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Coptic Bookbinding

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

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.  Coptic binding lays flat, which is ideal for sketchbooks and journals. The hard covers can be made from a variety of materials,...

Tuesday Mar 28th, 6:30pm

3D Laser Engraving

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Create beautiful relief engravings with finer precision and detail than our CNC Routers! In this course, students will learn how to generate and prepare files for 3D engraving on the ULS laser, calibrate their materials for success, and explore the 3D capabilities of the laser cutter. Prerequisites: Successful completion of LAS103: Laser Cutting...

Friday Mar 24th, 5pm

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Make a Plasma Cut Flower

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this workshop, each student will design a flower on sheet steel and use the plasma cutter to cut the design straight out of the metal. You,ll then learn to work with the metal to create curves in your petals and leaves. Once the "petals" are ready, you'll attach them to a metal "stem" and spot weld them together.  This is a flower that will...

Tuesday Mar 28th, 6pm

Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch and engrave designs in a variety of materials up to 24" x 18" and up to 3/8" thick in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Work with acrylic, wood, paper, cardboard, fabric, leather, and even chocolate!  Using graphics software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW, cut intricate designs and engrave...

Monday Mar 27th, 5:30pm

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Puzzle Boxes 101 - Traditional Japanese Puzzle Boxes

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn how to build a puzzle box in the style of traditional Japanese master craftsmen. Students will examine the fundamentals of the how the internal structure works in concert with the movements of the sliding faces of the box. Everyone will leave with their own puzzle box- perfect for hiding small valuables or a gift box that poses a challenge! ...

Saturday Mar 25th, 11am

Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn how to use the laser cutter’s rotary attachment in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. The rotary attachment allows laser etching on cylindrical objects such as wine glasses, beer mugs, flashlights, bottles, and even drumsticks. Imagine the possibilities! Project: Etch a design into a drinking glass Prerequisite: Successful completion...

Saturday Mar 25th, 11:30am

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Puzzle Boxes 102 - Exploring Complexity

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Building on the box-making foundations from Puzzle Boxes 101, this course delves into techniques that will teach students to augment the puzzle components of their boxes! Participants will learn techniques that create a truly puzzling box:  stepped movements sliding dovetails innovative opening methods hidden catches The instructor will...

Wednesday Mar 29th, 6pm

Leather Post Bound Book

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this spinoff from our Bookbinding 2: Post Binding class, students will make a custom leather bound book with as many pages as they want! The instructor will guide students through personalizing the covers of their books by laser etching a favorite quote, design, or picture onto leather. The class will then bind their books together with metal posts....

Friday Mar 31st, 5pm

Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

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....

Saturday Mar 25th, 11am

Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Lab

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Lab 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 a handout or traditional instruction; instead the class is driven by student questions and needs. Examples:  Different laser modes calibrating...

$69
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Laser Cut Rubber Stamps & Laser SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Explore a novel, fun use for the laser cutter during this brand new rubber stamp workshop! You'll learn to convert almost any black and white design into stampable form. Thanks to a special laser-friendly rubber product, the precision of lasers and design software meet the portability and personalization of rubber stamps. During this workshop, students...

$99
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Post Binding

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Post binding is a very simple and versatile bookbinding technique that anyone can master. Best of all, no sewing is involved! Instead, the book cover and pages are attached using special bookbinding screw posts. The class begins with an overview of the post binding process and a brief presentation of the many types of books that can be created with...

$99
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Metal Clay Basics

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

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...

$150

2 sessions

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Surface Design

at Arlington Arts Center

Patterns can be logical or whimsical, repetitive yet surprising, intricate or quite simple, and they can easily enrich all kinds of surfaces. In this class, we will have fun designing a wide variety of patterns, using several techniques in the process.  We'll marry art and craft by looking at the use of pattern in the decorative arts and then...

$218.75

7 sessions

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Soap Making 101

at Old Town Suds

By making soap in your own kitchen, you can tailor it to suit any skin type as well as insure that only the most beneficial ingredients go into your finished soap. In Soap Making 101, you'll learn how to make your own natural soaps that you can let your family enjoy as a healthy alternative to store bought bars or to give as a sweet gift. This...

$75
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