Courses and workshops - PROGRAMME 2021-2022

ADULTS

85€
Introduction to woodworking with reuse

06.11.2021, 10:00-13:00h

During the course we will teach you how to use the different carpentry machines (both manual and tabletop) that we have at TransfoLAB BCN. At the beginning, we will talk about the different types of wood and what precautions to take into account when using reclaimed wood or from pallets. 

We will proceed with the characteristics and use of the most common woodworking machines:
- table saw
- miter saw

- band saw
- table planner
- biscuit joiner
- hand router
- belt sander
- rotary orbital sander

You will have the opportunity to work with each of them and learn how to manipulate different pieces of wood.
The course is a good base to start your own project or to participate in one of our furniture manufacturing workshops.

Number of participants: min 2/ max 3
Last date to apply: 2 days before the beginning of the course
Instructors: TransfoLAB BCN
Languages: Spanish, English

 
85€
Introduction to metalwork with reuse

During the course we will teach you how to use the different metalworking machines that we have at TransfoLAB BCN. At the beginning, we will talk about iron and what to take into account when working with recovered material.

We will proceed with the characteristics and use of the most common machines in metalworking:
- metal cutter
- grinder with cutting disc, grinding disc and thousand-blade disc
- welder with electrode
- welder with wire
- different clamps

You will have the opportunity to work with each of them and learn how to manipulate different pieces of metal.

The course is a good base to start your own project or to participate in one of our furniture manufacturing workshops.

Number of participants: min 2/ max 3
Last date to apply: 2 days before the beginning of the course
Instructors: TransfoLAB BCN
Languages: Spanish, English

 
 
95€
Stamped Sterling Silver Rings 

06.11.2021 10:00-12:30h

Fantastic class for beginners. Learn the basics of silversmithing while personalizing your own unique ring by adding text, symbols and/or textures! 

 

If you have any questions or would like to sign up please email slvoegele@gmail.com

Number of participants: max 5 plus instructor

Last date to apply: 05.11.2021

Instructors: Stephanie Voegele (www.stephanievoegele.com)

Languages: English

Level: Beginning - Intermediate

Age: 13+ years

 
53€
Learn how to write with iron wire

In this course you will learn how to write or draw with iron wire. Using a variety of hand tools, you can bring home your name or that of your loved ones. Or make your own drawing and shape it.

 

It is a perfect course to develop your artisan skills, and in the future create various details and decorative elements.

Number of participants: min 2/ max 6
Last date to apply: 21.10.2021
Instructors: ARTESANS & FERRO (https://artesans-en-ferro-rogeli-rull-teresa-boldu.business.site/)
Languages: Catalan, Spanish

115€
How to make objects with metal scraps

20.11.2021, 10:00-13:00

Introductory course in autogenous welding. At the beginning, we will talk about the different types of metals (copper, brass, iron etc) and their characteristics.


We will proceed with the characteristics of the autogenous welding machine and what to take into account when fusing different metals. We will finish with a practical part of joining several pieces of metal in one piece.

 

Number of participants: min 2/ max 3
Last date to apply: 18.11.2021
Instructors: ARTESANS & FERRO (https://artesans-en-ferro-rogeli-rull-teresa-boldu.business.site/)

Languages: Catalan, Spanish

 
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33€
CYCLE: Make your home healthier! - First session

09.11.2021, 18:30-20:00h

1-Improve your comfort, breathe healthy and take care with microbiology.


The vast majority of homes have environmental problems related both to construction and decoration materials, as well as to chemicals and technologies that are used on a daily basis. These problems affect the health of the people who live there. This cycle of workshops wants to identify the environmental problems that we can find in our homes and propose strategies to minimise them.


In the first workshop we will focus on the factors that affect the quality of the air and the indoor environment of our homes: humidity, temperature, paints, wood treatments, cleaning products, disinfectants, insecticides, etc.

 

Number of participants: min 8 / max 12
Registration deadline: 2 days before the beginning of the course
Instructors: Biohabita! (www.biohabita.net)
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English

Discount: 60€ for both of the sessions

 
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33€
CYCLE: Make your home healthier! - Second Session

2-Electricity, electromagnetic waves and light.


The vast majority of homes have environmental problems related both to construction and decoration materials, as well as to chemicals and technologies that are used on a daily basis. These problems affect the health of the people who live there. This cycle of workshops wants to identify the environmental problems that we can find in our homes and propose strategies to minimize them.


In the second workshop we will focus on the factors that define the electroclimate of our houses: electricity, Wi-Fi, telephone antennas, transformer stations, quality of light, types of lamps, etc.

Number of participants: min 8 / max 12
Registration deadline: 2 days before the beginning of the course
Instructors: Biohabita! (www.biohabita.net)
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English

Discount: 60€ for both of the sessions

 
 
125€
Stamped Sterling Silver Bracelet

20.11.2021, 10:00 - 12:30

Another great class for beginners! Design and personalize your own cuff bracelet with symbols and text of your choosing. After stamping learn the basics of forming metal and finishing. 

 

If you have any questions or would like to sign up please email slvoegele@gmail.com

Number of participants: max 5 plus instructor

Last date to apply: 19.11.2021

Instructors: Stephanie Voegele (www.stephanievoegele.com)

Languages: English

Age: 13+ years

ADOLESCENTS

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45€
Make your own Hawaii lamp

27.11.2021, 10:00-12:00

Come and make your own Hawaii lamp from reclaimed bicycle wheel.

We will start with a tour of the center and a brief introduction on creation with transformation and reuse. Then you will create and customize your Hawaii lamp. You will learn how to connect the lamp holder with the cable, find out what works and then join all the parts of the bicycle in a creative process. Basic tools (pliers, screwdriver and tweezers) will be used during creation.

In the end, you will not only have had the possibility of being a maker for a day, but you will also take a designer object to decorate your home.

Number of participants: min 3/ max 5
Last date to apply: 2 days before the beginning of the workshop
Instructors: TransfoLAB BCN
Languages: Spanish, English

Age: 14-18 years old

 
15€
Architecture for adolescents - Modelling

06.11.2021 16:00 - 18:00

Are you interested in design? Do you like architecture? We are going to learn design tools that will allow us to design from interiors and furniture to houses and cities. In this workshop we will learn about models in architecture, what they are for and how they are made. We are going to build a model in the workshop to put our hands in action. Previous experience is not necessary!

 

Number of participants: min 4, máx 10 

Registration deadline: 2 days before the beginning of the workshop

Instructor: Arquiniñ@s (http://www.arquininos.com/)

Languages: Spanish and English

Age: 12 - 17 years

 
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15€
Precious Plastic for adolescents

27.11.2021, 12:00 - 13:30

In our workshop, participants will learn the origin of plastics, what types exist with new trends such as bioplastics or compostable plastics, the importance of making responsible use and the consequences of not doing so. They are also interactive workshops, where attendees will participate directly in the recycling process by creating a keychain with the waste that they themselves will recycle and that they can take home as a gift.

 

Number of participants: min 12 / max 16

Registration deadline: 2 days before the beginning of the workshop

Instructors: Plàstic Preciós Barcelona (https://www.plasticpreciosbcn.org/)

Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English

Age: 10 - 16 years

 

CHILDREN

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15€
Energy? Efficiency? Sustainability! 

11.12.2021, 11:00 - 12:00

Do you know what energy is? How is it obtained? What is it for? ... And how does it affect the environment?

 

During the workshop, discover which alternative energies exist to the ones we use and how kinder they are to the environment.

 

Number of participants: min 8 / max 15

Registration deadline: 2 days before the beginning of the workshop

Instructors: Biohabita! (www.biohabita.net)

Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English

Age: 9 - 15 years

 
15€
Mobile? Tablet? Technological habits!

13.11.2021, 11:00 - 12:00

Do you know everything that happens when you play with your mobile? And with the touch tablet? And with the laptop? Do you use the wifi? The objective of this workshop is that children and young people make a technologically healthy use of this wireless communication system based on the knowledge of its physical principles of operation and how its use can affect health, social relationships and the environment.

 

Measurement devices will be used so that participants can visualize the electromagnetic waves invisible to the human eye that allow the existence of this communication technology.

 

Number of participants: min 8 / max 15

Registration deadline: 2 days before the beginning of the workshop

Instructors: Biohabita! (www.biohabita.net)

Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English

Age: 9 - 15 years

 
15€
Architecture for kids - A box is a house

06.11.2021 10:30-12:30

Do you like to build and design? Don't miss this opportunity to put creativity and imagination into action by playing in this super original workshop! We are going to design and build a house in a box and you will be able to take it home to continue playing! Do not miss it!

Number of participants: min 4, máx 10 

Registration deadline: 2 days before the beginning of the workshop

Instructor: Arquiniñ@s (http://www.arquininos.com/)

Languages: Spanish and English

Age: 6 - 11 years

 
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15€
Precious Plastic for kids

27.11.2021, 11:00 - 12:30

In our workshop, participants will learn the origin of plastics, what types exist with new trends such as bioplastics or compostable plastics, the importance of making responsible use and the consequences of not doing so. They are also interactive workshops, where attendees will participate directly in the recycling process by creating a keychain with the waste that they themselves will recycle and that they can take home as a gift.

 

Number of participants: min 12 / max 16

Registration deadline: 2 days before the beginning of the workshop

Instructors: Plàstic Preciós Barcelona (https://www.plasticpreciosbcn.org/)

Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English

Age: 8 - 12 years