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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

The Innovation Hub team is here to introduce you to new equipment, studio spaces, techniques, and processes in a variety of subjects.

JULY CLASS @ THE HUB

Laser 101

Class •  July 14 & 21
Thursdays • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages: 18+
Capacity: 6
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The laser cutter is the maker’s dream tool. With it you can cut or engrave a great variety of materials including wood, paper, fabric, leather, craft foam, stone, tile, glass, cork, and acrylic. In this introductory class you’ll learn how to create and prep graphics for the Hub’s lasers using free software, how to operate the machines safely, and where to find additional resources to further your creating with the laser cutter. Either the Vector Workshop or prior experience using graphics software is a prerequisite. Students must attend all three three-hour class sessions to operate the Hub’s lasers. (Those with prior laser experience may ask to be tested out of this class.)

Non-Members: $120
Members: $96

JULY WORKSHOPS @ THE HUB

Handbuilding - Pinch Pots

Workshop • July 5
Tuesday • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages: 16+
Capacity: 20
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Learn one of the most fundamental techniques for making pottery. Students will practice their pinch potting skills and then select from bowls, a jar/ canister, or a teapot to make as their final piece.

Non-Members: $60
Members: $48

Wheel Throwing - Try it night!

Workshop • July 7
Wednesday • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages: 16+
Capacity: 7
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Have you–or a loved one–always wanted to try out the potter’s wheel? Now’s your chance. Get an introduction to throwing pottery on a wheel. Learn basic concepts and techniques—and practice centering clay with a professional potter ready with tips to help. If you discover your love for having your hands covered in mud after one night, consider becoming a member to access our studio so you can practice regularly.

Non-Members: $60
Members: $48

Vector Design

Workshop • July 7
Thursday • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages: 18+
Capacity: 12
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2Learn to use Inkscape, a free vector design program, to create scalable art that can be used for logos and websites or on our laser cutters, CNC routers, and screen printing presses. This workshop is a prerequisite for several classes at the Hub. Please bring your own laptop, if possible.

Non-Members: $40
Members: $32

 

Make a T-shirt!

Workshop • July 18
Monday • 5:30 PM -7:30 PM

Ages: 18+
Capacity: 6
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Learn the step-by-step process of making branded t-shirts during this interactive workshop experience in our screen printing studio. We’ll show you how to burn a screen in our darkroom and how to print your own cool t-shirt (or tote bag) to take home with you.

Non-Members: $50
Members: $40

Character Design

Workshop • July 26
Thursday • 5:30 PM -7:30 PM

Ages: 14+
Capacity: 12
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Learn to draw as you explore character design to create a cartoon avatar or portrait.

Non-Members: $30
Members: $40

FREE OFFERINGS

Rock Painting @ Argenta Farmers Market

Saturday, July 9 • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
410 Main St
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Bring your kids to the Argenta Farmers Market for a fun hands on project!

3rd Friday Art Walk

Friday, July 15 • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
204 E 4th Street
North Little Rock, AR 72116

Join us for a night of art, hands-on activities, and community! 

AUGUST CLASSES @ THE HUB

CNC 101

Class •  August 4, 11 & 18
Thursdays • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages: 18+
Capacity: 5
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In this class, you will learn how to use the EZ Router at the Hub. We will go over tool pathing, how to choose a bit, feed and spindle speed rates, and more! This class is recommended for individuals with a firm grasp of vector-based design software as no instruction on how to create a 2D file will be given.

Non-Members: $160
Members: $128

Handbuilding 101

Class •  August 4, 11, 18 & 25
Thursdays • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages: 18+
Capacity: 8
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Learn the basics of making functional pottery by hand without the use of the potter’s wheel. Students will learn techniques to make bowls, cups, vases, and more, then learn how to glaze them for firing in our electric kiln.

Non-Members: $200
Members: $160

Screen Printing 101

Class •  August 9, 16, 23 & 30
Tuesdays • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages: 18+
Capacity: 6
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Get started printing t-shirts and more in our screen printing studio! Learn to design simple vectors, print a transparency, prepare a screen, and print your design onto t-shirts, tote bags, or posters. At the end of the class, each student will be able to take a studio assessment to get access to the Hub screen printing studio with a membership.

Non-Members: $200
Members: $160

AUGUST WORKSHOPS @ THE HUB

Wheel Throwing - Try it Night!

Workshop • August 2
Tuesday • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages: 18+
Capacity: 7
Learn More

Have you or a loved one always wanted to try out the potter’s wheel? Now’s your chance! Get an introduction to throwing pottery on a wheel. Learn basic concepts and techniques, and practice centering clay with a professional potter ready with tips to help. If you discover your love for having your hands covered in mud after one night, consider becoming a member to access our studio so you can practice regularly.

Non-Members: $60
Members: $48

Vector Design

Workshop • August 2
Tuesday • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages: 16+
Capacity: 12
Learn More

Learn to use Inkscape, a free vector design program, to create scalable art that can be used for logos and websites or on our laser cutters, CNC routers, and screen-printing presses. This workshop is a prerequisite for several classes at the Hub. Please bring your own laptop, if possible.

Non-Members: $40
Members: $32

Sawtastic

Workshop • August 9
Tuesday • 5:30 PM – 7:30PM

Ages: 18+
Capacity: 6
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This workshop will cover basic woodshop safety as well as basic tool training. We will focus on how to safely operate a table saw, miter saw, and band saw. We will also cover their uses and how to know which tool is best for the job! This workshop is perfect for first-time woodworkers.

Non-Members: $55
Members: $44

Drawing Basics

Workshop • August 23
Tuesdays • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages: 16+
Capacity: 12
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Do you think you can’t draw? Drawing is a skill you can learn! Our workshop will focus on ways to simplify subjects by visualizing shape and structure so you can improve your drawing skills!

Non-Members: $30
Members: $24

 

Make a Macrame Table Runner

Workshop • August 25
Thursday • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ages: 14+
Capacity: 10
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Make your own macrame table runner just in time for summer and fall table settings! Macrame table runners are all the rage amongst style bloggers and Instagram influencers. Learn to make your own macrame runner to spice up any table. This workshop will cover basic macrame knots and how to combine them in fun and interesting ways!

Non-Members: $85
Members: $68

FREE OFFERINGS

Free Loose Object Art Activity @ Argenta Farmers Market

Saturday, August 13 • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
410 Main St
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Make art out of anything! Let us keep your kids busy while you shop, or join in with your children to create collaborative art from natural materials and found objects. In this activity, we will show you how anything can be an art-making or design component to use in making temporary or permanent works of art. It’s all about arrangement and putting the creative intuition you’re born with into practice!

Back to School/ End of Summer @ 3RD Friday Art Walk

Friday, August 19 • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
204 E 4th Street
North Little Rock, AR 72116

Join us for a night of screen printing, button making, watercolor activities, and more!

 

Refund policies for our classes and workshops: Due to the diverse number of classes, workshops, summer camps, and field trips we offer, we have created a cancellation policy that gives us an opportunity to fill our schedule. You may cancel by phone or by sending an email to education@arhub.org. If you have to cancel your upcoming class, private instruction session, workshop, field trip, or summer camp registration, refunds will be given as follows: Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund, cancellations made 15-30 days in advance of the event date will receive a 50% refund, cancellations made 0-14 days within the event date will not receive any type of refund.

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is a proud affiliate of Winrock International.

FIND US IN NLR

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
204 E 4th St
North Little Rock, AR 72114

(501) 907-6570

info@arhub.org

OUR HOURS

  • 9AM to 5PM on Mon - Friday