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    • Mon, September 10, 2018
    • Mon, August 10, 2020
    • 24 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space


    The Yakima Faceting Club


    This club is for anyone with an interest in cutting (faceting) gemstones.  We promote mutual interests to members and the public in faceting gemstones, gemology and related topics.

    We share knowledge and insights freely, give expert advice, and help others to gain a working knowledge of the art of gemstone cutting.

    We are open to the public.

    Meetings are held at Yakima Maker Space on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 PM.

    Attendance is free - club dues are $15 annually.

    • Wed, January 30, 2019
    • Wed, May 08, 2019
    • 15 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space


    YMS is hosting a 3D printer club. This a casual meeting of 3D printing enthusiasts to chat about what they are working on and share ideas.

    • Mon, March 18, 2019
    • Mon, December 16, 2024
    • 24 sessions

    Quarterly Board Meeting

    • Thu, April 11, 2019
    • Thu, September 03, 2020
    • 74 sessions

    Are you are exploring the wonderful world of fiber arts and looking for a resourceful group of other fiber arts enthusiasts? Do you have questions about crocheting, or how to hand spin that alpaca wool your Aunt has been collecting for you to do something with?  Well, come down to Yakima Maker Space Thursday Nights where a friendly group of fiber artists can help answer your questions

    For a good spot to spin/knit/crochet/lace/weave or just visit and ask a few questions about any of those things!  Hosted by a group of experienced fiber artists from the Yakima Valley.

    • Mon, April 15, 2019
    • Mon, February 20, 2023
    • 32 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 0

    Meeting to discuss operational needs for Yakima Maker Space, assign to do items, plan events and long term development.  Open to board members and volunteers. Meets every second Thursday of the month.


    • Sun, April 28, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 0
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    Intro to watercolor:  Abstract Florals




    Instructor:  Aislinn Kalstad

    In this 2 hour class learn the very basics of watercolor and how to apply them to create loose, abstract florals. 

    Each student will walk away with a better understanding of watercolor, a stronger sense of creativeness and a hand-painted card just in time for Mother's Day.

    Feel free to bring your favorite beverage to enjoy during the class.  (Mimosa, Wine, Beer, Juice, etc.)

    All materials included in the cost of the class.

    Sunday, April 28th, 2019; 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Min 5, Max 10 Students

    Recommended ages 21+

    Members: $23 + $10 materials

    Non-Members: $26 + $10 materials
    • Tue, April 30, 2019
    • Tue, May 21, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
    Register

    Beginner's Knitting Class

    Instructor:  Rachel Gordon

    During this 4 session class, students will learn basic knitting terminology, how to cast on, the knit and purl stitches and how to bind off.

    Students will make swatches for different stitches.  By the end of the class student will be able to make either a hat, fingerless mitts or a cowl.

    All materials included in the cost of registration.

    Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, May 14 and May 21 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Min 4, Max 8 Students

    Recommended ages 18+

    Members: $50 + $10 materials

    Non-Members: $55 + $10 materials
    • Thu, May 02, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 4
    Register

    Create Your Own Colorful Resin Coasters

    Instructor:  Casey Picha & Debbie Hunter

    During this two hour class, students will learn how to mix and make resin coasters with various colors for their home.  Students will make 4 coasters that will be available for pick up that Saturday (May 4th)  after they cure and dry.

    All materials included in the cost of the class. 

    Thursday, May 2nd, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Min 3, Max 6 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $25 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $28 + $15 materials
    • Thu, May 02, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 4
    Register

    Wire Wrapped Beaded Link Bracelet

    Perfect for Mother's Day

    Instructor:  Natasha Huntington

    In this 2 hour class, students will create a bracelet with hand made links.  They will learn how to create an eye loop that looks professional to link this copper bracelet together. 

    The bracelet is crafted to a 7 inch wrist, but being custom made, the bracelet can be adjusted to fit the wearer perfectly.

    A variety of beads will be available and may not look like the image above.

    Finger dexterity is a must.  Don't forget your cheaters (aka glasses).

    All materials included in the cost of the class. 

    Thursday, May 2th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 11+

    Members: $40 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $43 + $15 materials
    • Sat, May 04, 2019
    • Sun, May 05, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 2
    Register

    Wooden Cutting Board Class


    Instructor:  Casey Picha

    This 6 hour class will teach students how to use various tools in the woodshop while they create their own custom cutting board.  Actual board design may vary from the above picture.

    All materials included in the cost of the class. 

    Saturday, May 4th, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Min 2, Max 4 Students

    Recommended ages 18+

    Members: $120 + $25 materials

    Non-Members: $125 + $25 materials
    • Sat, May 04, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 2
    Register

    Learn to silversmith and make this beautiful ring


    Instructor:  Robert Langford

    In this 2 hour class you will make your very own sterling silver double half-round solid band ring, start to finish. 

    Learn the basics of metal forming, silver soldering, jewelry tools, polishing and much much more.

    All materials included in the cost of the class.

    Saturday, May 4th, 2019; 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $40 + $10 materials

    Non-Members: $43 + $10 materials

    • Sat, May 04, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 4
    Register

    Heirloom Silverware Bracelet Class


    Instructor:  Robert Langford

    In this exciting 3 hour class, students will learn to make a beautiful sterling silver bracelet using antique sterling silver fork and spoon handles.

    Students will complete, start to finish, their very own sterling silver silverware bracelet with a stone.

    Students will learn valuable skills that will include metal forming, "piercing" or drilling, sawing, and stone setting.  These bracelets will have a magnetic clasp for ease of taking on and off.

    All materials for this class will be provided or students may bring their own heirloom Sterling silverware.

    No experience necessary.

    Please note:  stone and silverware may vary from picture.

    Saturday, April 6, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $60 + $20 materials

    Non-Members: $65 + $20 materials
    • Sat, May 04, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 3
    Register

    Beginning Metal Stamping


    Instructor:  Debbie Hunter

    During this two hour beginning class, students will learn the do's and dont's of metal stamping.  You will also learn how to finish and polish your piece.

    You will make up to 7 charms with your choice of words to hang on a chain, leather necklace, add to a current jewelry piece, or add to a keychain or purse.

    Materials included are metal (sterling silver, copper and brass) for 7 charms, jumprings and practice metal.  Chain not included.

    Saturday, May 4th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Min 2, Max 6 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $42 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $45 + $15 materials
    • Sun, May 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
    Register

    Intermediate Silversmithing - Ring with Stone


    Instructor:  Robert Langford

    **Students must take Beginning Silversmithing - Ring first**

    In this intermediate class, students will build on the skills learned in Beginning Silversmithing.  Students will make a sterling silver double half-round split shank ring with a bezel set cabochon stone (stones will vary from picture).

    Students will learn metal forming, intermediate soldering techniques, stone setting and much more and complete this beautiful ring during this 2 hour class.

    All materials included in the cost of the class.

    Sunday, May5th, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $42 + $13 materials

    Non-Members: $45 + $13 materials
    • Sun, May 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
    Register

    Wire Wrapped Heart Pendant

    Instructor:  Natasha Huntington

    Make your own heart pendant.  Perfect gift for Mother's Day! 

    Learn how to form swirls in wire and secure them together with a weave to create a unique one of a kind heart pendant.

    All materials and tools included in the cost of the class.

    Sunday, May 5th, 2019; 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 11+

    Members: $40 + $10 materials

    Non-Members: $43 + $10 materials
    • Sun, May 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 1
    Register

    Lampwork - Glass Bead Making

    Instructor:  Debbie Hunter

    During this 5 hour class, students will learn to make stringers (for decorating) and glass beads using glass rods, a hot head torch and Mapp Gas.

    All materials included in the cost of the class.  Students must bring sunglasses, have long hair tied back, closed toed shoes and non-flammable clothing.

    Sunday, May 5th, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm (hour lunch on your own)

    Min 2, Max 4 Students

    Recommended ages 18+

    Members: $105 + $40 materials

    Non-Members: $115 + $40 materials
    • Sun, May 05, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
    Register

    Advanced Silversmithing - Bezel Set Pendant


    Instructor:  Robert Langford

    **Students must take Beginning and Intermediate Silversmithing first**

    In this advance class, students will build on the skills learned in Beginning and Intermediate Silversmithing.  Students will make a sterling silver bezel set pendant with a cabochon stone (stones will vary from picture).

    Students will learn metal forming, intermediate soldering techniques, stone setting and much more and complete this beautiful pendant during this 3 hour class.  Once you learn the skills taught in all three classes - the sky's the limit!

    All materials included in the cost of the class.  You may bring your own stone to set if you desire.

    Sunday, May 5th, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $53 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $56 + $15 materials
    • Sun, May 05, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 3
    Register

    Learn to Wire Wrap a Bangle Bracelet


    Instructor:  Natasha Huntington

    Learn to wire wrap a bangle bracelet!  During this 2 hour class students will learn wire forming and hammering along with a simple but versatile weave.

    All materials included in the cost of the class.

    Sunday, May 5th, 2019; 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 11+

    Members: $40 + $10 materials

    Non-Members: $43 + $10 materials

    • Sun, May 05, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
    Register

    Wire Wrapped Beaded Link Bracelet

    Perfect for Mother's Day

    Instructor:  Natasha Huntington

    In this 2 hour class, students will create a bracelet with hand made links.  They will learn how to create an eye loop that looks professional to link this copper bracelet together. 

    The bracelet is crafted to a 7 inch wrist, but being custom made, the bracelet can be adjusted to fit the wearer perfectly.

    A variety of beads will be available and may not look like the image above.

    Finger dexterity is a must.  Don't forget your cheaters (aka glasses).

    All materials included in the cost of the class. 

    Sunday, May 5th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 11+

    Members: $40 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $43 + $15 materials
    • Mon, May 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 3
    Register

    Wire Wrapped Beaded Link Bracelet

    Perfect for Mother's Day

    Instructor:  Natasha Huntington

    In this 2 hour class, students will create a bracelet with hand made links.  They will learn how to create an eye loop that looks professional to link this copper bracelet together. 

    The bracelet is crafted to a 7 inch wrist, but being custom made, the bracelet can be adjusted to fit the wearer perfectly.

    A variety of beads will be available and may not look like the image above.

    Finger dexterity is a must.  Don't forget your cheaters (aka glasses).

    All materials included in the cost of the class. 

    Monday, May 6th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 11+

    Members: $40 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $43 + $15 materials
    • Mon, May 06, 2019
    • Thu, May 16, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 1
    Register

    Introduction to Ceramic Pottery: Throwing on the Wheel

    Instructor: Debbie Sundlee

    An introductory class in wheel throwing for the beginning pottery enthusiast.  Class includes the fundamental preparation of clay, the techniques of centering and throwing, texturing, trimming, and personalizing your work, and the final finishing for a completed, glazed, wheel-thrown pottery piece.  

    Loading and firing a kiln will be also be demonstrated.

    Required tools are available at Yakima Maker Space for student use.  Registration cost includes 25lbs of stoneware clay.

    5 sessions - Mon May 6, Thu May 9, Mon May 13 ,  Thur May 16, TBD (glazing)

    Class Time:  6:00 - 8:00PM

    Min. 2, Max 5 students

    Suggested Age:  16 years to adult

    Members:  $180 + $30 materials

    Non-Members:  $195 + $30 materials.

    • Mon, May 06, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 4
    Register

    Woodshop #1 Safety and Demo Class



    Instructor:  Casey Picha

    This woodshop #1 demo class will go over the basic safety, use and maintenance of the miter saw, table saw and planer in the woodshop.  This demo class will allow members to use these tools with confidence.  This class fulfills the safety demonstration required by members to use these tools on their own.  

    Monday May 6th, 7:00-8:00pm

    Members $5
    • Tue, May 07, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
    Register

    Wire Wrapped Beaded Link Bracelet

    Perfect for Mother's Day

    Instructor:  Natasha Huntington

    In this 2 hour class, students will create a bracelet with hand made links.  They will learn how to create an eye loop that looks professional to link this copper bracelet together. 

    The bracelet is crafted to a 7 inch wrist, but being custom made, the bracelet can be adjusted to fit the wearer perfectly.

    A variety of beads will be available and may not look like the image above.

    Finger dexterity is a must.  Don't forget your cheaters (aka glasses).

    All materials included in the cost of the class. 

    Tuesday, May 7th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 11+

    Members: $40 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $43 + $15 materials
    • Wed, May 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
    Register

    Wire Wrapped Beaded Link Bracelet

    Perfect for Mother's Day

    Instructor:  Natasha Huntington

    In this 2 hour class, students will create a bracelet with hand made links.  They will learn how to create an eye loop that looks professional to link this copper bracelet together. 

    The bracelet is crafted to a 7 inch wrist, but being custom made, the bracelet can be adjusted to fit the wearer perfectly.

    A variety of beads will be available and may not look like the image above.

    Finger dexterity is a must.  Don't forget your cheaters (aka glasses).

    All materials included in the cost of the class. 

    Wednesday, May 8th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 11+

    Members: $40 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $43 + $15 materials
    • Thu, May 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
    Register

    Wire Wrapped Beaded Link Bracelet

    Perfect for Mother's Day

    Instructor:  Natasha Huntington

    In this 2 hour class, students will create a bracelet with hand made links.  They will learn how to create an eye loop that looks professional to link this copper bracelet together. 

    The bracelet is crafted to a 7 inch wrist, but being custom made, the bracelet can be adjusted to fit the wearer perfectly.

    A variety of beads will be available and may not look like the image above.

    Finger dexterity is a must.  Don't forget your cheaters (aka glasses).

    All materials included in the cost of the class. 

    Thursday, May 9th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 11+

    Members: $40 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $43 + $15 materials
    • Sat, May 11, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 10
    Register

    Step by Step Acrylic Paint Party

    Perfect Gift for Mother's Day



    Instructor:  Amanda Ontiveros

    During this 3 hour class, students will be guided step by step and complete the acrylic painting shown above. 

    Invite your friends, bring your favorite beverage or two, and prepare for an evening of fun.

    No experience needed.

    Canvas, paints, and brushes all provided. 

    Students should bring clothes suitable for any messes.

    Saturday May 11th; 1:00pm-4:00pm

    Members:  $31.50 / Non-Members:  $35.50

    Min. 4, Max 10 students

    Recommended ages 15+
    • Sat, May 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 6
    Register

    Plywood Carving an Art Piece

    Instructors:  Casey Picha and Debbie Hunter

    Students will create a liquid looking art piece in plywood using an angle grinder, shaping tools and sanding wheels.

    Saturday, May 18th, 9:00am - 11:00am

    Min 4, Max 8 Students

    Recommended ages 18+

    Members: $25.50 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $28.50 + $15 materials
    • Sat, May 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 6
    Register

    Resin Filling Your Plywood Art Carving


    Instructors:  Casey Picha and Debbie Hunter

    Students will use resin and cast color to fill pockets in the previously completed Plywood Carving Art Piece.

    **Must take Plywood Carving an Art Piece first**

    Saturday, May 18th, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Min 4, Max 8 Students

    Recommended ages 18+

    Members: $24 + $10 materials

    Non-Members: $27 + $10 materials
    • Sun, May 19, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 0
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    Intro to watercolor:  Abstract Florals




    Instructor:  Aislinn Kalstad

    In this 2 hour class learn the very basics of watercolor and how to apply them to create loose, abstract florals. 

    Each student will walk away with a better understanding of watercolor, a stronger sense of creativeness and a hand-painted piece.

    Feel free to bring your favorite beverage to enjoy during the class.  (Mimosa, Wine, Beer, Juice, etc.)

    All materials included in the cost of the class.

    Sunday, May 19th, 2019; 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Min 5, Max 10 Students

    Recommended ages 21+

    Members: $23 + $10 materials

    Non-Members: $26 + $10 materials
    • Mon, May 20, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • yakima maker space

    Agenda to Follow: Stay Tuned.


    • Mon, May 20, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 4
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    Woodshop #1 Safety and Demo Class



    Instructor:  Casey Picha

    This woodshop #1 demo class will go over the basic safety, use and maintenance of the miter saw, table saw and planer in the woodshop.  This demo class will allow members to use these tools with confidence.  This class fulfills the safety demonstration required by members to use these tools on their own.  

    Monday May 20th, 7:00-8:00pm

    Members $5
    • Sat, June 01, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Sun, June 02, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 4
    Register

    Have you ever wanted to cut your own gemstones?

    Instructor:  Robert Langford

    In this 2 session class, students will learn all of the basics of cabochon cutting.  Sawing rough into slabs, preforming various shapes, dopping sticks, using templates, and the art of shaping and polishing stones.

    By the end of the two day class, students will complete, start to finish, 1 or more hand cut calibrated or freeform cabochons that will be ready to set in jewelry. 

    Many, many stones to choose from.

    All stones and materials included in the cost of the class. 

    Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Min 2, Max 4 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $93 + $10 materials

    Non-Members: $103 + $10 materials
    • Sat, June 01, 2019
    • Sat, June 22, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 12
    Register

    Pottery Handbuilding Class

    Instructor:  Amanda Ontiveros

    During this 4 session class, students will gain hands-on experience with building techniques such as pinch pot, coiling, and slump molds, but mostly working with slabs.  Students will practice decoration methods and glazing.  Each student will learn some basic skills and explore their own ideas.  All necessary materials are included in the registration costs, including bisque and glaze firing. No previous clay experience necessary.

    Clay will be provided to complete one or two basic projects.  Additional clay for larger or multiple projects can be purchased at the class.

    Tools are provided, but an exacto knife may be brought in for more precise cuts.  A large bowl can be brought in to use for slump mold.  You will also need a hand towel and clothes that can get dirty.  Aprons are available.

    Saturdays June 1, June 8, June 15 and June 22- 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Min 3 students, max 12 students

    Recommended age range:  at least 16 years old, or 8 -16 years old with a parent also taking the class.

    Members $170 + $30 materials

    Non-Members $185 + $30 materials

    • Mon, June 03, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 4
    Register

    Woodshop #1 Safety and Demo Class



    Instructor:  Casey Picha

    This woodshop #1 demo class will go over the basic safety, use and maintenance of the miter saw, table saw and planer in the woodshop.  This demo class will allow members to use these tools with confidence.  This class fulfills the safety demonstration required by members to use these tools on their own.  

    Monday June 3rd, 7:00-8:00pm

    Members $5
    • Mon, June 17, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 4
    Register

    Woodshop #1 Safety and Demo Class



    Instructor:  Casey Picha

    This woodshop #1 demo class will go over the basic safety, use and maintenance of the miter saw, table saw and planer in the woodshop.  This demo class will allow members to use these tools with confidence.  This class fulfills the safety demonstration required by members to use these tools on their own.  

    Monday June 17th, 7:00-8:00pm

    Members $5
    • Sat, June 29, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
    Register