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Workshops & Certification Courses

Up your knowledge and hone your skills with our diverse and interactive courses

Expand your mind and improve your skills through hands-on learning across a comprehensive range of subjects led by experienced and informed instructors. NewMakeIt’s ongoing series of educational workshops and classes are designed to help you enhance your skills, and grow personally and professionally.

Click on any of the workshops listed below to see more details.  You can reserve your spot by clicking on the Course Title.



Triple P Parenting Workshop: Dealing With Disobedience
Hosted by: Life with a Baby
Thursday, June 7th, 6pm-8pm

This discussion topic provides examples of common forms of disobedience and some reasons why children have difficulty learning to follow instructions. A number of positive parenting strategies are then introduced to help parents develop a personal plan to prevent disobedience, teach their child limits, and also to manage disobedience when necessary.



Lux Soap Crafting Workshop: You Can Do This!
Hosted by: Laurie Bowers
Dates to be announced

Join Laurie Bowers for this unique half day workshop exploring scent, colour and soap crafting in a positive and collaborative environment. Learn the tricks and secrets to successful soap crafting and use your new knowledge to create one full loaf of soap. Package your custom soaps with personalized labels and enjoy it yourself or share it with friends and family.

Create Your Own Business Sign for a Market/Fair
Designs for Happiness
Saturday, September 8, 10am-1pm 

Registration opens in August

Learn to design and make your own custom laser-cut signage for your next market or fair.  In this workshop, we will turn your existing logo into an eye-catching, custom sign to draw people to your table.

Create Your Own Spooky Halloween Décor
Designs for Happiness
Saturday, September 29, 10am-1pm 

Registration opens in August

Learn how to craft your own spooky Halloween cut-outs for your front window or door. Make your next Halloween spooky-rific!

Learn to Craft Your Own Modern Holiday Décor
Designs for Happiness
Saturday, November 3, 10am-1pm 

Registration opens in August

Learn to design and create your own Holiday cut-outs for your front window or door.  In this workshop, let’s make your next Holiday brilliant.

Lasers & Beer!
At Arch Brewing Co., Newmarket
Saturday, November 3, 5pm-9pm
Saturday, December 1, 5pm-9pm
Saturday, February 9, 5pm-9pm
Saturday, March 23, 5pm-9pm

Registration opens in August

Join us at Arch Brewing Co. for a delicious and creative event!   Enjoy 2 pints or flights of beer, some food and design and customize your own unique item using our Epilog Laser!



Introduction to Metal Welding 101
FALL Session I: 9:30am-12:30pm Saturdays, September 15, 22 & 29
FALL Session II: 6:30pm-9:30pm Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15
WINTER Session: 9:30am-12:30pm Saturdays, January 12, 19, 26
Registration Opens in August

This course will teach participants the elements of metal welding.  Participants will learn about different types of welding and why they are used.  Participants will complete practical projects using ARC, Stick, MIG and TIG welding methodologies.

Introduction to Digital Fabrications
FALL Session I: 6:30-9:30pm Wednesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17
FALL Session II: 1pm-4pm Saturdays, Nov. 10 to Dec. 15
WINTER Session: 6:30-9:30pm Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to Feb.13
Registration Opens in August

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to digital fabrication.  Participants will take a hands-on approach to learn the skills required to take a concept from idea to a tangible physical item.  Covered in this course is Computer Aided Design concepts, designing and creating products using advanced tools such as 3D printers, Laser Cutters/Engravers, CNC Routers and more.

Introduction to Woodworking (101)
FALL Session I: 1pm-4pm Saturdays, Sept. 15 to Oct. 27
FALL Session II: 6:30pm-9:30pm Wednesdays, Nov. 7 to Dec. 12
WINTER Session: 1pm-4pm Saturdays, Jan. 12 to Feb. 23
Registration Opens in August

This is an introductory class for participants that wish to learn the art and skill of woodworking.  During this program participants will learn the basics of creating with wood.  From different types of wood and materials, to working with shop tools and equipment to create several different projects.  Participants will learn proper operation of various tools such as Table and band saws, planer, router, jointer and sanders.  They will also be introduced to finishing techniques like painting and staining.

WOOD! Build a Custom End Table (201)
FALL Session I: 6:30-9:30pm Thursdays, Sept 13 to Oct. 18
FALL Session II: 9:30am-12:30pm Saturdays, Nov. 10 to Dec 15
WINTER Session: 6:30-9:30pm, Thursdays Jan. 10 to Feb 14
Registration Opens in August

In this workshop, participants will build on their basic skills, learn various woodworking techniques and tools to create a customized end table from a basic design.  Students will learn how to create a plan and drawing, use traditional and digital fabrication tools and methodologies to select, cut and prepare materials, wood joinery and finishing techniques.



3D Printing Certification
Monday, June 18th, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, July 16th, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, August 20th, 6:30pm-9:30pm

This workshop is tailored to individuals that would like to become certified and start using the 3D printing resources available at NewMakeIt. The course will consist of instruction, Q&A and a demo.

Introduction to the CNC (Router)
Thursday, June 14th, 7pm-9pm
Thursday, July 26th, 7pm-9pm

This course is designed to give participants an introduction in to the core concepts and considerations in preparing a 2D program to be machined on a CNC router.

Introduction to CAD: Modeling in Fusion 360
Thursday, June 21st, 7pm-10pm
Thursday, August 23rd, 7pm-10pm
Thursday, October 25th, 7pm-10pm
Thursday, December 20th, 7pm-10pm

This is an introductory level course in to the world of Computer Aided Design, using Autodesk Fusion 360. This course will cover some of the basic principles of CAD, the rudimentary elements of the software interface, and basic modeling using primitives and solids.

Epilog Laser Certification 
Weekly on Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm-9:30pm

This workshop will certify NewMakeIt members and visitors on the safe operation of our Epilog Helix 75 watt laser cutter.

CNC Milling Machine Certification 
Saturday, May 12, 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, June 2, 9:30am-12:30pm

This course will teach the fundamentals of CNC milling using our Tormach PCNC 1100 3 axis mill. Workshop participants will be creating a 2.5D solid model and toolpaths using Autodesk Fusion 360. They will also learn safe and proper use of the Tormach including; the control software, machine setup, and work holding and fixturing.

Intro to MIG Welding Certification
Saturday, May 26, 9:30am-12:30pm

Mig welding is used in approx. 95 % of all welding projects. The purpose of this course is to allow a person to do basic welds. The course will cover safety, basic setup of the equipment, metal preparation and welding techniques that will allow students to complete common welding projects.



Babysitting Course 
Monday, June 4th, 9am-5pm

This newly revised and updated Red Cross course is for kids ages 11-15 years old who want to learn how to provide care for younger children and promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents. The new manuals include more first aid content making our new babysitters even more prepared.

Silly Soaps Workshop for Kids
Hosted by: Laurie Bowers
Date to be announced

Bring your creative side and plunge into making your very own soap!  Kids get hands on in this workshop, creating playful soaps for themselves and a very special flower soap for Mum.


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