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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.

 

Etsy Workshop
Hosted by: York Region Handcrafted Makers Association
Sunday, November 25, 10am-4pm

This one-day hands-on workshop is perfect for both beginner & current Etsy shop owners looking to start or take their Etsy business to the next level.

MAKE'N TAKE WORKSHOPS

Lasers & Beer! 
At Arch Brewing Co., Newmarket
Friday, December 14, 6:30-10:30pm
Saturday, February 9, 5pm-9pm
Saturday, March 23, 5pm-9pm

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!

SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS

Introduction to Metal Welding 101

Dates: December 1, 2018, December 8, 2018, and December 15, 2018 
Time: 1pm to 4 pm

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 Metal Welding 101 
WINTER Session: 9:30am-12:30pm Saturdays, January 12, 19, 26
Registration Opens: 
Newmarket Residents: December 8, 2018 at 6:30am
Non - Residents: December 12, 2018 at 8:30am

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 
WINTER Session: 6:30-9:30pm Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to Feb.13
Registration Opens: 
Newmarket Residents: December 8, 2018 at 6:30am
Non - Residents: December 12, 2018 at 8:30am

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 II: 6:30pm-9:30pm Wednesdays, Nov. 7 to Dec. 12
Registration Open now
WINTER Session: 1pm-4pm Saturdays, Jan. 12 to Feb. 23
Registration Opens: 
Newmarket Residents: December 8, 2018 at 6:30am
Non - Residents: December 12, 2018 at 8:30am

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) 
WINTER Session: 6:30-9:30pm, Thursdays Jan. 10 to Feb 14
Registration Opens: 
Newmarket Residents: December 8, 2018 at 6:30am
Non - Residents: December 12, 2018 at 8:30am

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.

CERTIFICATION COURSES

Metal Lathe Certification Workshop 
December, exact dates to be announced  

This workshop will teach participants the basics of lathe work, mounting of the work piece, the types of cutting tools, basic lathe operations & lathe safety. This will allow participants to familiarize themselves with the concept of lathe work. 


3D Printing Certification
Monday, November 19, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, December 17, 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)
Dates to be announced

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, 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 
Dates to be announced

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.

 

 

EXCITING NEW SERIES OF HANDCRAFTED JEWELLERY WORKSHOPS

Stacking Rings 

Date: Tuesday, November 20
Time: 6:00-9:30pm

Learn the basics of ring forming, ring blank sizing, and torch soldering. In this workshop, you'll create a set of rings that can be worn either individually or together as a stack. Use your creativity to design a set of stacking rings to take home – consider a hammered texture or a smooth, polished finish, and perhaps soldering on your own embellishments to some (or all) of your rings!
Techniques/Topics Covered: Torch Soldering Basics, Annealing and Work Hardening, Ring Forming, Ring Blank Sizing.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NEWMARKET PUBLIC LIBRARY

These workshops are being offered at the Newmarket Public Library.

Introduction to Autodesk Fusion 360 
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.


 

 

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