Author Archives: Maggie Cease

The Endless Possibilities of the Epilog Laser Cutter

The Epilog Laser Cutter is one of the most popular tools in the shop, and oftentimes one of the first tools members use. If you have a digital design, image, or text that you want to either engrave cut out … Continue reading

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Save the Date! Summer Camps at Maker Works: July 18 – 22, 2016

We’ve been working hard to put together a group of fun, innovative summer camps that we just know you and your camper are going to love. Each session is a half-day (three-hour) workshop that will be held in either the … Continue reading

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NEW Class! Sewing 2: Zippered bags

In this 2-hour class, students will learn to install a zipper, use a zipper foot, and attach straps to a customizable canvas tote bag. All materials included! If you want to bring your own machine, please let us know. Ages … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Be a Maker Works Member

You may have heard about our newest membership option: Pro. Pro membership provides additional hours of access to the shop from 9am to 1pm Monday through Thursday. (Regular membership already begins at 9am on Friday.) We will only have one staff person on hand … Continue reading

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Art to CAM: A Maker Works class taught by Monica Wilson

Saturday, March 12 | 10a – 12:30p Learn to use MeshCAM to create 3D models and generate tool paths for your art/design project. We will take a digital image and walk through each step from preparing and importing the file, … Continue reading

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Periodically, Maker Works has hosted artists in residence. After a long break from the program, this is our latest one. Maker Works’ goal in hosting artists like Monica is to promote people who are using the tools in creative ways, … Continue reading

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Pro membership at Maker Works starting February 1st!

Beginning this coming Monday, February 1st, we’re offering a NEW level of membership: Pro. Pro membership provides additional hours of access from 9am to 1pm Monday through Thursday. (Regular membership already begins at 9am on Friday.) We will only have one staff person on hand during these times, so … Continue reading

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Assemblage Workshop – Hosted by AAWA

Choosing from an assortment of wooden boxes the instructor provides, create an assemblage piece using a variety of techniques including collage, painting, and construction methods. Several digital file options of shapes (geometric) and objects (tree branches, animals, etc.) will be available … Continue reading

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MPowered Make-A-Thon

Calling all makers with circuits, programming, and woodworking skills! Mentors are need to help student teams during the upcoming 36-hour Make-a-thon! Mak-a-thon is a design competition that aims to pull the most passionate artists, designers and creators for a weekend … Continue reading

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Intro to VCarve Pro

Join Thea Eck, expert ShopBot instructor with over 5 years of experience, and learn everything you need to know about CAD designing and CAM toolpathing. This 1-day workshop is intended for new and beginner VCarve 8.0 users. VCarve 8.0 is the official … Continue reading

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