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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.



Learn to Craft 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.

Learn to Craft 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!

Holiday Soap Crafting Workshop 
Hosted by: Laurie Bowers
Sunday, November 18, 12:30pm-4:30pm

Create beautiful hand crafted soap for the holidays. Using quality ingredients, each participant will create 12 bars of hand crafted soap. Wrap and finish your products with personalized labels and go home with 12 gift ready soaps.  Share them with friends or enjoy them yourself! Join instructor Laurie Bowers on November 18th at NewMakeIt for this relaxed, supportive and unique workshop.



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.

Learn to Craft a Wood Collage
Wednesdays, September 19 to October 17, 1pm-4pm

The workshop will introduce students to the basic skill set of using hand tools to create beautiful works of art!  Students will learn to use hand tools such as the hand saw, X-ACTO knife and the blade knife and create a piece of wood collage using different kinds of wood.



3D Printing Certification
Monday, August 20th, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, September 17, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, October15, 

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, 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, 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

Learn the basic operations of the laser machine in cutting and etching materials ranging from wood and acrylic to textiles such as cloth and leather. Successful completion of this class allows a member to use the laser machines at NewMakeIt.

CNC Milling Machine Certification 
Saturday, July 28th, 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 
Date to be announced

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.

Metal Fabrication: Introduction to the Metal Lathe
Dates to be announced

Learn the basic operations of metal lathe including drilling, turning and facing. Successful completion of this class allows a member to use the metal lathe at NewMakeIt.



These workshops are being offered at the Newmarket Public Library.

Introduction to Autodesk Fusion 360
Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 24, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Fusion 360 is a powerful 3D CAD / CAM software by Autodesk. Fusion brings much of the same power and functionality of Inventor, but is available free for non-commercial use. This course covers an introduction to Fusion 360.

Introduction to Trimble Sketchup
Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sketchup is a fantastic, free for non-commercial use 3D CAD software. Sketchup is fun to use and easy to learn, but has many features and functions only available in much more complex CAD environments. This course provides an introduction to Sketchup.



Babysitting Course 
Monday, September 24th, 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 Course 
Monday, October 22nd, 9am-3pm

This course teaches kids how to prepare to look after themselves for a short period of time before and after school or if you need to run a quick errand.

Kids Holiday Soap Crafting Workshop 
Hosted by: Laurie Bowers
Sunday, November 18, 9:30am-11:30am

Kids create fun & unique holiday themed soaps to share with friends and family. Instructor Laurie Bowers creates a lighthearted supportive environment for each participant to create 3 hand crafted bars, 6 holiday hand soaps and 1 snowball soap.  All creations will come home wrapped and labeled with personalized labels. This is a fun and affordable way for your child to make holiday gifts. 
Suitable for kids 8 and up.


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