MAKER SPACE 307 CLASSES 

MS307 offers both High-Tech Computer Driven Classes and Low-Tech Handmade Classes. They are listed in separate sections.

In general we are open for classes and open work time on Thursdays from 6-9pm, during the day at any time by pre-arrangement. Please check out Calendar.

Periodic Saturday classes are at 9:30 am we have free projects for members to participate or around $20-$40 for non members. These are generally one to three hours long and are entry level in terms of skills.

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, or have suggestions for us, lorre.hoffman@wrdf.org

High-Tech Classes

The High-Tech (computer driven) classes recognize the key to success with the digital equipment is first learning how to run the software. Software training classes are necessary before taking any digital design classes.

Computer Aided Drawing

CAD Software Training II

Saturdays, Feb. 25 & Mar. 4, 10am-12pm

Sign on to your own free Fusion 360 (parametric) CAD program, learn navigation, settings, how to build parts of your drawing to correlate to available hardware, scaling, tool pathways, learn to export SVG files to an array of computer driven equipment and service bureaus.

Instructor David Maulik

Free for members, $20 for none members

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3D Printer Design

Prerequisites: CAD I, CAD II or permission of instructor.

Use your own design or a sample project to learn how to export STL files to 3D printers. Learn the difference between liquid and filament 3D printers, settings and trouble shooting and more information on service bureaus.

Saturday, Mar. 11, 10am – 12pm

Instructor David Maulik

$25 (must schedule extra cut time) 

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Computer Numerical Control

CNC Router Design

Prerequisites: CAD I, CAD II or CorelDraw

Use sample projects or your own design learn how to home the machine, settings and tool path order, basic finishing. Test materials, methods and extensions of processes to other equipment.

Saturday, Mar. 25, 10am-noon

Instructor David Maulik

$25 (must schedule extra cut time)

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Graphics Editing Software

CorelDraw Software Training

Learn the basic tools and formats to generate vector files from scanned hand drawings and drawings generated in the computer  for use on the laser cutter, vinyl cutter, CNC router, poster printer and banner printer.

Weds., Feb. 8-March 8, 5:30 – 8pm

Instructor Susan Grinels

Free for members, $20 for none members

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Laser Cutter Design

Prerequisites: CAD I, CAD II or CorelDraw

Using a sample project or your own design learn laser operations and settings for a variety of materials from fabric to acrylic and wood. Test materials, methods and extensions of processes to other equipment.

Saturday, Mar. 25, noon – 2pm

Instructor Susan Grinels

$25 (must schedule extra cut time)

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Laser Cutter Appliqué Design

Prerequisite: CorelDraw Software Training

Learn how to use the computer to generate the quadrilateral designs of traditional appliqué for Pow Wow regalia or other projects. Also learn to use the laser to generate lighter, less expensive fringe for shawls.

Thurs., April 6, 5:30 – 8:30pm,

Saturday, April 8, 10am – 2pm

Instructor Susan Grinels

Bring your own fabric.

$20 (must schedule extra cut time)

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3D printing for Casting Metal Designs

Prerequisites: CAD I, CAD II or CorelDraw

For beginners, we will discuss design principals in making useful objects so you can print  and cast your own handles, hinges, hooks, containers, wheels, gears, jewelry in metal … there is no limit. Extra print time will be scheduled for individual students.

Saturday, April 22, 10am – 2pm,

Weds., April 26, 5:30 – 8pm

Instructor David Maulik/Lorre Hoffman

$30 plus cost of materials

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Low-Tech Handmade Classes

Low-Tech Handmade Classes provide a wide variety of techniques using typical hand and power tools for wood, metal work, glass fusion, beading and a whole lot more.

 

Beaded Animals                                                             

Learn bead work using pony beads (larger than the glass seed beads). You can quickly form lizards, frogs, flowers and then keep these larger pieces to remind you how to do the same with smaller beads for finer work.

Saturday, Mar.11, noon- 2

Instructor Jill Lewis

$5

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Learn to play the Harmonica

Just in time to practice for the July 4th parade MS307 marching harmonica band – Lawrence has been teaching people to play this fun instrument for years and no one has failed yet.

Harmonica is included.

Saturday, Mar. 4, noon – 3

Instructor Lee Wickstrom

$10

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Build a 2 hour table 

Learn to use the wood shop while making a table – in 2 hours.

Thursday, Mar.16

6 -9pm

Instructors: Lorre Hoffman, Rob Anderson

$35

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Make a Bowl

Fusing and Slumping Plastic

This is a quick easy project for ages 4 to 94. These are fun colorful bowls and this process is easy to replicate at home.

Saturday, April 1, 10 – noon

Instructor Jill Lewis

$5

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Sock Monkeys

For decades we have loved sock monkeys. Learn how to make these nearly mythic, absolutely humorous sock monkeys. These are quick to make because the form and surface decoration are already in the socks – it is just a matter of knowing where to cut and where to stitch.

Saturday, April 8, noon – 3

Instructor: Jill Lewis

$35

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Making Glass Beads

Learn how to make glass beads using maps gas torches. Instructions on how to build your own beads in one and two colors. Beads will be annealed  at the end of class for later pick up. Extra studio time will be scheduled for those wanting to make a string of beads.

Saturday, April 22, 10-noon

Instructors: Jerri and Doug Maulik

$35

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Beginning Enameling

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.

Saturday, April 29, 10-1pm

Instructor: Lorre Hoffman

$35

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Beading Guild

The first series of classes will focus on the medallion and tack work for beginners. To keep you going each week will have one simple and quick beading project so you can generate something new each week while continuing to work on your larger piece. This new guild will be able to take advantage of the bead store at Frank B. Wise. Traditional beadwork as well as free form kinds of work will be demonstrated.

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Instructor: Jerri Maulik

$35

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Keep checking our website for new classes.