Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welding For EVERYONE! Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, 6pm




Our next 'WELDING FOR EVERYONE!' class will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, 6pm-8pm. In this month's class, the instructor will cover basic welding techniques. A variety of useful welding methods will be demonstrated and then repeated by the students. Open to beginners as well as those who have prior experience. Please bring a long sleeved, preferably denim shirt with you to protect your arms.

Price: $45/non-member, $40/member
For ages: 18-118 (All materials included)

RSVP Required. Seating is limited. Reserve your seat by calling (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail for confirmation.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fundraising Parking Lot Sale At HammerSpace This Saturday!


The HammerSpace parking lot may be full of cars now,
but this Saturday it will be filled with a large variety of items for sale!

This Saturday, August 23rd, 9am-4pm:
Come by and support your local community makerspace by buying some stuff to help raise money for HammerSpace workshop improvements!
 
ITEMS FOR SALE INCLUDE:
Tools
Electronics
Craft-Related Items
Household Items
Furniture
Clothing (Kids, Womens, and Mens)
Toys
Books
Music-Related Items
And Much MORE!


We are accepting item donations for this sale, but keep in mind that all proceeds will go towards improvements at HammerSpace. Bring in your reasonable item donations during Open House this Thursday (6-9pm) or anytime during the day on Friday. Hope you can stop by! Questions?: call (913) 686-6562


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Vinyl Cutting Class at HammerSpace, Aug. 23rd at 1pm


Wanna learn how to use a large vinyl cutter to make your own custom decals, promotional sign, or political satire sign like the ones displayed in the HammerSpace front lawn? Here's your chance!

Learn how to design your ideas, set up and use the HammerSpace large vinyl cutter, and apply your art to a sign, poster, etc, all while making a custom piece of your very own to take home and display. This class (like all of our classes) is open to BOTH members and non-members, so tell  your friends!

Date/Time: Saturday, August 23rd, 1pm-2:30pm
For ages: 16-116 years old
Cost: $25/person (To be paid on arrival. All materials included)

RSVP REQUIRED! To sign up for this class, call (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail to get confirmation. Sign up soon! This class is expected to fill up fast!



Monday, July 21, 2014

New Jewelry Classes at HammerSpace

We just added even MORE jewelry-related metal working classes to the HammerSpace class calendar!
Sign up for any of these classes while you still can by calling (913) 686-6562 or email your sign up request to hammerspacehobby @ gmail to receive confirmation. Here's what's coming up...

Tuesday, July 22nd, 6 :30pm:
Metal Stamping & Textured Pendants
This class will teach you about basic hand tools, their usage and safety, and jewelry making techniques in order to create your very own individualized pendants for yourself or for great gifts to friends and family! You will learn: letter stamping, decorative wire stamping, hammer texturing, drilling holes and basic finishing techniques (filing, sanding and polishing). During the class, you will have time to practice and make 2 pendants.
Ages: 10 & up
Cost: $30 per person
(includes practice metal & 2 blank metal charms (in Sterling Silver, Copper and/or Brass).
Instructor: Sydney Pener (a local metalsmith artist and professor)
Optional - Additional metal blank charms and chains are available for purchase from instructor ranging from $5 to $15 each.

Saturday, August 9th, noon-2pm:
Silversmithing For Beginners: Make a Silver Ring
This is one of our most popular classes, and is a wonderful introduction to silversmithing and jewelry-making! Learn to form & solder silver into a simple band ring using jewelers tools and torches. Learn how to size a ring and how to finish and polish silver. This class is designed to be an introduction to silversmithing. Everyone in the class will make a silver ring in a single sitting, and will learn the basics of soldering with a torch.
For Ages: 12-112 years old
Cost: $25/person
(Larger silver stock will be available for purchase if you wish to make a heavier ring)

Sunday, August 10th, 1pm-2:30pm
Metal Stamping & Textured Pendants
This class will teach you about basic hand tools, their usage and safety, and jewelry making techniques in order to create your very own individualized pendants for yourself or for great gifts to friends and family! You will learn: letter stamping, decorative wire stamping, hammer texturing, drilling holes and basic finishing techniques (filing, sanding and polishing). During the class, you will have time to practice and make 2 pendants.
Ages: 10 & up
Cost: $30 per person
(includes practice metal & 2 blank metal charms (in Sterling Silver, Copper and/or Brass).
Instructor: Sydney Pener (a local metalsmith artist and professor)
Optional - Additional metal blank charms and chains are available for purchase from instructor ranging from $5 to $15 each.

Sunday, August 10th, 3pm-4:30pm
Metal Stamping & Textured Pendants
This class will teach you about basic hand tools, their usage and safety, and jewelry making techniques in order to create your very own individualized pendants for yourself or for great gifts to friends and family! You will learn: letter stamping, decorative wire stamping, hammer texturing, drilling holes and basic finishing techniques (filing, sanding and polishing). During the class, you will have time to practice and make 2 pendants.
Ages: 10 & up
Cost: $30 per person
(includes practice metal & 2 blank metal charms (in Sterling Silver, Copper and/or Brass).
Instructor: Sydney Pener (a local metalsmith artist and professor)
Optional - Additional metal blank charms and chains are available for purchase from instructor ranging from $5 to $15 each.
 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

All-Day Jewelry Soldering Workshop July 26th, 9am-5pm

Be prepared to lose your fear of the torch
and take your jewelry-making to the next level!

This all-day class is intended for both beginning and intermediate students. RSVP REQUIRED by calling (913) 686-6562 or email your request to hammerspacehobby @ gmail for confirmation

Each student will make seven pieces of jewelry specifically designed to teach:
1) Major types of joins used in jewelry production;
2) Unique soldering characteristics of Copper, Brass, Bronze, and Silver;
3) Overcoming problems related to joining similar and differing metals;
4) The use of an array of common and uncommon solders;
5) Flux selection and usage;
6) Differing techniques for soldering of both large/heavy and small/delicate pieces;
7) How to make multiple solders on a single piece;
8) Use of oxy-acetylene, acetylene air, and butane torches;
9) Affordable hand-finishing techniques readily available in the home shop; &
10) Setting up and safely operating a home soldering station.

The four projects are:
1) Three piece set of heavy gauge copper and brass bangles.
2) A delicate set of silver earrings.
3) A bead or pearl set brass, bronze, and silver medallion.
4) A torch patinated copper pendant with an "eye" set cabochon.

As an added bonus, Jennifer Murphy (a local jewelry artist know for her skill in soldering intricate and detailed pieces in silver) will be joining me as a co-instructor. Enrollment will be strictly limited to the first ten people to assure a staff to student ratio of 1:5.

Cost: $150.00 plus a $35.00 materials fee
For Ages: 14-114 years old

RSVP is required for this class. Call (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail.com to reserve your seat.

Monday, July 7, 2014

July Classes At HammerSpace

We have some exciting new classes coming up at HammerSpace this month. These classes are open to both members AND non-members! To sign up for any of these classes, call (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail to get confirmation.

Saturday, July 12th, Noon-2pm:
Molding and Casting for Kids (AND Adults)

This class is an introduction to molding and casting for young AND old(er). Learn basic molding and casting techniques while making your own set of miniature, paintable plaster castle building bricks, perfect for building small structures for table gaming, dioramas, etc. Make as many as you want during the class. We will be using Hurst Arts molds for this class.
For ages: 8-108 years old
Cost: $20/member, $25/non-member
(All materials included)

Tuesday, July 15th, 6:30-8:30pm:
Leather Arts- Make A Star Wars Wookie-Style Bandolier
Want to make a Star Wars 'Wookie'-style leather bandolier of your very own, while learning several valuable leather-working techniques from the talented leather artists from Tandy Leather? Well, here's your chance! All materials included, and everyone leaves with a piece they created themselves during the class.
For ages: 16-116 years old
Cost: $50/member, $60/non-member
(This class will be held again on Sat., July 26th at Noon)

Friday, July 18th, 5:30-7:30pm:
Sew ANYTHING Class
Have a sewing machine but don’t know how to use it?
Want to finish a project you are stuck on?
Would you like to fit and alter your own clothes?
Or just want to learn to sew?
Valerie Ford (local costume designer & sewing instructor) is offering beginner and advanced sewing classes at HammerSpace, as well as pattern making and draping. She likes to teach using sustainable materials like 2nd hand clothing and fabrics, so the cost is minimal and you learn how to recycle your clothing into something new! Come to class and let her know what your goals are, and she will help you work on achieving them. She will have a variety of projects for you to choose from, or you can bring your own.
For ages: 14-114 years old
Cost: $20/class -or- $100 for 6 classes

Saturday, July 19th, 11am-3pm:
3D Printing Clinic for ONI printers
This is a 3D Printing Clinic for those interested in the Oni 3D printer, taught by local expert Tom Newell. Cost: $20/person. Open to both members AND non-members of HammerSpace. Spare parts will be on hand for sale during this clinic.

Saturday, July 19th, 3pm-7pm:
3D Printing Design Class
If you've ever wanted to get into 3D printing, but don't quite know how to get started, then this is the class for you!
Join Tim Middleton of CCCKC for his  3D Printing class, going on every Saturday at Hammerspace. Learn how to design objects to be printed, as well as how to operate a 3D printer. No prior knowledge required. Bring your laptop so you can get set up to get started on designing your first 3D creation. (FYI: There is a 3D printer set up in the HammerSpace 'Big Room' for those who are members of HammerSpace)

Sunday, July 20th, Noon-2pm:
Learn To Solder Class
An introduction to through-hole soldering.  Build and solder a "Neuron" kit.  The neuron kit uses LEDs to transmit pulses of light from neuron board to neuronboard.  LEDs are used as transmitters AND receivers in this bi-directional chasing light stream.  Neurons can blink when on their own, or get a large group together and build an amazing display. Neurons can also make sound when activated with the addition of a tiny speaker Each neuron is magnetic, wearable, and reprogrammable.
For Ages 10-110
Cost:$20 non-members/$15 members of HammerSpace

July 26th, Noon-2pm:
Leather Arts: Make Your Own Star Wars Wookie-Style Bandolier
Want to make a Star Wars 'Wookie'-style leather bandolier of your very own, while learning several valuable leather-working techniques from the talented leather artists from Tandy Leather? Well, here's your chance! All materials included, and everyone leaves with a piece they created themselves during the class. Open to both members AND non-members of HammerSpace.
For ages: 16-116 years old
Cost: $50/member, $60/non-member (payment due at time of class)
RSVP REQUIRED!!!!!!

These classes will up FAST, so be sure to sign up soon if interested by calling (913) 686-6562 or by emailing your request to hammerspacehobby@gmail