This is a great opportunity for local designers, inventors, artists, Etsyists, and anyone who likes to MAKE things. Bring your project, finished or unfinished, share your concept and thoughts with fellow makers in town! Come meet the special guests (local shop owners, buyers, curators, etc...) who will be able to share their insights: show off your work and get connected!!
This event is open to the public and anyone with/without a project is welcome to attend!
Have a project to present? Please RSVP by September 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured Designer / Artists
Miguel Antonio Horn will be talking about his studio, Traction Company and how his experience at NextFab has shaped some of his latest work. He will be talking about how different technologies at NextFab were used for creative publicity at the exhibitions over the past couple years. He will bring in one or two artworks as well.
Bevan Weissman will be presenting about a project he has been working on called "Culture Tap".
Laureen Griffin will be talking about designing light fixtures and laser cut lampshades. She will bring in the lamp she designed and built back in the fall of 2010 as part of her NextFab Studio Residency.
Also, Laureen will be talking about her experience designing on her iPad using apps iDraw and Procreate. Procreate to sketch and iDraw for creating vector patterns for laser cutting. Simple designs can be used for creating lampshades, mylar stencils, etc.
This six week series of classes focuses on the practical and business skills needed to build and sustain a professional studio practice. It addresses specific demands outside of working in the studio and making art and concentrates on the development of presentation and promotional materials for your professional profile.
These materials include artist/work statements, documentation of work, resume/bio/CV and submission/applications. There will be a focus on research for and outreach to available opportunities along with creating new ones.
Learn to present your work in the best possible light – other areas of focus will include writing about your work, photographing your work, preparing for an up-to-date website, record keeping, taxes, pricing work, and other business related skills.
Shelley Spector is an artist, curator and teacher. She creates multidisciplinary works that explore themes including communal and personal identity, perception, transformation and the environment. Her work is part of many collections including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, DC. Spector has received grants from the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Leeway Foundation. She founded SPECTOR Gallery/Projects, working outside the traditional gallery system to champion new talent and concepts. An offshoot of this is Artjaw,com, an online anthology of first person stories from the Philadelphia art community. She teaches at University of the Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art and Moore College of Art.
If you were thinking about heading up to NYC for MakerFaire 2013 this is your chance.
Join NextFab Studio on Saturday, September 21st, for an action packed day of DIY/Maker Community interaction.
A fully equipped chartered bus will leave NextFab Studio, 2025 Washington Ave, at 8am with return departure from NYC at 7pm. Taking a bus is an easy and affordable way to get to NYC and a great opportunity to interact with local makers.
As always this year’s MakerFaire NYC event will host a number of awesome interactive exhibits and presentations. Check out the day’s schedule at MakerFaire NYC 2013 schedule. The event will also feature some of the maker community’s most innovative minds. A full list can be found at MakerFaire Meet The Makers.
Ticket price is only $50/member and $75/non-member. The price includes transportation and admission ticket to MakerFaire 2013.
This event is open to the general maker community.
Unlike traditional screenprinting, which can be messy and impractical for prototyping, Lumi’s process of harnessing the power of the sun to activate a photo-dye allows designers to make professional style prints on natural fabrics without costly tooling. At the event we will learn more about this process and make customized t-shirts by utilizing these fabrication tools.
LUMI PROVIDED MATERIALS:
(1) Print Fabric with Light Kit
(1) 16 oz bottle of Inkodye
The event is free of charge and open to the public. Space is limited, so register today!
What to bring:
Here are some links for more information and ideas on this innovative fabrication process to help get you in the mood for the build night:
ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS
Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. In return, the participating organizasions will work with attendies to create step-by-step instructions to be posted on Instrucatables website.
We are very excited to see a lot of you, textile and screen printing lovers, at this event.