February

Women & Non-Binary Night: Wednesday, February 6, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

This program is open to women and non-binary individuals to become acquainted with the range of machines inside Ives Squared. CIRs Ryan and Jackie will show participants the basic instructions for the machines in the library and offer examples for how these tools can be used.

Click on the Resources tab for user manuals and guides for the equipment.

This folder contains a vector of a pig as well as some sample designs to make your own decoration for the lunar new year.

Bespoke Valentines: Wednesday, February 13, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Participants will use the laser cutter to create their own valentine’s working with a collection of historical examples as doilies. This program is designed to be hands-on and participants should come with a willingness to create.

Click here to view the presentation and here for a selection of downloadable templates.

Around the House: Wednesday, February 20, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

How can the tools at Ives Squared be used to help homeowners tackle their projects? In this ongoing series, CIRs Ryan and Jackie show how to create handmade stencils for innovative wall decorations. View the presentation here and a folder of wall stencil templates here.

Idea, Prototype, Production: Wednesday, February 27, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

CIRs Ryan and Jackie walk through the process of turning an idea into a realized product by using and refining design prototypes. This program will provide an in-depth view into how this process was used with the goal of encouraging participants to follow up with the CIRs about their own inquiries.