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WKS603: Lifecasting 101

Lifecasting is the process of creating a 3D copy of a living human body through the use of molding and casting techniques. In this Special Effects Series workshop, you will learn how to make an exact copy of your own finger, eye or nose using industry-standard alginate. You will then cast a positive of the finger, eye or nose in a strong plaster. In addition to hands-on molding and casting, we will discuss the many uses of lifecasting and touch on more advanced techniques. This workshop is designed to accommodate beginners as well as the experienced special effects guru.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Lifecasting 101 Saturday, 2/20/16 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Lifecasting 101 Sunday, 2/28/16 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS727: 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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob Saturday, 2/20/16 11:00 AM 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 - Create a Leather Key Fob Tuesday, 2/23/16 6:30 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.
   
WKSCH002: Laser Etched Wine Glasses: Make It a Date!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a date at TechShop!

Etch glass using TechShop's laser cutting machine. You'll use a rotary attachment tool for the laser cutter, which allows you to etch designs into cylindrical items. Next, you'll observe as the laser etches your designs or initials onto your wine glasses. You and your date will leave with your very own personalized wine glasses that you can use during a romantic dinner for two.

This workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.

Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. If you want to make more customized items, check out our Laser Rotary Attachment SBU, offered regularly.

A mere $40 gets you and a partner a spot in these exclusive, limited-time workshops.

Only one person per couple needs to register.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Etched Wine Glasses: Make It a Date! Sunday, 2/14/16 1:00 PM 1.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Laser Etched Wine Glasses: Make It a Date! Sunday, 2/14/16 4:00 PM 1.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Laser Etched Wine Glasses: Make It a Date! Sunday, 2/14/16 6:00 PM 1.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKSCH018: Metal Fish: Heat Patina Workshop

In this workshop you will learn to use the Plasma Cutter and Oxy-Acetylene torch to give your blank fish template it's own unique character. It's the perfect accompaniment to our basic metal, welding and waterjet classes to boost your creativity and metal-art making skills!



Prerequisites: None, but Oxy-Acetylene Torch SBU, and Basic Metal Shop SBU are strongly recommended.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Metal Fish: Heat Patina Workshop
(Metal Fish Workshop)
Sunday, 2/21/16 2:15 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.