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    • 06/25/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 

    About the Instructor:


    • 06/26/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 

    About the Instructor:


    • 06/27/2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Project Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Students will decorate a clear 7" x 7" piece of glass using colored glass, glass confetti, noodles, stringers, dots, and other compatible components. Their plate will then be fully fused in a kiln and then shaped in the form they choose.

    Plates will be available for pickup 2 weeks after class. 

    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Rhandie Weaver is the owner and artist at Blue Dragon Glass. She has been working with glass for over 25 years. She is mostly self taught and loves to share her knowledge of glass. Her work can be seen at The Birmingham Zoo, as she was awarded one of the "Vulcans on Parade" and created "Indigenous Vulcan".  She works with stained glass, sandblast carved glass, fused glass, and mosaics. 


    Website: Blue Dragon Glass 

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 06/29/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Forge
    • 4
    Register

    Learn how to forge a knife out of a railroad spike

    This is the perfect class to learn one of the basics of knives-making: balancing durability and hardness of the metal to make the perfect blade!

    Students will utilize a high carbon railroad spike and learn methods that induce carbon into the metal while also learning how to temper in a process called normalization. The metal will then posses both features of a durable and hard metal that is ideal for knives.

    As far as knives are concerned, the harder the steel, the better the edge, however, the harder edge makes for a brittle knife. A balance is needed between the soft flexible metal and the hard brittle metal to achieve a knife that will hold an edge without breaking. In this class more techniques for blade smithing will be covered, including various heat treatments, tapering, and tempering methods used to maximize strength with durability. 

    About the InstructorClass is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Prerequisites: Recommended to take "Learn to Forge nails" first

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wearAt RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 06/30/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 


    • 06/30/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Forge
    • 1
    Register

    **NEW CLASS** Leather Crafting: Knife Sheath

    Join us for an exciting hands-on experience where you'll be guided by an expert leather worker to craft your own knife sheath from genuine leather! In this class, you'll learn essential leather crafting techniques, including staining, tooling, burnishing, stitching, lacing, and riveting. You'll create a universal knife sheath specifically designed to accommodate the unique shapes of railroad spike knives. All materials are provided, so come ready to unleash your creativity and master the art of leatherworking! This class will be taught be a special guest instructor from Tandy Leather.

    This sheath has a universal design, and fits PERFECT with the Rail Road Spike Knives that we teach at the space! If you've already taken the Rail Road Spike Knife class, then this will be an awesome accessory. If you haven't yet, consider taking that class the day before and make a knife and sheath in a single weekend!


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 07/02/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 

    About the Instructor:


    • 07/03/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 

    About the Instructor:


    • 07/06/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 4
    Register

    Forging Hammers

    In this course students will take old sledge hammers and turn them into high quality forging hammers. This will involve taking an existing hammer head and reforming it into a new type of hammer using custom forging dies. Students will learn how to shape contours using the bench grinder and belt grinder then they will assemble the hammer into new wooden handle! 


    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 07/07/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Project Studio
    • 4
    Register
     About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 07/07/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 6
    Register

    In this class students will be lead by a professional prop maker in the art of replicating objects by using a fast setting silicon mold in a one part, open face, casting. The task will cover how to mix and apply both the silicone mold and the two-part resin in order to duplicate an impression. This same technique can be applied in rubber, wax, silicon, and plaster. In addition we will also go over how to add color and opalescence to your resin and how to avoid bubbles in both your resins and silicon molds without the need of a vacuum chamber. This same method is used in the movie industry for making props!

      This class is designed to show the proper techniques necessary to make rubber molds that will allow duplicates of objects to be cast over and over again. These same techniques are utilized in various industries where pieces and parts need to be duplicated with high detail. Knowing these first steps are critical in replicating more complicated objects covered in Mold Making II and in Mold Making III

    Note: this class involves the mixing of reactive chemicals, and allergic reactions are a possibility with contact. All students will be required to wear eye protection and vinyl gloves in a well-ventilated area during class. Also, some resins take longer for others to cure.

    Work involved – (building a flask “container”, mixing two part compounds, adding release agents, unmolding)

    Tools/Materials Utilized- (two part rubber mold compound, sculpting clay, Duplo Lego blocks. Acrylic, Mold release spray, razor blades, wax, rubber, silicone, resin).


    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 07/09/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 

    About the Instructor:


    • 07/10/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 

    About the Instructor:


    • 07/13/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Project Studio
    • 6
    Register
       Details - The combination of cut glass arranged to create a picture is one of the defining applications of stained glass. In this class students will utilize a provided pattern to trace, then cut glass of various colors and textures of their choosing. When cutting stained glass it is critical to know how grain and texture can affect how a finished piece of stained glass will look. Because of this, emphasis will focus on deciding what glass is best utilized and how application can give you different effects. Following a brief tutorial, students will use their skills to cut, assemble, then solder the glass to complete a 8” x 8” pictorial sunrise scene using 9 pieces of cut glass. In this class lead came borders will be introduced, a traditional way of assembling stained glass with lead channels! No prerequisites are required but it is suggested that a beginner class be taken before this one.

     

    Work Involved - (cutting, tracing, soldering, foiling edges, grinding, filing, framework)

                                                               

    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 07/14/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 5
    Register

    Arrangements and Alignment (Light work level)

    Details - Precision is very important when working any project that requires many pieces that need to be repeated then fitted together. This is especially the case when a project needs to fall within a set parameter. This class will cover the methods of cutting glass and how to properly measure, arrange, and adjust each piece to create a 3-D sculpture using stained glass! This method of creating 3-D objects out of stained glass is a relatively new innovation arising in the 19 century when the copper foil method first came about.

    Work Involved - (cutting, measuring, copper foiling, soldering, grinding edges)

    Tools & Materials - (Stained Glass of various shades and colors, glass cutters, scribes, oil, soldering irons, flush cut pliers, splitting pliers, nibbling pliers, tracing sheets, clear glass practice sheets, copper foil, diamond files/grinder, plastic water color brushes, small plastic paint cups, paper towels, flux, patinas, 60/40 lead solder)

    There will be a one-hour lunch break. 

    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 07/15/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Woodshop
    • 0
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    Learn the beautiful craft of pen-turning 

    In this introductory course to wood turning, you'll be shown how to turn a beautiful wooden pen on the lathe.

    Over a couple of hours, you'll produce a gorgeous piece that is a perfect present for a dear one (or for yourself!) and learn the basics of woodturning, safety behind the lathe and its operations, as well as the different gouges to use in the process.

    About the Instructor: Terry Tingle is the president of the Alabama Woodturners Association and is a member of The American Association of Woodturners. Terry has been teaching students how to turn pens for years, some of whom have had their exhibitions in Art and Craft Shows throughout Alabama, including Mentone.

    Are Minors allowed? Yes, accompanied by parent.

    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. Masks may be required depending on circumstances.




    • 07/16/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 

    About the Instructor:


    • 07/17/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 

    About the Instructor:


    • 07/17/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 4
    Register

    In this course, participants will take a pre-made 3d model and learn how to use RMM's 3d printer ecosystem to bring 3d models to life. Prints will run overnight after the class, participants can pick up the completed project within 1 week after the class

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 07/18/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Woodshop
    • 2
    Register

    Learn to make an elegant hand-crafted “Baron” Fountain Pen!

    The “Baron” fountain pen is trimmed with nibs, clips and other elements made out of the highest quality silver plating which gives each pen a distinguished look in addition to durability. Experience in turning would be helpful but is not required.  

    The fountain pen features an ultra-smooth threading removable cap that screws on to both the bottom and top of the pen. The Baron Fountain Pen not only is a great looking pen, but it is also light weight and one of the smoothest writing instruments available for everyday use and has a two-tone German made nib with an iridium tip. The artistic fittings are hand worked and polished and the solid metal external components add to the pens expensive and hardy feel.

    The Baron comes with both a siphon pump and blue ink cartridge. This hand-crafted pen will make a unique gift to others or yourself and will be completely one-of-a-kind!

    Each pen will be turned from beautiful exotic woods such as: King Cocobolo, Olivewood, Burmese Rosewood, Cherry Burl, Boxelder Burl, Red Mailee Burl, Bocote, Spalted Tamarind, Box Elder, etc. Students may choose silver plated or gold for the pen kit.


    About the Instructor: Terry Tingle is the president of the Alabama Woodturners Association and is a member of The American Association of Woodturners. Terry has been teaching students how to turn pens for years, some of whom have had their exhibitions in Art and Craft Shows throughout Alabama, including Mentone.

     

    Are Minors allowed? Yes, accompanied by parent.

     

    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. Masks may be required depending on circumstances.




    • 07/20/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 6
    Register

    Choosing how to cut and arrange glass is important because grain and texture can affect how a finished piece of stained glass will look once assembled! This class will focus on cutting glass into various shapes and how to use textures and glass grain to your advantage. Students will choose and cut their own glass using a provided template. In a step by step process various techniques will be utilized to cut glass into shapes such as compound and convex curves, including circles! Decorative lead came borders and how to properly make them will also be introduced in this class No prerequisites are required but it is suggested that a beginner class be taken prior to this one.There will be a one-hour lunch break. 

    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 07/20/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Woodshop
    • 0
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    Get introduced to the beautiful craft of woodworking by making your own cutting board.

    You will choose from a variety of designs composed of different native hardwoods, learn proper assembling, gluing, sanding and finishing techniques and will be taught how to correctly use thickness planer and orbital sander.

    After this 3-hour course, you will bring home a stylish ~ 8.5" x 11" handmade board that you can show off to your friends and family.

    Check out the designs available to make during this class here


    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the InstructorTerry Tingle is the president of the Alabama Woodturners Association and is a member of The American Association of Woodturners. Terry has been doing woodworking since 2014, and has taught students how to create cutting board designs, cut segments, glue and use a variety of clamps, and how to use planers and orbital sanders, and how to use the right finishes to preserve cutting boards. Terry is knowledgeable and experienced in making long grain, edge grain, and end grain cutting boards. He especially enjoys seeing the expression of a student who has just learned how to make something that looks great and is so useful. And cutting boards make great gifts!



    • 07/21/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 


    • 07/23/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 

    About the Instructor:


    • 07/24/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 

    About the Instructor:


    • 07/26/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Metal Shop
    • 1
    Register

    Develop fundamental skills in joining metal objects under the instruction of Stephen Charles, a former Welding Engineer and owner of Metalcraft Creative. This is an introductory class with no prior experience necessary. It includes a crash course in the MIG welding process, metal cutting, grinding, as well as the basics of hand tool use and shop safety.

    Students will leave with a wide familiarity of skills and studio techniques.


    NOTE: This class is a pre-requisite for the Project-Based Metalcraft class.

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. 

    About the Instructor: Stephen Charles is a former Welding Engineer with many years of experience in production welding and custom fabrication. He has taught hundreds of beginners in the basics of welding and fabrication. Also, he’s pretty funny, so if you don’t have a sense of humor just laugh when everyone else does and no one will notice.

    • 07/28/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 


    • 07/30/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
    Register

    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 

    About the Instructor:


    • 07/31/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Blowing Studio
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    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 

    About the Instructor:


    • 08/16/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Metal Shop
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    Develop fundamental skills in joining metal objects under the instruction of Stephen Charles, a former Welding Engineer and owner of Metalcraft Creative. This is an introductory class with no prior experience necessary. It includes a crash course in the MIG welding process, metal cutting, grinding, as well as the basics of hand tool use and shop safety.

    Students will leave with a wide familiarity of skills and studio techniques.

    NOTE: This class is a pre-requisite for the Project-Based Metalcraft class.

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. 

    About the Instructor: Stephen Charles is a former Welding Engineer with many years of experience in production welding and custom fabrication. He has taught hundreds of beginners in the basics of welding and fabrication. Also, he’s pretty funny, so if you don’t have a sense of humor just laugh when everyone else does and no one will notice.

    • 08/17/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Woodshop
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    Get introduced to the beautiful craft of woodworking by making your own cutting board.

    You will choose from a variety of designs composed of different native hardwoods, learn proper assembling, gluing, sanding and finishing techniques and will be taught how to correctly use thickness planer and orbital sander.

    After this 3-hour course, you will bring home a stylish ~ 8.5" x 11" handmade board that you can show off to your friends and family.

    Check out the designs available to make during this class here


    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the InstructorTerry Tingle is the president of the Alabama Woodturners Association and is a member of The American Association of Woodturners. Terry has been doing woodworking since 2014, and has taught students how to create cutting board designs, cut segments, glue and use a variety of clamps, and how to use planers and orbital sanders, and how to use the right finishes to preserve cutting boards. Terry is knowledgeable and experienced in making long grain, edge grain, and end grain cutting boards. He especially enjoys seeing the expression of a student who has just learned how to make something that looks great and is so useful. And cutting boards make great gifts!