Instructors:

Bria Aguayo

Welder, Becoming A Welder

Abby Bleakney

Industrial Designer, WestRock

Jay Caudle

Machinist, MASS Collective

Jordan Graves

Owner, Repeat Offfender

Sarah Green

Master Leatherworker, CORD Shoes and Boots

Doran Hickey

Woodworker, MASS Collective

Ryan Metzler

Director of Technology, MASS Collective

Kenneth Spivey

Blacksmith, Fire and Brimstone Forge

X Wang

Woodcarver, MASS Collective

Jay Wiggins

Woodworker, Evereman

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Blacksmithing: Scrolls & Twists

Jun 23, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Kenneth Spivey

This course will introduce the cornerstone of blacksmithing;repetition of design using the scroll and twist.Description:In this course, students will be introduced to blacksmithing through hands-on experience.

Intro to Welding: MIG Safety and Basics

Jun 23, 02:00 PM

Instructors:  Bria Aguayo

This four hour course covers the fundamentals of preparing and joining stock metal with MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding.
Students will get hands on experience using an angle grinder for steel prep, and a MIG welder to create vairous joints. In addition students will learn proper safety and methods for tool setup, use, and breakdown.

Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course:
Stock Steel Prep
Adjustable Metal Clamps and Magnets
Angle Grinding
Pressurized Air Cylinder Safety and Use
MIG Setup, Safety and Use
Auto Darkening Face Masks and Welding Safety
Lap, Butt, and Tee Joints
Finishing

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Auto Maintenance 101

Jun 24, 09:30 AM

This three hour course covers the basics of maintaining and troubleshooting your automobile.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Jun 30, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  Abby Bleakney

This three hour course covers the basic concepts of 3D printing.
Students will learn the basics of digital fabrication using a 3D printer. Concepts covered include modeling, orienting and preparing files using proprietary printer software, using the 3D printer, troubleshooting issues and proper set-up and breakdown. Each attendee will be able to print one small item of their own from a pre-set group of files.
This course has no prerequisites
Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.
Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
About the instructor:
Jordan Graves is an Atlanta-based artist/designer/creative coder exploring pattern and motion in a variety of mediums. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012 with a BFA in Motion Media Design. Jordan is best known for her line of 3D Printed Jewelry, Repeat Offfender, which over 80 stores over the country have carried, including the High Museum of Art, SCADFASH, and The Beehive in Atlanta.She was selected as a SCAD Alumni Atelier Ambassador for Spring 2016, an artist ambassadorship conceived and endowed by SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace. Jordan completed her first large scale LED installations during this eight-week residency, and has since worked on more projects in the Atlanta area including The Shops Buckhead Atlanta and TechSquare Labs.Portfolio:www.jordangrav.es3D Printed Jewelry:www.repeatofffender.comInstagram: @repeatofffender
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Introduction to Arduino

Jun 30, 10:00 AM

This four hour course covers the basics of programming with the popular Arduino physical computing platform.
In this four hour course, each participant will learn the basics of writing code for the Arduino platform. Participants will learn how to use libraries, read, clean and store analog inputs, control outputs, as well as the basics of embedded firmware design best practices.Each student will be provided with an Arduino Pro Micro, a temperature sensor, an RGB LED, and the necessary USB cable to communicate with the Arduino. Code provided will be compatable with most of the various Arduino and Arduino clones available.Students will need to bring their own laptop, we will install the Arduino IDE and the necessary libraries at the beginning of class. If a student is unavailable to bring a laptop, please let us know in advance so we can make the appropriate arrangements.This course is going to cover the very fundamental concepts of using an Arduino, and is desiged for beginners. Please contact education@masscollective.org if you are interested in a particular aspect of more advanced projects.Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

Jul 21, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This three hour course covers the fundamentals of turning a rough piece of lumber into a perfectly square and usable piece with master wood worker Jay Wiggins.
Students will get hands on experience with a Jointer as well as a Planer and Table Saw, in addition to learning proper care and methods for caring for and sourcing wood supplies.

This course is a pre-requisite for all fundamentals of wood working courses. Lumber and tools will be provided.

It is strongly reccomended that you pick up a copy of "Woodworking Basics" by Peter Korn, it makes an excellent reference to the material covered in the course.

This course is a prerequisite to both mortise and tenon joinery, as well as the dovetail course and the table fabrication course.

Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.
Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Intro to Wood Working: Sharpening Chisels

Jul 21, 01:00 PM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This three hour course introduces the fundamental woodworking tool: the flat back chisel.
Students will learn to sharpen, tune, and use the tools in order to produce consistent and quality craftsmanship. This course is a prerequisite for the furniture building course, as well as the courses on mortise and tenon joinery and hand cut dovetails.

It is reccomended that you procure your own set of tools, we reccomend Highland Hardware:
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/narex-chisel-set-4.aspx
It is also strongly reccomended that you pick up a copy of "Woodworking Basics" by Peter Korn, it makes an excellent reference to the material covered in the course.
Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.
Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Fundamentals of Wood Working: Hand Cut Dovetails

Jul 22, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This six hour course covers the fundamentals of dovetail joinery.
Dovetails are a critical skill in the completion of many types of woodworking projects that require solid tensile strength. The dovetail technique predates written history, is simple to learn but takes a lifetime to master. Students will get hands on experience with cutting dovetails as while learning about the various types and functions of this incredibly versatile woodworking technique.

It is reccomended that you invest in your own set of tools, they will be necessary for you to proceed on your own. We reccomend Highland Hardware:
- Small Set of chisels
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/narex-chisel-set-4.aspx- Japanese Dozuki Saw
http://www.amazon.com/Rockler-Dozuki-Dovetail-Saw/dp/B001DSY7G6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425493197&sr=8-1&keywords=dozuki+dovetail+saw
- Mallet
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/record-power-carving-mallet.aspx
- Marking Gauge
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/japanesemarkinggauge.aspx
- Striking Knife
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/striking-knife.aspx
- Small Square
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/precisiondoublesquare4.aspx
-Sliding t-bevel
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/shinwaslidingbevel10.aspx
The pre-requisites for this course are the four squaring course and the chisels course. Students who can demonstrate competence and confidence in these techniques are welcome to jump right in to this advanced course.
There will be a half hour break for lunch.
Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.
Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Intro to Chip Carving w/ Saturday Box Company

Jul 28, 10:00 AM

In this two-day class students will receive comprehensive instruction in the fundamentals of chip carving, a decorative technique in which faceted “chips” are removed from a wooden surface to produce geometric patterns, stylized images, lettering and ornamentation.
Through demonstrations, guided practice, skill-building exercises, and the completion of a decorative wall hanging, students will leave class with all the knowledge, experience and confidence to pursue chip carving on their own. Each session with start at 10am and end at 3pm with a break for lunch in the middle.

Concepts Covered:


Sharpening chip carving knives
Proper technique, safety, and familiarity with chip carving’s basic design vocabulary through the completion of a “practice board”
Understanding wood grain
Free-form carving exercises
We’ll look at historical and modern examples of chip carving from around the world and discuss design considerations specific to the craft
Selecting and preparing wood
Methods for transferring patterns
Finishing techniques
Completion of a final project: a decorative wall hanging
Students will go home with a selection of patterns for carving on their own


No prior woodworking or carving experience is necessary to take the class, but all are welcome! This class is best suited to those with little or no chip carving experience.

The instructor will provide the wood and all necessary materials for the class. Students are encouraged to purchase their own chip carving knives, and it isstrongly recommendedthat you start withthis knife, or thistwo piece knife set. Otherwise they may use one of the instructor’s knives for the duration of the workshop.

About the instructor:
Daniel Clay is a woodworker, designer and artist based in Knoxville, TN. He is an alumni ofThe Carpenter’s Boatshopapprenticeship program (’06) where he studied wooden boatbuilding, Shaker oval boxes, Appalachian ladder-back chairs and spoon and bowl carving. This was followed by a two-year stint as an apprentice timber framer underHope For Architecture’s Clay Chapman. In 2016 Daniel startedSaturday Box Company, a home decor business dedicated to producing his own functional and decorative designs, custom woodworking and exploring contemporary expressions of traditional forms and woodworking techniques.
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