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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART1243: Metal Clay Basics

Learn how to handle, model, fire and finish base metal (copper) clay to create jewelry and other small items.

Metal clay is a highly versatile jewelry and craft material that has improved dramatically in recent years. Tiny particles of metal such as bronze, copper and silver are suspended in an organic binder and worked like clay, then are dried and kiln-fired at high temperatures to become pure metal. In the second session, numerous techniques for cleaning, embellishing and finishing the fired pieces will be explored.

We suggest you come prepared for this class with some workable designs in mind suitable for small (approximately 1") fine metal objects.

This class has TWO SESSIONS at two hours each, for a total of four hours. Students who enroll in Day 1 of the class are also enrolling in the following class in the series. Class will be held at the same day and time the following week. Students who do not show up for BOTH sessions will not be passed for this class.

Basic materials will be provided (metal clay, basic tools, etc.)

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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Metal Clay Basics
(Metal Clay Basics )
Saturday, 7/2/16 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Metal Clay Basics
(Metal Clay Basics )
Saturday, 7/23/16 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $130.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART1256: Advanced Metal Clay (PMC Silver) / Kiln SBU / FlexShaft SBU

Make a pure silver ring while learning how to fabricate, fire and finish precious metal clay (PMC) to create fine silver jewelry. You will learn how to work efficiently with PMC, completing a ring as the class project and leaving with a finished piece of art that is uniquely yours.

As part of this session, learn how to fire silver clay in the multi-media kiln as well as how to safely handle a jeweler’s Flex Shaft, a power rotary motor with flexible cable and handpiece, a real time-saver used in finishing your metal clay objects. We suggest you come prepared for this class with some workable designs in mind suitable for making a silver ring.

Class Prerequisite: Metal Clay Basics. If you register for this class and have not taken Metal Clay Basics, you will not be able to attend this class.

Basic materials will be provided (metal clay, basic tools, etc.). If you desire additional materials, they must be purchased prior to class.

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.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Metal Clay (PMC Silver) / Kiln SBU / FlexShaft SBU
(Silver Clay/Kiln SBU)
Tuesday, 7/5/16 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $105.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Metal Clay (PMC Silver) / Kiln SBU / FlexShaft SBU
(Silver Clay/Kiln SBU)
Wednesday, 7/20/16 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART1257: Silver Enameling/Kiln SBU

The art of enameling (fusing glass to metal) is especially beautiful on pure silver and can be used to make a variety of striking pieces. In this class, you'll create colorful designs using fine-ground glass powders that are applied to silver using a variety of techniques and then fused by firing in a high temperature kiln. Layers of color can be built up using multiple quick firings. As part of this session, learn how to safely fire enameled silver in the multi-media kiln and leave with a properly finished piece of art that is uniquely yours. We suggest you come prepared for this class with some simple workable designs in mind suitable for small (approximately 1") metal plaques. Students who successfully complete this workshop will be able to use the kiln to continue their work with this age-old art form.

Class Prerequisite: None

Basic materials will be provided (silver blanks, enamel powders, basic tools, etc.)

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.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Silver Enameling/Kiln SBU Saturday, 7/2/16 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Silver Enameling/Kiln SBU Saturday, 7/23/16 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART1258: The Art of Cloisonné Enameling/Kiln SBU

Learn an important part of decorative enameling through exploring the cloisonné technique. Fine metal wires are fused to a copper blank, outlining your basic design. This is filled in with colorful fine-ground glass powders, and then glass is fused to metal by firing in a high temperature kiln. Color can be built up quickly using multiple firings. As part of this session, you will learn how to properly fire enameled copper in the multi-media kiln and leave with a finished piece of art that is uniquely yours. We suggest you come prepared for this class with some simple workable designs in mind suitable for small (approximately 2") metal plaques.

Class Prerequisite: None

Basic materials will be provided (copper blanks, enamel powders, basic tools, etc.)

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.

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:
    The Art of Cloisonné Enameling/Kiln SBU Monday, 7/11/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART1265: Copper Enameling / Kiln SBU

Learn the ancient art of high-temperature enameling to create beautiful color designs on pure copper forms. Enameling uses colorful fine-ground glass powders that are applied to metal using a wide variety of techniques and then fused by firing in a high temperature kiln. Layers of color can be built up using multiple quick firings. As part of this session, learn how to properly fire enameled copper in the multi-media kiln and leave with a properly finished piece of art that is uniquely yours. We suggest you come prepared for this class with some simple workable designs in mind suitable for small (approximately 3") metal plaques.

Class Prerequisite: None

Basic materials will be provided (copper blanks, enamel powders, basic tools, etc.)

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.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Copper Enameling / Kiln SBU Thursday, 7/14/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Copper Enameling / Kiln SBU Saturday, 7/30/16 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART106: 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:
    Coptic Bookbinding Sunday, 7/3/16 11:00 AM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Coptic Bookbinding Monday, 7/18/16 6:00 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.
   
ART107: Book Binding 2: Post Binding

Post binding is a very simple and versatile bookbinding technique that anyone can master. Best of all, no sewing is involved! Instead, the book cover and pages are attached using special bookbinding screw posts. The class begins with an overview of the post binding process and a brief presentation of the many types of books that can be created with this technique. Post binding is an especially great choice if you want to print and bind your own content (for example: family recipes, short stories you’ve written, an artist portfolio). The majority of the class will then focus on designing and creating your own custom book using binding board, book fabric, and decorative papers.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Book Binding 2: Post Binding Thursday, 7/21/16 5:00 PM 3.0 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.
   
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 Friday, 7/8/16 7:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $105.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Sunday, 7/31/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $105.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.