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Woodworking I – Dimensioning lumber

Woodworking I – Dimensioning lumber

Woodworking I is an introduction to dimensioning wood- how to take rough sawn lumber and turn them into usable boards.

This 3-hour class will include demonstrations and discussion on wood selection, local suppliers, as well as limited hands-on practice with sample material at the end of class.

A few things to note:

*Pre-requisites: Shop Safety and Orientation I.
*Woodworking I covers these machines more in depth and includes more hands-on practice than Shop Safety and Orientation II. If you are totally new to the table saw, planer, and jointer, this class is for you.

*Open to ages 16+. For those 16-18, plan to have a parent/guardian on-site for waiver signatures.

*$75

For more information or inquiries, please contact Brent at email hidden; JavaScript is required or Brittany at email hidden; JavaScript is required

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Adaptive reuse art spaces that inspired Tube Factory

Adaptive reuse art spaces that inspired Tube Factory

Before renovating our Tube Factory artspace building, we visited many other adaptive reuse art spaces around the United States. Many of the strategies and approaches we saw informed and inspired our approach at Tube Factory. This post explores these places. We suggest trying to visit them if you can.
 
In the Midwest
MOCAD in Detroit https://mocadetroit.org
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Check out media coverage of our artist housing project

We’ve received really excellent media coverage of our new Artist and Public Life Residency program launched in March of 2017 with the first round of applications that came in during April of 2017. Read and watch more here.

national articles
Washington Post 
Next City
Fast Company
Vice Creators
Modern Cities
Curbed 
The Guardian

local coverage
Indianapolis Business Journal
WISHTV
FOX 59
WFYI Live
Indianapolis Star

blogs
Urban Land Institute
IndyHub

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Shop Safety and Orientation Part II

Shop Safety and Orientation Part II

Shop Safety and Orientation II is the second installment that will cover basic and safe use of the jointer, planer, and table saw.

This 2-hour class will act as a refresher or as an orientation to our specific equipment models. Limited hands-on practice will accompany the demonstrations.

A few things to note:

*Pre-requisites: Shop Safety and Orientation I.

*If you are new to the table saw, jointer, and planer, please take Woodworking I which will cover these machines more in depth and include more hands-on practice.

*Open to ages 16+. For those 16-18, plan to have a parent/guardian on-site for waiver signatures.

*Class size is limited, so register early.

*$75

For further information and inquiries, please contact Brittany at email hidden; JavaScript is required or Brent at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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Woodworking 1-Dimensioning Lumber

Woodworking 1-Dimensioning Lumber

Woodworking I is an introduction to dimensioning wood- how to take rough sawn lumber and turn them into usable boards.

This 3-hour class will include demonstrations and discussion on wood selection, local suppliers, as well as limited hands-on practice with sample material at the end of class.

A few things to note:

*Pre-requisites: Shop Safety and Orientation I.
*Woodworking I covers these machines more in depth and includes more hands-on practice than Shop Safety and Orientation II. If you are totally new to the table saw, planer, and jointer, this class is for you.

*Open to ages 16+. For those 16-18, plan to have a parent/guardian on-site for waiver signatures.

*$75

For more information or inquiries, please contact Brent at email hidden; JavaScript is required or Brittany at email hidden; JavaScript is required

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Shop Safety and Orientation Part I

Shop Safety and Orientation Part I

Shop Safety and Orientation I is an introduction to The Shop at the Tube Factory Artspace. This 2-hour class will cover basic and safe use of standard stationary machinery, which includes: miter saw, band saw, and drill press.

A few things to note:

*No prior shop experience is necessary; however, this class is required before taking any woodworking classes using Open Shop hours. It is also a prerequisite for Shop Safety and Orientation II.

*Open to ages 16+. For those 16-18, plan to have a parent/guardian on-site for waiver signatures.

*Class size is limited, so register early.

*$25

For further information and inquiries, please contact Brittany at email hidden; JavaScript is required or Brent at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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Shop Safety and Orientation Part II

Shop Safety and Orientation Part II

Shop Safety and Orientation II is the second installment that will cover basic and safe use of the jointer, planer, and table saw.
 
This 2-hour class will act as a refresher or as an orientation to our specific equipment models. Limited hands-on practice will accompany the demonstrations.
 
A few things to note:
 
*Pre-requisites: Shop Safety and Orientation I.
 
*If you are new to the table saw, jointer, and planer, please take Woodworking I which will cover these machines more in depth and include more hands-on practice.
 
*Open to ages 16+. For those 16-18, plan to have a parent/guardian on-site for waiver signatures.
 
*Class size is limited, so register early.
 
*$75.
For further information and inquiries, please contact Brittany at email hidden; JavaScript is required or Brent at email hidden; JavaScript is required.
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Memory, Myth, and Metaphor

Memory, Myth, and Metaphor

Memory, Myth, and Metaphor is a FREE, 5-week series for women and femmes only, that will explore the themes of memories, myths, and metaphors while exploring topics such as the body, self-presentation, and gender roles.

Join us for the first segment of the series in a special meetup with shehive. This meetup will include a dialogue about identity in the craft fields of wood and metalworking. Together, we will create pieces that explore a multi-faceted self. Bring materials that inspire you.

The following items will guide our conversation:

-article on gender construction:
http://www.criticalmediaproject.org/cml/topicbackground/gender/

-article on women and power tools: http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2012/12/women_and_power_tools_ana_white_launches_a_trend.html

-website for a women-centered space:
http://www.aworkshopofourown.com/

-article about Vivian Beer:
http://www.writerloriferguson.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/MODERN-Vivian-Beer.pdf

Facilitated by Brittany Rudolf.

Brittany Rudolf is serving as a Public Ally with Big Car Collaborative for the 2016-2017 term. A graduate of Herron School of Art and Design with a BFA in Furniture Design and Sculpture, she combines her various creative interests with a love for people.

shehive is a grassroots project based in Indianapolis creating spaces to deconstruct gender inequity. Meetups are informal, gender neutral gatherings to explore gender issues in pop culture. To learn more about the project, visit shehive.org!

Reminder that shehive meetups are informal and gender inclusive gatherings to discuss gender issues in pop culture. Children ages 16+ are welcome. The conversation will not be censored.

*image by J.D. Hollis. http://densityofspace.com/archive/02011/April/week1.html

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Pop-Up Woodworking Workshop

Pop-Up Woodworking Workshop

Join us for a Pop-Up Woodworking Workshop led by teaching artist Brittany Rudolf.

ALL materials are provided. No previous experience is necessary, as we will use pre-cut pieces, so come in with an open mind and leave with a handpiece work!

This workshop is FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY; however, space is limited and children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Reserve your spot by clicking here!

Brittany Rudolf is a multi-disciplinary artist who is serving as Public Ally with Big Car Collaborative for the 2016-2017 term. A graduate of Herron School of Art and Design with a BFA in Furniture Design and Sculpture, she combines her various creative interests with a love for community engagement.

For more information and other inquires, please contact Brittany at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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The People’s 500

The People’s 500 is a celebration of the relationship between the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the people of Indianapolis, marking the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The exhibit will run through July 16.
In October of 2015, Sugarmann chose 100 residents of the Indianapolis community from a pool of applicants to drive two laps in a pace car — the drivers uniting to complete the equivalent of a single running of the Indianapolis 500. Sugarmann and his crew photographed and interviewed each of the drivers, the resulting documentation serving as the material of the exhibition. Some of the drivers are featured among the 16 large scale photos in the exhibit. There is also video, and a sculptural piece.
“The Indianapolis Motor Speedway serves as a cultural beacon within Indianapolis, a location of shared history and civic identity for all strata of Indianapolis society. Members of the Indianapolis community feel ownership of the Speedway,” says Sugarmann. “In this exhibit, the pace car is the vehicle through which this mutual connection is furthered, the civilian/citizen being able to immerse him or herself in the environment of a professional IndyCar driver. The People’s 500 uses pace cars to bridge the viewer and professional driver and create an even stronger sense of civic ownership.”
This exhibit is the first at Tube Factory, Big Car Collaborative’s new cultural center with a contemporary art exhibition area. Located in what was a boarded-up factory building on a residential street in the Garfield Park neighborhood, Tube Factory will host a variety of conversations, performances, and events — while also serving as the workshop and home base for Big Car artists.
The People’s 500 is curated by Shauta Marsh, funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Creative Capital, and coordinated by Big Car Collaborative staff in partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Framing provided by Editions Limited.

About Jesse Sugarmann: Sugarmann is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, photography, and sculpture. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in venues such as the Getty Institute, Los Angeles; el Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon; the Banff Center, Canada; el Museo de Arte Moderno de Santander, Spain; and both the Paris and Berlin installations of Les Recontres Internationales. Jesse’s work has been written about in publications including ArtForum, Art Papers, the Atlantic, Frieze Magazine, the Huffington Post, and The New York Times. Jesse lives and works in Bakersfield, CA. You can learn more about his work at www.jessesugarmann.com.

About The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts: The Foundation was established in 1987. In accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, its mission is the advancement of the visual arts. The Foundation’s objective is to foster innovative artistic expression and the creative process by encouraging and supporting cultural organizations that in turn, directly or indirectly, support artists and their work. The Foundation values the contribution these organizations make to artists and audiences and to society as a whole by supporting, exhibiting and interpreting a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practice. http://warholfoundation.org/

About Big Car: An Indianapolis-based 501c3 nonprofit, Big Car uses creativity as a catalyst to a better city. By providing and supporting unique, educational, participatory, playful and personal experiences, Big Car engages people of all ages and backgrounds in art making and creative problem-solving — inspiring them to be creative thinkers and involved, connected citizens. Learn more at www.bigcar.org and see examples of our projects at www.bigcar.org/work.

About Creative Capital: Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Our pioneering approach—inspired by venture-capital principles—helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. http://www.creative-capital.org/

About Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Established in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world’s largest spectator sporting facility and has long prevailed as an icon of motorsports excellence. After celebrating its Centennial Era in 2009-11, IMS and racing fans now look forward to the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race this year. In 2016, get ready for an unprecedented celebration of the human pursuit of progress as the world’s eyes turn toward the Speedway. For more information, visit indianapolismotorspeedway.com.