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WORKSHOPS & CERTIFICATIONS
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 dates listed below under each workshop to see more details or to reserve your spot today.

 

Pottery Workshops

Wheel Throwing Workshop 
Date:
Duration: 1 Day Class
Description:
Learn the basics of wheel throwing  in this 1-day class and make a one of a kind personal project or even a handmade gift. Learn how to make planters, candle holders, plates, bowls, mug, or vases. You will learn simple techniques to create interesting shapes and decorative rims for your finished piece.
 
Raku Pottery Firing Workshop 
Date:  Dates coming soon!
Times:
Duration: 2-Day Class
Description:
Come try Raku, an ancient Japanese ceramic firing technique, in NewMakeIt's own backyard and make your own kind of piece!  In this two part series, you will have a 
chance to build 2-3 pieces of pots and on the second class you will get to glaze and fire your creations!
 
Pottery Glazing Workshop 
Times: 2:30 to 5 :30 pm
Duration: 1 Day Class
Description:
Students from the Hand Sculpting Class and the Wheel Throwing Class will come together to apply specialty glazes to their creations.  You will have a nice range of colour options to choose from, as well as clear glazes for a more natural finish.
 
 
6-Week Hand Building & Sculpting Workshop 
Times: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Duration: 6-weeks
Description:
Get your hands messy! Learn the basic hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab rolling, sculpting, carving and attaching in this beginner's class. Discover how to use the skills learned in this course to create fun projects.
 
 
 
Painting workshop
Painting for fun!  
Times: 11 am to 2 pm
Times: 6 pm to 9 pm
Duration: 8-weeks
Description:

No Experience Necessary. Learn as you go!
Let's have some fun mixing famous painters, your blank canvases and a lot of paint!
Each class we will try our hand at the signature styles of famous artists.  No experience needed but if you have some, you're welcome too!
Every week I will guide you as we explore the approaches, the colours and textures of famous painters and their work. We will learn colour mixing and some colour theory plus you will become familiar with composition and what makes an interesting painting.
We'll try:

  • Jackson Pollack splatters
  • Mondrian tape paintings
  • Picasso portraits
  • Van Gogh swirls
  • Matisse flowers by a window
  • Dali surrealist scenes
  • Georgia O'Keefe and her giant flowers
  • And Andy Warhol soup cans

So join me and let's get dabbling with the greats! Small class size. Big fun.
If you have any qustions contact our instructor Directly at katieargyle@gmail.com

 


Jewellery Workshops

Introduction to Jewellery Wax Carving and Casting
Times: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Duration: 2 Day Class
Description:
This workshop is a fantastic introduction to Jewellery Wax Carving and Casting. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to prepare and shape waxes for casting jewellery, this introductory class is for you! This is a 2-session workshop, in which you will make a beautiful cast ring. No previous jewellery-making experience necessary! 

 

Handcrafted Jewellery: Stacked Rings Workshop
Date: Coming Soon!
Times: 
Duration: 1 Day Class
Description:
Learn the basics of ring forming, ring blank sizing, and torch soldering in one evening! In this workshop, you'll create a set of simple, minimalist rings that can be worn either individually or together as a stack. Design & create your own set of stacking rings made from copper, brass, and sterling silver round wire. Come away from the night with a completed set of stacking rings, handmade by you! 
 

Blacksmithing Workshops
 
Please note: Workshop participants must be at least 16 years of age or older. Those under 18 years must have parental consent/signed waiver.
 
Forged Railroad Spike Knife Workshop
Dates: 
Dates coming soon!
Times: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Duration: 2 Day Class
Description:
In this exciting, hands-on workshop, you will forge a Railroad Spike Knife using basic blacksmith tools and techniques to draw, upset and twist the spike into the desired shape of your knife! Considerable time will be spent hand-filing the bevels and plunge lines of your creation using hand files and a filing jig. You will use the heat of the forge to harden and temper the blade of your knife, after which you will complete your project by stropping and honing its edge. 

 
Certification Workshops
 
Laser Certification Workshop 
Times: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Description:
This workshop will certify you on the safe operation of our Epilog Helix 75 watt laser cutter. This workshop is required before using the laser cutter at NewMakeIt. 
 
 
CNC (Router) Certification Workshop
Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Duration: 2 Day Class
Description:
This course is designed to give participants an introduction into the core concepts and considerations in preparing a 2D program to be machined on a CNC router on the first week and the second week will focus on the CNC router itself and how to safely use it. The duration of the class is 2 weeks. 

 

 


Skill Building Workshops

1-Day MIG Welding Basics
Date: 
Times: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Duration: 1 Day Class
Description:
In this three-hour class, we will cover the basics of welding using MIG welders, to have you safely and effectively ready to start working on your own projects. We will be emphasizing skills and techniques that will make welding more accessible to those without extensive workshops, toolsets, or experience. During the class we will cover safety, how to use the welders and MIG welding technique. 
 
 
 
 
1-Day TIG Welding Workshop 
Date: 
Time:10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Duration: 1 Day Class
Description:
TIG welding is used for high precision welding. Learn the basics of TIG welding through small exercises progressing to a larger project. You’ll gain foundational skills in TIG welding. Welding mask & gloves required. This is an intermediate class, prior welding experience is REQUIRED to take this course.
 
Must be 16 years or older to take this course.

For more information, please email us at info@yorkregionmakers.com

 
 
Introduction to Woodworking (101)
Date: Sundays, October 18, 25, November 1 & 8 (This Class is Full)
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Duration: Four Day Class 
Description: 
This introductory course will introduce you to the art and skill of woodworking. Use different types of wood, shop tools, and equipment to create your project. You will learn the operation of table saws, band saws, planer, jointer, and sanders. 
 
Woodworking (201)
Date: Sundays, September 27, October 4, 18 & 25 (No class on October 11)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Duration: Four Day Class 
Duration: Participants should budget approximately $100 in material fees to complete their projects, which includes safety equipment. 
Description: 
In this workshop, participants will build on their basic woodworking skills, to create their own customized end table.  You will learn to use table saws, router, planer, joiner, sander tools, wood joinery and finishing techniques. This is classified as an "intermediate" class. It is designed for those with some wood building experience that wish to increase and perfect their skills.  Students should have a basic understanding of tools and wood construction.  For those that have never completed a wood project, we would recommend taking our "Introduction to Woodworking 101" course.
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