Thinking of participating in the Yards Tap Handle Throwdown competition, but need to brush up your prototyping skills? Have a great idea, but no access to tools, or space to make it real? Want a little help from a skilled fabricator? This might be exactly what you are looking for...
NextFab proudly announces "Build your tap handle by hand!" workshop. It will take place on Saturday the 17th of August at 3pm.
Prepare to use your very own hands, foam, rasps, craft knives, putty, sandpaper and desire to get dirty!
We will provide:
Foam bricks for carving
mounting hardware for your tap handle (to attach it to a tap)
woodworking hand tools
plenty of space in our fully equipped wood shop
We’ll help you get through shaping, installing the hardware, puttying, and sanding, and tips on painting. You can paint and apply the secret mojo when you get home!
Limit is 12 people. Admission is $5.
For the glory!
For NextFab's August Build night, Instructables is partnering with Jameco, a leading electronic components distributor. At the event we will build projects using parts from a Jameco electronics kit that includes:
This introductory workshop will expose participants to a variety of basic leatherworking tools and techniques and give them a solid base for further exploration of this craft. The first session of this workshop will primarily deal with leather preparation, tooling, lacing, and finishing through brief lectures and demonstrations. In the second session partcipants will be able to choose and complete one of two leather projects from start to finish and take home what they create.
Participants in this workshop will learn a variety of techniques including: pattern transfer, pattern carving and pattern stamping.
This workshop will run 3-4 hours in total. The first hour will be dedicated to discussing the carving and stamping tools included in the leather working kits with short follow-along demos. The following 2-3 hours will be dedicated to completing one of the featured projects. When the workshop is complete, students will get to keep their leather working kits from the class, and will have the opportunity to complete 3 other projects included in the kit at home.
This six week series of classes focuses on the practical and business skills needed to build and sustain a professional studio practice. It addresses specific demands outside of working in the studio and making art and concentrates on the development of presentation and promotional materials for your professional profile.
These materials include artist/work statements, documentation of work, resume/bio/CV and submission/applications. There will be a focus on research for and outreach to available opportunities along with creating new ones.
Learn to present your work in the best possible light – other areas of focus will include writing about your work, photographing your work, preparing for an up-to-date website, record keeping, taxes, pricing work, and other business related skills.
Shelley Spector is an artist, curator and teacher. She creates multidisciplinary works that explore themes including communal and personal identity, perception, transformation and the environment. Her work is part of many collections including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, DC. Spector has received grants from the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Leeway Foundation. She founded SPECTOR Gallery/Projects, working outside the traditional gallery system to champion new talent and concepts. An offshoot of this is Artjaw,com, an online anthology of first person stories from the Philadelphia art community. She teaches at University of the Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art and Moore College of Art.
Fine decorative finishes can raise a piece of metalwork to high craft. By understanding the interaction of surface and finish it is possible to add real beauty and value to your work.
NextFab, DuPont™, & CH Briggs Company have come together to host an exciting hands-on demonstration workshop. This demonstration will provide a unique opportunity to explore the versatile potential of Corian® for both horizontal and vertical applications. Join us in creating with DuPont™ Corian®!
Refreshments will be served. Dress casual. Closed toe shoes are required. You will be in the shop doing some fabrication work.
6 Tuesdays : October 22nd - November 26th, 7PM-9PM
Join us for our very first industrial design course at NextFab Studio with renowned industrial designer, Peter Bressler!
This 6-part course is an introduction to industrial design that will take you through the entire design process, including: research, feature analysis, need identification, ideation, concept sketching, modeling, prototyping, critique, and refinement.
Participants will design a new coat hook using an iterative process, while considering the goals of functionality, usability, aesthetics, ease of installation and manufacture.
October 22nd : Introduction to industrial design, coat hanger project, ideation
October 29th : Product research, feature analysis, design criteria, concept sketching
November 5th : Concept presentation, rough manual modeling, 2D and 3D design
November 12th: Analysis, critique, correction and refinement
November 19th : Presentation skills, prototype production and finishing
November 26th : Final presentation and critique
Peter Bressler is an Industrial Designer with over 40 years of experience in functional innovation, creating communication through aesthetics, and application of human factors and materials and manufacturing processes. From 1970 through 2012 he founded and led Bresslergroup, a product research, design and development firm in Philadelphia. The firm's projects have received over 50 Awards for design and engineering and Peter himself has either authored or coauthored over 75 utility and design patents.
His participation as an officer at the national level in the Industrial Designers Society of America has resulted in election to the Academy of Fellows and receipt of a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Peter participated in the creation of and since 2006 has been an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Integrated Product Design Program at the University of Pennsylvania..
Under the banner of PBressler, LLC, Peter is now providing product design & development consulting and Intellectual property expert witness services.
This course is limited to 10 people, members only. Not a member? Select the "Admission + 3 Month Membership" ticket and receieve a 3 month membership to NextFab Studio as well as admission to Peter Bressler's course (a $937 value)!