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BOS - Intro to MIG Welding

at MakerPlace - Moreno Mission 1022 W Morena Blvd Ste H, San Diego, California 92110

This course will introduce students to the basic principles involved in the set up and safe operation of Metal Inert Gas welding (MIG). Class will be lecture/lab style, with opportunity to take notes, ask questions and receive hands on operation of the machines.  Students will learn how to adjust the machines, strike an arc and join material...

Tuesday Jul 9th, 6pm - 9pm

BOS - Intro to the Vertical Mill

at MakerPlace - Moreno Mission 1022 W Morena Blvd Ste H, San Diego, California 92110

Do you have a project that requires precise drilling or cutting? Sure you could get the job done with the drill press and the band saw, but why struggle with those machines when you can do the same job more efficiently and accurately with the Bridgeport vertical mills? Milling offers a variety of applications from prototyping to production; you can...

Wednesday Jul 10th, 6pm - 9pm

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BOS - Intro to TIG Welding

at MakerPlace - Moreno Mission 1022 W Morena Blvd Ste H, San Diego, California 92110

The TIG Welding course teaches students the basic principles involved in the set up and safe operation of the Tungsten Inert Gas process. Class will be lab/lecture style with opportunity to take notes, ask questions and receive hands on operation of the machines. Students will learn how to adjust the machines, strike an arc and join material as well...

Thursday Jul 11th, 6pm - 9pm

Metal Powder Inlay in Wood

at MakerPlace - Moreno Mission 1022 W Morena Blvd Ste H, San Diego, California 92110

In this class, the student will learn how to create metal inlays in wood using the laser engraver. Each student will be creating a set of four coasters featuring metal (brass, aluminum, or bronze) inlays. Our instructor will demonstrate how to position and operate the laser, as well as how to manipulate the speed and power settings to get the desired...

Sunday Jun 30th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

BOS - Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter

at MakerPlace - Moreno Mission 1022 W Morena Blvd Ste H, San Diego, California 92110

The CNC Plasma is a Maker’s best friend when it comes to cutting designs out of large pieces of sheet metal. Create custom letters for signs, cut curves and organic shapes, or easily duplicate and cut repeating patterns. The first portion of this class will be lecture based. After the lecture, students will each have the opportunity to calibrate...

Wednesday Jul 10th, 6pm - 9pm

Mold Making 101: Body Casting with Plaster & Alginate

at MakerPlace - Moreno Mission 1022 W Morena Blvd Ste H, San Diego, California 92110

This is an introduction to lifecasting class. In this class students will learn how to use alginate, hydrocal, and wax to make single use molds of the face, hands, and other body parts. Using alginate (Algi-Safe, Smooth-On) you can safely cast molds of the skin and body. It reproduces fine detail and makes an excellent temporary mold – good for...

Saturday Jun 29th, 5pm - 9pm

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Intro to the Metal Lathe

at MakerPlace - Moreno Mission 1022 W Morena Blvd Ste H, San Diego, California 92110

The metal lathe can be used for a variety of applications. Whether you’re turning smooth cylinders, shaving down material to precise tolerances, drilling holes, or threading stock, the metal lathe can be used with a variety of tooling to create different effects. Our members have turned everything from small steel pins to locomotive parts! This...

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$150

BOS - Tormach CNC Mill

at MakerPlace - Moreno Mission 1022 W Morena Blvd Ste H, San Diego, California 92110

We’re sure by now you’ve heard about all the fabulous CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) equipment. The concept behind these machines is simple; create a design on your computer and the machine will cut out the design for you. Not sure where to start? We’ve set up a series of classes to help you turn your concept into a reality. The Tormach...

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$140

Copper Bowl Forming

at MakerPlace - Moreno Mission 1022 W Morena Blvd Ste H, San Diego, California 92110

Copper Bowl Forming will teach each student how to form their own copper bowl with readily available tools and equipment using the sinking method. The class will consist of both lecture and demonstration of the bowl forming method. It will include methods on forming copper, how to anneal copper, how to clean copper, general safety guidelines and much...

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$45

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Intro to Metal Shop: Making a Sheet Metal Tray

at MakerPlace - Moreno Mission 1022 W Morena Blvd Ste H, San Diego, California 92110

The purpose of this two evening class is to learn the basics of a variety of metal shop tools through the process of creating an object that you can take home. Students will learn about measuring and marking, hand tools, electric hand tools, and how to properly operate a variety of commonly used metal shop machinery. By the end of the class, you...

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$170

2 sessions

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze

at MakerPlace - Moreno Mission 1022 W Morena Blvd Ste H, San Diego, California 92110

This is an introductory course on the basics of creating jewelry using precious metal clay techniques. Metal clay can be easily manipulated by hand just like familiar ceramic clay. However, when fired, the metal clay binding material vaporizes and the metal particulates sinter leaving a solid metal object. Metal clay objects may be easily...

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$125

2 sessions

Beginner Knife Making Workshop

at MakerPlace - Moreno Mission 1022 W Morena Blvd Ste H, San Diego, California 92110

In this course, students will learn about various knife designs, the reasoning behind certain knife shapes, as well as how to design your own knife, and bring it to life via the traditional Stock Removal Method. The vast majority of knives on the market today are produced using stock removal because it is a great way to produce a blade that is both...

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$470

4 sessions

Assemblage Art: Piece by Piece

at Art on 30th - North Park 4434 30th St, San Diego, California 92116

As-sem-blage the act of assembling : the state of being assembled an artistic composition made from scraps, junk, and odds and ends (as of paper, cloth, wood, stone, or metal) b : the art of making assemblages We all have a drawer or maybe a cigar box tucked away with little bits & pieces of history (junk/stuff) we’ve been waiting to do something...

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$95

Watercolor Skills

at Art on 30th - North Park 4434 30th St, San Diego, California 92116

This class is a good fit for the beginning artist, or one who has been painting with watercolor or fluid acrylics and looking to move to the next level. Learn to "dance" with these mediums under a master of traditional and experimental techniques. Who should take this class: Anyone who is curious about, or has been painting with, watercolor or fluid...

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$199

6 sessions

Abstract Watercolor Painting

at Art on 30th - North Park 4434 30th St, San Diego, California 92116

Intensive three week class with master watercolorist, Chuck McPherson. Leave the safety of realism and explore experimental compositions that are both footloose and fancy free. Who should take this class: Anyone who has been painting with watermedia Anyone who wants to learn new techniques and reach for the next level in their skills. Anyone seeking...

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$99

3 sessions

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