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3D Laser Cut Emojis at MadFabLab

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Want to bring your favourite Emoji into the physical realm using free 3D modelling software?

On this 2.5 hour workshop, you'll learn the basic principles of 3D modelling using free online software Tinkercad. Using the cube tool, you'll build a 3D model of your favourite emoji - or create your own! You'll then be introduced to Slicer, a modelling software that will prepare your model to be laser cut and assembled in stacked slices.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience.

Equipment you’ll need

All materials and equipment will be provided on the day.

What you'll learn

Introduction to 3D printing technologies (consumer and pro)

Hands-on learning with Tinkercad - tools and software navigation

Create an emoji using 3D 'pixels' (Tinkercad cube tool)

Exporting 3D model for laser cutting using Slicer

FAQ's

Where is the MadFabLab?

MadFabLab is at The Old Bank Residency. On arrival, just ask at the front desk if you need help finding it.

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

The Old Bank Residency and the MadFabLab have full accessibility. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the space.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. See below for all your options.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station and across the road from Manchester Victoria train station.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Within a minutes walk of the building there is also Miller Street Car Park and Total Car Parks LTD.

By bike

We are currently looking into installing secure bike parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

What's the refund policy?

Please find MadLab's Cancellation Policy here.

Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

Via Eventbrite

Invoice or PayPal - by phoning 07894278487 or emailing fab@madlab.org.uk

Payment by cheque - made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to 3 Corkland Road, Manchester, M21 8UP

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Duration: 
2 hours
Price: 
£25
Qualification: 
NA

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Old Bank Building, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AB

Contact: 

office@madlab.org.uk

Introduction to Live Visuals using VDMX at MadFabLab

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Want to learn one of the most powerful live video-manipulation programmes out there?

This 6 hour workshop will introduce you to the basics of the live video manipulation software, VDMX. Participants will learn the interface, how to mix videos and apply effects, as well as the artistic principles of live video performance. This process is also a great experimental way of making audio-visual pieces without time-consuming software.

Who is this course for

This workshop is aimed at people with no prior knowledge of VDMX. Participants will need to be confident with using computers, and preferably with a knowledge of music and/or video software.

If you think this course may be too advanced for you, please contact us and we talk you through the workshop :)

Equipment needed

All equipment will be provided on the day, though you are welcome to bring your own laptop and MIDI controller. Please note VDMX is a MacOS based software, so your laptop will need to be loaded with MacOS.

We can also provide you with plenty of video material to get you started, though you might want to bring your own. Please be aware that HD videos tend to cause machines to lag, so standard resolution and under is prefered - please contact us prior to the workshop if you are unsure.

What you’ll learn

VDMX interface

Importing content

Video mixing using the Simple Mixing Layout

Scaling content

Applying effects

Adding new layers and media bins

Assigning controls to a MIDI device or keyboard/mouse

Using the Audio Analysis tool

Using live video capture

Using programs within VDMX (i.e stream directly from internet browser)

Overview of video mixing hardware (Panasonic WJAVE5 and Edirol V4)

Recording footage for exporting

FAQ's

Where is the MadFabLab?

MadFabLab is at The Old Bank Residency. On arrival, just ask at the front desk if you need help finding it.

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

The Old Bank Residency and the MadFabLab have full accessibility. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the space.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. See below for all your options.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station and across the road from Manchester Victoria train station.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Within a minutes walk of the building there is also Miller Street Car Park and Total Car Parks LTD.

By bike

We are currently looking into installing secure bike parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

What's the refund policy?

Please find MadLab's Cancellation Policy here.

Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

Via Eventbrite

Invoice or PayPal - by phoning 07894278487 or emailing fab@madlab.org.uk

Payment by cheque - made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to 3 Corkland Road, Manchester, M21 8UP

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Duration: 
6 hours
Price: 
£100
Qualification: 
NA

Host & Provider:

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Old Bank Building, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AB

Contact: 

office@madlab.org.uk

Portrait Sculpture MasterClass

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Portrait Modelling Dates for 2019

13th - 16th June 2019

8th - 11th August 2019

The 4-day courses aim to give you solid practical skills and an enthusiasm that you will take with you. I offer you my 36 years experience and my love of figurative sculpture.
 
These are not a typical sculpture courses where you are left to your own devices to figure things out and many people return year on year to develop their skills.
 
Portrait sculpture courses are practical, perception and anatomy based and designed to get you further towards understanding what you see. You will be learning the whole time.
 
Each studio session is crafted to help you uncover and learn sculpture techniques and sculpture skills. Tuition will be both to the group, but also working individually with you to tailor your learning to your own needs.
 
I hope you will leave brimming with as much knowledge as I can pass on with the confidence to successfully undertake a portrait commission.

The tick box gave me an option of either Beginner, Intermnediate or Advanced.  Actually this course is designed to specifically suit every level as much of the tuition is either to the group or individually focussed.  I often have beginners working alongside accomplished portrait sculptors which seems to work well for all.

 

Firstly, I should have formally told you how inspiring the 4 day course in August was for me. I battled to make the time and justify spending the money on ‘me’ , and now I cannot believe that I nearly lost the opportunity! I was so excited when I came back and I keep smiling at my little picture of my bust of Aaron on my mobile. I could see that you were a brilliant artist/sculptor in your own right but the real test was – what would you be like as a teacher? As it was you were brilliant it all made so much sense and became so ‘do-able’   CJ  2016

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Duration: 
4-Days
Price: 
445
Qualification: 
None

Host & Provider:

Address: 

Druidstone

Holne Cross

Ashburton

Devon

UK

TQ13 7HE

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Sculpture by Luke Shepherd

Luke Shepherd

www.luke-shepherd.com

Intermediate WordPress

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This is a two-day course, which runs from Thursday 15th to Friday 16th of November. Starts 10:00am and finishes 4:30pm both days.

To reserve you space, follow our Eventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/intermediate-wordpress-tickets-44252015971

Take your WordPress site to the next level!

Over the course of two days you’ll dig deep into theme customisation and learn how to make your site work perfectly on mobile devices. You’ll begin to unleash the full potential of the platform: from search engine optimisation (SEO) to security, caching to e-commerce.

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at those who’ve already got to grips with WordPress. You don’t need any programming experience, but a little CSS knowledge is useful. If you want to work on an existing WordPress site you are more than welcome, but we will provide a pre-installed site for up to a month for all attendees.

Are you a beginner? Try our Build your first website with WordPress course! Or already an old hand? Try our Advanced WordPress course!

Course Syllabus

This course starts at 10:00am and finishes at 4:30pm. Lunch is served at 12:30pm.

Day one

  1. Introduction To WordPress: What is WordPress? A little history
  2. Recap of the WordPress basics: Posts, pages and all that jazz
  3. Settings in depth: More ways to configure your site
  4. Advanced posts and pages: Featured images, the kitchen sink, paging and more
  5. Exercise: Getting to grips with the WordPress Editor
  6. The Image Editor: Make your own thumbnails
  7. Themes, Widgets and Menus in depth: Learning the building blocks
  8. CSS introduction: An overview and some useful tools
  9. Pulling it all together: Improving the look of your site
  10. Exercise: Customising your theme with CSS

Day two

  1. Security: Hosting, plugins and good habits
  2. Caching: Make your site fly!
  3. Exercise: Security and caching plugins
  4. SEO – an overview: The strange art of Search Engine Optimisation
  5. Anti-spam techniques: Akismet and beyond
  6. Jetpack in depth: Juicy goodness form WordPress.com
  7. Exercise: Getting to know Jetpack
  8. E-commerce – an overview: An intro to selling your stuff
  9. More useful tools and plugins
  10. Question and Answer session with Mike

Please note: This course does not teach WordPress development (PHP coding).

Equipment you’ll need:

  • Laptop computer with Windows, Linux or OS X installed
  • Web browser: the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome
  • Sample images that you will be able to upload to your website as the course progresses.
  • An external mouse if you prefer using one.

If you don’t have access to a computer please let us know in advance of the course so we can arrange one for you.

Cost

The course is £300 (inclusive of VAT). This covers:

  • Two days tuition
  • Lunch and refreshments on both days
  • An electronic copy of the teaching materials
  • One month’s free hosting, to test and refine your site (you’re welcome to work on your own site if you prefer)

We have a limited number of bursary places available on this course for a reduced rate of £220. These are open to people who are underemployed, unemployed or full-time students. Please contact us (details below) for more information.

Your Tutor

Mike is the co-founder of WordPress. He’s also the founder and CEO of WordPress consultancy zed1.com, has a portfolio including prominent government sites, is a published author, technical editor and member of the Usability Professionals Association… but let’s face it, we had you at ‘co-founder of WordPress’.

Duration: 
Two days
Price: 
£313.19

Host & Provider:

Address: 

36-40 Edge Street 
Manchester 
M4 1HN 

Contact: 

office@madlab.org.uk

Build your first website with WordPress

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This is a two-day course, which runs from Thursday 18th to Friday 19th of October. Starts 10:00am and finishes 4:30pm both days.

To reserve you space, follow our Eventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/build-your-first-website-with-wordpress-tickets-44216733440

If you’ve never had a website or blog, or never been happy with the one you have, start here.

Over two days you’ll learn everything you need:

  • planning and setting up a site
  • publishing contentgetting a polished look with themes
  • adding functionality with plugins
  • how to make conversations with your readers effortless

WordPress is the publishing platform of choice for more than 73 million websites and blogs – including some of the most high-profile sites in the world. It’s quick to install, and simple to get started on, with little configuration and setup. But, as an incredibly powerful web publishing platform, it takes some knowledge to truly get the best out of it.

This course will give you a great start. Over two days Mike will guide you through installing WordPress, adding content (including multimedia), and interacting with your readers, as well as beginning to customise the look and enhance the functionality of your site.

The course includes a month’s free hosting for your site so you can practice your skills. After completing the course, you’ll have a website, and you’ll know how to look after it.

Who is this for?

Total beginners, no prior knowledge required. This class is ideal for someone who wants to set up their first website, whether you have heard of WordPress or not. If you have heard about blogging and want to start your own blog, this course will get you started.

If you have a small business, or are involved with a charity, or social enterprise (for example a scout group or a local church) this course will be ideal for you. You might be a freelance journalist wanting to show off some of your writing, an acupuncturist hoping to attract more clients, or a gardener finding small ads in the free paper less and less effective. You may have already tried to set up WordPress but got lost in the technical stuff. This course will set you back on the right track.

Course syllabus

Day one

  1. Introduction To WordPress: What is WordPress? A little history
  2. Installing WordPress: Demonstration
  3. Anatomy of a website: Headers, footers and sidebars
  4. Exercise: Sketch your site layout
  5. The WordPress Dashboard: Logging in and looking around
  6. Content types: Posts, pages and more
  7. Publishing your first content: It’s that easy!
  8. Exercise: Adding content to your site
  9. The look of your site
  10. Exercise: Changing things around

Day two

  1. Settings: Configuring WordPress just how you want it
  2. Comments: Engaging with your readers
  3. Exercise: Commenting and moderation
  4. Plugins: Playing with plugins
  5. Exercise: Logging in and looking around
  6. Installing themes
  7. Exercise: Trying some themes
  8. Multiple users: Let someone else do some work
  9. Exercise: Co-authoring, editing, and workflow
  10. Free for all, Q&A, show & tell

Equipment you’ll need:

Please bring a laptop computer with Windows, Linux or OS X installed. You will not need to install any software, but you should have a modern web browser. Our preference is the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome, but the latest Internet Explorer or Opera will be fine too. If you don’t have access to a computer please let us know in advance of the course so we can arrange one for you. If you feel more comfortable using an external mouse, please bring one too.

You may want to bring some sample images that you will be able to upload to your website as you follow along on the course.

Costs

The full course costs £300 (inclusive of VAT). This covers

  • two days tuition
  • lunch and refreshments on both days
  • an electronic copy of the teaching materials
  • one month’s free hosting courtesy of MadLab, to test and refine your site

We have a limited number of bursary places available on this course for a reduced rate of £220 (inclusive of VAT). These are open to people who are self employed (and on low income), unemployed or full time students. Please contact us on 0161 839 6324 or via email (office@madlab.org.uk) to book your place.

Mike Little is the co-founder of WordPress. He’s also the founder and CEO of WordPress consultancy zed1.com, has a portfolio including prominent government sites, is a published author, technical editor and member of the Usability Professionals Association… but let’s face it, we had you at ‘co-founder of WordPress’.

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Duration: 
2 days
Price: 
Upon Request

Host & Provider:

Address: 

36-40 Edge Street 
Manchester 
M4 1HN 

Creative Knitting

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Creative Knitting Workshop

An event hosted by talented textile artist Rosina Godwin, one of the artists who exhibited last years Platform for Emerging Arts 16 exhibition

This workshop will provide you with the perfect opportunity to get a basic understanding of the techniques and gain skills that can be translated into a unique and highly creative skill.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

The workshop explores knitting as a method of making both 2D and 3D artworks. The session focuses on combining yarns with found objects and using unconventional materials (wire, garden twine, fabric, etc ) to create mood, character, and narrative.

1) Introductions

- Everyone discusses what knitting/ textiles and art experience they have.

2) Knitting

- Basic knitting technique/ circular knitting (joined needles/ 3+4 needles).

- Narrative through materials ( choice of yarns, combining more than one yarn and materials, perhaps recycling any old of sentimental objects). Incorporating fabric strips, wire & garden twine & basic construction.

3) Discussions

- Rosina will discuss techniques including: felting knitted items, painting knitting with e.g latex and threading objects onto the yarn e.g buttons.

- This section is designed to elaborate on how knitted objects can be translated into sculptural forms and to advance your own ideas on the results that can be achieved by creative knitting.

WHAT ATTENDEES SHOULD BRING:

All experiences welcome. We will supply basic materials, but if you have them please bring yarns, knitting needles, crochet hooks, sewing needles, thread, and items such as buttons, sequins, beads, etc (i.e. anything which can be threaded through a yarn).

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EXCITING FUTURE ADDITIONS:

We are set to announce a program of craft themed events after the success of the first Creative Knitting including:

 

☆Free-style Crochet

☆Embracing Embroidery

☆Meditative Crochet

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Duration: 
2 hours
Price: 
£8 per session
Qualification: 
none
Awarded by: 
n/a

Host & Provider:

Address: 

Leyden Gallery

9/9a Leyden Street

London

E1 7LE

Contact: 

info@leydengallery.com

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