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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.

WORKSHOPS

Engrave Your Own Whiskey Tumblers 
Tuesday, October 24, 7pm-9pm

Do you have a favourite saying or nickname that you want to engrave onto a glass? These make fantastic personal gift for all occasions and for that someone who is difficult to buy for.


Engrave Your Own Coasters 
Monday, November 13th, 10am-12pm

Do you have a favourite saying, image or nickname that you want to engrave onto Coasters? These make fantastic personal gifts for all occasions and for that someone who is difficult to buy for. Great for gifts, birthdays and your home.


Engrave Your Own Holiday Decorations  
Tuesday, November 28th, 7pm-9pm

Come for a fun outing with friends to create your own personalized Holiday Decoration for your tree.  These make fantastic personal gifts for all family around the world.


Engrave Your Own Cheese Boards 
Tuesday, December 5th, 7pm-9pm

Do you have a favourite saying or nickname that you want to engrave onto a cheese board? These make fantastic personal gifts for all occasions and for that someone who is difficult to buy for.


Engrave Your Own Stemless Wine Glasses 
Wednesday, December 6th, 10am-12pm

Come along, bring a friend to this 2 hour workshop where you will design and create your own stemless wine glass. You will then get to take home the finished product.  Make a really personal gift this year made with love.


AstroNuts!
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!  


Designs for Happiness: Design Your Own Light Fixtures 
Saturday, November 4th, 1pm-3pm
Saturday, November 18th, 1pm-3pm

Design your Modern Light Fixture is an introduction to the techniques and processes of product design with a laser cutter. In this workshop series, we will design and fabricate a personalized wood/paper light fixture for your home or as a gift. This course will enable each participant to design, fabricate and finish his/her own light fixture.


Designs for Happiness: Design Your Own Holiday Decor 
Saturday, November 11th, 1pm-3pm

Design your Seasonal Decor is an introduction to the techniques and processes of product design with a laser cutter and woodworking tools.  In this workshop series, we will design and fabricate customized decorations for around the house.  Choose from making your own personalized snowflake chargers, fireplace/tabletop décor – gingerbread house/happy holidays card holder/trains, door /window décor – antlers or wreaths.  This course will enable each participant to design, fabricate and finish unique display stand.


Introduction to Virtual Reality Programming
Sundays, January 7th to February 11th, 1pm-4pm
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
*Registration opens on Wednesday, December 6th

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
*Registration opens on Wednesday, December 6th

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
*Registration opens on Wednesday, December 6th

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

*Registration opens on Wednesday, December 6th

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
*Registration opens on Wednesday, December 6th

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.


CERTIFICATION COURSES

3D Printing Certification 
Monday, October 16th 7pm-10pm
Monday, November 20th, 7pm-10pm
Thursday, December 21st, 7pm-10pm

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 CNC 1 (Router) 
Thursday, November 2nd 7pm-9pm
Thursday, December 14th, 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 CNC 2 (Router)
Thursday, November 23rd, 7pm-9pm

This course is a continuation of Intro to CNC 1 designed to give participants an introduction in to the core concepts and considerations in preparing a 3D program to be machined on a CNC router.


Introduction to CAD 1: Modeling in Fusion 360 
Thursday, November 9th, 7pm-9pm
Thursday, December 28th, 7pm-9pm

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.


Introduction to CAD 2: Modeling in Fusion 360
*Check back to this page for 2018 dates

This is the second introductory level course in to the world of Computer Aided Design, using Autodesk Fusion 360. This course will cover some of the more advanced features and modeling methodologies available in the software.


Epilog Laser Certification 
Tuesday, October 17th, 7pm-9pm
Tuesday, November 21st, 7pm-9pm
Tuesday, December 19th, 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, November 24th, 9am-5pm
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.

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