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classes classes classes!

Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 3:49 pm
by metis
we've got a bucket of things to get rolling, but we've had a decent bit of interest in a variety of class offerings, and a number of folks have offered/threatened to teach classes, but we're at a bit of a slow point for class offerings right now. as we're starting this membership push we need to have some things to advertise, and it'd be great if we actually had some classes up and pondering rolling.

karinf is the point person for the calendar and events planning, and if you're interested in teaching or co-teaching a class (if you've got a partner or not) please email it'll take a bit of coordination to make sure we're not say scheduling 3 courses that need the classroom or the shop or whatever each night, so please be patient as things get scheduled.

we're also hoping to have up in short order on the classes and calendar page an "i want to take...." info form and a "my event is..." form so that inquiries all end up in a central location and we have all of the pieces to publicize them appropriately.

thing suggested/interested in include:
"series" classes, e.g. intro to (a brief information session), beginning (a several part class to get started, no prereq), continuing (more, but not getting into really fancy) advanced (how to deal with advanced materials properties and significant technical issues)
wood working
metal work
lathe operation
cnc tool use
cnc programming
3d modeling
steampunk weapons (and other accoutrement)
firearms safety
bowyery and fletching
burlesque pasties
leather working
cpr/first aid/first responder
bike tune up
community computer tune up/install fest

Re: classes classes classes!

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 8:27 pm
by heuermh
Not as cool as pasties (or the kind with rutabega, either, for that matter) I know, but I have been trying to find something interesting to do with ChucK, Processing, OSC, and iPhone/iPad/Android OSC controller apps lately. I haven't come up with anything compelling yet, so perhaps I should teach a class and try to inspire others.

Please let me know if there is interest.

Control OSC ... .php?id=87

TouchOSC ...

Mrmr, WireGUI, etc. ... more-18560

Re: classes classes classes!

Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 12:30 pm
by paulsobczak
We could do a Handmade Music on this as a topic.

Re: classes classes classes!

Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 4:18 pm
by heuermh
paulsobczak wrote:We could do a Handmade Music on this as a topic.

Nah, Handmade Music is more like a performance, and I'm not interested in that so much. I would rather present the tech and see what others might want to do with it.

Re: classes classes classes!

Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 5:38 pm
by paulsobczak
Handmade Music is a bit more open than just performance see what some others are doing:

Re: classes classes classes!

Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 2:07 pm
by swinkdaddy
I threatened to teach a few classes this summer

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