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Sharpen an existing skill or discover your next favorite hobby. Rekindle your curiosity, learn more about something that sparks your interest, or check out a new subject you know nothing about (yet). Our calendar is full of new experiences just right for you. Looking to host your own event at the Idea Foundry?

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January 23

Jan 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Create your own art piece while learning MIG welding, plasma cutting and metal grinding in this introductory class!

Learn More

January 24

Jan 24 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Former Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production needs.
This workshop will give practical knowledge of the vacuum forming machine in the Idea Foundry metal shop and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produce
Learn More

January 26

Jan 26 | 1-4PM

Game Development MeetUp

Interested in making Games? Come hang out with developers new and old and learn from each other at the Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) Meetup.

Learn More

January 27

Jan 27 | 12-7PM

Beginner Wood Carving: Moving Parts - Caged Ball

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Take a solid block of wood and carve it into a free-moving marvel while learning basic chisel techniques.
Apprehensive about trying those old “whittlin' tricks"? Don't be!
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Jan 27 | 1-3PM

Advanced Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Learn advanced techniques for photo transfer onto canvas in this skill builder class!
Completion of Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas required.
Learn More

January 28

Jan 28 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass: Potted Plant

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Use what you learned in the intro class to create your own plant themed window hanging in this next level class!

Stained Glass Orientation class recommended but not required.

Learn More

Jan 28 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters And Splines

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

Learn More

January 29

Jan 29 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn More

January 30

Jan 30 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Electronics: Mini Speaker

Lead by
Kevin Cardoso
Learn how to soldering and construct your own working mini amp out of an up-cycled cigar box!
Learn More

January 31

Jan 31 | 6-8PM

Sewing: How To Read And Use A Commercial Pattern

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

The instructor will show you how to read and sew using both PDF patterns and printed patterns.

Learn More

Jan 31 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

February 01

Feb 1 | 1-8PM

Beginner Wood Carving: Basic Spoon

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Carve your very own wooden spoon while learning basic gouge techniques that apply to many other carving disciplines!
A great project for beginners, with enough challenge to satisfy more experienced carvers as well, spoons are one of the most comprehensive and versatile carving ex
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February 02

Feb 2 | 2-4PM

Maker Kids: Comics and Storytelling (Ages 13-17)

Lead by
Hakim Callwood

Teens will make their own comics and will discuss the details of good story-telling!

Please see note below.

Through structured play, our educational workshops integrate visual art, hands-on art, and performance art to build character.

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February 03

Feb 3 | 12-3PM

Welding & Metal Bandsaw: Snowflake Wall Art

In this class, students will plasma cut, angle grind and weld rebar to create a piece of wall art!

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Feb 3 | 1-3PM

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Learn collage techniques and the crackle paint method for applying acrylic to canvas and other materials creating your own take-home mixed media art project!

Learn a variety of techniques for applying acrylic paint to canvas and other surfaces.

Learn More

February 04

Feb 4 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Feb 4 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Web Development

Lead by
Jean-Marc Julien

Learn the fundamentals of web development in this beginner class while learning the basics of HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, and PHP. 

Minors are required to have a parent/guardian sign a waiver and be present for the duration of the class. 

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February 05

Feb 5 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Riveted Metal Box with Hinged Lid

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

In this class, students will learn how to make a riveted box with a hinged lid using a number of tools in the metal shop!

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Feb 5 | 6:30-9:30PM

Full Spectrum Laser Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

Learn how to use our 80-watt Full Spectrum Laser cutting and engraving system.

Students will get an overview of compatible materials including woods, plastics, glass, stone, leather, paper and textiles.

Students will learn:

Learn More

Feb 5 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn More

Feb 5 | 6:30-10:30PM

Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

Use tools in the welding and metal shop to create your own design for a lantern in this intro to welding class!

Learn More

Feb 5 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's Beginner Woodworking: Basic Powertools

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Want to learn how to safely use some basic tools around the woodshop for projects or home improvement? Look no further than this student Q&A lead class!

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February 06

Feb 6 | 6-8PM

Beginner Sewing: Machine Orientation

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

Learn the ins and outs of your machine to get started on your sewing journey and make a bookmark with all of the stitches your machine can do!

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Feb 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodturning: Make Your Own Wand

Lead by
Luke Howard or Savannah Stewart

Become a wizard in this wood-turning experience by turning your own wand out of exotic woods.

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a lathe as each students creates their very own personalized exotic wood wand.

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Feb 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding and Plasma Cutting Orientation: Yard Art

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Take this class and bring home a fun and creative metal flower!

Students will be provided with petal patterns and mild steel to plasma cut, grind smooth and MIG (Metal Inert Gas) weld.

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February 07

Feb 7 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry Lab Orientation A - Bench Tools

Lead by
Lee Mash

This Jewelry 101 class will teach you the basics required to use our jewelry bench and bench tools!

Minors welcome, but a parent/guardian must be present during class

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Feb 7 | 6:30-9:30PM

Trotec Laser Rotary Tool: Engraving Mason Jars

Lead by
Aimee Brown

Create your own custom engraved glassware while learning the Rotary Tool for the Trotec in this skill builder class!

Completion of Trotec Orientation Class Required.

Learn More

Feb 7 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Former Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production needs.
This workshop will give practical knowledge of the vacuum forming machine in the Idea Foundry metal shop and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produce
Learn More

Feb 7 | 6:30-8:30PM

Fiber Arts: Felted Flower Broach

Lead by
Megan Fiscus

Learn how to felt your own structured flower broach using roving, a felting needle and pin!

Learn More

February 08

Feb 8 | 6-9PM

Milling Machine Orientation: Clip

Lead by
Karsten Look

Create your own machine-milled decorative clip in this introductory vertical mill class!

Learn More

Feb 8 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers?

Learn More

Feb 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Learn about leatherworking tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

Feb 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Create your own art piece while learning MIG welding, plasma cutting and metal grinding in this introductory class!

Learn More

Feb 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

February 09

Feb 9 | 10:30-12:30PM

Photography: Camera Techniques and Skills

Lead by
Aaron Taylor

Take your camera skills to the next level!

Please bring your digital camera - this is a hands on class!

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Feb 9 | 1-4PM

Maker Kids: Turn 2D into 3D Sculpture (Ages 5-9)

Lead by
Megan Evans

Start your kids early on sculpture using oil pastels and cardboard to bring ideas to life!

We also offer this specific class to children aged 9-13 years old, you can sign up here

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February 10

Feb 10 | 1-3PM

Fine Art: Open Studio

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Work on your own masterpiece under the guidance of an instructor. All materials included!
No experience required.
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February 11

Feb 11 | 6-8:30PM

Intermediate Sewing: Shop Apron

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

Learn to construct a durable apron suitable for use in the shop while learning to fit a general pattern to your body with this unique apron made from re-purposed jean materials!

Learn More

Feb 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Metal Bandsaw Orientation: Bookends

Learn how to cut, grind and MIG weld while making a simple bookend in this introduction level and tool orientation class.

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February 12

Feb 12 | 6-10PM

Welding and Angle Grinding: End Table

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Create a cedar and steel end table; perfect for any home or office!

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Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Sheet Metal Orientation: Tool Caddy

Lead by
Levi Crumley

Learn how to use multiple tools in the metal shop while making a tool caddy in this introductory class!

In this orientation to the metal shop, each student will build a handy tool caddy while learning the primary sheet metal handling tools at the shop.

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Feb 12 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

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February 13

Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

Feb 13 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

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February 14

Feb 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

Valentine's Day 2019 Maker Date Night

Restricted to ages 21+  Tickets for this event are per COUPLE (two admitted) not per individual. 
Our much-anticipated annual Valentines Day Maker Date Night event returns for its 7th year!
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February 15

Feb 15 | 7-10PM

Valentine's Day 2019 Maker Date Night

Restricted to ages 21+  Tickets for this event are per COUPLE (two admitted) not per individual. 
Our much-anticipated annual Valentines Day Maker Date Night event returns for its 7th year!
Learn More

February 16

Feb 16 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Feb 16 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

Feb 16 | 2-4PM

Maker Kids: Adventures in Time Travel (Ages 8-12)

Lead by
Brandi Cunningham

Use the magic of digital art and green screen technology to take a trip anywhere in space or time.

Please see note below.

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Feb 16 | 7-10PM

Valentine's Day 2019 Maker Date Night

Restricted to ages 21+  Tickets for this event are per COUPLE (two admitted) not per individual. 
Our much-anticipated annual Valentines Day Maker Date Night event returns for its 7th year!
Learn More

February 17

Feb 17 | 1-3PM

Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Come turn your beautiful photographs into full-size canvas art!
Learn to apply photo transfers to canvas to create custom and personal works of art using your own photos!
Learn More

February 18

Feb 18 | 6-9PM

Trotec Laser Orientation - Cutting and Engraving

Lead by
Luke Howard

Use vector and raster files to design images to cut and engrave on the Trotec Laser!

Learn More

Feb 18 | 6:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

Feb 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Lathe Orientation: Whistle

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

This introductory class will instruct students on how to set up the metal lathe to machine the body of their very own whistle made of aluminum!

Learn More

February 19

Feb 19 | 6-9PM

Advanced Sewing: Messenger Bag

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

Learn to make your own messenger bag for laptop, projects, or as a purse in this advanced pattern class where you'll grade (size up or down) your own customized bag!

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Feb 19 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass: Potted Plant

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Use what you learned in the intro class to create your own plant themed window hanging in this next level class!

Stained Glass Orientation class recommended but not required.

Learn More

Feb 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry Lab Orientation B - Soldering Tools

Lead by
Lee Mash

Learn how to solder jewelry and further your jewelry-making skills! This class will clear you on the Idea Foundry soldering tools!

Minors welcome but a parent/guardian must be present during class

Learn More

Feb 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Full Spectrum Laser Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

Learn how to use our 80-watt Full Spectrum Laser cutting and engraving system.

Students will get an overview of compatible materials including woods, plastics, glass, stone, leather, paper and textiles.

Students will learn:

Learn More

Feb 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn More

February 20

Feb 20 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

Feb 20 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

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Feb 20 | 6:30PM

Beginner Wood Carving: Chip Carving

Lead by
Chris Zaenger

Learn to carve intricate designs using centuries-old techniques on your own wood projects in this two evening class.

Participants 

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Feb 20 | 6:30-9:30PM

Trotec Laser Rotary Tool: Engraving Mason Jars

Lead by
Aimee Brown

Create your own custom engraved glassware while learning the Rotary Tool for the Trotec in this skill builder class!

Completion of Trotec Orientation Class Required.

Learn More

Feb 20 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Cherry Hardwood Planter Box

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Make your own wooden planter box to showcase your flowers in this introductory class!

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Feb 20 | 6:30-9PM

Beginner Electronics: Flashing LED

Lead by
Joe Calabrese
Learn to solder small electronics while making a battery-operated flashing LED!
Soldering is the process of joining two pieces of metal by filling the joint with solder, a metal with a lower melting point.
Learn More

Feb 20 | 6:30-10:30PM

Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

Use tools in the welding and metal shop to create your own design for a lantern in this intro to welding class!

Learn More

February 21

Feb 21 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

Feb 21 | 6-8PM

Sewing: How To Read And Use A Commercial Pattern

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

The instructor will show you how to read and sew using both PDF patterns and printed patterns.

Learn More

Feb 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Mold Making and Resin Casting: Yeti or Confucius

Lead by
Chris Guska

Learn the basics of silicone mold making and resin casting including materials, curing, tools, terminology, and mold types while making a statuette.

Learn More

Feb 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

Feb 21 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Former Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production needs.
This workshop will give practical knowledge of the vacuum forming machine in the Idea Foundry metal shop and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produce
Learn More

Feb 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Glass Cutting and Grinding Orientation

Lead by
Shannon Cherry

Learn how to use the glass cutting saw and flat lap grinder in this orientation to glass cutting class!

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Feb 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner ShopBot CNC: Basic Sign-Making

Lead by
Sally Doyle

Get hands-on with the ShopBot to create your own sign while learning VCarve to explore the CNC possibilities!

Completion of  ShopBot CNC Orientation class is required

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Feb 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Woodturning: Cigar Pen

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Learn to use a wood lathe as we make wooden "cigar" pens from exotic wood blanks. 

Learn More

February 22

Feb 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

Couple's Date Night: Wand Turning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Share the magic of creating your very own personalized wands for yourself, your partner and your loved ones.

Learn More

Feb 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Custom Frame

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Learn how to frame your own art and photography with a hardwood splined frame! 

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February 23

Feb 23 | 1-4PM

Game Development MeetUp

Interested in making Games? Come hang out with developers new and old and learn from each other at the Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) Meetup.

Learn More

Feb 23 | 1-5PM

Intermediate Welding: Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Learn to weld while also making an awesome fire pit for your backyard!

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Feb 23 | 2-4PM

Maker Kids: Recycled Plastic Bag Art (All Ages)

Lead by
Art Mobile's Tobi Furman and Janette Jones Ball

Do you think trash could become art? Do you think art can be made of anything?

Please see note below.

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Feb 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

Couple's Date Night: Wand Turning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Share the magic of creating your very own personalized wands for yourself, your partner and your loved ones.

Learn More

February 24

Feb 24 | 1-3PM

Advanced Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Learn advanced techniques for photo transfer onto canvas in this skill builder class!
Completion of Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas required.
Learn More

February 25

Feb 25 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters And Splines

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

Learn More

February 26

Feb 26 | 6:30-9:30PM

3D Printer Orientation

Lead by
Luke Howard

Learn how to use a 3D Printer to print your own keychain or bookmark in this introductory and tool clearance class.

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February 27

Feb 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Electronics: Mini Speaker

Lead by
Kevin Cardoso
Learn how to soldering and construct your own working mini amp out of an up-cycled cigar box!
Learn More

Feb 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

February 28

Feb 28 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodturning: Make Your Own Wand

Lead by
Luke Howard or Savannah Stewart

Become a wizard in this wood-turning experience by turning your own wand out of exotic woods.

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a lathe as each students creates their very own personalized exotic wood wand.

Learn More

Feb 28 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

March 02

Mar 2 | 2-5PM

Maker Kids: 3D Wood Scenery Painting (Ages 5-15)

Lead by
James Kindler

We will be painting pre-cut wood pieces then stack them on top of one another to make a 3D scenery painting.

Please see note below.

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March 03

Mar 3 | 1-3PM

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Learn collage techniques and the crackle paint method for applying acrylic to canvas and other materials creating your own take-home mixed media art project!

Learn a variety of techniques for applying acrylic paint to canvas and other surfaces.

Learn More

March 04

Mar 4 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Mar 4 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Lathe Orientation: Whistle

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

This introductory class will instruct students on how to set up the metal lathe to machine the body of their very own whistle made of aluminum!

Learn More

March 05

Mar 5 | 6-9PM

Milling Machine Orientation: Clip

Lead by
Karsten Look

Create your own machine-milled decorative clip in this introductory vertical mill class!

Learn More

Mar 5 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass Orientation: Window Hanging

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Learn the basics of cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make from scratch a complete sun-catcher window hanging.

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Mar 5 | 6:30-8:30PM

Photography: Camera Crash Course

Lead by
Aaron Taylor

Learn how to operate your own camera while exploring the basics of photography in this introduction course! Learn proper focusing, the ins and outs of aperture, shutter speed, ISO (the "exposure triangle") and much more.

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Mar 5 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

March 06

Mar 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodturning Orientation: Spindle

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Learn wood-turning basics and safe use of the wood lathe in this introductory class. 

Learn More

Mar 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

Mar 6 | 6:30-10:30PM

Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

Use tools in the welding and metal shop to create your own design for a lantern in this intro to welding class!

Learn More

March 07

Mar 7 | 6-9PM

Trotec Laser Orientation - Cutting and Engraving

Lead by
Luke Howard

Use vector and raster files to design images to cut and engrave on the Trotec Laser!

Learn More

Mar 7 | 6-8:30PM

Intermediate Sewing: Shop Apron

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

Learn to construct a durable apron suitable for use in the shop while learning to fit a general pattern to your body with this unique apron made from re-purposed jean materials!

Learn More

Mar 7 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry Lab Orientation A - Bench Tools

Lead by
Lee Mash

This Jewelry 101 class will teach you the basics required to use our jewelry bench and bench tools!

Minors welcome, but a parent/guardian must be present during class

Learn More

Mar 7 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Former Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production needs.
This workshop will give practical knowledge of the vacuum forming machine in the Idea Foundry metal shop and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produce
Learn More

Mar 7 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bread and Cheese Boards

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Wow your guests by serving bread and cheese on a charcuterie board made by you using glue-up and sanding techniques!

Learn More

Mar 7 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Woodturning: Cigar Pen

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Learn to use a wood lathe as we make wooden "cigar" pens from exotic wood blanks. 

Learn More

March 08

Mar 8 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers?

Learn More

Mar 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Learn about leatherworking tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

Mar 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

Couple's Date Night: Pen Turning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Bring your partner down for dinner and a show in this special cigar pen making date night.

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March 09

Mar 9 | 9-5PM

From Log to Bowl: Intermediate Woodturning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

In this full day course, students will learn how to turn a small wooden bowl and a natural edge bowl from green wood.

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Mar 9 | 12-7PM

Beginner Wood Carving: Basic Spoon

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Carve your very own wooden spoon while learning basic gouge techniques that apply to many other carving disciplines!
A great project for beginners, with enough challenge to satisfy more experienced carvers as well, spoons are one of the most comprehensive and versatile carving ex
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Mar 9 | 1-4PM

Maker Kids: Turn 2D into 3D Sculpture (Ages 9-13)

Lead by
Megan Evans

Start your kids early on sculpture using oil pastels and cardboard to bring ideas to life!

Please see note below.

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Mar 9 | 6:30-9:30PM

Couple's Welding Date Night: Wine Rack

Enjoy a night out wine tasting after making a wine rack with your partner or friend!

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March 10

Mar 10 | 9-5PM

Intermediate Woodturning: Hollow Vessel

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Come take this next level 8 hour wood-turning class to learn how to create your own hollow vessel!

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Mar 10 | 1-3PM

Fine Art: Open Studio

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Work on your own masterpiece under the guidance of an instructor. All materials included!
No experience required.
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March 11

Mar 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Riveted Metal Box with Hinged Lid

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

In this class, students will learn how to make a riveted box with a hinged lid using a number of tools in the metal shop!

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Mar 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

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Mar 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Web Development

Lead by
Jean-Marc Julien

Learn the fundamentals of web development in this beginner class while learning the basics of HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, and PHP. 

Minors are required to have a parent/guardian sign a waiver and be present for the duration of the class. 

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March 12

Mar 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

Mar 12 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

March 13

Mar 13 | 6-8PM

Sewing: How To Read And Use A Commercial Pattern

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

The instructor will show you how to read and sew using both PDF patterns and printed patterns.

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Mar 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Lathe Orientation: Whistle

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

This introductory class will instruct students on how to set up the metal lathe to machine the body of their very own whistle made of aluminum!

Learn More

Mar 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn More

Mar 13 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

Learn More

March 14

Mar 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

Sheet Metal Orientation: Tool Caddy

Lead by
Levi Crumley

Learn how to use multiple tools in the metal shop while making a tool caddy in this introductory class!

In this orientation to the metal shop, each student will build a handy tool caddy while learning the primary sheet metal handling tools at the shop.

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Mar 14 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

Mar 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding and Plasma Cutting Orientation: Yard Art

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Take this class and bring home a fun and creative metal flower!

Students will be provided with petal patterns and mild steel to plasma cut, grind smooth and MIG (Metal Inert Gas) weld.

Learn More

March 15

Mar 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Couple's Date Night: Wand Turning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Share the magic of creating your very own personalized wands for yourself, your partner and your loved ones.

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March 16

Mar 16 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Mar 16 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

Mar 16 | 2-4PM

Maker Kids: Fiber Art Creations (Ages 5-9)

Lead by
Brandi Cunningham

Using fabric, glue and markers, kids will be introduced to fiber art creations!

Please see note below.

Make and decorate an animal friend or a pillow for your bedroom! Learn hand sewing and embroidery, or just have some fun with fabric and yarn. 

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March 17

Mar 17 | 1-3PM

Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Come turn your beautiful photographs into full-size canvas art!
Learn to apply photo transfers to canvas to create custom and personal works of art using your own photos!
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March 18

Mar 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Metal Bandsaw Orientation: Bookends

Learn how to cut, grind and MIG weld while making a simple bookend in this introduction level and tool orientation class.

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Mar 18 | 6:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

Mar 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodturning Orientation: Exotic Wood Pen

Lead by
Savannah Stewart

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a lathe as you make a pen out of exotic woods.

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Mar 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry Lab Orientation B - Soldering Tools

Lead by
Lee Mash

Learn how to solder jewelry and further your jewelry-making skills! This class will clear you on the Idea Foundry soldering tools!

Minors welcome but a parent/guardian must be present during class

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March 19

Mar 19 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass: Potted Plant

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Use what you learned in the intro class to create your own plant themed window hanging in this next level class!

Stained Glass Orientation class recommended but not required.

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Mar 19 | 6:30-10:30PM

Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

Use tools in the welding and metal shop to create your own design for a lantern in this intro to welding class!

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Mar 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

3D Printer Orientation

Lead by
Luke Howard

Learn how to use a 3D Printer to print your own keychain or bookmark in this introductory and tool clearance class.

Learn More

March 20

Mar 20 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

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Mar 20 | 6-10PM

Welding and Angle Grinding: End Table

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Create a cedar and steel end table; perfect for any home or office!

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Mar 20 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

Learn More

Mar 20 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

March 21

Mar 21 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

Mar 21 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Former Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production needs.
This workshop will give practical knowledge of the vacuum forming machine in the Idea Foundry metal shop and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produce
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Mar 21 | 7-10PM

Glass Cutting and Grinding Orientation

Lead by
Shannon Cherry

Learn how to use the glass cutting saw and flat lap grinder in this orientation to glass cutting class!

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March 22

Mar 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

Couple's Welding Date Night: Wine Rack

Enjoy a night out wine tasting after making a wine rack with your partner or friend!

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March 23

Mar 23 | 1-4PM

Game Development MeetUp

Interested in making Games? Come hang out with developers new and old and learn from each other at the Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) Meetup.

Learn More

Mar 23 | 1-5PM

Intermediate Welding: Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Learn to weld while also making an awesome fire pit for your backyard!

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Mar 23 | 2-4PM

Maker Kids: Who Are You? Portraits (All Ages)

Lead by
Artmobile's Tobi Furman and Janette Jones Ball

Kids of all ages learn to look inside themselves and draw self-portraits!

Please see note below.

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March 24

Mar 24 | 1-3PM

Advanced Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Learn advanced techniques for photo transfer onto canvas in this skill builder class!
Completion of Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas required.
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March 25

Mar 25 | 6-9PM

Trotec Laser Orientation - Cutting and Engraving

Lead by
Luke Howard

Use vector and raster files to design images to cut and engrave on the Trotec Laser!

Learn More

Mar 25 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters And Splines

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

Learn More

March 26

Mar 26 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass Orientation: Window Hanging

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Learn the basics of cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make from scratch a complete sun-catcher window hanging.

Learn More

Mar 26 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn More

March 27

Mar 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding and Plasma Cutting Orientation: Yard Art

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Take this class and bring home a fun and creative metal flower!

Students will be provided with petal patterns and mild steel to plasma cut, grind smooth and MIG (Metal Inert Gas) weld.

Learn More

March 28

Mar 28 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

Mar 28 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Create your own art piece while learning MIG welding, plasma cutting and metal grinding in this introductory class!

Learn More

Mar 28 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

March 29

Mar 29 | 6-9PM

Milling Machine Orientation: Clip

Lead by
Karsten Look

Create your own machine-milled decorative clip in this introductory vertical mill class!

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March 30

Mar 30 | 2-4PM

Maker Kids: Optical Illusions - Eyes vs Brains (Ages 7-12)

Lead by
Alyssa Wunderlich

This drawing class will focus on optical illusions and using paper and pencils to create depth!

Please see note below.

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March 31

Mar 31 | 1-3PM

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Learn collage techniques and the crackle paint method for applying acrylic to canvas and other materials creating your own take-home mixed media art project!

Learn a variety of techniques for applying acrylic paint to canvas and other surfaces.

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April 01

Apr 1 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

April 02

Apr 2 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass: Potted Plant

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Use what you learned in the intro class to create your own plant themed window hanging in this next level class!

Stained Glass Orientation class recommended but not required.

Learn More

Apr 2 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry Lab Orientation A - Bench Tools

Lead by
Lee Mash

This Jewelry 101 class will teach you the basics required to use our jewelry bench and bench tools!

Minors welcome, but a parent/guardian must be present during class

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Apr 2 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

April 03

Apr 3 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Metal Bandsaw Orientation: Bookends

Learn how to cut, grind and MIG weld while making a simple bookend in this introduction level and tool orientation class.

Learn More

Apr 3 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Blacksmithing: Coat Rack

Lead by
Adlai

Learn the basics of blacksmithing and forge your own 3 hook coat rack.

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April 04

Apr 4 | 6-9PM

Trotec Laser Orientation - Cutting and Engraving

Lead by
Luke Howard

Use vector and raster files to design images to cut and engrave on the Trotec Laser!

Learn More

Apr 4 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding and Plasma Cutting Orientation: Yard Art

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Take this class and bring home a fun and creative metal flower!

Students will be provided with petal patterns and mild steel to plasma cut, grind smooth and MIG (Metal Inert Gas) weld.

Learn More

April 05

Apr 5 | 1-8PM

Beginner Wood Carving: Moving Parts, Captive Ring

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Learn to take a block of wood and turn it into a woodcarving with moving parts!
Apprehensive about trying those old “whittlin' tricks"? Don't be!
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April 06

Apr 6 | 2-4PM

Maker Kids: Painting Still-Life On Canvas

Lead by
Maureen Clark

Kids of all ages learn how to paint a still-life piece and how to make their colors pop!

Please see note below.

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Apr 6 | 2-4PM

Maker Kids: Walk Like Yourself (Ages 7-12)

Lead by
Heidi Madsen

The clown nose is the smallest mask in the world. It doesn't hide you; rather it reveals you. 

Please see note below.

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Apr 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

Couple's Welding Date Night: Wine Rack

Enjoy a night out wine tasting after making a wine rack with your partner or friend!

Learn More

April 08

Apr 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

April 09

Apr 9 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass Orientation: Window Hanging

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Learn the basics of cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make from scratch a complete sun-catcher window hanging.

Learn More

Apr 9 | 6:30-8:30PM

Photography: Camera Techniques and Skills

Lead by
Aaron Taylor

Take your camera skills to the next level!

Please bring your digital camera - this is a hands on class!

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Apr 9 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

Apr 9 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

April 10

Apr 10 | 6PM

Blade Smithing: Railroad Spike Knife

Lead by
Adlai Stein

Students will try their hands at knife-making in this introductory blacksmithing class while making a railroad spike knife!

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Apr 10 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Riveted Metal Box with Hinged Lid

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

In this class, students will learn how to make a riveted box with a hinged lid using a number of tools in the metal shop!

Learn More

Apr 10 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn More

Apr 10 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

Learn More

April 11

Apr 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Lathe Orientation: Whistle

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

This introductory class will instruct students on how to set up the metal lathe to machine the body of their very own whistle made of aluminum!

Learn More

Apr 11 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

April 12

Apr 12 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers?

Learn More

Apr 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Learn about leatherworking tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

April 13

April 15

Apr 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding and Plasma Cutting Orientation: Yard Art

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Take this class and bring home a fun and creative metal flower!

Students will be provided with petal patterns and mild steel to plasma cut, grind smooth and MIG (Metal Inert Gas) weld.

Learn More

Apr 15 | 6:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

Apr 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

3D Printer Orientation

Lead by
Luke Howard

Learn how to use a 3D Printer to print your own keychain or bookmark in this introductory and tool clearance class.

Learn More

April 16

Apr 16 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry Lab Orientation B - Soldering Tools

Lead by
Lee Mash

Learn how to solder jewelry and further your jewelry-making skills! This class will clear you on the Idea Foundry soldering tools!

Minors welcome but a parent/guardian must be present during class

Learn More

April 17

Apr 17 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

Learn More

Apr 17 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

Apr 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

Apr 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction To Blacksmithing

Lead by
Adlai Stein

Learn the basics of blacksmithing using a forge, tongs, hammer, and punches on this hook for your home!

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April 18

Apr 18 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

Apr 18 | 6-9PM

Trotec Laser Orientation - Cutting and Engraving

Lead by
Luke Howard

Use vector and raster files to design images to cut and engrave on the Trotec Laser!

Learn More

Apr 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Create your own art piece while learning MIG welding, plasma cutting and metal grinding in this introductory class!

Learn More

Apr 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodturning: Make Your Own Wand

Lead by
Luke Howard or Savannah Stewart

Become a wizard in this wood-turning experience by turning your own wand out of exotic woods.

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a lathe as each students creates their very own personalized exotic wood wand.

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April 19

Apr 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Couple's Welding Date Night: Wine Rack

Enjoy a night out wine tasting after making a wine rack with your partner or friend!

Learn More

April 20

Apr 20 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Apr 20 | 1-4PM

Maker Kids: My Favorite Treehouse (Ages 7-12)

Lead by
Janette Jones Ball

This Drawing class will allow your child to use their summertime imagination along with drawing techniques, art tools, and pencil exercises to create their very own treehouse. 

Please see note below.

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Apr 20 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

April 22

Apr 22 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass Orientation: Window Hanging

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Learn the basics of cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make from scratch a complete sun-catcher window hanging.

Learn More

Apr 22 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters And Splines

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

Learn More

Apr 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn More

April 23

Apr 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Lathe Orientation: Whistle

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

This introductory class will instruct students on how to set up the metal lathe to machine the body of their very own whistle made of aluminum!

Learn More

April 24

Apr 24 | 6PM

Blade Smithing: Intro to Knife Making

Lead by
Adlai Stein

With hammers and anvils and fire, learn the basics of how blade-smithing works in creating your very own letter opener.

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Apr 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

April 25

Apr 25 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

April 27

Apr 27 | 1-4PM

Game Development MeetUp

Interested in making Games? Come hang out with developers new and old and learn from each other at the Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) Meetup.

Learn More

Apr 27 | 1-5PM

Intermediate Welding: Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Learn to weld while also making an awesome fire pit for your backyard!

Learn More

May 01

May 1 | 6PM

Bladesmithing - Start to Finish (4 Part Class)

Lead by
Adlai Stein

Make a full tang knife from start to finish over 4-session class.

This is a four week class. Be sure to note all class dates, if you are unable to make a middle class date, be sure to contact the instructor beforeregistration: macabee613@gmail.com.

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May 02

May 2 | 6-9PM

Milling Machine Orientation: Clip

Lead by
Karsten Look

Create your own machine-milled decorative clip in this introductory vertical mill class!

Learn More

May 2 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding and Plasma Cutting Orientation: Yard Art

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Take this class and bring home a fun and creative metal flower!

Students will be provided with petal patterns and mild steel to plasma cut, grind smooth and MIG (Metal Inert Gas) weld.

Learn More

May 04

May 4 | 6:30-9:30PM

Couple's Welding Date Night: Wine Rack

Enjoy a night out wine tasting after making a wine rack with your partner or friend!

Learn More

May 07

May 7 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Riveted Metal Box with Hinged Lid

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

In this class, students will learn how to make a riveted box with a hinged lid using a number of tools in the metal shop!

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May 7 | 6:30-8:30PM

Photography: Camera Crash Course

Lead by
Aaron Taylor

Learn how to operate your own camera while exploring the basics of photography in this introduction course! Learn proper focusing, the ins and outs of aperture, shutter speed, ISO (the "exposure triangle") and much more.

Learn More

May 08

May 8 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

Learn More

May 09

May 9 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

May 9 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry Lab Orientation A - Bench Tools

Lead by
Lee Mash

This Jewelry 101 class will teach you the basics required to use our jewelry bench and bench tools!

Minors welcome, but a parent/guardian must be present during class

Learn More

May 10

May 10 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers?

Learn More

May 10 | 6:30-9:30PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Learn about leatherworking tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

May 11

May 11 | 12-3PM

Metal Lathe Orientation: Whistle

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

This introductory class will instruct students on how to set up the metal lathe to machine the body of their very own whistle made of aluminum!

Learn More

May 14

May 14 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass Orientation: Window Hanging

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Learn the basics of cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make from scratch a complete sun-catcher window hanging.

Learn More

May 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Lathe Orientation: Whistle

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

This introductory class will instruct students on how to set up the metal lathe to machine the body of their very own whistle made of aluminum!

Learn More

May 14 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

May 15

May 15 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

Learn More

May 15 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

May 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry Lab Orientation B - Soldering Tools

Lead by
Lee Mash

Learn how to solder jewelry and further your jewelry-making skills! This class will clear you on the Idea Foundry soldering tools!

Minors welcome but a parent/guardian must be present during class

Learn More

May 16

May 16 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

May 16 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodturning Orientation: Exotic Wood Pen

Lead by
Savannah Stewart

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a lathe as you make a pen out of exotic woods.

Learn More

May 17

May 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Couple's Welding Date Night: Wine Rack

Enjoy a night out wine tasting after making a wine rack with your partner or friend!

Learn More

May 18

May 18 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

May 18 | 1-5PM

Intermediate Welding: Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Learn to weld while also making an awesome fire pit for your backyard!

Learn More

May 18 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

May 20

May 20 | 6:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

May 21

May 21 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass: Potted Plant

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Use what you learned in the intro class to create your own plant themed window hanging in this next level class!

Stained Glass Orientation class recommended but not required.

Learn More

May 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding and Plasma Cutting Orientation: Yard Art

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Take this class and bring home a fun and creative metal flower!

Students will be provided with petal patterns and mild steel to plasma cut, grind smooth and MIG (Metal Inert Gas) weld.

Learn More

May 23

May 23 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

May 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Create your own art piece while learning MIG welding, plasma cutting and metal grinding in this introductory class!

Learn More

May 25

May 25 | 1-4PM

Game Development MeetUp

Interested in making Games? Come hang out with developers new and old and learn from each other at the Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) Meetup.

Learn More

May 27

May 27 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters And Splines

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

Learn More

May 28

May 28 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass Orientation: Window Hanging

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Learn the basics of cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make from scratch a complete sun-catcher window hanging.

Learn More

May 29

May 29 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction To Blacksmithing

Lead by
Adlai Stein

Learn the basics of blacksmithing using a forge, tongs, hammer, and punches on this hook for your home!

Learn More

May 30

May 30 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodturning: Make Your Own Wand

Lead by
Luke Howard or Savannah Stewart

Become a wizard in this wood-turning experience by turning your own wand out of exotic woods.

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a lathe as each students creates their very own personalized exotic wood wand.

Learn More

June 01

June 05

Jun 5 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Blacksmithing: Bottle Opener

Lead by
Adlai Stein

Use fire and hammers to make an awesome bottle opener!

Learn More

June 06

Jun 6 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

June 11

Jun 11 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

June 12

Jun 12 | 6PM

Blade Smithing: Intro to Knife Making

Lead by
Adlai Stein

With hammers and anvils and fire, learn the basics of how blade-smithing works in creating your very own letter opener.

Learn More

Jun 12 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

Learn More

June 14

Jun 14 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers?

Learn More

Jun 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Learn about leatherworking tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

June 15

Jun 15 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Jun 15 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

June 19

Jun 19 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

Learn More

Jun 19 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

Jun 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Blacksmithing: Coat Rack

Lead by
Adlai

Learn the basics of blacksmithing and forge your own 3 hook coat rack.

Learn More

June 20

Jun 20 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

Jun 20 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

June 22

Jun 22 | 1-4PM

Game Development MeetUp

Interested in making Games? Come hang out with developers new and old and learn from each other at the Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) Meetup.

Learn More

June 24

Jun 24 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters And Splines

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

Learn More

June 26

Jun 26 | 6PM

Blade Smithing: Railroad Spike Knife

Lead by
Adlai Stein

Students will try their hands at knife-making in this introductory blacksmithing class while making a railroad spike knife!

Learn More

July 04

Jul 4 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

July 09

Jul 9 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

July 10

Jul 10 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

Learn More

July 12

Jul 12 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers?

Learn More

Jul 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Learn about leatherworking tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

July 17

Jul 17 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

Learn More

Jul 17 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

July 18

Jul 18 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

Jul 18 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

July 20

Jul 20 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Jul 20 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

July 22

Jul 22 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters And Splines

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

Learn More

July 27

Jul 27 | 1-4PM

Game Development MeetUp

Interested in making Games? Come hang out with developers new and old and learn from each other at the Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) Meetup.

Learn More

August 01

Aug 1 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

August 09

Aug 9 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers?

Learn More

Aug 9 | 6:30-9:30PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Learn about leatherworking tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

August 13

Aug 13 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

August 14

Aug 14 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

Learn More

August 15

Aug 15 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

Aug 15 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

August 17

Aug 17 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Aug 17 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

August 21

Aug 21 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

Learn More

Aug 21 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

August 24

Aug 24 | 1-4PM

Game Development MeetUp

Interested in making Games? Come hang out with developers new and old and learn from each other at the Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) Meetup.

Learn More

August 26

Aug 26 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters And Splines

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

Learn More

August 29

Aug 29 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

September 10

Sep 10 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

September 11

Sep 11 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

Learn More

September 12

Sep 12 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

September 13

Sep 13 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers?

Learn More

Sep 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Learn about leatherworking tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

September 18

Sep 18 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

Learn More

Sep 18 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

September 19

Sep 19 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

September 21

Sep 21 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer & Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Sep 21 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

September 23

Sep 23 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters And Splines

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

Learn More

September 26

Sep 26 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

September 28

Sep 28 | 1-4PM

Game Development MeetUp

Interested in making Games? Come hang out with developers new and old and learn from each other at the Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) Meetup.

Learn More

October 08

Oct 8 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

October 09

Oct 9 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

Learn More

October 10

Oct 10 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

Learn the basics of product development, beginning with timelines and finances, through the final conceptualization of your idea for commercial release.

Learn More

October 11

Oct 11 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers?

Learn More

Oct 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Learn about leatherworking tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

October 16

Oct 16 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

Learn More

Oct 16 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

October 17

Oct 17 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

October 19

Oct 19 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

October 26

Oct 26 | 1-4PM

Game Development MeetUp

Interested in making Games? Come hang out with developers new and old and learn from each other at the Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) Meetup.

Learn More

October 28

Oct 28 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters And Splines

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

Learn More

November 08

Nov 8 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers?

Learn More

Nov 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Learn about leatherworking tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

November 12

Nov 12 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

November 13

Nov 13 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

Learn More

November 20

Nov 20 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

Nov 20 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

Learn More

November 21

Nov 21 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

November 23

Nov 23 | 1-4PM

Game Development MeetUp

Interested in making Games? Come hang out with developers new and old and learn from each other at the Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) Meetup.

Learn More

November 25

Nov 25 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters And Splines

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

Learn More

December 10

Dec 10 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

December 11

Dec 11 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

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December 13

Dec 13 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers?

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Dec 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Learn about leatherworking tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

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December 18

Dec 18 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

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Dec 18 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

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December 19

Dec 19 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

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December 23

Dec 23 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters And Splines

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

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December 28

Dec 28 | 1-4PM

Game Development MeetUp

Interested in making Games? Come hang out with developers new and old and learn from each other at the Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) Meetup.

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January 08

Jan 8 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

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January 10

Jan 10 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers?

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Jan 10 | 6:30-9:30PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Learn about leatherworking tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

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January 14

Jan 14 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

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January 15

Jan 15 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

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Jan 15 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

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January 16

Jan 16 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

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