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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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting Wednesday, 8/23/17 6:30 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
    Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting Thursday, 9/21/17 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, 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.
   
WKS764: Leatherworking - Tooling Basics

Tooling leather is a great craft that can be picked up by even the least crafty among us. This is the process of cutting into the leather to create shapes and designs. There are other leather crafting processes that often go hand-in-hand with tooling, however, such as leather stamping.

In this class you will be guided by your instructor as you explore different tools, design shapes, sculpt leather, and you will learn all about various techniques to create beautiful art pieces.

Project: A tooled leather piece that can be brought and used in WKS766: Leatherworking: Assembly

Equipment Access: Leatherworking check out kit



1 session currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking - Tooling Basics
(Leather Tooling )
Sunday, 8/27/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $49.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS765: Leatherworking - Dyeing and Finishing

Leather dyeing usually involves the use of spirit- or alcohol-based dyes where alcohol quickly gets absorbed into moistened leather, carrying the pigment deep into the surface. "Antiquing" stains can be used to add more definition to patterns. These have pigments that will break away from the higher points of a tooled piece and so pooling in the background areas give nice contrasts. Leaving parts unstained also provides a type of contrast.

During this class, you will learn how to apply and work with different types of stains and dyes. Finish your sample project by trimming and burnishing your leather's edges and adding a final seal to the leather.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking - Dyeing and Finishing
(Dyeing & Finishing )
Thursday, 8/31/17 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $49.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS766: Leatherworking - Assembly

Leather shaping or molding consists of soaking a piece of leather in hot or room temperature water to greatly increase pliability and then shaping it by hand or with the use of objects or even molds as forms. As the leather dries it stiffens and holds its shape.

Sometimes molding is required before assembling a piece. Learn how to mold leather, punch holes for snaps, rivets, and other fastening techniques such as hand stitching.

Project: You can bring your artwork from WKS764: Leatherworking - Tooling to complete a wine bottle holster. If you did not attend that class, you will make a new one in this class.

Prerequisites: None

1 session currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking - Assembly
(Leather Assembly )
Thursday, 8/24/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $49.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS131: Screen Printing and Vinyl Cutter SBUs

Vinyl cutting and screen printing go hand in hand, and this fun workshop will show you how!

First, you'll learn how to safely operate the vinyl cutter and use it to make custom stencils to suit all your screen printing needs. When using the vinyl cutter, as opposed to hand-cutting your stencils, the possibilities for easily making intricate designs is infinite. You'll also learn how to import your own vector designs from graphics programs to use the vinyl cutter to create cool stickers, custom signage, and more! Be sure to come with a design file in hand, or at least in mind.

Next, it's onto the screen printing station. You'll learn how to prep your stencil, transfer it to a screen, mask the screen, then apply ink through the stencil and screen onto your shirt. It's a much quicker, easier process than photo emulsion, and it cures quickly, too. You'll spend the last few minutes of class heat-setting your shirt, and voila! You'll be the proud owner of your very own, handmade screen printed shirt that is sure to be an eye catcher.

Once you have taken and successfully passed this class, you will be cleared to use the screen printing station AND vinyl cutter.

Project: Custom screen printed shirt

Prerequisites: None!

Equipment access: Silkscreen station and vinyl cutter

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

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.

When using the screen printing station and/or vinyl cutter outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

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:
    Screen Printing and Vinyl Cutter SBUs Wednesday, 8/23/17 4:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $139.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $169.00, No Materials Fee
    Screen Printing and Vinyl Cutter SBUs Saturday, 8/26/17 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Screen Printing and Vinyl Cutter SBUs Tuesday, 9/5/17 4:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $140.00, No Materials Fee
    Screen Printing and Vinyl Cutter SBUs Sunday, 9/10/17 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $140.00, No Materials Fee
    Screen Printing and Vinyl Cutter SBUs Tuesday, 9/19/17 5:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Screen Printing and Vinyl Cutter SBUs Thursday, 9/28/17 4:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.