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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.


Sundays 2pm-3:30pm, November 12th, December 3rd, February 25th & April 29th
Field Trip Dates: October 29th, December 16th, May 6th & TBA
For grades 1-8

MISSION GOAL: to familiarize students with “all things space”!  Missions include four in class dates and four field trips!

Introduction to Virtual Reality Programming
Fridays, January 12th to February 16th, 6pm-9pm
Grades 9+

You will be introduced to the technology of virtual reality, the tools that you will use to develop VR applications, and the skills necessary to create effective and beautiful VR experiences. Whether as a hobby, a highlight on your resume, or a head start on working with the technology of the future, now has never been a better time to start.

Build Your Own Coffee Table 
Mondays, January 8th to February 12th, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Search for barcode 111380

Build your own side table / coffee table from reclaimed wood with a metal base. Learn the basics of MIG welding and woodworking to create a piece of handmade furniture you can be proud of!

Digital Fabulous 
Mondays, January 8th to January 29th, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Search for barcode 111382

Digital fabrication technologies like 3D printing and laser cutting / etching are awesome in enabling you to quickly develop an idea. This workshop will equip you with the skills to take an idea, create a model of it in 3D modeling software and then create the physical object using both a 3D printer and laser cutting / etching machine.

Build Your Own Bench
Thursdays, January 11th to February 15th, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Search for barcode 111379

Add some functionality and flair to your home by making a multi-function bench you can put in your hallway. This workshop will lead you through the steps on constructing this piece of furniture starting with designing the 3D model in software, using a CNC router to cut out the pieces, and then finishing and assembly. Safety protection (eye and hearing) is required and participants must supply their own.

Build Your Own Desk
Saturdays, January 13th to February 24th, 10am-1pm
Note: No class on Saturday, February 17th due to Family Day Weekend

Search for barcode 111381

Work from home? Do it from a desk that you have designed and built. This workshop will lead you through the steps on constructing this piece of furniture starting with designing the 3D model in software, using a CNC router to cut out the pieces, and then finishing and assembly.

Laser Artistry
Saturdays, January 13th to February 3rd, 2pm-5pm
Search for barcode 111383

Do you desire to create unique crafts for family, friends, or for sale even? This workshop will teach you the skills needed to use a laser cutting / etching machine to design and create the objects you desire.


3D Printing Certification 
Thursday, December 21st, 7pm-9pm
Wednesday, January 17th, 7pm-9pm
Monday, February 12th, 7pm-9pm
Monday, March 19th, 7pm-9pm

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, February 1st, 7pm-9pm
Thursday, March 22nd, 7pm-9pm
Thursday, May 3rd, 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, January 4th, 7pm-10pm
Thursday, February 22nd, 7pm-10pm
Thursday, April 19th, 7pm-10pm

Thursday, June 21st, 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 
Tuesday, December 19th, 7pm-10pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 7pm-10pm

Tuesday, February 13th, 7pm-10pm
Tuesday, March 20th, 7pm-9pm

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

Babysitting Course 
Friday, January 19th, 9am-5pm
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.

Home Alone/Stay Safe
Friday, February 2nd, 9am-5pm

Teaching kids how to safely stay home alone is an important life skill. This Red Cross program called 'Stay Safe' is designed for kids ages 9-13.

Blended Learning First Aid & CPR​ Training
Online: Completed by Thursday, December 14th
In Class: Friday, December 15th, 9am-5pm

Step 1:  Register and Pay

Step 2:  Complete the online theory portion before Friday, December 15th

Step 3: Attend in-class training on Friday, December 15th


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