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ART: Advanced Inventor & Creator Sessions: Running

TechShop’s beloved STEAM programming is now available after school. Our students are immersed in a creative environment like nothing else. Our programs cover science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, but across every subject, we teach our students how to approach life as a problem solver.

Our project based STEAM course is where our students take their foundational knowledge they learned in our previous classes and put it to the test. The course has a major project for each STEAM discipline giving the student 5 unique portfolio pieces. Our projects teach core concepts of STEAM, but with the customizing, hacking, do it yourself spirit TechShop is known for.

If you are interested in signing up for these after-school sessions, please contact your local TechShop:

TechShop San Francisco email or call (415) 263-9161

TechShop Mid Peninsula email or call (650) 521-9027

TechShop San Jose email or call (408) 916-4144

TechShop Chandler, AZ email or call (480) 327-0820

TechShop Austin/ Round Rock email or call (512) 900-4664

TechShop St. Louis email or call (314) 797-5646

TechShop Detroit email or call (313) 583-3831

TechShop Pittsburgh email or call (412) 345-7182

TechShop DC/Arlington email or call (703) 302-8780

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please Email Us to request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
ART130: Heat Press SBU

Are you ready to start making your own professional quality, heat pressed shirts at TechShop? In this hands-on Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the heat press to add graphic designs to shirts, blankets, flags, bags, and more!

Prerequisites: Successful completion of COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC, COM207:CorelDRAW for CNC are recommended, but not required

Equipment access: Heat press

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: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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:
    Heat Press SBU
(Heat Press SBU)
Wednesday, 11/30/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * 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.
ART113: Silkscreen Printing Basics

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-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Wednesday, 11/9/16 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Wednesday, 11/16/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * 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.