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This Month's Featured events

    • 9 Mar 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Nova Labs (The Studio), 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax VA
    • 4
    Register

    Discover the foundations of Metalsmithing by making your own stackable rings! You will learn how to measure, cut, file, anneal and texture your metal before shaping it into a ring. You will then learn to solder the seam, quench and pickle, and discuss finishing. We will be using ring sizing mandrels, texturing hammers, Dremel tools, learning about jeweler's saws and files, and most importantly, learning how to make solder run without melting the whole thing!

    Copper, brass and silver will be available, and you'll go home with your own custom-made rings! Keep them for yourself or they make great gifts.

    Small butane torches will be used for soldering.

    Prerequisites: None
    Sign off: Jewelry soldering sign off

    Members will be allowed to return again and again to use the materials provided in The Studio and use the following tools: small butane torch, firebrick with heat resistant mat, soldering pick, pickle pot, ring mandrel, mallet/hammer, metal file, and jewelry saw.

    Non-members are welcome to attend take this project class. You will leave with one or more rings of your own design.

    Instructor: Margie Foster

    • 11 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Nova Labs-Classroom 2, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA
    • 7
    Register

    Learn how to make your own projects using Nova Labs 3d printers. Class includes instruction on basic use of the printers. Class covers the use of PLA, PETG or TPU plastic filaments.

    Sign off: FDM 3d printers

    Tools Covered: Prusa Mini, Prusa MK3s, Nova I3, and Nova 300 3D printers. It does NOT cover the SLA machines nor does it cover the Prusa XL.

    Software: PrusaSlicer (https://www.prusa3d.com/prusaslicer/)

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    This class is required for everyone, regardless of experience level prior to using our Nova Labs printers! 

    To get a head start, please download and install PrusaSlicer:
    https://www.prusa3d.com/prusaslicer/

    Our latest configuration is in this folder - grab the latest date if you want to slice on your local machine:
    https://github.com/nova-labs/Nova-I3/blob/master/Slic3r_Configs/

    Note that unsupervised printer use is limited to Key members only. This is simply because 3d prints take significant time.

    • 14 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Nova Labs-Classroom 2, 3850 Jermantown Road. Fairfax, VA 22030
    • 7
    Register

    Bought the latest hit board game only to find it filled to the brim with beautifully sculpted, but punishingly dull grey miniatures? Are you looking to take your weekly DnD session to the next level by dropping a massive, fully painted beholder on your unsuspecting party? Does the word “Warhammer” both confuse and excite you? Or maybe you just want to try out a hobby over 2500 years old! Whatever your reason, come take Painting Miniatures 101, a beginner class with no experience and no materials required!

    In this class you will learn the basic fundamental techniques of miniature painting by painting a fully paint-ready miniature along with your instructor. He will provide individual feedback and help to each student along with covering a variety of techniques including brush control, paint thinning, layering, dry brushing, and washing. At the end of the day, you will take home your first painted miniature and be buzzing with all kinds of information on how to get started on your next one! No experience, preparation or materials required.

    Prerequisite: None. 

    Instructor: James Robertson

    • 15 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Nova Labs (The Studio), 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax VA
    • 9
    Register

    In this fun jewelry-making class, you'll learn to use metal working techniques such as texturing, stamping, and shaping to create a stunning pendant necklace. Learn how to customize and add unique flair to the custom pieces you create. Let our experienced artist help you create your own design. All materials, including precious metals and chains, are provided.

    The pendant project has been chosen strategically because the metalsmithing skills you'll learn in class are considered essential basics for metal jewelry making. The techniques and tools used are designed to advance your skills, but can be applied to metalsmithing other shapes and designs,

    Prerequisites: None

    Metalsmithing Series: Advance your metalcrafting skills by taking all three of our metalcrafting & jewelry techniques classes. Take in any order. Join our waitlist at portal.nova-labs.org/waitlist

    • TS_S01: Jewelry Tools Sign-off - Intro to Soldering and Tools 
    • TS_P02: Intro to Metalsmithing: Texturing and Stamping Metal Jewelry (Pendants edition)
    • TS_P02: Intro to Metalsmithing: Texturing and Stamping Metal Jewelry (Earrings edition)
    • TS_P03: Metalsmithing: Custom Ring Design, Sizing, and Shaping


    Instructor: Margie Foster, Jewelry artist and The Studio steward

    • 17 Mar 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA (Events Bay)
    • 8
    Register

    History of Tea, or Knowing the Difference Between TeasThe History of Tea is the history of civilization, both Asian and European. For example, do you know the difference between Japanese Green Tea and Chinese Green Tea?

    And which one is historically more accurate? Most people know of the Tea Wars between Britain and China, but do you know the impact of the Mogal Invasion had on Tea? How about the fact that even today, Tea is the most counterfeited trade product in the world. It is that important.And what about the differences between teas? Would you like to know about Green Tea, Black Tea, White Tea & Oolong Tea? And what in the world is Red Tea?

    For those who never tried Tea, this is a great way to try out different types. For those who already love Tea, come learn more. For a coffee drinker, come over to the other side, and try the most popular drink in the world. And for anyone who loves history, please join us and have fun!

    Several different types of Tea will be shared! All tea provided.

    Remember, Tea (and tea classes) make a great holiday gift for the holidays!

    Instructor: Steve Sheets

    • 18 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nova Labs
    • 2
    Register

    Instructor: Bill

    This class, in addition to Green Orientation (GO), is required to use the NoVA Labs Festool Domino Joiner without supervision.

    The Domino DF500 is a tool favored by many to make loose tenon joinery in both cabinets and furniture. In this hour-long class you will learn safe operation of the tool, tool adjustments and alignment tips and techniques.

    Prerequisite: None

    Safety Dress Code: Woodshop dress code enforced. Comfortable closed-toed shoes; no loose clothing; and hair and beard tied back).

    • 18 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Nova Labs-Classroom 2, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax City, VA
    • 5
    Register

    Nova Labs has a fleet of Phrozen Sonic 4K LCD-based SLA 3D Printers. SLA printing is much higher resolution than our FDM machines, and the LCD process is a good bit faster than laser SLA. These machines can be used to print jewelry or miniatures with a resolution of ~ 50 microns, but the prints do require a bit of post-processing before use. These machines are great for prints that are small but require more detail than the FDM machines can provide.

    If you are interested in learning about this exciting technology and getting signed off on the equipment please join us.

    Note: This class does not cover the Form Labs Form 3 SLA 3d printer  which is a separate sign off.

    Please arrive at this safety class on time. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you may not be able to take the class and there will not be a refund or rescheduling.

    • 20 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Nova Labs, Inc. 3850 Jermantown Road. Fairfax City, VA 22030 (Classroom 1)
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for another class in our series on Exotic Materials Techniques for the Laser Cutter. In this class, we will discuss ethylene vinyl Acetate (EVA) foam, commonly known as craft foam. EVA form is available in a variety of colors and thicknesses and can be painted. Using the laser cutter, you can achieve a higher level of precision and repeatability, while saving time and effort.

    This class includes both a discussion and hands-on practice. However, the class fee does not include materials. Materials are available at cost so you can try practicing the techniques.

    Craft foam example projects are here and here
    Thicker EVA foam has been used to create cosplay costumes. See examples here and here.

    To Bring: Bring your own digital art files if you wish to try engraving on one of the projects. (optional) Bring some materials for practice if you wish.

    Prerequisites: None

    Instructor: Steve Sheets

    • 20 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax (Mixed Media Studio)
    • 5
    Register

    The MMX Shop is the gateway for many new members to get making right away. MMX offers a suite of light to medium duty wood tools for beginning and advanced applications. MMX Basic tools sign-off will get maker members up and running on a variety of tools and also get them conscientious of tool safety.

    Upon completion, makers will be able to use, on their own:

    Grizzly 12” Bandsaw

    DeWalt 12” Miter Saw

    DeWalt Scroll Saw

    Wen Track Saw

    Jet Drill Press

    Harbor Freight Disc Sander

    Harbor Freight Belt & Spindle Sander


    Sign off: MX Basic tools, Grizzly bandsaw

    Safety Requirements: Close toed shoes with non-synthetic uppers, non-synthetic clothing, long hair and beards need to be pulled back, safety glasses (loaners available in the shop). Hearing protection recommended (disposable ear plugs available in the shop)

    Instructor: Beej Powers, steward of mixed media shop

    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road. Fairfax City, VA 22030 (Events Bay))
    • 5
    Register

    Want to add or modify a wall in your house? Thinking about building an addition? In this class, we will build an 8' wall with framing for a door and a window. Learn the best practices and the tips and tricks to build a structural wall that you, and the inspector, can be proud off.

    Wear clothes you can get dirty. Closed-toe shoes are required. Dust mask recommended. Safety glasses are required at the Nova Labs shop. Some are available for use during class.

    Tools and materials are provided but you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own tools.

    NOTE: We may be working on ladders. You should feel comfortable lifting up to 50 pounds.

    Prerequisite: none.

     Your instructor, Robin Renner has 35 years experience as a carpenter, a contractor, and as a construction director for housing nonprofits. She has worked with hundreds of volunteers teaching and leading construction projects, everything from basic repairs to full whole house construction.  She has taught over 40 training classes ranging from drywall skills and general construction, to electrical and plumbing repairs, to healthy housing and safety.

    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 24 Mar 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
    • 4
    Register


    There are so many things you can create with Machine Embroidery - from customizing your own clothing to monograms, patches, applique, quilting and more!

    Attend this 2 part class to get signed off on the PFAFF Creative Home Embroidery Machine and the Happy Voyager 12 Head Industrial Embroidery Machine. Learn the Hatch Customizing software and everything else you need for successful machine embroidery projects.

    This class meets for 2 days. You must attend both classes to get signed off. If you miss one class you will have to reregister/repay for the course. Make up classes will not be offered.

    Perquisites: Age 16+

    Sign off: PFAFF Creative Home Embroidery Machine and the Happy Voyager 12 Head Industrial Embroidery Machine

    This class requires 2 students to run. If less then 2 students register, the class will be cancelled and you will be offered a full refund.

    Instructor: Karen L



    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Nova Labs (The Studio), 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
    • 5
    Register


    Join us for a hands-on workshop to create your very own Pocket Pal wallet using a beginner-friendly PDF sewing pattern. This class is perfect for confident beginners who are comfortable with basic sewing techniques. The class will teach inserting zippers and snaps.
    The Pocket Pal wallet is a stylish and functional accessory, featuring a zippered main compartment and three recessed card slots with a closure tab for added security. The finished wallet measures approximately 5½” wide by 4” tall, making it the perfect size to slip into your pocket or purse.
    During the workshop, all necessary supplies will be prepared and ready upon your arrival. Our instructor will guide you through each step of the process, ensuring that you leave with a finished product you'll be proud to show off. Whether you're a seasoned sewist looking to expand your skills or a beginner eager to dive into the world of sewing, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity and make something beautiful.
    We will provide guidance on selecting the right materials and tools, as well as techniques for achieving professional-looking finishes, especially since the edges are left raw for a modern aesthetic.
    Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn a new skill and create something unique! Register now to secure your spot in the class.



    Prerequisite: age 16+, begining level sewist

    Sign Off: None

    Bring to Class: N/A

    Instructor: Rebecca M

     

    • 26 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax VA (Metalshop)
    • 4
    Register

    Get up to speed in the metal shop with this sign off class! Learn how to safely use the vertical and horizontal bandsaws, the drill press, the portaband, angle grinders, bench grinders, and the media blaster!

    (formerly called MW Yellow. Name was changed to reflect the content)

    Sign off: MW_Basic Safety, Horizontal Band Saw, Vertical Band Saw, Portaband Band Saw, Angle Grinder, Bench Grinder, 1x30 Belt Sander, Drill Press, Media Blaster

    Prerequisites: Age 16 or older. See minor policy on the wiki for more information.

    Safety Clothing: Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Do not wear rings, watches, or bracelets.

    Note: If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, that is a safety violation, and you will not receive a refund.

    Instructor: Tim Judkins
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    No refund if the student is non-compliant with the safety dress requirement or more than 15 minutes late for class.

    Due to the hands-on nature of this class, the number of students, and the variation in experience levels of the students, the actual class time is highly variable.  It might take 3 hours instead of 2.5 hours."

    • 27 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Online event
    Register

    You must sign up and pay on the Washington Woodworkers Guild registration page. Nova Labs members receive an exclusive discount since we are hosting the event.

    Add your name to receive an email with the link to the hidden Nova Labs member sign-up page on the Woodshop Guild page. 

    The exclusive discount link is also available at the front desk of the makerspace.

    Again, this is NOT the sign-up for the actual event, just a way to distribute the link remotely.

    • 28 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Nova Labs (Classroom 1 and Metalshop), 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax VA
    • 2
    Register

    In-Stock Ovens Ready to be Shipped - Light Armor, Inc.

    Learn to use to use the Nova Labs powder gun, spray booth, and oven. 

    Powder coating is a process whereby a dry powder is deposited on a surface using electrostatic attraction and then baked to a durable, chemical-and-UV-resistant, attractive finish. It is actually easier to apply than standard spray paint, and in many cases gives a better result. 

    Safety and Dress: The powder is nonreactive and will not stain clothing, but may get on skin and clothes. Dress appropriately. Breathing protection is recommended but not required.

    Sign off: Powder Coating tools

    Prerequisites: None

    IMPORTANT: You must arrive within 15 minutes of sign off class start time.

    Instructor: Craig Andera, craig.andera@nova-labs.org, is an experienced metal worker and coach for the youth robotics high school team.

    • 28 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online event
    • 5
    Register

    This class will introduce students to LEDs, how they work, different kinds available and how to control them. TinkerCAD examples will be used to illustrate how LEDs are used in circuits and how to control their illumination using Arduino UNO. The class cover single color and RGB discrete LEDs, LED strips, and NEOPIXELS.

    Note: The 4 classes in our basic electronics series (EL_P01, P02, P03, and P04) along with a successfully mentored project earns the Nova Labs Basic Electronics Microcertification.

    Prerequisites: None. *This is an adult class, but beginners of all ages are welcome.

    Before Class Sign up for a free TinkerCAD account before class so that you can take full advantage and follow along on your screen.

    • TinkerCAD is a web based simulator. You do not have to download anything. You do have to make an account with a login.
    • Register for an account: Go to web page www.tinkercad.com
    • Log into TinkerCAD; it will help if you have also accessed TinkerCAD Circuits (below the “3D Designs” option) and looked at the interface.

    Zoom Link: Available upon registration only. The link is also sent in 2 reminder emails. Email us at support@nova-labs.org if you do not receive it within 15 minutes of registration. Contact us at least 1 day before the class if you did not receive the 3 emails.

    ***Your instructor, Nick Carter, is donating all proceeds for this class to Nova Labs. You may contact him at nick.carter@nova-labs.org.

    • 28 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Nova Labs (The Studio) 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA
    • 7
    Register


    Learn stained glass and make a beautiful project. Choose from our great selection of colors and patterns! You’ll learn the safe operation of our cool tools including glass cutters, pliers, soldering iron, and grinder. You will assemble your piece using the copper-foil method. Materials are included.

    Non-members: Make one or more projects during class depending on your speed and artistic talents.

    Members: Free stained glass in a variety of colors and textures is included as part of your membership! After taking this sign off class, you'll be able to return as often as you wish to use the free stained glass, extensive tools, and supplies to make even more projects for your home or gifts. Combine this tool with the laser cutter or sublimation printer to add personal touches to your projects.

    Sign Off: Stained Glass

    Prerequisites: None

    Safety Clothing: Please wear safety glasses, disposable gloves, mask, and closed toed shoes. No dangly sleeves and tie back long hair. Please arrive within 15 minutes of start time

    Instructor: Enrique Granados

    Class must meet minimum of 3 sign ups or refunds are issues.

    • 30 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road. Fairfax City, VA 22030 (Shop area)
    • 8
    Register

    Drywall: Mudding and Taping Home Renovation Workshop | Brick + Beam DetroitDo you ever want to renovate or build a wall and need to install drywall but didn’t have the skills? How about trying to repair or patch a hole in drywall? Learn all the ins and outs of working with drywall.

    We will learn the basics of installing drywall and applying different kinds of joint compounds. Learn how to cut and install drywall sheets, apply joint tape, and how to finish seams, and do repairs. So come join us as we cut and install drywall sheets, get muddy with joint compound, and work on perfecting your drywall skills.

    Wear clothes you can get dirty. Closed-toe shoes are required. Dust mask recommended. Safety glasses are required at the Nova Labs shop. Some are available for use during class.

    Tools and materials are provided but you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own tools.

    NOTE: We may be working on ladders. You should feel comfortable lifting up to 50 pounds.

    Prerequisite: none.

     Your instructor, Robin Renner has 35 years experience as a carpenter, a contractor, and as a construction director for housing nonprofits. She has worked with hundreds of volunteers teaching and leading construction projects, everything from basic repairs to full whole house construction.  She has taught over 40 training classes ranging from drywall skills and general construction, to electrical and plumbing repairs, to healthy housing and safety.

     06_marking | Wall board, Drywall installation, Hanging drywall

    • 30 Mar 2024
    • 31 Mar 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 (Blacksmith Shop)
    • 4
    Register



    Believe it or not, most “chefs’ knives” that you can purchase for less than $200 are not hardened, as the manufacturers know that home users generally won’t be able to tell the difference between raw and heat-treated stainless steel.  

    But we’re Nova Labs Makers, gosh dang it, and we absolutely will be heat-treating our steel!  In fact, we will be heating our knife blanks though several steps (as high as 1900°F) in our precision heat-treating oven, and then cryo-quenching in liquid nitrogen, taking them down to -100°F.

    There are few things more satisfying than creating a tool that you will use on a daily basis, and making a kitchen knife out of high-quality, heat-treated stainless steel is one of those maker-projects where the final product is better than what you can typically buy.  Plus you will learn the steps necessary to make your own set of chef’s knives – you will never lack for holiday gift ideas again!

    In this class you will create a fillet knife out of “Nitro-V” stainless steel, grind it into a basic shape, heat-treat the steel using a precision oven, and cryo-quench the blank using liquid nitrogen.  Along the way you will get signed off on the Nova Labs heat-treat oven, and the 2x72” Grinder.  You will also learn a bit about advanced metallurgy, knife-grinding techniques, and handle-making.


    Two things to note:
    - First, this is NOT a traditional blacksmithing class – we will not be swinging a hammer or even firing up a forge.
    - Second, this is a “homework” class where you will be provided with the materials and knowledge to finish the project, but it will require several hours of your own time to complete the process.

    As part of the cost for this class the students receive:
    •    A stainless steel blank for a 5+ inch fillet knife
    •    Kirinite handle material
    •    Brass pins to secure the handle
    •    A set of six 2x72” belts for the belt grinder
    •    Two RED tool sign-offs

    INSTRUCTOR:  Patrick Marstall

    PREREQUISITES: Age 16 and over.

    SIGN OFFS: This class will serve as a sign-off class for the Vertical Heat Treat Oven and the 2x72” belt Grinder.

    SAFETY:
    •    Must wear cotton or wool clothing – no synthetic materials.
    •    Shoes must be made from leather or canvas; plastic-topped sneakers will not be allowed
    •    Eye protection (goggles) are provided, but you may bring your own for the best fit.
    •    Failure to wear appropriate clothing may result in being turned away from the class without a refund.
    •    Breathing protection is required:  The instructor will provide a cloth mask, but it is recommended that the students provide a proper respirator to avoid breathing in metal dust.
    • 30 Mar 2024
    • 6 Apr 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Nova Labs (The Studio), 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
    • 5
    Register

    Learn to make custom resin light scupltures suitable for gift giving, decorating, or night lights. You will learn the basics of resin casting, and resin coloring with alcohol inks. After you complete both sessions, you will be able to take further steps in exploring advanced techniques and make other customized art light sculptures for your friends and family.

    This two-part, hands-on class is split into two 3-hour sessions to allow time for resin curing. Be sure that you can attend both sessions.

    All casting materials will be provided. 

    Prerequisites: None

    Safety and clothing: Materials used in this class will permanently stain clothing. Dress accordingly. 
    • 20 Apr 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Nova Labs (Woodshop), 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax VA
    • 8
    Register

    IMPORTANT: This is a 2 day class (April 20 and April 27)

    Learn to make your own handmade cutting boards. These boards make beautiful finishing touches in any kitchen. Use them as a charcuterie board or buffet table accent. Learn the process and make many more either to give as gifts either in our shop or your home shop. Perfect for the chef or BBQ enthusiast in your life. We'll also show you how to maintain it in beautiful condition.

    No experience is needed to take this class. We provide all the training, tools, and materials needed.

    This is a 2-day workshop.

    • Day 1 - Saturday, April 20th at 9:00 am
    • Day 2 - Saturday, April 27th at 9:00 am

    Prerequisite: None. Appropriate for ages 14+ 

    Instructor: Anjelika 

    • 20 Apr 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Nova Labs3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
    • 6
    Register


    Wear your emotions!

    The participants in this class will make and take home a whimsical t-shirt similar to the ones in the photo. Makers will construct their own emoji using a variety of parts available.

    The class will offer a hands-on introduction to the Silhouette cutter and Silhouette Studio, its companion software. These tools are used to design and cut vinyl appliques for t-shirts, stickers, signs and more. Nova Labs offers three Silhouettes and they are classified as green tools. The instructor will also demonstrate the use of the heat press. 

    Younger children are welcome with an adult helper. Adult helpers should come prepared to help exclusively. Usually, it is not possible to help a young maker and make your own project in the same session

    Please include color and size choice with your early registration (at least three days before). There will be a limited selection of t-shirts for late registrations or you may bring your own blank pre-washed t-shirt.

    Price is per t-shirt making person. Adults helping children do not need to pay. 








    Maximum: 6 T-shirt making persons.

    Prerequisites: no previous sewing experience is needed

    Age requirement: 10+ or with an adult

    Instructor: Fabiana Cesa is a maker educator. She has taught for the Nova Labs MakerSchool for the past three years.

    Class must have 3 participants sign up to run. If this does not happen those who have paid will be issued a full refund.

    • 18 May 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Nova Labs (Classroom 2), 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
    • 6
    Register

    Make your own Little Furniture for a doll house, a Diorama, Fairy Garden or just for fun!

    During this class, attendees will assemble, glue and paint a set of small furniture. All the parts will be laser cut from thin plywood before the class. The participants will also get to use fabric and a sewing machine to manufacture small cushions or other accessories for the furniture. 

    The design process and how a laser works will be discussed. If time permits, makers will work on cardboard prototypes of their own invention. 

    Younger children are welcome in this class with an adult helper. Adult helpers should come prepared to help exclusively. Usually, it is not possible to help a young maker and make your own project in the same session.


    The price is per furniture set. Adults helping children but not building their own furniture do not need to pay.

    Keep a look out for more Little Furniture Classes in the future:  Bedroom Edition and Dining Room Edition!


    Maximum: 6 furniture-making persons. 

    Prerequisites: no experience is needed

    Age requirement: 8+ 

    Instructor: Fabiana Cesa is a maker educator. She has taught for the Nova Labs MakerSchool for the past three years.

    The class must have 3 participants sign up to run. If this does not happen those who have paid will be issued a full refund.


    • 22 Jul 2024
    • 9:30 AM
    • 26 Jul 2024
    • 2:30 PM
    • Nova Labs (Classroom 2), 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA
    • 8
    Register

     

    Get rhythm! Campers will build a glorious cacophony of instruments, from shakers, flutes, ukuleles, tambourines and whatever else they can invent. Turn the volume to 11 and welcome to the MakerSchool of Rock!

    If you register for this session, please READ your confirmation email for further information and the code to register for a second camp. Take action right away to ensure your space is reserved for your child.

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