We are developing several project-based workshops in order to teach aspiring artisans how to use a variety of tools in our space to make amazing things! All artisan workshops are 18+ unless otherwise noted.
Non-member students must fill out this one-time registration form prior to attending a class. Please see our class cancellations and refund policies here. Tell us what sort of workshops you'd like to see at Technocopia by filling out this form!
Intro to Screen Printing
Materials: Bring your own OR $40 add'l fee.
Instructor: Drew Wilson
Dates: 2/22/17 and 3/1/17
PRINT YOUR OWN T-SHIRTS, TOTE-BAGS OR POSTERS!
In this two-session workshop you’ll learn how to design and screenprint your very own design. In the first session you’ll learn about the common ways that t-shirts are printed and learning how to prepare a digital file so that it can be transferred to a screen for printing. In the second session we will prepare a screen and print our t-shirts.
How does it work? We will use InkScape--free & open source graphic design software--to prepare a digital design that will be cut using Technocopia’s computer-controlled vinyl cutting machine. Then the design will be transferred to a screen and we will apply a coating to the screen so we can print with the screen over and over again. You’ll then use your screen and fabric inks to print your design onto t-shirts or other fabric.
Wood Scrap Jewelry
Instructor: Adam Zelny
Dates: 3/11, 3/18 and 3/15, 1pm - 3:30pm
* Students in this workshop will receive training and certification on our Full Spectrum Laser Cutter and Wood Planer.
A carpenter’s scraps are a jewelers gold in this 3 class workshop which teaches how to transform a discarded piece of wood into fine jewelry using several tools, including the wood planer and laser cutter. Students will be guided through a specific design process which takes a simple (or complex) idea and moves it through a series of steps and areas in our shop including: 2D design for laser cutting using Inkscape, preparing wood with machine and hand tools in the woodshop, running cuts on the Full Spectrum laser, and finally wood treatment and jewelry assembly using hardware and hand tools. By the workshop’s end, each student can expect to leave with at least one set of custom made earrings and a bracelet. This workshop is intended for those new or just getting started with Inkscape, laser cutting, jewelry assembly, or very basic carpentry.