Events

Beginning Blender Class

by on Feb.18, 2013, under Events, Presentations, Workshops

Date: 03/16/2013
Where: MidsouthMakers (map)
Time: 11am
Run Time: 2 hours with break for lunch at noon.
Cost: $10 per participant

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Prerequisites:  It is recommended that you bring a computer or laptop with Blender, Gimp and Inkscape installed on your machine. See provide links to acquire the software.

Target Audience: Those with little or no experience with 3D modeling or rendering, or no experience with Blender.

Expectations: This class will provide information and experience to lessen the learning curve for using Blender and give an introduction to the capabilities of Blender. 3D modeling, animation and rendering principles will be covered in the simplest of terms.

Disclaimer: This class will not cover all aspects of every feature or clever use for blender. It will not teach advanced modeling techniques. It will not go into the history of Blender which can be read well in other places on the internet. This class will not give you talent.

Topics:

  • User Interface for V2.65
  • Hot Keys!
  • Object Primitives
  • Mesh and Curve objects
  • Materials and textures
  • Editing objects
  • Lighting and rendering
  • Simple object animation

Links:
http://www.blender.org/ get v2.65
http://www.inkscape.org/ get 0.48.x (whatever version works for you)
http://www.gimp.org/ get 2.8.x (if you have Photoshop and want to use that, it’s ok but just know the example work is using gimp.)

On each website you will find software or links to the software for most every platform the software is available for.
Because time will be tight, having this loaded and running on your machine will be greatly appreciated.

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Join MidsouthMakers on Meetup.com – Always know where & when we’re meeting

by on Feb.14, 2013, under Events, Meetings

The best way to stay on top of where and when we are meeting us by joining our meetup.com group. Just visit http://events.midsouthmakers.org and sign up for a free meetup.com account and join the MidsouthMakers group. You’ll get weekly reminders of where and when our meetings are, plus upcoming classes and events. You can also select to not get the weekly emails if you don’t want meetup.com cluttering your inbox.

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Join MidsouthMakers at Republic Coffee February 1st

by on Jan.28, 2013, under Events, Meetings

Come join us at Republic Coffee at 7pm on February 1st. We’ll be in their back room so come on back and join us.

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Open house meeting at MidsouthMakers Jan 25th

by on Jan.22, 2013, under Events, Meetings

We will be meeting at our space in Bartlett (2804 Bartlett Rd, Suite 2 Memphis, TN 38134 Our Building is behind the building facing the street).

Our open house meetings are quite laid back and for members and non-members to come check out what we have going on at the space or to just come tour our space.

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Artist Trading Card Workshop and Exchange

by on Dec.17, 2012, under Crafts, Events, Projects, Workshops

Kara Ferguson and Jenny Oldenburg will be explaining Artist Trading Cards and their various uses. Participants will learn what works and best practices when creating ATCs. Participants will create their own ATCs to keep or exchange with other participants.

When: January 20th 1pm
Where: MidsouthMakers
What: Artist Trading Card Workshop
Cost: $10 per person Sign up Here
Class size: Limit of 6 people

Provided Materials:

  • 1- pack of 20 Strathmore 300 Series Smooth Bristol ATC paper
  • 1- assorted pack of 12 Strathmore ATC papers
  • access to paintbrushes (nothing fancy–you may opt to bring your own for applying glue or using paints)
  • access to various crafting supplies including decorative paper (and newsprint ads), acrylic paints, pastels, fabric, color pencils, and more.
  • soft sleeves to hold your finished ATCs
What participants should bring:

mandatory
  • a good pair of scissors

optional

  • tweezers (good for working with small bits of paper)
  • If you have a preferred crafting/art medium that you’re already comfortable working in (watercolor, pen&ink, etc) you should consider bringing some of those supplies for your own use
  • found objects to use and share (you want things that are relatively flat like smashed pennies, wire, string, ads, newsprint, labels, lightweight printed cardboard, watch gears, tissue papers, wrapping paper, etc.)

If this first workshop goes well we will set more dates in the future.

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