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To register for a class click on the class you are interested in below and you will be prompted to register.


MS-L = Events at our Leesburg, VA location

MS-P = Events at our Purcellville, VA location

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • 09/12/2019
    • 02/27/2020
    • 25 sessions
    • MS-Leesburg 106 Royal Street, SW- Leesburg, VA 20175


    Cosplay is a shortened form of two words – costume and play. On Thursdays at Makersmiths-Leesburg from 6:00-8:30 PM, people interested in making costumes and accessories worn or carried by characters from a movie, book, video game, etc.  

    Questions? Contact Zach Thompson at zthompson@makersmiths.org for Cosplay information. 


    • 09/13/2019
    • 01/24/2020
    • 20 sessions
    • Makersmiths-106 Royal St. SW.Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register


    Makersmiths is a non-profit organization providing knowledge, space, equipment, community and programs to enable you to learn, design, make, launch, work and play. We are adult enthusiasts, young adults and kids learning, playing and making, entrepreneurs prototyping new products and concepts, and finally, we are a community organization taking part in the maker movement.

    On Friday evenings, come visit our Leesburg facility of workrooms containing woodworking and metalworking tools, electronics, 3D printing and CNC rooms, a laser cutter, a classroom and a large meeting room. We also offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as laser cutting for beginners, woodworking, designing and programming for use on 3D printers, CNC rotors and mills.

    We'd like to invite you to come by for a mini-tour and chat during Open House hours on Friday nights from 7 pm to 9 pm. We're located at 106 Royal Street, SW Leesburg, VA 20175.

    If you want to get going right away, you can join us as an Associate Member by visiting this page: Makersmiths Join Us Page

    Hope to see you soon on Thursday evenings. In the meantime, if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask! Email: info@makersmiths.org

    • 10/11/2019
    • 01/29/2021
    • 35 sessions
    • 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register


    Come and join us for a night all about crafting!

    It's a BYOC (Bring Your Own Craft) and socialize sort of deal. No cost unless its a special event. We will have at least one of our many craft experts hanging around to help you brainstorm, chat, lend an extra hand, and more.

    This is a great time to get out of the house and away from the family, haha!

    This event will be held at our Leesburg location with a possibility of duplicating this is Purcellville in the coming months.

    Hosted by Erin and Jessee

    • 10/18/2019
    • 02/05/2021
    • 35 sessions
    • Makersmiths, 106 Royal Street, Leesburg, VA 20176
    Register


    We’re trying something new here!

    Similar to our bi-weekly open craft nights, we’re going to start doing a monthly board game night!

    Bring a game, or just come and play a game. There are several tables in our main room in Leesburg, so multiple games can be played at once! Snacks are welcome as well.

    Plus, we’re thinking of having kids playing in another room just in case we want to play something like Cards Against Humanity. So it will technically be a family friendly event! 

    We have set aside 2.5 hours, but we can stay as late as a full member is willing to stay!

    RSVP so we know how many to expect. 

    • 10/24/2019
    • 03/26/2020
    • 19 sessions
    • MS-L Classroom

    Classroom Reserved in MS-L  6:00 - 8:00 PM through March 2020.

    Project to build a turkey vulture abatement robot

    This is an educational mentoring initiative. Interested in helping with this build group? 
    Contact Mark Millsap at mark.millsap@makersmiths.org

    • 11/08/2019
    • 04/03/2020
    • 19 sessions
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal Street, SW Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    The KidWind Challenge is the ultimate wind energy learning experience for students. During the school year 2018-2019, Makersmiths sponsored a Middle School Team for the purpose of exploring wind energy through the hands-on, investigative, and exciting KidWind Challenge!

    For the 2019-2020 school year, the Middle School KidWind Team will meet in the main room of Makersmiths Leesburg from 4:15 PM-6PM on the designated Friday afternoons beginning Nov. 8 until April 3. The KidWind Competition Day will be April 14 at Northern Virginia 4H Center in Front Royal.

    See the KidWind 2018-19 site for details about this unique "maker" STEM initiative for our youth.

    Parents of new team members please sign the Makersmiths waiver giving us permission to work with your youth in our makerspace: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj.

    Questions? Contact Coach Diane.Painter@makersmiths.org


    • 12/10/2019
    • 06/30/2020
    • 26 sessions
    • Makersmiths-785 S. 20th St. Purcellville, VA 20132


    Makersmiths is a non-profit organization providing knowledge, space, equipment, community and programs to enable you to learn, design, make, launch, work and play. We are adult enthusiasts, young adults and kids learning, playing and making, entrepreneurs prototyping new products and concepts, and finally, we are a community organization taking part in the maker movement.

    On Tuesday evenings, come visit our Purcellville facility- 3900 square feet of workrooms containing woodworking and metalworking tools, powder coating and welding areas, a large classroom-meeting room, and soon to be ceramics and picture framing spaces. We also offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as welding for beginners, basic woodworking skills while building fun and usable items such as a corn hole game or river resin serving board. Or, join us to learn designing and programming for use on 3D printers, CNC rotors and mills.

    We'd like to invite you to come by for a mini-tour and chat during Open House hours on Tuesday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We're located at 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132.

    If you want to get going right away, you can join us as an Associate Member by visiting this page: Makersmiths Join Us Page

    Hope to see you soon on Tuesday evenings. In the meantime, if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask! Email: info@makersmiths.org

    • 01/06/2020
    • 06/29/2020
    • 26 sessions
    • 106 Royal Street, SW. Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register

    Open associate hours on Monday evenings at Makersmiths in Leesburg are from 6:30-9:00 PM. Questions? Contact Brad Hess at bradley.hess@gmail.com 

    • 01/17/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-P 785 S. 20th Street- Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 2
    Register

    Makersmiths, Inc. members wishing to use the tools in the woodworking shop in Purcellville must complete a course of orientation and training and demonstrate competence with each tool before their name will be placed on the approved list of machine operators. Completion of red tool training in Leesburg does NOT permit you to use the tools or shop in Purcellville.  

    While many of the tools in the two locations perform similar tasks, the tools in Leesburg are homeowner/hobbyist in size while the tools in Purcellville are industrial sized. Red Tool training for woodworking in Purcellville is divided into three classes: Red Tool Woodworking-Basics; Red Tool Woodworking-Advanced; and, Red Tool CNC. 

    This course covers Red Tool Woodworking – Advanced

    Prerequisites - Must be 18 or older and have completed Red Tool Woodworking-Basics.

    Class size is limited to four students. The class is a minimum of two hours but may take longer depending on attendee’s previous experience.

    The class will start in the Green Room with a presentation and discussion covering wood and machine terminology, machine manuals and other resources, rules, and safety.   Class will then move into the wood shop where various machines will be demonstrated. Members will get an opportunity to practice on each machine. The machines covered in this class are; 12” Jointer, 22” Planer, 37” Belt Sander, and 20” Band Saw.

    New to Makersmiths? Prior to coming to class, please sign this online waiver form: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Contact the instructor for questions: Dave Painter (dpainter50@comcast.net)

    • 01/20/2020
    • 01/22/2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Makersmiths Purcellville 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 2
    Register


    In this make-and-take workshop meeting in the wood shop in Makersmiths-Purcellville, each person will create their own exotic wood cutting board approximately 14" x 14" (or ~200 square inches) x 3/4" thick. Bring safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask if you have them. Some wood working experience is helpful. All materials and tools are provided. Restricted to those 18 and older. If you are new to Makersmiths, fill out the online waiver form prior to coming to class: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj 

    DAY 1 - Instruction will begin in the wood shop where each person will select their boards from a variety of exotic and rare hard woods to choose from. Exotic and rare woods are chosen based on availability (each session may differ).  Some of these woods may include: Padauk, Jatoba, Rosewood, Wenge, Canarywood, Zebrawood.

    The instructor will also have some Black Walnut, Maple, and Cherry available. Feel free to bring your own special hard wood if desired.

    Next, we will plane and cut the boards to the final dimensions.  Finally, we will glue the boards so they are ready for the next session.

    DAY 2 - We will begin by removing the boards from the glue-up clamps, then flatten them as needed using a planer or drum sander. Next, we will finalize the shape of the board using a jigsaw, drill press, and/or router table.  Finally, each person will complete their board by sanding and applying a cutting board oil/wax mixture.  These cutting boards will be ready to use when you leave the shop!

    Questions? Contact Mike Tomlin at mike.tomlin@makersmiths.org 


    • 01/21/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal Street Leesburg, VA 20175

    It is Pinewood Derby Time!

    Girls Scouts will be hosted by Makersmiths-Leesburg on January 21 for a pinewood derby car cut out session. They will use the Great Room for drawing on the wood and sanding. They will need two bandsaws and a sander in the wood shop. Questions? Contact Mark.Millsap@makersmiths.org

    • 01/22/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Leesburg 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 1
    Register


    Rotary Tool - Etch Onto Round Objects

    Description: This class will go over the basics of using the rotary tool to etch round objects such as glasses, bottles, carafes, ramblers, etc. with the ULS laser. Students will receive hands on instruction and etch a glass to take home with them. 

    Prerequisite: You must have attended the Laser Cutter Introduction class prior to attending this one. 

    Fee: $25 per member and $30 for nonmembers 




    • 01/28/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Makersmiths Leesburg

    The Scheduling Committee will meet in the classroom from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

    Contact Diane Painter at diane.painter@makersmiths.org.  

    • 01/29/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 6
    Register

    Soldering 101
    Learn To Solder While Making a Fun Project.

    This class is for anyone who wants to learn the basics and may not have soldered before. We'll have a mini-class on:

    • Types of Soldering
    • Types of Solder
    • Types of Tools
    • Soldering Procedures
    • Helpful Soldering Tips

    Then we'll make a fun small take-home electronic item. Get hands on practice with a simple-to-make electronic game kit from Sparkfun.

    Cost of class includes Simon Says kit and a 15-gram tube of solder. We'll supply the soldering iron station to use to assemble the kit. And all the help & mentoring you'll need ;-)

    We encourage teams of a Parent and child (~12 and older) to work together to make kit together. Parent and Child will count as one for purpose of class fee.

    Class size will be limited to three teams, so sign up early.

    If not a Member of Makersmiths, a liability waiver will need to be signed before taking class.

    Any questions? Leave me a comment or send me a note at mark.millsap@makersmiths.org
    • 01/29/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Purcellville 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 5
    Register


    Handcraft a Valentine Candle Holder!  Learn some basics of ceramics hand-building and make a Valentine candle holder during a two-hour workshop in our ceramics classroom in Purcellville.  

     No ceramics experience necessary. All materials will be provided. You will be contacted by email once it has been glazed and fired by the instructor and is available to be picked up.

    Please dress accordingly as clay tends to be messy. 

    New to Makersmiths? Please sign the online waiver: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    The instructor is Julie Borneman.  Questions? Contact Julie at  julie@borneman.com.

    • 01/29/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Leesburg 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 5
    Register

    Instructor: Jessee Maloney

    Basic Skill Class

    This class will show you the basic usage of the laser at Makersmiths along with safety considerations. After this class you will be authorized to use the laser. This class does not go into detail on designing projects or using the software.

    Outline

    • Laser Use Guidelines and Policies

    • Introduction to Laser Equipment

    • Introduction to Laser Software

    • Laser Safety Review

    • Tips, Hints, and having FUN

    • Hands on Training and Use


    You must be registered to participate. The meetup is limited to 5 participants so that everyone gets a chance to have hands-on with the laser.

    • 02/05/2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register


    It's time for a Makersmiths Member Meeting!

    • What is important to you?
    • What classes or events are you most interested in?
    • Have you seen the new tools and improvements at Makersmiths-Purcellville lately?
    • How can we improve the program of both locations?
    • Come share your thoughts!

    Makersmiths meetings are held on the first Wednesdays of the Month, starting at 7:30 pm and lasting for about an hour. On odd numbered months members will meet at the Purcellville Makersmiths location: 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.  Members will meet even numbered months at the Leesburg Makersmiths location: 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175

    See you soon!

    Questions? Contact John Dubelko at john.dubelko@makersmiths.org.

    • 02/05/2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Makersmiths Leesburg 106 Royal St., SW Leesburg, VA 20175

    The Environmental and Safety Committee will meet following this month's members meeting at Makersmiths Leesburg. Contact David Lang if you have any questions. 

    • 02/06/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Purcellville 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 3
    Register


    Handcraft a set of three nested heart dishes!  Learn some basics of ceramics hand-building and make the dishes during a two-hour workshop in our ceramics classroom in Purcellville.  

     No ceramics experience necessary. All materials will be provided. You will be contacted by email once they have been glazed and fired by the instructor and is available to be picked up.

    Please dress accordingly as clay tends to be messy. 

    New to Makersmiths? Please sign the online waiver: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    The instructor is Julie Borneman.  Questions? Contact Julie at  julie@borneman.com.

    • 02/08/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • MS-P 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 2
    Register


    Makersmiths, Inc. members wishing to use the tools in the woodworking shop in Purcellville must complete a course of orientation and training and demonstrate competence with each tool before their name will be placed on the approved list of machine operators. Completion of red tool training in Leesburg does NOT permit you to use the tools or shop in Purcellville.  

    While many of the tools in the two locations perform similar tasks, the tools in Leesburg are homeowner/hobbyist in size while the tools in Purcellville are industrial sized. Red Tool training for woodworking in Purcellville is divided into three classes: Red Tool Woodworking-Basics; Red Tool Woodworking-Advanced; and, Red Tool CNC. 

    This course covers Red Tool Woodworking – Basics

    Prerequisites - Must be 18 or older and have an interest in woodworking.

    Class size is limited to four students. The class is a minimum of two hours but may take longer depending on attendee’s previous experience.

    The class will start in the Green Room with a presentation and discussion covering shop etiquette, layout, hours, rules, material storage, and safety.   Class will then move into the wood shop where various machines will be demonstrated. Members will get an opportunity to practice on each machine. The machines covered in this class are; Panel Saw, Table Saw, Miter Saw, Drill Press, Spindle sander, 12” Disk Sander, Downdraft Sanding Table, and Dust Collector.

    New to Makersmiths? Prior to coming to class, please sign this online waiver form: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Contact the instructor for questions: Dave Painter (mailto:dpainter50@comcast.net)

    • 02/09/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MS-P 785 S. 20th Street- Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 2
    Register

    Makersmiths, Inc. members wishing to use the tools in the woodworking shop in Purcellville must complete a course of orientation and training and demonstrate competence with each tool before their name will be placed on the approved list of machine operators. Completion of red tool training in Leesburg does NOT permit you to use the tools or shop in Purcellville.  

    While many of the tools in the two locations perform similar tasks, the tools in Leesburg are homeowner/hobbyist in size while the tools in Purcellville are industrial sized. Red Tool training for woodworking in Purcellville is divided into three classes: Red Tool Woodworking-Basics; Red Tool Woodworking-Advanced; and, Red Tool CNC. 

    This course covers Red Tool Woodworking – Advanced

    Prerequisites - Must be 18 or older and have completed Red Tool Woodworking-Basics.

    Class size is limited to four students. The class is a minimum of two hours but may take longer depending on attendee’s previous experience.

    The class will start in the Green Room with a presentation and discussion covering wood and machine terminology, machine manuals and other resources, rules, and safety.   Class will then move into the wood shop where various machines will be demonstrated. Members will get an opportunity to practice on each machine. The machines covered in this class are; 12” Jointer, 22” Planer, 37” Belt Sander, and 20” Band Saw.

    New to Makersmiths? Prior to coming to class, please sign this online waiver form: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Contact the instructor for questions: Dave Painter (dpainter50@comcast.net)

    • 02/09/2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Makersmiths 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 8
    Register

    Learn to make heart-shaped soaps for your favorite Valentine using the melt and pour soap-making process that uses a variety of essential oils, glycerin and goats milk soap bases.  In addition to making soap that moisturizes the skin, workshop participants will also receive a silicone mold that contains a variety of shapes that can be used to make soaps for different seasons and holiday celebrations throughout the year. If an adult registers, they may bring one child as a helper.

    Questions? Contact the instructor Diane.Painter@makersmiths.org

    • 02/11/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal Street, SW, Leesburg, VA 20141
    • 9
    Register

    Makersmiths, Inc. is happy to host a soap-making workshop for the "Let's Roll Ladies" Bunko group. The Makersmiths' host members are Nicky Bullis and Diane Painter. This workshop will be held in the entire general meeting room at the Makersmiths-Leesburg site. 

    Participants will learn to make heart-shaped soaps through the melt and pour soap-making process that uses a variety of essential oils, glycerin and goats milk soap bases.  In addition to the soap participants make that any Valentine recipient would love to use, participants will also receive a silicone mold that contains a variety of shapes that can be used to make soaps for different seasons and holiday celebrations throughout the year.

    New to Makersmiths? Please sign the waiver form online, go to:

    https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Questions? Contact Diane.Painter@makersmiths.org


    • 02/18/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MS-L 106 Royal Street, SW - Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 4
    Register


    Makersmiths, Inc. members wishing to use the tools in the woodworking shop in Leesburg must complete a course of orientation and training and demonstrate competence with each tool before their name will be placed on the approved list of machine operators. Completion of red tool training in Leesburg does NOT permit you to use the tools or shop in Purcellville.  

    While many of the tools in the two locations perform similar tasks, the tools in Leesburg are homeowner/hobbyist in size while the tools in Purcellville are industrial sized. 

    This course covers Red Tool Woodworking at the Makersmiths Leesburg location.

    Prerequisites - Must be 18 or older and have an interest in woodworking.

    Class size is limited to four students. The class is a minimum of two hours but may take longer depending on attendee’s previous experience.

    The class will start begin with a presentation and discussion covering shop etiquette, layout, hours, rules, material storage, and safety.   Then we will move throughout the wood shop where various machines will be demonstrated. Members will get an opportunity to practice on each machine. The machines covered in this class are: Table Saw, Band Saw, Jointer, Planer, Miter Saw, Drill Press, Spindle Belt Sander, Drum Sander, and Dust Collector. Note: This class does not cover the use of the lathe.

    New to Makersmiths? Prior to coming to class, please sign this online waiver form: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Contact the instructor for questions: Mike DeWan mikedewan@aol.com

    • 02/29/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 250 S Nursery Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132

    This Annual Loudoun Grown Expo will be held at the Bush Tabernacle at Fireman's Field in the Town of Purcellville from noon to 5PM. Makersmiths will have an information table, displaying some of our Makersmiths members' creative work. Interested in helping with this event? Contact Tom Hill

    • 03/04/2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132
    Register


    It's time for a Makersmiths Member Meeting!

    • What is important to you?
    • What classes or events are you most interested in?
    • Have you seen the new tools and improvements at Makersmiths-Purcellville lately?
    • How can we improve the program of both locations?
    • Come share your thoughts!

    Makersmiths meetings are held on the first Wednesdays of the Month, starting at 7:30 pm and lasting for about an hour. On odd numbered months members will meet at the Purcellville Makersmiths location: 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.  Members will meet even numbered months at the Leesburg Makersmiths location: 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175

    See you soon!

    Questions? Contact John Dubelko at john.dubelko@makersmiths.org.

    • 03/04/2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Makersmiths Purcellville 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132

    The Environmental and Safety Committee will meet following this month's members meeting at Makersmiths Purcellville. Contact David Lang if you have any questions. 

    • 03/19/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Rock Ridge HS 43460 Loudoun Reserve Dr, Ashburn, VA 20148

    LCPS Science and Engineering Fair will be Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Rock Ridge High School. The school system is expecting 300 high school students for this event. The event is open to the public at 6:00 PM. If interested in judging this event, contact Allon Stern for information. 

    • 03/26/2020
    • 3:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Academies of Loudoun 42075 Loudoun Academy Drive. Leesburg, VA 20175

    The LCPS Student Maker Showcase will be held Thursday, March 26 from 3:15-9PM at the Academies of Loudoun. Come see LCPS students' maker projects. The site for this event is https://www.lcps.org/makershowcase

    Questions? Contact diane.painter@makersmiths.org

    • 03/27/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Purcellville 785 S. 20th Street- Purcellville, VA 20132
    Register

    This is a special workshop for a Girl Scout Troop led by Makersmiths member, Deborah Hill. Girls will learn to make lavender-chamomile, honey-almond-oatmeal and glycerin soaps using a melt and pour process. They will add a variety of scents and pour the soap into molds that will create fun shapes that anyone will love to use. The will scouts will receive a silicone soap-making mold and set of instructions to take with them so they can continue to make soaps on their own. This workshop will be held in the Green Room at Makersmiths-Purcellville. Questions? Contact the scout leader, Deborah Hill or the instructor, Diane Painter.

    • 04/01/2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register


    It's time for a Makersmiths Member Meeting!

    • What is important to you?
    • What classes or events are you most interested in?
    • Have you seen the new tools and improvements at Makersmiths-Purcellville lately?
    • How can we improve the program of both locations?
    • Come share your thoughts!

    Makersmiths meetings are held on the first Wednesdays of the Month, starting at 7:30 pm and lasting for about an hour. On odd numbered months members will meet at the Purcellville Makersmiths location: 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.  Members will meet even numbered months at the Leesburg Makersmiths location: 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175.

    See you soon!

    Questions? Contact John Dubelko at john.dubelko@makersmiths.org.

    • 04/01/2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Makersmiths Leesburg 106 Royal St., SW Leesburg, VA 20175

    The Environmental and Safety Committee will meet following this month's members meeting at Makersmiths Leesburg. Contact David Lang if you have any questions. 

    • 04/14/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 4-H Center at 600 4h Center Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630

    The Northern Virginia KidWind Challenge will be held May 14, 2020 at the 4-H Center in Front Royal. This is an all-day event. Makersmiths has high school and middle school teams competing. The exit start time has not been announced, but it should be in the morning sometime around 9am.

    Questions? Contact Diane.Painter@makersmiths.org.

    • 04/18/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Downtown Leesburg, Virginia

    This 2-day annual event (April 18 and 19) has four categories: Landscaped exhibits, product garden displays, retail sales and food and beverage vendors. Non-Profits are also invited to have a booth, although they may not sell items. Makersmiths members should contact Michael Werling with interest in manning our nonprofit booth. It is a great way to let the community know about our organization.

    • 04/19/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    This 2-day annual event (April 18 and 19) has four categories: Landscaped exhibits, product garden displays, retail sales and food and beverage vendors. Non-Profits are also invited to have a booth, although they may not sell items. Makersmiths members should contact Michael Werling with interest in manning our non-profit booth. It is a great way to let the community know about our organization.

    • 05/06/2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132
    Register


    It's time for a Makersmiths Member Meeting!

    • What is important to you?
    • What classes or events are you most interested in?
    • Have you seen the new tools and improvements at Makersmiths-Purcellville lately?
    • How can we improve the program of both locations?
    • Come share your thoughts!

    Makersmiths meetings are held on the first Wednesdays of the Month, starting at 7:30 pm and lasting for about an hour. On odd numbered months members will meet at the Purcellville Makersmiths location: 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.  Members will meet even numbered months at the Leesburg Makersmiths location: 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175.

    See you soon!

    Questions? Contact John Dubelko at john.dubelko@makersmiths.org.

    • 05/06/2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Makersmiths 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132

    The Environmental and Safety Committee will meet following this month's members meeting at Makersmiths Purcellville. Contact David Lang if you have any questions. 

    • 06/03/2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register


    It's time for a Makersmiths Member Meeting!

    • What is important to you?
    • What classes or events are you most interested in?
    • Have you seen the new tools and improvements at Makersmiths-Purcellville lately?
    • How can we improve the program of both locations?
    • Come share your thoughts!

    Makersmiths meetings are held on the first Wednesdays of the Month, starting at 7:30 pm and lasting for about an hour. On odd numbered months members will meet at the Purcellville Makersmiths location: 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.  Members will meet even numbered months at the Leesburg Makersmiths location: 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175.

    See you soon!

    Questions? Contact John Dubelko at john.dubelko@makersmiths.org.

    • 06/03/2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Makersmiths Leesburg 106 Royal St., SW Leesburg, VA 20175

    The Environmental and Safety Committee will meet following this month's members meeting at Makersmiths Leesburg. Contact David Lang if you have any questions. 

Past events

01/16/2020 MS-P Video Committee Meeting
01/15/2020 MS-L Rustic Pallet-Style Coffee Mug Rack - Make and Take
01/15/2020 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics
01/14/2020 MS-L Big Red CNC Class
01/14/2020 MS-L Red Tool Woodworking – Leesburg
01/13/2020 MS-L Blink an LED with Arduino or RaspberryPi
01/13/2020 MS-L Rustic Pallet-Style Coffee Mug Rack - Make and Take
01/08/2020 MS-P Environmental and Safety Committee meeting
01/08/2020 MS-P Make a Gnome/Fairy Door
01/07/2020 MS-P Make a Serving Dish
01/07/2020 MS-L Advanced Laser Cutting - Rotary Tool - cancelled
01/06/2020 MS-P Make a Tripod Mug from Scratch
01/05/2020 MS-L Red Tool Woodworking – Leesburg
12/30/2019 MS-L Woodworking: Cutting Boards
12/29/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
12/28/2019 MS-L New Member Orientation in Leesburg
12/28/2019 MS-P Custom Frame Shop Workday
12/22/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
12/19/2019 MS-P Brag Thursday
12/19/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
12/17/2019 MS-L Create Homemade Soaps as Holiday Gifts
12/16/2019 MS-L Hold My Beer Community Event and Discussion with Joel Leonard.
12/15/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction - cancelled
12/15/2019 MS-P Create Homemade Soaps as Holiday Gifts
12/14/2019 MS-L Computer Science Education Open House
12/14/2019 MS-P Computer Science Education Open House
12/14/2019 MS-P Custom Frame Shop Workday
12/12/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
12/11/2019 MS-L New Member Orientation in Purcellville
12/11/2019 MS-L New Member Orientation in Leesburg
12/10/2019 MS-L Red Tool Woodworking – Leesburg
12/10/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
12/09/2019 MS-P Come Create Your Own Ceramic Holiday Ornaments
12/08/2019 MS-P Make Ceramic Holiday Ornaments
12/08/2019 MS-P Create Homemade Soaps as Holiday Gifts
12/05/2019 MS-P Create A Ceramic Winter Snowman Candle Holder
12/05/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
12/03/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
11/30/2019 MS-P Framing Shop Meeting
11/26/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
11/25/2019 MS-P Make Ceramic Holiday Ornaments
11/25/2019 MS-P Introduction to MIG Welding
11/25/2019 MS-P Mitre Corporation Meeting
11/24/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Advanced
11/24/2019 MS-L Beginning 3D Printing
11/23/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics
11/21/2019 MS-P Brag Thursday
11/21/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
11/20/2019 MS-L Advanced Laser Cutting - Rotary Tool
11/19/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
11/18/2019 MS-P Introduction to MIG Welding
11/17/2019 MS-P Beginning Blacksmithing, Snake Kilt Pin
11/16/2019 MS-P Beginning Blacksmithing, S Hook
11/16/2019 MS-P Introduction to MIG Welding
11/16/2019 MS-L Makersmiths Photography Meetup
11/15/2019 MS-L Video Organizational Meeting
11/14/2019 MS-L- Tech Thursday
11/14/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
11/13/2019 MS-L Scheduling Committee
11/13/2019 MS-L Red Tool Woodworking – Leesburg
11/13/2019 MS-L Framing Shop Committee Meeting
11/12/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
11/10/2019 MS-P Blacksmithing, Paper Towel Holder
11/09/2019 MS-P Beginning Blacksmithing, Simple Hook
11/09/2019 Ms-P Introduction to MIG Welding
11/07/2019 MS-P Make Ceramic Holiday Ornaments
11/07/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
11/05/2019 MS-L IT Committee Meeting
11/05/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
11/04/2019 MS-P Ceramics Committee Meeting
10/31/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
10/29/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
10/29/2019 MS - L Classroom Reserved
10/27/2019 MS-L New Member Orientation in Leesburg
10/26/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Advanced
10/26/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics
10/24/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
10/23/2019 MS-P New Member Orientation in Purcellville
10/23/2019 MS-L Scheduling Committee Meeting
10/22/2019 MS-L IT Committee Meeting
10/22/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
10/22/2019 MS - L Classroom Reserved
10/21/2019 MS-L Advanced Laser Cutting - Rotary Tool
10/21/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
10/20/2019 MS-L Big Red CNC Class
10/20/2019 MS-L Big Red CNC Class
10/17/2019 MS-P Brag Thursday
10/17/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
10/16/2019 MS-P How to Get Started in Wooden CNC Projects
10/16/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
10/15/2019 MS-L Red Tool Woodworking – Leesburg
10/15/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
10/14/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
10/13/2019 MS-L Introduction to Raised Panel Cabinetry
10/10/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
10/10/2019 MS-L Girls Robotic Research Team Meeting
10/09/2019 MS-L How to Get Started in Wooden CNC Projects
10/09/2019 MS-L Beginning 3D Printing
10/08/2019 MS-L Work Night at Leesburg
10/08/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
10/07/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
10/06/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
10/05/2019 MS-P Blacksmith Shop Open House
10/03/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
10/01/2019 MS-L Instructor Workshop
10/01/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
09/30/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
09/29/2019 EVENT: Rust Library How-To Festival
09/28/2019 MS-P Basic Oxy/Acetylene Welding
09/28/2019 EVENT: Rust Library How-To Festival
09/26/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
09/25/2019 MS-L Advanced Laser Cutting - Rotary Tool
09/24/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
09/24/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
09/23/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
09/22/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
09/19/2019 MS-P Brag Thursday
09/19/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
09/18/2019 MS-P Girl Scouts' Parents Meeting
09/18/2019 MS-L New Member Orientation in Leesburg
09/17/2019 MS-L Red Tool Woodworking – Leesburg
09/17/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
09/16/2019 MS-L Associate Hours
09/15/2019 MS-L Work Weekend at MS-Leesburg
09/14/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Advanced
09/14/2019 MS-P Basic Oxy/Acetylene Welding
09/14/2019 MS-L Work Weekend at MS-Leesburg
09/14/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics
09/12/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
09/10/2019 MS-L Scheduling Committee Meeting
09/09/2019 MS-L Tormach 101 Make a Turner's Cube
09/09/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
09/05/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
09/04/2019 MS-P Monthly Membership Meeting
08/27/2019 MS-L Intro to Woodturning Using a Lathe
08/20/2019 Cancelled: MS-L Intro to Woodturning Using a Lathe
08/15/2019 MS-P Brag Thursday
08/13/2019 MS-L IT Committee Meeting
08/13/2019 MS-L Intro to Woodturning Using a Lathe
08/12/2019 MS-L Advanced Laser Cutting - Rotary Tool
08/11/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Advanced
08/10/2019 MS-P Intro to Fusion 360 Design, Assemblies, Finite Element Analysis, and Topology Optimization
08/10/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics
08/07/2019 MS-L Monthly Membership Meeting
08/07/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
07/27/2019 MS-P Welding - Make a Wall Mounted Coat Rack
07/26/2019 MS-L Intro to Woodturning Using a Lathe
07/23/2019 MS-L Intro to Woodturning Using a Lathe
07/23/2019 MS-L Girl Scouts Arts and Nature Workshop
07/20/2019 MS-P Basic Oxy/Acetylene Welding
07/18/2019 MS-P Brag Thursday
07/17/2019 MS-L Red Tool Woodworking – Leesburg
07/17/2019 MS-P Basic Oxy/Acetylene Welding
07/14/2019 Fundraiser: Skate with the Makersmiths in Purcellville, VA
07/13/2019 MS-P Wine and Welding
07/12/2019 MS-L Girl Scouts Arts and Nature Workshop
07/11/2019 MS-L Girl Scouts Arts and Nature Workshop
07/10/2019 MS-P Monthly Membership Meeting
07/10/2019 MS-L Girl Scouts Arts and Nature Workshop
07/09/2019 MS-L Intro to Woodturning Using a Lathe
07/09/2019 MS-L Girl Scouts Arts and Nature Workshop
07/08/2019 MS-L Girl Scouts Arts and Nature Workshop
07/06/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Advanced
07/06/2019 MS-P Basic Oxy/Acetylene Welding
07/02/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics
06/29/2019 MS-P EBF CNC Workshop
06/28/2019 MS-P Making an End Grained Cutting Board
06/28/2019 MS-L Intro to Woodturning Using a Lathe
06/27/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
06/26/2019 MS-L Advanced Laser Cutting - Rotary Tool
06/23/2019 MS-P Basic Oxy/Acetylene Welding
06/22/2019 MS-P Basic Oxy/Acetylene Welding
06/22/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
06/20/2019 MS-P Brag Thursday
06/19/2019 MS-L New Member Orientation in Leesburg
06/18/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics
06/13/2019 MS-P Basic Oxy/Acetylene Welding
06/12/2019 MS-L Red Tool Woodworking – Leesburg
06/10/2019 MS-L Woodshop Mondays
06/08/2019 MS-L New Member Orientation in Leesburg
06/08/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Advanced
06/08/2019 MS-P Basic Oxy/Acetylene Welding
06/06/2019 MS-P Fix-it First Thursday
06/04/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics
06/02/2019 MS-P BASIC Basic Welding
06/01/2019 MS-P Basic Oxy/Acetylene Welding
06/01/2019 Relay for Life
05/30/2019 MS-L Open House @ Makersmiths Leesburg
05/30/2019 MS-L Tormach 101 Make a Turner's Cube
05/30/2019 MS-P Basic Oxy/Acetylene Welding
05/30/2019 MS-P Lincoln Electric Video Shoot
05/28/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics
05/23/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Advanced
05/22/2019 MS-L Makersmiths Open House for Scouts BSA
05/20/2019 MS-L Advanced Laser Cutting - Rotary Tool
05/20/2019 MS-P BASIC Basic Welding
05/18/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics
05/17/2019 MS-L 100Women Strong Foundation Event
05/16/2019 MS-P Brag Thursday
05/15/2019 MS-P BASIC Basic Welding
05/13/2019 MS-L Drawing for CNC in Inkscape and VCarve
05/10/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
05/10/2019 MS-P Create Homemade Soaps for Mother's Day
05/09/2019 MS-L- Tech Thursday
05/09/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Advanced
05/06/2019 MS-P BASIC Basic Welding
05/05/2019 MS-L Big Red CNC Class
05/04/2019 MS-P Habitat for Humanity Flower Box Build
05/04/2019 MS-P Open Shop / Work Day
05/02/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics
05/02/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
04/30/2019 MS-L Tormach 101 Make a Turner's Cube
04/30/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Advanced
04/30/2019 MS-P BASIC Basic Welding
04/27/2019 EVENT: Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival
04/25/2019 MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics
04/25/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
04/22/2019 MS-P EBF CNC Workshop
04/22/2019 MS-L Advanced Laser Cutting - Rotary Tool
04/22/2019 MS-L Open Woodshop Hours
04/20/2019 MS-P Welding - Bench Seat
04/18/2019 MS-P Brag Thursday
04/18/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
04/17/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
04/15/2019 MS-L Open Woodshop Hours
04/11/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
04/10/2019 MS-L Scouts BSA Round Table
04/08/2019 MS-L Open Woodshop Hours
04/05/2019 MS-P Create Homemade Soaps the Family Will Enjoy
04/04/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
04/04/2019 MS-P Welding - Make a Wall Mounted Coat Rack
04/01/2019 MS-L Open Woodshop Hours
03/30/2019 MS-P Open Shop / Work Day
03/28/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
03/26/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
03/26/2019 MS-P Welding - Make a Wall Mounted Coat Rack
03/25/2019 MS-L Open Woodshop Hours
03/25/2019 MS-P River Resin Serving Board
03/23/2019 MS-L Intro to Neopixels - Making Glue Stick Bridge Sculptures
03/21/2019 MS-L & P Create Your Own Custom Bottle-Opener Plinko
03/21/2019 MS-P Brag Thursday
03/21/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
03/21/2019 EVENT: LCPS Student Maker Showcase
03/20/2019 MS-L Advanced Laser Cutting - Rotary Tool
03/19/2019 MS-L 3D Printing - Level 1 - QuickStart
03/18/2019 MS-L Open Woodshop Hours
03/18/2019 MS-P Build Your Own Live Edge "Resin River" Serving Board
03/17/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
03/14/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
03/14/2019 Loudoun Science and Engineering Fair
03/12/2019 MS-L 3D Printing - Level 1 - QuickStart
03/11/2019 MS-L Open Woodshop Hours
03/08/2019 MS-P-Build Your Own Live Edge "Resin River" Serving Board
03/07/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
03/06/2019 MS-P Monthly Membership Meeting
03/05/2019 MS-L 3D Printing - Level 1 - QuickStart
03/05/2019 MS-P Using Inkscape and vCarve for 2.5D CNC Projects
03/04/2019 MS-L Open Woodshop Hours
03/03/2019 MS-P Welding - Make a Wall Mounted Coat Rack
03/02/2019 MS-P Welding - Make a Wall Mounted Coat Rack
02/28/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
02/26/2019 MS-L 3D Printing - Level 1 - QuickStart
02/26/2019 MS-L Using Inkscape and vCarve for 2.5D CNC Projects
02/25/2019 MS-L Open Woodshop Hours
02/23/2019 MS-P Loudoun Grown Expo
02/22/2019 MS-L Advanced Laser Cutting - Rotary Tool
02/21/2019 MS-P Brag Thursday
02/21/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
02/19/2019 MS-L 3D Printing - Level 1 - QuickStart
02/19/2019 MS-P-Build Your Own Live Edge "Resin River" Serving Board
02/18/2019 MS-L Open Woodshop Hours
02/14/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
02/13/2019 MS-L Committee Meeting - New Member Orientation
02/12/2019 MS-P Ceramic/Glass Group Initial Meeting
02/11/2019 MS-L Open Woodshop Hours
02/08/2019 MS-P-Soapin’ You’d Be My Valentine
02/08/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
02/07/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
02/06/2019 Monthly Membership Meeting
02/03/2019 MS-P-Soapin’ You’d Be My Valentine
01/31/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
01/31/2019 MS-P-Build Your Own Live Edge "Resin River" Serving Board
01/29/2019 MS-L Advanced Laser Cutting - Rotary Tool
01/27/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
01/26/2019 MS-P Wine and Welding
01/25/2019 MS-L Board Game Night
01/24/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
01/23/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
01/21/2019 MS-P-Build Your Own Live Edge "Resin River" Serving Board
01/20/2019 MS-L Derby Car Cut Outs
01/17/2019 MS-P Brag Thursday
01/17/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
01/10/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
01/06/2019 MS-P- KidWind HS Team
01/03/2019 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
01/03/2019 MS-P-Build Your Own Live Edge "Resin River" Serving Board
01/02/2019 Monthly Membership Meeting
01/02/2019 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
12/30/2018 MS-P-Derby Car Build
12/27/2018 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
12/27/2018 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
12/23/2018 MS-P-Gingerbread House Decorating
12/22/2018 MS-L-Gingerbread House Decorating
12/20/2018 MS-L Customized Coffee Mugs Class
12/20/2018 MS-P Brag Thursday
12/20/2018 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
12/19/2018 MS-L Electronics Wednesdays
12/18/2018 MS-L Advanced Laser Cutting - Rotary Tool
12/18/2018 MS-P-Open House
12/16/2018 MS-L Custom Laser Engraved Glass Ornament Class
12/15/2018 MS-P- Middle School Kidwind Team
12/14/2018 MS-L Board Game Night
12/13/2018 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
12/12/2018 MS-L Committee Meeting - New Member Orientation
12/11/2018 MS-P-Red Tool Training - Purcellville - Wood Shop
12/11/2018 MS-P-Open House
12/10/2018 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
12/09/2018 MS-L Custom Laser Engraved Glass Ornament Class
12/06/2018 MS-L Customized Coffee Mugs Class
12/06/2018 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
12/05/2018 MS-P - Monthly Membership Meeting
12/04/2018 MS-P-Open House
11/29/2018 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
11/27/2018 MS-P-Open House
11/20/2018 MS-L Laser Etching Pumpkin Pies
11/20/2018 MS-L Laser Etching Pumpkin Pies
11/20/2018 MS-P-Open House
11/19/2018 MS-L Laser Etching Pumpkin Pies
11/19/2018 MS-L Laser Etching Pumpkin Pies
11/18/2018 MS-L Laser Etching Pumpkin Pies
11/18/2018 MS-L Laser Etching Pumpkin Pies
11/16/2018 MS-L Board Game Night
11/15/2018 MS-P Brag Thursday
11/15/2018 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
11/14/2018 MS-L Committee Meeting - New Member Orientation
11/13/2018 MS-P-Open House
11/12/2018 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
11/10/2018 KidWind Challenge Teams
11/08/2018 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
11/08/2018 MS-P-Create Soap The Whole Family Will Enjoy
11/07/2018 MS-L - Monthly Membership Meeting
11/06/2018 MS-P-Open House
11/03/2018 MS-P-KidWind Workshop
11/03/2018 MS-L-KidWind Workshop
11/01/2018 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
10/30/2018 MS-P-Open House
10/27/2018 MS-P-Creepy Bots Workshop
10/25/2018 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
10/24/2018 MS-L Laser Cutter Introduction
10/23/2018 MS-P-Open House
10/21/2018 MS-L Pumpkin Etching with the Laser Cutter
10/20/2018 MS-L Leesburg Facility Cleanup
10/20/2018 Event: Loudoun Farm Tour at Southern States
10/19/2018 MS-L Board Game Night
10/18/2018 MS-L Open House - Come check us out!
10/18/2018