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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 prerequisite 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 Monday, 2/15/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 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 - 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, 2/7/16 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 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.
   
WKS738: Leatherworking Basics - Make a Leather Belt

Make a custom, dyed, leather belt!

Participants will learn the process from start to finish: measuring for the perfect size, laying out the holes, folding in a swappable belt buckle, edge finishing, dyeing and sealing the leather. Handouts will cover all the instructions and includes templates for hole placement and different billet-end shapes.

Supplies for the class are provided by the instructor, but if you’ve taken the ‘"Make a Custom Belt Buckle" class, you can use that buckle.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Make a Leather Belt Saturday, 2/27/16 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS747: Autodesk Inventor Modeling Lab

The Autodesk Inventor Modeling Lab is a place to practice techniques, develop skills, and get help. Bring a file you've already started or bring sketches of your design to get help modeling it. This student-driven class does not rely on a handout or traditional instruction; instead the class is driven by student questions and needs.

Examples: Using sweep, loft and coil to get more complex shapes, get advice on order of operations, get help modeling an existing object

Students must have taken and passed the Autodesk Inventor Basics class.

Project: None. Students will receive help with their personal projects.

Prerequisites:
  • Required: Successful completion of AUD006: Autodesk Inventor - Basics prior to taking this lab.

  • Recommended: 6 hours Inventor experience outside of class or completion of either the Intro to Sketching Class or Inventor for Sheet Metal class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor Modeling Lab
(Modeling Lab)
Sunday, 2/28/16 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS763: Metal Laser Etching

Give the gift of drink to friends and family with a customized stainless tumbler. Join us at TechShop and bring a design ready to laser etch onto an 8 oz. stainless tumbler.

In this workshop you will etch your design on to the metal surface using cermark spray, which turns black when etched by a laser. Great for wedding and holiday gifts.

Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Metal Laser Etching Friday, 2/12/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
   
WKS888: Product Photography

Learn how to create professional product images. An in-depth look at crafting your light to meet your vision and how quality images are in integral part attracting clients.We’ve broken down these concepts and catered the sections on gear, lighting, pre-production, and material specific techniques all aimed at the product photography market.

Upon completion of this course, photographers at any level will gain: a deeper understanding of industry best practices, greater knowledge of equipment, lighting knowledge for any scenario, better approaches to product lighting, and most importantly, how to create compelling product photos.

*Photo Equipment available for checkout:

Camera, please provide your own sd card if you do not plan on downloading your photos day of shoot.

Light table

Photo lamps

Photo studio area / backdrop

* This course is not an sbu and is not required to check out equipment.

All equipment must be checked out through the front desk and is only available for on-site use.







1 session currently scheduled:
    Product Photography Saturday, 2/13/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.