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MS-L = Events at our Leesburg, VA location

MS-P = Events at our Purcellville, VA location

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • 06/16/2018
    • 02/09/2019
    • 35 sessions
    • 787 S. 20th St., Purcellville, VA 20132
    Register


    With Purcellville open, members can stop by and work on their projects. We'll be working on the place, and would love to have your help as well. Feel free to stop by for a tour as well! We have a growing collection of better-organized tools, but it's good to bring your own as well.

    • 06/17/2018
    • 03/10/2019
    • 20 sessions
    • 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register

    Makersmiths-Leesburg Building


    Let's make some quilt blocks. We will be following the Craftsy 2015 summer Block of the Month (BOM) class to make some beautiful star quilt blocks.

    Never quilted before? Don't know where to start? Or are you a master quilter? This group is open to anyone with an interest in making some snuggly love.

    For this class, you will provide your own materials. We have some tools to share, but if you have your own, please bring them. It is also a good idea to have a Craftsy account. You can follow along with the videos online, ask, answer, and read questions from other students, and print out instructions and supply lists. There is no fee to open an account, and this class is free. You are welcome to purchase their fabric kit, but are not required to. If a Craftsy account is not for you, I will have instructions printed for you- just let me know.

    This group is not a class, so you are able to work at your own pace. You can do everything at Makersmiths, do some sewing at home, or a little bit of both. As we progress, we can discuss options like quilt-as-you-go, sashing, binding, and everything else quilty. I would love to hear your creative ideas!

    • 06/18/2018
    • 05/20/2019
    • 19 sessions
    • 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register


    The woodshop is up and running, so it is time to make some sawdust. If you have taken the red class before please don't signup for this class instead signup for the "red refresher" that will be posted.

    This class is for people that want to use the woodworking tools at makersmiths.

    Tools covered:
    1. Table saw
    2. Bandsaw
    3. Large drum sander
    4. Planer
    5. Jointer

    If your have used some or all of these tools in the past this is a quick safety and procedures class so you can use them in the space. If there are tools you have not used that is fine we will cover basic safety does and don'ts during this class and get you signed off to use them. Space is limited to keep the class time to a minimum and we will offer it again, but sign up soon.

    Please bring eyes and ears if you have them.

    • 06/22/2018
    • 10/11/2019
    • 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

    • 07/05/2018
    • 09/05/2019
    • 15 sessions
    • 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville, VA 20132
    Register


    Bring something that's broken and our makers will try to fix it. We can't guarantee we'll be able to, but we'll try. Service is free, but donations are accepted. While you're here, learn about Makersmiths and how you can become a maker!


    • 11/10/2018
    • 03/15/2019
    • 14 sessions
    • Makersmiths-Purcellville
    Register


    Participants in the Makersmiths’ KidWind Challenge teams learn the purpose of the KidWind Challenge, an ultimate wind energy learning experience for middle and high school students around the country.  The overall goal of the KidWind Challenge is to have fun while learning to build a device that converts moving wind into electricity.

    Our Makersmiths KidWind participants will be involved in teams based on their appropriate grade level. The Middle School Team is for children presently enrolled in grades 4-8. The High School Team will be for youth presently enrolled in grades 9-12.

    While participating in a KidWind Challenge, participants learn about physics, engineering, environmental science and policy as they:

    • Conduct background researchplan and build an innovative and functional turbine that will produce power.
    • As a team, students test their team’s turbine and calculate its power output to improve its design.

    We anticipate that our KidWind Challenge teams will be ready to compete in the Northern Virginia Challenge on March 15, 2019 (Friday) at Shenandoah University. This event will be coordinated by Remy Pangle, JMU.  Since this falls on a school day, all participants will need to arrange absence from their schools on March 15 so they can compete as complete teams.

    Questions about the Makersmiths wind energy workshops? Contact Diane.Painter@makersmiths.org


    • 12/19/2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg VA 20175
    Register

    Come one, come all ! ! !   It's Electronics Wednesdays . . .
    This evening we'll have workshop / discussion of what to do with new Particle mesh boards, may be even chat about the differences between them and RaspberryPis and Arduinos.
    All welcome to bring a project for some help and fellowship.
    See ya soon!
    • 12/20/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 106 Royal Street SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register



    Hey There!

    We are a non-profit organization providing knowledge, space, equipment, community & 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, community organizations taking part in the maker movement.

    Our members share over 3,000 square feet of workrooms with CNC mills, 3D printers, a 100 watt laser cutter, woodworking and metalworking tools, meeting space, storage space and more. We also offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as butcher block cutting board building, Arduino and RaspberryPi programming, and welding.

    We'd like to invite you to come by for a mini-tour and chat during Open House hours on Thursday nights from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Come poke around, ask questions, see what other members are working on. We're friendly and casual. We're at 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175 or search Google Maps for "Makersmiths" for directions.

    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, maybe next Thursday. In the meantime, if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!

    • 12/20/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
    Register

    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

    • 12/20/2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 4
    Register

    Learn how to put your favorite image on a coffee mug.  This class will show you how to use laser transfer paper and a mug press to create a durable design on ceramic mugs. 

    Topics covered:

    •        Equipment safety
    •        Using laser transfer paper (https://www.uscutter.com/Joto-Paropy-CL-Hard-Surface-I-Laser)
    •        Using the mug press

    All supplies provided and include a 15 oz white mug, transfer paper, and heat tape.  Additional copies of the same mug design can be purchased for $7.50 each at the time of the class.

    Class Fee: 

                    Members $10.00

                    General Public $15.00


    • 12/22/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Makersmiths 105 Royal Street, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register

    Each group of up to five people (family, friends, dates, co-workers) will be given everything needed to make one gingerbread house to take home. Kits come with ONE gingerbread house with icing and candy to decorate, base to make it on, half table per five people, and best of all - no clean up!

    Holiday Music, elves to clean up and some extra surprise treats abound. Come with the holiday spirit, put on your reindeer nose, Santa hat or whatever else.

    Due to space limitations max 5 people per kit due to space limitations. We will be using the main room and the classroom. 

    Additional kits available for $25 each. Please note, kits may have gluten and other allergenic ingredients. This year we will be using commercial box kits, but next year if this event is popular, we will be using fresh baked gingerbread. You can bring extra candy or your own gingerbread pieces and parts to add a personal touch.

    Of course, since this is a Makersmiths event we look forward to seeing how creative you can be in 2 hours. Arduino? Icing Artist, lighting? Maker? Baker? Candlestick Maker? (laser cutter, wood, metal, cnc and 3D printing rooms may not be used during event).  Your imagination and creativity are your limits. 

    Questions? Contact Karen James at Karen.James@geminitech.net

    • 12/23/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Makersmiths 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville, VA 20132
    Register

    Each group of up to five people (family, friends, dates, co-workers) will be given everything needed to make one gingerbread house to take home. Kits come with ONE gingerbread house with icing and candy to decorate, base to make it on, half table per five people, and best of all - no clean up!

    Holiday Music, elves to clean up and some extra surprise treats abound. Come with the holiday spirit, put on your reindeer nose, Santa hat or whatever else.

    Due to space limitations max 5 people per kit due to space limitations. We will be using the Green Room in the main building of Makersmiths Purcellville. 

    Additional kits available for $25 each. Please note, kits may have gluten and other allergenic ingredients. This year we will be using commercial box kits, but next year if this event is popular, we will be using fresh baked gingerbread. You can bring extra candy or your own gingerbread pieces and parts to add a personal touch.

    Of course, since this is a Makersmiths event we look forward to seeing how creative you can be in 2 hours. Arduino? Icing Artist, lighting? Maker? Baker? Candlestick Maker? (laser cutter, wood, metal, cnc and 3D printing rooms may not be used during event).  Your imagination and creativity are your limits. 

    Questions? Contact Karen James at Karen.James@geminitech.net

    • 12/27/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 4
    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.

    • 12/27/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 106 Royal Street SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register



    Hey There!

    We are a non-profit organization providing knowledge, space, equipment, community & 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, community organizations taking part in the maker movement.

    Our members share over 3,000 square feet of workrooms with CNC mills, 3D printers, a 100 watt laser cutter, woodworking and metalworking tools, meeting space, storage space and more. We also offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as butcher block cutting board building, Arduino and RaspberryPi programming, and welding.

    We'd like to invite you to come by for a mini-tour and chat during Open House hours on Thursday nights from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Come poke around, ask questions, see what other members are working on. We're friendly and casual. We're at 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175 or search Google Maps for "Makersmiths" for directions.

    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, maybe next Thursday. In the meantime, if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!

    • 01/02/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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.

    • 01/03/2019
    • 01/10/2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Makersmiths Purcellville- 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 2

    This is a 3-part course is now FULL.

    In this course each attendee will construct a "Resin River" Serving Board approximately 8” x 10” to take home. 

    The first session on Thursday, Jan. 3 will start with classroom instruction in the Green Room then move into the woodshop to create the casting boxes and prepare the wood sections (hands-on).

    The second session on Tuesday, Jan. 8 will focus on mixing, coloring, casting, and layering resin.

    The third session on Thursday, Jan. 10 will focus on finishing techniques such as surfacing, polishing, edge shaping, etc.

    All materials will be provided to make a small serving board approximately 8" x 10". Students may bring their own live edge wood pieces if desired. Additional materials available at cost. Students should have basic woodworking skills.

    The instructor is Mike Tomlin. Contact him for questions at mtomlin05@yahoo.com. 

    • 01/17/2019
    • 01/24/2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Makersmiths Purcellville- 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Class is FULL

    In this course each attendee will construct a "Resin River" Serving Board approximately 8” x 10” to take home. 

    The first session on Thursday, Jan. 17 will start with classroom instruction in the Green Room then move into the woodshop to create the casting boxes and prepare the wood sections (hands-on).

    The second session on Tuesday, Jan. 22 will focus on mixing, coloring, casting, and layering resin.

    The third session on Thursday, Jan. 24 will focus on finishing techniques such as surfacing, polishing, edge shaping, etc.

    All materials will be provided to make a small serving board approximately 8" x 10". Students may bring their own live edge wood pieces if desired. Additional materials available at cost. Students should have basic woodworking skills.

    The instructor is Mike Tomlin. Contact him for questions at mtomlin05@yahoo.com. 

    • 01/17/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
    Register

    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

    • 01/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Makersmiths Purcellville- 787 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132

    This event is not for the general public. Bears (3rd graders) from Cub Scout pack 961 will build bird houses with adult supervision. There will be 18 cub scouts and 6 leaders to help them with the activity. No power tools will be used by scouts. All materials will be provided by the pack. Makersmiths member, Allon Stern, is facilitating the use of the woodshop and Green Room spaces. The Cub Scouts pack contact for this event is Mike Newbold, mcnewbold@gmail.com.

    • 01/25/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    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. 

    • 01/31/2019
    • 02/07/2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Makersmiths Purcellville- 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Class is now FULL.  Please consider adding your name to the waitlist for future sessions.

    In this course each attendee will construct a "Resin River" Serving Board approximately 8” x 10” to take home. 

    The first session on Thursday, Jan. 31 will start with classroom instruction in the Green Room then move into the woodshop to create the casting boxes and prepare the wood sections (hands-on).

    The second session on Tuesday, Feb.5 will focus on mixing, coloring, casting, and layering resin.

    The third session on Thursday, Feb.7 will focus on finishing techniques such as surfacing, polishing, edge shaping, etc.

    All materials will be provided to make a small serving board approximately 8" x 10". Students may bring their own live edge wood pieces if desired. Additional materials available at cost. Students should have basic woodworking skills.

    The instructor is Mike Tomlin. Contact him for questions at mtomlin05@yahoo.com. 

    • 02/03/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Makersmiths 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA
    • 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 double butter 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.

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

    • 02/19/2019
    • 02/26/2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Makersmiths Purcellville- 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 4
    Register

    In this course each attendee will construct a "Resin River" Serving Board approximately 8” x 10” to take home. 

    The first session on Tuesday, Feb. 19 will start with classroom instruction in the Green Room then move into the woodshop to create the casting boxes and prepare the wood sections (hands-on).

    The second session on Thursday, Feb. 21 will focus on mixing, coloring, casting, and layering resin.

    The third session on Tuuesday, Feb. 26 will focus on finishing techniques such as surfacing, polishing, edge shaping, etc.

    All materials will be provided to make a small serving board approximately 8" x 10". Students may bring their own live edge wood pieces if desired. Additional materials available at cost. Students should have basic woodworking skills.

    The instructor is Mike Tomlin. Contact him for questions at mtomlin05@yahoo.com. 

    • 02/21/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
    Register

    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

    • 03/21/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
    Register

    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

    • 04/18/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
    Register

    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

    • 05/16/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
    Register

    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

    • 06/20/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
    Register

    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

    • 07/18/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
    Register

    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

    • 08/15/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
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    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

    • 09/19/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
    Register

    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

    • 10/17/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
    Register

    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

    • 11/21/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
    Register

    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

    • 12/19/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
    Register

    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

Past events

12/18/2018