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Aug
18
Fri
Fluid Acrylic Painting (Ages 8+)
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come learn some fluid acrylic painting techniques with us… fondly referred to as “a dirty pour.” We will be using acrylic mediums, paints, gels, metallics, etc. to create these amazing random paintings! We won’t be using paint brushes! Instead we will be pouring, puddling, dripping… letting gravity do its thing! Your results will be random, one of a kind, and a blast to make! NOTE: this class is MESSY! Please don’t wear your best clothes and shoes! You will get to make two paintings to take home! All supplies included. Appropriate for Ages 8+ , $35 for non-Members, $25 for Confluent Members

Register at: https://store.confluent.space/product/fluidacrylicpainting/

Aug
19
Sat
Drawing Robot Class (Ages 8+)
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Build an Arduino powered, 3D printed drawing robot programmable in TinyBasicPlus or the Arduino Programming Language. This class involves some soldering but don’t worry if you’ve never soldered before we will show you how to solder and how to use your robot to draw! Children may need assistance in assembling their robot & children under the age of 15 must have a parent/legal guardian present at all times.

$75 for Confluent, $100 for non-members.

See a video of the robot we are going to make in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsBr9oUeKpM

Register at: https://store.confluent.space/product/building-a-drawing-robot-workshop/

Aug
20
Sun
Mandala Stone Painting (Ages 8+)
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning “circle.” Even though it may be dominated by squares or triangles, a mandala has a concentric structure. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. The meanings of individual mandalas is usually different and unique to each mandala. Many people find that the repetitive structure of the design relaxing as it gives your mind a focal point, allowing worries and distractions to fade as you focus on the design. Making your own mandala, either by painting, coloring or drawing is a great way to disconnect and allow your creative brain to come out and play. While mandalas can be created on any medium, the mandala stone offers a distinctly tactile experience from the search for a perfect stone to holding the finished piece in your hands.

In this class, we will address the basic principles of mandala design as well as tips and tricks for achieving the look you want in your final design. A selection of stones will be available for painting, but feel free to bring your own. The best rocks have a very smooth surface which allows for more even painting, but beyond that there are no ‘rules’.

***This class is $10 for Confluent members and $20 for non members and is appropriate for 8+ years old***

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of this class we will require prepayment as we can only fit 20 students comfortably in our classroom.

Register At: https://store.confluent.space/product/mandala-stone-painting/

Aug
24
Thu
Electronics Monthly
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a community meet-up event for people who are into electronics. It’s a round table discussion around rectangular tables about things that are ‘electroniky’ and ‘programmy’ and ‘makery’ and ‘classical hackery’. Come to pick the brains of our local techno-gurus, be a local techno-guru, or(1) just sit back and bask in the ‘geekery’.

The events usually consist of mini-extemporaneous presentations and discussion about pending projects.

***This event is free to the public*** Bring your own pocket protector.

Aug
27
Sun
Mixed Media Collage Canvas
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Amanda will be teaching us how to make a collage on canvass! We will be using paint, stencils, acrylic ink,handmade papers, images, mixed media pens, rubber stamps, and collage medium. This class will have lots of fun techniques and you will get an art piece to take home!

This class is $15 for Confluent Members and $25 for non-members. All supplies will be included. This class is appropriate for ages 15+.

Class Date/Time: August 27, 1pm-4pm

Register at: https://store.confluent.space/product/collagecanvas/

Aug
30
Wed
TriFi Board Mtg
Aug 30 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Sep
8
Fri
DBC Show: Andrew Reid
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
9
Sat
Wearable Awesomeness: Electronic Glowing Badge
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

With the Glow Show coming up in two weeks we thought we’d offer a way to get your own glow going!

You’ll get hands on experience with a wearable circuit board full of LEDs, sensors, and more. Not only will you come away knowing how to program this great board but you’ll have a sweet badge you can wear to events, impress your friends with, and look cool!

You will need to bring a computer you can install software on that has at least one USB port. Android, iOS, Windows phones, and Windows RT devices won’t work.

Technical details: We’ll be using an Adafruit Circuit Playground Classic and provide a USB cable and battery holder.

*** This class is appropriate for ages 12+. This class is $50 for members and $65 for non-members. It is HIGHLY recommended to prepay your spot at https://confluent.space/shop ***

Sep
10
Sun
Finding Your Community Event (HA Park)
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sep
11
Mon
Laser Cutter Tool Training
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Art McBain will tell us all about laser cutters and what they can do. Then he will show us how to use our laser cutter here at Confluent! If you have interest in laser cutting, this training class is a requirement to use this amazing tool!

This class recurs every on the second Monday of every Month. If you cannot make the public trainings, we can schedule private trainings for $15 (regardless of membership level).

***This class has 5 seats available and spots must be reserved/paid for in advance by visiting https://store.confluent.space/product/laser-cutter-tool-training-evening-2/***

Free for members, $10 for non-members. Ages 18+

Sep
15
Fri
DBC Fire Sale
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
23
Sat
Glow Show
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Sep
28
Thu
Electronics Monthly
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a community meet-up event for people who are into electronics. It’s a round table discussion around rectangular tables about things that are ‘electroniky’ and ‘programmy’ and ‘makery’ and ‘classical hackery’. Come to pick the brains of our local techno-gurus, be a local techno-guru, or(1) just sit back and bask in the ‘geekery’.

The events usually consist of mini-extemporaneous presentations and discussion about pending projects.

***This event is free to the public*** Bring your own pocket protector.

Oct
6
Fri
DBC Show: Current Event
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
9
Mon
Laser Cutter Tool Training
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Art McBain will tell us all about laser cutters and what they can do. Then he will show us how to use our laser cutter here at Confluent! If you have interest in laser cutting, this training class is a requirement to use this amazing tool!

This class recurs every on the second Monday of every Month. If you cannot make the public trainings, we can schedule private trainings for $15 (regardless of membership level).

***This class has 5 seats available and spots must be reserved/paid for in advance by visiting https://store.confluent.space/product/laser-cutter-tool-training-evening-2/***

Free for members, $10 for non-members. Ages 18+

Oct
19
Thu
DBC Dinner
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
20
Fri
DBC Show: Current Event
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
21
Sat
TriFi
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm
Oct
26
Thu
Electronics Monthly
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a community meet-up event for people who are into electronics. It’s a round table discussion around rectangular tables about things that are ‘electroniky’ and ‘programmy’ and ‘makery’ and ‘classical hackery’. Come to pick the brains of our local techno-gurus, be a local techno-guru, or(1) just sit back and bask in the ‘geekery’.

The events usually consist of mini-extemporaneous presentations and discussion about pending projects.

***This event is free to the public*** Bring your own pocket protector.

Oct
28
Sat
Project-a-Thon
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 am