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Ideaworks hosts in-shop events as well as collaborations with other organizations throughout the Central Valley. See where the next event will be and join us! If you are an organization that shares our passion and would like to consider a collaboration, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Upcoming events

    • 04 Jan 2022
    • 02 Jan 2024
    • 105 sessions
    • Fresno Ideaworks Circuit Circus


    • 23 Jun 2022
    • 04 Aug 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
    • 0
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    This introductory class focuses on wheel throwing and basic glazing. It is perfect for a group of friends, family, couples or even by yourself (you will make friends in this class, we promise). In this class, you will be learning the basics of forming a ball of clay into a beautiful vase, cup, mug, bowl, or plate using an electric potter's wheel. If you’re feeling especially inspired to take on more… how about a bird feeder or planter!?! The possibilities are endless with pottery.

    This class has an extended format, meeting six sessions instead of four and allowing almost a doubling of productive class time. Please be prepared to attend every session! (Note that there will be no class on June 30th)

    All materials will be provided. Additionally, the items you create go home with you to share with your friends and family. All items made are food, dishwasher, and microwave safe.

    What Not to Wear:

    • Do wear comfortable clothing that is easily laundered.
    • Please trim fingernails short. Long nails make manipulating clay on the potter's wheel very difficult. Similarly, rings, bracelets, and wristwatches will damage your creations.
    • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
    • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
    • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
    • Long hair and beards must be securely tied back.
    • Currently face masks are recommended but not required in the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


    We will provide
    all materials for class projects.

      Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered ceramics studio tools unsupervised during business hours.

      FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

      This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

      Join us

      Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.



      • 10 Jul 2022
      • 24 Jul 2022
      • 3 sessions
      • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

      Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

      The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

      What Not to Wear:

      • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
      • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
      • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
      • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
      • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


      We will provide:

      • Eye protection
      • Ear plugs if requested
      • Materials for class projects

      Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

      FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

      This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

      Join us

      Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
      • 11 Jul 2022
      • 14 Jul 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
      • 0
      Join waitlist


      This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

      Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.

      Prerequisites:

      • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
      • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

      What Not to Wear:

      • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
      • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
      • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
      • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
      • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


      We will provide:

      • Eye protection
      • Ear plugs if requested

      Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

      FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

      This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

      Join us

      Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
      • 13 Jul 2022
      • 27 Jul 2022
      • 3 sessions
      • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
      • 0
      Join waitlist


      Beginning Welding is a 3-session course; each session is 3 hours. Students will gain a core understanding of how to operate welding equipment safely and get familiar with basic techniques.  This class is for hobbyists, makers, artists, or anyone wanting to try something new and challenge themselves a bit in a comfortable collaborative environment.

      Check the class times shown to ensure you can make it to every session.

      What Not to Wear:

      • Do not wear rings or other jewelry. 
      • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
      • Do not wear clothing made from synthetic or synthetic blends. The synthetic fabric can burn vigorously, melt and produce skin burns.
      • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
      • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask is safest around open flame. Your instructor will explain the safe use of face masks around welding equipment.


      We will provide:

      • Eye protection
      • Face hood/shield
      • Leathers
      • Insulated gloves
      • Ear plugs
      • Materials for class projects
      • Please bring any hoods/gloves/leathers if you have them
      Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the Weldatorium tools unsupervised during business hours.
        Free Month of Membership For First-time students

        This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

        Join us

        Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

        • 10 Aug 2022
        • 24 Aug 2022
        • 3 sessions
        • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
        • 3
        Register


        Beginning Welding is a 3-session course; each session is 3 hours. Students will gain a core understanding of how to operate welding equipment safely and get familiar with basic techniques.  This class is for hobbyists, makers, artists, or anyone wanting to try something new and challenge themselves a bit in a comfortable collaborative environment.

        Check the class times shown to ensure you can make it to every session.

        What Not to Wear:

        • Do not wear rings or other jewelry. 
        • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
        • Do not wear clothing made from synthetic or synthetic blends. The synthetic fabric can burn vigorously, melt and produce skin burns.
        • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
        • Currently face masks are recommended but not required in the facility. A cotton cloth mask is safest around open flame. Your instructor will explain the safe use of face masks around welding equipment.


        We will provide:

        • Eye protection
        • Face hood/shield
        • Leathers
        • Insulated gloves
        • Ear plugs
        • Materials for class projects
        • Please bring any hoods/gloves/leathers if you have them
        Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the Weldatorium tools unsupervised during business hours.
          Free Month of Membership For First-time students

          This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

          Join us

          Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

          • 14 Aug 2022
          • 28 Aug 2022
          • 3 sessions
          • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
          • 1
          Register

          Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

          Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

          The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

          What Not to Wear:

          • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
          • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
          • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
          • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
          • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


          We will provide:

          • Eye protection
          • Ear plugs if requested
          • Materials for class projects

          Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

          FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

          This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

          Join us

          Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
          • 15 Aug 2022
          • 18 Aug 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
          • 4
          Register


          This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

          Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.

          Prerequisites:

          • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
          • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

          What Not to Wear:

          • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
          • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
          • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
          • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
          • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


          We will provide:

          • Eye protection
          • Ear plugs if requested

          Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

          FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

          This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

          Join us

          Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
          • 11 Sep 2022
          • 25 Sep 2022
          • 3 sessions
          • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
          • 6
          Register

          Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

          Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

          The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

          What Not to Wear:

          • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
          • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
          • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
          • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
          • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


          We will provide:

          • Eye protection
          • Ear plugs if requested
          • Materials for class projects

          Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

          FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

          This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

          Join us

          Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
          • 12 Sep 2022
          • 15 Sep 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
          • 4
          Register


          This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

          Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.

          Prerequisites:

          • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
          • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

          What Not to Wear:

          • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
          • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
          • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
          • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
          • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


          We will provide:

          • Eye protection
          • Ear plugs if requested

          Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

          FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

          This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

          Join us

          Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
          • 16 Oct 2022
          • 30 Oct 2022
          • 3 sessions
          • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
          • 6
          Register

          Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

          Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

          The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

          What Not to Wear:

          • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
          • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
          • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
          • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
          • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


          We will provide:

          • Eye protection
          • Ear plugs if requested
          • Materials for class projects

          Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

          FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

          This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

          Join us

          Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
          • 17 Oct 2022
          • 20 Oct 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
          • 4
          Register


          This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

          Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.

          Prerequisites:

          • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
          • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

          What Not to Wear:

          • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
          • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
          • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
          • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
          • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


          We will provide:

          • Eye protection
          • Ear plugs if requested

          Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

          FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

          This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

          Join us

          Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
          • 06 Nov 2022
          • 20 Nov 2022
          • 3 sessions
          • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
          • 6
          Register

          Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

          Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

          The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

          What Not to Wear:

          • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
          • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
          • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
          • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
          • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


          We will provide:

          • Eye protection
          • Ear plugs if requested
          • Materials for class projects

          Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

          FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

          This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

          Join us

          Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
          • 14 Nov 2022
          • 17 Nov 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
          • 4
          Register


          This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

          Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.

          Prerequisites:

          • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
          • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

          What Not to Wear:

          • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
          • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
          • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
          • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
          • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


          We will provide:

          • Eye protection
          • Ear plugs if requested

          Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

          FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

          This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

          Join us

          Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
          • 04 Dec 2022
          • 18 Dec 2022
          • 3 sessions
          • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
          • 6
          Register

          Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

          Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

          The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

          What Not to Wear:

          • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
          • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
          • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
          • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
          • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


          We will provide:

          • Eye protection
          • Ear plugs if requested
          • Materials for class projects

          Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

          FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

          This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

          Join us

          Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
          • 12 Dec 2022
          • 15 Dec 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
          • 4
          Register


          This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

          Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.

          Prerequisites:

          • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
          • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

          What Not to Wear:

          • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
          • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
          • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
          • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
          • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


          We will provide:

          • Eye protection
          • Ear plugs if requested

          Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

          FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

          This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

          Join us

          Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

        Past events

        15 Jun 2022 Beginning Welding (beginners, refresher & safety)
        14 Jun 2022 Beginning CNC (Canceled)
        05 Jun 2022 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
        17 May 2022 Beginning CNC
        05 May 2022 Beginning Ceramics, Extended Class
        04 May 2022 Beginning Welding (beginners, refresher & safety)
        19 Apr 2022 Beginning CNC
        06 Apr 2022 Beginning Welding (beginners, refresher & safety)
        03 Apr 2022 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
        24 Mar 2022 Beginning Ceramics, Extended Class
        15 Mar 2022 Beginning CNC
        06 Mar 2022 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
        02 Mar 2022 Beginning Welding (beginners, refresher & safety)
        15 Feb 2022 Beginning CNC
        12 Feb 2022 Ideaworks Member Meeting
        07 Feb 2022 Ideaworks Board Meeting
        06 Feb 2022 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
        03 Feb 2022 Beginning Ceramics, Extended Class
        02 Feb 2022 Beginning Welding (beginners, refresher & safety)
        18 Jan 2022 Beginning CNC
        09 Jan 2022 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
        14 Dec 2021 Beginning CNC
        05 Dec 2021 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
        01 Dec 2021 Beginning Welding
        16 Nov 2021 Beginning CNC
        07 Nov 2021 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
        04 Nov 2021 Beginning Ceramics, Extended Class
        03 Nov 2021 Beginning Welding
        23 Oct 2021 CoderDojo Fresno@Ideaworks Re-Launch and CoderDojo Birthday Celebration
        19 Oct 2021 Beginning CNC
        10 Oct 2021 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher, & safety)
        07 Oct 2021 Makers Market during Art Hop!
        06 Oct 2021 Beginning Welding
        06 Oct 2021 Beginning Ceramics, Extended Class
        02 Oct 2021 Hand Sewing Clinic: Visible Mending - Needle Weaving
        21 Sep 2021 Beginning CNC
        14 Sep 2021 Ideaworks at the Grizzlies Game!
        12 Sep 2021 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher, & safety)
        08 Sep 2021 Beginning Welding
        04 Sep 2021 HEROES FEST-Hawaiian Style! Presented By: Project Wish Upon A Star
        02 Sep 2021 Makers Market during Art Hop!
        14 Mar 2020 Ideaworks Pi Day, Raspberry Jam, and STEM Celebration
        25 Nov 2019 Floral Design: Thanksgiving Tablescapes
        14 Sep 2019 CoderDojo Fresno@Ideaworks
        10 Aug 2019 CoderDojo Fresno@Ideaworks
        02 Jun 2019 Beginning Ceramics II
        10 Mar 2019 Arty Party: Accordion Books
        02 Mar 2019 Fresno Ideaworks Raspberry Jam and Pi Day Celebrations
        28 Feb 2019 (Make up Day) Beer Appreciation: Introduction to Beer Making - February
        21 Feb 2019 Beer Appreciation: Introduction to Beer Making - February
        11 Dec 2018 Tech Tuesday: Christmas Tree Lane LED Walk.
        13 Oct 2018 Shop Inventory Sale
        07 Oct 2018 Last day to remove personal property from the Shop!
        06 Oct 2018 1730 H. Street Work Days
        03 Aug 2018 Fox 26 "GreatDay" at Ideaworks!
        20 Jul 2018 Ideaworks Mini-Golf at Taco Truck Throwdown 2018
        20 Jul 2018 Volunteer Opportunity: Set-up of Ideaworks Mini-Golf at Taco Truck Throwdown 2018
        11 Jul 2018 Ideaworks Makerspaces Member Meeting
        14 Mar 2018 Pi Day 2018
        15 Oct 2017 Reclaimed Wood Pallet BAR.
        29 Aug 2017 Tech Tuesday
        09 Apr 2017 Fresno Mini Maker Faire
        31 Mar 2017 More Than Robots: A Fundraiser for Robotics in Central California
        01 Mar 2017 Wooly Wednesdays
        26 Feb 2017 Sawdust Sundays

        Address:

        Fresno Ideaworks

        1730 H Street

        Fresno, CA, 93721


        Phone:

        559-840-8749


        Fresno Ideaworks is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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