September Virtual Classes & Workshops

Adobe Illustrator Basics

Tuesday, September 29

5-7pm | 2-Hour Workshop

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This is a recommended workshop for anyone looking to learn a different vector software or learn how to use an industry-standard vector program. In this live online workshop, you will learn about what vector design is and how to design on your own computer using Adobe Illustrator.

Cost: $10 for members, $25 for non-members
18+

NOTE: If you do not already have it, please download and install the 30-Day free trial version of Adobe® Illustrator here. 

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Branding Design

Tuesdays, September 1, 8, 15

5-6pm | 3-Week Class

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The first step to creating a recognizable brand is creating a consistent look. This 3 week class will help you to create a branding guide that you can use for your brand/business. You will also learn the best practices for choosing colors, fonts, and logo versions to help your branding stand out.

Cost: $25 for members, $35 for non-members
Ages: 16+

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Start an Etsy Shop

 Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23

6-7pm | 2-Week Class [4 Sessions]

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Have you been considering opening an Etsy shop for your artwork, crafts, designs, or vintage items? Get started today. Confused about what SEO is, how to photograph and keep up with your inventory, shipping, and what every maker dreads… pricing? We’ll walk you through the process and answer your questions along the way. You’ll learn where to find tips and instructions from Etsy, other resources like podcasts to help you improve your shop as you go, and supportive feedback specific to your products.

Cost: $40 for members, $50 for non-members
Ages: 16+

Design for Screen Printing

Monday, September 21 & 28

5-7pm | 2-Week Class

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Don’t wait to get in the print studio to start learning how to make T-shirts! Nearly half of the process is done on the computer. Whether you are thinking of starting a t-shirt business or making shirts for your family and friends, first you need to learn how to create designs and prepare them for printing. In this 2 day workshop, students will learn specific tips for how to design for screen printing. Students will also learn some basic tools in Inkscape to turn logos, drawings, or ideas into printable 1 color designs.

Prerequisite: Vector Design Workshop or Equivalent Experience

Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members
Ages: 16+

October Virtual Classes & Workshops

Vector Design

Monday, October 5

4-6pm | 2-Hour Workshop

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Start here! This is a recommended workshop for nearly everyone looking to learn something at the Innovation Hub. In this live virtual workshop, learn what vector design is, how it’s used, and what you can do with it. Then learn your way around Inkscape, free open-source vector design software.

Vector design uses familiar shapes and lines as the basis for creating a wide variety of art—like the Innovation Hub logo. Based on math, it’s scalable and can be used on websites, business cards, or billboards—and most importantly for makers, it is used in conjunction with laser cutters, CNC routers, and screen printing to make some of the coolest things to come out of the Hub.

This workshop is a prerequisite for several classes at the Hub, including laser cutting and screen printing!

Cost: $20 for members, $30 for non-members
Ages: 16+

NOTE: Please download and install the free, open-source version of Inkscape to your computer prior to this workshop.

Cardboard Masks

Monday, October 12

4-5pm | 1-Hour Webinar

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Design and create an elaborate mask or headpiece out of cardboard and upcycled materials.

Students will need box cutter, hot glue gun or duct tape, recycled cardboard, and can use other recyclables like plastic containers.

Cost: $10 for members; $20 for non-members
All ages

 

Supplies List

Gather these items from your own supplies:

  • box cutter
  • hot glue gun
  • duct tape
  • recycled cardboard
  • recycled plastic containers

Black & Bleach Tie-Dye Techniques

Tuesday, October 13

5-7pm | 2-Hour Workshop with kit!

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Make spooky-cool t-shirts you can wear all year long!

Learn how to create amazing layered designs using a mix of bleach- and black-dyeing techniques. Remove color with bleach and add in new color with black tie-dying. Discover techniques for creating unique patterns and shapes. 

Cost: $12 for members, $18 for non-members
Kit included!
All ages

Supplies List

Gather these supplies from your own home:

  • a mask or respirator (to wear while mixing dry ingredients with water)
  • colored t-shirts 50% or more cotton (old ones work great, even if they have a design)

Your Hub-provided kit (available 10/12 for pick-up) will include these supplies for you to keep:

  • 2 t-shirts (1 purple, 1 dark orange)
  • professional detergent fabric dye
  • bleach
  • rubber bands
  • gloves
  • soda ash

Monster Mask Makers

Thursday, October 15

5-6pm | 1-Hour Workshop with kit!

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Students will learn to make their own seasonal COVID mask without the need of sewing. The Innovation Hub will use our glow-in-the-dark screen printing ink to print designs on fabric that students will use to make masks appropriate for the season.

Students will need their own scissors, ruler, and permanent marker. 

Cost: $12 for members, $18 for non-members
Kit included!
All ages

Hub-provided Supply Kit (Available 10/14 for pick-up):

  • screen-printed fabric
  • upcycled t-shirt
  • hair ties.

DIY Halloween Prop Coffin

Tuesday, October 20

6-8pm | 2-Hour Workshop with kit!

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Learn how to make your yard just a little more spooky with a prop coffin with our DIY kit. Supplies are included, but students will need some basic woodworking tools.

Cost: $10 for members, $25 for non-members
Kit included!
Ages: 16+

Supplies List

Gather these supplies from your own home:

  • paint or wood stain to decorate and finish your coffin (this can be done after the workshop)

Your Hub provided prop coffin kit (available 10/19) will include these supplies for you to keep:

  • CNC cut pieces of wood and glue
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The World of Screen Printing

Thursday, October 22

6-7pm | 1-Hour FREE Webinar

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Curious how the t-shirts you just love to wear are made? Go behind the scenes in this one-hour crash course into the world of screen printing.

Cost: FREE
All ages

Visit this Google Meet video link at the scheduled time:
https://meet.google.com/vnm-vqon-dna

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Pumpkin Pottery

Saturday, October 24

10-11am | 1-Hour Workshop with kit!

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Make your own decorative pumpkins using pottery techniques from this virtual pottery workshop. We’ll provide you with the supplies you need to make air-dried pottery pumpkins. A great project for the whole family!

Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members
Kit included!
All ages

Supply List:

Gather these supplies from your own home:

  • newspaper to cover your work surface

Your Hub provided kit (available 10/23) will include these supplies for you to keep:

  • air dry clay
  • a plastic fork for scoring
  • paints
  • paintbrush
  • a cup for water

Printmaking: Fall Stamps

Tuesday, October 27

6-7pm | 1-Hour Workshop with kit!

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Learn to carve linoleum to create your own artwork, cards, and more!

Get familiar with the basic tools of carving as we make seasonal stamps and designs to welcome in the fall. Kits with supplies and tools for this workshop are available to rent or students may provide their own.

Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
Loaner kit included.
Ages: 16+

Supply List:

Your Hub-provided kit (available 10/26) will include these supplies for you to keep:

  • sketch paper
  • printmaking paper
  • printmaking ink
  • linoleum

These tools will be provided in your kit, but must be returned:

  • a pencil
  • a carving tool
  • a wooden spoon
  • an ink knife
  • a brayer
  • an inking surface
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Design for Laser Cutting

Mondays, October 19 & 26

5-6:30pm | 2-Week Class

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If you know the basics of vector design, you are ready to start creating and preparing designs for the laser cutter. This 2-week class focuses on design and theory. (No laser cutters will be used, but you will learn more about them!)

Prerequisite: Vector Design Workshop or equivalent experience. 

Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members
Ages: 16+

NOTE: Please download and install the free, open-source version of Inkscape to your computer prior to this workshop. 

Pottery @ Home

Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28

6-7pm | 4-Week Class with kit!

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Learn to make pinch pots and coil pots at home to be fired in our kiln. We’ll provide complete kits for you to pick up at the Innovation Hub to use during the course of the class. After the class, you’ll return the kit but keep the tools so that you can continuing creating at home or in the Hub’s clay studio when we reopen.

Cost: $40 for members, $50 for non-members
Loaner kit included.
Ages: 16+

Supply List:

You Hub provided kit (available on 10/5 and 10/7) will include these supplies that must be returned to the Hub:

  • a water bucket
  • a workboard
  • a rolling pin and slab sticks
  • a needle tool
  • a rib tool
  • a sponge
  • a scoring tool
  • underglaze
  • a paintbrush

You will also receive clay to make your pottery that you will bring to the Hub for firing.

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Logo Design

Mondays, October 5 & 12

5-7pm | 2-Week Class

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Create a logo from concept to design. You’ll start by making a mock logo based on business names provided by the instructor. By the end of this class, you’ll be ready to start working on your own business identity package!

Cost: $25 for members, $35 for non-members
Ages: 16+

NOTE: Please download and install the free, open-source version of Inkscape to your computer prior to this workshop. 

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, 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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Innovation Hub is only open to members at this time.

Hours of operation vary by area and require a reservation. The schedule and guidelines can be found here