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Lamp Making

at The Makery - Brookline

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2 Sewall Ave
At Harvard St
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
Materials fee will be collected during the workshop & depends on the selected lamp design
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 9 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this crafts class:

In this two session class you will experience the making of a custom designed lamp using laser cutting, wood working, electrical wiring and artistic finishing techniques. Project partners welcome! Additional materials fees apply. Please see details below.

What we will do:

  • Learn a design program called Inkscape to create a custom design for your lamp shade
  • Learn about laser cutting to cut panels for your lamp shade
  • Create unique effects for the shade using paint, glass, paper backing and other materials
  • Learn basic woodworking while cutting, sanding and finishing a solid wood lamp base
  • Learn how to add hardware and wiring to electrify your lamp

Materials Fee:

A materials fee will be collected during the workshop and will depend on the selected lamp design and chosen base.

  • Box shade - $20
  • Dodecahedron shade - $30
  • Metal base - $15/$20(large)

Wood base and electrical components

  • Maple (small) - $20
  • Maple (large) - $30
  • Cedar (large) - $30
  • Walnut (small or large) - $30
  • LED Soft Light Bulb - $5

Partners: Come together!

You are welcome to come as a pair and work on one project. Fees apply per lamp and not per person. Please let us know if you will be working with a partner. Also note that you will be working together on one computer for the design portion.

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Refund Policy

Adult Programming:

Refunds minus 5% processing fee issued with written cancellation requests up to 15 days prior to the start date of the program. 50% credit toward another Makery program if cancellation within 15 days of the start of the program.


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