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 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
WKS1201: Advanced Sewing Workshop

The Advanced Sewing workshop is a place to practice techniques, develop skills, and get help. Come to class with a goal in mind and project in hand. This student-driven class does not rely on handouts or traditional instruction; instead, the class is driven by student questions and needs.

Examples: Learn hem techniques and advanced stitching, get feedback on pattern-making and draping, receive feedback on skills, get advice on your specific project.

Participants must have taken and passed the appropriate sewing Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class; if you're going to get help with the industrial serger, for example, you must have passed the Industrial Serger SBU. This is not an SBU and will not count towards machine access.

Project: None. You will have access to basic black and white thread but must bring any other materials needed for your project.

Prerequisites
  • Required: Successful completion of the appropriate sewing SBU for the equipment you will be working on

  • Recommended: 12 hours experience basic sewing, 6 hours experience on an industrial machine
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.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing Workshop Sunday, 5/31/15 4:00 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $105.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $130.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Sewing Workshop Wednesday, 6/3/15 7:00 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $105.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $130.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Sewing Workshop Thursday, 6/11/15 7:00 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $105.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $130.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1205: Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff!

In this workshop, you’ll learn fundamental skills for working with leather and walk away with a wrist cuff that you made yourself!

We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting to embossing designs using traditional tools. We have a variety of design and alphabet stamps that will give you a chance to personalize your project. While, yes, in this workshop we’ll be making something cool, a lot of emphasis will be placed on practicing technique with some of the more specialized leather crafting tools.

At the end of the session, you’ll have experience with pattern transferring, how to properly case leather for tooling, tooling (stamping) designs, edge finishing and dressing, hardware setting, and care of tools.

7 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Friday, 5/29/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Monday, 6/1/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Monday, 6/8/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Saturday, 6/13/15 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Saturday, 6/20/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Friday, 6/26/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Sunday, 6/28/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1206: Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains

In this bicycle maintenance class, you will learn how to inflate tires, change inner tubes and outer tires, patch tires, adjust brakes, replace brakes, adjust derailleurs, and lubricate and replace chains. In other words, you will learn how to fix some of the most common bike problems so you can make more repairs yourself and hassle less with taking your bike to a professional mechanic.

This course also provides a foundation of introductory knowledge and skills you can build on for more ambitious projects like modding bikes and building custom bikes.

Feel free to bring in your own bike to work on, but understand that the instructor won’t be able to stop class to help you with problems or parts that are outside the scope of this course.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains Saturday, 6/6/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $95.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $110.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1254: Advanced Sewing: Create a Reversible Fleece Hat

Join us at TechShop DCA to learn how to make a reversible fleece hat! Utilize your basic sewing skills and techniques to create a unique hat with optional customization.

As this is a custom item, each student will want to bring the following:
  • 2 yards of fleece fabric

  • Basic thread in a preferred color
  • Feel free to bring your own sewing kit if you like (scissors, seam ripper, pins) but TechShop will otherwise supply these materials
Prerequisite: TechShop Basic Sewing Machine SBU. If you haven't yet taken this class, sign up for the next available session here.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing: Create a Reversible Fleece Hat Saturday, 6/20/15 11:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS12556: Make a Custom Geared Clock Using the Laser Cutter and Arduino with Building Momentum

Make an awesome and unique gear-driven clock using the Universal Laser Cutter and an Arduino micro-controller with a stepper motor. During this two-day workshop you will have an opportunity to pass the Laser Cutting and Etching SBU as well as learn Arduino programming, stepper motor/ coding and operation, and Adobe Illustrator instructio. Through this workshop students will learn how how to customize their very own design (custom gear shapes, unique numbering, logos, pictures, almost anything you want on your clock!). This is a great workshop to explore the endless possibilities of Arduino, enroll in a Laser Cutting and Etching Sbu, and make a really cool clock (for yourself or even as a gift!)

Prerequisite(s): None. However, familiarity with graphics software will be helpful

Equipment access: Laser cutter

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 laser 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.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

This course will take place across TWO days: May 30th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AND May 31st from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. By enrolling in day 1 you are automatically enrolling in day 2.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Make a Custom Geared Clock Using the Laser Cutter and Arduino with Building Momentum
(A Building Momentum Workshop )
Saturday, 5/30/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $140.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
   
WKS1258: Build a Vertical Garden

Come build your very own vertical garden! Using pallets we will create unique gardens that are perfect gifts or a great addition to your home/yard! All supplies and plants will be included.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Build a Vertical Garden Saturday, 5/30/15 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.