FALL 2023 classes
Learn to set up and safely use our laser cutters
Wednesday, September 6 (3-4:30p)
Saturday, September 16 (10-11:30a)
Wednesday, October 4 (3-4:30p)
Design & build a small cabinet, with traditional joinery used to secure a solid face frame to plywood carcass
September 10 & 17 (Sundays 10a-3p)
October 15 & 22 (Sundays 10a-3p)
Learn to weld steel & cut metal on the horizontal and vertical bandsaws
Saturday, September 16 (1-4p)
Learn to set up & safely use our two lumber milling machines
Wednesday, September 27 (5-7p)
Wednesday, October 18 (5-7p)
Learn to set up and safely use a variety of fabrication tools in the metal shop
Thursday, September 7 (6-8p)
Learn to set up and safely use the plasma cutter
Tuesday, September 12 (6-8p)
Learn to transfer your digital designs onto various fabrics, adding texture and dimension to your projects
September 17 & 24 (Sundays 12-3p)
Learn how to safely operate an induction forge, use an anvil, hammer and tongs
Saturday, September 30 (1-4p)
Saturday, October 21 (1-4p)
Saturday, November 18 (1-4p)
Learn to set up and safely use a variety of fabrication tools in the wood shop
Wednesday, September 6 (5-7p)
Wednesday, October 4 (5-7p)
Wednesday, October 25 (5-7p)
Learn to set up and safely use our 3D printers
Tuesday, September 12 (6-7:30p)
Tuesday, October 10 (6-7:30p)
Learn to set up and safely use the central wood shop machine
Wednesday, August 30 (5:30-7p)
Wednesday, September 20 (5:30-7p)
Wednesday, October 11 (5:30-7p)
Want to learn something else? Let us know & you'll receive first access for new class sign ups!
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 29 & April 5 (Sun 11a-2p)
March 19 & 26 (Wed 6-9p)
Hammer form the bowl of the copper spoon and use our induction forge to taper, shape and bend a steel handle
Saturday, August 5 (11a-2p)
Thursday, July 20 (6-9p)
Saturday, April 29 (12-4p)
Learn the ancient technique of block printing, and go home with a whole new skill to continue exploring
Saturday, April 1 (11a-3p)
Join us to repurpose server tower units into indoor mobile garden boxes. Free, all welcome!
Saturday, April 22 (10a-4p)
Basic Use and Safety classes
Small group classes to learn the basic set up, safety and use of machines in the shops. These are simply machine set up and use and not project or skill based lessons.
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.
As of July 2023, we only offer Basic Use & Safety machine training in group class settings. Private lessons are only offered to instruct on specialty skills, not machine basics.
If you do not see a class scheduled for a machine you would like training on, please sign up for our waitlist (below) to get notified when the next becomes available.
Individual instruction is reserved for those are looking to learn a specific specialty skill, going beyond the basics. To schedule, you must have been previously certified on our machines.
For now, our lessons 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.
$95 / HR - members
$125 / HR - non members
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Family & Group Programming
We offer workshops for families at both locations.
We have many family days each summer that are completely free! Events are listed on Eventbrite.
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.