x_PAST CLASS: Make-lympics Workshop Weekend Aug 23-25, 2013
Four working studios getting together to teach you a ton in a weekend: Makelympics Workshop Weekend.
It’s finally happening: four of the finest teaching shops in Northeast LA are getting together to bring you a weekend of intertwined classes, teaching you glass cutting, blacksmithing, welding, and woodturning, all in the same weekend. You’ll leave with a lamp, new skills, and some new friends who are into doing awesome stuff like you.
Five Sessions: Friday Night 7-10pm, Sat Morning 10am-1pm, Sat Afternoon 3-6pm, Sunday Morning 10am-1pm, and Sunday Barbecue 1pm-5pm. Four three-hour classes, and one lamp assembly session/barbecue eating. Sign up for a group and that’ll determine in which shop you’ll start. From there, you’ll rotate through the shop, taking a class in each.
Shops and Lessons Learned:
Adam’s Forge: At Adam’s Forge, you’ll be blacksmithing a finial, shaping a bolt into a spiral or swirl that serve as a decorative centerpiece to hold the lamp together.
Community Woodshop LA: At Community Woodshop you will use a mini lathe to turn square stock into a round spindle. In just a couple of hours you will be making beads and coves and tapered spindles.
The Glass Studio: At the Glass Studio, you’ll learn the beginnings of coldworking glass. You’ll cut glass, grind a soft edge and drill holes.
Molten Metal Works: And finally, at MMW you’ll learn how to use a horizontal bandsaw to cut steel and then use a MIG welder to weld those cut pieces into a frame that’ll hold the glass lamp shade.
Instruction and studio fee $200, materials, Sunday lunch, and CC fees $50 (Total $250)
Questions? For logistics questions email email@example.com For technical questions, contact the shops directly.
The Glass Studio: Cathi Milligan, 323.387.9705 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam’s Forge: Nancy Tarczynski email@example.com
Community Woodshop: Scott Stevens, firstname.lastname@example.org
Molten Metal Works: Matt Jones, email@example.com
Who can participate?
Students must be 18 and older, be in decent physical condition (no pacemakers and be able to stand for three hours at a time, possibly while swinging a hammer), and have enthusiasm for doing fun stuff.
I want to sign up with a friend. How can I make sure we’re in the same group?
Make sure you sign up for the same starting spot. You’ll travel with the same group through all the classes, so be nice.
What should I wear?
Good question, you should wear long sleeves and long pants, all out of non-synthetic materials. You must also wear closed-toe shoes that are made of canvas or leather (with no synthetic mesh). Vans, cowboy boots, work boots, or Converse all good. Clogs, ballet flats, flip flops, etc are not good around falling sparks.
I can’t make it this weekend? When will you have it again?
Currently we’re looking at the Friday, Sat, and Sunday after Thanksgiving. Not set in stone though.
Can I make something other than a lamp?
Not this time. We’ve racked our brains to try to come up with a project incorporating blacksmithing, glass-work, metalwork, and woodworking, that you can build in any order, and this is the project this time. You do get a choice to customize the lamp how you’d like though.
What if I can’t make a session?
You can still try to build a lamp, though it might get funky. Especially if you’ve got the glass drilled out with no metal to bolt it into. You might consider waiting until the next go ’round.
Can spectators check it out?
Not this time. We’re trying to accommodate all the people we can in the classes, which leaves no room people to watch. You might consider taking a separate class at the individual class and sign that person up with you. It’s way more fun to use power tools rather than watch them.
Contact Cathi Milligan at the Glass Studio: 323.387.9705 firstname.lastname@example.org