MAKER SPACE 307 CLASSES 

Maker Space 307 Classes and Workshops are scheduled on demand. Read How It Works to learn how you can sign up for MS307 classes.

MS307 offers BEGINNER DIGITAL OUTPUT CLASSES,INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL OUTPUT CLASSES and MAKING WITH HANDS, NO COMPUTERS USED too!. Classes are separated into sections below.

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HOW IT WORKS:

WHAT DOES “ON DEMAND” MEAN?

Just like “on demand” television programs, you may choose a class or workshop that you want to take and schedule it according to your calendar. You call or email us and let us know what class you would like to take and when. We will work with you and your schedule to make the class happen for you. If you contact your friends before you contact us, and organize a time you would all like to take the same class together, then contact Maker Space 307 about your chosen class and dates we will make that work
for you and your friends.

Here is an example of how it works:

One Person Class: You alone are going to take a class to learn how to cut vinyl lettering or decals using graphics software and a vinyl cutter. This class will cost you $50, you pick the 3 hour class time and date and if we are not already scheduled for that time and date you take your class.

Group Class (3 or more people): You want to to take a class to learn how to cut vinyl lettering or decals using graphics software and a vinyl cutter. However, you really don’t want to spend $50 and/or you also think this might be fun to take with a couple of friends. You contact your friends, figure out when you can all find 3 hours to take the class together, contact Maker Space 307 and if we are not already scheduled for that time and date you and your friends take your class at the group rate of $30 each.

Every class or workshop will list the number of hours necessary for the class, and the single and group rates for the class. Group rates are available for groups of 3 or more. We cap classes at 6 or 9 depending on media and process. Along with the number of hours necessary for a class there is a suggested format, i.e.: 6 hour class, recommended to divide into 2 or 3 sessions. This would mean choosing 3 – 2 hour sessions, on 3 evenings, or 2 – 3 hour sessions which could be two evenings or two Saturdays, or 3 hours
one morning with a lunch break and 3 hours in the afternoon. We will work with you to meet your needs and the needs of your

FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

1 – READ THROUGH THE LIST OF CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS MAKER SPACE 307 HAS TO OFFER.

The classes and workshops listed here are not the only classes we have to offer. Maker Space 307members or friends may have a class they would like to have offered – let us know and we can usually make it happen. You may be a very talented maker, artist, DIY specialist etc. and have an idea for a class – let us know and we can add you to our list. Also, from time to time we will host a
visiting artist or visiting maker and those occasions will have a set schedule and will not be offered on demand. Like us on facebook to stay informed on new class developments.

2 – CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO TAKE, EITHER ALONE, WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY.

Every class will list the cost of a One Person Class and the cost of a Group Class (3 or more people). If you are taking a class as a One Person Class – just call or email us to set up your class. If you want a group rate and want to take the class with family or
friends and you have 3 or more people; confirm dates and times with them, then call us or email to set up your class.

3 – YOU MUST PREPAY FOR YOUR CLASS. WE DON’T WANT TO HIRE STAFF AND BUY MATERIALS AND HAVE NO ONE SHOW UP.

We are sorry – but we have to collect in advance so we are not left holding the bag. This is no different than any other class you have signed up for.

‣ We will accept cancellations that are made 4 days in advance, with a full refund.
‣ We will also happily change the date for you with no fuss if you contact us 4 days in advance.

4 – SCHEDULING AND CONFIRMATION.

‣ Call 307-335-3848
‣ Email lorre@makerspace307.org
‣ Classes need to be scheduled a week in advance so we can have the necessary materials on hand.

We want to make this work for you. Please keep in mind that we take time off for holidays and one week end a month.

We are always open to new ideas, new instructors and suggestions for class. So check our website often to see if new things have been added. Please contact Lorre Hoffman if you are interested in teaching fill out this form or if you have suggestions for us, email lorre.hoffman@wrdf.org


SEC* – Schedule Extra Cut-time. Cut-time is when the digital equipment is actually making the object or image you have created on the computer in a class. Cut times can be from 20 minutes to 8 hours, therefore we schedule times for you to come in and work one on one with an assistant to cut or print your objects. This time management prevents a whole class from having to wait around for their turn. SEC schedules are arranged in class for future completion of projects. 

SAC** – Week end classes often run through lunch time. We highly recommend you bring a SAC lunch for  yourself. If you don’t bring food you can buy food at the Hines Grocery Store across the highway from MS307. You will need fuel for your mind and body to function properly.

WHY USE THE ON DEMAND FORMAT? We have a creative staff and community to offer an array of classes and workshops. We want you to be able to choose what class you want to take when you are able to take the class. We want you to be able to get together with a few friends and have fun learning something new and we know everyone has busy schedules – so we want to fit your schedule instead of the other way around.
Corel DRAW: Graphics Program

Corel DRAW classes give you a solid grasp of a graphics program which is key to running any digital equipment. You will build the
drawings and files for use on the laser cutter, vinyl cutter, poster printer and banner printer. With these four pieces of equipment
there is a tremendous variety of materials and possibilities for making. After completing Corel DRAW you can cut wood and acrylic, engrave any type of material on the laser; make decals or personalize T-shirts with the vinyl cutter; and print large scale

$60 one person, $30 ea. in group


3D Printing and CAD QuickStart

Learn about several free CAD programs you can use to create 3D forms anywhere there is a computer. QuickStart tutorials get you designing objects of your own in less than 45 minutes. We will discuss design principals in making useful objects so you can print your own handles, hinges, hooks, containers, wheels, gears there is no limit. Extra print time will be scheduled for individual students.

3 hours class time.
Instructor: David Maulik

$60 one person, $30 ea. in group


Laser Cut Jewelry QuickStart

Learn how to generate vector and raster drawings in Corel DRAW then export these drawings to the laser cutter to cut and engrave jewelry from wood, acrylic and felt. This is a great way to learn to use the laser cutter and its many applications. It is not possible to cut all of your objects during the class so further cut time will be scheduled for each student.

Materials and findings included.
3 hours class time
Instructor: Susan Grinels

$60 one person, $30 ea. in group


Simple Stool – CNC Router QuickStart

Learn how to use the CNC Router to cut and build a simple stool. This class will cover all that you need to know to use a CNC router. We start with a pre-designed file, modify it to work with our sheet material, create tool paths and learn basic finishing techniques. No prior computer or woodworking skills necessary. Ages 12 & up.

Extra cut time may need to be scheduled.
3 hours class time
Instructor: David Maulik

$60 one person, $30 ea. in group


Laser Cutter for Applique

Learn to develop scalable drawings in Corel DRAW to cut fabric on the laser. We will develop a drawing to cut out fabric with the laser then sew the pieces to a base. You may bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours. You should bring 3 different fat quarters to work with as well as matching thread.

4 class hours
Recommended: 2 evenings or 1 Saturday
Instructor: Lorre Hoffman

$60 one person, $30 ea. in group


Simple T-Shirt Graphics

Learn to use the vinyl cutter to make simple graphics to put on T-shirts using Heat Transfer Vinyl. This versatile vinyl comes in every color, is soft and supple, easy to work with and won’t come off or crack after multiple washings. Personalize shirts for gifts, teams, gatherings. We provide one black T-shirt, you bring one more and you can make two.

3 hours class time
Instructor: Susan Grinels or Lorre
Hoffman

$60 one person, $30 ea. in group

ONE PERSON VS. GROUP PRICING Remember, you can sign up for a class on your own and pay the one person price. If you can get two friends or colleagues to join you the price per person goes down by quite a bit. We don’t dig people up to join you in your class – you need find your classmates (DIY), then contact us to schedule a time for your class. 307-335-3848, lorre@makerspace307.org
MATERIALS FOR DIGITAL EQUIPMENT Specific types of wood and acrylic are used in the laser and are included in the cost of laser classes. The filament and liquid resins used in our different 3D printers are provided as part of the classes. When you choose to develop work on your own after taking these classes there will be a charge for all material consumption.

Automated Tools for Furniture Making Workshop

Multi-Media Processes with Laser Cutter

If it fits in the laser we will try to cut it, engrave it, alter it. A variety of materials will be available for ultimate experimentation; bring
your own materials to experiment with too. Digital files for basic box forms will be available. The intention is experimentation and
advancing new ideas or generating more ideas.

4 hours of class time
Recommended 2 evenings or 1 Saturday

Instructor: Susan Grinels

$60 one person, $30 ea. in group


Automated Furniture Making Workshop

Using an open source design you will learn CAD to make changes to the design; cut a prototype mini chair with the laser; adjust,
then cut your final chair with the CNC router; assemble and learn finishing techniques for wood. All materials provided.

11 hours class time
Recommended: 3 hours Fri. evening, 4 hours Sat. & 4 hours Sun.

Instructors: David Maulik & Lorre
Hoffman

$100 one person, $75 ea. in group


3D Printing for Metal Casting

Learn basic CAD to produce a simple object to 3D print in castable resin, cast in traditional invest, burn out, and pour pewter. A great way to extend the printed “thingy” into a small metal sculpture or piece of jewelry. Additional printing time may need to be scheduled.

6 hours class time, must plan a break to allow for the 6 hour burn out.
Recommended: 3 – 2 hour, or 2 -3 hour sessions.

Instructors: David Maulik & Lorre
Hoffman

$100 one person, $50 ea. in group


3D Printing for Cold Casting

Learn basic CAD to produce a simple object to 3D print then learn basic mold making with flexible mold materials to use with cold casting resins. In this way you can make your object over and over in flexible materials or supper strong or transparent materials in any color or surface patina you want. Some extra print time may need to be scheduled.

5 hours class time.
Recommended: 2 sessions.

Instructor: Lorre Hoffman

$100 one person, $50 ea. in group


Puzzle Prints

Generate images in Corel DRAW, or scan in hand drawn images. Convert to vector files to cut wood or acrylic substrate for inking. We then ink separate pieces in different colors and put them back together and make a print. It takes some time to generate the printing plate, but multiple prints in vast color combinations can be generated from one plate. Extra cut time may need to be scheduled.

6 hours class time.
Recommended: 2 evenings

Instructors: Susan Grinels & Lorre
Hoffman

$60 one person, $30 ea. in group


Stencils

Working in the graphics program, Corel DRAW develop vector drawings to cut stencils with the laser and with the vinyl cutter.
Reusable and temporary stencils will be made. Stenciled images will be applied to canvas and/or wood substrate. Paint, stencil
materials and stenciling substrate will be provided. This process is addictive and can be used on any surface you can imagine.

6 hours class time.
Recommended: 2 sessions

Instructor: Susan Grinels

$60 one person, $30 ea. in group

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU HAVE TAKEN AT LEAST ONE COMPUTER RELATED CLASS AT MAKER SPACE 307 BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT INTERMEDIATE CLASSES. Contact 307-335-3848 , lorre@makerspace307.org for further information

MAKING WITH HANDS, NO COMPUTERS USED

Nature Fix

Using natural ingredients learn to make your own laundry soap, bug spray, deodorant, cleaners, salves, room sprays, and more. We have made it easy to use natural natural solutions for planet, place and person. Each person makes a spray kit, a roller kit , laundry soap and goes home with recipes and DIY information.

3 hours class time
Instructor: Lorre Hoffman or Timalee Madson

60 one person, $30 ea. in group


Dirty Pour Painting

Generate paintings so colorful and beautiful you just don’t want to stop. Learn the dirty poured painting process and mixtures so
you can do these on your own. Enough paint and substrate to produce 6 small and one large painting.

3 hours class time, one session
Instructor: Lorre Hoffman

$60 one person, $30 ea. in group


Three Hour Table

This project is designed to get you well acquainted with most of the wood-shop equipment in the Maker Space 307. In the way of
Maker Spaces we help each other and get it done in 3 hours. All materials are provided except the final finish which you may chose
to use your own paint, stain or varnish. You are welcome to do the finishing at Maker Space 307 or take your table home.

3 hours class time.
Instructor: Lorre Hoffman

$60 one person, $30 ea. in group


Beginning Enameling

If you can make cinnamon toast you can be successful at enameling. Learn the ancient art of fusing powdered glass to copper. We will learn some basic processes like sgraffito, wet pack and use of sticky ink. We will torch fire and kiln fire our pieces. Bails, ear ring wires and bezels will turn our creations into jewelry.

3 hours class time.
Instructor: Lorre Hoffman or Susan Grinels

$60 one person, $30 ea. in group


Silversmithing Basics

Learn the basics of silversmithing: cutting, shaping, piercing, soldering, bezel sets and finishing surfaces. Bench tools are provided. If we are able to plan a visit with the Riverton Rockhounds you may purchase stones for bezel sets. Silver is charged by the ounce.

6 hours for basic silver work with no stone settings, add 3 hours forstone settings.

Recommended: 3 hour sessions
Instructor: Lorre Hoffman

$100 one person, $50 ea. in group


Basic Welding

Learn basic gas welding and cutting, arc welding and MIG welding along with simple fabrication processes. Starting with mild steel rod learn to weld an armature. We like to think of the end result as a frame for a lampshade, wall sconce or plant hanger. However folks have made hangers for, “nipple buckets” to feed orphaned lambs – so this hasunlimited possibilities.

There is only one welder so this is a one person orientation.

6 hours of class time.
Recommendation: 2 sessions
Instructor: Lorre Hoffman

$80 one person

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DO SOMETHING YOU DON’T SEE LISTED HERE? LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING OF AND WE CAN HELP YOU. WE ADD TO OUR LIST OF POSSIBILITIES ALL THE TIME. Call:307-335-3848 email: lorre@makerspace307.org like us on Facebook

$10 CLASSES FOR GROUPS

‣ You get the group together and they agree to do the same project(s). No less than 3 & no more than 9 people per group.
‣ Each person pays $10 per class. Each class lasts one hour and all materials are provided.
‣ You may schedule a class or party with up to 3 projects, then pay $10 per person per project.
‣ Schedule one hour per project. Call or email to schedule: 307-335-3848, lorre@makerspace307.org

Learn bead work using size 8 beads to quickly form animals and flowers. Instructor: Jill Lewis
A process of floating ink on water to make prints. Even if you are not an artists you will get amazing results. Instructor(s): Susan Grinels or Lorre Hoffman
Lawrence has been teaching people to play this fun instrument for years and no one has failed yet. Harmonica is included. Instructor: Lawrence Wickstrom
These are fun colorful bowls and this process is easy to replicate at home. Instructor: Jill Lewis
Learn the principles of electronic circuits using conductive thread, LED lights and coin batteries. A unique way to use electronics with fabric construction. Instructor: Lorre Hoffman
All ages make amazing prints with this direct process. Instructor: Lorre Hoffman
A process of folding and dyeing cloth to get repeated patterns. Instructor: Lorre Hoffman
Learn the basics of origami, where to find further information while making animals for ear rings & boxes for putting them in. Instructor: Jill Lewis
With fancy glass microwaves and colorful stained glass make beautiful pendants or brooches. Instructor: Jill Lewis
Learn about the many websites there are to download thousands of copy-write free images and print large posters to frame for your home, office, or dorm. Instructor: Susan Grinels or help from your local librarian
Using real dried pressed plants you will design beautiful pins as well as earrings and necklaces. This is a fun way to learn plant identification. Instructor: Lorre Hoffman or Susan Grinels
Wool Felting, Wool Horse Pads or Chair Pads, Crocheted Wool Cat Baskets. Instructor Anita Thatcher of Wyoming WoolWorks in Dubois Rug Twinning, Quilt Making Instructor: Nancy Stern
MIX AND MATCH TO CUSTOMIZE CLASSES How about making the 3 hour table one week, the next week you bring it in and create a lovely dirty pour painting or stencil on the top? The Classes on Demand process allows you to create your own series of classes. Let us know what is on your mind and we can make it happen.