classes & Programs

Adult Programs

We’re launching a reorganized version of this page in January. Until the new page is live all 2022 programing will appear Classes and Workshops calendar, including Safety Certification.

As of January 1st, our 3 hour safety courses will be $70 and 6 hour safety will $105. This price incease is a reflection of rising costs and so that we can continue to pay our talented instructors at a fair rate.


Adult Programs at Every Level.

  Shop Safety Certification Classes in wood, metal, digital fabrication and textiles, sewing and embroidery! These in-person, 3 or 6-hour sessions will give you the confidence to safely explore machines, tools and technology and are required before shop access.

We also offer digital and graphic design Software classes and expert maker-led project-based Workshops both in-person and on virtual platforms.

Log into to our registration software to see more options and schedules.

Interested in teaching? We’re always looking for expert makers. Contact Us.

Class prices a hardship for you? Apply for a scholarship.

Interested in arranging a private class for your group? Fill out online inquiry form.

If there is no “sign up” button under the class description and date, the class is full.


Note: All adult classes are available for makers ages 16 and up. Please inquire about membership options for teens.

Class Types

Shop Safety Certification Classes
Shop Safety classes are required to use our Textiles, Wood, Metal, and Digital Fabrication shops. They provide instruction in basic tool usage as well as a general shop orientation so you know where to find the emergency shut-offs, dust collection, and hand tools.

Shop Safety, Fast Track and Foundation Classes are Safety Certification Classes and qualify you for shop access.


Workshops are not required for shop access and give an introduction or refresher to some main programs used for digital and graphic design or are sessions organized around making something specific or learning a specialized skill! We offer in-person and virtual options.

Foundation Classes
Foundation classes are 4-session introductions to a specific fabrication discipline to take you from beginner to confident maker in four successive weekends.

Foundation Classes qualify as Safety Certification and will grant shop access upon completion. 

Safety and Certification

Coming up at Open Works

Don’t see the class you are looking for? Contact us to find out about other options.

Class Policies


Arrivals 20 minutes late or more will not be admitted into class and registration is not transferable.

Appropriate & Safe Attire

To avoid accidents with machinery, please avoid wearing loose clothing, pull back hair and scarves, wear closed-toe shoes.

Wear a mask covering both your nose and mouth.


Open Works must have at least 3 participants enrolled in the class 48 hours prior to start date in order to run the class.


Inclement Weather

Open Works follows Baltimore City Government schedule for closures. Classes will run according to this schedule unless otherwise informed by Open Works staff.


In order to exchange or be reimbursed for class fees, it is your responsibility to notify Open Works at least 48-hours in advance of class start date.

Make it Happen at Open Works

Looking for something else? Open Works has all the tools and resources you need to bring an idea to life, learn a new skill, find a space for your new business and so much more.

Contact Us

1400 Greenmount Ave,
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 862-0424

Hours of Operation

M-F 9am to 9pm
S-Su 9am to 5pm