HONESDALE - The Stourbridge Project has announced three workshops to explain how to use a Gowforge Laser cutting machine.

The first date was August 7; the next two opportunities are on Tuesday, August 14 and Tuesday, August 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Stourbridge Project, 646 Park Street in Honesdale.

Learn beginning and intermediate skills on the Glowforge Laser cutting machine. Work on your own project hands-on with one-on- one instruction.

Cost: $20 materials fee, registration is required, at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=kh4mz7kab&oeidk=a07efj7ijif25a08877

These workshops are good for ages 13 and up. Underage people must be accompanied by an adult for the entire session.

The instructor, Lisa Glover, is a designer with a background in Engineering, Architecture and Fine Art. She has run three successful Kickstarter campaigns, created STEAM curricula for several summer camps, and is now helping millions of kids become makers through her work at Highlights for Children. Her passion is merging technology with craft to design creations that inspire kids of all ages.

USB Solar Charger workshop

Another workshop is planned Monday,  August 27, 4 to 7 p.m., entitled, Build Your Own Portable USB Solar Charger.

Learn how to build a solar powered charging station for your cell phone and other devices.
Space is limited and registration is required: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=kh4mz7kab&oeidk=a07efjsdmui6c174b17

The workshop gives the participant an understanding of all the components required to produce a portable USB power source and storage device.
On completion of the workshop, the student will be able to:

Understand how to hook up a simple Solar Cell Understand how to construct fused Lithium Ion Battery Pack (Tesla approach) Understand Li-Ion Battery Ratings Understand concept on Maximum Power Point for Solar Cell and a module used to gain it. Understand Battery Ratings Solder electronic modules Build their own USB Charger or Solar USB Charger

Individuals interested in learning about solar power, lithium Ion batteries and interested in electronics as hobby are encouraged to attend. Good for ages twelve and up, knowledge of middle school math is required. Underage individuals must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult who stays for the duration of the class.

The instructor, Anthony Komar, is an experienced Electronic, Software and Systems Engineer with experience that includes delivering training material at GE, Ford, CAT, Bombardier, and Visteon. Mr. Komar has served as leader in local Scout organization.

Photography Workshop

Master the techniques needed to transform your pictures into creative photographic expression.  In this four session workshop, Chip Forelli supplies you with the tools necessary to create compelling photography. The dates and topics follow; each session is on a Wednesday.

September 5 - Camera Controls: f stops, shutter speeds, depth of field, white balance. Composition: center of interest, emphasis, de-emphasis, distractions. Instructor shows his prints.

September 12 - Camera Controls in the Field: lens selection and how different lenses in conjunction with camera to subject distance dramatically change the relationship of subject elements, camera height and its effect on the image, exposure / histogram. Instructor does a slide show of straight (un-Photoshopped) images and finished (Photoshopped) images for comparison.

September 19 - Editing images in Camera Raw and Photoshop. Students present their work.

September 26 - Editing images in Photoshop. Students present their work.

Each session runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Stourbridge Project, 648 Park Street, Honesdale.

Space is limited and registration is required: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=kh4mz7kab&oeidk=a07efkl6nds1f5d0907

Instructor Chip Forelli’s photographic career encompasses 25 years as a professional photographer with international gallery representation and publication credits including the cover and a feature profile in Communication Arts as well as articles in Photo District News, Graphis, Lenswork and the New York Times Magazine.  He is an Associate Professor of Photography at the State University of New York, has taught at the International Center of Photography in New York City and the Maine Media Workshops in addition to leading independent workshops overseas.

For more information about these programs at the Stourbridge Project, contact Jess Wolk at jwolk@wpworkforce.org or call 570-390-7613.