• POTTERY STUDIO: Throwing 101 “Magic of wheel work!'

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $20.00

    This is a new class limited to 2 students as (there are only 2 wheels) and is ok for All skill levels. Semi private lessons!! Parents and kids welcome. The Magic of throwing!! Come learn about the nature of clay- plasticity, forces on clay, using hands/body efficiently, wedging, centering, throwing-(forming the clay between your fingers and hands). Trimming. Handle application. Think about form and shape as well as function. You will learn how to move the clay with your touch: it’s magic! I was professional potter for 18 yrs and started throwing in 1965. Bring sketch book, smock or shirt, comfy clothes, objects for texture etc. You will first learn how to wedge, center, pull a wall and form a cylinder which is the basis of wheel work. But will learn how to form a bowl, mug, plate if interested etc. Cost: Members of TinkerMill $20 per 2 hr class. Pay as you go. Members can come practice! Non Members: $30 for 2 hr class. Pay as you go. Clay is purchased for $2/pound and includes 2 firings, a bisque and glaze firing. (Glazing class will be scheduled for class members once work is fired and is a separate class: $20/$30 for 2 hours.) Pottery Studio is located behind main building in a separate structure (yellow) next to Blacksmith Shop. Come have FUN! Prepare to get muddy and dirty!

  • POTTERY STUDIO: Throwing 101 “Magic of wheel work!'

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $20.00

    This is a new class limited to 2 students as (there are only 2 wheels) and is ok for All skill levels. Semi private lessons!! Parents and kids welcome. The Magic of throwing!! Come learn about the nature of clay- plasticity, forces on clay, using hands/body efficiently, wedging, centering, throwing-(forming the clay between your fingers and hands). Trimming. Handle application. Think about form and shape as well as function. You will learn how to move the clay with your touch: it’s magic! I was professional potter for 18 yrs and started throwing in 1965. Bring sketch book, smock or shirt, comfy clothes, objects for texture etc. You will first learn how to wedge, center, pull a wall and form a cylinder which is the basis of wheel work. But will learn how to form a bowl, mug, plate if interested etc. Cost: Members of TinkerMill $20 per 2 hr class. Pay as you go. Members can come practice! Non Members: $30 for 2 hr class. Pay as you go. Clay is purchased for $2/pound and includes 2 firings, a bisque and glaze firing. (Glazing class will be scheduled for class members once work is fired and is a separate class: $20/$30 for 2 hours.) Pottery Studio is located behind main building in a separate structure (yellow) next to Blacksmith Shop. Come have FUN! Prepare to get muddy and dirty!

  • TinkerMill Weekly Meeting

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    Member Meeting -- Open to the public, bring your friends! Are you an engineer? Scientist? Technologist? Artist? Student? Entrepreneur ? Need a place to share tools, knowledge and community? A place to start a company? Want to learn about Arduinos, drones, or locksport? TinkerMill is Longmont's makerspace. We're an innovation center, makerspace, and education hub where tech, art and expertise meld together. TinkerMill is a place where things happen! Our member meeting is open to the public and held every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM.

  • Meet nominees for the board

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    With the board election coming up, we thought it would be a good idea to schedule some time to meet with the nominees. So after the weekly member meeting is over, we're inviting nominees and other members to stick around for a bit and talk TinkerMill.

  • Pottery Studio: Intro to Hand-Building 7/10-8/28 6-8PM CLASS ON!!

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $20.00

    (NOTE It says at the top that "I am not going" but I am planning on teaching this class, do. not know how to change it.) July 10 weekly through August 28, (8 weeks) 6-8 PM. Take as few or as many classes as you like, and pay as you go. Join us if you’ve ever wanted to play with clay!!! COME!!! Learn fun Hand-Building techniques to create your own unique clay work: Slabs, Coils, Pinching, Carving, Sandbags, Joining and Texturing!!! Use Nature and found objects for inspiration! Hand-building is a great way to make either functional or sculptural work! Carved box, mugs, vases, 3-D sculptural work! No prior experience needed. Bring shirt/smock and sketch book. Come to the Pottery Studio in yellow building behind main TM building near Blacksmith Shop.Tinkermill Pottery Sign on the wall. Arrive 15 min early to sign in and get oriented. Class starts at 6PM. ***Costs: Members: $20* a week per 2 hour class. *Includes firing when you buy your clay at $2/pound. ***Non Members $30 per 2 hour class*. Instructor: Barb Goff I have taught children as elementary art teacher and community classes for adults. Come Join us and we will have Fun Playing in Clay!!!😂😎😃

  • Intro to wood lathe and beginning spindle turning

    TinkerMill

    $30.00

    Orientation for use of the Laguna 18/36 wood lathe and beginning spindle turning. Attendees will learn about the new lathe and how to create simple spndles using 2"x2"x10" stock material

  • Soldering 101 - Electrical & Mechanical

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl

    $20.00

    Hands on soldering class for electronics, electrical, and mechanical. Expect to dedicate 2½ to 3 hours in this small lab class. Please Read this detail with links if you're signing up for this class. This class will cover the use of bench soldering stations; hand held pencil irons of various brands and sizes. In addition to soldering components on boards, you will learn about making wire and cable connections that are mechanically sound and electrically conductive. We'll also cover de-soldering with vacuum and wire wick methods. Some amount of hand tool familiarity is expected. In this class you will deal with a variety of small pliers and cutters. Expect to use new tools - the semi-automatic wire strippers always find a new audience. Please view and read the Class Curriculum (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gz5O6JCMo_zHo34V14Jtbyn2FRjMPvXDF-DbEHuyoDU/edit?usp=sharing) and watch this Tip Change Video (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8wmW3hJe4leOEh4clBTQ1MzWVk/view?usp=sharing) for the micro soldering station. Bring your "other glasses". Be prepared to work closely, where your bi-focals will not be helpful at all. If you have reading glasses, bring them. If you have a project that you're needing soldering skills for, bring it along. If you have an iron that you would like to use at home, it might be a good idea to bring that along as well. The cost of the class is $20 for TinkerMill members, and $35 for non-members. Plus $10 for a circuit board project you get to keep. To learn about the benefits of membership. Visit TinkerMill (http://www.tinkermill.org/) You can pay with plastic, Paypal debit, or cash at the front counter at TinkerMill. All students must RSVP as space is limited to FOUR SEATS. One seat can include a parent and child for a single fee. This Class Repeats on Wednesday Evenings. Safety Notes: If you don't wear glasses, consider safety glasses; and/or safety glasses over prescription eye-wear. Plastic lens can be permanently marred by solder splatter. There are bench fans to evacuate smoke from burning flux. Here is the lead warning. Don't eat the solder and wash your hands after class.

  • New Member Orientation (For Paid Members Only)

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    **IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ** This meetup is ONLY for members who have completed and submitted their paperwork and paid their first dues. Please DO NOT RSVP for this meetup unless you have already submitted your membership paperwork AND your dues payment. Unfortunately due to membership processing, this orientation will not accept drop ins. You must RSVP at least two days (48hrs) in advance (using meetup). Each member from a group membership must RSVP individually so that we know who is coming. If you want to learn about the space and what we do here, please attend the open house on Sunday from 2-4pm or the member meeting on Tuesday at 7pm (open to the public). Welcome to TinkerMill! New to the space? This orientation will help you understand how to use the space and what is expected of you as a member. This session will be required for all new members. We will go over safety, organization structure, and behavior guidelines for the space. This meetup is intended to help you feel more at home in the ever growing TinkerMill community. At the end there will be a short quiz and you will be issued your RFID tag giving you 24/7 access to the place. We will also be taking a headshot photo of you for our upcoming membership directory! After the orientation you will receive your TinkerMill email address which will give you access to the TinkerMill Slack community. See you there!

  • Photography Shop Orientation and Certification 101

    TinkerMill

    $15.00

    The photography shop is optimized for digital photography workflow. It is equipped with a workstation for photo editing and two printers (HiTi dye sublimation and Epson P800 wide format). This course will certify you to use the workstation and the HiTi, a professional printer for making high-quality 6” X 4”photos. This is a hands-on course. The class will conclude with a brief demo of the Epson wide format printer.

  • CAD For The Hobbyist: Using Solid Works

    TinkerMill

    $50.00

    While you can get most designs from the internet, being able to make your own designs is very powerful thing to have in your tool belt. Solid Works is one of many design tools and is great for creating 2D or 3D designs. With this you can export files to a laser cutter, 3D printer, and other CNC based machine. Can also just be a good tool to check your measurements. In this introduction class we will be design a box with a lid that you can 3D print. This will cover how to do a 2D sketch, Extruding, Extrude Cutting, Chamfers, and virtual assembly of the box. Student versions of Solidworks are available for members to install on their personal laptops. To receive a license key and download instructions, send Ron an email from your @tinkermill.org address. Cost is $50 for Members of Tinkermill and $100 for non members.