Tinker Workshop

$25.00$85.00

Join us this Spring for Tinker Workshop happening Thursdays beginning May 13! An open workshop, where you can bring-in things that need some tinkering . Tinker Workshop provides a laboratory for the student who wants to experiment with the mechanical, electrical or anything that’s broken and glitchy under the guidance of our Tinker in Residence. The assembled group will brainstorm about a plan-of-attack, use the tools, materials and resources of Mill Hollow Works, to see if we can fix it!

Being an Open Workshop for experimentation and tinkering, you can register for one class, or if you want to join us for the full month, purchase the course as a bundle (4 classes) for a 15% discount. Use the drop down menu to select individual dates. 

Thursdays May 13 through June 3, $25 per class or $85 for the course (4 classes)

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Description

Usually in Mill Hollow Works courses, we have an expert instructor, and a carefully prepared syllabus that will ensure the expected outcome for the class. But sometimes, things just need to be tinkered with. Dabbled, doodled, messed, monkeyed, niggled, played, puttered, or trifled with.  Takeaparts that require you to be a generalist, not a specialist.  An important mission of Mill Hollow Works is to encourage the fixing, re-using and repurposing of items – which requires the regular doodling of our own machines, appliances and donated equipment. This course encourages students how to do THAT –  how to be a fearless putterer while providing the guidance, tools and resources to help students learn some common issues and how to fix them (maybe). 

This isn’t the place to bring a fancy appliance for warranty work, or to get your Stradivarius repaired – but if you have a blender that quit and you’re going to throw it away anyway, why not take it apart and see how it works, maybe what broke, and possibly even fix it?  A few things we have in reserve for our Thursday Tinkerers: a bread machine, several sewing machines, a 1961 record player, and a flickering lamp, however, students are strongly encouraged to bring their own items (and if they’re duplicates of what we have in the fix-it cabinet, even better!). 

Being an Open Workshop for experimentation and tinkering, you can register for one class, or if you want to join us for the full month, purchase the course as a bundle (4 classes) for a 15% discount. 

Additional information

Dates May 13, 2021, May 20, 2021, May 27, 2021, June 3, 2021, May 13, 2021 to June 3, 2021