Watercolor Portraits
Aug
24
12:00am12:00am
RTP

Watercolor Portraits

Host: Nelson Lorico

Location: The Design Bar

For August’s Spare Time Shares,  learn how to turn photos into beautiful watercolor portraits

Learn how to make boring pictures of your face into dreamy watercolor art portraits using masking fluid.

What you need:

1. Select a picture you like to use and adjust the contrast. Print it out in the size of 5x5 inch.

or

2. Send your picture to @nlorico before Aug 10 and he will complete those steps  for you.

Example


Contact Clara MacDonell or reach out on Slack #spare-time-rtp if you have any questions.

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Art Walk
Jul
20
12:00pm12:00pm
RTP

Art Walk

Hosts: Jacquie Goyena & Clara MacDonell

Location: RTP Campus

Since the RTP building is covered in a random assortment of art… July’s Spare Time Share will involve an “Art Walk” through campus. For this art crawl, we will break up into teams and go on a scavenger hunt to find certain pieces of art that are hung up in our building.

Each team will be given a basket with cards that have a picture of the art as well as a special treat. The teams will walk around and try to find all of the pieces of art while discussing different aspects of the art.  

After teams have completed the art crawl, we will come back to the studio and talk about the art that we saw (if we go over in time we will have a follow up “share” to talk about the art).

Bring comfy shoes for walking, an open mind, and a (semi)critical eye :)


Contact Clara MacDonell or reach out on Slack #spare-time-rtp if you have any questions.

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Clay Projects
Jul
11
4:30pm 4:30pm

Clay Projects

Host: Adaoha Uzoho-Onyekwelu

Location: Agile Cafe

Have you wanted to try your hands at a clay project? Come join us July 11 to use a slab building technique to make sushi plates, cheese boards, or other similar tray. No experience necessary. We will roll out slabs, add texture or design pattern, and then build the rims or feet using the technique shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3YsATFRPWU

Because the clay needs to be fired and glazed, this spare time project will take two sessions: July 11 to make the plates, and another August 1 to glaze the pieces once fired. Make sure to enroll so that we can plan supplies accordingly.


Contact Adaoha Uzoho-Onyekwelu or reach out on Slack #spare-time-rtp if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

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Draw Using Code
Jun
22
12:30pm12:30pm

Draw Using Code

Host: Lily Chen

Location: 5th Floor Cafe, 75 Binney

Learn how to create elaborate illustrations using just CSS, with no visual design skills necessary! We'll go from some basic shapes and head straight into making something to be proud of. We'll even animate it to really impress. No setup necessary--just bring you and your computer!


Contact Jake Green or reach out on Slack #spare-time-cambridge if you have any questions.

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Embroidery 101
Jun
13
5:15pm 5:15pm

Embroidery 101

$20 | Venmo Noelle Hoffman (Noelle-Hoffman) or pay in cash

Host: Jessica Tremblay

Location: 7th Floor Red Butcher Block

What you're paying for

  • 101 instruction from Jessica
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needles
  • Fabric
  • Snacks and drinks

What to expect

Come learn the basics of embroidery to get you started on working on a stitched masterpiece!  We will run through different types of stitches and get you started with your very own 3" hoop and pattern to take home.


Contact Noelle Hoffman or reach out on Slack #spare-time-austin if you have any questions.

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Paper Crafts
Jun
8
12:00pm12:00pm
RTP

Paper Crafts

Host: Justin Teasley

Location: Maker Space

This June, Justin Teasley will be leading a Sparetime Shares on paper craft. He will bring some templates for people to work off of but will also cover paper craft’s different uses as well as how people can make their own.

First 10 - 15 minutes : intro  

Last 20 - 40 minutes : craftin’ time

Supplies will be provided, you only need to bring your creative spirit!


Contact Clara Macdonell or reach out on Slack #spare-time-rtp if you have any questions.

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DIY Succulents
Jun
8
12:00pm12:00pm

DIY Succulents

$5 | Venmo Paula Le (Paula-Le) or pay in cash

Host: Raissa Xie, Lucie Wu, and Marco Di Costanzo

Location: 7th floor cafe

What you're paying for

  • Instruction from the leads
  • A succulent or cactus
  • Potting supplies
  • Painting materials

What to expect

Pot your own succulents or cactus so you can have a little plant pal with you on your desk (or bring home). We'll be painting pots too so that each one is unique and has your own personal flair to it! $3 contribution to participate but you get a plant buddy out of it!


Contact Paula Le or reach out on Slack #spare-time-sf if you have any questions.

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Mug Decorating
May
25
12:00pm12:00pm

Mug Decorating

$2 | Venmo Paula Le (Paula-Le) or pay in cash

Host: Weina Chen

Location: 7th floor cafe

What you're paying for

  • Instruction from the lead
  • A mug
  • Decorating supplies

    What to expect

    Frustrated that there are never any cups in the kitchen? Come join us for our next Spare Time Share where we’ll be decorating mugs so that you don’t have to worry about the flaky cup supply AND you can help save the environment! We’ll provide the decorating supplies and can also provide a mug for you to decorate for $2, or you can bring your own mug!


    Contact Paula Le or reach out on Slack #spare-time-sf if you have any questions.

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    Mail Art
    May
    23
    4:00pm 4:00pm

    Mail Art

    Host: Meghan McGrath

    Location: 705 Agile Cafe

    Learn about the history of “mail art” (which began in New York in the 1950s) and make some of your own! Meghan will bring envelopes, postcards, stamps, and art supplies—all you need to bring is some creativity and the address of someone you’d like to send mail to!


    Contact Adaoha Uzoho-Onyekwelu or reach out on Slack #spare-time-pok if you have any questions.

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    Let There Be Light: Simple Circuits
    May
    22
    5:00pm 5:00pm

    Let There Be Light: Simple Circuits

    Host: Logan McCaul

    Location: 7th floor red butcher block

    Come build a small desk lamp while learning about simple circuitry and crafting with paper. In this share you will learn how to solder a battery, led, and switch together and then attach it to your own hand made design out of paper creating a custom and fun desk lamp. Supplies provided, but if you have a favorite object you want to turn into a lamp feel free to bring it!


    Contact Noelle Hoffman or reach out on Slack #spare-time-austin if you have any questions.

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    Zentangle
    May
    11
    12:00pm12:00pm
    RTP

    Zentangle

    Host: Kayla White

    Location: Design Bar

    Feeling stressed out? Come get zen with me! 

    The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.


    Contact Clara MacDonell or reach out on Slack #spare-time-sf if you have any questions.

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    Austin X San Francisco Postcard Exchange
    May
    11
    12:00pm12:00pm

    Austin X San Francisco Postcard Exchange

    Host: Noelle Hoffman

    Location: 7th floor Gotham

    Spare Time is having it's first (of many) postcard exchange with the San Francisco studio! Everyone is welcome to participate. Spare Time postcards will be provided all you have to do is show up and make one. Send a postcard and receive a postcard, it's that easy!

    This hour long event is available to you if you want to come and make a postcard with the group. If you can't make the event, you can still pick up a postcard and make it in your own time. All postcards will be returned at the end of the month to be sent over to San Francisco.


    Contact Noelle Hoffman or reach out on Slack #spare-time-austin if you have any questions.

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    San Francisco X Austin Postcard Exchange
    May
    11
    12:00pm12:00pm

    San Francisco X Austin Postcard Exchange

    Host: Paula Le

    Location: 7th floor cafe

    Spare Time is having it's first (of many) postcard exchange with the San Francisco studio! Everyone is welcome to participate. Spare Time postcards will be provided all you have to do is show up and make one (you can also print images too if you're more comfortable with that). Send a postcard and receive a postcard, it's that easy!

    This hour long event is available to you if you want to come and make a postcard with the group. If you can't make the event, you can still pick up a postcard and make it in your own time. All postcards will be returned at the end of the month to be sent over to San Francisco.


    Contact Paula Le or reach out on Slack #spare-time-sf if you have any questions.

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    Post-It Party
    May
    4
    12:30pm12:30pm

    Post-It Party

    Host: Jake Green

    Location: 5th Floor Cafe

    The international movement of IBMers who love to make is here. Spare Time is coming to Cambridge! Our first Spare Time Share is a Post-It Party! Come join us on May 4th in the 5th floor cafe to take a breather from your work day, meet other IBMers, and make!

    What is Spare Time you might ask?

    Spare Time offers an opportunity to bring together our creative community through workshops and projects. On a monthly basis, different people give short "share" workshops on how to make certain things. Anyone can host a "share."

    IBM cultivates a vibrant community of makers and doers. This movement brings together these creatives on one platform and gives them the tools they need to pursue their passions.

    Whether you’re passionate about programming, building, drawing, making jewelry, soldering, or just tinkering in your garage, Spare Time is the place for you to be. As a culture we promote empowered diverse teams, so everyone is welcome to join the fun!


    Contact Jake Green or reach out on Slack #spare-time-cambridge if you have any questions.

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    Linocut Printing
    Apr
    20
    12:00pm12:00pm
    RTP

    Linocut Printing

    Lead By: Clara MacDonell

    Location: Maker Space

    For April’s Spare Time Shares Clara MacDonell will be teaching the group how to create linocut prints. This workshop will teach you methods for carving a linoleum block, creating a design, and transferring your print onto paper. The tools will be provided so all you have to do is show up! 


    Contact Clara MacDonell or reach out on Slack #spare-time-rtp if you have any questions.

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    Paper Casting
    Apr
    18
    4:30pm 4:30pm

    Paper Casting

    Lead By: Cheryl Loughlin

    Location: Agile Cafe

    We will make our own paper castings out of cotton linter, clay, and water, cast it in a variety of molds, dry it in the microwave, and then decorate it to create ornaments and special greeting cards.


    Contact Adaoha Uzoho-Onyekwelu or reach out on Slack #spare-time-pok if you have any questions.

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    Post-It Party
    Apr
    6
    12:00pm12:00pm

    Post-It Party

    Lead by: Paula Le

    Location: 7th Floor Cafe

    Spare Time is coming to San Francisco! Come join us a Post-It Party this Thursday in the 7th floor cafe to take a breather from your work day, meet other IBMers, and make!

    What is Spare Time you might ask?

    Spare Time offers an opportunity to bring together our creative community through workshops and projects. By joining, you will become part of a network of talented IBMer’s and connect our studio with the broader Spare Time community.

    IBM cultivates a vibrant community of makers and doers. This movement brings together these creatives on one platform and gives them the tools they need to pursue their passions.

    Whether you’re passionate about programming, building, drawing, making jewelry, soldering, or just tinkering in your garage, Spare Time is the place for you to be. As a culture we promote empowered diverse teams, so everyone is welcome to join the fun!


    Contact Paula Le or reach out on Slack #spare-time-sf if you have any questions.

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