There’s usually some kind of activity happening in the Machine Shop, so please do drop in and check it out. The best way to build skills is by doing, but you need to have a foundation of understanding before you set off on your own. The first step is Orientation, then start with the following:

  • One- and two-session classes 2-3 hours in duration that offer both foundational understanding and hands-on experience.
  • Custom Classes where a skilled instructor guides the student through a special project showing the way toward project completion.
  • Opportunities to clean and maintain the machines and spaces is an excellent way to learn your way around machine tools, but also helps keep the shop ship-shape.
  • With increased skill, individuals can serve as monitors during open studio events to gain additional experience and expand their abilities.