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ARTWKS012: Knife Making on the Waterjet

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of knife making using a combination of traditional hand tool techniques and high powered equipment available here at TechShop. Beginning today you will be designing your own knife and have it cut out on the waterjet. You will be learning about different knife styles, how to create a knife edge, heat treat your knife, and finally how to finish it up with custom handles. By the end of the workshop you will have completed a fully functional and custom made knife.

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.
ART110: Introduction to Bookbinding - Coptic

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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Introduction to Bookbinding - Coptic Thursday, 11/13/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Introduction to Bookbinding - Coptic Sunday, 11/23/14 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * 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.
ART103: Silk Screen 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

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.

When using the silkscreen station outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Silk Screen Printing Basics - SBU Monday, 11/24/14 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.