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Online Hybrid Classes

ONLINE HYBRID CLASSES

Pivoting in the Age of Covid

As of October 26th, 2020, the City of Baltimore is still in Phase Two of their COVID-19 reopening plan. During this time, we must cap our shop capacity at 50% to maintain social distancing. These restrictions have made it difficult to offer in-person classes.

As an alternative, we are excited to now offer an online hybrid class system so you can earn your safety certifications and get in the shop! Take a FREE (but required) online class on your own time, then enroll for an in-person Skill Show class ($55) over on our adult programs page. Once you’ve demonstrated your mastery of the machines, you can use the shops on a day pass anytime!

Have questions? Check out our FAQ here or email frontdesk@openworksbmore.com.

The Path to Certification

Follow these 4 easy steps to get your certification and start making!

Discover Online Training Classes

Laser Safety Certification

Required prior to using the BOSS laser cutter machines in the digital fabrication shop during open work hours, this course covers the fundamentals of designing for 60w and 100w CO2 Lasers, commonly used in industry and art to engrave and cut a variety of material. Learn the basics of 2D software and take your idea straight to the machine safely.

After completing this online portion (free), sign up for an in-person small group Skill Show ($55) to demonstrate your confidence in the machines and tools to a staff member.

* Please give give yourself about an hour to complete the online course. In-person sessions will be an additional hour or two. Safety classes available to students ages 16+; minors must be accompanied by an adult for the Skill Share class.

Wood 1 Safety Certification

This class is the first of two wood shop safety courses that will get you checked off to use the majority of the woodshop including the table saw, miter saw, bandsaw, drill press, and stationary sanders.

After completing this online portion (free), sign up for an in-person small group Skill Show ($55) to demonstrate your confidence in the machines and tools to a staff member.

* Please give give yourself about an hour to complete the online course. In-person sessions will be an additional hour or two. Safety classes available to students ages 16+; minors must be accompanied by an adult for the Skill Share class.

Wood 2 Safety Certification

Second in the wood shop certification and safety series, this class introduces the jointer, planer, and router table. These tools are key for resurfacing and dimensioning rough sawn and reclaimed lumber into flat, smooth, and usable boards. 

After completing this online portion (free), sign up for an in-person small group Skill Show ($55) to demonstrate your confidence in the machines and tools to a staff member.

Prerequisites: Wood 1 Safety Certification

* Please give give yourself about an hour to complete the online course. In-person sessions will be an additional hour or two. Safety classes available to students ages 16+; minors must be accompanied by an adult for the Skill Share class.

Sewing Safety Certification

Required prior to using the textiles shop during open work hours, this course covers safety and how-to for using our industrial-grade lockstitch, serger and walking foot sewing machines. 

After completing this online portion (free), sign up for an in-person small group Skill Show ($55) to demonstrate your confidence in the machines and tools to a staff member.

* Please give give yourself about an hour to complete the online course. In-person sessions will be an additional hour or two. Safety classes available to students ages 16+; minors must be accompanied by an adult for the Skill Share class.

CNC Router Safety Certification

This class focuses on the fundamentals of designing for the ShopBot CNC Router, often used in industry and art to carve and cut a variety of sheet goods including plywood, melamine, foam, HDPE plastic, and aluminum. Learn the basics of 2D software and 2.5D cutting, and take your idea straight to the machine safely.

After completing this online portion (free), sign up for an in-person small group Skill Show ($55) to demonstrate your confidence in the machines and tools to a staff member.

* Please give give yourself about an hour to complete the online course. In-person sessions will be an additional hour or two. Safety classes available to students ages 16+; minors must be accompanied by an adult for the Skill Share class.

Metal 1 Safety Certification

Required prior to using the metal shop during open work hours, this course  covers safety and how-to for using the drill press, angle grinders, horizontal bandsaw, cold saw, and other basic machines in the Open Works metal shop.

After completing this online portion (free), sign up for an in-person small group Skill Show ($55) to demonstrate your confidence in the machines and tools to a staff member.

* Please give give yourself about an hour to complete the online course. In-person sessions will be an additional hour or two. Safety classes available to students ages 16+; minors must be accompanied by an adult for the Skill Share class.

CNC Embroidery Safety Certification

Coming Soon.

After completing this online portion (free), sign up for an in-person small group Skill Show ($55) to demonstrate your confidence in the machines and tools to a staff member.

* Please give give yourself about an hour to complete the online course. In-person sessions will be an additional hour or two. Safety classes available to students ages 16+; minors must be accompanied by an adult for the Skill Share class.

Want to reserve a machine? Link to Resource Reservations page

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
frontdesk@openworksbmore.com

Hours of Operation

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

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