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
Schedule: 5/3 and5/10, 6:30 - 9:30pm
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.
Laser Cut Earrings
Instructor: Adam Zelny
Schedule: 6/3, 1:00 - 5:00pm
* Students in this workshop will receive training and certification on our Full Spectrum Laser Cutter.
Learn how to design, fabricate, and assemble a set of wooden laser cut earrings in this one class workshop! Students will learn the basics of 2D design for laser cutting with free Inkscape software, and learn how our Full Spectrum laser cutter works to create beautiful and precise cuts and etchings in a variety of woods. Each student will leave with a custom set of ready-to-wear earrings, along with the experience needed to explore and create even more with 2D design and laser cutter technology.
Sewing Technique & Design
Instructor: Venice Fouchard
This class will introduce students to the sewing machine and its associated tools. Students will learn the straight stitch, zig zag, blind stitch, and techniques in hand finishing. You can bring in problematic or unfinished projects needing advice, inspiration, or redesign, or work with provided materials at an extra fee. Bring your own machine if you have one, and if not, we have several for the class to share.