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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART1234: Introduction to Papercraft

Learn basic papercraft skills as an outlet for your creative side! Papercraft is a fun, impressive, inexpensive art form that is versatile enough to create just about anything you can imagine.

In this class, you will learn about design, construction methods, layering, part-cutting using precision scissors and hobby knives, piece placement and gluing techniques. You will use all of these and more to complete a small paper spaceship model designed by the instructor, or create your own project from scratch.

Discover how to avoid common pitfalls of the medium, and learn from an instructor with over 20 years of papercrafting experience. Find out how to make working joints and other moving parts. Learn the secrets of working large, and very small, with an introduction to micro-detailing.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Introduction to Papercraft Monday, 8/3/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Introduction to Papercraft Monday, 8/24/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART1238: Introduction to Modular Making

Modular making is learning how to blueprint interlocking pieces for easy construction and enable a flexible arrangement of the design.

In this workshop, Maker Lindsay will teach how to rapidly sketch vector drawings in Adobe Illustrator and fabricate simple multiples out of paper using the laser cutter. Using paper engineering and pop-up design technique such as tabs and folds, students will develop a deeper understanding of paper and learn how to design a method to fit pieces together to create a tapestry of texture that will look like it's about to breathe.

The final project is a small, white, 3D paper sculpture arranged inside a paper frame. Participants will leave with an art piece that is ready for light color washes to be added to it.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Introduction to Modular Making Sunday, 8/9/15 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Introduction to Modular Making Sunday, 8/16/15 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART103: 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.

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 or tote bag

Prerequisites: None!

Equipment access: Silkscreen station

Safety: Closed-toed 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!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Sunday, 8/2/15 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Friday, 8/7/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Sunday, 8/16/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Sunday, 8/30/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART839: Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors

Participants in this class will learn advanced silkscreening techniques, including how to create multi-color prints on their choice of tote bag or t-shirt.

Your instructor will also discuss various items that you can silkscreen, so bring your questions and any projects you have in mind for more one-on-one help!

This workshop includes the material and ink for the item.

Project: Tee Shirt or Tote Bag

Prerequisites: ART103: Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors
(Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors)
Monday, 8/10/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors
(Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors)
Sunday, 8/16/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors
(Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors)
Friday, 8/28/15 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART106: Introduction to Coptic Bookbinding

Want a beautiful and durable sketchbook? Would you like to learn bookbinding but don’t know where to start? Maybe you just want to learn a style of binding that you can combine with other skills you’re learning at TechShop.

Coptic binding lays flat, which is ideal for sketchbooks and journals. The hard covers can be made from a variety of materials, including binders board, wood and metal for endless possibilities. Learn this easy and beautiful bookbinding style by making a blank journal to keep!

Project: Blank Bound Journal

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Introduction to Coptic Bookbinding Thursday, 8/13/15 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Introduction to Coptic Bookbinding Sunday, 8/16/15 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART104: Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch

Make art from molten glass! The process is fascinating and the result is beautiful.

You will learn to use a lampworking torch to melt glass, form and decorate your own glass beads. Starting supplies will be provided in class.

Safety: Long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers are required clothing for this class. Aways wear closed-toed shoes while at TechShop.

Project: Glass Bead

Prerequisites: None!

Equipment access: Lampworking/Torch Equipement

Safety: Closed toed-shoes are required. Remove dangling jewelry and tie back long hair.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch Saturday, 8/8/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART708: Jewelry Workshop : Basic Tools Saw-File-Rivet

Come learn Jewelry and Metalsmithing basics!

This course is an introduction to the most common metalsmithing techniques that will help you start making your own jewelry and metal sculpture.

This is a hands-on workshop where participants will learn sawing, riveting, drilling, filing, and sanding techniques that are essential to the jewelry metal arts.

Project: Sawn and Riveted metal sample

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed toed-shoes are required. Remove dangling jewelry and tie back long hair.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jewelry Workshop : Basic Tools Saw-File-Rivet
(Jewelry Workshop : Basic Tools Saw-File-Rivet)
Wednesday, 8/12/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Jewelry Workshop : Basic Tools Saw-File-Rivet
(Jewelry Workshop : Basic Tools Saw-File-Rivet)
Monday, 8/24/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.