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upcoming classes

check back soon for more spring classes!  

Want to learn something else? Let us know & you'll receive first access for new class sign ups!

recent events


Make a laminated cutting board, and in the process, learn to set up and safely operate the most commonly-touched machines in a wood shop

March 19 & 26 (Wed 6-9p)
March 29 & April 5 (Sun 11a-2p)


Learn the ancient technique of block printing, and go home with a whole new skill to continue exploring

Saturday, April 1 (11a-3p)


Learn how to safely operate an induction forge, use an anvil, hammer and tong, and go home with a decorative hook

Sunday, March 19 (2-5p)


Learn to set up and safely use our 3D printers

Saturday, March 25 (11a-1p)


Design & build a small cabinet, with traditional joinery used to secure a solid face frame to plywood carcass

April 16 & 23 (Sundays 10a-3p)


Join us to repurpose server tower units into indoor mobile garden boxes. Free, all welcome!

Saturday, April 22 (10a-4p)


 Hammer form the bowl of the copper spoon and use our induction forge to taper, shape and bend a steel handle

Saturday, April 29 (12-4p)

Basic Use and Safety

hourly rates:
$75 non-member/$60 member

Learn the basic set up, safety and use of machines in the shops. In order to be cleared to use industrial and advanced manufacturing machines, you must show basic proficiency and knowledge of safety and use of each machine you want to use. Use clearance may be granted through demonstrated knowledge of machinery or by taking a BUS class.

For now, our workshops in industrial machinery are limited to ages 18+.  Some non-industrial machine classes such as laser cutting or 3D printing are suitable for ages 13+. If you are unsure, just ask. 

Popular options are:

MIG welding (minimum 2 hours basic intro)

Metalshop Accessory Saws and Tools 1 (1 hour)

Metalshop Accessory Bending and Shaping tools (1 hour)

Woodshop- Tablesaw/Planer/Jointer (min 1 hour)

Ultimaker 3D printer (1 hour)

Formlabs 3D resin printer (1 hour)

Laser Cutting (1 hour)

Industrial Sewing Machines- walking foot and straight stitch (1 hour)

Ask about any other equipment and we can arrange it. 

email to schedule a lesson


Advanced Skills Classes

hourly rates:
$75 non-member/$60 member

Go above and beyond basic use and safety. We are doing these at the same rate as BUS classes but generally expect that you will need at least a two hour lesson to start. Machining classes may need at least 3 hours, depending on the skill level of the student. 

MIG welding 

TIG welding 

O/A welding


Manual milling machine 

Machine lathe

Advanced carpentry/woodworking

Due to Covid-19, all industrial classes are currently private and arranged by emailing

Family & Group Programming

We offer workshops for families at both locations. For now, most of these are being held online. We are hosting some group workshops outdoors at our Staten Island location in MakerPark. 

We have many family days each summer that are completely free! Events are listed on Eventbrite.


Kids Programming

 We want to teach children to have hands on experience through STEAM!

We host many summer camps and MiniMaker days which are one day intensives for a variety of age groups.


We are always updating our calendar with new kids summer events and afterschool events during the school year.  

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