Quick'n'Dirty EL Wire Workshop: FEBRUARY
Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)
Somerville, United States
EL wire is short for electroluminescent wire - meaning a flexible, durable, waterproof string of light! It's a quick, cheap, and low-skill medium with a high visual impact.
In this workshop you'll gain the skills necessary to produce long-lasting, durable, eye-catching EL wire costume pieces or decorations, and you'll go home with a project that will wow your friends and family (or your valentine).
By the end of the workshop students will have produced at least one EL wire design to take home, as well as the skills and resources necessary to generate projects on their own: design, fabricate, and solder with el wire, and order components.
Knowing how to solder or sew is a great head start but not required! (Don't worry, it's not real sewing.)
The cost of the class includes a $20 materials fee to cover your driver, connector parts, solder, heatshrink, thread, wire, batteries, and fabric. All the tools required will be provided. El wire is not included in the class fee, and will be sold by the foot for $1.50 per foot. (Most designs average around 14 feet.)
Ecco is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She's a local artist with a passion for steel, specializing in creating wearable metal accessories (like the horns in her picture, or a set of wings for her back) and designing static and kinetic sculptures. Her previous work has included flapping pterodactyls, moth sculptures, a rideable dragon, and several other pieces.You can check out her Etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/people/AllThingsEcco
Saturday, February 9, 12:30PM - 5:30PM
Most of that time is work time, so you can leave early if need be, or if you finish early.
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.