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Take a deep dive into all things fabrication and Derby-related! This is a great opportunity for teams of all levels to get expert advice about making your dream machine a reality.
– Learn about a variety of fabrication/Derby-construction techniques and tricks, and get expert advice on making your dream machine a reality!
– Bring your work-in-progress, sketches, notes, etc. for some one-on-one guidance!
– Get tours of the mind-boggling Frank’s Kitchens/FK Productions space!
– Followed by a happy hour at Atlantis the Lost Bar – great specials on all PBC beers on tap!
Frank’s Kitchens is a multidisciplinary art collective focused on inspiring and driving creative expression and community building. Here you can create things out of any material, any size, any shape; you are limited only by your imagination. With its new location on Frankford Ave just past Lehigh Ave, the facility has a full wood working, metal working and machine shop as well as custom built private artist studios.
THE INSTRUCTOR: John Spetrino
John Spetrino is a trained mechanical engineer who graduated from Drexel University with a concentration in design & fabrication. John started his career as a design engineer worked for various major corporations before deciding to quit his job and follow his passion; art fabrication, inspiring others and community creation. John opened a fabrication studio and hasn’t looked back since.
In Philadelphia, John has been involved in numerous community building endeavors including the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, Trenton Ave Art Festival, Frankford Ave First Friday and The Philadelphia Experiment. In addition to his design and fabrication business, John manages community artist spaces including Frank’s Kitchens, an artist collective with a community driven fabrication studio. John also is a council member on the art department for the Burning Man Festival in Nevada. He serves artists from around the world through engineering consultations, design decisions, safety reviews, and supports all large-scale art projects that are placed at the event.
One of the locals favorites, Atlantis The Lost Bar is the host of this workshop after-party. Join us at the corner of Hagert & Frankford right across the street from the brewery for specials on Philadelphia Brewing Company beers. Play some pool, sit back, relax and mingle with other derby enthusiasts.