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Art Classes Coming up in Washington DC

CultureBlast with Washington Sculptors Group

at Hillyer Art Space - Dupont Circle
9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

Join us for July CultureBlast with artist talks by our exhibiting artists and a DIY activity hosted by Washington Sculptors Group!

Free

Thursday Jul 20th, 6:30pm

Advanced Sewing - Hems

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

In this free-form workshop, students will learn how to hem various items of clothing from an experienced instructor. Topics covered (depending upon the hem called for) may include plain hems, blind hems, and french hems along with the various types of stitches that can be used to achieve these hems.  Participants are strongly encouraged to bring...

Saturday Jul 22nd, 3:30pm

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Woodshop Access

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

Learn how to safely operate the core woodshop tools in this Access class (formerly Safety and Basic Use).  After this class member's will have access to the SawStop table saw, sliding compound miter saw, drill press, band saw, and belt and disk sanders. Learn to set up straight cuts (rip and crosscut), mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges,...

Sunday Jul 23rd, 1pm

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Basic Product Photography

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

This class will begin by covering basic studio lighting for product and portrait photography using professional equipment (which can be replicated cheaply using easy DIY alternatives). Your instructor will describe and demonstrate lighting techniques for a variety of photographic needs, depending upon the desired aesthetic and application. Also covered...

Saturday Jul 22nd, 2pm

Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Two Colors

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

This is the perfect class for anyone looking to create more complex screen printed projects! Students will learn advanced silkscreening techniques dealing with creating multi-color prints.  Students will choose from a library of designs that can easily be converted into 2-color screen prints...your instructor will also detail what types of images...

Friday Jul 21st, 5pm

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Floral Design Sampler

at American School of Flower Design - Silver Spring
8870 Monard Dr, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Join us for a great afternoon or evening of flower design. The Sampler classes are for individuals who want to try out our school and go home with a wealth of knowledge about the world of flower designing. It’s three great projects covering American to European design.  Michael Gaffney will be there to teach and also give you his book Design...

Monday Jul 31st, 9am

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MakerBot and PrintrBot 3D Printing SBU

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

Learn the basics of setup, printing and finishing using both our MakerBot and PrintrBot 3D printers. 3D printing allows you to quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing thin layers of the part one at a time. 3D printing is an easy way to prototype plastic parts and make your 3D designs come to life! This...

Thursday Jul 20th, 4pm

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Wood Lathe SBU

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

Woodturning is a method of woodworking used to create wooden bowls, pens, table legs and endless other round or cylindrical items on a lathe. Learn to safely use the lathe to make wooden parts in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Discover how to set up the lathe, prepare raw materials, and use different wood turning tools. Spin circles around...

Thursday Jul 20th, 5:30pm

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Basic Metal Shop SBU

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

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the cutting and shaping tools most commonly needed when working with metal. The tools work best on materials at least 1/8” thick, but some will work on thinner material as well. These tools are designed to work with steel and aluminum. Get hands-on experience using the vertical and horizontal...

Thursday Jul 20th, 6pm

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TIG Welding SBU

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

Welding is the process of fusing materials together. Learn how to use the basic TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding equipment in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Get started creating quality weld beads on mild steel. While this class practices on thin steel, the TIG welder is capable of welding material up to 1/2” thick.  With extensive...

Thursday Jul 20th, 5pm

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MIG Welding SBU

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

Welding is the process of fusing materials together. In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a basic metal inert gas (MIG) welder with solid wire and shielding gas to create quality weld beads on steel up to 1/2" thick. This semi-automatic method of welding (continuous consumable wire feed), also called GMAW (gas metal arc welding) and...

Thursday Jul 20th, 8pm

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Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU

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

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki four-thread industrial serger sewing machine. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality, soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems. Take advantage of this powerful machine to sew and hem heavy, layered materials like canvas and leather. Expect to increase...

Saturday Jul 22nd, 10:30am

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Industrial Sewing Machines SBU

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

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki straight (or single) stitch industrial sewing machine and the Juki industrial walking foot sewing machine. Practice methods of speed control and accuracy. Operate the presser foot with a knee lever and enjoy continuous bobbin winding. Then get to know the walking foot industrial sewing...

Friday Jul 21st, 5:30pm

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Plastic Bending and Welding Basics

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

Learn how to use a strip welder to fuse pieces of ABS, styrene, polyethylene and nylon. Bend it, cement it and polish. Make it exactly the way you want!  Kids and young adults (8 to 17 years of age) can work on projects under the direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian

Monday Jul 24th, 6pm

Advanced Sewing: Button Holes

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

In this advanced sewing workshop, we will learn how to install a button hole in a garment. Students may use the provided fabric, or bring their own fabric or garment. Students must have taken and passed the Basic Sewing Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Project: None. Students will have access to basic black and white thread and muslin. Those...

Sunday Jul 23rd, 10:30am