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Workshops

Screen Printing Basics with Andy MacDougall

Sunday, March 24th 10am – 4pm

Learn the basics of screen printing with Master Printer Andy MacDougall! This hands-on workshop is a unique opportunity to explore the possibilities of screen printing in Discovery World’s pro-level Print Lab. From working with hand drawn artwork and advanced digital designs all the way to printing posters and t-shirts, this is the perfect way to get up to speed for our weekend Open Hours sessions.

 

$100 per person. Includes a free pass to one of Discovery World’s Print Lab Open Hours sessions, where you can print your artwork in a DIY environment.

 

Register online at discoveryworld.org or by calling (414) 765-8625

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Master Screen Printing Workshop with Andy MacDougall

Wednesday, March 20th & Thursday, March 21st (2-part class) 6pm – 9pm

Led by expert screen printer Andy MacDougall, author of Screen Printing Today, the Basics, this comprehensive poster printing workshop in Discovery World’s professional Print Lab will help take your designs to the next level. Explore the entire process while printing your own designs, at the same time learning enhanced techniques for art preparation and separations, screen making, special effects, registration and lots more. You’ll leave with a series of handmade posters, a copy of Screen Printing Today, the Basics, and a greater understanding of the art and capabilities of screen printing.

 

$300 per person. Includes book and supplies; including heavyweight poster paper. This is an advanced workshop, and prior screen printing experience is highly recommended. To maximize printing time, digital artwork can be sent to diy@discoveryworld.org in advance of the workshop.

 

Register online discoveryworld.org or by calling: (414) 765-8625

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Professional Screen Printing Workshop

March 1st, 8th, and 15th | 7-10pm at Discovery World


Creative, professional screen printing is within your reach: Local expert Jeff Meilander of Redwall Custom Screen Printing leads this comprehensive workshop in Discovery World’s Print and Publishing lab. From preparing designs to printing your own t-shirts and posters, we’ll cover every part of the process in this customized 3-part course. No experience required.

$100 for members and college students | $120 non-members

Register online now or by calling 414.765.8625

Discovery World    500 N Harbor Drive   Milwaukee, WI  53202

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Circuit Bending Workshop

WED, JAN 26  |  7-10pm | Discovery World – 500 N. Harbor Drive  53202

DIY-CIRCUITBEND-SPOT

Circuit Bending is the art of rewiring and short-circuiting a device to create entirely new sonic possibilities. Join us in Discovery World’s Electronics lab for a very fun way to learn the basics of electronics while repurposing discarded and thrifted devices. Bring a few toys or gadgets to bend or trade, or use one of ours. Older toys and instruments are best, however anything with batteries, buttons, and speakers can probably be bent. Whether you’re new to circuit bending or if you’ve participated in one of our previous classes, we’d love to see you here!

$20 for members and college students   |   $25 non-members

Register online now or by calling 414.765.8625

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Giant Paper Head Costume Workshop

Be yourself this Halloween with a 3D model of your own head! Made from heavy duty paper, these lightweight, wearable physical caricatures are sure to turn heads at any party.

Stop by the TV Studio for a photo session. We’ll render and print out your head for you to cut, fold, and glue on the second day in the Prototyping Lab. Get a head of yourself!

Photo session: Tuesday, October 5th  2pm or 7pm

Assembly session: Tuesday, October 12th 6-10pm

$100 per head

REGISTER ONLINE NOW or call 414.765.8625

Photos below:

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Halloween Open Circuit Bending Workshop

Friday October 22nd  6-10pm  in Discovery World’s Electronics lab

Circuit Bending is the art of rewiring and short-circuiting a device to create entirely new sonic possibilities. In the spirit of Halloween we will be providing a spooky toy plus all the tools and parts necessary to convert it into a 30 second loop bender. Also feel free to bring your own toys or gadgets (battery operated devices only please) to bend or trade. Whether you’re new to circuit bending or if you’ve participated in one of our previous classes, we’d love to see you here!

4 hour open lab, no electronics experience required. Part of the Adult DIY workshop series (ages 18+).

$20 ($10 for members and college students)

Call 414.765.8625 or visit discoveryworld.org for reservations (space is limited to 15)

Example of a bent voice sampler:

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Photos Workshops

Pictures from the July Art of Screen Printing workshop

Photos Workshops

Screen Printing, Cards, Craft, and Lasers

Pictures from the June Card Design Workshop:

Fun!

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The Art of Screen Printing

Thanks to overwhelming demand and a highly fun first run, we have scheduled a second Art of Screen Printing workshop for July 13th, 14th, and 15th:

http://programs.discoveryworld.org/?p=919

Pictures from the first workshop:

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Spring DIY Workshops at Discovery World

To celebrate the return of our planet to an incline which allows for significant solar radiation to reach our northern land, we’ve whipped up a handful of super useful evening workshops to broaden your already impressive creative powers. We expect these to fill up fast, so call 414.765.8625 for reservations or register online at discoveryworld.org.

Classes are for adults 18+ (there will be beer for 21+).

The Art of Screen Printing

Creative, professional screen printing is within your reach: Local expert Jeff Meilander of Redwall Custom Screen Printing leads this comprehensive workshop in Discovery World’s Print and Publishing lab. From preparing designs to printing your own t-shirts and posters, we’ll cover every part of the process in a customized 3-part course. No experience required.

June 1st, 8th, and 15th   7-10pm
$120 ($100 for members and college students)

Greeting Card Design Workshop

Put aside the same old store-bought pun cartoon character cards and create truly unique works of gift-giving art in our Print & Publishing Lab. In partnership with Broadway Paper, we’ll cover everything: from the basic styles and techniques anyone can master to using pro-level equipment like laser cutters and screen printing. Industry pros will be on hand to guide your ideas and designs from concept to creation in this two part workshop.
June 9th & 16th   7-9:30pm
$50 ($40 for members and college students)
Working with WordPress 1

Set up a simple website using WordPress and learn how to quickly make the site your own by adding plugins and wigets. Focus on creating effective content and learn how a variety of social media services like Twitter and Facebook have changed the way businesses and people communicate with each other. No prior knowledge of the technology is required.

April 13th  6:30-9pm
$40 ($30 for members and college students)

Studio on a Budget

Learn the necessities for capturing high quality audio recordings on a minimal budget. From what to buy to tips on how to use it, this class led by professional audio engineer Alex Boyes will help you take your studio to the next level.

April 15th  7-9:30pm
$40 ($30 for members and college students)

Working with WordPress 2

Learn to take cull control of all the things that content management systems like WordPress can do. Turn your designs into customized working websites by designing your own themes and plugins with CCS, PHP, and jQuery. Discover a load of tips for modifying themes quickly and and safely using various web development tools.

April 20th  6:30-9pm
$40 ($30 for members and students)

Laser-cut Art

Skillful cutting of paper into intricate designs is a centuries-old technique requiring a steady hand, patience, and lots of time. Why not let a machine worry about those things? Use Discovery World’s laser cutters to turn your original drawing or design into a unique piece of art suitable for framing. Along the way pick up skills in stenciling, image composition, and computer drafting that can be used any time.

April 22 & 29  6:30-8:30
$50 ($40 for members and college students)