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Upcoming events

    • 2019-02-16
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

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    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Free weekly event, come in any time between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays or 9am and 12pm on Thursdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-02-16
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 5
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    Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


    Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


    Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


    • 2019-02-16
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 6
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    Cruces Creatives is looking for monitors!




    Monitors help members and guests, help keep the shop safe, and help maintain the shop.

    (And in case you didn't know - Cruces Creatives is currently run entirely by volunteers!)


    Front Monitors work in the front half of the building which includes the main area, the textile room, the audio/visual room, the multipurpose room, and the conference room.
    • 2019-02-16
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Conference Room and Classroom
    • 14
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    This workshop covers strategies for effective mentoring and offers an orientation to the HAZLO (“Make It/Do It”) Program, through which students work with community mentors to complete hands-on projects that the students propose. If you would be interested in helping students build life and academic skills through real-world projects, you’re invited to attend. As preparation for the workshop, please complete a mentor application form, available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZh7lo58Z3AI0bN7M15DjFfD1O_9J9ks_pVhfLFzBkJC9k-A/viewform.


    • 2019-02-16
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Electronics Room
    • 9
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    3D printing as a general technology has the potential to be a disruptive technology; by combining multiple conceptual elements of manufacturing, design, and material-science, 3d printers allow for bespoke and ad-hoc manufacturing on a desktop scale.

    An introductory level class on 3d printing. Basics of machine operation, software, and associated medias. Demonstrations of techniques, general knowledge, insight and tips from a self-proclaimed expert.

    This class will focus primarily on the skill of 3d printing, and not the design of 3d media. 

    Class details:

    >History, concepts, and types of 3D printers

    >3D file formatting concepts

    >Introduction to slicer software

    >In-depth function and purpose of slicer, application for prints

    >Basic machine parts, functions, and calibrations

    >Bed adhesion, Retraction, and other tricks

    Instructor details:

    Reese Luckie is the resident 3d printing guru at Cruces Creatives, as well as the main proprioter of Panders Prints, a full service 3d printing shop based in Las Cruces, NM

    What to bring:

    a laptop computer if available, 8 gig USB jump drive

    If you have a 3d printer you are encouraged to bring it!



    • 2019-02-18
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Cruces Creatives Board Meeting to cover basic business, finances, the next stages of growth, and more.


    • 2019-02-19
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Main Room
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    Learn practical ways to bring new life and value to your laptop, smartphone, or desktop computer.

    In this workshop, you will gain an understanding of how older technology compares to newer technology. Topics to be covered include:

    • Portable bootable operating system
    • Batteries, memory/RAM, hard drives, processors and bus speeds of these
    • Alternative uses of devices (e.g., embedding a smartphone in a door for a security camera)

    Bring a working laptop and any older technological equipment you’d like to explore upcycling.

    Ages: 18 and older, or 13-17 with a parent/guardian present

    Class cap: 8

    Cost: By donation at the door.

    About the Instructor

    Christopher Robin Consaul has worked in the computer science and tech industry for 10 years, and he has a longstanding passion for archaic tech and preventing electronic waste.


    • 2019-02-20
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Multipurpose Room
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    Learn the basics of making chainmail for function, fun, or financial gain. Patterns, practice techniques, and comparative methodologies will be taught. Leave the class with a chainmail scrubber, a dice bag, or the start of a full set of armor.

    Wear grubby clothes since the galvanized steel can be messy.

    Ages: 18 and older, 14-17 with parental permission, or 13 with a parent/guardian present.

    Cost: $18.50 for non-members, $16.65 for members

    About the Instructor

    Christopher Robin Consaul has been making chainmail, first as a hobby and then as a business, for almost 25 years.


    • 2019-02-21
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Free weekly event, come in any time between 9am and 12pm on Thursdays or 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-02-21
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Multipurpose Room
    • 5
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    Learn about ballet and gain a better understanding of this art form through an accelerated lesson followed by a small recital.

    This is a family program for children and young adults ages 3-24, as well as their parents/guardians.

    What to bring/wear:

    • Comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement
    • A participating parent/guardian (at least one parent/guardian per three children)

    Cost: $20/family

    Maximum Class Size: Five families

    A Note on Class Duration: This class will last approximately one hour, plus 10 minutes for each participating family. The extra time per family allows individualized instruction and feedback.

    About the Instructor

    Christopher Robin Consaul has practiced ballet for 30 years and served as a teacher and producer for 15.

    • 2019-02-21
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Audio-Visual Room
    • 3
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    condenser microphone in front of acoustic foam



    Learn everything you need to record basic audio in the Cruces Creatives sound booth. Through demonstration followed by hands-on practice in small groups, this course covers

    • How to choose the right equipment for your project
    • How to set up and test mixers, microphones, and cables
    • How to record audio in Audacity, an open-source digital audio workstation
    • How to use basic sound editing tools in Audacity
    • How to record basic audio in GarageBand
    • How to use basic sound editing tools in GarageBand

    No previous experience with recording or audio engineering is required. By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to record audio for your songs, podcasts, video voiceovers, or other projects.

    Cost: Free to members, $10 for general public

    Ages: 18 and older, or 12-17 with a parent or guardian

    About the instructor:

    Pat DeSimio is a songwriter who has worked with recording equipment and audio engineering software for about 15 years. He helped set up and equip the sound booth at Cruces Creatives.


    • 2019-02-21
    • 2019-03-14
    • 4 sessions
    • Textile Room
    • 4
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    Beginning Knitting 3: Knitting in the Round