Screen printing is a great way to put your designs on t-shirts, tote bags, cards, posters, and more. But it can be a tricky skill to pick up on your own! Join us for a two-evening class, and we'll take the mystery out of the process. Using the photo emulsion process and your design, we'll prepare screens and print on a variety of surfaces. And we'll do it all in a fun, relaxed environment.
After selecting and purchasing lumber, the next step in any woodworking project is to flatten and straighten the stock. Not that long ago, this work was laboriously done by hand. Fortunately, there are four machines available today that are specifically designed to take rough sawn lumber and process it into boards that are straight, flat, and true!
In this class, you will learn how to precisely perform basic machining operations using the lathe. You will learn about tool selection, speeds and feeds, and how to use the DRO (Digital Read Out) to make precisely dimensioned parts. You will practice setting up the machine, use the 3-jaw chuck to securely hold work, change tools, and perform facing and turning cuts on aluminum stock.
This single evening course will cover different types of taps, tapping guides, lubrication, class of thread, how to calculate the tap drill size from tap diameter and pitch, tapping by hand, in the lathe and drill press. No tapping under power as that is beyond the introductory scope of this.
Learn to use the Asylum's ShopBot CNC Router, and the easy-to-use VCarve Pro - Edition CAM package for creating tool cut paths from 2D and 3D CAD drawing.
In this class you will learn how to use the Bridgeport mill to perform basic precision machining operations. You will learn about tool selection, selecting spindle speeds, and climb milling vs. conventional milling. You will practice setting up the machine, holding work in the vise, changing tools and performing basic cuts.
This course is for students who have already taken Casting 1 or have equivalent experience, and is primarily focused on model creation. In this course, you will learn wax working techniques, create your own design in wax, invest, and cast a finished piece- we will also cover mold making/wax injection, finishing techniques, and possibly casting from PLA.
As our interactions with robots increase, more importance is being placed on their ability to respond at the human level - an “emotional” level. In this class, we will be exploring the different methods of programming required in order to create the perception of emotions from the human perspective.
Learn how to use Artisan's Black Cat Labs laser cutters to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. Gain a solid understanding of what the machines can do and learn how to upload a file and run a cut and engrave. This class will cover the basics so that you will be able to operate the Black Cat Labs equipment unsupervised and in a safe and courteous manner.
The first half of the class will cover some laser cutting basics, safety, and operational procedure. The second half is more hands-on in that you will be guided through cutting and engraving some fun shapes and designs out of wood and acrylic to take home.
Have you been interested in learning to work with electronics, but haven’t known where to start? This class is for you! It will be a hands-on, practical, crash course that will provide you with the skills to do simple electronic projects. You will walk away knowing the basics of circuit theory, how to prototype circuits on a breadboard, how to troubleshoot them, and how to solder them together.
3D modeling software is used worldwide in professional settings like engineering, animation, product design, architecture, and more. Designing parts in 3D modeling environments allows you to develop an idea in full before you cut any material, and then either make parts automatically on computer-enabled tools.
Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the human form through drawing and painting. Figure drawing is a great opportunity to keep your artistic skills sharp whether you are a seasoned artist or a beginner: learn the basics of drawing from the nude form! Students are free to draw however they like.
Electronics are everywhere, and now, they are becoming part of our art. This four hour coursewill introduce you to the Adafruit Circuit Playground, a wearable and relatively easy to programmicrocontroller/development board, that is based on the extremely popular Arduino platform, usedthroughout the world in many educational settings.
Learn to use the fiber arts sewing machines and make a bag to keep in your car for groceries or your boots and mittens. This three hour class will introduce the basics of planning a project, how sewing machines work, terminology, and how to make really useful things. Take your completed bag home at the end of the class.