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Thing Thursday: Workshop Orientation


with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Current session started Jan 2, 2020 at 6 pm

Please join us for our free monthly workshop orientation on the first Thing Thursday of the month! Each month members and prospective members will have the opportunity to get checked off on basic safety training and observe demonstrations of our equipment.

Registration is not required.

Telescope Building Mentorship with Project Nightsky


with Haley Rice

Calendar Current session started Sep 7, 2020 , runs for 9 weeks

This mentorship for high school and adults is a telescope-building course adapted to mobile astronomy education needs. Our goal in partnering with Project Night Sky is to provide one-on-one mentorship to students, allowing them to build their very first telescope, and by extent, learning to understand the mathematical, historical, and cultural side to optics. We will meet in-person to build telescopes, sextants, and study celestial navigation and distance-calculations. The level of math we use is dependent on the ability of each student.

This mentorship lasts for 9 weeks and includes an individual meeting 2 hours a week on Monday or Wednesday afternoons. Arrangements can be made to meet through zoom or off-site (for an additional fee). Contact us at haleyr@hsvsteamworks or 256-489-0610 for more information or to check on available class times.

The cost is $795 per student for groups of 6 or more.


Color Theory and Design


with Grace Lemley

Calendar Current session started Sep 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 11 weeks

This course course will explore how psychology, design, and color theory work together in different medias and art forms. Students will explore principles that will then be applied to understand how elements of art make an art piece visually compelling and how the principles of design aid in marketing impact consumers. The students will not only learn the concepts of color theory and design but also the application through media such as paint, photography, laser cutting, and wood burning. Presenting their own art and critique others' artwork will be an important part of this class.

Class Structure: 11 week course, an one hour class a week. Cover color theory over 3 weeks with 2 paint art projects and a critique day, Cover Principles of Design over 3 weeks with 2 photography projects and a critique day, and cover the Elements of Art over 5 weeks focus on 1 art project that uses the laser cutter, drawing, wood burning, and paint. A week dedicated for each media then a critique day.

Night Sky Observing Nights with Project Night Sky


with Haley Rice

Calendar Current session started Sep 11, 2020 at 6 pm

See what's up in the night sky this fall, we will be hosting 4 monthly stargazing events and observing the moon's phases along with Project Night Sky.

We will have telescopes set up, and you're welcome to bring your own. In case of overcast weather we will have alternate activities planned. This is a rain or shine event.

Viewing Nights: 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, and 12/11

Hours 6:00pm-10:00pm

Introduction to Machine Sewing: Masks and More


with Avery Beckham

Calendar Current session started Sep 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this 6 week workshop students will learn to use a sewing machine to create simple projects along with the cricut and heat press. 

Projects Include

Face Masks

Pencil or makeup pouch

Six Pocket Purse

Laser Cutting for Artists


with Avery Beckham

Calendar Current session started Sep 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this six week course, students will learn how to use advanced manufacturing technology to take their art to the next level! The instructor will guide young artists through the process of image tracing their traditional artwork, creating a resizable vector graphic, and laser cutting their art on any of our approved materials. Projects that will be completed in this course include laser cut art prints in wood and acrylic, handmade picture frames, and artwork title plaques. By the end of this course, students will have a collection of pieces to add to their portfolios as well as skills in vector graphics with Adobe Illustrator, laser cutting, and product design. 


Laser cut prints

Picture frames 

Artwork title plaques

Sewing a Sustainable Closet


with Avery Beckham

Calendar Current session started Oct 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Are you looking for a way to spice up your wardrobe? In this course, students will learn how to sew garments and accessories such as scarves, hats, tops, and bottoms from upcycled materials. Topics covered include basic machine sewing techniques, button holes, seam finishes, bias tape, easing and gathering, and interfacing.

This 6 week course includes materials, but you may want to provide your own clothing to personalize. 

Intro to Vector Graphics


with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Current session started Oct 3, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this 6-week course, high school students and adults will learn how to use the open-source software Inkscape. With a focus primarily on vector graphics, they will explore how vectors and raster images differ and will create marketing materials as a project for the class. For said project, they will design a business card, poster, and T-shirt.

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