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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART103: Marbling on Paper, Fabric, Wood and More

When most people of marbling they think of the fancy end papers in old books, but this technique can be applied to make amazing patterns on wood, fabric and more. Practice marbling with shaving cream, food coloring, acrylic paint, suminagashi ink, and more!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Marbling on Paper, Fabric, Wood and More Saturday, 3/4/17 4:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART108: Bookbinding (Stab Stitch and Long Stitch)

In this class, you will learn how to bind books using the Japanese Stab Stitch and the German Long stitch techniques. At the end of class, you'll be able to take home your own hand stitched books!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Bookbinding (Stab Stitch and Long Stitch) Saturday, 2/25/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Bookbinding (Stab Stitch and Long Stitch) Friday, 3/10/17 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART727: Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob

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

We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting to embossing designs using traditional tools. There will be eight 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 flash drive 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 woodshop tools.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob Sunday, 3/5/17 12:00 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ARTCH011: Comicon Cosplay Build Day

Working on a costume for an upcoming comicon but need access to more tools? Enjoy a day at Techshop to create your props, costumes and more. What will you have access to?

You can access any equipment for which you have successfully passed a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. You will have full access to the check-out kits available at the front desk, including Dremels, hand tools in the shop as well as the plasma cutter.



Can I bring in my own machines?

YES, AS LONG AS you have passed the SBU associated with the machine you want to bring in. No matter how much experience you have, you MUST have passed the SBU in order to use equipment while at TechShop.

Can I have someone else run a machine for me?

If you know a member that is willing to run a machine for you, this is acceptable. The DCs on staff will not be available to run jobs for you.

What do I need to bring?

We have the tools and space; you need to bring your supplies/materials.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Comicon Cosplay Build Day
(Comicon Cosplay Build Day)
Friday, 2/24/17 10:00 AM 8.0 Hours 50 SEATS TOTAL
50 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $10.00, No Materials Fee
    Comicon Cosplay Build Day
(Comicon Cosplay Build Day)
Saturday, 2/25/17 10:00 AM 8.0 Hours 50 SEATS TOTAL
50 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $10.00, No Materials Fee
    Comicon Cosplay Build Day
(Comicon Cosplay Build Day)
Monday, 5/1/17 5:00 PM 5.0 Hours 50 SEATS TOTAL
49 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $25.00, No Materials Fee
   
ART113: 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. 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-toe shoes are required.

***Or, you can personalize your work apron from the Industrial Textiles 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!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU Tuesday, 2/21/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU Sunday, 2/26/17 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU Tuesday, 2/28/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU Wednesday, 3/8/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU Saturday, 3/18/17 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU Sunday, 3/26/17 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * 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.