Design & Grind: Build Your Own Skateboard for Ages 16+ at MODA – April 2, 2022

Join a class of creative adults and MODA instructors and build your own skateboard.
In this action-packed 3-hour studio, you’ll assemble and customize your very own skateboard right here at the museum.
MODA will supply a skateboard deck, wheels, trucks, tape and materials to create custom skateboard graphics.
As we work, we’ll discuss the origins, history and basics of skateboarding, safety best practices, different skating styles, skate fashion and more! Once the course is over, you will have a unique board to take home and ride!

What you will learn:
How Skateboarding Began and How Skateboards Became Sites of Visual Expression for Skateboarders
How to build a skateboard, including how all the parts fit together, how to customize the board to suit your needs, and how to make any necessary adjustments
Ways to apply graphics to your board, including making stencils and paint marker art
How to apply masking tape and create cool patterns with it
How to maintain your skateboard
How skateboarding inspired a new field in the fashion design industry
$125 / $112 for MODA members. Fee includes a hands-on lesson in how to make a skateboard and all necessary supplies. Participants will leave with an assembled skateboard after the class.

*PLEASE NOTE – This class does not involve a skating lesson or practice time of any kind. Skating is an incredibly fun, challenging and diverse sport, but it must be practiced safely. Failures are inevitable! For more information on proper safety equipment, check out these links: helmets, pads, shoes.
Thomas Hayes recently completed a degree in Sustainable Urban Design at NYU. His specialties include sustainability + climate change and green activism. He is also an avid skater and gardener! Before attending New York University, he worked for the Rosensteil School at the University of Miami, researching Atlantic sailfish. He also has over 8 years of experience as an archery and rowing coach – and he skates!
Since graduating magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee in 2017 with a BS in Business Analytics, Ross Landenberger has worked in digital marketing and consumer research for clients in the museum and retail industries. retail such as the Whitney Museum of American Art and Jamestown Properties. In early 2020, he joined the Museum of Design Atlanta team as Marketing Manager where he brings his analytical skills to creative marketing. He’s also a skateboarder and a photographer!
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