Instructors:

Bria Aguayo

Welder, Becoming A Welder

Abby Bleakney

Industrial Designer, WestRock

Jay Caudle

Machinist, MASS Collective

Daniel Clay

Founder, Saturday Box Company

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:

Advanced Wood-working: Fabricating a Table

Sep 22, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This sixteen hour course will take place over two days (9/22/18 and 9/23/18) and will expand upon the previous skills in order to produce a small wooden table.
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. 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, dovetails, mortise and tenon, edge gluing, claming strategies, and ripping on the bandsaw.

An optional additional finishing class is available for purchase here: Advanced Wood-working: Table Finishing.

All introductory courses are prerequisites for this course. The class will take place at an off-site woodshop and details will be provided closer to the class date.Students are encouraged to bring their lunch.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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Advanced Wood-working Add On: Table Finishing

Sep 29, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This 3 hour course is an optional additional day for finishing your table from Advanced WoodWorking: Fabricating a Table.
Students will learn final finish Sanding techniques and how to properly apply a a wipe-on/wipe-off oil based finish to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.This course is optional.

All introductory courses are prerequisites for this course. The class will take place at an off-site woodshop and details will be provided closer to the class date.Students are encouraged to bring their lunch.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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Introduction to CNC Routing

Sep 29, 10:00 AM

Students will be introduced to digital fabrication using a CNC Router, the basics of CNC software, and creating their own custom sign.
Each student will create a design or use a template provided within specified peraeters. They will use the CAM Functions to export codes and cut out their design. Instructions on how to do an inlays and offsets will be covered as well as the following concepts:

Navigating Fusion360 Modeling & CAM Features
Using a ShapeokoCNC Router
Parts and machine set-up
Router Bits
Modeling, sketching and creating to extrude/cut

Students will need to bring their own laptop. If a student is unavailable to bring a laptop, please let us know in advance so we can make the appropriate arrangements.
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:
Oktawian moved to Atlanta in 2012 to attend school at SCAD. He received his MFA in Photography in 2015. From the time he moved here until now he has been an active member in the art community. His art work has been exhibited in several art events and galleries including: Art on the Beltline, Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, BurnAway, and Mason Fine Art; and has interned with various Galleries and been a part of several events including: ABV, A3C, Shaky Beats, White Space, and Palm Springs Photography Festival.
Currently Oktawian works as a full time photographer/fabricator for The Home Depot doing Catalog and E-Com. 360 product photography. He has also worked as a photography assistant with various Atlanta photographers and photography studios. He recently accepted a part time position with MASS Collective as an apprentice and Photography/CNC instructor. He is currently in the process of creating a new body of sculptural work in his spare time.
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Hand Carved Spoons

Sep 30, 10:00 AM

This three hour course covers the basics of traditional spoon carving.
Learn spoon carving with traditional Japanese carving tools. The course opens with an explanation of wood types and how to mill lumber down into blanks. The instuctor will guide you through designing the spoon and marking the blank, and then teach techinques for carving and finishing. The price of class includes all materials as well as a set of tools that are yours to keep.
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.
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Introduction to Wood Turning: Wood Lathe

Sep 30, 12:00 PM

Instructors:  Doran Hickey

This four hour course covers the basics of a wood lathe and wood turning.
In this four hour course, each student will learn how to operate a wood lathe and create a cyclinder to take home. Concepts covered will bemachine safety, choosing materials, auxilary tools used when turning, how to operate a bench top wood lathe properly and turning concepts to create a cyclinder.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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Casting Silver Rings

Oct 06, 09:30 AM

Instructors:  Kenneth Spivey

Attendees will design a ring, and then make a mold so that it can be cast in silver.
Students will design a ring, and carve the design out of jewler's wax. A mold will be made of the wax using delft clayso that it can be cast.The silver will be heated up to melting temperature then poured into molds containing negatives of what was to becast. Students will then proceed with the cleaning and the polishing of their piece.No previousknowledge is necessary to take this class.
Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course:
ceramic crucibles
sterling silver
tongs
delft claymold
map gas
polishing wheel
polishing compound
sand paper
belt sander
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Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

Oct 13, 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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Introduction to CNC Routing

Oct 13, 10:00 AM

Students will be introduced to digital fabrication using a CNC Router, the basics of CNC software, and creating their own custom sign.
Each student will create a design or use a template provided within specified peraeters. They will use the CAM Functions to export codes and cut out their design. Instructions on how to do an inlays and offsets will be covered as well as the following concepts:

Navigating Fusion360 Modeling & CAM Features
Using a ShapeokoCNC Router
Parts and machine set-up
Router Bits
Modeling, sketching and creating to extrude/cut

Students will need to bring their own laptop. If a student is unavailable to bring a laptop, please let us know in advance so we can make the appropriate arrangements.
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:
Oktawian moved to Atlanta in 2012 to attend school at SCAD. He received his MFA in Photography in 2015. From the time he moved here until now he has been an active member in the art community. His art work has been exhibited in several art events and galleries including: Art on the Beltline, Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, BurnAway, and Mason Fine Art; and has interned with various Galleries and been a part of several events including: ABV, A3C, Shaky Beats, White Space, and Palm Springs Photography Festival.
Currently Oktawian works as a full time photographer/fabricator for The Home Depot doing Catalog and E-Com. 360 product photography. He has also worked as a photography assistant with various Atlanta photographers and photography studios. He recently accepted a part time position with MASS Collective as an apprentice and Photography/CNC instructor. He is currently in the process of creating a new body of sculptural work in his spare time.
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Intro to Wood Working: Sharpening Chisels

Oct 13, 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

Oct 14, 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
- Japanese Dozuki Saw
-Narex Carving Mallet

- Marking Gauge
- Striking Knife
- Small Square
-Sliding t-bevel
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 Milling Metal

Oct 14, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

Students learn the tools and procedures for using a Milling Machine by machining a precision cube of aluminum.

Intro to MIG Welding: Safety and Basics

Oct 14, 10:30 AM

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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Intro to Leather Working:

Oct 20, 09:00 AM

In this course, each student will learn the basics of leatherworking from Kat Harris of Fouts Leather by fabricating their own hand stitched leather wallet.
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 will complete a hand sewn leather wallet similiar to what is shown in the picture.
For more samples of Katrina's work and designs check out her website:Fouts Leather

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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Introduction to DSLR Photography

Oct 20, 10:00 AM

This class will cover the basic concepts of photography and camera functions.

Through hands on instructions students will develop their understanding of the fundamentals of photography. They will apply those concepts by taking photographs in class to further their knowledge of how their cameras work and operate.
Equipment: Provided by Students
• DSLR Camera (preferred) or Point & Shoot with owner’s manual.
• SD or CF Card 8GB min.

Concepts Covered:

• ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture

• Depth of Field

• File Types (JPG, RAW)

• Formatting Cards

• Proper File Practice

• Functions (Manual, Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority)

• Proper Exposure

• Internal Light Meter

• Setting Focal Point

• Zoom

• On Camera Flash/Fill Flash (Time Permitting)

Practical:

• Practice adjusting ISO, Shutter, Aperture for proper exposure

• Manipulating ISO, Shutter, Aperture to get shallow depth of field

• Shooting inside vs. outside

• Color Temperature based on available light (Tungsten vs. Fluorescent vs. Sun/UV)

• Time Permitting: using on camera flash for mixed lighting, fill, flash & slash.

Students will need to provide their own DSLR camera and SD card listed above.
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:
Oktawian moved to Atlanta in 2012 to attend school at SCAD. He received his MFA in Photography in 2015. From the time he moved here until now he has been an active member in the art community. His art work has been exhibited in several art events and galleries including: Art on the Beltline, Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, BurnAway, and Mason Fine Art; and has interned with various Galleries and been a part of several events including: ABV, A3C, Shaky Beats, White Space, and Palm Springs Photography Festival.
Currently Oktawian works as a full time photographer/fabricator for The Home Depot doing Catalog and E-Com. 360 product photography. He has also worked as a photography assistant with various Atlanta photographers and photography studios. He recently accepted a part time position with MASS Collective as an apprentice and Photography/CNC instructor. He is currently in the process of creating a new body of sculptural work in his spare time.
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Advanced MIG Welding

Oct 20, 02:30 PM

Instructors:  Bria Aguayo

This five hour course covers advanced techniques for preparing and joining stock metal with MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding for projects.
Students will get hands on experience using an angle grinder for steel prep, metal bandsaw for cutting metal stock, a MIG welder to create a welded cube and finishing. 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
Project Preparation Incudling Preparing, Measuring and Cutting Stock Metal
Proper Use of the Metal Bandsaw
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
Advanced Finishing

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Introduction to Python

Oct 27, 10:00 AM

A four-hour beginner course in programming with Python 3.
Students will quickly become familiar with basic computing & programming concepts, like memory, persistent storage, data types, and variables, but not until after dispelling some rumors or assumptions about programming and "what it takes."
Using Jupyter, a browser-based Python 3 environment, students will exercise their understanding of these topics to gain a broader perspective of how programming can be used to efficiently & accurately complete vast amounts of work, as well as discuss what kinds of problems programming can readily solve.By the end of the course, students will have worked as a team to contribute functionality to a shared program.This course has no prerequisites, but curiosity and a little patience.
Students will need to bring their own laptop. If a student is unavailable to bring a laptop, please let us know in advance so we can make the appropriate arrangements.
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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Hand Carved Spoons

Oct 27, 10:00 AM

This three hour course covers the basics of traditional spoon carving.
Learn spoon carving with traditional Japanese carving tools. The course opens with an explanation of wood types and how to mill lumber down into blanks. The instuctor will guide you through designing the spoon and marking the blank, and then teach techinques for carving and finishing. The price of class includes all materials as well as a set of tools that are yours to keep.
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.
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Auto Maintenance 101

Oct 27, 10:00 AM

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

Intro to TIG Welding: Safety and Basics

Oct 28, 10:30 AM

Instructors:  Bria Aguayo

In this 4 hour course students will learn the basics and safety of TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) Welding.
Students will learn the basics of cutting, welding, its application, and safety. This class will cover angle grinding, cutting with a bandsaw, basic info on types of welding and welding machines. Students will be practicing on mild steel and making a cube to gain some competence in TIG welding. TIG applications and welding different types of metal will be discussed.
Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course:
Stock Steel Prep
Adjustable Metal Clamps and Magnets
Angle Grinding
Pressurized Air Cylinder Safety and Use
TIG Setup, Safety and Use
Auto Darkening Face Masks and Welding Safety

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Intro To Aluminum Sand Casting

Nov 11, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

An introductory course into the art of casting aluminum. Students learn the tools and procedures forpreparing and casting an item in aluminum.

Hand Carved Spoons

Nov 17, 10:00 AM

This three hour course covers the basics of traditional spoon carving.
Learn spoon carving with traditional Japanese carving tools. The course opens with an explanation of wood types and how to mill lumber down into blanks. The instuctor will guide you through designing the spoon and marking the blank, and then teach techinques for carving and finishing. The price of class includes all materials as well as a set of tools that are yours to keep.
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.
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