Jan
19
3:30 PM15:30

Lego Engineering with Play-Well TEKnologies

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Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! 

Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, and motorized cars.

Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. [More]

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Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Foundry Fundamentals

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January 19, 2018 - March 9, 2018
Friday, 6 - 10pm
# of Hours in Class: 32

Begin your exploration of metal casting with this hands-on overview of foundry processes, including wax sculpting, lost wax casting, ceramic shell, sand moldmaking, casting, and finishing. You will help pour molten metal and complete several cast-metal sculptures or utilitarian objects. [More]

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Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Folklórico Dance Class / Clase de Baile Folklórico

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Everyone, Let's Dance! 

Nobody is too young, too old, too short, too tall or too two-left footed.  Come to the library to learn dances of Jalisco, Veracrus & Sinaloa, Mexico, with a little history and lots of music.  All ages welcome.

Todos, ¡a bailar! 

Ven a la biblioteca pública de Melrose para aprender bailes de Jalisco, Veracruz y Sinaloa, México, con un poco de historia y música tradicional. Nadie es muy joven, viejo, bajo o demasiado alto.

¡Todas bienvenidos! [More]

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Jan
20
12:00 PM12:00

Screen Printing Class

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The class is two hours long. All materials are provided except the custom image that participants will submit when scheduling an appointment.  The silkscreen class will focus on how to properly print textile materials or paper, depending on the class you choose.  The t-shirt/tote bag classes will also cover alignment and garment registration.  Practice your silkscreen chops on provided test materials prior to printing on t-shirts or final materials.  Participants can stay after the class and print additional shirts as well, a $10/hr studio rate; will be applied for extra studio time. [More]

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Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

Fermenting Kimchi

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Learn to create a your own spicy kimchi at home! This workshop begins with a LECTURE on the history, nutritive value and simple technique of fermenting vegetables. We will get to TASTE a variety of different types of kimchi. Then get HANDS-ON blending a kimchi paste, and mixing customizable bowls of kimchi for each student to jar and TAKE HOME! [More]

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Jan
21
12:00 PM12:00

Intuitive Tarot Workshop

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In this workshop Mary will guide you in developing your intuitive abilities through the tarot. Whether you would like to read tarot for personal use or for others, this class will help demystify the meaning behind the cards, and what they mean to you. We will focus on everything from setting yourself up for a focused reading, rituals for protection and grounding, understanding the major and minor arcana, tapping into your unique psychic abilities and much more. This workshop will allow you to build a deeper connection with your spirit guides, your higher self and the universe around us. Beginners and practiced readers of all levels are encouraged to join. Emphasis of this workshop will be placed on the major arcana. Please bring your own tarot deck, notepad and something to write with.  You may also arrive early to purchase a deck at Rare Bird. [More]

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Jan
21
2:00 PM14:00

Beginning Sewing--Intro to the Machine

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In this beginner-level class, you’ll learn about the parts of your machine, machine threading, bobbin winding, setting tension, troubleshooting, maintenance and the most often-used presser feet. We'll also go over fabric types and how to choose the right needle for your material.  You'll learn how to sew a perfectly straight seam and turn corners, sew curves, create a rolled hem and a simple seam finish plus pressing techniques to make your projects look professional.  You’ll leave with skills to get you started on more projects! [More]

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Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

Long Pose Figure Drawing Workshop

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$15.00 per session if paid in advance monthly
$20.00 per session "drop in" 
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

This is a time for independent study and development of individual initiative. The model takes one pose for the session. These are repeated for about two months and, when desired by a majority of those participating, even longer. This permits students to study the anatomy of the model in detail. A marvelous opportunity is also presented to gain experience in the final finishing of a figure drawing or figure painting. There is no instruction during the workshops, but critiques are available during regular class hours. 

Drop-in is welcome or email Gabriel Castillo (gabriel0689@sbcglobal.net) for more information. [More]

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Jan
25
5:30 AM05:30

2D Design and 3D Carving

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Join us as we delve into 3D Carving. After looking closely at the machine and software, we will design and carve a fidget spinner with a partner. Along the way we will discuss curricular applications. We will follow up with an exploration of 2D design programs that support Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) devices such as vinyl & laser cutters.

Dinner provided. [More]

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Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Telescope Makers Workshop

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Yes! Open to all ages, the Telescope Makers’ Workshop is an all-volunteer group committed to helping people build their own telescopes. Bring your interest and curiosity, and we’ll provide knowledge, enthusiasm, and advice to help you complete your telescope-making projects. No experience necessary. Most of our members build Newtonian telescopes on Dobsonian mounts. These telescopes and mounts are economical, fun to use, and relatively simple to build. Newtonian telescopes are much larger and perform much better than inexpensive department store telescopes, and building one is a terrific learning experience. [More]

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Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Hands-on Digital Photography Workshop

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This class is perfect for the beginning digital photographer. During the course of the workshop you will learn how to set all the basic controls on your camera, as well as understanding the important menu items and shooting modes available. We'll focus on strategies for improving your photography, including how to achieve perfect color, how to capture the decisive moment, and how to improve the quality of your photographs. [More]

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Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

Jenny Lemons Textile Design

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Lean the basics of textile design to create your own printed jersey dress. In this workshop, everyone will learn how to carve a rubber stamp with their own design, apply ink, print, and add additional details with fabric paint and a paint brush. We will discuss different ways of creating a repetitive pattern, basic color theory, and how to make sure your print lasts forever. In this class, we will focus on printing on fabric, but the techniques learned can translate to many other materials, like paper, clothing, and wood. Once you learn, you won't want to stop! The possibilities are endless and make great gifts! All supplies are included and every student will leave with their custom block and their printed dress.

This class is open to only 12 people.  Register early. [More]

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Jan
28
11:00 AM11:00

Sewing Labs

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Need to work on a project in a structured environment with expert guidance?

Want help finishing a garment, quilt, accessory or home decor item?

Don’t struggle alone…. sign up for a group labs and get your sew on! [More]

 

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Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

Mixed Media Art

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Are you curious to explore your creative side, but not sure where to start? Making abstract art is a fun, free-form creative experiment, and there is no right or wrong way to go! Learn how to incorporate multiple materials and techniques into your paintings including transfers and texture to create a personalized and layered finished product.

All materials are included though it could be fun to bring some hand selected materials of your own.  Here are some ideas: xeroxed images, doodles, written/typed text or any other collage materials to use in paintings. [More]

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Jan
30
12:00 PM12:00

Taro’s Origami Studio

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REGULAR CLASSES TAUGHT ON TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS. PLEASE E-MAIL OR CALL FOR A RESERVATION, AND WE’LL BOOK A CLASS THAT FITS YOUR SCHEDULE! [More]

  • Each class is 45 minutes and $25.00 per person.

  • First beginning-level class requires purchase of $5.00 book
  • First intermediate-level class requires purchase of $10.00 book
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Feb
1
2:00 PM14:00

Bernina Sewing Machine Guide - Computerized

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Training is an important part of your new machine purchase. You must schedule your machine guide class within three months of purchasing your machine. You will learn preventive maintenance, selecting stitches and very important information about your machine. You will become very familiar with the Bernina® Sewing Machine and learn how to use all accessories, tension adjustments and pattern selections for your particular machine. A fabric kit provided for your use in constructing a sample book of stitches to use for future reference. [More]

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Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Fermenting Sodas

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Learn to create a simple, traditionally fermented sodas like root beer and ginger ale using probiotic starter cultures and real roots, spices and barks. 

This workshop begins with a LECTURE on the history, nutritive value and simple technique of lacto-fermenting beverages with a ginger bug culture or whey (a by-product from cheesemaking) culture. We will TASTE a medley of sample brews. We will DEMONSTRATE brewing a big pot of root beer and ferment it with whey. Students will get HANDS-ON and make their own ginger bug culture. Students will TAKE HOME both a bottle of class-brewed root beer and their ginger bug starter culture to ferment sodas at home. 

Led by shop owner and DIY enthusiast, Elizabeth Vecchiarelli. [More]

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Folklórico Dance Class / Clase de Baile Folklórico

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Everyone, Let's Dance! 

Nobody is too young, too old, too short, too tall or too two-left footed.  Come to the library to learn dances of Jalisco, Veracrus & Sinaloa, Mexico, with a little history and lots of music.  All ages welcome.

Todos, ¡a bailar! 

Ven a la biblioteca pública de Melrose para aprender bailes de Jalisco, Veracruz y Sinaloa, México, con un poco de historia y música tradicional. Nadie es muy joven, viejo, bajo o demasiado alto.

¡Todas bienvenidos! [More]

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Animation 2D & 3D

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Sat, February 3-April 14 (No class March 3), 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. 10 sessions. 

Participants receive a general overview of animation principles, terminology, techniques, and history. You explore and practice several processes including flipbook, hand-drawn, and stop motion, with the strongest emphasis on computer animation. [More]

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Feb
3
4:30 PM16:30

Air Plant Terrariums

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Love the magical look of a glass terrarium? Create a mini plant world in a glass globe that can live anywhere, adding a whimsical design touch to your home.  In this class, you will design your own terrarium using air plants, rocks, moss, crystals, pebbles, sand and more! Learn all the necessary tricks and tips to keep your plant friends happy and healthy.  This workshop is fun, meditative, creative and relaxing! Spend some time with nature - indoors! 

Air Plants, also known as Tillandsia, are super easy plants to grow. All it takes is water (air plants take water directly from the air with tiny vessels located on their leaves...so easy), some nutrients, light, a little love, and they will love you back! Technically Epiphytes, air plants usually grow on another host such as a tree or other natural object. But unlike parasitic plants, air plants do not steal any nutrients from their host - they just use it as a home to grow on. What model citizens!  Like air plants, we can also use our roots to anchor ourselves to our environment and thrive naturally.  [More]

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Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

Hands-On Brie-Making with Sommelier-Led Wine Pairing

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Indulge in some of the most decadent cheese and wine the country has to offer while you learn about how to taste and craft your own bloomy-rinded cheese (like brie and camembert) then learn to pair it with a sommelier-curated and terroir driven collection of fabulous wines.

Explore the world of bloomy-rinded cheese and the great variety available within this category with a hands- and mouths-on cheesemaking workshop and tasting tour of our favorite artisan cheeses, led by FARMcurious founder, Nicole Easterday. Then learn to pair these delightful cheeses with small production wines, complete with sommelier-led educational tasting by Melissa Smith. [More]

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Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

Gemology

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Learn the first steps to becoming a jeweler in this intensive class focused on gemology, gemstone properties, and testing methods. You will learn how to identify different types of gems. Class discussions include synthetics, imitations, treatments, and enhancements. Bring in your favorite jewelry pieces or gems to discuss. [More]

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Feb
4
2:00 PM14:00

Clay Building Workshop with Jeannie Hesse

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Have you been wondering about working with sculpting clay? Want to make your very own little Fairy Door? Come let your creativity juices flowing with us!

Jeannie Hesse will lead you through basic sculpting clay techniques and tricks of the trade. This class is great for beginners or advanced. You'll never be rushed and you will leave with a piece you can feel proud of. Come enjoy a creative afternoon with us! [More]

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Feb
4
4:00 PM16:00

Fiber Jewelry: Rope Necklaces

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Create fiber art jewelry with Rajni Kavula.
This class is about using re-purposed materials like rope, plumbing hardware and yarn to make wrapped rope necklaces. Students will learn how to make tassels, hand wrap a rope and take home their own tassel necklace. All materials will be provided ( cotton rope, yarn in different colors, copper hardware, glue and needles) This is a fun ,easy and quick project and you will end up using your new learned skills to make a necklace for everyone you know! [More]

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Feb
7
7:15 PM19:15

Basic Drawing & Beyond

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Wed, February 7 - April 11, 7:15 p.m - 10 p.m. 10 sessions.

This introductory studio course, focuses on the fundamentals of drawing while exploring a variety of media, techniques, and subject matter from still life and landscape to the figure.

Using traditional and experimental approaches to drawing, students develop an understanding of proportion, form, line, gesture, and tone. [More]

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Spoon Carving By Hand

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February 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018
Saturday, Sunday, 10am - 4pm
# of Hours in Class: 12

earn basic principles of working with wood while making your own carved wooden spoon. Topics covered include different types of wood, grain direction, carving, shaping, and food safe finishes. Through short demonstrations and lectures, we will use a combination of power and hand tools, exploring the material for its functionality as a creative medium. At the end of the workshop, students leave with a unique spoon, ready to use! [More]

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Feb
11
9:00 AM09:00

Integrative Pharmacology: Drugs and Herbs for Natural Medicine Practitioners

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6-Week Course! This training aims to enhance practitioners’ skills to assess the medications their clients take, to evaluate the potential for herb-drug interactions, and to communicate with prescribing physicians. This 6-part class series reviews major drug classes and herbal action types, as well as individual drugs, herbs & formulas as they relate to major body systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, immune, endocrine, and nervous systems. [More]

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Basics of Pickling & Canning

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You can pickle that! Learn the basics of pickling with vinegar to make quick (refrigerator) pickles or canned pickles for pantry. 

This workshop begins with a DISCUSSION on safe pickling techniques and favorite flavor combinations and a TASTING of an assortment of pickled vegetables. Students will get HANDS-ON to make two batches of pickles from a medley of seasonal farmers market produce. Then we will DEMONSTRATE preserving through water bath canning. Every student will TAKE HOME two jars! [More]

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Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Beginning Sewing--Intro to the Machine

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In this beginner-level class, you’ll learn about the parts of your machine, machine threading, bobbin winding, setting tension, troubleshooting, maintenance and the most often-used presser feet. We'll also go over fabric types and how to choose the right needle for your material.  You'll learn how to sew a perfectly straight seam and turn corners, sew curves, create a rolled hem and a simple seam finish plus pressing techniques to make your projects look professional.  You’ll leave with skills to get you started on more projects! [More]

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Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

Taro’s Origami Studio

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REGULAR CLASSES TAUGHT ON TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS. PLEASE E-MAIL OR CALL FOR A RESERVATION, AND WE’LL BOOK A CLASS THAT FITS YOUR SCHEDULE! [More]

  • Each class is 45 minutes and $25.00 per person.

  • First beginning-level class requires purchase of $5.00 book
  • First intermediate-level class requires purchase of $10.00 book
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Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Folklórico Dance Class / Clase de Baile Folklórico

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Everyone, Let's Dance! 

Nobody is too young, too old, too short, too tall or too two-left footed.  Come to the library to learn dances of Jalisco, Veracrus & Sinaloa, Mexico, with a little history and lots of music.  All ages welcome.

Todos, ¡a bailar! 

Ven a la biblioteca pública de Melrose para aprender bailes de Jalisco, Veracruz y Sinaloa, México, con un poco de historia y música tradicional. Nadie es muy joven, viejo, bajo o demasiado alto.

¡Todas bienvenidos! [More]

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Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Woodturning I

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February 17, 2018 - February 18, 2018
Saturday, Sunday, 11am - 5pm
# of Hours in Class: 12

Use a lathe to turn a rough piece of wood into a beautifully shaped spindle or bowl. In this jam-packed course, you will learn the basics of the turning process. The class will cover tool usage and sharpening, as well as wood selection, preparation, and finishing. [More]

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Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Portraits in Charcoal

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Flax is excited to partner with Andrew Ameral, Director of the Golden Gate Atelier who will personally be here to show you the art of the portrait drawing in charcoal. Our friends over at the Oakland Golden Gate Atelier are well known for their instruction in the classical approach to painting and drawing and now they want to show you what the Golden gate Atelier has to offer. Andrew will be drawing from the model, while discussing how he sets up the portrait and methods of charcoal drawing.

This event is free and the first 10 people to sign up can draw along with Andrew behind him. There will also be standing room available for those who would just like to watch! A list of materials needed to participate is provided bellow. All materials will be offered for attendees at 10% off! [More]

 

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Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

Long Pose Figure Drawing Workshop

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$15.00 per session if paid in advance monthly
$20.00 per session "drop in" 
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

This is a time for independent study and development of individual initiative. The model takes one pose for the session. These are repeated for about two months and, when desired by a majority of those participating, even longer. This permits students to study the anatomy of the model in detail. A marvelous opportunity is also presented to gain experience in the final finishing of a figure drawing or figure painting. There is no instruction during the workshops, but critiques are available during regular class hours. 

Drop-in is welcome or email Gabriel Castillo (gabriel0689@sbcglobal.net) for more information. [More]

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Art of Sour Dough Bread

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The class will begin with a DISCUSSION of techniques, maintenance and troubleshooting for your sourdough starters. There will be plenty of bread samples to TASTE alongside jam and butter. Each student will get HANDS-ON to create their own sourdough loaf. We will shape the loaf together in class to bake the next day. Fresh sourdough starter will be provided in jars for each student to TAKE HOME along with their shaped loaf. [More]

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Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Beginning Sewing--Intro to the Machine

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In this beginner-level class, you’ll learn about the parts of your machine, machine threading, bobbin winding, setting tension, troubleshooting, maintenance and the most often-used presser feet. We'll also go over fabric types and how to choose the right needle for your material.  You'll learn how to sew a perfectly straight seam and turn corners, sew curves, create a rolled hem and a simple seam finish plus pressing techniques to make your projects look professional.  You’ll leave with skills to get you started on more projects! [More]

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Arduino Microcontrollers: Building Smart Art

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February 27, 2018 - March 27, 2018
Tuesday, 7:00 - 10:00pm
# of Hours in Class: 15

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It is perfect for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in making intelligent creations that can sense and act in the real world. The types of sensors and actuators possible are nearly limitless! Starting with the basics, we thoroughly review Arduino’s hardware and software features. Plenty of hands-on lab time deepens your understanding and enables you to create interactions of your own. An Arduino board and accessories are provided and students take home all components that are part of their final project. NOTE: A laptop computer is required. [More]

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Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Create Ceramic Multiples!

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Whether you are interested in making multiple vessels or sculptures, this class covers the basic moldmaking techniques. We will make molds from existing objects and cast clay multiples using clay slip. The clay castings will then be finished, kiln-fired, and glazed. Your personal objects are welcomed, but there are size limits.

Multiple classes. [More]

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Mar
1
2:00 PM14:00

Bernina Sewing Machine Guide - Computerized

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Training is an important part of your new machine purchase. You must schedule your machine guide class within three months of purchasing your machine. You will learn preventive maintenance, selecting stitches and very important information about your machine. You will become very familiar with the Bernina® Sewing Machine and learn how to use all accessories, tension adjustments and pattern selections for your particular machine. A fabric kit provided for your use in constructing a sample book of stitches to use for future reference. [More]

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Mar
2
6:30 PM18:30

Jewelry

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End the workweek with fire, friends, and a toast. Join us for Friday Flame, a unique night focused on industrial arts and good company. Enjoy a 2-hour workshop creating a work of art to take home. Then sip wine or beer with the group and marvel at your new masterpiece! [More]

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Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Alterations & Restyling

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Got a closet full of clothes you don’t wear because they just don’t fit properly? Or, want to take your old clothes and make them more interesting and wearable? In this class we’ll go over techniques to take in and let out skirts, dresses, pants and shirts, as well as hemming techniques you can use on any garment. You can also learn to take outdated or unflattering clothes and refashion them into something interesting and new! Bring a few garments that don’t fit and we’ll make them more flattering! Basic machine skills required. [More]

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Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

Taro’s Origami Studio

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REGULAR CLASSES TAUGHT ON TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS. PLEASE E-MAIL OR CALL FOR A RESERVATION, AND WE’LL BOOK A CLASS THAT FITS YOUR SCHEDULE! [More]

  • Each class is 45 minutes and $25.00 per person.

  • First beginning-level class requires purchase of $5.00 book
  • First intermediate-level class requires purchase of $10.00 book
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Mar
10
1:00 AM01:00

Daniel Smith Watercolor Seminar

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Join us for an Intimate conversation with Scott Stevenson, artist rep for DANIEL SMITH Inc. Curious about Quinacridone pigments, wonder where in the world the color Serpentine comes from, how a color gets its name or how DANIEL SMITH tests pigments for lightfastness? This is your chance to get “your” questions answered directly from Scott. [More

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Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Long Pose Figure Drawing Workshop

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$15.00 per session if paid in advance monthly
$20.00 per session "drop in" 
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

This is a time for independent study and development of individual initiative. The model takes one pose for the session. These are repeated for about two months and, when desired by a majority of those participating, even longer. This permits students to study the anatomy of the model in detail. A marvelous opportunity is also presented to gain experience in the final finishing of a figure drawing or figure painting. There is no instruction during the workshops, but critiques are available during regular class hours. 

Drop-in is welcome or email Gabriel Castillo (gabriel0689@sbcglobal.net) for more information. [More]

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Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Mechanical Sculpture

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Learn how to make your creations move! This course introduces simple and complex mechanisms including gears, cams, pulleys, and linkages. You will learn how to create, convert, and control movement, along with combining these elements to get the complex motion you desire. Hands-on lab time using foam board, plastic, and wood deepen your understanding of these concepts, which you can apply to other materials. Personal projects and interests are welcomed and encouraged. [More]

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Mar
26
10:00 AM10:00

Leather Working

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Learn techniques for working with leather, including cutting, edging, stitching, dyeing, and oiling. We will cover design, setting rivets, adding hardware like buckles, and safety issues.

Each student will make a belt and at least one bag. [More]

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Mar
30
6:30 PM18:30

Glass Flameworking

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End the workweek with fire, friends, and a toast. Join us for Friday Flame, a unique night focused on industrial arts and good company.

Enjoy a 2-hour workshop creating a work of art to take home. Then sip wine or beer with the group and marvel at your new masterpiece! [More]

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Mar
30
6:30 PM18:30

Welding

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End the workweek with fire, friends, and a toast. Join us for Friday Flame, a unique night focused on industrial arts and good company. After a basic introduction to MIG (metal inert gas) welding & equipment, students will learn and practice the basic steps needed to join common metals together. Sip wine or beer afterwards with the group and marvel at your new masterpiece! [More]

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Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Enameling

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3-Hour Tasters are a great way to explore a new art form without the deeper commitment of a full course. After a basic introduction to enamel sifting and kiln-firing, make a stenciled enamel pendant or keychain to take home. Take a Taster and meet new friends or give the gift of creativity to someone special. [More]

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Apr
5
2:00 PM14:00

Bernina Sewing Machine Guide - Computerized

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Training is an important part of your new machine purchase. You must schedule your machine guide class within three months of purchasing your machine. You will learn preventive maintenance, selecting stitches and very important information about your machine. You will become very familiar with the Bernina® Sewing Machine and learn how to use all accessories, tension adjustments and pattern selections for your particular machine. A fabric kit provided for your use in constructing a sample book of stitches to use for future reference. [More]

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Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

FLAX Annual Art & Craft Event & Oakland Anniversary

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As part of our ongoing celebration of our store in Oakland, FLAX celebrates the anniversary of our East Bay Grand Opening by bringing you a day full of arts and crafts for the whole family. This free event is packed full of art station where artists, crafters or just the creative curious can explore our vendors products with informative stations, lectures, and make and take tables. Mark your calendar for this creative and inspiring event. [More]

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Jun
18
1:00 PM13:00

Youth Kinetics & Electronics

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Build a simple remote-controlled robot. From the wheels up, you will create your robot’s shape and personality from salvaged components, mechanisms, and electrical components. Learn soldering, mechanical construction techniques, and how to remove and repurpose these items. Multiple days. [More]

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Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Brewing Kombucha

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Learn how to brew your own kombucha at home and save some money on your "kombucha habit" while your at it! 

This workshop begins with a LECTURE on the history, nutritive value and simple technique of brewing kombucha, along with a TASTING flight of some house-made flavors. We will DEMONSTRATE brewing a batch of kombucha tea, and get HANDS-ON with a kombucha SCOBY for a little "show and tell." Finally students will get to prepare their own flavor infusion from a buffet of fruits, herbs and spices to TAKE HOME along with their very own kombucha SCOBY to start their own kombucha brewing process. [More]

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Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Jewelry & Metals I

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January 17, 2018 - February 14, 2018
Wednesday, 7 - 10pm
# of Hours in Class: 15

Learn the basics of jewelry making. We will focus on sawing, filing, sanding, soldering, texturing, annealing, stamping, polishing, and design. Students will learn the properties of metals like copper, brass, and silver and make a sterling silver ring. [More]

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