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All classes are open to the public, no membership needed!  Class registration closes 3 days prior to the class date.




Santa’s Christmas DIY Workshops - Mama’s Happy and White Bear Makerspace are teaming up to bring you a special holiday workshop held at White Bear Makerspace. Come make a holiday sign or an heirloom quality step stool (takes 3 hours) for your little ones in your life. Bring yourself (or friends & family), we supply the tools, instructions, and materials. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks to the Makerspace. 

If interested in just purchasing, please see our Storefront for ordering information.

Sunday, November 24th, 2:00 - till finished



Step Stool - $60
Hockey Sign - $40
Charlie Brown - $40
Countdown sign - $50




Advanced Cutting Boards - 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. Learn how to make decorative curved inlays! Class is 2 nights, for 2 hours plus another night to finish it.  Beginner level.

Sunday, November 17th 
3:00 - 5:00
Tuesday, November 19th
7:00 - 9:00

$80.00





Kid's step stool - All kids want to be "grown up" - give your child an heirloom they will cherish which will be useful right away!  This solid hardwood stool can be customized to include a special message or your child's name.  We'll learn basic tool operation, dowel joinery and wedge tenon joinery - no mechanical fasteners are used!  Beginner level.

Sunday, December 8th,
1:00 - 4:00

$60
 







Holiday Serving Bowl - In this class, we will glue up different species of wood to make a truly beautiful serving tray. You can make either a Tree or Santa Hat shaped tray to use for chips & dip, cheese & crackers, candy or whatever you like!  Class is 2 days, beginner level.

Saturday, November 16th
10:00 - 12:30
Saturday, November 23rd
10:00 - 12:30

$90






CNC Inlay
Cutting Board w/MN inlayIn this class you'll learn how to use Vcarve and the CNC to make a cutting board with a Minnesota Inlay.

Prerequisite - Intro to CNC. 

Sunday, November 24th
9:30 - 1:00

$60.00







Epoxy Art
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 (rectangle, Minnesota, heart).  It's easy and fun to do.  Kids (age 10+) also welcome, with accompanying adult.  Additional plaques can be made in the same class for $20 each (let us know in advance).

 

Saturday, November 23rd, 1:00 - 3:00



$40




 

Holiday Board signs – Looking to make your own porch sign?  Come decorate Santa, Frosty or Dasher with us!  We’ll have the boards and materials, you bring the creative energy.  You are welcome to bring in your own decorations if you have something you want to put on them.  Snacks and beverages are welcome.

1 board - $18, 2 boards - $30, 3 boards - $40

 

Snowman – 29” x 91/4”

Santa – 24” x 7 ¼”

Reindeer – 29” x 7 1/4



Friday, November 22nd, 12:00 - 4:00




Friday, November 22nd 6:30 PM - till finished











Farmhouse Table - learn the basics of woodworking while making a Farmhouse table and benches. We’ll teach you how to use the tools and have some fun doing it. Class for the table is November 30th from 9:00 - 12:00 and December 3rd from 6:00 - 9:00. Cost is $230.00 for the table. For the benches we will schedule time during the table class.  Finishing will not be done in class and will take an additional 2 - 3 hours to stain and varnish and can be done on your own schedule almost any time.  Beginner level.

Saturday, November 30th
9:00 - 12:00
Tuesday, December 3rd
6:00 - 9:00

Table - $230
Bench - $150







DIY Cutting Boards - This class covers the step-by-step of designing and making of your own custom cutting board.  You will be using a variety of woods and cuts. 


Thursday, November 21st,  6:00 - 9:00

$60.00
 






CNC Introduction - Learn how to carve your own sign using the CNC!  You'll learn how to operate the CNC and get an introduction to programming it using VCarve software.  Beginner level.

Tuesday, December 10th
6:30 - 8:30

$50






 Manger Scene - Just in time for the holidays, spice up your decorations with your own hand-made manger scene.  Learn how to use the band saw and various other tools.  Beginner level.  Class takes about 3 hours plus extra time to paint.  Beginner level.



 Saturday, November 30th, 1:00 - 4:00

$50






Jewelry Boxes - These make great gifts!  Take your woodworking to the next level as we learn how to make precision cuts and a little joinery.  Intermediate level.  Class is 2 nights plus finishing on your own.  Intermediate level, $90.00

Wednesdays, December 4th & 11th, 6:00 - 9:00






Ornaments
Ornaments - Get in the holiday spirit!  Make your own holiday ornaments.  We'll use a variety of tools and materials to make 3 very unique ornaments (2 wood, 1 laser cut).  You'll get an introduction to laser cutting and intarsia woodworking.  Beginner level. 

Saturday, December 14th, 9:00 - 12:00

$30




Laser Cutter Intro - Learn how to use our GlowForge to make your own incredible designs using wood and acrylic.  You'll learn how to use and program the laser cutter and make some fun decorations.  Beginner level.

Tuesday, November 26th, 7:00 - 9:00

$30







Custom Lake map - You supply the name of the Lake and the location, and we'll help you make one from scratch.  Custom size up to 18" x 24" (larger sizes up to 29" x 39" also available).  First, meet with us to design how you want it to look, then we carve it on the CNC, then you sand, paint, finish and frame it.  Beginner level (mostly painting and framing, and no, you don't have to paint the letters individually ).

Call or email to set up initial 1-hour appointment
Second & third appointments will be needed for framing/painting.

$150






Coming Soon!


We're working on the classes below.  Email us if you have other ideas of classes you'd like to see!  The more email "votes" we get on these classes the sooner we'll schedule them!





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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CNC Level 2: Custom Cribbage Board - For those who have completed the introductory CNC class, this class introduces new VCarve features and new tool paths, while we create an awesome cribbage board.  Intermediate level.


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Snowman Intarsia - Learn how to use the scroll saw in this class while making an awesome snowman decoration.  The colors are made using different species of wood, no stain is used.  Beginner level.

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River Tables - Learn how to make a fantastic table using epoxy.  In this class we will start out on a small scale (~12x18") and make a river table (top only).  Once you've learned the basics in this class, you'll be ready to go big and make your own full-size table (separate class).  Beginner level.  
  


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DIY Counter Tops - Use epoxy to simulate real stone like granite or marble.  Epoxy counter tops are heat resistant, scratch resistant, food safe and as cheap as laminate when you DIY.  In this class you'll learn the technique on a practice board.  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.

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