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Wednesdays in the Workshop: DIY Metalworking: Making a Metal Keychain




James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23284


The VCU Libraries Innovative Media department presents Wednesdays in the Workshop. The equipment and spaces in the Workshop are free and open to all members of the VCU community. Stop by each Wednesday for hands-on demonstrations of the proper usage of resources, services and workspaces. All Wednesdays in the Workshop run from 3 to 4 p.m. and are held in the Workshop in the lower level of Cabell Library unless otherwise noted.

The series is free and open to all. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. For special accommodations, please contact VCU Libraries Innovative Media at (804) 827-3594.


Sept. 5
Introduction to Game Design
Learn about different game engines and the diverse skills needed to make games. 

Sept. 12
Beginning Animation
Learn the processes used to make anything look like it's moving.

Sept. 19
Video Production 101
How to record, plan and edit your next video masterpiece.

Sept. 26
Immersive Storytelling with 360 Videos
Hands-on introduction to how to create 360 videos for virtual reality environments. 

Oct. 3 
Sewing Machine 101: For the Total Beginner 
Your complete introduction to the sewing machine and how it works. 

Oct. 10 
How to Make an Image Transfer to Wood, Fabric and More
Learn techniques to transfer images onto finished and unfinished wood, glass, metals fabric, tile, leather and more.

Introduction to Electronics: DIY Banana Piano with Arduino
Learn how to use common electronic components, basic soldering techniques and put together a banana piano using Arduinos.

Oct. 24
DIY Pop-up Books
Learn paper engineering techniques that make your cut-outs move.

Oct. 31
Halloween Green Screen Photobooth!
* 1–4 p.m.
Stop by the Workshop to get your picture taken in front of a spooky background. Costumes encouraged but not required. 

Nov. 7
Synthesizers 101: Making New Electronic Sounds
Explore new sonic worlds with synthesizers, which give you the power to create any sound imaginable with one tool.

Nov. 14
Introduction to Interactive Mapping in ArcGIS
* Located in the Cabell Library Lecture Hall (Room 303)
ArcGIS Online is an online, interactive mapping tool that lets you visualize, storytell and share data. Learn the fundamentals of how to access and use ArcGIS Online as a communication and teaching tool.

Nov. 28
DIY Metalworking: Make a Metal Keychain
Learn how to use rivets and other metalworking techniques while making a metal keychain to take home. All supplies provided.

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VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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