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August 2017

Maker Showcase 2017

August 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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December 2017

Holiday Maker Market 2017

December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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Free

Ho-ho-holy cow! Can you believe it’s almost that joyous time of year once again? That special season when we escape from the nipping cold through the warmth of family and friends, and we take a break from the hectic pace of our everyday lives to let them know just how much we care. In honor of the giving spirit, Idea Fab Labs is very pleased to announce our second annual HOLIDAY MAKER MARKET! This special event is an open opportunity…

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February 2018

Optical Illusions — The Works of Lucas Rodriguez

February 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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Free

How do you decide what is real when you can’t trust your eyes? When form and depth become deceptive, how do you even know where you stand?   For our next gallery Idea Fab Labs is proud to present OPTICAL ILLUSIONS, a dazzling new collection of works from incubator artist LUCAS RODRIGUEZ that explore the shifting nature of perception and the plethora of parallel realities it can expose.   Well known for his vibrant and Rorschachian paintings, Lucas has pushed…

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April 2018

Lenses – The Works of Max Kokinakes

April 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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In this incomprehensibly-expansive existence of subjective realities we call life, the filter through which we perceive the world is just as important as what is perceived. For our next gallery exhibit, Idea Fab Labs is very pleased to host the debut of aspiring creator MAX KOKINAKES and his collection of works entitled “LENSES”. For months now Max has been toiling restlessly to assemble an artistic body of work that incorporates both his learned set of skills and his experimental aspirations,…

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June 2018

Taking Over: The Works of Christian V. Davila

June 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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Turn your eyes to the sky, spread your wings, and brace yourself for TAKING OVER, a new collection of uplifting pieces by CHRISTIAN V. DAVILA! For Idea Fab Labs’ next seasonal migration of fresh art, this crafter extraordinaire will be transforming our humble nest into a sanctuary for her whimsical yet graceful creations. Sculpted through methods both modern and ancient, then given the breath of life with a coating made from the recorded wisdom of many, these majestic creatures are…

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February 2019

Terraform: The Works of Elijah Pfotenhauer

February 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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When a human reaches out to lay their mark on the physical world around them, it is inevitable that the world reaches back. For our next gallery exhibition, Idea Fab Labs is proud to present TERRAFORM, a new collection of works from artist ELIJAH PFOTENHAUER that explores this reciprocal and symbiotic relationship between individual and environment. Built from wooden bones and acrylic flesh, this body of work stands as a living reflection of it’s creator, offering a stunning glimpse into…

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“Wilder Than Wild” Film and Panel Discussion

February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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$5

Film and Panel Discussion this Thursday, 8pm at Chico Idea Fab Labs. The filmmaker of Wilder Than Wild will be present. Also in conversation will be James Maynard, retired Hotshot Firefighter and Paradise resident who stayed behind to defend his home. Along with Stephen Graydon, retired smoke jumper and featured in the film. (Tickets are listed at $5, but know that no-one will be turned away for lack of funds, the hope is to cover travel cost for the filmmaker from…

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March 2019

Arduino Day 2019 March 16th

March 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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About Arduino Day 2019 Arduino Day is a worldwide birthday celebration of Arduino. It's a 24 hour-long event – organized directly by the community, or by the Arduino founders – that brings people together to share their experiences and learn more about the open-source platform. https://day.arduino.cc/ Who Can Participate? All user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, associations, teachers, professionals, and newbies are welcome. Idea fab lab Would like to welcome all community members To Arduino Day. Being a maker space we are adaptable to…

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