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Get out of the house on December 5th and take a trip to White Bear Makerspace’s Holiday Craft Fair. We’re featuring local vendors who create their unique crafts at our -square-foot DIY workshop. Visit our website for details about this Holiday Craft fair that you won’t want to miss.


We will be following COVID-19 best practices:

Limiting number of people

Masks required

Social distancing

At lest 8 feet between vendor tables





10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


 

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


CNC Intro Learn the CNC! In this introductory class, you will learn the basics of programming the CNC, including design and toolpaths. Make your own sign using VCarve, walk through CNC setup/operation. You can get a free copy of VCarve to use at home.*


Beginner level. Tools used: VCarve, CNC

 * The software is yours to keep, though it is keyed - your designs can only be carved at White Bear Makerspace.

November 21st

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

$50


FULL

 

Fun with Epoxy Art - Come learn the basics of working with Epoxy. No artistic talent required! Decorate your own wall plaque, choose from several shapes (Minnesota, rectangle, heart and dragon). It's easy and fun to do. Kids (age 10+) also welcome, with an accompanying adult. Additional plaques or custom designs can be made in the same class for $20 each (let us know in advance, extra fee for custom shapes). Feel free to bring any items from home you might want to use to personalize it like sea shells or a heart shape to mark where you live, as these can be placed on the piece at the end when the epoxy is sticky.



Epoxy needs to cure for 24 hours, so you will need to pick up your project a different day.

Saturday, November 28th

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$40




Mini River Tables - Learn how to make a fantastic table using epoxy. In this class we will start out on a small scale (~9x14") and make a river table serving tray. Once you've learned the basics in this class, you'll be ready to "go big" and make your own full-size table (as a member or on your own, or see above for full size class). Upgrades available. Beginner level. Class will span 4 nights:

     Build and seal

     Deep Pour

     Deep Pour / Skim coat

     Sand and flood coat


Tools used: table saw, miter saw, epoxy

Thursdays, January 14, 21, 28,

February 4, 11

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$110


 




Holiday pour both

Holiday Paint Pour - Coasters or Ornaments Fluid Acrylic Paint Pouring is a painting method that uses acrylic paint and pouring medium to create an organic free form painting with rich, vibrant swirls and colors. No paint brushes or art experience needed! If you can pour, stir and blow through a straw I can teach you how to make a paint pour masterpiece you will LOVE!

 

Friday, November 20th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm




Custom Lake map - You supply the name of the Lake and the location, and we'll help you make it from scratch.  Custom size up to 29" x 39".  First, meet with us online (through an interactive video conference) or in person, to design how you want it to look, then we will carve it on the CNC.  Then we show you how to paint and frame it! 

Tools used:  miter saw, CNC, paint brush
Designed with you online or in person!
$150



Something to Look Forward To!

The classes below are coming soon, let us know if you're interested.




Big slabs
Full Size Slab / River Tables!  This is it!  We're going BIG!  Make your own table, any size you like, with or without an epoxy river.  Class will be held in multiple sessions throughout October, with flexible times to fit your schedule.  Intermediate class, some knowledge of woodworking/epoxy preferred.

Tools used: table saw, router, epoxy and more.
NEXT SESSION STARTS IN JANUARY





Corn Hole Boards – Come make your own set of top-quality Corn Hole Boards.  We will build the frame from solid Maple and customize the top colors with Epoxy and vinyl lettering.  Wednesday nights (June 24th, July 1st, and 8th) starting at 6:00.   

Cost is $150 and does not include the bags.

 

Build base and color coat top – 3 hours

Finish base and clear coat the top – 3 hours

Attach top - 1 hour


Spring 2021
$150.00





End grain

End grain cutting board – Come design your own cutting board!  In this class, we’ll cover the step-by-step of designing and creating of your own end grain cutting board.  You will be using a variety of woods and cuts.  Beginner level.

Tools used: Table saw, miter saw, sanders, planer and hand tools



$90





Inlay cutting boards
Enhance your cutting board!  Add an inlay of thin contrasting wood or MN outline to your cutting board. Must have taken one of our previous cutting board classes (in other words, bring your completed "basic" cutting board to this class).
Coming soon!



Scout Cribbage board
Scouts' Woodworking badge - Are you looking to work on this merit badge but don't know where to start or don't have the equipment?

We have created 4 projects that meet the requirements for the badge.  The projects are: a cribbage board, Eagle Intarsia, walking stick or bench.  Each project can be finished in less than 4 hours.  

Cost is $65.00 per scout.  This includes an instructor, materials, tools and space to complete the project.

Please contact us at 651-245-6400 or whitebearmakerspace@gmail.com for more details.
Call or email to set up an initial appointment to talk about the troop's badge requirements and the projects we've designed.




Memorials
Memorial Plaques - Take "epoxy art" to the next level and make your own plaque to commemorate a special event or a memorial to honor a loved one.  This plaque will include a copy of your favorite photo and custom vinyl inscriptions.  You can also pick the shape of the plaque.  Beginner level.

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Instructors WantedAre you passionate about a craft or project? From traditional to high tech, we have the tools and facilities to help you share your skills with the community.

Fill out this form to get started,.
or call us at 651-245-6400


Registration closes 3 days prior to allow for prep time.  All classes are following safe distance and capacity guidelines.



Class Withdrawals / Refunds:

Students may withdraw from a class up to 72 hours prior to the start of the class and will be given a full refund. Should you request a withdrawal from a class between 24 - 72 hrs before the start of the class, you will receive a 50% refund less a $10 processing fee. No refunds are offered for same-day (24 hours before the start of a class) withdrawals or for any class already in progress.

There are no refunds for missed classes, though instructors may arrange something at their discretion. Please email us at whitebearmakerspace@gmail.com and we will help arrange this.

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