New laser cutting & engraving classes coming soon!

Wednesday, July 23rd is your last chance to take Laser Cutting & Engraving Basics class until the end of August. The possibilities of what you can make with the laser is nearly endless! Join our basics class this week and get your practice in, because when our laser classes return later next month we will have a series of new laser cutting & engraving classes lined up so you can take your knowledge and skills to the next level.

Class sizes are limited to ensure that each student receives the best possible instruction. Call 951.266.6630 to register.  

Tuesday July 22
6:00pm – 9:00pmDo-It-Together Tuesday, w/Autodesk demonstration (FREE)
Wednesday July 23
5:00pm – 6:00pmLaser Cutting & Engraving Introduction (FREE)
6:30pm – 9:30pmLaser Cutting Basics
6:30pm – 9:30pmPower Tools & Shop Support Equipment
Thursday July 24
6:30pm – 9:30pmManual Mill Set-Up
Friday July 25
6:30pm – 9:30pmThe Four Routers
Saturday July 26
11:30am – 12:30pmWelding Introduction (FREE)
12:30pm – 1:30pmComputer Aided Design Introduction (FREE)
1:00pm – 5:00pm
MIG Welding Basics
1:00pm – 5:00pmMIG Gap Plate
2:00pm – 5:00pmBobCAD Basics
6:00pm – 10:00pmMIG Angle Iron Cube
Sunday July 27
12:00pm – 1:00pm3D Printing Introduction (FREE)
1:30pm – 5:30pm3D Printing Basics

Do-It-Together Tuesday with Autodesk Demo. Free pizza & drinks!

Join us on July 22nd for Do-It-Together Tuesday @ 6PM, this week we will be featuring a demonstration of Autodesk’s Fusion 360.

AUTODESK will be providing PIZZA and DRINKS, so invite your friends and family, but please RSVP in advance on the Vocademy Meetup so we can have enough for everyone.

Design to Manufacturing with FUSION 360 CAD products:

1. Design, Validate, and Fabricate in one – so you can explore product ideas faster. Move back and forth through the design, engineering and testing process until you’re ready to make your first prototype.

2. Collaborative Platform – design is a team effort and you need a single place, a single tool to collaborate on projects, one that you can connected to anytime you want. Made even better with built-in data management for design data and project history.

3. Anytime Access – we live in a mobile age, where people work on multiple devices and expect to have access to their data/projects from these devices anytime, anywhere. You can tap into your projects from your mobile devices, like Android phones or iPads or dive in and edit your designs from your Mac, PC or both.

Cosplay Workshop Weekend starts this FRIDAY! Last chance to register.

Call 951.266.6630 or register online.

Welcome to Vocademy – The Makerspace’s Cosplay Workshop Weekend!

July 18th, 19th, and 20th we have a weekend that is filled with hands-on classes to give you the skills needed to make your own customized costumes and props for cosplaying. Come learn the techniques and practice projects with fellow cosplay fans. Whether you are new or well experienced with cosplay, our classes have something to offer everyone.

WORKING WITH WORBLA & WONDERFLEX – These are the common brand names of two types of thermoplastics, which are most often used in cosplay for creating armor pieces and props like those shown in the photo above.

STEAMPUNK BASICS – A project-based class that teaches about the popular style of cosplay and aesthetics known as Steampunk. Students will make their own customized Steampunk-style goggles, which is a staple piece for this style of costume.

VACUFORMING BASICS – Learn how to use the machine needed to make full suits of armor like Stormtroopers, Iron Man, Halo, masks, and other hard plastic props. Students will make a mask on the vacuform machine, which will then be used in the Factory Finish Plastic Metalizing class and the Plastic Weathering (metalizing) class. Must take vacuform class before taking the Plastic Metalizing classes.

FACTORY FINISH PLASTIC METALIZING – In this paint technique class, students will use the plastic mask they made in the vacuforming class to learn how to create a high-shine metallic look. Ideal for making lightweight materials look like heavy metals, robot parts or medieval armor..

PLASTIC WEATHERING (METALIZING) – Students will again use the plastic mask made with the vacuformer to practice a painting technique that looks like worn and weathered metal. Ideal for that used, battle damaged look.

LIFE CASTING: ALGINATE – A project-based class in which students will learn how to create molds of their body, which can be an important skill for cosplayers who want to make tailored pieces or prosthetics. Each student will make a mold and plaster piece of their own hand.

RESIN CASTING – Students who need to make multiples of a certain piece for their cosplay will find resin casting to be an invaluable skill. This project-based class will take each student step-by-step through the resin casting process. From badges, to jewelry, to buttons, to skulls, to buckles, and more..

MACHINE SEWING BASICS – A must-have skill for any cosplayer and the rest of us! Sewing has a million uses.  Also a prerequisite for our upcoming advanced sewing technique classes.

LASER CUTTING BASICS – This machine can do amazing things once you learn the basics. It is a cosplayer’s best friend and one of the most versatile tools available. It can help streamline and speed up the costume and prop-making process, and make the impossible design a reality.

Class sizes are very limited to ensure that each student gets quality time with our instructors, who will help guide you through each process and answer your questions.

Register online, or call 951-266-6630 and we will help you get signed up.