Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Events

    • 04 May 2017
    • 12 Apr 2018
    • 50 sessions
    • YMS Front Room

    Spinning Cats at Yakima Maker Space

    A drop-in session for those looking 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.

    No registration necessary.  

    Open to the public every Thursday Night

    6:30 to 8:30

    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 31 sessions
    • YMS Gallery

    Yakima Maker Space Gallery

    The aspiration of the Yakima Maker Space Gallery is to promote the missing “A” in S.T.E.M. Education, by promoting artists that showcase the intersection of making, technology and fine arts through and their process.
    Gallery Hours are Saturday 
    10:00 am - 2 pm and by appointment
    YMS Gallery hosts monthly artist receptions which are a wonderful opportunity for our members and the general public to engage in this social discourse. Check event listings for dates.

    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    Build your own Kayak or Stand-up Paddleboard this fall and be ready for spring adventures!

    Instructor:  Nathan Poel

    Yakima Maker Space is again offering its popular kayak building class, as well as a new addition, build your own Stand Up Paddleboard!

    Class will last 8 weeks meeting twice a week in the evening. Participants will build their own boats, ready for final sand and varnish by the end of the class.

    The two kayaks we offer for the build are the Chesapeake Light Craft Shearwater 14 and Shearwater 17. For more on each model check out the CLC Website.

    The Stand Up Paddleboard we are building is the Kaholo 12'6". Built for smooth gliding and stability, it's the closest you will ever get to walking on water - or maybe gliding. A full fiberglass shell means the Kaholo is rugged enough to take on the Yakima river or rocky beaches throughout the Pacific Northwest. Finish your SUP with your own fabric pattern or custom vinyl decals (made on our in-house vinyl cutter!).

    Monday September 18 - Thursday November 9, 2017 Twice Weekly - Mondays and Thursdays 6:00-8:30pm

    Min Registration 3; Max Registration 6

    Non-Refundable Fee:  $400

    See FAQ page for more information.

    • 03 Oct 2017
    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 12 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.

    Six sessions, Tuesdays evenings, beginning Oct 3, and six studio sessions, Thursdays beginning Oct 5, 2017

    Tuesday - Class from 5:30pm-7:30pm

    Thursday - Studio time 5:30pm-7:30pm

    Min. 2, Max 4 students

    Suggested Age:  16 years to adult

    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 30 Oct 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Beginner Clay Class - Basic Wheel Throwing

    Instructor: Eunsil Kim

    This is a class for anyone wishing to gain experience working with clay on the wheel.  Participants will learn how to throw a basic 4" mug.  No previous art experience is necessary.  All necessary materials included in registration cost, including clay, glaze and kiln firing.  

    Mondays, Oct 23rd and 30th, 6pm-9pm

    Min. 3, Max. 4 students

    Ages 14+

    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • YMS GAllery

    Yakima Maker Space Gallery is happy to present Amanda Ontiveros in our Gallery for the Month of November. Amanda began drawing as a teenager, and painting in 2012 while attending Yakima Valley Community College. She is currently earning her BFA at Central Washington University, although she is already an accomplished artist having multiple exhibitions in venues such as; The Larson Gallery, Seasons Performance Hall, Yakima Maker Space Gallery, The Oak Hollow Gallery, and the Boxx Gallery. 

    On top of being a artist she is a gifted instructor and is currently teaching painting and ceramic hand building classes at Yakima Maker Space. Please join us for a special Dia de los Muertos artist reception November 2nd. Amanda artwork will be on display for the whole month of November.

    Artist Statement: “Self-taught painter, focusing on the sensual nature of death through art, aiming to depict the contemplation of life and death through color, texture, and symbolism. Always trying to portray and understand death as a part of life while embracing my heritage and culture in my art. Remembering the customary practices of commemorating our lost loved ones through the Day of Dead and expressing that through my art. Dia de los Muertos is to honor the loved ones we've lost, but still love.“

    Artist Reception November 2nd 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with artist talk at 7:00 p.m.

    All art lovers welcome, snacks and libations available

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 9

    Introduction to Acrylic Painting

    Instructor: Amanda Ontiveros

    Participants will complete an acrylic project in one sitting, and learn the formal elements of realistic painting, basic painting processes, and a visual vocabulary as they work.  Canvas, paints, and brushes all provided.  Students should bring clothes suitable for any messes. 

    Saturday Nov 4th; 5:30pm-8:30pm

    Min. 5, Max 10 students

    Age: 21+

    • 06 Nov 2017
    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 0

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    Beginning Ceramics:  Basic Clay Bowl

    Instructor: Eunsil Kim

    This class is for beginners who want to gain experience on the potter's wheel and with hand-building techniques.  Participants will make a set of 2 bowls.  All materials included, including glaze and kiln firing.

    Mondays, November 6th and 13th; 6:00pm-9:00pm

    Min. 3, Max 10 Students

    All ages

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 0

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    Calligraphy - The Art of Beautiful Writing

    Instructor - Debbie Sundlee

    In this age of computerized mass production, creative and beautiful writing - calligraphy - is appreciated more than ever.  You learn to use calligraphy to create your own artful invitations, greeting cards, lettering poetry, to elegant journal entries, or just an everyday enhancement to your handwriting.  Calligraphy is an art form anyone can enjoy.

    In this introductory class, you will be given the tools to continue using your calligraphic skills independently beyond the class.  Each participant will go home with a double-ended pen and a notebook of calligraphy alphabets.  Your instructor will show you how to set up a page of paper for doing calligraphy, and demonstrate how to use the pen to achieve the beautiful thick and thin lettering.  She will introduce you to a wide range of calligraphy pens and brushes used in the art of creative lettering and give you instructions for making your own pen.  Your teacher will bring books to share and examples to see.

    Saturday, November 11, 9am - 12pm

    Min. 4, Max 12 students

    Age: 14+

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 12

    Pottery Handbuilding Class

    Instructor:  Amanda Ontiveros

    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 - Nov 11, Nov 18, Nov 25 and Dec 2;  2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Min 5 students, max 12 students

    Recommended age range:  at least 16 years old, or 12-16 years old with a parent also taking the class.

    Registration closes Nov 9

    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space

    Yakima Maker Space is proud to host a SolidWorks User Group meeting on November 15th.  SolidWorks is a top-shelf CAD and CAE program that helps makers make things.  Users gather for food, learning, and collaboration.  Interested in learning more?  Drop in and enter the world of computer-aided design!

    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 17

    Christmas Clay Ornament Workshop

    Instructor:  Eunsil Kim

    Celebrate the season by making Christmas ornaments with clay!  We will use cookie cutter slab techniques and pinching to roll the clay.  Then decorate with colorful low fire glazes!

    This workshop is great for families, and open to all ages.  No previous art experience is needed.

    Clay, glazes, firings and bisque ornaments are all included in class fee.

    Students may bring their own cookie cutters if they wish.

    Saturday December 9th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Past Events

14 Oct 2017 Introduction to Acrylic Painting
14 Oct 2017 Beginning Drawing - Elements of Design
11 Oct 2017 SolidWorks User Group Meeting
09 Oct 2017 Beginning Ceramics: Basic Clay Bowl
07 Oct 2017 Artist Reception - Tim Hull
30 Sep 2017 Folk Art Furniture Painting
23 Sep 2017 Artist Reception
23 Sep 2017 Folk Art Painting on Wooden Crate
19 Sep 2017 Beginning Cake/Cupcake Decorating
18 Sep 2017 Beginner Clay Class: Basic Wheel Throwing - Mug
09 Sep 2017 Make Beaded Daisy Rings
08 Sep 2017 Glaze your own Frog Sponge Holder
02 Sep 2017 Introduction to Acrylic Painting
01 Sep 2017 Rock Painting
30 Aug 2017 Pottery Handbuilding Class
26 Aug 2017 Claire Hitchins Plays YMS Gallery
26 Aug 2017 Mindy Clark - Artist Reception
09 Aug 2017 Beginning Cake/Cupcake Decorating
08 Aug 2017 Beginning Cake/Cupcake Decorating
07 Aug 2017 Basic Clay Class for Kids
07 Aug 2017 Summer Art Camp IV - Print Making
05 Aug 2017 CNC Operation - Designing for YMS Shopbot
21 Jul 2017 Introduction to Acrylic Painting
10 Jul 2017 Basic Clay Class for Kids
10 Jul 2017 Summer Art Camp III - Mask Making
26 Jun 2017 Basic Clay Class for Kids
26 Jun 2017 Summer Art Camp II - Color Study with Kandinsky
23 Jun 2017 Posie Kalin - Artist Reception
19 Jun 2017 Basic Clay Class for Kids
16 Jun 2017 Introduction to Acrylic Painting
14 Jun 2017 SolidWorks User Group
10 Jun 2017 Foundation Drawing - Elements of Design
05 Jun 2017 Beginner Clay Class: Basic Wheel Throwing
18 May 2017 Downtown Yakima Art Walk
06 May 2017 Revealing a Layered Life
24 Apr 2017 Beginning Ceramics: Basic Clay Bowl
24 Apr 2017 International Sculpture Day
22 Apr 2017 Olla Clay Water Pot
22 Apr 2017 Calligraphy - the Art of Beautiful Writing
15 Apr 2017 Olla Clay Water Pot
14 Apr 2017 Homeschool Group - Screen Printing (byot)
10 Apr 2017 Beginning Ceramics: Clay Handles & Lids
10 Apr 2017 Basic Clay Class for Kids
09 Apr 2017 Screen Printing 101
03 Apr 2017 Spring Break Mask Making Class
21 Mar 2017 SolidWorks User Group Meeting
18 Mar 2017 Blacksmith Forge Co-Build
17 Mar 2017 Introduction to Acrylic Painting
16 Mar 2017 Basic Shaker Table
13 Mar 2017 Beginner Clay Class: Basic Wheel Throwing
13 Mar 2017 Open Clay Studio
12 Mar 2017 Woodworking Basics - Dimensioning Lumber
11 Mar 2017 Dale Peterson Artist Reception
10 Mar 2017 Introduction to Hand Spinning
27 Feb 2017 Beginner Clay Class: Basic Wheel Throwing
26 Feb 2017 Custom Growler Caddy
25 Feb 2017 Aspire Mentor Activity - Pottery Mugs
24 Feb 2017 Introduction to Hand Spinning
11 Feb 2017 Jennifer J. Saracino Artist Reception
11 Feb 2017 Bead Jewelry 101 - CANCELLED
07 Feb 2017 Introduction to Ceramic Pottery - Throwing on the Wheel
04 Feb 2017 Ceramic Cactus Trio
04 Feb 2017 Build Your Own 3D Printer
25 Jan 2017 Cabled Baby Blanket
23 Jan 2017 Basic Knit Scarf
14 Jan 2017 Jen Borst - Artist Reception
09 Jan 2017 Woodworking Studio
08 Jan 2017 New Member Orientation
15 Dec 2016 Spinning Cats Christmas Party
03 Dec 2016 ReBoot Celebration w/ Planes on Paper
05 Nov 2016 Craft Beverage Walk
29 Oct 2016 ReBoot Volunteer Work Day - Paint the Main Room
26 Oct 2016 ReBoot Volunteer Work Day: Overhead Light Grid Install
24 Oct 2016 ReBoot Volunteer Work Day - Paint the Gallery, and more
23 Oct 2016 Reboot Volunteer Work Day - Shop Cleanout/Demo
15 Oct 2016 ReBoot Volunteer Work Day: Blackout
09 Oct 2016 ReBoot Volunteer Work Day: Poster Printing
26 Sep 2016 Making Circuit Boards
12 Sep 2016 Basic Clay Class (all ages)
12 Sep 2016 Open Clay Studio
12 Sep 2016 Basic Clay Class for Kids
03 Sep 2016 BMIKBK
16 Aug 2016 Teen Beginning Sewing Camp
15 Aug 2016 Screen Printing 101
13 Aug 2016 Big Big tool Sale
04 Aug 2016 Kayla White - Artist Reception
03 Aug 2016 Pokemon Go Quick Print
02 Aug 2016 Kid's Beginner Sewing Camp
01 Aug 2016 Maker Sewcial
30 Jul 2016 “Working Laboratory” Closing Artist Reception
25 Jul 2016 Kids Clay Camp IV
25 Jul 2016 Summer Mask Making Class for Kids
23 Jul 2016 Screen Printing 101
11 Jul 2016 Canoe & Kayak Build
11 Jul 2016 Quadcopter Co-Build
11 Jul 2016 Kids Clay Camp III
11 Jul 2016 Summer Art Camp III - Kandinsky Color Study
10 Jul 2016 Introduction to Digital Photography
27 Jun 2016 Kids Clay Camp II
27 Jun 2016 Summer Art Camp II - Print Making
23 Jun 2016 Screen Printing 101
20 Jun 2016 Kids Clay Camp
20 Jun 2016 Summer Art Camp I - Basic Drawing
18 Jun 2016 Invitational Spin-In
17 Jun 2016 Beginning Blacksmithing Workshop
02 Jun 2016 Drop-in Spin/Knit/Crochet
29 May 2016 Kids Sewn Sunday
24 May 2016 Easy Tee
22 May 2016 Quick Print - Put a Pikachu On It
15 May 2016 The Practical Bag
12 May 2016 Idea Jam
09 May 2016 Basic Clay Class
01 May 2016 Kids Sewn Sunday
24 Apr 2016 Pants 101 - Simple Lounge Pants
17 Apr 2016 Intro to Weaving for Kids
16 Apr 2016 YMS Tool Drive / Tool Swap
14 Apr 2016 Introduction to the Wood Lathe
11 Apr 2016 Olla Water Pots
04 Apr 2016 Spring Break Mask Making Class for Kids
03 Apr 2016 Scrappy Bird Pillow
28 Mar 2016 YMS Board Meeting
25 Mar 2016 Yakima Montessori Field Trip
23 Mar 2016 Blacksmithing Promo
21 Mar 2016 Cedar Strip Canoe Building Co-Build
20 Mar 2016 Make an Artist's Canvas
19 Mar 2016 Beekeeping Equipment Assembly Demonstration
17 Mar 2016 SolidWorks Night
15 Mar 2016 Yakima Food Co-op Pickup Day
14 Mar 2016 Open Clay Studio
07 Mar 2016 Open Clay Studio
06 Mar 2016 Board Meeting
29 Feb 2016 Open Clay Studio
22 Feb 2016 Open Clay Studio


Members: 24/7 Access

Public & Gallery Open Hours: Saturdays: 10am-2pm

See Events Calendar for Class & Workshop Times


16 S. 1st Street, Yakima WA 98901

Office: 509-571-1215

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