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March 2017

Gallery Exhibition – Urban Shamanism – The works of Ma Tan ft InSpirala

March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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Free

Somewhere between the openly sprawling magic of the natural world and the intricate precision of technology lies the human experience. For our next incubator artist exhibit, IDEA Fab Labs is proud to present URBAN SHAMANISM, a daring exploration of this inescapable duality by award-winning inventor and Forbes under-30 entrepreneur Matan Berkowitz and artisan craftress InSpirala. Utilizing the contradictory yet symbiotic connection between organic and inorganic mediums including wood, resin, living plants and interactive electronics, these works are an open dialog…

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Art Marketing Boot Camp: 6 week course

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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$195

A 6 week hands-on branding, marketing, & sales strategy class. Turn your art into a sustainable income using proven step-by-step sales methods based on your work, personality, style, and approach with people. Participants from all career levels & disciplines will find practical guidelines for running an art business.

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Autodesk Maya 3D Animation and Modeling: Classes 5-8 of 16

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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$80.00

This class is intended to jumpstart your learning and experience in 3D & potentially, virtual reality. This program is an industry standard for creation in 3D modeling, animation, game design, movie production, and more.

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April 2017

Introduction to DJ Mixing & Performance

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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$20.00

This workshop is designed to introduce students to the basic methods and technical knowledge required for mixing electronic music.

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Introduction to Raspberry Pi

April 27 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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$10.00

This class introduces the Raspberry Pi hardware, operating systems, and programming environments. Led by Instructor Scott Franzyshen, an IT professional for 20+years

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Pinhole Photography Workshop

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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$15.00

Pinhole camera are lensless, very simple, & fun! Celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day by building your own pinhole camera, taking a photo, & posting it to the web, You’ll be joining thousands of other pinhole photography artists and enthusiasts around the world.

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June 2017

Gallery Exhibition – Altars of the Elements – The works of Johnny Dutro

June 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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With infinite patience, the fury of fire and adaptable might of water assault the stoney edges of what is. Ultimately, cracks begin to slither across the calcified walls of experience and circumstance until, with one miraculous gasp, the shadowed womb of possibility bursts forth revealing greatness once thought to be unachievable. A finer form is realized, and the cycle begins anew. For IDEA FAB LAB’s next exhibition, we are proud to welcome back return incubator artist JOHNNY DUTRO and his…

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August 2017

Maker Showcase 2017

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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Free

Explore what Chico makes at the third annual IFL Maker Showcase! This event aims to highlight innovation and experimentation across a variety of creative realms and to celebrate what makers do — what they make, how they make it, and the enthusiasm and passion that drives them. Enjoy a full gallery of community submitted art, various exposés, demonstrations, workshops, and take something home from one of many vending booths! This event is family-friendly and free to attendees. IFL Arts will…

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September 2017

How to: Comics and Photoshop

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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$40

  Love comics or comic art? How about concept art? Would you like to know the basics of Photoshop? This class will give you the tools needed to make your own comic, logo, concept art or gallery print works! In this class students get to create a work of art, starting with ink and paper and then digitizing it and adding color and details, learning more advanced and particular techniques for each of their individualized projects. Learn the industry's most…

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CorelDraw for the Laser Cutter

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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$15

Learn CorelDRAW! This 2 hour class will go from the very beginning into intermediate lessons. Learn the fundamental software skills that will enable you to use the laser printer here at IFL, and create your ideas with ease!

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