Costume, Cosplay, & Prop-Making classes begin this weekend… sign up now, we’re filling up fast!



Vocademy had an amazing time at WonderCon 2014.

Convention season is just starting up, and YOU have plenty of time to learn the ins and outs of cosplay in time to show off your own handmade costume and props at the many upcoming conventions. The classes would also be perfect for Renaissance Faires, theatrical arts, or even those who are looking to make a more memorable impact at Halloween.

Our cosplay, costume, and prop-making classes start this coming weekend! Call 951.266.6630 now, enrollment is limited.





Tuesday, April 22nd
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm ~ Woodturning: Containers
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm ~ Machine Shop Introduction (FREE)

Vocademy’s own Lexi & Neeley at WonderCon 2014.

Wednesday, April 23rd
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm ~ Model Making Introduction (FREE)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ~ 3D Printing Your First Part
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm ~ MIG Welding Basics
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ~ Resin Casting
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm ~ Laser Cutting & Engraving Introduction (FREE)

Thursday, April 24th
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ~ Raw Materials (Machine Shop)

Friday, April 25th

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm ~ Intro to Costume & Prop-Making (FREE)
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm ~ 3D Printing Introduction (FREE)
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm ~ Wood Shop Introduction (FREE)
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ~ Cosplay Bootcamp
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm ~ Woods & Adhesives
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ~ 3D Printing Machine Basics
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm ~ Tool Sharpening Basics (Wood Shop)

Saturday, April 26th
11:30 am – 3:30 pm ~ Box Building & Box Joint
11:30 am – 12:30 pm ~ Welding Introduction (FREE)
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm ~ Intro to Costume & Prop Making (FREE)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ~ MIG Welding Basics
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ~ Cosplay Bootcamp
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ~ Computer Aided Design Introduction (FREE)
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm ~ BobCAD Basics
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm ~ Making a Campfire Grill (Welding)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ~ BobArt Basics

Sunday, April 27th
11:30 am – 12:30 pm ~ Welding Introduction
11:30 am – 1:30 pm ~ BobArt Basics
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ~ MIG Welding Basics
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ~ 3D Printing Introduction
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ~ Model Making Introduction (FREE) 
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm ~ 3D Printing Machine Basics
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm ~ Intro to Costume & Prop-Making (FREE)
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm ~ Resin Casting
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm ~ Cosplay Bootcamp
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm ~ 3D Printing Your First Part
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm ~ Making a Campfire Grill (Welding)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm ~ BobCAD Basics

Long-time cosplayer and Vocademy’s own Office/HR Specialist, Angel, in her fully articulating wings. The wings are a perfect example of D.I.T. (Do It Together) – an amazing group project built by Angel and some of the Vocademy staff.


Laser Cutting & Engraving – Sign up now!

Laser Cutting & Engraving classes are now on the schedule! This weekend we have our first Laser Cutting & Engraving Introduction class – like all other introductory classes, this one is free! We also have another new welding class starting on Saturday – Making a Campfire Grill. Call now to register your spot in class – 951.266.6630

Tuesday, April 15th
6pm – 9pm ~ Four Main Machines (Wood Shop)
6:30pm – 7:30pm ~ Machine Shop Introduction (FREE!)

Wednesday, April 16th
6pm – 6:30pm ~ 3D Printing Introduction (FREE!)
6pm – 10pm ~ MIG Welding Basics
7pm – 9pm ~ 3D Printing Machine Basics

Thursday, April 17th
4pm – 4:30pm ~ 3D Printing Introduction (FREE!)
5pm – 7pm ~ 3D Printing Machine Basics
6:30 – 9:30pm ~ Manual Lathe Hands-On (Machine Shop)
7pm – 9pm ~ 3D Printing Your First Part

Friday, April 18th
9:30am – 5pm ~ Arduino for Jr. Makers (ages 11-17)
6pm – 6:30pm ~ Wood Shop Introduction (FREE!)
6:30pm – 7:30pm ~ Woods and Adhesives
7:30pm – 10:30pm ~ Make a Cutting Board

Saturday, April 19th
11:30am – 12:30pm ~ Welding Introduction (FREE!)
11:30am – 2:30pm ~ Woodturning: Open-sided Turning
1pm – 5pm ~ MIG Welding Basics
2pm – 3pm ~ Computer Aided Design Introduction (FREE!)
2pm – 3pm ~ Laser Cutting & Engraving Introduction (FREE!)
3:30pm – 6:30pm ~ BobCAD Basics
6pm – 10pm ~ Making a Campfire Grill (Welding)
7pm – 9pm ~ BobART Basics

Sunday, April 19th ~ CLOSED FOR EASTER

FREE educational kits for teachers!

The Hydrobot Challenge is easy:

  • We give your middle school a free Hydrobot Challenge Kit, courtesy of the US NAVY!
  • You gather 10-30 students and let THEM figure out how to build it and make it work.
  • This can be in a classroom, a library, an official class activity or as a special lunch time event.
  • All we ask is that you supervise, keep them motivated and get it done within 4-5 weeks.
  • Then choose four students (and their families/friends) to accompany you to the Challenge on May 31st at Vocademy – The Makerspace.

Check out the 2014 Hydrobot Challenge video to learn more about the content of the kits and to see just how fun and straightforward it will be!



To sign up your school for the free educational HydroBot kit, please contact Vocademy at 951-266-6630.
Available to all middle school teachers in the Inland Empire.


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