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Woodshop Access

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn how to safely operate the core woodshop tools in this Access class (formerly Safety and Basic Use).  After this class member's will have access to the SawStop table saw, sliding compound miter saw, drill press, band saw, and belt and disk sanders. Learn to set up straight cuts (rip and crosscut), mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges,...

Wednesday Aug 23rd, 5:30pm

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Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Lab

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Lab is a place to practice techniques, develop skills, and get help. Come to class with a goal in mind and project in hand. This student-driven class does not rely on a handout or traditional instruction; instead the class is driven by student questions and needs. Examples:  Different laser modes calibrating...

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 5pm

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Wood Lathe SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Woodturning is a method of woodworking used to create wooden bowls, pens, table legs and endless other round or cylindrical items on a lathe. Learn to safely use the lathe to make wooden parts in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Discover how to set up the lathe, prepare raw materials, and use different wood turning tools. Spin circles around...

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 5:30pm

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Make a Plasma Cut Flower

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this workshop, each student will design a flower on sheet steel and use the plasma cutter to cut the design straight out of the metal. You,ll then learn to work with the metal to create curves in your petals and leaves. Once the "petals" are ready, you'll attach them to a metal "stem" and spot weld them together.  This is a flower that will...

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 7:30pm

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Sheet Metal Basics SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn to safely use the tools most commonly needed to work with sheet metal. Get first-hand experience using the hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear, corner notcher, finger brake (also called a box brake or pan brake) and spot welder in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Gain the knowledge to shear (cut), fold, bend, and punch holes in...

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 4pm

Ironworker and Bender SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely use the Edwards ironworker. Save time and effort with this highly versatile and powerful tool that shears steel plate (up to 5/8" thick), punches holes (up to 1-1/6" diameter in 5/8" thick steel), notches, and shears angle iron (up to 1/4" x 4" x 4") and round stock. Don’t get held back with...

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 6:30pm

Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Two Colors

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

This is the perfect class for anyone looking to create more complex screen printed projects! Students will learn advanced silkscreening techniques dealing with creating multi-color prints.  Students will choose from a library of designs that can easily be converted into 2-color screen prints...your instructor will also detail what types of images...

Saturday Aug 26th, 5pm

Master Your Camera Controls

at Digital Photo Academy

This workshop will offer instruction for people who want to learn the ins and outs of their cameras. Improve your skills no matter which camera model you own! Take this Course if you: Just purchased a Digital SLR Camera/Point and shoot camera Want to learn to make simple and creative changes to your pictures using the functions of your camera ...

Saturday Aug 26th, 9:30am

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Basic Metal Shop SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the cutting and shaping tools most commonly needed when working with metal. The tools work best on materials at least 1/8” thick, but some will work on thinner material as well. These tools are designed to work with steel and aluminum. Get hands-on experience using the vertical and horizontal...

Friday Aug 25th, 5:30pm

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Metals II

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Explore further the techniques introduced in Metal I. Forging and advanced stone setting are the focus. Learn to flush set faceted stones. Practice heavy bezel settings with hammer and punch. Fabricate hollow rings, Develop and create your own ideas. Metal II students are encouraged to attend open studio sessions each Sunday 9-2, free of charge. ...

$495

8 sessions

Tuesday Sep 12th, 11am

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MIG Welding SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Welding is the process of fusing materials together. In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a basic metal inert gas (MIG) welder with solid wire and shielding gas to create quality weld beads on steel up to 1/2" thick. This semi-automatic method of welding (continuous consumable wire feed), also called GMAW (gas metal arc welding) and...

Thursday Aug 24th, 5:30pm

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Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch and engrave designs in a variety of materials up to 24" x 18" and up to 3/8" thick in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Work with acrylic, wood, paper, cardboard, fabric, leather, and even chocolate!  Using graphics software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW, cut intricate designs and engrave...

Thursday Aug 24th, 5:30pm

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Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this hands-on class, learn the basics of silkscreen printing. TechShop makes it easy by using vinyl stencils rather than photo-emulsion. Prepare a vinyl stencil, transfer onto a screen, apply ink to fabric through screen, and then heat set the ink. It’s that simple. You will learn the proper technique of applying Ink through a silkscreen while...

Saturday Aug 26th, 1pm

Metals I

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In this beginning level jewelry making class, learn the basic techniques of metalsmithing. During the eight week course you will create a minimum of four professionally finished projects (for example, rings, earrings, pendants or bracelets) in sterling silver while learning layout, sawing, forging, texturing, filing, polishing, soldering, and basic...

$495

8 sessions

Monday Sep 11th, 6pm

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Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography

at Washington Photo Safari - Downtown, Washington, D.C.
1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20503

Is your camera smarter than you?  Are you confused by all those weird "Av," "Tv" "S", "A" or "P" choices on the mode dial, causing you to take refuge on "Auto?" Are you only using $100 worth of the features on your $800 camera? Are your photos too blurry, dark, or the wrong color? Or do you just want your pictures to be more interesting and artistic?...

Wednesday Aug 23rd, 9:30am

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