You can find the most up to date Events & Classes list on Facebook as well.

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



You can also find fun & educational Makersmiths videos over on our new YouTube Channel!


MS-L = Events at our Leesburg, VA location

MS-P = Events at our Purcellville, VA location



Upcoming events

    • 06/07/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 08/30/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • online
    Registration is closed

    Want to learn something new this summer, combining a love of coding with the love of music? During our online sessions, the host and participants talk about live coding music and the live coding movement behind it, including Algorave. Participants show how they use Tidal Cycles to code a piece of music and hear its creation.

    Questions: Contact Anders Ogelman


    • 07/15/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 09/02/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • MS-Leesburg 106 Royal Street, SW- Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 6
    Register

    Our Electronics Night is intended to be a social, group learning event. Members of this group are beginners to experts who are also invited to organize group projects or group builds. Come hang out or bring your computer and electronics projects to work on or share with other group members. This is a great time to seek help and guidance on electronics, embedded electronics (Arduino, raspberry pi, etc) and programming. There is no charge for Makersmiths members or members of the general public for these gatherings. Meet in the general purpose room at Leesburg and we will also use the electronics room. 

    The host for Electronics Night is Allon Stern. Questions? Contact him at allon@radioactive.org.


    • 08/04/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online - Link will be emailed to registrants
    • 9
    Register

    UPDATE: For the time being, we will be hosting virtual orientations. You will receive an email and/or text message with a link to the Google Meetup call an hour before the meeting starts. 

    As the instructor, I would love to be able to talk to and see everyone if possible. So please make sure you are on a device with these options. Android and Apple devices have an app for Google Meetup and most browsers work with it.


    Are you a new Makersmiths member? Are you an older member who needs a refresh? If you said yes to either of these than come on by for our New Member Orientation.

    We will go over 90% of questions new members typically have or need to know about the organization.  We'll also have knowledgeable members on hand to help you get started with us in the right direction!  Join Us!

    Questions? Requests for an in person orientation? Please email Scott.Newman@makersmiths.org


    • 08/04/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    Come discover the wonders of Adobe Illustrator.

    In this three hour class for beginners, we will go over all the basics of the vector based design software. Once the class is over you should have all the skills to create your own designs. Adobe Illustrator is an industry standard software similar to Corel Draw that can be used to create custom graphics and base work files for laser cutting and engraving, CNC, 3D printing and so on. It is a useful versatile tool to know how to use.

    Please bring a laptop with Adobe Creative Cloud installed that contains Adobe Illustrator. (Free 7 day trial available at www.adobe.com)

    Some knowledge on how to use a computer required. No other prerequisites needed.

    New to Makersmiths? Please fill out the Waiver form at https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj.

    Questions? Contact the instructor Julien Tricheux.

    • 08/05/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 106 Royal Street SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register



    Welcome to Makersmiths

    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 are also gearing back up to offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as butcher block cutting board building, Arduino and RaspberryPi programming, and welding.  Come tell us what you'd like to see!

    We'd like to invite you to come by for a mini-tour and chat during Open House hours on Thursday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00 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.

    Please be prepared to mask-up and socially distance . . .  Gotta be safe!

    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! Please email: 
    info@makersmiths.org 

    • 08/06/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online - Link will be emailed to registrants
    • 10
    Register

    UPDATE: For the time being, we will be hosting virtual orientations. You will receive an email and/or text message with a link to the Google Meetup call an hour before the meeting starts. 

    As the instructor, I would love to be able to talk to and see everyone if possible. So please make sure you are on a device with these options. Android and Apple devices have an app for Google Meetup and most browsers work with it.


    Are you a new Makersmiths member? Are you an older member who needs a refresh? If you said yes to either of these than come on by for our New Member Orientation.

    We will go over 90% of questions new members typically have or need to know about the organization.  We'll also have knowledgeable members on hand to help you get started with us in the right direction!  Join Us!

    Questions? Requests for an in person orientation? Please email Scott.Newman@makersmiths.org


    • 08/07/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 2
    Register

    In this red tool training class in the main room at Makersmiths Leesburg, Makersmiths members will learn how to use the Roland LEF2-200 UV Printer and print on a 4x4 ceramic coaster. No prerequisite skills are required and all materials will be provided. 

    You will learn how to:

    • Turn on and setup the machine
    • Setup your media
    • Setup your artwork in a jig template
    • Prepare your work for printing
    • Add your file to the print queue
    • Print, monitor, and emergency stops
    • Removal and cleanup
    • Shut down

    New to Makersmiths? If you have not filled out the online waiver form, please go to https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Questions? Contact Melissa Kang

    • 08/08/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    This is an informal meetup for anyone interested in playing and/or learning about Dungeons & Dragons. There is no age minimum or limit since we are hoping to have multiple tables playing eventually. Currently we have a group of middle schoolers, high schoolers snd adults interested! 

    we are just trying to see who is interested, talk it over and make a solid plan to start with. 

    this will be held in person at our Leesburg location, as well as virtually through Google Meets. A link will be sent to all those interested Sunday morning. 

    please email Jessee / jessee.maloney@makersmiths.org with any questions you may have! 

    • 08/09/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal Street, SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Woodturning is a fun, absorbing activity. Once you learn the basics of turning, you’ll want to develop your skills with the lathe. This sign off class is necessary to use the lathe and a pre-requisite for future turning project classes. This course at Makersmiths-Leesburg is NOT a project class, but focuses on spindle turning. We will meet in the woodshop.

    Focus of the class will be the following. 

    • Lathe safety
    • Equipment care
    • Hands on usage of high speed steel (H.S.S) 
      • Roughing gouge
      • Spindle gouge 
      • Parting tool
    • Brief sharping demo (additional sharpening class needed)

    You won’t become an expert with one course, but I hope you will (re)discover that turning is fun and adds a new dimension to your portfolio of woodworking skills.

    No pre-requisites to fulfill prior to this class, but it is important to follow these safety requirements: Wear closed-toed shoes, short sleeves, and eye protection (bring yours or use ours). If you are new to Makersmiths, fill out an online waiver form prior to coming to class: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj 

    Optional (we have some you can use if needed): Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask.

    Questions? Please contact the instructor, Bryan Boston. Email him at bostonlives@yahoo.com

    • 08/09/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online - Link will be emailed to registrants
    • 6
    Register

    UPDATE: For the time being, we will be hosting virtual orientations. You will receive an email and/or text message with a link to the Google Meetup call an hour before the meeting starts. 

    As the instructor, I would love to be able to talk to and see everyone if possible. So please make sure you are on a device with these options. Android and Apple devices have an app for Google Meetup and most browsers work with it.


    Are you a new Makersmiths member? Are you an older member who needs a refresh? If you said yes to either of these than come on by for our New Member Orientation.

    We will go over 90% of questions new members typically have or need to know about the organization.  We'll also have knowledgeable members on hand to help you get started with us in the right direction!  Join Us!

    Questions? Requests for an in person orientation? Please email saadiq.hasan@makersmiths.org


    • 08/10/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
    Register



    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 a CNC mill, 3D printers, ceramics studio, welding, blacksmithing, woodworking and metalworking tools, meeting space and more. We are also gearing back up to offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as blacksmithing and welding.  Come tell us what you'd like to see!

    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. Come poke around, ask questions, see what other members are working on. We're friendly and casual. We're at 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.

    Please be prepared to mask-up and socially distance . . .  Gotta be safe!

    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! Contact info@makersmiths.org

    • 08/10/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 4
    Register

    In this red tool training class in the main room at Makersmiths Leesburg, Makersmiths members will learn how to use the Roland LEF2-200 UV Printer and print on a 4x4 ceramic coaster. No prerequisite skills are required and all materials will be provided. 

    You will learn how to:

    • Turn on and setup the machine
    • Setup your media
    • Setup your artwork in a jig template
    • Prepare your work for printing
    • Add your file to the print queue
    • Print, monitor, and emergency stops
    • Removal and cleanup
    • Shut down

    New to Makersmiths? If you have not filled out the online waiver form, please go to https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Questions? Contact mike.tomlin@makersmiths.org 

    • 08/11/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal Street, SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    This red tool CnC course basic will cover the safety and operation of our "Big Red" CnC machine in Makersmiths Leesburg. We will meet in the classroom and Big Red Room. During the session, students will make a take-home plaque. Pre-requisites: Bring a laptop with the program VCarve installed (optional, but it will be very helpful). You should have knowledge of vector graphics. Will cover their conversion to G-code and safety/setup and operation of Big Red to make the object.

    New to Makersmiths? Please fill out the Waiver form at https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Questions? Contact the instructor tom.hill@makersmiths.org

    • 08/12/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 3
    Register

    Come discover the wonders of Adobe Illustrator.

    In this three hour class for beginners, we will go over all the basics of the vector based design software. Once the class is over you should have all the skills to create your own designs. Adobe Illustrator is an industry standard software similar to Corel Draw that can be used to create custom graphics and base work files for laser cutting and engraving, CNC, 3D printing and so on. It is a useful versatile tool to know how to use.

    Please bring a laptop with Adobe Creative Cloud installed that contains Adobe Illustrator. (Free 7 day trial available at www.adobe.com)

    Some knowledge on how to use a computer required. No other prerequisites needed.

    New to Makersmiths? Please fill out the Waiver form at https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj.

    Questions? Contact the instructor Julien Tricheux.

    • 08/12/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • MS-P 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    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 three 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: John Borden

    • 08/15/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • MS-Leesburg 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 5
    Register


    Basic Laser Cutter 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. New to Makersmiths? Please fill out a waiver form.  

    Instructor: Jessee Maloney

    jessee.maloney@makersmiths.org

    • 08/15/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 4
    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 a member of Makersmiths, be 18 or older and have completed Red Tool Woodworking-Basics.

    Class size is limited to three 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)

    • 08/16/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal Street, SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Woodturning is a fun, absorbing activity. Once you learn the basics of turning, you’ll want to develop your skills with the lathe. This sign off class is necessary to use the lathe and a pre-requisite for future turning project classes. This course at Makersmiths-Leesburg is NOT a project class, but focuses on spindle turning. We will meet in the woodshop.

    Focus of the class will be the following. 

    • Lathe safety
    • Equipment care
    • Hands on usage of high speed steel (H.S.S) 
      • Roughing gouge
      • Spindle gouge 
      • Parting tool
    • Brief sharping demo (additional sharpening class needed)

    You won’t become an expert with one course, but I hope you will (re)discover that turning is fun and adds a new dimension to your portfolio of woodworking skills.

    No pre-requisites to fulfill prior to this class, but it is important to follow these safety requirements: Wear closed-toed shoes, short sleeves, and eye protection (bring yours or use ours). If you are new to Makersmiths, fill out an online waiver form prior to coming to class: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj 

    Optional (we have some you can use if needed): Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask.

    Questions? Please contact the instructor, Bryan Boston. Email him at bostonlives@yahoo.com

    • 08/17/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 4
    Register

    In this red tool training class in the main room at Makersmiths Leesburg, Makersmiths members will learn how to use the Roland LEF2-200 UV Printer and print on a 4x4 ceramic coaster. No prerequisite skills are required and all materials will be provided. 

    You will learn how to:

    • Turn on and setup the machine
    • Setup your media
    • Setup your artwork in a jig template
    • Prepare your work for printing
    • Add your file to the print queue
    • Print, monitor, and emergency stops
    • Removal and cleanup
    • Shut down

    New to Makersmiths? If you have not filled out the online waiver form, please go to https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Questions? Contact mike.tomlin@makersmiths.org 

    • 08/17/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
    Register



    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 a CNC mill, 3D printers, ceramics studio, welding, blacksmithing, woodworking and metalworking tools, meeting space and more. We are also gearing back up to offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as blacksmithing and welding.  Come tell us what you'd like to see!

    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. Come poke around, ask questions, see what other members are working on. We're friendly and casual. We're at 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.

    Please be prepared to mask-up and socially distance . . .  Gotta be safe!

    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! Contact info@makersmiths.org

    • 08/18/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 4
    Register

    Come discover the wonders of Adobe Illustrator.

    In this three hour class for beginners, we will go over all the basics of the vector based design software. Once the class is over you should have all the skills to create your own designs. Adobe Illustrator is an industry standard software similar to Corel Draw that can be used to create custom graphics and base work files for laser cutting and engraving, CNC, 3D printing and so on. It is a useful versatile tool to know how to use.

    Please bring a laptop with Adobe Creative Cloud installed that contains Adobe Illustrator. (Free 7 day trial available at www.adobe.com)

    Some knowledge on how to use a computer required. No other prerequisites needed.

    New to Makersmiths? Please fill out the Waiver form at https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj.

    Questions? Contact the instructor Julien Tricheux.

    • 08/19/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 106 Royal Street SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register



    Welcome to Makersmiths

    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 are also gearing back up to offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as butcher block cutting board building, Arduino and RaspberryPi programming, and welding.  Come tell us what you'd like to see!

    We'd like to invite you to come by for a mini-tour and chat during Open House hours on Thursday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00 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.

    Please be prepared to mask-up and socially distance . . .  Gotta be safe!

    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! Please email: 
    info@makersmiths.org 

    • 08/21/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 3
    Register

    Come discover the wonders of Adobe Illustrator.

    In this three hour class for beginners, we will go over all the basics of the vector based design software. Once the class is over you should have all the skills to create your own designs. Adobe Illustrator is an industry standard software similar to Corel Draw that can be used to create custom graphics and base work files for laser cutting and engraving, CNC, 3D printing and so on. It is a useful versatile tool to know how to use.

    Please bring a laptop with Adobe Creative Cloud installed that contains Adobe Illustrator. (Free 7 day trial available at www.adobe.com)

    Some knowledge on how to use a computer required. No other prerequisites needed.

    New to Makersmiths? Please fill out the Waiver form at https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj.

    Questions? Contact the instructor Julien Tricheux.

    • 08/23/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal Street, SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 1
    Register

    Woodturning is a fun, absorbing activity. Once you learn the basics of turning, you’ll want to develop your skills with the lathe. This sign off class is necessary to use the lathe and a pre-requisite for future turning project classes. This course at Makersmiths-Leesburg is NOT a project class, but focuses on spindle turning. We will meet in the woodshop.

    Focus of the class will be the following. 

    • Lathe safety
    • Equipment care
    • Hands on usage of high speed steel (H.S.S) 
      • Roughing gouge
      • Spindle gouge 
      • Parting tool
    • Brief sharping demo (additional sharpening class needed)

    You won’t become an expert with one course, but I hope you will (re)discover that turning is fun and adds a new dimension to your portfolio of woodworking skills.

    No pre-requisites to fulfill prior to this class, but it is important to follow these safety requirements: Wear closed-toed shoes, short sleeves, and eye protection (bring yours or use ours). If you are new to Makersmiths, fill out an online waiver form prior to coming to class: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj 

    Optional (we have some you can use if needed): Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask.

    Questions? Please contact the instructor, Bryan Boston. Email him at bostonlives@yahoo.com

    • 08/23/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online - Link will be emailed to registrants
    • 12
    Register

    UPDATE: For the time being, we will be hosting virtual orientations. You will receive an email and/or text message with a link to the Google Meetup call an hour before the meeting starts. 

    As the instructor, I would love to be able to talk to and see everyone if possible. So please make sure you are on a device with these options. Android and Apple devices have an app for Google Meetup and most browsers work with it.


    Are you a new Makersmiths member? Are you an older member who needs a refresh? If you said yes to either of these than come on by for our New Member Orientation.

    We will go over 90% of questions new members typically have or need to know about the organization.  We'll also have knowledgeable members on hand to help you get started with us in the right direction!  Join Us!

    Questions? Requests for an in person orientation? Please email saadiq.hasan@makersmiths.org


    • 08/24/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
    Register



    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 a CNC mill, 3D printers, ceramics studio, welding, blacksmithing, woodworking and metalworking tools, meeting space and more. We are also gearing back up to offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as blacksmithing and welding.  Come tell us what you'd like to see!

    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. Come poke around, ask questions, see what other members are working on. We're friendly and casual. We're at 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.

    Please be prepared to mask-up and socially distance . . .  Gotta be safe!

    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! Contact info@makersmiths.org

    • 08/24/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 4
    Register

    In this red tool training class in the main room at Makersmiths Leesburg, Makersmiths members will learn how to use the Roland LEF2-200 UV Printer and print on a 4x4 ceramic coaster. No prerequisite skills are required and all materials will be provided. 

    You will learn how to:

    • Turn on and setup the machine
    • Setup your media
    • Setup your artwork in a jig template
    • Prepare your work for printing
    • Add your file to the print queue
    • Print, monitor, and emergency stops
    • Removal and cleanup
    • Shut down

    New to Makersmiths? If you have not filled out the online waiver form, please go to https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Questions? Contact mike.tomlin@makersmiths.org 

    • 08/25/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal Street, SW Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This workshop is an introduction to Stem Lingo for the Makersmiths' members of the KidWind Middle School team. The students will be introduced to circuits, programming and microcontrollers while making 2 fun projects. For each project, the programs would be developed in stages. The class will be held in the classroom of the Leesburg Makersmiths space and would culminate with the 4 students:

    Playing their musical instruments in unison – video recording.

    Challenging each other to test their reaction time to a light, and then a sound stimulus.

    They would each take home a copy of the PowerPoint  presentation.

    If this workshop is successful with the KidWind team members, future sessions will be planned and opened to Makersmiths' youth and general public.

    Questions? Contact Diane.Painter@makersmiths.org


    • 08/25/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 4
    Register

    Come discover the wonders of Adobe Illustrator.

    In this three hour class for beginners, we will go over all the basics of the vector based design software. Once the class is over you should have all the skills to create your own designs. Adobe Illustrator is an industry standard software similar to Corel Draw that can be used to create custom graphics and base work files for laser cutting and engraving, CNC, 3D printing and so on. It is a useful versatile tool to know how to use.

    Please bring a laptop with Creative Cloud installed that contains Adobe Illustrator. (Free 7 day trial available at www.adobe.com)

    Some knowledge on how to use a computer required. No other prerequisites needed.

    New to Makersmiths? Please fill out the Waiver form at https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj.

    Questions? Contact the instructor Julien Tricheux.

    • 08/26/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 106 Royal Street SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register



    Welcome to Makersmiths

    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 are also gearing back up to offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as butcher block cutting board building, Arduino and RaspberryPi programming, and welding.  Come tell us what you'd like to see!

    We'd like to invite you to come by for a mini-tour and chat during Open House hours on Thursday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00 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.

    Please be prepared to mask-up and socially distance . . .  Gotta be safe!

    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! Please email: 
    info@makersmiths.org 

    • 08/28/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Come discover the wonders of Adobe Illustrator.

    In this three hour class for beginners, we will go over all the basics of the vector based design software. Once the class is over you should have all the skills to create your own designs. Adobe Illustrator is an industry standard software similar to Corel Draw that can be used to create custom graphics and base work files for laser cutting and engraving, CNC, 3D printing and so on. It is a useful versatile tool to know how to use.

    Please bring a laptop with Creative Cloud installed that contains Adobe Illustrator. (Free 7 day trial available at www.adobe.com)

    Some knowledge on how to use a computer required. No other prerequisites needed.

    New to Makersmiths? Please fill out the Waiver form at https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj.

    Questions? Contact the instructor Julien Tricheux.

    • 08/28/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal Street, SW, Leesburg, VA 2-175
    • 4
    Register


    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 and have a waiver form on file.  

    Questions? Contact the instructor: Ralph Pugh or Melissa Kang

    • 08/31/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
    Register



    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 a CNC mill, 3D printers, ceramics studio, welding, blacksmithing, woodworking and metalworking tools, meeting space and more. We are also gearing back up to offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as blacksmithing and welding.  Come tell us what you'd like to see!

    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. Come poke around, ask questions, see what other members are working on. We're friendly and casual. We're at 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.

    Please be prepared to mask-up and socially distance . . .  Gotta be safe!

    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! Contact info@makersmiths.org

    • 08/31/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 4
    Register

    In this red tool training class in the main room at Makersmiths Leesburg, Makersmiths members will learn how to use the Roland LEF2-200 UV Printer and print on a 4x4 ceramic coaster. No prerequisite skills are required and all materials will be provided. 

    You will learn how to:

    • Turn on and setup the machine
    • Setup your media
    • Setup your artwork in a jig template
    • Prepare your work for printing
    • Add your file to the print queue
    • Print, monitor, and emergency stops
    • Removal and cleanup
    • Shut down

    New to Makersmiths? If you have not filled out the online waiver form, please go to https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Questions? Contact mike.tomlin@makersmiths.org 

    • 09/07/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 4
    Register

    In this red tool training class in the main room at Makersmiths Leesburg, Makersmiths members will learn how to use the Roland LEF2-200 UV Printer and print on a 4x4 ceramic coaster. No prerequisite skills are required and all materials will be provided. 

    You will learn how to:

    • Turn on and setup the machine
    • Setup your media
    • Setup your artwork in a jig template
    • Prepare your work for printing
    • Add your file to the print queue
    • Print, monitor, and emergency stops
    • Removal and cleanup
    • Shut down

    New to Makersmiths? If you have not filled out the online waiver form, please go to https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Questions? Contact mike.tomlin@makersmiths.org 

    • 09/08/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal Street, SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 0
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