Saturday, January 17, 2015

ACRYLIC DRYBRUSH TECHNIQUE CLASS
with local artist Thomas Sciacca
Saturday, Feb. 7th and Sunday Feb. 8th, 1-3pm (2-Part Class)
Cost: $45/member, $50/non-member (total cost for both days combined)
Includes paint brushes and wooden canvases
RSVP required to attend

This workshop will cover a specific paint technique that Sciacca has used for over thirty years, as an illustrator, scenic artist, and fine artist. It's an easy, step by step layering process, which capitalizes on the quick drying characteristics of acrylic paint. Students will be asked to work through the technique, after watching a demonstration. All materials will be provided. Along with this, he will spend a portion of time discussing and sharing insights from his years as both a working artist, and educator. Whether you want to use acrylic for fun and personal satisfaction, or, take it to professional contexts, this workshop welcomes painters/artists of any level.

RSVP required by calling (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail for confirmation. Sign up soon. Seating is limited!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hammerspace Google Group helps members stay in touch.

There is a new way to stay in touch with the Hammerspace community.  Join the Google group and join in the conversation.  Share tips, ask questions, and get to know the other members here at the space and from our larger maker community.  Click here to view or join the Google Group.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Pinewood Derby Car Workshops Now Available At HammerSpace

We held another successful pinewood derby car workshop at Hammerspace for some local scouts over the weekend. It's always a fun, rewarding experience for us getting the chance to teach both the kids and their parents how to use power tools to make award winning vehicles... which they most certainly did! Good luck at the races, guys!

If you have a group of scouts who need the tools and guidance to build fast and furious pinewood derby cars, just let us know and we can schedule a private workshop time for your group. Only $15/child if you bring your own car kit. Call (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail to get more information.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Closed For New Year's Eve, Open on New Year's Day!

HammerSpace will be CLOSED to the general public for New Year's Eve, but will still be open to active members who need to use the facility.

We WILL however be open on New Year's Day and will be holding our weekly Thursday night Open House from 6-8pm for new visitors as usual. Hope everyone has a fun and safe New Year's Eve! We look forward to seeing some amazing creations in 2015! Thanks for a great year, fellow makers!


Sunday, December 28, 2014

'Tis The Season To Be Forging

Thanks to everyone who attended the December railroad spike knife making classes at HammerSpace! Hope you enjoyed the learning experience, feel satisfied with your handmade tool, and feel inspired to get more familiar with metalworking.

We will be adding new metalworking classes to the HammerSpace online class calendar very soon for January and February. If you would like to be alerted when these classes get posted, just send us an email to let us know: hammerspacehobby @ gmail
Can you believe this use to be a rusty ole railroad spike??
All classes are always open to both members AND non-members of HammerSpace. However, seating is limited, so be sure to sign up for them soon if you see one you're interested in. To sign up for any of our upcoming classes, call (913) 686-6562 or email us for confirmation.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Learn How To Silk Screen Images onto Wood This Wednesday


Come in this Wednesday, Dec. 17th at 6pm and learn how to silk screen an image onto wood while silk screening your very own wooden, laser cut storage box or 6-pack beverage carrier, to keep for yourself or to give as a gift. Class includes a locally designed, beautifully produced storage box, a variety of pre-made silk screen image designs to choose from, and several different ink colors to choose from as well. Additional boxes will be available for an extra cost. Taught by experienced local maker and HammerSpace member Patrick Corogenes.

Silk Screening Wood Class
Wednesday, Dec. 17th, 6-8pm (late arrivals welcome)
Cost: $30/member, $35/non-member

Sign up for this class by calling (913) 686-6562 or email your request to hammerspacehobby @ gmail to receive confirmation. Payment due at the time of the class.