Winter Workshop Series

We are thrilled to announce our Winter Workshop Series!! Interested in learning how to use basic power tools, solder that broken lamp in your closet or learn how to use that sewing machine you got for a present 7 years ago? You’ve come to the right place! Our workshops aim to reduce waste by teaching people how to fix broken items, spruce up ugly things and repurpose common objects into new and interesting creations so they DON’T end up in the landfill. Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Rethink!  RSVP to!  You must get an email confirmation to attend any class!  They fill up fast!

Thursday, January 28th 6-8pm – Soldering 101 with Nelson Laffey – FULL
Sailor, tech guru, and RP regular, Nelson Laffey, will guide us through the basics of soldering. Do you have some malfunctioning power cords cables at home? Bring them with you to the workshop and Nelson will teach you how to repair them on your own with a simple soldering iron. Suggested $5 donation, all materials provided.

Thursday, February 4th 6-8pm – Mosaics 101 – FULL
Join our wonderful RP volunteer, Wanda as she shares her mosaic-skills. Wanda will show us the ins and outs of basic mosaic-making. Participants will leave with an understanding of the mosaic process and their very own 4×4 mosaic! Suggested $5 donation, all materials provided.

Thursday, February 11th 6-8pm – DIY Kitchen Solutions
Join RP volunteer extraordinaire, James Shilling for an enlightening workshop on DIY kitchen solutions. Build your own compost container and fridge magnets, and learn tips on how to organize your kitchen with repurposed materials! Suggested $5 donation, all materials provided.

Thursday, February 18th 6-8pm – Art From E-Waste
Come hang out with the art-making, tuba-playing, RP-volunteering sensation, Ernie Williams, and learn how to make fun and practical art from Ewaste. Ernie will teach us how to deconstruct junk electronics to make neat new stuff, like pieso pickups and LED lasers. Suggested $5 donation, all materials provided.

Thursday, February 25th 6-8pm – Clothing Repair 101
Come learn to use a sewing machine with our modest but sew skilled staffer, Lynn Polke, and RP volunteer superstar, Brooke Nantz. Lynn and Brooke will teach the basics of sewing and clothing repair. Do you have some clothes that need mending or taking in? Bring them to the workshop for help from these pros. Suggested $5 donation, all materials provided.

Thursday, March, 3rd 6-8pm – Power Tool Literacy for Ladies
The patriarchy (and adult supervision) may have kept us from learning how to wield power tools when we were little girls, but nothing is stopping us now that we’re grown women! Join yours truly, C. Carnes, for the shelf-building adventure of a life-time. By the end of the class, participants will have built a shelf they can take home to use, and should leave with a basic understanding of how to use power drills and skill saws. Suggested $5 donation, all materials provided.

Thursday, March, 10th 6-8pm – Upcycle Michael
RP co-founder and building guru, Mike Myers, will lead an informative workshop on repurposing. More details tba. Suggested $5 donation, all materials provided.

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