Upcoming Classes:

Intermediate Leather Working: Bags and Satchels

Dec 07, 09:30 AM

Instructors:  Katrina Harris

In this course, each student will learn the basics of leatherworking from Kat Harris of Fouts Leather by fabricating a one of a kind leather tote.
The course will cover the following topics over the course of (2) four hour sessions: - Design - Measuring and tracing - Basic fitting - Fringing, embossing, and adornment - Awling and Handsewing This is a two part course, with the first course occuring on Saturday, the second on Sunday. Class will run from 9:30 AM until 2:30 PM both days with a break for lunch. It is reccomended that you take the Hand-Stitched Wallets course before taking this course. Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins. Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes. If you have any questions or concerns, email us at education@masscollective.org
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BitchMade Weekend

Dec 07, 09:30 AM

BitchMade Weekend covers Hand Lettering, Paper Making and Japanese Book Binding and Saddle Stitching.You will leave the weekend with Hand-Lettered Cards, Handmade paper, 1 Saddle Stitch book, 1 Japanese bound book. You can purchases each day a la carte or purchase both days at 10% off.
DAY ONE Hand Lettering Hand Lettering (also known as faux-calligraphy), seems to be popping up everywhere these days. From hand-lettered chalkboards, to wedding invitations, to everyday Instagram accounts, we can't seem to get away from the hand-writing envy. This class will introduce you to the concept of hand lettering, how to get started, and how an everyday practice can actually be empowering and meditative. Concepts Covered - History of hand-lettering - Basic technique for 3 styles of hand-lettering - Embellishments - Hand-lettering as a relaxation tool - Hand lettering in practice: Card-making Paper- Making Paper Making was first created in China during the Eastern Han period (25-220 CE), and has continued to be an art-form on both the manufactured and handmade scales. This class will introduce you to the basics of recycled paper making, and how handmade paper can bring your projects to the next level. Concepts Covered - The history of paper-making - Basic paper pulping with recycled paper - Natural embellishments and colors Please bring any materials or colors you would like to use for this class (i.e. flowers, coffee grounds, natural dyes). You will have the option to use this paper later in the weekend for the Japanese bookbinding class. DAY TWO Saddle Stitch Bookbinding The Saddle-stitch binding class is designed to get you warmed up for Day Two, and practicing basic bookbinding techniques. We will be making small flipbooks, which are perfect for grocery and to-do lists Japanese Bookbinding The yamato-toji technique of bookbinding dates back to the late Heian period (794-1185) in Japan. Each page is folded, grouped into chapters or “signatures”, and sewn together to create beautiful and sturdy journals and sketchbooks. Concepts Covered - History of Japanese bookbinding - Proper folding techniques - yamato-toji binding technique Weekend Wrap-up This is the time in the weekend when we wrap up all of our projects. This is a great time to learn more about what MASS Collective has to offer, and to ask any additional questions. Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins. Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Hand Carved Spoons

Dec 07, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  X Wang

This three hour course covers the basics of traditional spoon carving.
Learn spoon carving with traditional Japanese carving tools. The course opens with an explanation of wood types and how to mill lumber down into blanks. The instuctor will guide you through designing the spoon and marking the blank, and then teach techinques for carving and finishing. The price of class includes all materials as well as a set of tools that are yours to keep. This course has no prerequisites Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins. Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

Dec 08, 09:30 AM

Instructors:  Delia Lopez

Learn how to transform raw lumber into squared up material using the proper order of operations.
Students will get a thorough demonstration on shop safety and proper use of each machine including jointer, planer, miter saw and table saw. After, students will go through the process themselves. Connections to finished projects will be discussed and in depth answers to any and all questions will be provided. Lumber and tools will be provided. Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins. Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Introduction to Wood Lathe

Dec 08, 01:30 PM

Instructors:  Delia Lopez

In thisfive hour course students will learn how to properly and safely set up and use a wood lathe to create a set of salt and pepper shakers.
This course is designed for the beginning wood turner. All students will receive demonstrations on how to prepare a wood blank for spindle turning, how to glue up wood properly for success during turning, machine and tool vocabulary and safety, and tool use techniques. As an added bonus, students will learn how to easily mix their own polish for an incredibly fast and easy way to finish a turned object. We will then drill the proper sized hole in your finished pieces using the drill press, and assemble your shakers using quick dry epoxy. Concepts Covered: blank preparation machine safety tool handling machine and tool vocabulary sanding technique finishing technique drill press Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins. Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Intro to Leather Working: Hand-Stitched Wallets

Dec 14, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Katrina Harris

In this course, each student will learn the basics of leatherworking from Kat Harris of Fouts Leather by fabricating their own hand stitched leather wallet.
This course will cover the following topics: - Intro to material - Following a pattern - Cutting leather - Hand Stitching - Basic tool use (knives, awl, pricking iron, etc.) - Monogramming/ Embossing At the end of the class, each student will complete a hand sewn leather wallet similiar to what is shown in the picture. For more samples of Katrina's work and designs check out her website:Fouts Leather Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins. Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Intro to MIG Welding: Safety and Basics

Dec 14, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Julia Hill

This four hour course covers the fundamentals of preparing and joining stock metal with MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding.
Students will get hands on experience using an angle grinder for steel prep, and a MIG welder to create vairous joints. In addition students will learn proper safety and methods for tool setup, use, and breakdown. Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course: Stock Steel Prep Adjustable Metal Clamps and Magnets Angle Grinding Pressurized Air Cylinder Safety and Use MIG Setup, Safety and Use Auto Darkening Face Masks and Welding Safety Lap, Butt, and Tee Joints Finishing
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Intro to TIG Welding: Safety and Basics

Dec 14, 02:00 PM

Instructors:  Julia Hill

In this 4 hour course students will learn the basics and safety of TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) Welding.
Students will learn the basics of cutting, welding, its application, and safety. This class will cover angle grinding, cutting with a bandsaw, basic info on types of welding and welding machines. Students will be practicing on mild steel and making a cube to gain some competence in TIG welding. TIG applications and welding different types of metal will be discussed. Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course: Stock Steel Prep Adjustable Metal Clamps and Magnets Angle Grinding Pressurized Air Cylinder Safety and Use TIG Setup, Safety and Use Auto Darkening Face Masks and Welding Safety
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Advanced MIG Welding

Dec 15, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  Julia Hill

This five hour course covers advanced techniques for preparing and joining stock metal with MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding for projects.
Students will get hands on experience using an angle grinder for steel prep, metal bandsaw for cutting metal stock, a MIG welder to create a welded cube and finishing. In addition students will learn proper safety and methods for tool setup, use, and breakdown. Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course: Stock Steel Prep Project Preparation Incudling Preparing, Measuring and Cutting Stock Metal Proper Use of the Metal Bandsaw Adjustable Metal Clamps and Magnets Angle Grinding Pressurized Air Cylinder Safety and Use MIG Setup, Safety and Use Auto Darkening Face Masks and Welding Safety Advanced Finishing
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Instructors:

Bria Aguayo

Welder, Becoming A Welder

Abby Bleakney

Industrial Designer, WestRock

Jay Caudle

Machinist, MASS Collective

Daniel Clay

Founder, Saturday Box Company

Jordan Graves

Owner, Repeat Offfender

Sarah Green

Master Leatherworker, CORD Shoes and Boots

Katrina Harris

Leather Worker/Artisan, Fouts Leather

Doran Hickey

Woodworker, MASS Collective

Karen Nyasha Knight

Bitch Made Collective

Ryan Metzler

Director of Technology, MASS Collective

Kenneth Spivey

Blacksmith, Fire and Brimstone Forge

X Wang

Woodcarver, MASS Collective

Jay Wiggins

Woodworker, Evereman