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Open Works 6th Anniversary Events

Open Works

Open Works 6th Anniversary Events

Open Works is turning 6!
Join us for a week of anniversary events.


October 30:

8:30AM – 10:00AM: Creative Mornings @ Open Works with Evan Woodward.

CreativeMornings/Baltimore is a FREE monthly breakfast lecture series based on the two core principles that everyone is creative and everyone is invited. CM/Bal is one of over 200 chapters around the world meeting each month. Every month, all chapters organize talks based on the same theme. CreativeMornings is fueled by an engine of generosity and is 100% volunteer run, partnering with great local businesses and organizations.

4:00PM – 5:00PM: Sippin’ Solidarity Monthly Social Hour

Sippin’ Solidarity is a monthly virtual social hour for BIPOC Makers. This month our very own April Lewis will be hosting and featuring Open Works resident member, Samantha Montgomery of The Boutique Life. This is a social event! Including some fun ice breakers, occasional special guests, and lots of show n’ tell or just chillin’ with other BIPOC makers.

October 1:

12 PM – 4 PM: Open House
12 PM – 4 PM: Open Studios
11 AM – 12:30 PM: Made In Baltimore Product Description Workshop
12 PM – 1 PM: Coffee Cupping with Black Acres Roastery

Black Acres Roastery is hosting an in person cupping. Coffee cupping is a global ritual for assessing fragrance, aroma and flavor of coffee. Whether you’re a coffee novice or professional, this is a fun opportunity to try all of Black Acres offerings. We will follow the modified SCA cupping protocol due to COVID. Space is limited so register today!

Register for Coffee Cupping

1 PM – 2 PM: Tour
3PM – 4 PM: Orientation
10 AM – 1 PM: Wood Shop Safety 2
11 AM – 5 PM: CNC Shop Safety

October 2:

1 PM – 4PM: Otto’s Birthday Party Family Maker Shop: Laser Cutting Demo and Squirrel kit decorating
12-5PM: Made In Baltimore Product Photography

October 3:

4 PM – 8PM: Made In Baltimore Product Photography
5 PM – 8 PM: Maker Support, Digital Fabrication and Ditital Textiles

Stuck on a project? Need a reminder on laser settings or threading the Longarm? Open Works staff are available to help in this FREE session to help you through some of the trials, fires and jams. Bring your project and questions for hands-on help.

Register for Maker Support

October 4:

6 PM – 8 PM: CNC Shop Safety 2, Laguna
6 PM – 9 PM: Wood Shop Safety 1
4 PM – 8PM: Made In Baltimore Product Photography

October 5:

Senior Foundations wood 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wood
6 PM – 9 PM: 3D Printing

This course will lead you through the basics of using the 3D printers at Open Works, covering several methods of creating and downloading 3D models, proper file preparation, common causes of failed prints, and operation for our Ultimaker 2 Extended 3D printers. Basic computer literacy skills essential for a meaningful experience.

Register for 3D Printing

5 PM – 8 PM: Maker Support, Sewing and Wood.

Stuck on a project? Need a reminder on planing that wonky wood or winding the bobbin? Open Works staff are available to help in this FREE session to help you through some of the trials, knots and jams. Bring your project and questions for hands-on help. We encourage you to register ahead of time.

October 7:

4PM-6 PM: Member Social Birthday Bash, Deck and Patio

To celebrate SIX years of making tools, technology and the knowledge to use them accessible to all, we’re breaking out the grill, making use of our newly upgraded outdoor space and inviting our member community to join us! If you’re a member, day pass user, participated in our classes, attended events or programming, or participated in our community in any way–you’re invited!

We’ll supply the grilled food and fixings, you bring your favorite snack, side dish or dessert to share. Please complete the form below to let us know if you’ll be there to party with us.

RSVP for Member Social Birthday Bash

October 8:

10 AM – 4 PM: Anniversary Celebration and Pop-Up Maker Market

Open Works is turning 6! We’re celebrating with a 6th Anniversary Maker Mart Maker-bration! There will be vendors, music, food and activities for all ages.

10 AM – 1 PM: Metal 1
10 AM – 2 PM: Quilting Machine 1
3 PM – 5 PM: Quilting Machine 2

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