We had a pumpkin carving class on October 25th. These always have a ton of participation and everyone has a good time. What a great excuse to unnecessarily use power tools. After being carved, the pumpkins were judged at the annual halloween party. The winners won prizes like a bouquet of flowers and candy. Follow the break to see more pictures!
What’s been happening at i3 lately? A bunch of things. But, here are some highlights.
Karriane G. taught a few classes on leather mask making. It was perfect timing right before halloween. Students learned the basics of forming with leather, and were able to follow through creating their own design, adding hardware such as studs and grommets, and finally painting their creation. They’re all set for a masquerade!
Kevin F. has been busy teaching oil painting classes. These have been insanely popular, often filling up within a day. It’s so amazing to see people come in and learn new techniques. Most of the students came with little-to-none painting experience, but all left with smiles on their faces.
Matt O. has been working on his halloween costume. Can you guess what it’s going to be? Here’s a hint: “It looks like you’re trying to write a letter!”
Of course making a giant paperclip out of metal would be insanely heavy, so it’s actually that universal crafting material, the grown-up version of popsicle sticks: Schedule 40 PVC! Bent and formed by a combination of hot air, teamwork, carefully placed screws, and minor burns.
You asked for more, so we’re delivering! We’ve got another round of Bob Ross painting classes coming at you on May 18th. These have always been a blast and this one should be our best one yet. We’re getting pretty good at teaching these. As you should expect, you will get to take home your masterpiece and display it proudly! Sign up here:
We just had an awesome time running a paint-along class with everyone’s favorite late 80′s-early 90′s eccentric oil painter, Bob Ross. Yelp was kind enough to sponsor us with free snacks and drinks for this event! i3 member, Kevin, (while donning a bob ross wig) guided the students through the intricacies of wet-on-wet oil painting.
The students spent two and a half hours following along creating a majestic mountain landscape while learning innovative ways of working with oil on canvas. While the paint will take about two weeks to dry, the painters were able to take their paintings home that day carefully transported with plastic wrap. The painters can now demonstrate their newly-learned skills in wielding a fan brush, and palette knife.
There was a huge demand for the event, so we will definitely be running more of these in the coming weeks. Stay tuned, and like us on facebook for future updates!
Signazon.com is our new favorite banner, sticker, and all things signs supplier. Check out what they made for us! Signazon lets customers design their own sign through their online design tool. Just upload a picture of how you want your sign to look, select a size and other options, and you’re good to go. Signazon has donated two 2′x4′ banners to us and a stack of really cool vinyl stickers. Look for these anywhere you might see our legendary #3 power wheels racer, or other i3 Detroit made vehicles.
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