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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

    • 08 Sep 2021
    • 22 Sep 2021
    • 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 must be worn in all areas of 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 with instructor's approval.
      Free Month of Membership For First-time students

      The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, 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 2021
      • 26 Sep 2021
      • 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 must be worn in all areas of 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 (increase in wood prices raised class price)

      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

      The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, 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.
      • 21 Sep 2021
      • 23 Sep 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
      • 1
      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 must be worn in all areas of 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

      The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, 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 Oct 2021
      • 6:00 PM
      • 10 Nov 2021
      • 8:00 PM
      • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      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, I 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. 

      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 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 must be worn in all areas of 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 with instructor's approval.

        FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

        The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, 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.

        Note: Please trim your nails down. Longer nails make throwing on the wheel very difficult.



        • 06 Oct 2021
        • 20 Oct 2021
        • 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 must be worn in all areas of 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 with instructor's approval.
          Free Month of Membership For First-time students

          The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, 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.

          • 07 Oct 2021
          • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
          • Fresno Ideaworks


          • 10 Oct 2021
          • 24 Oct 2021
          • 3 sessions
          • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
          • 4
          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 must be worn in all areas of 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 (increase in wood prices raised class price)

          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

          The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, 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.
          • 19 Oct 2021
          • 21 Oct 2021
          • 2 sessions
          • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
          • 3
          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 must be worn in all areas of 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

          The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, 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.
          • 03 Nov 2021
          • 17 Nov 2021
          • 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 must be worn in all areas of 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 with instructor's approval.
            Free Month of Membership For First-time students

            The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, 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.

            • 07 Nov 2021
            • 21 Nov 2021
            • 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 must be worn in all areas of 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 (increase in wood prices raised class price)

            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

            The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, 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 Nov 2021
            • 18 Nov 2021
            • 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 must be worn in all areas of 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

            The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, 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.
            • 01 Dec 2021
            • 15 Dec 2021
            • 3 sessions
            • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
            • 2
            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 must be worn in all areas of 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 with instructor's approval.
              Free Month of Membership For First-time students

              The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, 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.

              • 05 Dec 2021
              • 19 Dec 2021
              • 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 must be worn in all areas of 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 (increase in wood prices raised class price)

              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

              The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, 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 Dec 2021
              • 16 Dec 2021
              • 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 must be worn in all areas of 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

              The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, 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.

            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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