Instructors:

Page Burch

Studio Technician, Kennesaw State University

Jay Caudle

Machinist, MASS Collective

Sarah Green

Master Leatherworker, CORD Shoes and Boots

Kenneth Spivey

Blacksmith, KRS-3 Designs

Jay Wiggins

Woodworker, Evereman

Upcoming Classes:

Intro To Milling

May 29, 01:30 PM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

Students learn the tools and procedures for using a Milling Machine by machining a precision cube of aluminum.
In this course, each student will learn the basics of milling metal from MASS co-founder James Caudle.
The course will cover:


Milling Safety and Concepts
Parts and Operations of a Milling Machine
Clamping and Securing Workpiece
Using Calipers to Measure Work
Deburring Workpiece


At the end of the class each student will have produced their very own precision cube.
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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Acid Etching: Pendants

Jun 04, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Kenneth Spivey

Attendees will fabricate a pendant, and then acid etch a design of their choosing into it.
For centuries various types of acids such as vinegar was used to etch and embellishdesigns into metal. To honor these traditions, students will utilize their creativity to design andcut a necklace pendant in one metal or in a combination of brass, copper or nickel silver. Usingacid, students will etch out a design of their creation toward the completion of a necklace
Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course:
jewelrydesign
fabrication
dremel/rotary tools
shears
files
acids
neutralizers
patina
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Chainmail

Jun 04, 02:00 PM

Instructors:  Kenneth Spivey

This class will utilize jewelry and blacksmith techniques to produce different types ofchainmail.
Students will participate in a hands on experience to create their own jump rings andwith them make their own riveted chainmail. Students will learn both the historical method used inmaking armor and the modern method used in jewelry. Different patterns and styles will becovered within this class that students will then utilize to produce a piece of jewelry.
No previousknowledge is necessary to attend this class, just a lot of patience.
Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course:
Spooling
Flattening
Drilling
Riveting
Bending
Weaving
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Fundamentals of Wood Working: Fabricating a Table

Jun 11, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This sixteen hour course will take place over two days and will expand upon the previous skills in order to produce a small wooden table.
This sixteen hour course will take placee over two days and will expand upon the previous skills in order to produce a small wooden table. Students will fabricate all components of the table using previously covered techniques,Techniques covered include, but are not limited to, the design process, scale drawings, milling, drilling, slotting, edge glueing, and ripping on the bandsaw.The introductory courses are prerequisites for this course.This class will take place in three four hour sessions. Wood and tools will be available, though it is strongly suggested that you invest in your own set of tools, and you will take home a hand made table at the end of class!
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Leather Working: Bags and Satchels

Jun 11, 11:00 AM

Instructors:  Sarah Green

In this course, each student will learn the basics of leatherworking from Sarah Green of CORD shoes in order to produce a one of a kind leather bag.
The course will cover the following topics:

- Design
- Measuring and tracing
- Basic fitting
- Fringing, embossing, and adornment
- Awling and Handsewing


This is a three part course, with the first course occuring on 6/11/2016, the second on 6/18/2016, and the third on 6/25/2016. Class will run from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM all three days.

Either theHand Stitched Wallet course or the Belts and Collars course are a prerequisite to this course, both courses are a prerequisite to take the bootmaking 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.

If you have any questions or concerns, email us at education@masscollective.org
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Intro To Lathe Work

Jun 12, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

An introductory course into the art of metallurgy. Students learn the tools and procedures for using a lathe by machining their own shot glass.
In this course, each student will learn the basics of lathe work from MASS co-founder James Caudle.

The course will cover:

- Lathe Safety and Concepts
- Parts and Operations of a Lathe
- Using Calipers to Measure Work
- Turning Plastics on the Lathe
- Filing, Polising, Deburring

At the end of the class each student will have produced their very own food safe shotglass.
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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Making Tools on the Lathe

Jun 26, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

In this course, each student will learn more advanced lathe work from MASS co-founder James Caudle.
The course will cover:

- Lathe Safety and Concepts
- Parts and Operations of a Lathe
- Using Calipers to Measure Work
- Turning Metal Between Centers
- Knurling
- Filing, Polishing, Deburring

At the end of the class each student will have produced their very own scribe.
The Intro to Lathe Course is a prerequisite to this course.
Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.
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Intro To Aluminum Sand Casting

Jun 26, 01:30 PM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

An introductory course into the art of casting aluminum. Students learn the tools and procedures forpreparing and casting an item inaluminum.
In this course, each student will learn the basics of casting from MASS co-founder James Caudle.
The course will cover:

Casting Safety and Concepts
Preparing a Casting Flask
Preparing the Flask for Casting
Finishing the Cast Item


At the end of the class each student will have produced a custom item.
Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.
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Intro to Leather Working: Hand Stitched Accessories

Jul 09, 11:30 AM

Instructors:  Sarah Green

In this course, each student will learn the basics of leatherworking and from Sarah Green of CORD shoes by fabricating their own leather accessory.
This course will cover the following topics:



- Intro to material

- Following a pattern

- Cutting leather

- Hand Stitching

- Basic tool use (knives, awl, pricking iron, etc.)

- Monogramming/ Embossing

At the end of the class, each student would complete a hand sewn accessory of their choice. The choices are between a sunglasses case, a pencil case, and a wallet, as shown in the picture. For more samples of Sarah's work and designs check out her website: https://cordshoes.com/


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 Lathe Work

Jul 10, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

An introductory course into the art of metallurgy. Students learn the tools and procedures for using a lathe by machining their own shot glass.
In this course, each student will learn the basics of lathe work from MASS co-founder James Caudle.

The course will cover:

- Lathe Safety and Concepts
- Parts and Operations of a Lathe
- Using Calipers to Measure Work
- Turning Plastics on the Lathe
- Filing, Polising, Deburring

At the end of the class each student will have produced their very own food safe shotglass.
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 Lathe Work

Jul 24, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

An introductory course into the art of metallurgy. Students learn the tools and procedures for using a lathe by machining their own shot glass.
In this course, each student will learn the basics of lathe work from MASS co-founder James Caudle.

The course will cover:

- Lathe Safety and Concepts
- Parts and Operations of a Lathe
- Using Calipers to Measure Work
- Turning Plastics on the Lathe
- Filing, Polising, Deburring

At the end of the class each student will have produced their very own food safe shotglass.
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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