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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

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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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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 or using Open Shop hours (both to be posted at a later date). It is also a prerequisite for Shop Safety and Orientation Part 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 at the eventbrite link below!
*$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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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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Make a film in 48 Hours! Registration Opening Soon

Make a film in 48 Hours! Registration Opening Soon

The Indianapolis 48 Hour Film Project is produced by Big Car. It is open to professional, amateur and first-time filmmakers in Indianapolis. It is awesome. You should do it.

On Friday night, July 31, all registered teams meet to get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a randomly-chosen genre, all to include in your movie. [Animators and puppeteers welcome!] Then you have exactly 48 hours to make it all happen—from story to soundtrack to editing. Turn it in. High-fives. Take a long nap.

All on-time films screen to cheering audiences at the Tobias Theater at IMA the evening of Saturday, August 8. One winning team from Indianapolis will screen their film at the international Filmapalooza in Hollywood.

The sooner you sign up, the cheaper it is, and you can get started recruiting cast and crew. Prices are per team, not per person. Registration opens May 27, 2015 at 48hourfilm.com/indianapolis. Register before July 6 and pay just $140. Between July 7–July 21? $160. July 22–July 31 = $175

Join the 48 Hour Film Facebook group to keep up to date, network and share your experiences along the way!  Questions? E-mail email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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Be Gutsy: GUTZINE … call for submissions

Be Gutsy: GUTZINE … call for submissions

By email hidden; JavaScript is required, Big Car artist-in-residence

Gutzine is a new publication that will be distributed via the bathroom gallery at The Show Room, the Loo-vre, and possibly in other bathrooms near you! I look forward to seeing your ideas and please feel free to ask any questions!

DEADLINE: May 18, 2015

Want your work to be seen but have a hard time getting people to look? Put your work where people can focus, the bathroom. Big Car’s new bathroom and bathroom lobby gallery focusing on digestion, The Loo-vre, seeks a call for submissions for bathroom reading material focusing on bodily functions.

For inspiration visit the Loo-vre at The Show Room (3739 Commercial Drive) or check out some pics at the Flickr page above.

Submit in digital format to email hidden; JavaScript is required. This can include, but is not limited to poetry, photography, drawing, stories etc.

SPECS: The final product will be in standard zine format using letter paper (8.5” x 11”) folded in half, your piece can be single page or spread. Color or BW, 300 DPI, JPG, PDF, or DOC. Please submit materials with your name and the title of your piece. ex: yourname_title.jpg

Thanks!

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Pop-up locations and future moves

Get a taste of Big Car’s things to come from Big Car Executive Director Jim Walker…

Video by Kurt Nettleton

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TEDxIndianapolis draws 1,000 people

TEDxIndianapolis draws 1,000 people

(above) Holly Combs gives a talk about letting go of labels at TEDxIndianapolis

Thanks to all the presenters, sponsors, partners, volunteers and attendees to TEDxIndianapolis 2014!  A stimulating day of Big Ideas.  Explore the photos on Flickr and Instagram, and the ongoing conversation on Facebook and Twitter.  View 21 videos of the talks and performances on YouTube here!