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Member Masterclass: Enameling

Member Masterclass: Enameling

Wednesday 05 June 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Explore the process of enamelling and its historical context with artist and metal worker, Helen Carnac. Through a series of short demonstrations, participants will be taken through the basic principles and methods of fusing vitreous enamel to metal before trying techniques themselves and creating a small panel in the process.

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Big Make: Enamelling

Big Make: Enamelling

Wednesday 05 June 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Our ‘Big Make’ sessions are open to all members and teach skills from our specialist masterclasses in a casual drop-in setting during Makespace opening hours. In this Big Make session you can explore the process of enamelling with artist and metal worker, Helen Carnac.

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Festival of Stuff

Festival of Stuff

Monday 01 July 2019 9:50am - 5:00pm

The 2019 Festival of Stuff runs during the first week of July. It begins with four days of brilliant bookable making masterclasses and culminates in a big drop-in Extravaganza of materials and making on Saturday 6th July.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Microwave Steam-Bending Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Microwave Steam-Bending Masterclass

Monday 01 July 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join furniture maker Stefano Santili to learn about steam-bending and how to push the boundaries wood with both steam chambers and microwaves, and create your very own a fruit basket.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Morning - HDPE Plastic Waste Design Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Morning - HDPE Plastic Waste Design Masterclass

Monday 01 July 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Designer James Shaw joins us to reconsider a ubiquitous material in our everyday lives; HDPE plastic, using the Institute’s wondrous Materials Library and a unique handmade HDPE waste pellet extruder.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Microwave Steam-Bending Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Microwave Steam-Bending Masterclass

Monday 01 July 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join furniture maker Stefano Santili to learn about steam-bending and how to push the boundaries wood with both steam chambers and microwaves, and create your very own a fruit basket.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - HDPE Plastic Waste Design Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - HDPE Plastic Waste Design Masterclass

Monday 01 July 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Designer James Shaw joins us to reconsider a ubiquitous material in our everyday lives; HDPE plastic, using the Institute’s wondrous Materials Library and a unique handmade HDPE waste pellet extruder.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Flint-Knapping Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Flint-Knapping Masterclass

Tuesday 02 July 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

In this Masterclass, visitors can learn to make prehistoric stone tools such as hand-axes, scrapers and possibly arrowheads from brittle flint with master flint-knapper, primitive technologist and archaeologist Karl Lee.

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Papermaking Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Papermaking Masterclass

Tuesday 02 July 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join book artist and papermaker Mandy Brannan to discover the creative possibilities of combining two papermaking techniques; traditional style Japanese papermaking and recycled papermaking.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Circuitry & Synth Building Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Circuitry & Synth Building Masterclass

Tuesday 02 July 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Make music from digital logic with Jakub Zalesak! Design a Printed Circuit Board, learn how to solder, explore the niche world of logic synthesisers, and consider the nature of sound and electricity.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Flint-Knapping Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Flint-Knapping Masterclass

Tuesday 02 July 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

In this Masterclass, visitors can learn to make prehistoric stone tools such as hand-axes, scrapers and possibly arrowheads from brittle flint with master flint-knapper, primitive technologist and archaeologist Karl Lee.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Papermaking Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Papermaking Masterclass

Tuesday 02 July 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join book artist and papermaker Mandy Brannan to discover the creative possibilities of combining two papermaking techniques; traditional style Japanese papermaking and recycled papermaking.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Circuitry & Synth Building Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Circuitry & Synth Building Masterclass

Tuesday 02 July 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Make music from digital logic with Jakub Zalesak! Design a Printed Circuit Board, learn how to solder, explore the niche world of logic synthesisers, and consider the nature of sound and electricity.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Enamelling Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Enamelling Masterclass

Wednesday 03 July 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Explore the process of enamelling and its historical context with artist and metal worker, Helen Carnac, who will teach the basic principles and methods of fusing vitreous enamel, also known as porcelain enamel, to metal.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Circuitry & Headlight Building Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Circuitry & Headlight Building Masterclass

Wednesday 03 July 2019 10:00am - 11:00am

Dead batteries are not as dead as they seem. With a little voltage booster circuit and soldering equipment, we can turn them back into something useful and build a small, punk, super-bright headlight that will squeeze the last juice out of all the dead cells you have lying around at home.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Midday - Circuitry & Headlight Building Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Midday - Circuitry & Headlight Building Masterclass

Wednesday 03 July 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm

Dead batteries are not as dead as they seem. With a little voltage booster circuit and soldering equipment, we can turn them back into something useful and build a small, punk, super-bright headlight that will squeeze the last juice out of all the dead cells you have lying around at home.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Enamelling Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Enamelling Masterclass

Wednesday 03 July 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Explore the process of enamelling and its historical context with artist and metal worker, Helen Carnac, who will teach the basic principles and methods of fusing vitreous enamel, also known as porcelain enamel, to metal.

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Circuitry & Headlight Building Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Circuitry & Headlight Building Masterclass

Wednesday 03 July 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dead batteries are not as dead as they seem. With a little voltage booster circuit and soldering equipment, we can turn them back into something useful and build a small, punk, super-bright headlight that will squeeze the last juice out of all the dead cells you have lying around at home.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff talk: Plastic Fantastic with Mark Miodownik

Festival of Stuff talk: Plastic Fantastic with Mark Miodownik

Wednesday 03 July 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join our Festival of Stuff evening talk by Institute of Making Director Mark Miodownik to reinvigorate your relationship with plastics, and explore the materiality of the plastics with demos and samples from our wondrous Materials Library.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Body Embroidery Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Body Embroidery Masterclass

Thursday 04 July 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Using two or three simple stitches, embroiderer and artist Sally Hewett will show you how to make a unique nipple or pair of lips with thread, embroidery hoops, felt padding and other materials resulting in a sculptural body embroidery piece.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Kintsugi Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Kintsugi Masterclass

Thursday 04 July 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm

This masterclass, led by Iku Nishikawa, is a beginners guide to kintsugi: the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with precious metal powders such as gold, silver, brass or platinum.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Body Embroidery Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Body Embroidery Masterclass

Thursday 04 July 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Using two or three simple stitches, embroiderer and artist Sally Hewett will show you how to make a unique nipple or pair of lips with thread, embroidery hoops, felt padding and other materials resulting in a sculptural body embroidery piece.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Crazy Materials Golf

Festival of Stuff: Crazy Materials Golf

Saturday 06 July 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us to celebrate the sheer joy of stuff as we host our greatest public extravaganza of the year on Saturday 6th July to mark the finale of our Festival of Stuff - through the medium of crazy golf. Bring your A-game as we fulfil a life-long ambition to put together our very own golf course inspired by the way materials behave, with imaginative and surprising golf holes in true Institute of Making style. Our events are free and open to all.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

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