Winter/Spring 2024 classes
Basic Use and Safety: LASER CUTTING
Learn to set up and safely use our laser cutters
Basic Use and Safety: Table Saw
Learn to set up and safely use the central wood shop machine
Tuesday, February 20 (5:30-7:30p)
Basic Use and Safety: wood 101
Learn to set up and safely use a variety of fabrication tools in the wood shop
POWER CARVING A WOODEN PENDANT
Learn to rough out, shape, sand, and hang a wooden pendant using a dremel or flex-shaft.
Basic Use and Safety: jointer & Planer
Learn to set up & safely use our two lumber milling machines
Tuesday, February 20 (5:30-7:30p)
Basic Use and Safety: Ultimaker 3D Printer
Learn to set up and safely use our 3D printers
Basic Use and Safety: PLASMA CUTTING
Learn to set up and safely use the plasma cutter
face frame cabinetry
Design & build a small cabinet, with tongue/groove joinery used to secure a solid face frame to plywood carcass
Basic Use and Safety: SHEET Metal 101
Learn to set up and safely use a variety of sheet metal fabrication tools
Basic use and safety:
everything but sheetmetal 101
Learn to set up and safely use a variety of metal fabrication tools
Basic use & Safety:
Learn to set up and safely use the industrial & household sewing machines & serger
Wednesday, February 7 (6:30-7:30p)
INTRO TO MIG WELDING
Learn to weld steel & cut metal on the horizontal and vertical bandsaws
Saturday, February 10 (10a-3p)
Saturday, February 17 (12-4p)
Want to learn something else? Let us know & you'll receive first access for new class sign ups!
Basic Use and Safety:
Learn to set up and safely use the CNC embroidery machine
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
Join us to repurpose server tower units into indoor mobile garden boxes. Free, all welcome!
Forge your own heart out of steel!
Heat up your love life with this blacksmithing workshop.
Hammer form the bowl of the copper spoon and use our induction forge to taper, shape and bend a steel handle
Using traditional Blacksmithing techniques, transform a railroad spike into a knife
Learn the ancient technique of block printing, and go home with a whole new skill to continue exploring
Learn how to safely operate an induction forge, use an anvil, hammer and tongs
MAKE-A-SPARK W/COUPLE’S WELDING STATEN ISLAND
SPARK up your relationship with an intro to MIG welding, then plasma cutting your own Valentine's Day heart.
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
email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your lesson
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.