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Registration is open for makerspace programs and classes! Discover all the creative possibilities The Forge has to offer.

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Learn All About 3D Design

If you have any interest in using our 3D printers, you'll want to attend our 3D Design classes! 

In Introduction to 3D Design and 3D Printing, you'll get a basic introduction to 3D printing software like Tinkercad, 3D Builder, and PrusaSlicer. Then, you can go more in-depth in our 3D Printing: Techniques for Design class. Both classes are taught by expert maker Alan Bachmann. Learn how to use this software so you can create models for our 3D printers!

Each class has a $5 fee, which must be paid in advance. 

These classes are offered regularly.

Note: if you attended one of Alan's previous Intro to 3D Design classes and want to view the presentation slides, you can do so here.

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Join us for 'Book Folding with Love' as we repurpose books into a thoughtful gift! Learn the art of book folding with a beginners fold and walk away with a beautiful piece of art.

There is an $8 program fee.

Tuesday, February 9 at 10 am

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Love is in the air, and in this valentine-themed edition of our Watercolor Doodles series, learn how to use watercolor paints to create beautiful roses! Presented by local artist Yelena Kunkel.

There is a $20 materials fee.

Saturday, February 11 at 10 am

Flyer for Clay Trinket Dishes program in The Forge

Have you been searching desperately for a dish to store your trinkets? You can create your own clay trinket dish in this two-part class! Participants will use air dry clay, rubber stamps and watercolor paint to create their dish. 

Participants must attend both sessions on Feb 13 and Feb 27 at 10 am.

There is a $22 materials fee, which must be paid in advance. Register here for both sessions.

Flyer for Birthday Cards with Jen in The Forge

Got a birthday coming up for someone in your life? Learn how to create snazzy birthday cards for your spouse, kids, parents, friends... even your in-laws! Participants will take home 3 layered paper cards embellished with stamping and ribbon or twine.

Presented by Jen Burkowski of Casually Noted.

Tuesday, February 21 from 6-7:30 pm. $15 program fee pays for 3 cards. 

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Electronics in The Forge!

Check out these electronics classes and meetups, led by electronics expert Art Ianuzzi. 

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Have a burning question about the resources in The Forge? Need help with your next project? Want to have a one-on-one discussion with our makerspace staff? You can schedule a one-hour appointment in the Forge on select days.

Registration is required, and only one activity per appointment is recommended.

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FORGE logoDream, design, collaborate and create at The Forge

Thanks to generous donors and CTCC, The Forge has now been open for over a year! Similar to makerspaces in our schools, our space features a laser engraver, 3-D printers, computer-controlled cutting machines, an embroidery sewing machine, electronics and a variety of specialized hand tools for crafting. 

Library patrons are welcome to register for classes. After demonstrating mastery of the equipment, they will be able to design and create their own projects. Experience isn’t required! We’ll teach you to use the equipment. The Forge offers a safe, creative space to learn, create, explore and come together with other makers.

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