Ukrainian Egg Dyeing (Pysanky): 40 Triangles Method

The Inventor Center 118 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

Learn the art of Pysanky, traditional Ukrainian decorated eggs.Students will learn to make Ukrainian-style decorated eggs, using layers of wax, colored dye, and hollow chicken eggs. This class will focus on learning the 40 triangles division that is the base for many traditional designs. The class is suitable for complete beginners, and would also be […]

Members Only: Inkscape and Laser Cutter training

The Inventor Center 118 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

Join us for a training on Inkscape and the Epilogue Laser Cutter.Follow along on your computer as we learn about Inkscape (a free program which we use to create vector files for the laser cutter), and then go over the basics of the laser cutter in this 3-hour training.If you have your own laptop, please […]

CNC Router Demo

The Inventor Center 118 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

This is a free demonstration, open to the public, on our CNC Router here at The Inventor Center!What is a CNC Router?This is a 5x10 foot table router, and we use a computer program to run the tool path! This is a free demonstration and explanation of how it works; if you've been wondering whether […]

Build Your Own: Smart LED Strips

The Inventor Center 118 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

We'll show you how to solder, flash firmware to a microcontroller, and explain the magic behind how everything works--then, enjoy!If you've ever wanted to light up your work space and program the color pattern, now's your chance!You will learn how to solder, what a microcontroller is, and what addressable LEDs are. Then, we'll go through […]

Table Saw Basics

The Inventor Center 118 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

This is an intro to get you comfortable using the table saw!This is a free training, open to the public; join us to learn the basics of using a table saw, and to gain confidence in your skills!Please wear close-toed shoes, and do not wear dangly clothing.

Beaded Earrings

The Inventor Center 118 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

Create your own pair of beaded earrings for yourself or someone special!In this workshop you will learn basic plier skills and proper construction techniques with your wire! Choose from a wide array of beads to craft a unique pair of beaded earrings (or a couple if there's time).The ear wires we will use are surgical […]

Beaded Link Bracelets

The Inventor Center 118 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

Make your own bracelet in this Beaded Link Bracelet workshop!We'll be making these cute, swirled link bracelets in a 90 minute workshop. Choose from a wide array of beads and learn to create this bracelet completely from scratch, including forming your own clasp. This is a great class for beginners as we'll learn basic plier […]

Girl Scout Workshop: Jeweler for Juniors

The Inventor Center 118 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

Join professional artist and jeweler Linore Huss and learn to make your own jewelry!This is a badge workshop for Juniors; when we are finished, you will have completed all the requirements for the "Jeweler" badge! We will be working with wire as well as found objects; if you have something you would like to turn […]

Members Only: Inkscape and Laser Cutter training

The Inventor Center 118 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

Join us for a training on Inkscape and the Epilogue Laser Cutter.Follow along on your computer as we learn about Inkscape (a free program which we use to create vector files for the laser cutter), and then go over the basics of the laser cutter in this 3-hour training.If you have your own laptop, please […]

Members Only: V-Carve Training

The Inventor Center 118 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

This class strictly covers creating tool paths for the CNC Router. Join John to learn the basics!This course is for information and demonstration. Taking this class does not authorize you to use the machine on your own. You will still need to go through the 3-step mentoring process with your own project but this course […]

Intro to Metalsmithing: Soldered Rings

The Inventor Center 118 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

Want to get started in metalsmithing? Silver soldering is a staple!What is soldering? In this case, we will be using silver solder to connect our jewelry; it can be finicky but is also a ton of fun! Students will learn to use a jeweler's saw, files, and sandpaper to prep their metal rings. Then, we […]

Members Only: CNC Router Training

The Inventor Center 118 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

This class strictly covers machine set-up and demonstration. Join John to learn the basics!This course is for information and demonstration. Taking this class does not authorize you to use the machine on your own. You will still need to go through the 3-step mentoring process with your own project but this course will give you […]