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WORKSHOP & 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 workshops listed below to see more details.  You can reserve your spot by clicking on the Course Title.


New and Exciting Floral Workshop: Strong as a Mother!

Strong as a Mother! Floral Workshop

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Your mother does not need another vase! Learn the art of creating a gorgeous hand-tied bouquet to bring home or to do alongside with your mother. We will be working with Ontario’s seasonal blooms and foliage along with beautiful hand dyed and repurposed silk/cotton ribbon and materials needed for this class. Learn the proper aftercare process to enjoy the blooms longer. It will be a special workshop because your design will be made with love.


Handcrafted Jewellery Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

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!

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Create your own Rolling Ring in this workshop! Also known as Trinity Rings, these rings feature multiple linked bands and are super fun to wear. Customize your ring with different finishes, textures, and/or metals, and take home your new ready-to-wear Rolling Ring!

SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS

Introduction to Metal Welding 101 

Spring Session: April 6, 13, and 27

The resident Registration Date: March 6, 2019 - 6:30 am
Non-resident Registration Date: March 13, 2019 - 6:30 am

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 Fabulous
Spring Session: April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, and 8

Resident Registration Date: March 6, 2019 - 6:30 am
Non-resident Registration Date: March 13, 2019 - 6:30 am

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)

Spring Session: April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 11, and 25

Resident Registration Date: March 6, 2019 - 6:30 am
Non-resident Registration Date: March 13, 2019 - 6:30 am

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 the 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) 
Spring Session: Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:30 pm - April 4, 11,18,25, May 2, and 9

Resident Registration Date: March 6, 2019 - 6:30 am
Non-resident Registration Date: March 13, 2019 - 6:30 am

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.


Sheet Metal Fabrication 101
Spring Session: Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:30 pm - April 4, 11,18,25, May 2, and 9

Resident Registration Date: March 6, 2019 - 6:30 am
Non-resident Registration Date: March 13, 2019 - 6:30 am
Learn how to turn flat sheet metal into useful parts. Students learn the tools i.e. shear, slip roller, metal brake etc. and layout techniques for fabricating in sheet metal. Participants receive complimentary Makerspace Membership to NewMakeIt. Material fee approx. $100.00, includes safety equipment. Please call Newmakeit for more information.

CERTIFICATION COURSES

Epilog Laser Certification
Bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm-9:30 pm
Upcoming course: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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.


3D Printing Certification
Monday, March 18, 2019, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, April 15, 2019, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm

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.


Metal Lathe Certification Workshop 

Dates to be announced

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


Introduction to the CNC (Router)
Dates to be announced

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.


Introduction to CAD: Modeling in Fusion 360 

Dates to be announced

This is an introductory level course into 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 modelling using primitives and solids.


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 tool paths 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.


Introduction 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.


IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NEWMARKET PUBLIC LIBRARY

These workshops are being offered at the Newmarket Public Library.

Introduction to Autodesk Fusion 360 

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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