Chimera

Nonprofit Community Arts & Makerspace in Sebastopol, CA.

Laser Cutting 101- Acrylic LED Sign
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Laser Cutting 101- Acrylic LED Sign

Laser Cutting Basics- LED Acrylic Sign
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Laser Cutting Basics- LED Acrylic Sign
50.00

Every Fourth Friday, 6:00 -8:00 pm

Lasercutting Introduction-This class is open to everyone, no special skills needed. We'll cover the basis of using our giant 100 Watt laser:

How laser cutters work
Cutting and Engraving
Various materials including Acrylic, Wood
Software and Basic Vector Editing
Troubleshooting
Leave our class with your very own Acrylic Sign!

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Welding and Working with Metal: A Complete Course
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Welding and Working with Metal: A Complete Course

Welding and Working with Metal: A Complete Course
150.00

March 23rd, 10 am- 4 pm or April 13th, 10 am- 4 pm

A full day class for beginners and others wanting to start a project or metal sculpture.

For those interested in doing welding, metal fabrication, or metal sculpture. This is an introductory class where you learn to use basic metalworking tools and introductory welding.

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Headshot Mini Sessions
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Headshot Mini Sessions

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Headshots Mini Sessions
75.00

Mar 24th, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Get a professional headshot in a stress free session. 20 minutes with Michelle will seem like no time and you'll leave with 5 gorgeous images to share on your website, social media or dating site. We will contact you directly to confirm your time slot and to give you clothing guidance. Please indicate morning, late morning or afternoon for your preferred time slot. See Michelle’s work at: www.michellefphoto.com.

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Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen

Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
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Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
60.00

Every Sunday, 2:00- 4:00 PM

Meditative wood turning
Choose a pen style and a wood blank
Safely set up and work with the lathe
All steps to finish your pen
No wood turning experience necessary
Take home a pen that you made!

Note: $15 Materials fee paid to the instructor day of class.

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Introduction To Metal Clay Jewelry
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction To Metal Clay Jewelry

Introduction To Precious Metal Clay Jewelry
205.00

Saturday, March 30th 10-4pm

Metalsmith and Jeweler, Mary Neuer Lee is a Certified Metal Clay instructor who has been has sharing her expertise and knowledge in this wonderfully, user friendly medium since 2005. Using fine silver metal clay, students will learn how to create pendants and earrings.

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Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen

Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
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Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
60.00

Every Sunday, 2:00- 4:00 PM

Meditative wood turning
Choose a pen style and a wood blank
Safely set up and work with the lathe
All steps to finish your pen
No wood turning experience necessary
Take home a pen that you made!

Note: $15 Materials fee paid to the instructor day of class.

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Woodshop Basics
Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

Woodshop Basics

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Woodshop Basics
60.00

1st and 3rd Tuesday, 1:00 PM | Flexible class times also available, contact us

Get trained on the majority of the machines in the wood shop.
- Small Band Saws
- Large Band Saw
- Drill Press
- Router Table
- Miter Saw

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The Sapporo Coat: Make a Muslin and sew along
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

The Sapporo Coat: Make a Muslin and sew along

Sew a Saporro Coat
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Sew a Saporro Coat
80.00

Apr 2nd, 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm 4-Day Class

A four part class on creating the popular Sapporo Coat. Featuring diagonal lines, crop sleeves, hidden front pockets and a hip cocoon shape, the lined (or not) Sapporo Coat by Papercut Patterns is a intermediate coat pattern for any season.  Once you’ve made one you can make a coat for every season! 

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Jewelry Mold Making and Wax Injecting
Apr
6
4:00 PM16:00

Jewelry Mold Making and Wax Injecting

Jewelry Mold Making and Wax Injecting
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Jewelry Mold Making and Wax Injecting
200.00

2 day class: April 6th, 4-6pm & April 7th, 10-5pm

Learning how to make your own cold-cured rubber molds is a great way to cut your production costs and give you more flexibility when designing. We will start by defining what lost wax casting is and how rubber molds are used in the process. You will learn how to set up your model for casting and how to cut your model out of the mold to get clean wax injections. This is a great class for people who want to learn mold-making and start casting multiples of their favorite designs.

$40 Materials fee paid to instructor day of class

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Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen

Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
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Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
60.00

Every Sunday, 2:00- 4:00 PM

Meditative wood turning
Choose a pen style and a wood blank
Safely set up and work with the lathe
All steps to finish your pen
No wood turning experience necessary
Take home a pen that you made!

Note: $15 Materials fee paid to the instructor day of class.

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Jewelry 101: Introduction to Jewelry Making
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Jewelry 101: Introduction to Jewelry Making

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Jewelry 101: Introduction to Jewelry Making
250.00

4 Day Class- April 4, 11, 18 & 25th 6:30-9:30p

or 2 Day Class- May 18-19th 9:30-4:30p

Learn the fundamentals of jewelry making!

In this class, we will be covering beginning metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, filing, forming, texturing, soldering, and finishing. Sweat soldering and how to make your own jump rings will also be covered. The class will also guide students through the beginnings of ring and/or pendant creation.  This is a beginner class, for those with little or no experience or for those who need to brush up on their jewelry making skills. This class is open to the public.

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Copy of Welding and Working with Metal: A Complete Course
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Copy of Welding and Working with Metal: A Complete Course

Welding and Working with Metal: A Complete Course
150.00

March 23rd, 10 am- 4 pm or April 13th, 10 am- 4 pm

A full day class for beginners and others wanting to start a project or metal sculpture.

For those interested in doing welding, metal fabrication, or metal sculpture. This is an introductory class where you learn to use basic metalworking tools and introductory welding.

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Learn Arduino Basics
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Learn Arduino Basics

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Learn Arduino Basics
25.00

April 14th, 12:00-6:00pm

Arduino is an tiny open-source computer that is aimed at students to create projects that interact with the world around us. They can read inputs like a light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. Join us to learn the basics of this powerful little gadget.

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Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen

Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
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Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
60.00

Every Sunday, 2:00- 4:00 PM

Meditative wood turning
Choose a pen style and a wood blank
Safely set up and work with the lathe
All steps to finish your pen
No wood turning experience necessary
Take home a pen that you made!

Note: $15 Materials fee paid to the instructor day of class.

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Brick Stitch Beading
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Brick Stitch Beading

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Brick Stitch Beading
60.00

Apr 14th, 2:00- 4:30 pm

Create a beaded pendant with seed beads! You will follow a set design and weave yourself a bold, unique pendant using the brick stitch technique. It’s tricky to get started but once you get it it feels like magic – Beginners age 12 and up welcome!

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Laser Cutting 101- Make a Jewelry Box
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Laser Cutting 101- Make a Jewelry Box

Laser Cutting Basics- Make a Jewelry Box
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Laser Cutting Basics- Make a Jewelry Box
50.00

Every Second Sunday at 4:00 pm

Lasercutting Introduction-This class is open to everyone, no special skills needed. We'll cover the basis of using our giant 100 Watt laser. Leave our class with your very own Jewelry Box!

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Laser Cutting 101- Make a Jewelry Box
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Laser Cutting 101- Make a Jewelry Box

Laser Cutting Basics- Make a Jewelry Box
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Laser Cutting Basics- Make a Jewelry Box
50.00

Every Second Sunday at 4:00 pm

Lasercutting Introduction-This class is open to everyone, no special skills needed. We'll cover the basis of using our giant 100 Watt laser. Leave our class with your very own Jewelry Box!

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Woodshop Basics
Apr
16
1:00 PM13:00

Woodshop Basics

Woodshop Basics
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Woodshop Basics
60.00

1st and 3rd Tuesday, 1:00 PM | Flexible class times also available, contact us

Get trained on the majority of the machines in the wood shop.
- Small Band Saws
- Large Band Saw
- Drill Press
- Router Table
- Miter Saw

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Beginners Sewing
Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Beginners Sewing

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Beginners Sewing
65.00

Sun, April 20th 2:00-5:00 PM

Have a machine and don't know how to use it? Haven't sewn in a long time? Learn the basics of your machine (or one of ours!) and take the fear out of sewing. Cost: $65.00

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Laser Cutting 101- Acrylic LED Sign
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Laser Cutting 101- Acrylic LED Sign

Laser Cutting Basics- LED Acrylic Sign
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Laser Cutting Basics- LED Acrylic Sign
50.00

Every Fourth Friday, 6:00 -8:00 pm

Lasercutting Introduction-This class is open to everyone, no special skills needed. We'll cover the basis of using our giant 100 Watt laser:

How laser cutters work
Cutting and Engraving
Various materials including Acrylic, Wood
Software and Basic Vector Editing
Troubleshooting
Leave our class with your very own Acrylic Sign!

*Please click the title or ‘more info’ before signing up.

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Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen

Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
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Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
60.00

Every Sunday, 2:00- 4:00 PM

Meditative wood turning
Choose a pen style and a wood blank
Safely set up and work with the lathe
All steps to finish your pen
No wood turning experience necessary
Take home a pen that you made!

Note: $15 Materials fee paid to the instructor day of class.

*Please click the title or ‘more info’ before signing up.

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Jewelry Production Casting
May
4
to May 5

Jewelry Production Casting

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Jewelry Production Casting
300.00

PREREQUISITE: JEWELRY MOLD MAKING

2 day class: May 4th -5th 2-6pm

Lost wax casting is the technique of burning wax out of a plaster mold and pouring molten metal in. You will use the waxes injected in the mold making class to build trees and turn them into metal. This class will provide further education on how to sprue parts for successful casting, how to convert wax weights into metal weights, and how to make plaster molds. We will do a burnout and a round of pouring metal so you will walk away with your first batch of metal components. If you are a production jeweler fabricating components, this class will save you loads of time at the bench.

Note: Materials fee is $40 + the cost of metal will be made payable to instructor day of class

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Woodshop Basics
May
7
1:00 PM13:00

Woodshop Basics

Woodshop Basics
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Woodshop Basics
60.00

1st and 3rd Tuesday, 1:00 PM | Flexible class times also available, contact us

Get trained on the majority of the machines in the wood shop.
- Small Band Saws
- Large Band Saw
- Drill Press
- Router Table
- Miter Saw

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Jewelry 101: Introduction to Jewelry Making
May
18
to May 19

Jewelry 101: Introduction to Jewelry Making

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Jewelry 101: Introduction to Jewelry Making
250.00

4 Day Class- April 4, 11, 18 & 25th 6:30-9:30p

or 2 Day Class- May 18-19th 9:30-4:30p

Learn the fundamentals of jewelry making!

In this class, we will be covering beginning metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, filing, forming, texturing, soldering, and finishing. Sweat soldering and how to make your own jump rings will also be covered. The class will also guide students through the beginnings of ring and/or pendant creation.  This is a beginner class, for those with little or no experience or for those who need to brush up on their jewelry making skills. This class is open to the public.

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Panel Bracelet With Fine Silver Metal Clay Workshop
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Panel Bracelet With Fine Silver Metal Clay Workshop

In this one day workshop, students will create a beautiful panel bracelet, ready to wear home! 

Mary Neuer Lee, a jeweler and metalsmith all her adult life, has been working with and teaching metal clay techniques in Northern California since 2005. She is a Certified Metal Clay Instructor with the PMC Guild and Hadar’s Clay. Mary will provide all the supplies and tools needed to make a beautiful one-of-a-kind bracelet. Her large collection of tools, textures, and materials will aid and inspire the student in creating their own unique creation. This workshop is limited to six students maximum, creating a personal and hands-on learning experience in a small-classroom setting. Lectures, demonstrations, samples, ideas, and handouts will give the student knowledge of metal clay’s unique properties. Printed materials include instructions in addition to resources for students to continue their study and practice beyond the class. 

Fee of $235 will include 30 grams of silver clay, self locking links, fold-over clasp, polishing supplies, patina, handouts, use of all tools, and instruction.

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Woodshop Basics
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Woodshop Basics

Woodshop Basics
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Woodshop Basics
60.00

1st and 3rd Tuesday, 1:00 PM | Flexible class times also available, contact us

Get trained on the majority of the machines in the wood shop.
- Small Band Saws
- Large Band Saw
- Drill Press
- Router Table
- Miter Saw

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Leather Working Basics: Folding Wallet
Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

Leather Working Basics: Folding Wallet

Leather Working Basics: Basic Folding Wallet
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Leather Working Basics: Basic Folding Wallet
60.00

Every Third Sunday from 4:00-6:00 PM

Learn the basics of Leather Working by making a folding wallet. Skills Learned:

- Leather selection and terminology
- Template tracing and material cutting, Stitching, and Folding
- Snap and Rivet Setting
- Basic leather stamping

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Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen

Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
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Beginning Wood Turning- Making a Pen
60.00

Every Sunday, 2:00- 4:00 PM

Meditative wood turning
Choose a pen style and a wood blank
Safely set up and work with the lathe
All steps to finish your pen
No wood turning experience necessary
Take home a pen that you made!

Note: $15 Materials fee paid to the instructor day of class.

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Introduction to 3D Printing
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to 3D Printing

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Intro to 3D Printing
25.00

Mar 16th, 7:00p OR April 13, 7:00p

Learn the basics of 3D printing and creating your own prototypes on a SainSmart printer. Come in and check out the world of 3D printing! Beginner friendly.

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