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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.

    • 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, July 15, 2019
    • Mon, February 20, 2023
    • 30 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
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    Meeting to discuss operational needs for Yakima Maker Space, assign to do items, plan events and long term development. 

    Open to board members, volunteers, instructors and members. 


    • Mon, October 21, 2019
    • Mon, January 20, 2025
    • 22 sessions

    Quarterly Board Meeting

    • Fri, January 17, 2020
    • Fri, February 07, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
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    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.

    Fridays Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31 and Feb 7th- 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    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, January 20, 2020
    • Wed, January 29, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space - Clay Studio
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Instructor:  Kiara Castro

    **Students MUST take Introduction to Ceramic Pottery first**

    In this 4 session, intermediate wheel throwing class, students will learn how to intentionally shape a vessle while applying all of the skills they learned from Introduction to Ceramic Pottery.  Students will also learn how to trim and glaze their piece.

    Mondays and Wednesdays, January 20, 22, 27 and 29th,   5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Min 3, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $160 + $30 materials
    Non-Members: $170 + $30 materials

    • Tue, January 28, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 2
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    Rayjet Laser Engraver Demonstration

    Instructor:  Heath Lambe

    This one hour demonstration will class cover the basic operation and how to schedule time on the YMS Rayjet 50 watt laser engraver and cutter. This is a powerful tool that you can cut and engrave leather, paper, wood and some plastics with. This tool is wonderful for making inlays for many woodworking projects. It can also engrave on a variety of materials.  Sign up for this demonstration to get the skills you need to make that great next thing.

    Minimum 3 students / Maximum 5 students

    Tuesday January 28th, 6:00-7:00 pm

    Members $18 / Non-Members $21

    • Thu, January 30, 2020
    • Thu, March 26, 2020
    • 9 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
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    Winter Session - Art Class for Home Schoolers


    Your student will be introduced to a wide variety of art media during this 8 week art class.  The teacher will show examples, talk or show the historical context where artists have used this media, and demonstrate how they can use the material to create their own art work.  A practical problem will be assigned, and the students will work on it in the classroom setting with teacher guidance.  

     In most cases, a second assignment will be given to the students to be completed by the beginning of the next class meeting.  This second assignment will be completed during the next week (homework), and returned for critique at the beginning of the next class session.  We will spend our opening ten minutes looking at everyone's work, and learning the courtesies of positive critique techniques 

    Your student will have the opportunity to learn more about using specialized art materials, such as clay, acrylic paint, and printmaking materials through this class. 

    Your materials fee will make it possible for the purchase of these materials by Yakima Maker Space.  This class is an introduction to the wonderful creative world of fine arts.  

     A supply list for each child will be emailed upon registration.  These supplies are for the child to bring to class and to use at home for homework. 

    Recommended for ages 10+ 

     Cost:  $135 + $30 material fee

    • Thu, January 30, 2020
    • Thu, May 12, 2022
    • 120 sessions
    • yakima maker space front room

    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.

    • Sun, February 02, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space - Table 1
    • 3
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    Instructor:  Stevena House

    During this 3 hour class students will learn a single crochet stitch in the round to create a chunky scarf.

    All materials included in the cost of the class.

    Sunday, February 2, 2020; 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Min 4, Max 8 Students

    Recommended ages 12+

    Members: $34 + $10 materials

    Non-Members: $37 + $10 materials

    If minimum number of students is not met, class may be cancelled or rescheduled.  An email will be sent to registrants letting them know if class is cancelled or rescheduled.

      

    • Sun, February 02, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space - Table 2
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    Instructor:  Natasha Huntington

    During this 2 hour class, students will learn to wire wrap a stone cabochon to create a pendant.  Students will use copper wire and pick a stone to create their very own wire wrapped stone pendant.

    Variety of stones and colors to choose from.

    All materials included in the cost of the class.

    Sunday, February 2, 2020; 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 11+

    Members: $36 + $20  materials

    Non-Members: $39 + $20  materials

    • Mon, February 03, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 3
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    Wood shop #1 Safety and Demo Class



    Instructor:  YMS Staff

    This wood shop safety #1 demo class will go over the basic safety, use and maintenance of the miter saw, table saw, drill press, and belt sander in the wood shop.  This demo class will allow members to use these tools safely and with confidence.  This class fulfills the safety demonstration required by members to use these tools on their own.  

    Monday February 3rd, 6:00-7:30 pm

    Members $20
    • Mon, February 03, 2020
    • Thu, February 13, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 0
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    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 Feb 3, Thu Feb 6, Mon Feb 10,  Thur Feb 13, 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.

    • Tue, February 04, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 4
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    Roland Vinyl Cutter Demonstration


    Instructor:  Heath Lambe

    This one hour demonstration class will cover the basic operation of the YMS Roland vinyl cutter. The workshop will include set up, operation, and materials.  The class will be providing materials but you are expected to bring your own materials for your own jobs.  Sign up for this class to get the skills you need to make that great next thing.

    Minimum 3 students / Maximum 5 students

    Tuesday February 4th 6:00-7:00 pm

    Members $18 / Non-Members $21

    • Wed, February 05, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Sapce - Clay Studio
    • 8
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    Instructor:  Amanda Ontiveros

    Students will learn about clay and ceramic differences during this demo.  They will also learn how to reclaim greenware that is bone-dry and in other states to see the difference in absorbtion times.

    Procedures of the reclaim process will be demonstrated as they need to be done in the YMS community.

    Tuesday February 5th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Min 2, Max 10

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members:  $20

    Non-Members: $23

    • Wed, February 05, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 0
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    Intro to Wood Turning on a Lathe - Candlestick Holder

    Instructor:  Robert Langford

    In this 3 hour “hands on” class you will learn all the basics of wood turning on a lathe.

    You will complete, start to finish, your very own oak candlestick holder.

    This class covers all aspects of wood turning - Lathe Tools and Chisels, Lathe Operation, tool rest adjustment, sanding and finishing.

    This class also qualifies members to be “signed off” for using the Yakima Maker Space Lathe.

    You will gain the skills necessary to make these all on your own.

    These make great gift ideas or products for sale.

    Hardwoods may vary from image.

    All materials included in the cost of the class.

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Min 2, Max 4 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $53 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $56 + $15 materials
    • Wed, February 05, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 3

    Intro to Wood Turning on a Lathe - Candlestick Holder

    Instructor:  Robert Langford

    In this 3 hour “hands on” class you will learn all the basics of wood turning on a lathe.

    You will complete, start to finish, your very own oak candlestick holder.

    This class covers all aspects of wood turning - Lathe Tools and Chisels, Lathe Operation, tool rest adjustment, sanding and finishing.

    This class also qualifies members to be “signed off” for using the Yakima Maker Space Lathe.

    You will gain the skills necessary to make these all on your own.

    These make great gift ideas or products for sale.

    Hardwoods may vary from image.

    All materials included in the cost of the class.

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Min 2, Max 4 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $53 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $56 + $15 materials
    • Sat, February 08, 2020
    • Sun, February 09, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space - Table Two
    • 3
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    Instructor:  Myron Olson

    In this 2 day class, students will learn what woods to use to make a bow, how to pick their wood for their bow and how to build and shoot their bow.

    Students will complete building a traditional bow.

    Saturday, February 8th and Sunday February 9th, 9:00am - 5:00pm - with an hour break for lunch.

    Students will need to bring sand paper, steel wool and Tru-Oil.  All other materials are included in the price of the class.

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 18+

    Members: $250.

    Non-Members: $260.


    • Sat, February 08, 2020
    • Sat, February 15, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space - Clay Studio
    • 9
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    Instructor:  Amanda Ontiveros

    During this 2 session class, students will learn basic hand building techniques as they build the body of the jelly fish and 3-D techniques while adding the ribbon tentacle.

     Saturdays, February 8 and 15, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Recommended ages:  12+

    Minimum Students 3 / Maximum Students 10

    Members:  $55 + $15 materials

    Non-Members:  $60 + $15 materials

    • Sat, February 08, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space - Clay Studio
    • 0
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    Instructor:  Kiara Castro

    Looking for a fun date night, or just want to try your hand at pottery, without the commitment of a full multisession class?  This is the perfect class for you!

    During this 3 hour class, students will get basic wheel throwing instruction in a fun and relaxed environment, while enjoying a glass of wine or two.

    Wine will be available for purchase on site.

    Saturday, February 8, 2020   3:00pm - 6:00pm

    Min 3, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 21+

    Members: $40 + $12 materials

    Non-Members: $43 + $12 materials


    • Tue, February 11, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 4
    Register

    Screen Print Demonstration



    Instructor:  Heath Lambe

    This hour and a half demonstration class will cover the basic operation of the Screen Printer.  The workshop will include set up, operation and clean up.  Sign up for this class to get the skills you need to make that great next thing.

    Participants will walk away with an apron that they "printed" themselves.

    Minimum 4 students / Maximum 6 students

    Tuesday February 11, 6:00-7:30pm

    Members $25 / Non-Members $30

    • Wed, February 12, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 0
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    Wood Turning on a Lathe - Wine Bottle Stopper


    Instructor:  Robert Langford


    **Must take Intro to Wood Turning on a Lathe First**

    In this 2 hour class, using skills they learned in Intro to Wood Turning, students will complete, start to finish, their very own oak wine bottle stopper.

    This class covers various aspects of wood turning - Lathe Tools and Chisels, Lathe Operation, tool rest adjustment, sanding and finishing.

    You will gain the skills necessary to make these all on your own.

    These make great gift ideas or products for sale.

    Hardwoods may vary from image.

    All materials included in the cost of the class.

    Wednesday, February 12th 2020, 6:00pm 8:00pm

    Min 1, Max 4 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $40 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $43 + $15 materials
    • Sat, February 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 4
    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, February 15th 2020; 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Min 2, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $40 + $10 materials

    Non-Members: $43 + $10 materials

    • Sat, February 15, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 3
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    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, February 15th, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Min 1, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $60 + $20 materials

    Non-Members: $65 + $20 materials
    • Sun, February 16, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
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    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, February 16th, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Min 1, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $42 + $13 materials

    Non-Members: $45 + $13 materials
    • Sun, February 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
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    Advanced Silver Smithing - Solitaire Birthstone Ring


    Instructor:  Robert Langford

    In this 3 hour class you will make a sterling silver double half-round solid band ring to the correct size and learn the intricacies of soldering prong settings for faceted stones.  You will then learn how to set a faceted stone.

    **Students must have taken Beginning and Intermediate Ring Class first**

    All materials, including faceted birthstones, included in the cost of the class.

    Saturday February 16th, 2020; 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Min 1, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $55 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $58 + $15 materials

    • Mon, February 17, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 4
    Register

    Wood shop #2 Safety and Demo Class



    Instructor:  YMS Staff

    This wood shop safety #2 demo class will go over the basic safety, use and maintenance of the Planer, Jointer, Band saw, and Router in the wood shop.  This demo class will allow members to use these tools safely and with confidence.  This class fulfills the safety demonstration required by members to use these tools on their own.  

    Monday, February 17th, 6:00-7:30 pm

    Members $20
    • Tue, February 18, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
    Register

    Rayjet Laser Engraver Demonstration

    Instructor:  Heath Lambe

    This one hour demonstration will class cover the basic operation and how to schedule time on the YMS Rayjet 50 watt laser engraver and cutter. This is a powerful tool that you can cut and engrave leather, paper, wood and some plastics with. This tool is wonderful for making inlays for many woodworking projects. It can also engrave on a variety of materials.  Sign up for this demonstration to get the skills you need to make that great next thing.

    Minimum 3 students / Maximum 5 students

    Tuesday February 18th, 6:00-7:00 pm

    Members $18 / Non-Members $21

    • Wed, February 19, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 4
    Register

    Wood Turning on a Lathe - Ink Pen


    Instructor:  Robert Langford


    **Must take Intro to Wood Turning on a Lathe First**

    In this 2 hour class, using skills they learned in Intro to Wood Turning, students will complete, start to finish, their very own oak turned twist style ink pen.

    This class covers various aspects of wood turning - Lathe Tools and Chisels, Lathe Operation, tool rest adjustment, sanding and finishing.

    You will gain the skills necessary to make these all on your own.

    These make great gift ideas or products for sale.

    Hardwoods may vary from image.

    All materials included in the cost of the class.

    Wednesday, February 19th 2020, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Min 1, Max 4 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $53 + $20 materials

    Non-Members: $56 + $20 materials
    • Fri, February 21, 2020
    • Fri, February 28, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 5
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    Mini Ceramic Succulent Trio

    Instructor:  Amanda Ontiveros

    In this 2 session introductory clay class, students will learn pinchpot and other construction methods to create their own trio of mini planters.  Students will learn about handbuilding techniques and decorating methods.  They will learn  basic skills while exploring their own creative ideas. 

    All materials, including clay and firings, included in the cost of the class. 

    Fridays February 21 and 28, 2020, 5 pm to 8 pm

    Min. 4, Max. 10 students

    Ages: 8+  

    Members: $48 + $15 materials

    Non-Members: $51 + $15 materials


    • Fri, February 21, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space - Classroom
    • 6
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    Instructor:  Nathan Gibson

    During this 2.5 hour class students will learn how to use Fusion 360 to create simple and useful objects.

    Students will need to bring their own laptops to use during the class. 

    Students will also need to down load a free trial or paid subscription to Fusion 360.

    Friday, February 21 2020, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

    Min 3, Max 8 Students

    Recommended ages 14+

    Members: $38

    Non-Members: $40 


    • Sat, February 22, 2020
    • Sun, February 23, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 3
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    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, February 22nd and Sunday February 23rd, 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Min 1, Max 4 Students

    Recommended ages 16+

    Members: $93 + $10 materials

    Non-Members: $103 + $10 materials
    • Sat, February 22, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space - Table 1 and 2
    • 10
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    Instructor:  Amanda Ontiveros

    During this 3 hour class, students will learn about and make their own color wheel to further understand color theory.

    Students will take home their color wheel.

    All materials are provided.

    Saturday February 22 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Min 5 students, max 10 students

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

    Members $37.50 + $5  materials

    Non-Members $39.50 + $5 materials

    • Sat, February 22, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space - Clay Studio
    • 3
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    Instructor:  Kiara Castro

    Looking for a fun date night, or just want to try your hand at pottery, without the commitment of a full multisession class?  This is the perfect class for you!

    During this 3 hour class, students will get basic wheel throwing instruction in a fun and relaxed environment, while enjoying a glass of wine or two.

    Wine will be available for purchase on site.

    Saturday, February 22, 2020   3:00pm - 6:00pm

    Min 3, Max 5 Students

    Recommended ages 21+

    Members: $40 + $12 materials

    Non-Members: $43 + $12 materials


    • Mon, February 24, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Yakima Maker Space
    • 3
    Register

    Diamond Pacific Genie Demonstration


    Instructor:  Robert Langford

    This one hour demonstration class will cover the basic operation and how to schedule time on the YMS Diamond Pacific Genie.  The Genie is a "top of the line" lapidary tool for sawing, shaping and polishing any type of stone.  Sign up for this demonstration to get the skills members need to be certified to use the Genie.

    Monday February 24th, 6:00-7:00pm

    Members $10 / Non-Members $14

    • Tue, February 25, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 5
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