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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART116: Beginning Knitting

In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn about yarn, how to hold a knitting needle, basic knitting stitches and their abbreviations. We will also show you a couple finishing techniques as well as how to read a pattern. Your instructor will help you understand the difference in style variations; English vs continental



This is not an SBU, there will be no equipment check offs and there are no pre-requisites.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Beginning Knitting Friday, 8/19/16 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART868: Crochet for Beginners

Sc, ch 5, dc, sc3tog ... what does it all mean and how do you do it? Join us to learn how to decode the strange language of crochet patterns and get hands-on experience wrangling simple yarn into something amazing!

In this beginner’s class, you’ll learn everything you need to start crocheting. We’ll cover selection of hooks and yarns, plus how to make a test swatch to make sure your creation ends up the size you’re expecting. From a foundation chain to triple crochets, you’ll learn all the basic stitches and more.

Each participant will receive their own crochet hook to take home after class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Crochet for Beginners Thursday, 8/18/16 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART104: Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch

Make art from molten glass! The process is fascinating and the result is beautiful.

You will learn to use a lampworking torch to melt glass, form and decorate your own glass beads. Starting supplies will be provided in class.

Safety: Long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers are required clothing for this class. Aways wear closed-toed shoes while at TechShop.

Project: Glass Bead

Prerequisites: None!

Equipment access: Lampworking/torch equipment

Safety: Closed toed-shoes are required. Remove dangling jewelry and tie back long hair.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch Thursday, 8/18/16 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch Wednesday, 8/31/16 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART519: Pewter Drop Casting

Since the 11th century, pewter has been cast into objects of utility and beauty. An alloy of tin and copper, pewter is relatively malleable, and its soft sheen provides an elegant contrast to the steel which surrounds us today.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to make a mold and cast a small part using molten pewter. You will first create a plaster mold blank that can be carved using hand tools or any other carving instrument. Next, you will hand carve a simple part or design and will learn various other techniques such as using modeling clay or copying an existing piece. Finally, you will melt the pewter and make your casting to create a pendant, key fob, piece of jewelry, or small part.

Project: Pewter Pendant

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Pewter Drop Casting Wednesday, 8/10/16 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Pewter Drop Casting Saturday, 8/20/16 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00 plus $10.00 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Thursday, 8/11/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.