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Rust Temple Clean, Upgrade, Make Art and Chill

Come on by for the first in house Rust Temple event since the pandemic hit. The event is open to all current Rust Temple members. This is a chance to come and hang, and help us clean/prepare the Rust Temple to address some concerns that an inspector had recently. There will be chances to help upgrade common spaces to make them more usable for everyone, as well as time to hang out and make art.

12pm-3pm: General cleaning/addressing inspectors concerns.

3pm-4pm: Upgrading common spaces.

5pm-6pm: Foods and general hang/ art making.

There will be food

There will be drink (hopefully)

There will be a timelapse being made of the events.

Participation is fully optional

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Learn to mend your beloved socks and sweaters!

In this class we will go over a brief history of darning around the world, how to pick the correct darning style, fiber, and tools for your particular project as well as two versatile darling techniques.

Our hour and a half long class will contain two demonstrations, one for a style of darning that will patch a hole and one for a style of darning that will reinforce a larger area of fabric (with or without a hole) Recommended supplies for the class include: A knitted garment with a hole in it and one where the fabric is wearing thin. (often found in elbows or armpit-areas of sweaters or heel areas of socks ) A sewing needle with a large eye preferably at least 1.5” long, I recommend darning, embroidery, or yarn needles. Yarn, embroidery floss, or shishiko thread that can fit through the eye of your needle Something to hold her fabric taught while you were stitching it such as a cup, jar, embroidery hoop. No darning egg needed! Although we will be focusing on knitted objects in this class both techniques will also work for woven fabric. Or $10 (plus shipping) Will get you: An embroidery hoop A yarn needle A darning needle A small skein of 100% cashmere yarn A small skein of cotton yarn Three skeins of embroidery floss If you have questions or concerns about mending a particular garment, or would like assistance picking the correct fiber for your particular project before class begins do not hesitate to contact me at

Time: Saturday March 13th 3PM


Cost: $20 for the class $10 for materials.

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Introduction to Linux, GNU, and The Wacky World of Free Open Source Software

Do you feel confused by computers?

Are you interested in using computers that don’t explicitly spy on you?

Interested in learning more about computers that aren’t mac or windows in a friendly environment?

Interested in a world that’s less like Black Mirror and more like the famous 1995 film Hackers?

Then this is the class for you!

Get in touch with the history of of third party operating systems, their triumphs and their shortcomings.

Learn how to install Linux on a flash drive, an old laptop, or your own personal computer.

Learn about free/ethical alternatives to costly programs like Microsoft Word, Photoshop, Facebook and Twitter.

This class will be taught in a live virtual setting through The Rust Temple School by Hampshire alum, teacher, and software engineer, Wouter Schievink who has been using Linux exclusively for over 15 years.

Skill level: Beginner

Price: $20

Date/Time: 2/27 3pm EST class is two hours long

Deadline to Signup: 2/27

Materials (optional): Flashdrive and/or old computer/laptop

If you would like to sign up, or if you have any questions email

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Foundations in Self Directed Learning in Game Development

Game development is an endeavour in constant learning, discipline, experimentation, trial and error. It is primarily a self-directed learning experience. The goal of this class is to help students get started and leave with an understanding of how to proceed with their own learning in making games. We’ll be learning the open source game engine, Godot, touching the range of concepts that make a game, with hands-on learning through coding practical examples. The other half of class will be oriented toward: how to be thinking about game making, how to ask the right questions, and where to find resources that’ll answer said questions. This class presumes students will have no knowledge of game development or coding. It’s planned as a prerequisite for a series of focused classes that go into more detail into game development. Having a community is just as vital to learning, to share your projects, to support and find support in your work. Current and former students will be welcomed to participate in an online forum for ongoing support and motivation as well as welcoming collaboration and cross pollination of ideas hosted by Rust Temple.