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WKS525: Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop

Ever wanted to make your own garment, but it seemed like you'd have to learn a new language? Come, take a vocabulary lesson with us -- and feel free to bring a pattern you have questions about.

This class is an introduction for people who would like more information or are new to using patterns. It is easy to be overwhelmed and this class will help you locate the key information. It will also explain how to follow the directions to assemble a completed project.

Please bring in a pattern you would like use as a reference or one that you have questions about.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Tuesday, 5/6/14 5:00 PM 1.0 Hour 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, 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.
   
WKS707: Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting

Welcome to the wonderful world of jewelry and metalsmithing.

This course is designed as an introduction to common metalsmithing techniques and tools such as cold connections and jewelry saws.

Through hands-on experience, participants will learn sawing, riveting, drilling, filing, and sanding, and practice these techniques under instructor supervision. Participants will also learn about the various properties of non-ferrous metals.

This course is the pre-requisite for the Belt Buckle Workshop. You must take the jewelry blades you received in this course to use in the Belt Buckle Workshop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting Saturday, 5/10/14 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
   
WKS727: Leatherworking Basics - Creating a Leather Key Fob

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

We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting, to embossing designs using traditional tools. There will be 8 designs to choose from, all of which will give you practice using a wide range of leather tooling techniques. 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. Swivel knife and stamping tools in particular are the focus of tools that you’ll be practicing with.

At the end of this workshop, you’ll have experience with pattern transferring, swivel knife work, how to properly case leather for tooling, tooling (stamping) designs, edge finishing and dressing, hardware setting and care of tools. Please bring a USB key if you’d like an .svg file of all the patterns offered in the class, and the swivel knife practice worksheets.

Prerequisites: None, but you should be comfortable with the laser cutters and the wood shop tools.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Creating a Leather Key Fob Sunday, 4/27/14 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking Basics - Creating a Leather Key Fob Saturday, 5/3/14 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking Basics - Creating a Leather Key Fob Sunday, 5/11/14 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
   
WKS729: Jewelry and Metalsmithing - Custom Metal Belt Buckle

Every true Texan needs a custom belt buckle.

In this workshop, you will learn to create a custom belt buckle using cold connections with copper, aluminum and brass. Embellishments will be added by using jewelry techniques such as stamping, forming, sawing and riveting.

Prerequisite: You must have successfully passed the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting class before taking this one. Don’t forget to bring your saw blades.



2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jewelry and Metalsmithing - Custom Metal Belt Buckle Saturday, 4/26/14 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Jewelry and Metalsmithing - Custom Metal Belt Buckle Saturday, 5/24/14 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS730: Adjust-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop

In this workshop you will learn when and how to adjust a store bought pattern.

We will cover how to adjust a pattern to fit better and/or combine patterns together to create the look you really want.

The 1st hour will introduce you to different techniques involved in adjusting a pattern.

The 2nd hour is for practical application by using a pattern that you bring with you ready to ask questions and work on.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Adjust-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Saturday, 5/17/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 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.
   
WKS735: Wix.com - Learn How to Create a Stunning Website with Wix.com

Wix.com enables you to build a free and professional online presence, just the way you want it. With an HTML5 drag-and-drop website editor, 100s of web apps, designer-made templates, and tons of features, Wix gives you the tools to launch and manage your online presence.

Wix representative will be discussing various topics that address the importance of having an online presence, how to brand yourself and your business, how to access all of the Wix features, and much more!

Seats are limited, register today!

Members and non-members are welcome to attend.

*Participants may be asked to bring a personal laptop. This is suggested but not required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Wix.com - Learn How to Create a Stunning Website with Wix.com Thursday, 5/8/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 15 SEATS TOTAL
13 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
   
WKS736: Basic Veneering

Learn the basics of wood veneering with a hands on project of creating a 4 way book matched burl veneer panel.

Topics covered include:

Why use veneer?

Types of veneer.

Planning your veneer project and buying your veneer.

Preparation of and working with veneers.

Gluing and Post gluing operations.

Students will create an approximate 20" square panel veneered with 4 way book matched burl that can subsequently be used for a table top or door panel.

Class will be three separate sessions on three consecutive days.

First session, Thursday at 7:00pm, is two hours covering a lecture on veneers and using veneers, followed by a hands on flattening veneer using a vacuum bag.

Second session, Friday at 7:00pm, is three hours long consisting of layout, cutting, taping and gluing. Parts will be clamped using a vacuum bag.

Third session, Saturday at 9:30am, is an hour long of post gluing operations and clean up.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Basic Veneering Thursday, 4/24/14 7:00 PM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS701: Arduino - Experiments

You’ve got an Arduino. You know how to program it. Now what?!

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make your Arduino actually DO things. We’ll set up the Arduino IDE, go over some simple programming and then start experimenting!

We’ll cover how to work with information from external hardware devices including analog and digital input sources as you wire and program projects that explore how to interpret and utilize the signals that the inputs supply the Arduino. We will also cover how to control external hardware devices via digital and PWM outputs as you wire and program projects that teach the main principles of controlling hardware with information output from the Arduino. You will also learn both the hardware and software aspects of working with an LCD screen by attaching a display, feeding it information and making the display respond.

Prerequisites: Students need to have a good understanding of Arduino programming, which you can learn from the TechShop Arduino Programming class. You also need to bring a functioning Bare Bones Board & BUB, or an Arduino UNO along with the proper USB cable. The class is taught in the computer lab and PCs will be available for all students to use.

Your lab fee will pay for a display, tri-color LED, servo, breadboard, wire kit, storage box and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep after class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino - Experiments Tuesday, 5/27/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.