Upcoming classes and events

    • 12/15/2019
    • 07/18/2021
    • 20 sessions
    • Fiber Arts & Crafts room @180Studios
    Register

    Fiber Arts and Crafts Meetup

    Tired of crafting alone? Need more space? Bring your project over and work with us, share ideas, techniques and inspire each other for this casual event! We welcome all things creative! From sewing and other fiber arts, to beading, scrapbooking, card making, other paper crafting, and everything in between.

    We have a variety of inspiring materials to play with. We also have 5 sewing machines and 2 sergers available, or bring your own. Need more space to cut fabric? We have an extra large cutting table and plenty of space to sprawl out to make room for everyone AND their projects.

    Everyone is welcome! Open to the public as well as 180 studios members. This is a casual event with no formal instruction. Drop in anytime between 10:00am and 1:00pm.

    Price:

    Members/Volunteers/Instructors: FREE

    Non-Members: $5 suggested donation (not required)

    Interested but can’t make it? No problem, we meet every third Sunday of the month. 

    Consider becoming a member and having everyday be open studio! 

    Or, sign up for one of our classes. Visit our google calendar  Fiber Arts and Other Crafts Google Calendar  Save it to your phone’s home screen like an app to keep it at your fingertips!  (Note: this is a fiber arts ONLY calendar, find the calendar for all other events at 180 studios here).

    Facilitator Bio:

    Jessica Teem is the creative director of the Fiber Arts (and other crafts) room. A life long lover of the creative process Jessica has worked with many mediums becoming a Jane of many trades, but master of some. More than creating for herself, Jessica enjoys helping others bring the objects of their imagination to life. You can find her managing materials, facilitating workshops, being a sounding board and strategist for other creatives, or just offering enthusiasm. Email her with your ideas, hopes, dreams, inspirations, or just to say hi. Email her. She likes emails. 

    Email Jessica@180studios.org with any questions, comments, or special requests. You can also find her in studio on Monday’s 2:00pm-6:00pm, or by appointment







    • 01/21/2020
    • 02/18/2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Jewelry Lab @ 180Studios
    • 0
    Registration is closed



    180 Studios is offering Jewelry Making with Nancy Wintrup.

    This is a class in beginning technical jewelry fabrication. Learn proper filing and sawing techniques. Master the use of the flex shaft; do soldering and torch work.
    We will be working with brass, bronze, copper and some sterling silver, learning to construct a ring, a pendant and more.
    Feel free to bring in your personal projects which we will address as time permits

    This series has 5 total classes.  By the 3rd week students in this class should be able to work on their own projects in the jewelry lab outside of class.

    1.01/21/2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    2.01/28/2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    3.02/04/2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    4.02/11/2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    5.02/18/2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Price:

    Member: $220

    Non-Member: $275

    This class requires a minimum of 2 Students to fill, and a max occupancy of 4.

    Teacher Bio:

    Nancy Wintrup received a BFA from Kent State University, Ohio.
    Upon moving to San Francisco, through IJWU Local 36, (that's the International Jewelry Workers Union) she apprenticed at Van Wormer & Rodrigues Jewelry Manufacturers, earning her Journeymanship there.
    She opened her own studio, N J Wintrup, in 1981, at the Phelan Bldg. in San Francisco, as a repair and restoration jeweler to the trades. It was in operation for 32 years.
    She began teaching at a Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in 1999, along with operating her studio, and was an instructor there for 18 years, until it's closure in December, 2017.
    Nancy earned her fourth level masters and is a Certified JA Master Jeweler.
    She has done extensive tool testing for DRT, Del Rey Tools, a newly formed wholesale jewelry tool & supply company out of LA, whose products are carried by companies such as Rio Grande.
    She now teaches workshop classes, gives private project specific instruction, and works on a variety of jobs at her bench.




    • 01/22/2020
    • 02/19/2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Jewelry Lab @ 180Studios
    • 0
    Registration is closed



    180 Studios is offering Jewelry Making with Nancy Wintrup.

    This is a class in beginning technical jewelry fabrication. Learn proper filing and sawing techniques. Master the use of the flex shaft; do soldering and torch work.
    We will be working with brass, bronze, copper and some sterling silver, learning to construct a ring, a pendant and more.
    Feel free to bring in your personal projects which we will address as time permits

    This series has 5 total classes.  By the 3rd week students in this class should be able to work on their own projects in the jewelry lab outside of class.

    1.01/22/2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    2.01/29/2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    3.02/05/2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    4.02/12/2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    5.02/19/2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Price:

    Member: $220

    Non-Member: $275

    This class requires a minimum of 2 Students to fill, and a max occupancy of 4.

    Teacher Bio:

    Nancy Wintrup received a BFA from Kent State University, Ohio.
    Upon moving to San Francisco, through IJWU Local 36, (that's the International Jewelry Workers Union) she apprenticed at Van Wormer & Rodrigues Jewelry Manufacturers, earning her Journeymanship there.
    She opened her own studio, N J Wintrup, in 1981, at the Phelan Bldg. in San Francisco, as a repair and restoration jeweler to the trades. It was in operation for 32 years.
    She began teaching at a Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in 1999, along with operating her studio, and was an instructor there for 18 years, until it's closure in December, 2017.
    Nancy earned her fourth level masters and is a Certified JA Master Jeweler.
    She has done extensive tool testing for DRT, Del Rey Tools, a newly formed wholesale jewelry tool & supply company out of LA, whose products are carried by companies such as Rio Grande.
    She now teaches workshop classes, gives private project specific instruction, and works on a variety of jobs at her bench.




    • 01/23/2020
    • 02/07/2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Electronics Lab @ 180 Studios

    Healdsburg Jr. Internship Program


    This is a Private Program

    • 02/01/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • FabLab @180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 0
    Registration is closed



    3D Printing Basics

    The class includes an overview of Fused Disposition Manufacturing (FDM) 3D Printing. Slicing object files using Ultimaker Cura will be demonstrated along with the basic settings and how to position objects within the print area. The class will provide hands on training for operating the Ender-3 3D printer. 

    No files necessary. Packing a lunch is suggested.

    Price: 

    Member $48

    Non-Member $60

    Class minimum must be meet one week before class start date.

    About the Instructor:

    Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Manager and Project Manager. While at these companies he employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Prior to retirement Andy was the owner  and operator of eStuff+ and Sonoma County 3DPrinting. Andy is currently the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today, currently the most listened to 3D Printing podcast.


    • 02/01/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Weld Shop @180Studios
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    180 Studios presents a new type of welding class.  Tig welding brought to you by Virginia Harrison.  In this class you will learn the basics of tig welding, from welding 2 pieces of metal together.  Practicing angle welds, and grinding.

    One of the greatest advantages of TIG welding is the amount of control it allows. A welder can control heat and amperage with precision using a foot or thumb remote control switch. The TIG welder is thin, which adds to the control a welder with excellent dexterity can have over the process.

    Great for art or industrial applications.

    No welding experience necessary, this can be your starting point into the world of welding.

    Price:

    Member $108

    Non-Member $135

    Companion Classes:

    Tig 2/ Tig Project class 

    Teacher Bio:

    Virginia Harrison grew up in Colorado and moved with her husband and children to Sonoma County in 1979. She worked for Bagley and Hotchkiss Jewelers for 4 years as a finisher and stone setter, as well as fabricating her own designs. She completed the welding course at Santa Rosa Junior College and received her BFA at Sonoma State University. Working at Bronze Plus Foundry for 13 years she specialized in welding, chasing and casting. During that time, she created Memory Markers Custom Bronze Plaques and Woven Bronze Studios. Her sculptures have been shown throughout the US and Europe and she is excited to share her knowledge of welding and sculpting at the 180 Studios.


    Check out Virginia's work on her website.

    www.wovenbronze.com






    • 02/04/2020
    • 02/26/2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Room @ 180Studios

    CTE Adult Construction Class.

    This is a class put on by CTE and will occupy a few rooms at 180 Studios Makerspace during the course length.  Course length is 8 weeks.

    Rooms that may be occupied include Fiber Arts and outdoor covered area.


    • 02/05/2020
    • 11/04/2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Board Room @ 180 Studios
    Register




    Start writing your own Apps with the new Google Flutter Framework

    This is a monthly Meet Up that will meet the first Wednesday of every month in the Board room at 180 Studios from 6-9 PM.  Think of this as an on going community where you will be able to share ideas and learn from your fellow makers.  Meet-up members will help each other learn, engage and explore a new development platform.

    What is Flutter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq4N0hgOWzU

    Important: Install all the Tools before class and verify by starting the app in your simulator:  https://flutter.io/docs/get-started/install

    Mobile/Web/Desktop development with one of the fastest-growing Software Framework for high-speed awesome apps working on IOS and Android the Web and on Windows and Linux or MacOS with the same codebase. 

    These meetings are for people with some understanding of C style programming languages like. (C,C++, Java, C#, Python, php etc.)

    Those attending have to bring a laptop (Mac.PC,Linux is fine) including a power supply, a usb/firewire cable. Also Rasberry Pie4 4G would work. 

    This meetup is intended to get you started with your own Flutter development. Please come with your idea of your own mobile app and let’s get started. 

    Price:

    This meet up is Free to 180 Studios Members, Volunteers and first time participants.

    Bring some snacks or drinks to share if you like.

    $5 donation for non-members after first meetup attended.

    Topics we can get into are on-demand: 

    Introduction to Flutter:

    What is the Dart programming language

    Write your own Dart program

    Working with flutter in Android Studio (VSCode)

    Showing a Flutter App

    Application Structure

    Showing Hot reload 

    Walk through a simple Hello World program structure.

    Show more complicated Apps

    Widgets

    Understand packages

    Code LAB1/2

    Start writing your own App

    Facilitator Bio:


    J Hilger

    Programming for the last 30 years

    Assembler on Z80, C64
    C Terminal on Unix, Embedded C / C++
    C# WPF
    Working for Siemens, HP, Agilent Keysight
    Worked on embedded to desktop from Realtime to Mobile

    Grew up in Germany Studies EE and Computer Science

    Plays Guitar, Hike Love the Maker space and want to learn more about woodworking and welding

    jhilgerconsulting@gmail.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-h-1254a96/

    • 02/07/2020
    • 02/08/2020
    • 2 sessions
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA, 95407
    • 2
    Register

    This introductory software class is a first look at 3D modeling with computer assisted design (CAD) in Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software package. Free to use for hobbyists, Fusion 360 is the first step in bringing designs to life via 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC, or other manufacturing techniques.

    This class will run two consecutive days and cover foundational concepts and tools used in 3D design, as well as briefly expounding on a few more advanced tools and techniques. By the end of the second session each student will have finished projects capable of being 3D printed. This class is excellent preparation for 180 Studios fabrication classes (3D printing, Shopbot CNC, laser cutting, etc.).

    Price:

    Member: $60

    Non-Member: $75

    Volunteer: $35

     Companion Classes:

    • Fusion 360 Shopbot CNC
    • 3d Scanning
    • Form 2 3D Printing
    • Laser With Chad
    • Advanced rotary Laser with Chad (Laser w/Chad required)
    • Arduino with Kevin
    • Raspberry Pi with Tyler






    • 02/08/2020
    • 02/09/2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Computer Lab @ 180Studios
    • 7
    Register

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    THIS IS AN INTRODUCTION TO USING FUSION 360 FOR THE SHOPBOT.

    We highly recommend taking Intro to Fusion 360 w/Michael or having previous knowledge of Fusion 360 before enrolling in this class.

    Introduction to Fusion 360 for ShopBot is a first look at the CAM (Computer Aided Machining) capabilities of Fusion 360 and how it can be used with our CNC mill the 5x8 ShopBot. Free to use for hobbyists, Fusion 360 is a powerful for digital production across a number of platforms including CNC milling, laser cutting and etching, and 3-D printing.

    This class will run over two consecutive days and cover the basics of 2D and 2.5D cnc milling strategies including, file preparation, feeds and speeds, work-holding and general safety and operation of the ShopBot machine. By the end of class students will have a solid understanding of the CAM capabilities of Fusion 360 and be capable of operating the Shopbot unsupervised.

    Price:

    Non-Member: $100

    Member: $80

    Date & Time:

    02/08/2020, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    02/09/2020, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Companion Classes:

    Fusion 360 

    Lasers with Chad 

    3D Printing with Andy or Ky

    Teacher Bio:

    Nathan Henry-Silva is a local artist and educator. Shortly after earning his BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2012, he returned to his long time home of Sonoma county. Nathan’s art work spans several mediums and often focuses on perception, community, and the structures and values that shape social life. He also has an amazing dog named Tubs and spends a good deal of time feeling grateful.


    • 02/11/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Fab Lab 180 Studios
    • 5
    Register

    Description of Class: Learn how to use a laser scanner to paint an organic image into your next 3d print. Great projects with the 3D scanner include: Creating exact replicas and copies of any object that the lasers can paint over on the surface. Scanning the human face or creating prosthetic limbs and apertures for the human body. This tool will build a strong bridge between the CAD design world and detailed natural objects. Your mind is the only limitation to what this tool can do for your next project! 

    What skills & tools will student learn: This course will go over the beginning of exposure to 3D animation, game engine creation, character design and the delicate operation of using this technology to construct an image into cyberspace from the real world. Students will operate the scanner and understand the limitations and the capabilities through the scan studio software.  The student will learn how the system works in depth and discover the modern day applications of reverse engineering and how it can provide a valuable tool for the next project! 


    What will student leave with? Operational knowledge and possibly an STL file of an object they brought to class! (wink wink)


    Companion Class:

    Ky's 3D Printing Class Same Day!

    Check out Ky's wood turning class on the 12th.


    Price:

    Member: $36

    Non-Member: $45


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    Ky Faubion


    Hailing from Southern Oregon, Ky moved to the Bay Area in 2007. Shortly after becoming a self employed dog walker and business owner in San Francisco, he found his first makerspace in 2011 while attending the Maker Faire. “Tech Shop” became his home for the next six years. After learning and teaching just about all the curriculum over that time due to missing instructors leaving the space, he became a true veteran by filling in for as many classes as he possibly could successfully training over 1,000 people of all ages and abilities. He then went onto other spaces to share his tribal knowledge at places like Tesla in Fremont and the PiShop program at Google HQ in Mountain View. He loves originality and spends a lot of his waking hours brainstorming about the next fun project; especially with his friends at 180 Studios. 






    • 02/11/2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Fab Lab 180 Studios
    • 6
    Register

    Learn how to use our newest 3D printer the "Form 2" from our very own Ky Faubion.  This 3D printer does not use standard filament but instead creates designs using a resin bath with laser light curing each layer producing ultra fine detail. 


     This class is for people that have had some experience with 3D printing.  Use of this machine will only be for members that have taken this class and can prove that they can safely use this tool.  In this class we will learn how to properly set up an STL file in the software, prepare the tray for a print, load a file, level the printer, run a file and remove the print from the tray. After understanding how to run a print with a resin based material, the last portion will be seeing the print through its alcohol bath and curing it in ultra violet light for hardening. 

    Companion Classes:

    Fusion 360

    3d Scanning with Ky.

    Ky's Wood Turning Class

    Intro to 3d Printing with Andy

    Price:

    Members: $48

    Non-Members: $60


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    Ky Faubion


    Hailing from Southern Oregon, Ky moved to the Bay Area in 2007. Shortly after becoming a self employed dog walker and business owner in San Francisco, he found his first makerspace in 2011 while attending the Maker Faire. “Tech Shop” became his home for the next six years. After learning and teaching just about all the curriculum over that time due to missing instructors leaving the space, he became a true veteran by filling in for as many classes as he possibly could successfully training over 1,000 people of all ages and abilities. He then went onto other spaces to share his tribal knowledge at places like Tesla in Fremont and the PiShop program at Google HQ in Mountain View. He loves originality and spends a lot of his waking hours brainstorming about the next fun project; especially with his friends at 180 Studios. 






    • 02/12/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • WoodShop at 180 Studios
    • 1
    Register

    We are happy to announce an Introduction to the Wood Lathe taught by Ky Faubion.

    Users will take a square piece of wood and will learn how to turn it into a wine stop or wooden top in this 2 hour class.  Ky will be teaching Lathe safety and technique.  By the end of the class you will be able to safely use a Lathe and will be able to Lathe your own projects on your own.  

    You will also learn a little history of the Lathe, and how to use a small and medium sized lathes.

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    Bio:

    Ky Faubion


    Hailing from Southern Oregon, Ky moved to the Bay Area in 2007. Shortly after becoming a self employed dog walker and business owner in San Francisco, he found his first makerspace in 2011 while attending the Maker Faire. “Tech Shop” became his home for the next six years. After learning and teaching just about all the curriculum over that time due to missing instructors leaving the space, he became a true veteran by filling in for as many classes as he possibly could successfully training over 1,000 people of all ages and abilities. He then went onto other spaces to share his tribal knowledge at places like Tesla in Fremont and the PiShop program at Google HQ in Mountain View. He loves originality and spends a lot of his waking hours brainstorming about the next fun project; especially with his friends at 180 Studios.




    • 02/12/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Weld Shop @180Studios
    • 4
    Register

    180 Studios presents a new type of welding class.  Tig welding brought to you by Virginia Harrison.  In this class you will learn the basics of tig welding, from welding 2 pieces of metal together.  Practicing angle welds, and grinding.

    One of the greatest advantages of TIG welding is the amount of control it allows. A welder can control heat and amperage with precision using a foot or thumb remote control switch. The TIG welder is thin, which adds to the control a welder with excellent dexterity can have over the process.

    Great for art or industrial applications.

    No welding experience necessary, this can be your starting point into the world of welding.

    Price:

    Member $108

    Non-Member $135

    Companion Classes:

    Tig 2/ Tig Project class

    Mig Welding with Martin

    Teacher Bio:

    Virginia Harrison grew up in Colorado and moved with her husband and children to Sonoma County in 1979. She worked for Bagley and Hotchkiss Jewelers for 4 years as a finisher and stone setter, as well as fabricating her own designs. She completed the welding course at Santa Rosa Junior College and received her BFA at Sonoma State University. Working at Bronze Plus Foundry for 13 years she specialized in welding, chasing and casting. During that time, she created Memory Markers Custom Bronze Plaques and Woven Bronze Studios. Her sculptures have been shown throughout the US and Europe and she is excited to share her knowledge of welding and sculpting at the 180 Studios.


    Check out Virginia's work on her website.

    www.wovenbronze.com






    • 02/13/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • CoWorking Area @180Studios
    • 5
    Register

     


    Open carving session on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00PM-8:30PM. This is an opportunity to bring in a woodcarving project you are working on from a previous class or a project of your own. Carleen will be available to offer advice and assistance as needed. This is NOT A CLASS but a casual open carving session.

    Space is limited.

    * A limited number carving tools will be provided by 180 Studios for this open carving session but if you have some of your own feel free to bring them with you. 

    Price: FREE


    Companion Classes:


    Teacher Biography:

    Carleen Weirauch apprenticed as a wood carver at Reed Bros. Furniture in Sebastopol in the `90s where she stayed on to carve furniture backs, headboards, chair rails etc. under the direction of Master carvers Duncan Reed, Jason Todd and Paul Hampton; all students of Alfred Durney. Alfred Durney was an apprentice of Charles Marshall Sayres, who led the Carmel, California School Of Woodcarving in the `20s that combined Spanish designs found in local monasteries with other European designs. 

    Carleen’s current work is all deeply informed by her traditional wood carving background. She continues to carve custom wood signs and fabricates sculptural pieces out of a broad range of mediums for props, commercial displays and exhibits. 

    Carleen is also a volunteer here at 180 Studios. You can find her here on Fridays from 6-10 PM if you have any questions regarding this upcoming event. You can also email her: carleen@180studios.org

     




    • 02/22/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Computer Lab @ 180 Studios
    • 6
    Register



    Description of Class:  Always wondered what a Raspberry Pi is?  Interested in learning more about Artificial Intelligence?  Come learn how to use the cheap, small, and powerful computer to run AI programs and detect objects.  We will be learning how to set up the Raspberry Pi, and after a brief exploration of its features, we will use a computer vision model.

    What skills & tools will student learn:

    -How to install and set up a Raspberry Pi

    -How to use a computer vision model

    -How to use Raspberry Pi GPIO’s for robotics projects

    What will student leave with? (Final product)

    Raspberry Pi starter kit, including camera

    Knowledge of how to set up a Raspberry Pi

    Knowledge of how to construct and use a custom computer vision model

    Knowledge of how to access and use the GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi


    Price:

    Member ($40+$75 kit) = $115

    Non-Member ($50+$75 kit) = $125


    Class registration will be closed 10 days before class start date as ordering kits take several business days.  No refunds.


    Teacher Biography: 

    www.IHDNsoftwaredevelopment.com

    Tyler Suard is a software engineer specializing in machine learning.  He currently works for a data catalog company in San Francisco, but lives in Napa

    • 02/23/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • CoWorking Area @180Studios
    • 1
    Register

     


    Learn the art of traditional wood carving. This class will be lead by woodcarver/sculptor Carleen Weirauch. In this one day, Intro to Wood Carving - CLASS #1, students will learn the fundamental steps to carve a relief, classically inspired design. Carleen will demonstrate step-by-step, the basics of wood carving with full size hand tools and offer individual tips and instruction to each student as needed. By the end of the class students will have a hand carved panel that can be hung on a wall or incorporated into future projects here at 180 Studios. This class is a great introduction for woodworkers of all skill levels to incorporate this ancient craft into their projects. 

    Wood carving basic skills you will learn:

    1) tool safety

    2) tool identification and hand hold positions

    3) securing your wood to a work surface to safely carve

    4) transferring designs from paper onto wood

    5) carving safely with a v-chisel (parting tool) and an assortment of curved gouges. In this class we will be carving with intermediate and full size 8”-11” long handled carving tools. 

    6) Introduction to basic carving strategies and techniques

    * Tools will be provided by 180 Studios for the class but if you have some of your own full size carving tools feel free to bring them with you. 

    A 30 minute break will be offered midway.  You can either brown bag a lunch, use our kitchen, or have food delivered. 

    Price: 

    Member $80

    Non-Member $100 

    Companion Classes:

    Please note: CLASS 1 is recommended for students interested in taking CLASS 2. Lessons for Class 2 will rotate over time (ie Lettering, Scrolls, Leaves etc.) See each class listing description for details. 

    Teacher Biography:

    Carleen Weirauch apprenticed as a wood carver at Reed Bros. Furniture in Sebastopol in the `90s where she stayed on to carve furniture backs, headboards, chair rails etc. under the direction of Master carvers Duncan Reed, Jason Todd and Paul Hampton; all students of Alfred Durney. Alfred Durney was an apprentice of Charles Marshall Sayres, who led the Carmel, California School Of Woodcarving in the `20s that combined Spanish designs found in local monasteries with other European designs. 

    Carleen’s current work is all deeply informed by her traditional wood carving background. She continues to carve custom wood signs and fabricates sculptural pieces out of a broad range of mediums for props, commercial displays and exhibits. 

    Carleen is also a volunteer here at 180 Studios. You can find her here on Fridays from 6-10 PM if you have any questions regarding this upcoming class. You can also email her: carleen@180studios.org

     




    • 02/23/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Computer Lab @180Studios
    • 10
    Register



    Python Coding Language Intro

    Description of Class:  Python is one of the most in-demand coding languages in the tech world, and it’s especially useful for data and Artificial Intelligence programs.  Come and learn the basics of this awesome general-purpose coding language, and impress your friends with your new coding skills. This course will take you through the basics of using Python, from installation, to using commands, to downloading and installing new packages, as well as playing with some fun AI tools for recognizing images.


    What skills & tools will student learn:

    • What is Python?

    • How to install Python

    • What is pip?

    • The Command Line

    • Writing your first Python program

    • How to use a code-writing program (IDE)

    • Writing your first AI program for object detection

    • Parsing string results

    • Making functions

    • Choosing variables

    • Data Types: String, Boolean, Integer, Float

    • What Github is and how to use it

    • How to download fun packages and projects

    • Importing modules

    • Free and fun resources for learning more!

    Price:

    Member: $40

    Non-Member: $50


    Teacher Bio:

    www.ihdnsoftwaredevelopment.com

    Tyler Suard is a software engineer specializing in machine learning.  He currently works for a data catalog company in San Francisco, but lives in Napa.






    • 02/29/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Computer Lab @180 Studios
    Register



    Artificial Intelligence is everywhere: from self-driving cars to image recognition to toothbrushes with AI systems in them.  But what is AI, really? This course will explore the fundamentals of AI and Machine Learning, starting from the beginning with basic linear graphs and extending to the latest advancements in Artificial Neural Networks.  This class will focus on concepts, not code, and so no coding experience is necessary. It is a good idea to have had some high school-level algebra and some familiarity with computers.


    What skills & tools will student learn:

    • What is AI?

    • What is Machine Learning?

    • How likely it a Terminator-style scenario?

    • Some of the awesome ways that AI is being used

    • How to create and use a Machine Learning model from a dataset

    • How to make predictions using a Machine Learning model

    • Code-free Machine Learning programs: Orange, Uber Ludwig

    • Traditional Machine Learning methods: Linear Regression, Support Vector Machines, Classification, Prediction, etc.

    • Artificial Neural Networks: What they are, how they work, and why they are so important

    • Fun, easy, and free AI tools you can use at home: Google Colab, Image Style Transfer, ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com, and TalkToTransformer.com

    This class will be live Streamed.

    Price:

    Member: $40

    Non-Member: $50

    Companion Classes:

    Ardiuno with Kevin

    3D Printing With Andy

    3D Scanning & resin Printing with Ky on the Form 2

    Fusion 360 with Michael Foster

    Raspberry PI with Tyler

    Coming Soon Augmented Reality!!


    Teacher Biography:

    www.IHDNsoftwaredevelopment.com

    Tyler Suard is a software engineer specializing in machine learning.  He currently works for a data catalog company in San Francisco, but lives in Napa.




    • 03/06/2020
    • 03/07/2020
    • 2 sessions
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA, 95407
    • 6
    Register

    This introductory software class is a first look at 3D modeling with computer assisted design (CAD) in Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software package. Free to use for hobbyists, Fusion 360 is the first step in bringing designs to life via 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC, or other manufacturing techniques.

    This class will run two consecutive days and cover foundational concepts and tools used in 3D design, as well as briefly expounding on a few more advanced tools and techniques. By the end of the second session each student will have finished projects capable of being 3D printed. This class is excellent preparation for 180 Studios fabrication classes (3D printing, Shopbot CNC, laser cutting, etc.).

    Price:

    Member: $60

    Non-Member: $75

    Volunteer: $35

     Companion Classes:

    • Fusion 360 Shopbot CNC
    • 3d Scanning
    • Form 2 3D Printing
    • Laser With Chad
    • Advanced rotary Laser with Chad (Laser w/Chad required)
    • Arduino with Kevin
    • Raspberry Pi with Tyler






    • 03/07/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • FabLab @180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 3
    Register



    3D Printing Basics

    The class includes an overview of Fused Disposition Manufacturing (FDM) 3D Printing. Slicing object files using Ultimaker Cura will be demonstrated along with the basic settings and how to position objects within the print area. The class will provide hands on training for operating the Ender-3 3D printer. 

    No files necessary. Packing a lunch is suggested.

    Price: 

    Member $48

    Non-Member $60

    Class minimum must be meet one week before class start date.

    About the Instructor:

    Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Manager and Project Manager. While at these companies he employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Prior to retirement Andy was the owner  and operator of eStuff+ and Sonoma County 3DPrinting. Andy is currently the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today, currently the most listened to 3D Printing podcast.


    • 03/07/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Weld Shop @180Studios
    • 3
    Register

    180 Studios presents a new type of welding class.  Tig welding brought to you by Virginia Harrison.  In this class you will learn the basics of tig welding, from welding 2 pieces of metal together.  Practicing angle welds, and grinding.

    One of the greatest advantages of TIG welding is the amount of control it allows. A welder can control heat and amperage with precision using a foot or thumb remote control switch. The TIG welder is thin, which adds to the control a welder with excellent dexterity can have over the process.

    Great for art or industrial applications.

    No welding experience necessary, this can be your starting point into the world of welding.

    Price:

    Member $108

    Non-Member $135

    Companion Classes:

    Tig 2/Tig Project class

    Mig Welding with Martin

    Teacher Bio:

    Virginia Harrison grew up in Colorado and moved with her husband and children to Sonoma County in 1979. She worked for Bagley and Hotchkiss Jewelers for 4 years as a finisher and stone setter, as well as fabricating her own designs. She completed the welding course at Santa Rosa Junior College and received her BFA at Sonoma State University. Working at Bronze Plus Foundry for 13 years she specialized in welding, chasing and casting. During that time, she created Memory Markers Custom Bronze Plaques and Woven Bronze Studios. Her sculptures have been shown throughout the US and Europe and she is excited to share her knowledge of welding and sculpting at the 180 Studios.


    Check out Virginia's work on her website.

    www.wovenbronze.com






    • 03/12/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • CoWorking Area @180Studios
    • 8
    Register

     


    Open carving session on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00PM-8:30PM. This is an opportunity to bring in a woodcarving project you are working on from a previous class or a project of your own. Carleen will be available to offer advice and assistance as needed. This is NOT A CLASS but a casual open carving session.

    Space is limited.

    * A limited number carving tools will be provided by 180 Studios for this open carving session but if you have some of your own feel free to bring them with you. 

    Price: $20



    Companion Classes:


    Teacher Biography:

    Carleen Weirauch apprenticed as a wood carver at Reed Bros. Furniture in Sebastopol in the `90s where she stayed on to carve furniture backs, headboards, chair rails etc. under the direction of Master carvers Duncan Reed, Jason Todd and Paul Hampton; all students of Alfred Durney. Alfred Durney was an apprentice of Charles Marshall Sayres, who led the Carmel, California School Of Woodcarving in the `20s that combined Spanish designs found in local monasteries with other European designs. 

    Carleen’s current work is all deeply informed by her traditional wood carving background. She continues to carve custom wood signs and fabricates sculptural pieces out of a broad range of mediums for props, commercial displays and exhibits. 

    Carleen is also a volunteer here at 180 Studios. You can find her here on Fridays from 6-10 PM if you have any questions regarding this upcoming event. You can also email her: carleen@180studios.org

     




    • 03/14/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 4
    Register

    3D Printing Intermediate

    This class focuses on how to design an object for optimal production using a 3D printer.  The class includes overviews of Cura, Blender, 3D-Coat, Fusion360 and Meshmixer. Skills taught include optimal use of break away supports,  dividing an object into multiple parts, the effect of shells Vs infill percentages, etc. The class includes a hands-on workshop using the Ender-3 3D printer.

    Price: 

    Member:$48

    Non-Member: $60

    Class size minimum must be reached 1 week before class start date. 

    About the Instructor:

    Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Manager and Project Manager. While at these companies he employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Prior to retirement Andy was the owner  and operator of eStuff+ and Sonoma County 3DPrinting. Andy is currently the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today, currently the most listened to 3D Printing podcast.



    • 03/14/2020
    • 03/15/2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Computer Lab @ 180Studios
    • 8
    Register

    THIS IS AN INTRODUCTION TO USING FUSION 360 FOR THE SHOPBOT.

    We highly recommend taking Intro to Fusion 360 w/Michael or having previous knowledge of Fusion 360 before enrolling in this class.

    Introduction to Fusion 360 for ShopBot is a first look at the CAM (Computer Aided Machining) capabilities of Fusion 360 and how it can be used with our CNC mill the 5x8 ShopBot. Free to use for hobbyists, Fusion 360 is a powerful for digital production across a number of platforms including CNC milling, laser cutting and etching, and 3-D printing.

    This class will run over two consecutive days and cover the basics of 2D and 2.5D cnc milling strategies including, file preparation, feeds and speeds, work-holding and general safety and operation of the ShopBot machine. By the end of class students will have a solid understanding of the CAM capabilities of Fusion 360 and be capable of operating the Shopbot unsupervised.

    Price:

    Non-Member: $100

    Member: $80

    Date & Time:

    03/14/2020, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    03/15/2020, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


    Companion Classes:

    Fusion 360 

    Lasers with Chad 

    3D Printing with Andy or Ky

    Teacher Bio:

    Nathan Henry-Silva is a local artist and educator. Shortly after earning his BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2012, he returned to his long time home of Sonoma county. Nathan’s art work spans several mediums and often focuses on perception, community, and the structures and values that shape social life. He also has an amazing dog named Tubs and spends a good deal of time feeling grateful.


    • 03/15/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • CoWorking Area @180Studios
    • 3
    Register

     


    Woodcarving 2: Scrolls

    Learn the art of traditional wood carving! This class will be led by woodcarver/sculptor Carleen Weirauch. In this class students will learn to carve a classically inspired scroll that can be used to embellish projects of all kinds. Carleen will demonstrate step-by-step this carving lesson with full size hand tools and offer individual tips and instruction to each student as needed. By the end of the class students will have a hand carved panel that can be hung on a wall or incorporated into future projects here at 180 Studios.

    This class offers woodworkers of all skill levels, techniques to embellish and personalize their projects with this ancient skill set. It is recommended that students first take Class #1, Relief Basics or already have some carving experience before taking this class.

    Wood carving basic skills you will learn:

    1. Basic strategies and techniques for carving classical Scrolls.

    Tools will be provided by 180 Studios for the class but if you have some of your own full size carving tools feel free to bring them with you.

    A 30 minute lunch break will be offered midway.  You can either brown bag a lunch, use our kitchen, or have food delivered. 

    Price: 

    Member $80

    Non-Member $100 

    Companion Classes:

    Teacher Biography:

    Carleen Weirauch apprenticed as a wood carver at Reed Bros. Furniture in Sebastopol in the `90s where she stayed on to carve furniture backs, headboards, chair rails etc. under the direction of Master carvers Duncan Reed, Jason Todd and Paul Hampton; all students of Alfred Durney. Alfred Durney was an apprentice of Charles Marshall Sayres, who led the Carmel, California School Of Woodcarving in the `20s that combined Spanish designs found in local monasteries with other European designs. 

    Carleen’s current work is all deeply informed by her traditional wood carving background. She continues to carve custom wood signs and fabricates sculptural pieces out of a broad range of mediums for props, commercial displays and exhibits. 

    Carleen is also a volunteer here at 180 Studios. You can find her here on Fridays from 6-10 PM if you have any questions regarding this upcoming class. You can also email her at: carleen@180studios.org


     




    • 03/16/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 8
    Register


    Class Schedule: This is a 1.5 hour class held at least once a month.

    Class Description: Learn how to use  the 180 Studios Lasers, to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. Gain a solid understanding of what the machine can do and learn how to upload a file, run a cut, and an engrave job. This class will cover the basics so that you will be able to operate either the BOSS (60watt) or GWEIKE (80watt) Laser equipment unsupervised and in a safe and courteous manner.

    The first half of the class will cover some laser cutting basics, safety, and operational procedure. The second half is more hands-on in that you will be guided through cutting and engraving some fun shapes and designs out of wood to take home. Members who take this class will be certified to use both Lasers.

    Prerequisites: Students must be 18+, or accompanied by an adult. While it’s not mandatory, we encourage students to have some experience with Vector design software (such as Illustrator, or Inkscape), but it is not necessary. You will learn the basics of our LightBurn software by the end of the session.

    Materials: 3mm plywood included with class

    Class Minimum: This class will not run with fewer than 2 students.

    Teacher Bio:

    Chad Lent is a maker from the Bay Area who applies his fabrication skills to concepts inspired by travel, community, science & music. Working independently as well as collaboratively, his goal is to create more art for the future. Chad’s been designing products using his laser cutter for the past 10 years and launched a collective of laser artists in the East Bay, soon after learning the skills from the TechShop in SF. Check out this page for more info on Chad’s projects: facebook.com/IndieLaserCollective


    • 03/17/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Fab Lab 180 Studios
    • 6
    Register

    Description of Class: Learn how to use a laser scanner to paint an organic image into your next 3d print. Great projects with the 3D scanner include: Creating exact replicas and copies of any object that the lasers can paint over on the surface. Scanning the human face or creating prosthetic limbs and apertures for the human body. This tool will build a strong bridge between the CAD design world and detailed natural objects. Your mind is the only limitation to what this tool can do for your next project! 

    What skills & tools will student learn: This course will go over the beginning of exposure to 3D animation, game engine creation, character design and the delicate operation of using this technology to construct an image into cyberspace from the real world. Students will operate the scanner and understand the limitations and the capabilities through the scan studio software.  The student will learn how the system works in depth and discover the modern day applications of reverse engineering and how it can provide a valuable tool for the next project! 


    What will student leave with? Operational knowledge and possibly an STL file of an object they brought to class! (wink wink)


    Companion Class:

    Ky's 3D Printing Class Same Day!

    Check out Ky's wood turning class on the 12th.


    Price:

    Member: $36

    Non-Member: $45


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    Ky Faubion


    Hailing from Southern Oregon, Ky moved to the Bay Area in 2007. Shortly after becoming a self employed dog walker and business owner in San Francisco, he found his first makerspace in 2011 while attending the Maker Faire. “Tech Shop” became his home for the next six years. After learning and teaching just about all the curriculum over that time due to missing instructors leaving the space, he became a true veteran by filling in for as many classes as he possibly could successfully training over 1,000 people of all ages and abilities. He then went onto other spaces to share his tribal knowledge at places like Tesla in Fremont and the PiShop program at Google HQ in Mountain View. He loves originality and spends a lot of his waking hours brainstorming about the next fun project; especially with his friends at 180 Studios. 






    • 03/17/2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Fab Lab 180 Studios
    • 6
    Register

    Learn how to use our newest 3D printer the "Form 2" from our very own Ky Faubion.  This 3D printer does not use standard filament but instead creates designs using a resin bath with laser light curing each layer producing ultra fine detail. 


     This class is for people that have had some experience with 3D printing.  Use of this machine will only be for members that have taken this class and can prove that they can safely use this tool.  In this class we will learn how to properly set up an STL file in the software, prepare the tray for a print, load a file, level the printer, run a file and remove the print from the tray. After understanding how to run a print with a resin based material, the last portion will be seeing the print through its alcohol bath and curing it in ultra violet light for hardening. 

    Companion Classes:

    Fusion 360

    3d Scanning with Ky.

    Ky's Wood Turning Class

    Intro to 3d Printing with Andy

    Price:

    Members: $48

    Non-Members: $60


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    Ky Faubion


    Hailing from Southern Oregon, Ky moved to the Bay Area in 2007. Shortly after becoming a self employed dog walker and business owner in San Francisco, he found his first makerspace in 2011 while attending the Maker Faire. “Tech Shop” became his home for the next six years. After learning and teaching just about all the curriculum over that time due to missing instructors leaving the space, he became a true veteran by filling in for as many classes as he possibly could successfully training over 1,000 people of all ages and abilities. He then went onto other spaces to share his tribal knowledge at places like Tesla in Fremont and the PiShop program at Google HQ in Mountain View. He loves originality and spends a lot of his waking hours brainstorming about the next fun project; especially with his friends at 180 Studios. 






    • 04/03/2020
    • 04/04/2020
    • 2 sessions
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA, 95407
    • 6
    Register

    This introductory software class is a first look at 3D modeling with computer assisted design (CAD) in Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software package. Free to use for hobbyists, Fusion 360 is the first step in bringing designs to life via 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC, or other manufacturing techniques.

    This class will run two consecutive days and cover foundational concepts and tools used in 3D design, as well as briefly expounding on a few more advanced tools and techniques. By the end of the second session each student will have finished projects capable of being 3D printed. This class is excellent preparation for 180 Studios fabrication classes (3D printing, Shopbot CNC, laser cutting, etc.).

    Price:

    Member: $60

    Non-Member: $75

    Volunteer: $35

     Companion Classes:

    • Fusion 360 Shopbot CNC
    • 3d Scanning
    • Form 2 3D Printing
    • Laser With Chad
    • Advanced rotary Laser with Chad (Laser w/Chad required)
    • Arduino with Kevin
    • Raspberry Pi with Tyler






    • 04/04/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • FabLab @180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 4
    Register



    3D Printing Basics

    The class includes an overview of Fused Disposition Manufacturing (FDM) 3D Printing. Slicing object files using Ultimaker Cura will be demonstrated along with the basic settings and how to position objects within the print area. The class will provide hands on training for operating the Ender-3 3D printer. 

    No files necessary. Packing a lunch is suggested.

    Price: 

    Member $48

    Non-Member $60

    Class minimum must be meet one week before class start date.

    About the Instructor:

    Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Manager and Project Manager. While at these companies he employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Prior to retirement Andy was the owner  and operator of eStuff+ and Sonoma County 3DPrinting. Andy is currently the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today, currently the most listened to 3D Printing podcast.


    • 04/11/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 4
    Register

    3D Printing Intermediate

    This class focuses on how to design an object for optimal production using a 3D printer.  The class includes overviews of Cura, Blender, 3D-Coat, Fusion360 and Meshmixer. Skills taught include optimal use of break away supports,  dividing an object into multiple parts, the effect of shells Vs infill percentages, etc. The class includes a hands-on workshop using the Ender-3 3D printer.

    Price: 

    Member:$48

    Non-Member: $60

    Class size minimum must be reached 1 week before class start date. 

    About the Instructor:

    Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Manager and Project Manager. While at these companies he employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Prior to retirement Andy was the owner  and operator of eStuff+ and Sonoma County 3DPrinting. Andy is currently the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today, currently the most listened to 3D Printing podcast.



    • 04/25/2020
    • 04/26/2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Computer Lab @ 180Studios
    • 8
    Register

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    THIS IS AN INTRODUCTION TO USING FUSION 360 FOR THE SHOPBOT.

    We highly recommend taking Intro to Fusion 360 w/Michael or having previous knowledge of Fusion 360 before enrolling in this class.

    Introduction to Fusion 360 for ShopBot is a first look at the CAM (Computer Aided Machining) capabilities of Fusion 360 and how it can be used with our CNC mill the 5x8 ShopBot. Free to use for hobbyists, Fusion 360 is a powerful for digital production across a number of platforms including CNC milling, laser cutting and etching, and 3-D printing.

    This class will run over two consecutive days and cover the basics of 2D and 2.5D cnc milling strategies including, file preparation, feeds and speeds, work-holding and general safety and operation of the ShopBot machine. By the end of class students will have a solid understanding of the CAM capabilities of Fusion 360 and be capable of operating the Shopbot unsupervised.

    Price:

    Non-Member: $100

    Member: $80

    Date & Time:

    04/25/2020, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    04/26/2020, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


    Companion Classes:

    Fusion 360 

    Lasers with Chad 

    3D Printing with Andy and Ky

    Teacher Bio:

    Nathan Henry-Silva is a local artist and educator. Shortly after earning his BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2012, he returned to his long time home of Sonoma county. Nathan’s art work spans several mediums and often focuses on perception, community, and the structures and values that shape social life. He also has an amazing dog named Tubs and spends a good deal of time feeling grateful.


    • 05/02/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • FabLab @180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 4
    Register