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SOLD OUT – Working with Acrylic Plastic Class – Free
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST – THIS CLASS IS FULL
Learn new skills and put them to work helping prepare exhibits for the museum immediately! All materials and equipment are provided for free. Class is taught by museum Exhibits team.
Acrylic plastic is bent to support exhibit labels and artifacts. The sides of a pre-cut strip of acrylic plastic are filed to remove rough edges. The center of the strip is then scored with a knife. The scored strip is heated until it begins to soften, and is bent by hand to the desired angle using a jig.
You must wear closed toed shoes – if you don’t you will be unable to participate due to safety requirements. Please note: This class requires use of sharp cutters and heated materials, if you are not comfortable with either of these, this class might not be for you!! Class requires some prolonged standing.
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