The Bench | Southwest Makers Symposium
July 26 – July 29
Beginning July 26th, The Bench: Southwest Makers Symposium offers workshops and over a dozen lectures by prominent names in the field of jewelry and metalsmithing.
We’ve re-opened registration to The Bench and its exclusive workshops. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today!
From RAW to Refined: Documenting 2D and 3D artwork with a DSLR
July 25 & July 26, 9 am – 4 pm
This intensive 2-day workshop covers the fundamentals of photographic documentation using a DSLR camera for both 2D and 3D media.
Soft Circuit Dolls
July 27, 9 am – 12 pm
Experience the satisfying feeling of creating an electric circuit using conductive threads and fabric that will put a sparkle in someone’s eyes. Led by Nicole Jacquard, participants create an interactive doll using conductive threads and fabrics.
Sustainable Belt Buckles
July 29 & July 30, 10 am – 4 pm
Learn how to make a unisex piece of jewelry that looks good while holding your pants up! Custom findings appropriate for recycled material buckles will be provided allowing us to incorporate found and recycled materials.
Business Coaching for Makers
July 29, 9 am – 1 pm
Heidi Lowe provides tools for you to have the most successful year to date. Covers mind reframing techniques, including meditation and visualization, as well as logistics so that you can put into motion the things you want to attract.