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Now Offering Online / Kit Classes!

Welcome Makers of all ages, all ability levels.

Fun to do while stuck at home!

All classes are open to the public - no membership needed.

 

Instructors WantedAre you passionate about a craft or project? From traditional to high tech, we have the tools and facilities to help you share your skills with the community.

Fill out this form to get started,.
or call us at 651-245-6400

 

 

 



Current Classes 

All of these are done via curbside pickup and online video conference. 




 


 



Fun with Epoxy Art - Come learn the basics of working with Epoxy.  No artistic talent required!  Decorate your own wall plaque, choose from several shapes (Minnesota, rectangle, heart and dragon).  It's easy and fun to do.  Kids (age 10+) also welcome, with an accompanying adult.  Additional plaques or custom designs can be made in the same class for $20 each (let us know in advance, extra fee for custom shapes).  Feel free to bring any items from home you might want to use to personalize it like sea shells or a heart shape to mark where you live, as these can be placed on the piece at the end when the epoxy is sticky.

Epoxy needs to cure for 24 hours, so you will need to pick up your project a different day.

Tuesday, June 9th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$40





Learn CNC - Our popular introduction to the CNC class, now offered live via video conference at home!  Comes with your own copy of VCarve for home use.  We'll learn the basics of VCarve and walk through CNC setup/operation.  This class is live, ask any questions along the way, even share your screen!  You won't make a sign, but will learn how to design one.

The software is yours to keep, though it is keyed - your designs can only be carved at White Bear Makerspace.

Tuesday, June 2nd
6:00 PM
$50






Custom Lake map - You supply the name of the Lake and the location, and we'll make it for you from scratch.  Custom size up to 29" x 39".  First, meet with us online (through an interactive video conference) to design how you want it to look, then we will carve it on the CNC, paint and frame it for you! 
Designed with you online!  Curbside pickup.

$150





Something to Look Forward To!

The classes below are tentative, no sign-up fee!  If we have to postpone, you'll still have your spot.




When we Re-open (soon, we hope!)


We'll have LOTS of fun classes ready as soon as we can all get together again!

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DIY "Hangin’ With My Gnomies" Sign - in 3D!!! πŸ’•


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Project includes sign and 4 shapes of your choice, others available for $3/each (others to be painted at home). You have 30 shapes to choose from.

With the interchangeable hats and adorable shapes this sign makes the perfect home decor for ALL YEAR LONG!!

Schedule a private party and you get your sign FREE with 10 paid guests!  Email us at whitebearmakerspace@gmail.com for more information.
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Coming soon!


LED Jewelry
Solder your own jewelry! Learn to solder a twinkling LED fox necklace or pin, powered by tiny solar panels. No prior experience necessary - all materials and instruction will be provided.
Coming soon!


River Table Top (small) -  
Learn how fantastic river tables are made using epoxy.  In this class we will start out simple, making just a small slab (~9x14"), which can be used as a serving tray.  Once you've learned the basics in this class, you'll be ready to go big and make your own full-size table (as a member or on your own).  Beginner level.  

Class will span 4 nights:

  1) Build and seal
  2) Sand & Pour
  3) Sand & Seal
  4) Flood coat


Note:  this is a SMALL project, meant for learning.  You don't want to make beginner mistakes working on full-size slabs.  If you really want to "start out big" contact us in advance regarding materials and costs.

Coming soon!




Current cutting board pic
Cutting Boards β€“ This class covers the step-by-step of designing and making your own custom cutting board.  You will be using a variety of woods and cuts.
Coming soon!




Inlay cutting boards
Enhance your cutting board!  Add an inlay of thin contrasting wood or MN outline to your cutting board. Must have taken one of our previous cutting board classes (in other words, bring your completed "basic" cutting board to this class).
Coming soon!



Scout Cribbage board
Scouts' Woodworking badge - Are you looking to work on this merit badge but don't know where to start or don't have the equipment?

We have created 4 projects that meet the requirements for the badge.  The projects are: a cribbage board, Eagle Intarsia, walking stick or bench.  Each project can be finished in less than 4 hours.  

Cost is $65.00 per scout.  This includes an instructor, materials, tools and space to complete the project.

Please contact us at 651-245-6400 or whitebearmakerspace@gmail.com for more details.
Call or email to set up an initial appointment to talk about the troop's badge requirements and the projects we've designed.





Memorials
Memorial Plaques - Take "epoxy art" to the next level and make your own plaque to commemorate a special event or a memorial to honor a loved one.  This plaque will include a copy of your favorite photo and custom vinyl inscriptions.  You can also pick the shape of the plaque.  Beginner level.

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Class Withdrawals / Refunds:

Students may withdraw from a class up to 72 hours prior to the start of the class and will be given a full refund. Should you request a withdrawal from a class between 24 - 72 hrs before the start of the class, you will receive a 50% refund less a $10 processing fee. No refunds are offered for same-day (24 hours before the start of a class) withdrawals or for any class already in progress.

There are no refunds for missed classes, though instructors may arrange something at their discretion. Please email us at whitebearmakerspace@gmail.com and we will help arrange this.

Photo Policy:

We may occasionally take pictures of students in our classes for use in promotional materials. Your enrollment in a class indicates your approval for this.
 
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