Event Updates for December 2022

Event updates for December 2022

Textile Time

Time: Dec 21 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Host: Malissa Long
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5032534
Price: MakeICT Members - $0.00
Price: Non-Members - $0.00

Are you a textile aficionado? Do you dabble in the textile arts? Are you looking for a tribe to encourage and inspire your fiber artistic creativity? Or do you have questions about textiles you need answered? Once a month we will get together to encourage each other to explore fiber in it's many forms and work through our UFOs(unfinished fiber objects). So come play with your yarns, thread, cloths, felts, or fibers in whichever state they exist. Hand, machine, and print work encouraged.

Printing on Fabric

Time: Dec 14 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Host: Malissa Long
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5032548
Price: MakeICT Members - $30.00
Price: Non-Members - $35.00

Using supplied 4 fat quarters of muslin, paint, and found objects learn to print your own designs on fabric. You're welcome to bring your own found objects to share with the class. Some examples of objects I will supply are soup bones, flip flops, trivets, and other goodies I find. I will also show you how to make one with yarn and wood

Intro to Patternmaking

Time: Dec 16 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Host: Malissa Long
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5032549
Price: MakeICT Members - $25.00
Price: Non-Members - $30.00
Ages: 16 and up

An introduction to patternmaking for textiles.

Darts are wedge shapes in a pattern that are used to control fullness and to shape a garment to your body. On a bodice, for example, darts serve to shape the fabric around the curves of the bust. Learn what tools a pattern maker uses and learn how to adjust the darts on a bodice to change the shape of the garment. We will be working on quarter size pattern pieces.

Please bring pencil, eraser, and photos for inspiration, the price includes a kit you will get to keep.

We will be using Modern Pattern Design by Harriet Pepin as reference material. The book can be found here: https://web.archive.org/web/20060620122828/http://vintagesewing.info/1940s/42-mpd/mpd-toc-short.html

Student Volunteer Night

Time: Dec 07 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Host: Kim Burton
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5034457
Price: MakeICT Members - $0.00
Price: Non-Members - $0.00

This is a monthly volunteer night for students looking for community service hours to help out at MakeICT. We are organizing our space and working projects for non-profits. MakeICT is a 501(c)(3). This event started for students in the Robinson Middle School Pre-IB program (PIB) but anyone needing a few hours is welcome to jump in! To get involved, contact

Woodturning: Maker Monday Edition

Time: Dec 12 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Host: John Nicholas
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5035226
Price: MakeICT Members - $10.00
Price: Non-Members - $15.00
Ages: 12 to 100

Makers should make things on Maker Monday. Turn something simple to find out what woodturning is about.

We will have several experienced woodturners, Members of South Kansas Woodturners, available. This week we will turn TBA

We wear Protective Face Shields (Safety) when turning. Dust or Cloth Masks are optional.

Kid Friendly, requires Parent with those under 16.

This exploring Woodturning Class does not qualify for Level 1 Lathe Authorization.

Woodturning: Maker Monday Edition

Time: Dec 26 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Host: John Nicholas
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5035228
Price: MakeICT Members - $10.00
Price: Non-Members - $15.00
Ages: 12 to 100

Makers should make things on Maker Monday. Turn something simple to find out what woodturning is about.

We will have several experienced woodturners, Members of South Kansas Woodturners, available. This week we will turn TBA

We wear Protective Face Shields (Safety) when turning. Dust or Cloth Masks are optional.

Kid Friendly, requires Parent with those under 16.

This exploring Woodturning Class does not qualify for Level 1 Lathe Authorization.

Ceramics : BasicWheel Throwing And Trimming Part 1 of 2

Time: Dec 12 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Host: Scott Sullivan
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5036468
Price: MakeICT Members - $30.00
Price: Non-Members - $35.00
Ages: 16 and up

My name is Scott Sullivan. I am one of the co-leads of the Ceramics Studio. I have been throwing pottery on and off since 1986. I studied ceramics initially in Japan.

This class is a two part class that will be held on a Monday and the immediate following Thursday evening. Attendance at both sessions is necessary.

The first part will go over the basics of throwing a simple pot on the electric pottery wheel. This will include how to set up, tear down, and clean the wheel, as well as an introduction to the basic tools used in pottery throwing.

The second part will be basic instruction on trimming the pot(s) that were thrown in the first part on Monday. This will include basic instruction on using the wheel and trimming tools to clean your pot and put a foot on it.
After you have completed both parts of this class, you will have a piece that will be ready to be bisque fired. After that, you’ll need to come back and glaze your piece so it can be bisque fired. You can do that on your own, or on a Maker Monday or Ceramics Tuesday when there will be folks in the studio who can give you pointers. Glazing is out of scope for this class.

You do not need to bring any materials or tools. Everything will be provided.

You will be working with wet clay and you will get dirty. Please dress appropriately.

Ceramics : BasicWheel Throwing And Trimming Part 1 of 2

Time: Dec 26 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Host: Scott Sullivan
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5036470
Price: MakeICT Members - $30.00
Price: Non-Members - $35.00
Ages: 16 and up

My name is Scott Sullivan. I am one of the co-leads of the Ceramics Studio. I have been throwing pottery on and off since 1986. I studied ceramics initially in Japan.

This class is a two part class that will be held on a Monday and the immediate following Thursday evening. Attendance at both sessions is necessary.

The first part will go over the basics of throwing a simple pot on the electric pottery wheel. This will include how to set up, tear down, and clean the wheel, as well as an introduction to the basic tools used in pottery throwing.

The second part will be basic instruction on trimming the pot(s) that were thrown in the first part on Monday. This will include basic instruction on using the wheel and trimming tools to clean your pot and put a foot on it.
After you have completed both parts of this class, you will have a piece that will be ready to be bisque fired. After that, you’ll need to come back and glaze your piece so it can be bisque fired. You can do that on your own, or on a Maker Monday or Ceramics Tuesday when there will be folks in the studio who can give you pointers. Glazing is out of scope for this class.

You do not need to bring any materials or tools. Everything will be provided.

You will be working with wet clay and you will get dirty. Please dress appropriately.

Wood Lathe Safety Authorization Class

Time: Dec 27 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Host: John Nicholas
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5043733
Price: MakeICT Members - $0.00
Price: Non-Members - $20.00
Ages: 16 to 106
Required Authorizations: Woodshop

Plan on about 2 hours for the Lathe Safety Authorization Class. Much of the information will be covered quickly, with handouts available. Key pieces of safety will be hands on with examples to hold and examine, and an opportunity for you to use the tools on a workpiece to make some of the things we discuss.

Safety issues will include:

- Basic Lathe Checks before turning it on.
- PPE for Turning and safe clothing around spinning wood or other material
- An introduction to safe tool usage for Carbide Tools and Traditional Tools with basic information on sharpening.
- Introduction to Mounting Methods for safely attaching the workpiece to the Lathe.
- Wood Selection, considering safety and where the wood is from. We will address the MakeICT Hazardous Material Policy and the
implications for woodturning. This would include working with damaged wood, such as spalting, bark inclusions and worm holes.
Additional PPE considerations and products to address various damaged wood issues.
- We will touch on safety while sanding on the lathe.
- We will touch on safety and choices of finishing products for turned items.

A Test Out Form of this Authorization Class is available. (Expect Mid November)

Class size will vary based on the number of experienced SKW Members available to assist.

Woodshop Safety Authorization is Required
Woodshop Hazardous Materials Authorization is highly recommended.

Open Turning

Time: Dec 28 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Host: John Nicholas
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5035229
Price: MakeICT Members - $5.00
Price: Non-Members - $10.00
Ages: 16 to 116
Required Authorizations: Woodshop

Open Practice with assistance on site. Includes basic lathe maintenance after a turning session. Join one or more SKW members to turn a project of your choice. Get help in mounting wood on the lathe, tool usage, design concepts, sharpening tools.

Member Orientation

Time: Dec 10 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Host: Membership committee
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5044928
Price: MakeICT Members - $0.00

Member Orientation sessions exist to familiarize our new members with the building and the organization. To qualify for this session, you must fit the following requirements:
- Membership profile completed and approved
- Waiver Signed
- Payments are all current
- Have completed at least one Class (Authorization or General classes accepted)

This session will including a short slideshow about MakeICT and then an in-depth tour of the facility. Members will also sit down with a number of leadership and peer members for a brief discussion to allow us to get to know you. At the end of this session, you will get your key to the building so that you can come and go as you please.

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Member Orientation

Time: Dec 20 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Host: Membership committee
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5044929
Price: MakeICT Members - $0.00

Member Orientation sessions exist to familiarize our new members with the building and the organization. To qualify for this session, you must fit the following requirements:
- Membership profile completed and approved
- Waiver Signed
- Payments are all current
- Have completed at least one Class (Authorization or General classes accepted)

This session will including a short slideshow about MakeICT and then an in-depth tour of the facility. Members will also sit down with a number of leadership and peer members for a brief discussion to allow us to get to know you. At the end of this session, you will get your key to the building so that you can come and go as you please.

https://makeict.wildapricot.org/Sys/Login

Maker Monday

Time: Dec 26 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Host: Membership Committee
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5044930
Price: MakeICT Members - $0.00
Price: Non-Members - $0.00

Maker Monday is our open house event.
It’s a great way to experience the makerspace and the maker culture in person. Come tour our shops and see our brand new facility at 5920 E. Mt. Vernon. You’ll learn all about our makerspace, tools, policies, people, and how we operate.

Our tours are free and open to the public. While you are welcome to just show up, we prefer that you register in advance so we have enough members on hand to assist with our tours. Sessions are at 7 and 7:30.
If you wish to begin your membership at Maker Monday we will have members here to sign you up.
You are welcome to hang out and chat after your tour. There’s always something interesting going on at Maker Monday!
To contact our onboarding team to arrange a tour outside the normal ones on Maker Mondays or general questions about joining, send an email to onboarding@makeict.org.

Maker Monday

Time: Dec 12 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Host: Membership Committee
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5044931
Price: MakeICT Members - $0.00
Price: Non-Members - $0.00

Maker Monday is our open house event.
It’s a great way to experience the makerspace and the maker culture in person. Come tour our shops and see our brand new facility at 5920 E. Mt. Vernon. You’ll learn all about our makerspace, tools, policies, people, and how we operate.

Our tours are free and open to the public. While you are welcome to just show up, we prefer that you register in advance so we have enough members on hand to assist with our tours. Sessions are at 7 and 7:30.
If you wish to begin your membership at Maker Monday we will have members here to sign you up.
You are welcome to hang out and chat after your tour. There’s always something interesting going on at Maker Monday!
To contact our onboarding team to arrange a tour outside the normal ones on Maker Mondays or general questions about joining, send an email to onboarding@makeict.org.

ShopBot CNC Using Easel

Time: Dec 04 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Host: Doug Wilson
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5046316
Price: MakeICT Members - $25.00
Price: Non-Members - $30.00
Ages: 16 and up
Required Authorizations: Woodshop

This class is for those interested in using the CNC ShopBot in the woodshop. During the class, students will design a wooden ring on Easel.com and carve out said ring on the ShopBot. Carving on the ShopBot is quick and accurate, so each person will have the chance to operate the ShopBot themselves and take home a small token of their hard work.
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Make a Travel Reading Pillow

Time: Dec 17 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Host: Malissa Long
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5032539
Price: MakeICT Members - $50.00
Price: Non-Members - $55.00

Two sessions Friday 10-12 and Friday 12:30-2:30
In this class students will make a pillow using a pattern. You will learn proper cutting techniques, pattern markings, how to mark seam allowance on their machine, top stitching, how to install a centered zipper, how to use tracing wheel and paper, and machine applique with a satin stitch.

Basic understanding of sewing machine operation required.

Supplies 2/3 yard print fabric preferably woven quilt weight 1/3 yard solid fabric letter, pocket, handle preferably woven quilt weight 18" regular zipper Thread regular sewing thread for seams, installing zipper, top stitching pocket, and stitching around letter. There are some supplies available in textiles. Pillow insert will be provided.

Laser Cutter Help Desk

Time: Dec 17 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Host: Ben Rogers
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5056113
Price: MakeICT Members - $10.00
Price: Non-Members - $15.00
Required Authorizations: LaserCutter

This class is a continuation of basic laser cutting. We will review how to design from scratch in lightburn, developing layers, tuning in speed and intensity settings, how to import images, make boxes, modify images to burn better and using the rotary tool to etch a glass. We will also refresh anything needed from the introductory course. You must have laser authorization to take this class, but I can refresh everything from the first class.
This course is not just a class, it is intended to work on a project that you bring in, so please bring your ideas and any source material that we need to get you going. If this time doesn’t work, contact me and I will be happy to assist you one on one, reach out to @ben.rogers on the forum

I would love to attend. Is there going to be a laser auth class scheduled before this?

Plant Swap and Ceramics Throwdown

Time: Dec 10 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Host: Ben Rogers
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-5060978
Price: MakeICT Members - $0.00
Price: Non-Members - $5.00

This event will start with a plant swap where we can all bring in plants and pots to trade with eachother. As the event continues we will be making plant pots from clay using the pottery wheels, slab roller and pinch techniques. Clay will be provided along with tools, extra plastic pots, baggies for cuttings and snacks. If you plan on making pottery, please bring clothes that can get muddy..
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