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MetalShop Orientation Class 12/1 10a – 2p

Class Description: 4 participant per class
In this MetalShop class from 6p - 9p you will be familiarized with MIG and TIG welders, chop saw and drill press and the language and safety protocol involved in welding and metal fabrication. This will help newcomers to the world of metal working decide which type of welding they might like to practice. It is the opportunity to ask any question you've ever had about metal working, learn what types are out there and what their place is in fabrication. Taught by Morgan Hager
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, long pants, closed toe shoes
Prerequisite:
No prior metalworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice metal

Woodshop Orientation Class 11/17 2p-6p

Class Description: 5 participants per class
In this November 17th class from 2p - 6p you will learn how to safely use the planer, jointer, table saw, compound chop saw, band saw and drill press. Taught by Ben Stewart
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, remove any jewelry, roll up sleeves past elbows, tuck in shirt tails and tie back hair.
Prerequisite:
No prior woodworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice lumber.

MetalShop Orientation Class 11/8 6p-9p

Class Description: 3 participant per class
In this MetalShop class from 6p - 9p you will be familiarized with MIG and TIG welders, chop saw and drill press and the language and safety protocol involved in welding and metal fabrication. This will help newcomers to the world of metal working decide which type of welding they might like to practice. It is the opportunity to ask any question you've ever had about metal working, learn what types are out there and what their place is in fabrication. Taught by Morgan Hager
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, long pants, closed toe shoes
Prerequisite:
No prior metalworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice metal

Sewing Machine Orientation Courses

Class Description: 4 participant per class
In this TWO HOUR class students will learn how to operate domestic sewing machines. After successfully navigating the sewing needle through practice stitch guide paper the student will learn how to set up, wind bobbins and thread the machines. In this class you will make Taught by Mindy King
Appropriate Attire:
Students should not wear open toed shoes, loose clothing or jewelry and secure long hair Prerequisite: No experience necessary
Materials Provided:
Thread and practice material

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11/3 10a - 12p
11/3 2p - 4p
11/17 10a - 12p
11/17 2p - 4p

MetalShop Orientation Class 11/17 9a-1p

Class Description: 4 participant per class
In this November 17thth class from 9a - 1p you will be familiarized with MIG and TIG welders, chop saw and drill press and the language and safety protocol involved in welding and metal fabrication. This will help newcomers to the world of metal working decide which type of welding they might like to practice. It is the opportunity to ask any question you've ever had about metal working, learn what types are out there and what their place is in fabrication. Taught by Morgan Hager
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, long pants, closed toe shoes
Prerequisite:
No prior metalworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice metal

Metal Shop Orientation Class 10/29 6p-9p

Class Description: 4 participant per class
In this October 29th class from 6p - 9p you will be familiarized with MIG and TIG welders, chop saw and drill press and the language and safety protocol involved in welding and metal fabrication. This will help newcomers to the world of metal working decide which type of welding they might like to practice. It is the opportunity to ask any question you've ever had about metal working, learn what types are out there and what their place is in fabrication. Taught by Morgan Hager
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, long pants, closed toe shoes
Prerequisite:
No prior metalworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice metal

MetalShop Orientation Class 10/20 10a-2p

Class Description: 4 participant per class
In this October 20th class from 10a - 2p you will be familiarized with MIG and TIG welders, chop saw and drill press and the language and safety protocol involved in welding and metal fabrication. This will help newcomers to the world of metal working decide which type of welding they might like to practice. It is the opportunity to ask any question you've ever had about metal working, learn what types are out there and what their place is in fabrication. Taught by Morgan Hager
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, long pants, closed toe shoes
Prerequisite:
No prior metalworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice metal

WoodShop Orientation Class 1/12 9a – 1p

Class Description: 5 participants per class
In this WoodShop class from 9a - 1p you will learn how to safely use the planer, jointer, table saw, compound chop saw, band saw and drill press. Taught by David Wakefield
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, remove any jewelry, roll up sleeves past elbows, tuck in shirt tails and tie back hair.
Prerequisite:
No prior woodworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice lumber.

One on One Instruction

Class Description:
This is a Private Instruction request.
Want advanced instruction on woodworking tools or metalworking tools? Want to learn how to use a 3D printer or an industrial sewing machine?
Reserve a seat by emailing us your request. We will put you in contact with one of our instructors and you will schedule a class time with them. Fees will be discussed with the instructor.
REDUCED FEES FOR MEMBERS

Appropriate Attire:

As needed for the one on one.
Prerequisite:
As needed for the one on one.
Materials Provided:

As needed for the one on one.

3D Printing Safety Class

Class Description: Contact us to sign up
In this Come learn how to use Computer Aided Design to create and print objects on a 3D printer. You will also learn the ins and outs of 3D printers and will develop your abilities to think like an engineer/artist. By the end of this class, Makers will have designed 3D printable creations, will know the ins and outs of using a 3D printer, and will be certified to use the makerspace's 3D printer independently.
Appropriate Attire:
Casual attire will be fine.
Prerequisite:
Please bring your own laptop.
Materials Provided:
Printer filament (PLA)

WoodShop Orientation Class 11/24 9a – 1p

Class Description: 5 participants per class
In this WoodShop classfrom 9a - 1p you will learn how to safely use the planer, jointer, table saw, compound chop saw, band saw and drill press. Taught by David Wakefield
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, remove any jewelry, roll up sleeves past elbows, tuck in shirt tails and tie back hair.
Prerequisite:
No prior woodworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice lumber.

Metal Shop Orientation Class 11/3 10a – 2p

Class Description: 4 participant per class
In this MetalShop class from 10a - 2p you will be familiarized with MIG and TIG welders, chop saw and drill press and the language and safety protocol involved in welding and metal fabrication. This will help newcomers to the world of metal working decide which type of welding they might like to practice. It is the opportunity to ask any question you've ever had about metal working, learn what types are out there and what their place is in fabrication. Taught by Morgan Hager
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, long pants, closed toe shoes
Prerequisite:
No prior metalworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice metal

Come learn at Athens MakerSpace!

Classes are open to everyone!

Please check out our class descriptions below and follow the instructions to sign up!

We are actively developing classes with many instructors from the community.

You do NOT need to be an Athens MakerSpace member to take a class. Anyone can sign up for a class who meets the class’ prerequisites.

If you are an Athens MakerSpace member, please keep in mind that you must successfully complete the appropriate Tool Safety and Orientation Class(es) before you can be authorized to independently use many of the tools in the makerspace.

In addition to Tool Safety and Orientation classes, we continue to develop other classes that focus on developing more specific skills, making specific projects or products and/or helping people develop or grow product-making businesses.

Below are the currently-scheduled classes.

Additional classes we are now working with instructors to develop and schedule include:

  • Basic electrical/Alt. Energy application
  • Intro to coding (2D gaming)
  • Learning Your Home Sewing Machine
  • Biogas generation (intro to MicroBiogas generator)
  • Want to teach a Class? Click here!