Mandatory: closed-toed shoes



1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing Workshop Friday, 10/3/14 6:00 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $105.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $130.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1205: Leatherworking- Create a Wrist Cuff!

In this workshop, you’ll learn fundamental skills for working with leather and walk away with a wrist cuff that you made yourself!

We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting, to embossing designs using traditional tools. We have a variety of design and alphabet stamps that will give you a chance to personalize your project. While, yes, in this workshop we’ll be making something cool, a lot of emphasis will be put on practicing technique with some of the more specialized leather crafting tools. At the end of the session, you’ll have experience with pattern transferring, how to properly case leather for tooling, tooling (stamping) designs, edge finishing and dressing, hardware setting, and care of tools.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking- Create a Wrist Cuff! Monday, 10/6/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking- Create a Wrist Cuff! Tuesday, 10/14/14 7:15 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking- Create a Wrist Cuff! Thursday, 10/23/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1206: Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains

In this bicycle maintenance class, you will learn how to inflate tires, change inner tubes and outer tires, patch tires, adjust brakes, replace brakes, adjust derailleurs, and lubricate and replace chains. In other words, you will learn how to fix some of the most common bike problems so you can make more repairs yourself and hassle less with taking your bike to a professional mechanic. This course also provides a foundation of introductory knowledge and skills you can build on for more ambitious projects like modding bikes and building custom bikes.

Feel free to bring in your own bike to work on, but understand that the instructor won’t be able to stop class to help you with problems or parts that are outside the scope of this course.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains Thursday, 10/2/14 6:15 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains Saturday, 10/18/14 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $95.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $110.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains Tuesday, 10/28/14 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $95.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $110.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1210: Advanced CNC Embroiderer Workshop

The Advanced CNC Embroiderer Workshop is a place to practice techniques, develop skills, and get help. Come to class with a goal in mind and project in hand. This student-driven class does not rely on a handout or traditional instruction; instead the class is driven by student questions and needs.



Examples: learn advanced machine settings, get feedback on technique, receive feedback on skills, get advice on your specific project.



Students must have taken and passed the appropriate CNC Embroiderer Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. This is not an SBU and will not count towards machine access.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced CNC Embroiderer Workshop Thursday, 10/16/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced CNC Embroiderer Workshop Thursday, 10/23/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1213: WaterJet Cut a Jack-o'-lantern!

In the spirit of Halloween, we're carving pumpkins on our WaterJet cutter! Reserve your spot today in the line-up, and make the coolest, tech-savvy Jack o' Lantern on the block. This is a great activity for families, couples, and friends. Pumpkin included! We will have extra pumpkins on hand for a nominal fee if you want to walk away with more than one pumpkin.

1 session currently scheduled:
    WaterJet Cut a Jack-o'-lantern! Friday, 10/31/14 7:30 PM 1.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1214: Halloween Themed Vacuum Formed Chocolate Molds

In the spirit of Halloween we invite you to make your very own chocolate and chocolate molds using TechShop's vacuum forming machine! You will customize your chocolate bar design using laser cut stencils and shapes. Then you'll use the vacuum former to make a food-safe plastic mold. Next, you will pour delicious molten chocolate into your finished mold. The best part? Enjoying your handmade chocolate bar just in time for Halloween! You will make your very own chocolate bars and walk away with a custom mold to use again at home. This is a perfect treat for any Halloween celebration!

This Make-it, Take-it workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.

Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage class. To learn more about vacuum forming, check out our Vacuum Forming SBU class, offered regularly.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Halloween Themed Vacuum Formed Chocolate Molds Friday, 10/24/14 6:30 PM 1.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $25.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.