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Free toy modding class with artist Lily Black at 1 AM Gallery in SF on 8/4/09

3:00 PM on 08.03.2009
Free toy modding class with artist Lily Black at 1 AM Gallery in SF on 8/4/09 photo

Undoubtedly, one of the coolest parts of working at (or reading, for that matter) Tomopop is getting a look at all the incredible custom pieces out there. We see a lot of truly amazing stuff, and we're always on the lookout for more. If you've thought about getting your feet wet in the great pool of DIY toymaking, 1 AM Gallery in San Francisco runs a series of classes that can help you do just that.

This week, artist Lily Black will be stopping by to show you how he does his thing. You'll get a look at the tools, techniques and methods with which he creates awesome customs like the ones you see above, and the class will be followed up with a Q&A session to cover anything you might have missed. Oh, and did I mention it was totally free? I should probably do that. Ahem. It's free.

The session begins tomorrow, August 4th and runs from 4pm until 6pm. If you're in the area, you can hit the jump for the address and assorted vital info. And if you can't make it, 1 AM does this sort of thing all the time, so keep an eye on their website to see what classes are coming up next. Now, go forth and learn to make awesome things for us to look at.


Curious about how to design your own custom toy like the ones in the
image below?

Then attend a FREE class with amazing artist/ teacher Lily Black.
Lily teaches a class on toy modification at 1 AM art gallery. Get a
FREE, LIVE demo on toy modification and following the demo will be a Q
& A session with the artist himself. Don’t miss out on a chance to
learn something new and get a taste of what 1 AM classes have to

“Really it’s a micro shop skills class built around what ever the
project toy of the class is.  Razor saws, X-acto knives, files, etc.
and painting techniques all get explained with an emphasis on safe and
cheap ways to do things.”-Lily

WHEN: Tuesday, August 4, 4-6pm
WHERE: 1000 Howard st.(cross street is 6th st.), San Francisco, CA, 94103

Want more information on Lily Black? Visit the following site:

Interested? Got questions? Call (415) 861-5089 or e-mail Class
Coordinator Gina at:

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