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Jun
29
Thu
Soldering 101: Siren Board (Age 8+)
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jesse S. will be teaching soldering 101! You will work on a solder practice project to help you achieve good soldering techniques, help you become familiar with a variety of electronic components, and provide you with a completed unit that will produce the fun sound of the two tone European siren.

All supplies are included in the price of this class.

***This workshop is appropriate for ages 8+ The workshop is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. This class can accommodate 5 students.***

Register at: https://store.confluent.space/product/soldering-101-2/

Jun
30
Fri
Mental Health, Wellness & Mindfulness Social Event: Art Journaling (Age 15+)
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a social event and is FREE to the public! Amanda will be discussing art journaling and how its good for our own mental health and wellness and how just art journaling 10 minutes a day can make a difference! Don’t know how to art journal? Don’t know what it is? No worries! Amanda will help you get started. Just bring an open mind and we will take care of the rest!

This social is NOT a class, but will consist of a group activity to get you started and you will have access to our art supplies, fun music, and interesting people.

All supplies will be provided. However feel free to bring your own art journal if you have one!

Jul
1
Sat
Wood Working Tool Training (Ages 18+)
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm

Want to learn how to use wood working tools safely? Want to use the wood working tools in our Confluent shop? Take our tool training 101! This class is required to use our shop and will assist you in your DIY projects! This class is free for Confluent members and $10 for non-members.

Please dress for the weather and wear closed toed shoes.

Date/Time: July 1st from 10am to Noon

Register at: https://store.confluent.space/product/wood-working-tool-training-jul-1/

Tool Sharpening Training (Ages 18+)
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Have dull tools at home? Scissors, lawn mower blades, you name it! They all need care once in awhile for them to work to their true capabilities! Our resident wood working shop and tool sharpening guru will teach you how to safely sharpen your tools! Feel free to bring something from home you need help sharpening!

This class is free for Confluent members and $10 for non-members. Ages 18+

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

Member BBQ
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jul
3
Mon
Laser Cutter Tool Training
Jul 3 @ 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 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+

Jul
5
Wed
Full Stack Software Development Social, Ages 15+
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Monthly meetup for Full Stack software developers, topics will range from JavaScript to
building docker containers and deploying applications. Everything from front-end to back-end
development including devops will be topics of discussion.
JS, PHP, Ruby, Bash, Jenkins, Docker, Servers, nothing is off the table for discussion.

Jul
8
Sat
Laser Cutter Tool Training
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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 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+
Register at: https://store.confluent.space/product/laser-cutter-tool-training-evening-2/

Watercolor Series 1 of 3
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this three-part watercolor series, students will learn a wide range of technique and theory to gain a comprehensive basic knowledge in watercolor painting. Each class will focus on a specific project/painting that will build skills of the students to use in future watercolor paintings.

*This class is a three series class, and must be purchased as a package.* This class is $120 for non-members and $100 for members + a Supply Fee of $15 due the first day of class (if you do not buy the supplies, you will need to provide your own)

Paper will be provided, students are encouraged to purchase their own brushes and paints, but you can purchase a pallet and use community brushes for an additional $15.

If you choose to bring your own supplies, please bring the following:
Round size 6
Round Size 8
1” Flat Brush
Hansa Yellow Light Watercolor Paint
Indian Yellow/New Gamboge Watercolor Paint
French Ultra Marine Watercolor Paint
Pthalo Blue Watercolor Paint
Perilene Red Watercolor Paint
Alizarin Crimson Watercolor Paint
Burnt Sienna Watercolor Paint
Paynes Grey Watercolor Paint

Class Dates Times:
July 8 2pm to 4pm
July 15 2pm to 4pm
July 22 2pm to 4pm

Register at: https://store.confluent.space/product/watercolor-series/

Jul
9
Sun
Laser Lab
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Got questions about our laser cutter? Taken training but looking for some tips? Looking for material approvals, suggestions, or where to buy? Need design* help (general, Inkscape…)?

One of our resident laser cutter gurus and partial mad scientists will be available to answer any questions, to the best of his ability, during the day.

If you’ve taken laser training, some odds and end materials may be available to take for a spin including acrylic, leather scraps, and metal marking spray. Not enough to complete large projects, but enough to try things out with.

Note: there will not be any training this day. Please sign up for the training on the 3rd of May or schedule a private session.

* The guru is not a full proper designer and so may not be able to answer all questions about all programs (CAD, etc.) or help finish out a complicated design, but Inkscape help and how to make things work better for the laser are certainly on the table.

Jul
13
Thu
LGBTQ Art Hacks: Pride Flags & Signs!
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Confluent Space will be hosting an event for LGBTQ community members and allies to create art and socialize. Everyone is welcome! Bring Friends!

Some Supplies provided but please bring your own substrate (art journal, canvass, etc).

For those interested we will be making Pride Flags and Signs!

This event is FREE, Appropriate for ages 15+

Jul
15
Sat
Wood Working Tool Training (Ages 18+)
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Want to learn how to use wood working tools safely? Want to use the wood working tools in our Confluent shop? Take our tool training 101! This class is required to use our shop and will assist you in your DIY projects! This class is free for Confluent members and $10 for non-members.

Please dress for the weather and wear closed toed shoes. And something to drink!

Date/Time: July 15th from 10am to Noon

Register at: https://store.confluent.space/product/wood-working-tool-training-101-july-15/

Watercolor Series 2 of 3
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this three-part watercolor series, students will learn a wide range of technique and theory to gain a comprehensive basic knowledge in watercolor painting. Each class will focus on a specific project/painting that will build skills of the students to use in future watercolor paintings.

*This class is a three series class, and must be purchased as a package.* This class is $120 for non-members and $100 for members + a Supply Fee of $15 due the first day of class (if you do not buy the supplies, you will need to provide your own)

Paper will be provided, students are encouraged to purchase their own brushes and paints, but you can purchase a pallet and use community brushes for an additional $15.

If you choose to bring your own supplies, please bring the following:
Round size 6
Round Size 8
1” Flat Brush
Hansa Yellow Light Watercolor Paint
Indian Yellow/New Gamboge Watercolor Paint
French Ultra Marine Watercolor Paint
Pthalo Blue Watercolor Paint
Perilene Red Watercolor Paint
Alizarin Crimson Watercolor Paint
Burnt Sienna Watercolor Paint
Paynes Grey Watercolor Paint

Class Dates Times:
July 8 2pm to 4pm
July 15 2pm to 4pm
July 22 2pm to 4pm

Register at: https://store.confluent.space/product/watercolor-series/

Jul
16
Sun
Gelli Printing for Mixed Media (Ages 13+)
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Gelli Plates are great for mono printing and a mixed media artists dream! It is a great way to create random backgrounds, layers of color, and texture. We will talk about how to make your own homemade gelli plate and how to incorporate your home art supplies and items around the house to create mono prints, making collage papers, mail art, and art journal backgrounds. We will use deli paper, foam stamps, stencils, textures, rubber stamps, card stocks, sticker paper, and mixed media pens, As a bonus project we will be stitching together our own art journal with the gelli prints we make. So, leave your perfectionist side at home and delve into the art of RANDOM!

This class is a lot of fun! But super messy! So please be sure to bring an apron or clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.

All supplies included!

$15 for members, $25 for non-members.

Register at:

Jul
19
Wed
Soldering 102: Surface Mounts
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
21
Fri
STEM: YMCA TriCities Visit (Ginger)
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
DBC Show: Madison Evangelista
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
22
Sat
Watercolor Series 3 of 3
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this three-part watercolor series, students will learn a wide range of technique and theory to gain a comprehensive basic knowledge in watercolor painting. Each class will focus on a specific project/painting that will build skills of the students to use in future watercolor paintings.

*This class is a three series class, and must be purchased as a package.* This class is $120 for non-members and $100 for members + a Supply Fee of $15 due the first day of class (if you do not buy the supplies, you will need to provide your own)

Paper will be provided, students are encouraged to purchase their own brushes and paints, but you can purchase a pallet and use community brushes for an additional $15.

If you choose to bring your own supplies, please bring the following:
Round size 6
Round Size 8
1” Flat Brush
Hansa Yellow Light Watercolor Paint
Indian Yellow/New Gamboge Watercolor Paint
French Ultra Marine Watercolor Paint
Pthalo Blue Watercolor Paint
Perilene Red Watercolor Paint
Alizarin Crimson Watercolor Paint
Burnt Sienna Watercolor Paint
Paynes Grey Watercolor Paint

Class Dates Times:
July 8 2pm to 4pm
July 15 2pm to 4pm
July 22 2pm to 4pm

Register at: https://store.confluent.space/product/watercolor-series/

Jul
23
Sun
3D Printer Tool Training (ages 13+)
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Interested in learning about 3D Printers? Russ H. will be showing you how to download a 3D file from Thingiverse, import into Cura and Octoprint (3D printing software), making sure the 3D printer is running properly, and completing a 3D print. The file will be chosen before hand to print for sake of time so multiple people can practice. Lets print the future!

Appropriate for ages 13+, a parent or guardian must be present for all children under the age of 15

Register at: https://store.confluent.space/product/3d-printer-tool-training-2/

Hand-Cut Print Making (Ages 12+)
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ray is going to teach us how to do hand-cut prints! You will learn how to draw a design on linoleum, carve it out, and make prints! This type of art can be used on fabric and paper over and over again! You will be able to take your hand-cut design home and print it over and over!

This class is appropriate for ages 12+. We will be using sharp implements, so parents please be aware. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

All supplies Included!

$25 for Confluent members, $35 for non-members

Please register at: https://store.confluent.space/product/handcutprints/