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You will learn to make an awesome drinking glass (or beer mug) with your name, logo, artwork, or… something, etched into it using the sandblaster. We'll start with artwork in a vector graphics program, cut vinyl using a Silhouette Cameo, apply the vinyl to the glass (and mask off the rest of the glass) and then etch it by blasting sand at it.
When: Saturday, December 14th, 2013 from 1pm until 4pm (or as long as it takes us!)
Cost: $10 per person.
Materials: You will be provided with the vinyl, transfer paper, and a glass or mug. If you want to bring your own glassware, feel free. We won't limit you to doing just one piece, so within reason (and based on how much material we have on hand) you can do multiple pieces.
You must be a member of the Makerspace to take this class. If you really want to take this class anyway, a month of part time membership is only $40, lets talk!
You should be able to use a computer. If you can't, we will assist you. You should also be able to stand up and stick your arms into the sandblasting booth. If you can't do that, we'll figure out a workaround.
If you've used Inkscape or Illustrator or CorelDraw, it'll come in handy, but if not, we'll walk you through the process of preparing artwork that the Silhouette can handle.
If you have a laptop feel free to bring it. Install Inkscape if you want to get a feel for it. Otherwise, if you've got Illustrator or CorelDraw, those will work. (Anything that can create a vector file.) You can also create your design right in Silhouette Studio. You can download it for free and get started today. (Sorry, Mac OS X and Windows only. No Linux version.)
You'll be in the shop area, so use your common sense for being in there.
OpenClipArt.org is a great source of vector artwork, all public domain, that you can use in your designs. If you're not skilled at creating vector artwork, just download something from there. :) It may still need a lot of work to function properly, but it's a starting point.