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Are you intrigued by the world of 3D printing? If your answer yes, this class is for you!

During this hands-on workshop, artist Tom Burtonwood will show attendees how to operate and create items using a 3D printer. Tom will demonstrate 3D scanning and print an object scanned during the workshop. He will also provide an introduction to Tinkercad and Thingiverse. 

Each participant will also receive a preprinted 3D 'You Are Beautiful' piece designed by Matthew Hoffman, the curator of the global 'You Are Beautiful' campaign.

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You Are Beautiful is a bold and simple statement, established in Chicago in 2002. This powerful message has spread around the world, distributing over a half million stickers, along with generating countless projects to beautify neighborhoods in cities globally. The project is open to all, from established artists & designers, to inspired youth. No matter who is involved, the intention and enthusiasm remains unwavering.

Tom Burtonwood is an artist and educator based in Chicago. He teaches at the School of the Art Institute and Columbia College. Since 2009 he has developed a keen interest in all things digital fabrication. In February 2013, with partners Holly Holmes and Michael Moceri, Burtonwood will open "3D Printshop" Chicago's first retail store for 3d printed objects and hardware. "3D Printshop" will host classes and workshops teaching members of the public how to use 3D printers and the software to make their own kinds of awesome. Burtonwood has conducted workshops and demonstrations at The Art Institute of Chicago Museum, Chicago Ideas Week w. Makerbot, The Southside Hub of Production in Hyde Park and What It Is gallery in the Loop. He was invited by Makerbot to participate in #MET3D a hackathon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His 3D printed sculptures have been exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center, The Southside Hub of Production, Expo Chicago, Aqua Art Miami, Fountain Miami and Front Gallery in Brooklyn.