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Idea Foundry

421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States

July 2019

Welding & Metal Bandsaw Orientation: Bookends

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$145

Learn how to cut, grind and MIG weld while making a simple bookend in this introduction level and tool orientation class. We will learn how to assemble and weld simple but attractive bookends while learning the fundamentals of welding. Students will be learning to tack weld, fully weld, grind edges and welds smooth, and plasma cut into metal.

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Intro To Blacksmithing I: Forged Hooks

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$125

Learn the basics of blacksmithing using a forge, tongs, hammer, and punches on this hook for your home! This introductory class is perfect for getting started and seeing what this old time craft is about. We will be concentrating on learning the basics of blacksmithing. You will learn to use some of the tools by making a variety of hooks and other small projects. We will be using the forge, tongs, hammer, and punches for this project.

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Project Lab: Handmade Book Binding

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$75

The student will learn about the history and importance of bookmaking as well as completing a hands-on work session in which students will design and create their own book! Your book will be 5" x 7" with 50 blank pages and the cover can be blank, or if time allows, embellished. This project is fantastic for all skill levels and when combined with paper or printmaking can make a unique art object. Supplies will include take home tool kit and…

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Skill Builder: Miter & Spline Joinery II – Box

July 22 @ 6:30 pm
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One event on April 22, 2019 12:00 am at 6:30pm

One event on May 27, 2019 12:00 am at 6:30pm

One event on June 24, 2019 12:00 am at 6:30pm

One event on July 22, 2019 12:00 am at 6:30pm

One event on August 26, 2019 12:00 am at 6:30pm

Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$145 – $160

In this two evening class, you will get an opportunity to develop your wood shop skills and use the tools in the shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood! Some recent experience with woodworking projects is required. Joinery is a fundamental skill in woodworking that involves using different methods to join pieces of wood together to build more complex items. It is the essential part of many simple projects like boxes and picture frames as well…

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Orientation: Desktop 3D Printing – Lulzbot

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$75

This beginner-friendly overview of dekstop 3D printing will walk you through taking a pre-made design file through the entire print process, learning about settings, control, and care for your 3D printer along the way. Many of these skills are transferable to other similar filament-driven desktop 3D printers.

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Welding and Plasma Cutting Orientation: Yard Art

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$155

Take this class and bring home a fun and creative metal flower! Students will be provided with petal patterns and mild steel to plasma cut, grind smooth and MIG (Metal Inert Gas) weld.

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Designing in VCarve (Desk Phone Holder)

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$85

Improve your design and fabrication skills, while expanding your knowledge in VCarve software. This class will walk you through designing a desk iphone charging holder, as pictured above. This is intended to teach students some of the finer points of the VCarve software, which is a CAD/CAM software that can interface with our ShopBot, while making a functional take home. Students will measure their own phone and be able to design a desk charger station around that.

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Project Lab: Turn Your Own Wand

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$85

Become a wizard in this wood-turning experience by turning your own wand out of exotic woods! nstructor Savannah Stewart Great For Ages 16+ Those interested in woodturning, and want to see how great it is Aspiring wizards

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Metal Shop Orientation: Tool Caddy

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$80

In this orientation to the metal shop, each student will build a handy tool caddy while learning the primary sheet metal handling tools at the shop. This course will cover all of the basic sheet metal tools and techniques: design and layout the project, cut metal to size using the jump shear, form the tray using a sheet metal brake. Learn to rivet as you attach the handle.​

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Welding Orientation: Pipe Bellows Campfire Tool

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$145

Create a durable steel tube campfire tool that helps you get fires started or kicked up with a blast of air, directed where you need it! No more bending down and getting smoke in your eyes! The hooks on the tip can be used to move burning wood around safely.

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Women’s Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Butterfly

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$145

Create your own art piece while learning MIG welding, plasma cutting and metal grinding in this introductory class! Using properly cleaned scrap metal, ladies will learn how to use the plasma torch for cutting shapes (wing template provided) out of scrap steel and MIG(Metal Inert Gas) weld the pieces to create a sculptural butterfly. Students will also learn how to smooth edges using a sanding belt/grinder. Butterfly will measure roughly 9” tall and 10” from wing to antennae.

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Project Lab: Blacksmithed Bottle Opener

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$130

Use fire and hammers to make an awesome bottle opener! This introductory class is perfect for getting started and seeing what this old time craft is about. We will be concentrating on learning the basics of blacksmithing. You will learn to use some of the tools by making a bottle opener. We will be using the forge tongs hammer and punches for this project.

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Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Cast Shadow Lantern

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$155

Create a free-standing shadow casting lantern with a personalized cut out design in this intro to welding class. Instructor Casey Bradley Great For Ages 16+, Minors require a parent/guardian present for the entire class Beginners to those with some experience Makers wanting to get back into welding Skills Toolbox MIG Welding Welding Jig Angle Grinding Filing Plasma Cutting

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August 2019

Bladesmithing – Start to Finish (4 Part Class)

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019 12:00 am

Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
+ Google Map
$400

Participants forge, grind, temper and finish a knife from a bar of high carbon steel. The knife will be finished using a wooden slab handle on the knife attached with brass rivets. This is a four week class. Be sure to note all class dates,The class begins on the first Wednesday of the month (August 7th). The second class occurs on the second Wednesday of the month (August 14th). The third class occurs on the third Wednesday of the month…

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Intro to Photography I, Camera Crash Course

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$65

Camera Crash Course! is an excellent operations primer to set you up for success with future photography classes so you can get right into learning the creative stuff your camera can do instead of fumbling to find where to change your aperture! Learn proper focusing, the ins and outs of aperture, shutter speed, ISO (the "exposure triangle") and much more. Even if you've had your camera for a while, but have been frustrated with not knowing how to change your…

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Wood Lathe Orientation: Spindle

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$93

Learn wood-turning basics and safe use of the wood lathe in this introductory class. Instructor Savannah Stewart Great For Ages 16+ Skills Toolbox How a lathe works, how it functions, and the wood-turning tools you will need to turn a square block of wood

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Designing in VCarve (Desk Phone Holder)

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
+ Google Map
$85

Improve your design and fabrication skills, while expanding your knowledge in VCarve software. This class will walk you through designing a desk iphone charging holder, as pictured above. This is intended to teach students some of the finer points of the VCarve software, which is a CAD/CAM software that can interface with our ShopBot, while making a functional take home. Students will measure their own phone and be able to design a desk charger station around that.

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Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Mini Grill

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$145

This class is intended for beginner welders and those looking to brush up on rusty skills while building something fun and functional. Students will use these to cut parts, tack-weld into place, fully weld, and grind all corners smooth. Each student will make and take home a small grill. No experience needed.

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Orientation: Desktop 3D Printing – Lulzbot

August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$75

This beginner-friendly overview of dekstop 3D printing will walk you through taking a pre-made design file through the entire print process, learning about settings, control, and care for your 3D printer along the way. Many of these skills are transferable to other similar filament-driven desktop 3D printers.

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Welding Orientation: Pipe Bellows Campfire Tool

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
+ Google Map
$145

Create a durable steel tube campfire tool that helps you get fires started or kicked up with a blast of air, directed where you need it! No more bending down and getting smoke in your eyes! The hooks on the tip can be used to move burning wood around safely.

Find out more »

Bladesmithing – Start to Finish (4 Part Class)

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019 12:00 am

Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
+ Google Map
$400

Participants forge, grind, temper and finish a knife from a bar of high carbon steel. The knife will be finished using a wooden slab handle on the knife attached with brass rivets. This is a four week class. Be sure to note all class dates,The class begins on the first Wednesday of the month (August 7th). The second class occurs on the second Wednesday of the month (August 14th). The third class occurs on the third Wednesday of the month…

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Welding & Metal Bandsaw Orientation: Bookends

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
+ Google Map
$145

Learn how to cut, grind and MIG weld while making a simple bookend in this introduction level and tool orientation class. We will learn how to assemble and weld simple but attractive bookends while learning the fundamentals of welding. Students will be learning to tack weld, fully weld, grind edges and welds smooth, and plasma cut into metal.

Find out more »

Intro to Wood Carving III, Beginner Decorative Wood Chip Carving

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30pm, repeating until August 15, 2019 12:00 am

Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$100

This two-night class provides an introduction to wood chip carving, a decorative art used since the 1500's, which can adorn objects such as furniture, boxes, plates, bowls, or spoons. We'll explore a variety of techniques using simple decorative pieces.

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Orientation: Full Spectrum Laser

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$70

Our 80-watt Full Spectrum laser cutter & engraver expands your cut size options with a larger bed size (appx 48" x 36") and a pass-through Y-width, allowing advanced users to create repeating patterns of indefinite length.

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Intro to Wood Carving III, Beginner Decorative Wood Chip Carving

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:30pm, repeating until August 15, 2019 12:00 am

Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
+ Google Map
$100

This two-night class provides an introduction to wood chip carving, a decorative art used since the 1500's, which can adorn objects such as furniture, boxes, plates, bowls, or spoons. We'll explore a variety of techniques using simple decorative pieces.

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Stained Glass Workshop: Mid-Century Modern Window Hanging

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$130

Craft your own piece of Mid Century Americana in this workshop. Students will use the skills developed in Intro to Stained Glass to create a sleek Frank Lloyd Wright-style window hanging.

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Date Night: Pen Turning

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$135

It's a Date! In this class, you and your partner will learn how to cut pen blanks, drill and mount the blanks on the lathe, turn the pen barrels and apply a finish. The instructor will demo and review the process over dinner (homemade pizzas by the instructor, yum!). The final step will be assembling the pen. Brews and wine to be served upon completion of the class.

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Orientation: ShopBot CNC Router – Two Day Class

August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$90

Learn the basics of using our ShopBot CnC router. This 2-part class takes you through the process of creating a basic design and then walks you through the machining process. Day 1 of class focuses solely on the software (VCarve Pro), and day 2 gives you hands on experience with the machining process. The ShopBot can cut 2D, 2.5D, and basic 3D in materials like wood, metal, foam, and plastic in sizes up to 8’ x 4’ including full sheets…

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Bladesmithing – Start to Finish (4 Part Class)

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019 12:00 am

Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
+ Google Map
$400

Participants forge, grind, temper and finish a knife from a bar of high carbon steel. The knife will be finished using a wooden slab handle on the knife attached with brass rivets. This is a four week class. Be sure to note all class dates,The class begins on the first Wednesday of the month (August 7th). The second class occurs on the second Wednesday of the month (August 14th). The third class occurs on the third Wednesday of the month…

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Metal Shop Orientation: Tool Caddy

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
+ Google Map
$80

In this orientation to the metal shop, each student will build a handy tool caddy while learning the primary sheet metal handling tools at the shop. This course will cover all of the basic sheet metal tools and techniques: design and layout the project, cut metal to size using the jump shear, form the tray using a sheet metal brake. Learn to rivet as you attach the handle.​

Find out more »

Project Lab: Handmade Book Binding

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
+ Google Map
$75

The student will learn about the history and importance of bookmaking as well as completing a hands-on work session in which students will design and create their own book. Your book will be 5" x 7" with 50 blank pages and the cover can be blank, or if time allows, embellished. This project is fantastic for all skill levels and when combined with paper or printmaking can make a unique art object. Supplies will include take home tool kit and…

Find out more »

Stained Glass Landscape Box

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$80

Oh the places you'll go! This landscape box class is a skill builder - you should complete a beginner friendly class first before diving into this. Here you get to build your own mountainous landscape to live in your house!

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Skill Builder: Miter & Spline Joinery II – Box

August 26 @ 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 22, 2019 12:00 am at 6:30pm

One event on May 27, 2019 12:00 am at 6:30pm

One event on June 24, 2019 12:00 am at 6:30pm

One event on July 22, 2019 12:00 am at 6:30pm

One event on August 26, 2019 12:00 am at 6:30pm

Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
+ Google Map
$145 – $160

In this two evening class, you will get an opportunity to develop your wood shop skills and use the tools in the shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood! Some recent experience with woodworking projects is required. Joinery is a fundamental skill in woodworking that involves using different methods to join pieces of wood together to build more complex items. It is the essential part of many simple projects like boxes and picture frames as well…

Find out more »

Intro to SLA – 3D Printing with Resin

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$65

This beginner-friendly overview of our Formlabs 1+ 3D printer will walk you through the basic knowledge about what SLA is and how it works, while also demonstrating a resin print on the printer. You will walk away with an SLA print and learn about proper curing processes.

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Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Cast Shadow Lantern

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
+ Google Map
$155

Create a free-standing shadow casting lantern with a personalized cut out design in this intro to welding class. Instructor Casey Bradley Great For Ages 16+, Minors require a parent/guardian present for the entire class Beginners to those with some experience Makers wanting to get back into welding Skills Toolbox MIG Welding Welding Jig Angle Grinding Filing Plasma Cutting

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Bladesmithing – Start to Finish (4 Part Class)

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019 12:00 am

Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
+ Google Map
$400

Participants forge, grind, temper and finish a knife from a bar of high carbon steel. The knife will be finished using a wooden slab handle on the knife attached with brass rivets. This is a four week class. Be sure to note all class dates,The class begins on the first Wednesday of the month (August 7th). The second class occurs on the second Wednesday of the month (August 14th). The third class occurs on the third Wednesday of the month…

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Orientation: Trotec Laser Cutter and Engraver

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$66

Get started on our 120-watt Trotec laser, a versatile tool for cutting materials like wood, acrylic, fabric, paper and cardboard, and engraving materials such as wood, acrylic, metals, and glass. From prototyping flat-pack furniture, custom glassware or logo-emblazoned swag, to incredibly detailed art and jewelry, the laser is as instant gratification as you can get in fabrication.

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Orientation: Stained Glass Tools

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$75

Learn the basics of working with stained glass! You'll create a window hanging while learning how to cut, grind, and solder glass for your future projects.

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September 2019

Intro to Photography II, Camera Techniques

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$65

Refine your focus skills and your understanding of the exposure triangle. Discover why your lens choice is so important. Learn more about the technical side of creating photos. You will complete hands-on activities to review all of the skills in Photography I, Camera Crash Course and we'll move beyond the basics to learn about the technical details of white balance, the histogram, photo metadata, and metering modes.

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Maker Event: Save the Bees!

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Columbus,43215United States
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$75

Enjoy a pollinator influenced night out that includes bee-themed activities and refreshments. Learn about what you can do at home to help protect our bees and preserve the environmental chain that brings us dinner each night.

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