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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART1243: Metal Clay Basics

Learn how to handle, model, fire and finish base metal (copper) clay to create jewelry and other small items.

Metal clay is a highly versatile jewelry and craft material that has improved dramatically in recent years. Tiny particles of metal such as bronze, copper and silver are suspended in an organic binder and worked like clay, then are dried and kiln-fired at high temperatures to become pure metal. In the second session, numerous techniques for cleaning, embellishing and finishing the fired pieces will be explored.

We suggest you come prepared for this class with some workable designs in mind suitable for small (approximately 1") fine silver objects.

Students who enroll in Day 1 of the class are also enrolling in the following class in the series. Class will be held at the same day and time the following week.

Basic materials will be provided (metal clay, basic tools, etc. If you desire additional materials, they must be purchased prior to class)

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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Metal Clay Basics
(Metal Clay Basics )
Thursday, 9/3/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $130.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Metal Clay Basics
(Metal Clay Basics )
Saturday, 9/12/15 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $130.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART1256: Precious Metal Clay (PMC Silver) / Kiln SBU / FlexShaft SBU

Learn how to model, fire and finish precious metal clay (PMC) to create fine silver jewelry and other small items from either lump or syringe-paste fine silver clay.

You will learn how to fire PMC and other metal clays and leave with a properly finished piece of art that is uniquely yours. We suggest you come prepared for this class with some workable designs in mind suitable for small (approximately 1-1.5") metal objects. As part of this session, learn how to fire all metal clays in the multi-media kiln as well as how to safely handle a jeweler’s Flex Shaft, a power rotary motor with flexible cable and handpiece, a real time-saver used to polish, burnish and finish your metal clay objects.

Class Prerequisite: Basic Metal Clay

Basic materials will be provided (metal clay, basic tools, etc.). If you desire additional materials, they must be purchased prior to class.

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.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Precious Metal Clay (PMC Silver) / Kiln SBU / FlexShaft SBU
(Silver Clay/Kiln SBU)
Monday, 9/14/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $110.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Precious Metal Clay (PMC Silver) / Kiln SBU / FlexShaft SBU
(Silver Clay/Kiln SBU)
Thursday, 9/24/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $110.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART1265: Copper Enameling / Kiln SBU

Learn the ancient art of high-temperature enameling to create beautiful color designs on pure copper forms. Both fired metal clay (for cloisonné-type effects) and sheet copper blanks (for free-form designs) will be available for experimentation. Enameling uses colorful fine-ground glass powders that are applied to metal using a wide variety of techniques and then fused by firing in a high temperature kiln. Layers of color can be built up using multiple quick firings. As part of this session, learn how to properly fire enameled copper in the multi-media kiln and leave with a properly finished piece of art that is uniquely yours. We suggest you come prepared for this class with some simple workable designs in mind suitable for small (approximately 1") metal plaques.

Class Prerequisite: None

Basic materials will be provided (copper blanks, enamel powders, basic tools, etc.) If you desire additional materials, they must be purchased prior to class

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.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Copper Enameling / Kiln SBU Monday, 9/21/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Copper Enameling / Kiln SBU Monday, 9/28/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART106: Coptic Bookbinding

Want a beautiful and durable sketchbook? Would you like to learn bookbinding but don’t know where to start? Maybe you just want to learn a style of binding that you can combine with other skills you’re learning at TechShop.

Coptic binding lays flat, which is ideal for sketchbooks and journals. The hard covers can be made from a variety of materials, including binders board, wood and metal for endless possibilities. Learn this easy and beautiful bookbinding style by making a blank journal to keep!

Project: Blank Bound Journal

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Coptic Bookbinding Saturday, 9/12/15 4:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Coptic Bookbinding Saturday, 9/26/15 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART103: 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.

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.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Friday, 9/4/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Sunday, 9/6/15 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Friday, 9/11/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Saturday, 9/19/15 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Tuesday, 9/29/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.