classes & programs

Community Programs.


Making Opportunity for All.

At Open Works we work with organizations and communities of all ages and skill levels to develop inclusive programs and services that reflect our neighbors’ needs. Choose a program for your organization, school or nonprofit. We have several opportunities below to help support our neighbors and members take their dream to the next level.
Organizations we have partnered with: CCBC Catonsville, Coppin State University College of Business, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Baltimore City and Baltimore County Public Schools, Greenmount West Community Center, New Greenmount West Community Association, ReBuild Johnston Square, Station North Tool Library, Made in Baltimore

Community Programs

Moms as Entrepreneurs Maker’s Academy

*Generously supported by the Kauffman Foundation and Etsy.

In partnership with Moms as Entrepreneurs and Baltimore Etsy Sellers Open Works has helped launch 34 mom-owned businesses over the last two years. Each 16-class academy covers fabrication training, business classes, and instruction in setting up a successful Etsy storefront.

To apply for Fall 2022, click here.

One of the top 10 businesses from Enterprise 2019 with award check.

EnterpRISE Venture Competition

Are you a maker? Inventor? Entrepreneur? Artist? We are looking for Baltimore’s next great manufacturing company. If you can leverage our facilities to prove your idea, we’ll give you the resources to do the rest! Each year, we select 10 finalists from an online application process, then take those companies through 6 weeks of workshops and mentoring, culminating in a live pitch with $18,000 in cash prizes on the line. Applications open in September of each year.

Applications for EnterpRISE 2023 TBD


Byte Back

Byte Back is a technology training program for adults coming to Open Works in Winter, 2020. They provide classes that span from basic skills to entry-level certifications in IT careers. Classes are free. To learn more and apply, click here.
Don’t see the program for you? Contact us to let us know what you’re looking for.

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