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
    • 02 Sep 2017
    • 11 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.




    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • YMS GALLERY

    Mindy Clark

    August 5th through 29th 2017 | Artist Reception, Aug. 26th

    Artist talk at 7:00 pm with special music guest Claire Hitchins preforming at 8:00





    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • YMS Gallery

    YMS Gallery is happy top present the musical styling of Claire Hitchins Aug. 26th 2017

    Claire Hitchins weaves a musical fabric that is at once spacious and intimate, enfolding and holding listeners in the warp and weft of her sincere, soulful folk melodies. Her homespun musical sensibility was fashioned among the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, formed as much by the deciduous forests and swimming holes of her home state as by the traditional songs of the American South. Claire’s nuanced voice glimmers among currents of guitar and banjo, illuminating the depth and clarity of her generous songwriting. 

    Website | iTunes | Spotify | Facebook | Soundcloud | Instagram

    • 30 Aug 2017
    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 3

    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.

    Wednesdays - August 30, Sept 6, Sept 13 and Sept 20  5:30 - 7:30 pm

    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 August 25th

    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 15

    Rock Painting

    Use your own imagination to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary

    Join in the very popular movement of paint 'n hide.  In this class everyone will have access to paint, paintbrushes and modge podge to seal your rocks.  Rocks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.  This class will share painting ideas, techniques and hiding places.

    Instructor:  Amanda Ontiveros

    Recommended for ages 11+, but younger students can enroll with a paying adult.

    • 02 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5

    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.  Registration closes on August 28.

    Saturday Sept 2; 5:30pm-8:30pm

    Min. 5, Max 10 students

    Age: 21+

    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 20

    Learn to Make Beaded Daisy Rings

    Instructor: Amanda Ontiveros

    Using bead stringing thread, learn to create patterns to make your own beaded flower ring.  Students will be able to make multiple rings to practice there newly learned skill and create unique flower patterns.  All materials needed are included.

    Registration closes on Sept 7.

    Saturday Sept 9; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Min. 4, Max 20 students

    Appropriate for ages 14 and up, and ages 8-13 with a paying adult.

    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5

    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.

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 0

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    Taking our art into the kitchen,
    we bring you beginning cupcake decorating with Tesia Brown.


    Learn the fundamentals of cake decorating. Along the way, you'll learn to create icing drop flowers, rosettes, leaves and more!

    Class price includes 6 cupcakes, frosting, beginning piping tip set and disposable piping bags.  You only need to bring a container to take your decorated cupcakes home.

    Join us for a fun evening to learn how to wow your friends and families at the next get together with your  homemade cakes and cupcakes.

    Registration closes on September 17.

    Tuesday, September 17th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Min 4 students, Max 12 students


    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 15

    Folk Art Painting on Wooden Crate


    Instructor:  Debbie Sundlee

    An introductory class in using acrylic paints to design and decorate wooden crates.

    Each participant will receive a pre-made wooden crate (may be different from picture), access to a wide choice of acrylic paints and good quality paint brushes.  It will be each participant's choice of how they design and paint their crate.  Reference art books will be made available by the instructor from which you may choose ideas, or you can design your own plans ahead of time.  You may personalize your create with calligraphy, folk art designs from around the world, wild flowers, art deco and art nouveau designs, NW Native Indian designs, or many other sources.

    Your instructor will demonstrate how to blend and mix acrylic colors, how to "shade" and highlight, and how to maximize success with the media for pleasing results.

    Suggested supplies to bring with you:  apron, paper for designing and drawing, a variety of pencils, fine point Sharpie pens and an eraser.

    Saturday Sept 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 am

    Registration closes Sept 18th.

    Recommended for ages 16+

    Min 4/Max 15 participants

    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space, 16 S. 1st St.
    • 15

    Folk Art Furniture Painting


    Instructor:  Debbie Sundlee

    Learn to use acrylic paints to decorate your piece of furniture.  This class requires some experience.

    Each participant will bring from home a small piece of furniture they have chosen to decorate.  It must be sanded and varnished, or background painted a solid color and ready to decorate.  Suggestions for items include:  a child's chair, a footstool, a wooden box, a hat rack or mug rack, a small cabinet, a wall shelf, etc.  Pinterest has many ideas for furniture and designs, search for folk art furniture for ideas.

    Students will have access to a wide choice of acrylic paints and good quality paint brushes.  It will be each participant's choice of how they design and paint their furniture.  Reference art books will be made available by the instructor from which you may choose ideas, or you can design your own plans ahead of time.  You may personalize your create with calligraphy, folk art designs from around the world, wild flowers, art deco and art nouveau designs, NW Native Indian designs, or many other sources.

    Your instructor will demonstrate how to blend and mix acrylic colors, how to "shade" and highlight, and how to maximize success with the media for pleasing results and give suggestions for embellishing.

    Suggested supplies to bring with you:  apron, paper for designing and drawing, a variety of pencils, fine point Sharpie pens and an eraser.

    Saturday Sept 30, 9:00 am - 12:00 am

    Registration closes Sept 23th.

    Recommended for ages 16+

    Min 4/Max 15 participants

    • 03 Oct 2017
    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 12 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 4

    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

    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 12


    Beginning Drawing - Elements of Design

    Instructor - Debbie Sundlee

    In this introductory class, you will explore the elements of design as they apply to drawing - line, space, value and texture. During this 2 hour class, students will progress from sketches to more complex and developed renderings of objects we will observe.  Each student will heighten their visual perception and sharpen their drawing skills.  During the second 2 hour class we will review pieces students have been working on and continue to sharpen their drawing skills.

    The class fee includes a medium charcoal pencil, kneadable eraser and paper.  In addition, please bring any art pencils or erasers you might have for personal use during the class. 

    Saturdays, Oct 14th and 21st, 10am - noon

    Min. 4, Max 12 students

    Recommended Ages: 14+


Past Events

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
28 Jul 2017 ARTIST RECEPTION
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


MAKER SPACE HOURS

Members: 24/7 Access

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

See Events Calendar for Class & Workshop Times


GET IN TOUCH

info@yakimamakerspace.org
16 S. 1st Street, Yakima WA 98901

Office: 509-571-1215

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