Inkscape 102 – Vector Drawing

Inkscape is free, open-source illustration software for Windows, Mac, and Linux with powerful design tools for print, electronic media, crafting, electronics, game design, layouts for CNC machines and much, much more.

This class will expand on the concepts taught in Inkscape 101, focusing on Inkscape-specific techniques for projects at Maker Works.

Inkscape 102 Covers advanced tools to improve productivity: guides, tracing, text on paths, layers, vectorizing, extensions and more.

1.5 hours

$45

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Inkscape 101 – Intro to Vector Drawing

Inkscape is free, open-source illustration software for Windows, Mac, and Linux with powerful design tools for print, electronic media, crafting, electronics, game design, layouts for CNC machines and much, much more.

This class will teach fundamental concepts of vector graphics, focusing on Inkscape-specific techniques for projects at Maker Works. No prior graphics experience is needed, but basic computer skills will be helpful.

Inkscape 101 Covers basic info, manual drawing tools & output for various workflows, and sets the foundation for Inkscape 102.

1.5 hours

$45

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Woodworking Skill Development

Improve your woodworking knowledge with one-on-one instruction. The process of using woodworking tools in unison to create a final product is the primary focus of this class.

We’ll walk you through using the Jointer, Planer, Table Saw, and Drum Sander to gain confidence with each tool. You will also be learning how different materials and their features or defects might affect the finished project.

Woodworking skills taught: Wood identification and selection, milling, gluing/clamping, shaping, and table saw ripping/crosscutting. You’ll also learn how to use a table saw in unexpected ways.

Project: End Grain Cutting Board

Prerequisites: Attendees must be checked out on on the Jointer, Planer, Drum Sander and Table Saw.

Price: $200

Length: 7.5 hrs over 3 evenings

Class size: 2

Ages: 16+

Please arrive 10 minutes early if visiting Maker Works for the first time.

This class is taught by Chris Riecker, find out more about his work here.

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Sewing 2 Skill Development – Zippered Canvas Tote Bag

In this class, you will learn all about zippers, and one of the ways they can be added to a sewing project. You will build on the sewing lessons you gained in the Intro to Sewing: Machine Basics, learn about the different feet that make it easy to put in a zipper, and come away with a finished zippered tote bag that you can customize!

2 hours
Class size: 2 people
Prerequisite: Intro to Sewing or equivalent experience
Ages 9+
$50

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Intro to Sewing Machine Basics Skill Development


In this class you will learn basic sewing machine operations:
identifying sewing machine components & their functions, threading the machine, winding & loading the bobbin, changing the needle, and adjusting thread tension. You’ll also practice the fundamental stitches.

2 hours
Class size: 2 people
Ages 9+
$50

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Forged Bracelets

Create your own forged bracelet out of copper wire! You’ll learn metalsmithing techniques like forming, forging, and finishing while gaining experience with anvils, hammers, and torches.

This two hour class costs $50. Ages 13 and up are welcome on their own. Ages 8-12 are welcome with adult. If the adult will be making a bracelet too, register and pay for all parties. If the adult is just assisting the child, only register the child. Please arrive 10 minutes early if this is your first time to Maker Works.

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Build a Birdhouse

In this kid-friendly workshop you’ll build a birdhouse suitable for chickadees, nuthatches, downy woodpeckers, and other small birds. Interactive instruction regarding wood, tools, and safety will be followed by guided use of a hand saw, rasp, power drill, and hammer to assemble your birdhouse. We will end the workshop with finishing options that provide healthy homes for birds.

This is a 2.5 hour workshop. The cost is $45, which includes materials, tools, and instruction for one birdhouse. No prior knowledge or experience required. Please arrive 10 minutes early if this is your first time to Maker Works. Ages 10 and up are welcome on their own. Ages 6-9 are welcome with an adult. If the adult will be making a birdhouse too, register and pay for all parties. If the adult is just assisting the child, only register the child.

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Sew a Felt Plush Monster

Use laser-cut felt parts, hand stitching, and machine sewing to create your own terrific tiny creature. At the end of this workshop, you’ll walk away with an awesome monster as well as basic stitching skills to carry your interests further. Ages: 8+.

The cost is $50 for this two hour class, which includes materials, tools, and instruction. No prior knowledge or experience required. Please arrive 10 minutes early if this is your first time to Maker Works.

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Intro to Metal Sculpture

In this class, students will be introduced to metalworking. Using precut parts from the Plasma Cutter (demo included) we’ll modify them with the Jump Shear and Corner Notcher. We’ll take those parts to the Metal Brake and Spot Welder to further shape and connect them. You’ll go home with a fantastic metal sculpture!

Ages 13 and up are welcome on their own. Ages 8-12 are welcome with adult. If the adult will be making a sculpture too, register and pay for all parties. If the adult is just assisting the child, only register the child.

The cost is $75 for this two hour class.

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Beginner’s Toolbox

In this kid-friendly workshop, attendees will build a toolbox suitable for holding the tools of a beginning woodworker! A brief discussion on wood and general safety instruction will be followed by use of a rasp, sandpaper, hammer, nails and clamps to assemble your toolbox.

The cost is $50 for this two hour workshop, which includes materials, tools, and instruction for one toolbox. No prior knowledge or experience required. Please arrive 10 minutes early if this is your first time to Maker Works.

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