Basic Use and Safety Classes

CREATE offers Basic Use and Safety Classes. These classes are basic and focus on the use of equipment, safety and protocol, and are required to become a Pass Holder or take intermediate and advanced workshops. Those between the ages of 13–17 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 13 years of age are restricted to age-appropriate workshops, special events and staff-supervised tours.

Workshops will provide in-–depth instruction for more complex projects as well as the proper procedures for using the tools, technology and software in the space. All guests are required to take an introductory/safety class and sign a Waiver and Release of Liability prior to taking an intermediate or advanced class. 

Intro to Laser Cutting

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  • July 2017
  • August 2017
  • September 2017
  • October 2017
  • November 2017
  • December 2017
  • January 2018
  • February 2018
  • March 2018
  • April 2018
  • May 2018
  • June 2018

Sunday July 23, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday July 27, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday August 4, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday August 19, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday August 27, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday August 31, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday September 8, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday September 23, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday October 1, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday October 5, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday October 13, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday October 28, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday November 5, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday November 9, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday November 17, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday December 2, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday December 10, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday December 14, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday December 22, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday January 6, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday January 14, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday January 18, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday January 26, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday February 10, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday February 18, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday February 22, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday March 2, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday March 17, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday March 25, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday March 29, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday April 6, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday April 21, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday April 29, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday May 3, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday May 11, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday May 26, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday June 3, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday June 7, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday June 15, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday June 30, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Guests have the opportunity to learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch, and engrave designs in a variety of materials like acrylic, glass, metal, wood, paper, plastic, rubber, or stone.  In this introductory workshop guests will personalize a design and watch as this versatile tool cuts and engraves at the touch of a button.

Space is limited! Great workshop for beginners. Workshop is open to ages 13–17 with a guardian or must be 18 and over. Safety glasses are required.

This workshop is required for intermediate and advanced workshops or independent use.

Price: $50 per person

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Intro to 3D Printing

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  • July 2017
  • August 2017
  • September 2017
  • October 2017
  • November 2017
  • December 2017
  • January 2018
  • February 2018
  • March 2018
  • April 2018
  • May 2018
  • June 2018

Friday July 21, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday July 29, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday August 5, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday August 13, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday August 17, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday August 25, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday September 2, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday September 9, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday September 17, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday September 21, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday September 29, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday October 7, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday October 14, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday October 22, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday October 26, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday November 3, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday November 11, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday November 18, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday November 26, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday November 30, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday December 8, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday December 16, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday December 23, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday December 31, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday January 4, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday January 12, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday January 20, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday January 27, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday February 4, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday February 8, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday February 16, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday February 24, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday March 3, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday March 11, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday March 15, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday March 23, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday March 31, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday April 7, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday April 15, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday April 19, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday April 27, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday May 5, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday May 12, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday May 20, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday May 24, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday June 1, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday June 9, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday June 16, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday June 24, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday June 28, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Interested in 3D Printing and don’t know where to start? In this hands-on class guests will quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model using a Printerbot 3D printer. By the end of session, guests will have all the information and knowledge necessary to use these machines and have the opportunity to take home their very own 3D-designed object!

Space is limited.  Great class for beginners.  Class is open to ages 13 –17 with a guardian or must be 18 and over.

Price: $50

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Intro to Woodworking

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  • July 2017
  • August 2017
  • September 2017
  • October 2017
  • November 2017
  • December 2017
  • January 2018
  • February 2018
  • March 2018
  • April 2018
  • May 2018
  • June 2018
  • July 2017

Saturday July 22, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday July 30, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday August 3, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday August 11, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday August 19, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday August 26, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday September 3, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday September 7, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday September 15, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday September 23, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday September 30, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday October 8, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday October 12, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday October 20, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday October 28, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday November 4, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday November 12, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday November 16, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday November 24, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday December 2, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday December 9, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday December 17, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday December 21, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday December 29, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday January 6, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday January 13, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday January 21, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday January 25, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday February 2, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday February 10, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday February 17, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday February 25, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday March 1, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday March 9, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday March 17, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday March 24, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday April 1, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday April 5, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday April 13, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday April 21, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday April 28, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday May 6, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday May 10, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday May 18, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday May 26, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday June 2, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday June 10, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday June 14, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday June 22, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday June 30, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Friday July 28, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In this introductory workshop guests will learn the fundamentals of woodworking and how to safely operate the core woodshop tools. Guests get concrete, hands-on experience with using a drill press, bandsaw, belt and disk sanders while building a small wooden shelf. Learn to make mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges, and drill holes.

Space is limited! Great workshop for beginners.  Workshop is open to ages 13 –17 with a guardian or must be 18 and over. Safety glasses, short sleeves, and closed-toed shoes are required.  Hearing protection and dust mask advised.

Participants ages 13 - 17 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult for Intro to Woodworking.

Price: $55

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Intro to Shopbot

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  • July 2017
  • August 2017
  • September 2017
  • October 2017
  • November 2017
  • December 2017
  • January 2018
  • February 2018
  • March 2018
  • April 2018
  • June 2018
  • May 2018
  • June 2018

Saturday July 22, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday July 29, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday August 6, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday August 10, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday August 18, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday August 26, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday September 2, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday September 10, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday September 14, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday September 22, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday September 30, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday October 7, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday October 15, 2017   1:00 PM

Thursday October 19, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday October 27, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday November 4, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday November 11, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sunday November 19, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday December 1, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday December 9, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday December 16, 2017   4:30 PM

Friday January 5, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday January 13, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday January 20, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday January 28, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday February 1, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday February 9, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday February 17, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday February 24, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday March 4, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday March 16, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday March 24, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday March 31, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday April 8, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday April 12, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday April 20, 2018   5:00 PM

Thursday June 28, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday May 5, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday May 13, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday May 17, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday May 25, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday June 2, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday June 9, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday June 17, 2018   1:00 PM

Thursday June 21, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday June 29, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Perquisite Intro to Woodworking

In this class, guests will learn the basics of using a 5' by 10' Shopbot CNC Router. Upon completion of this class, pass-holders will be able to reserve and use the Shopbot for individual projects.  This course covers basic safety, machine terminology, approved materials, basic start-up/shut-down procedure, loading a design into VCarve Pro software, and customizing and fabricating a design.

Price $55

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CREATEduino

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  • July 2017
  • August 2017
  • September 2017
  • October 2017
  • November 2017
  • December 2017
  • January 2018
  • February 2018
  • March 2018
  • April 2018
  • May 2018
  • June 2018

Thursday July 20, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday July 28, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday August 5, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday August 12, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday August 20, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday August 24, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday September 1, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday September 9, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 AM

Saturday September 16, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday September 24, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday September 28, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday October 6, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday October 14, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday October 21, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday October 29, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday November 2, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday November 10, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday November 18, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday November 25, 2017   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday December 3, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday December 7, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday December 15, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday December 23, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sunday January 7, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday January 11, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday January 19, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday January 27, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sunday February 11, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday February 15, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday February 23, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday March 3, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday March 10, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday March 18, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday March 22, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday March 30, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday April 7, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday April 14, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday April 22, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday April 26, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday May 4, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday May 12, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sunday May 27, 2018   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday May 31, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday June 8, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday June 16, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday June 23, 2018   4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In this course, guests will be introduced to the world of Arduino and microcontrollers; a world where we control our surroundings through code and sensors. This class will cover basic circuits and learning to interpret code, while completing some projects along the way. Guests will be able to take home a CREATEduino kit containing an ATmega board and several electronic components. 

Space is limited.  Great class for beginners.  Class is open to ages 13 –17 with a guardian or must be 18 and over.

Price: $75

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WORKSHOP POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Always arrive at least 15 minutes before workshops begin. Workshops start promptly at the designated start time. Out of respect for instructors and other students, late arrivals are not permitted to participate and workshop fees will not be refunded. 

Bring photo I.D.  A photo I.D. is required to enter the workshop. 

All guests must sign a Waiver and Release of Liability

Be ready to participate. Cell phones must be turned off during workshops. 

Improper use of the equipment or students who are disruptive or distracted will be asked to leave the workshop, and there will be no refunds. 


DRESS CODE

CREATE wants to ensure safety at all costs. For this reason, we have a designated dress code and require that safety equipment be worn in certain areas of the workshops. Please read the following and dress appropriately for your class: 

Closed toe shoes must be worn at all times, in all areas. 

When using most power tools, especially drills, saws, mills and lathes, you must wear short-sleeved shirts, pull back long hair securely and remove any hanging jewelry. 

Check your workshop listing for mandatory and advisable safety equipment. Equipment or clothing listed as mandatory must be worn or used while working with that equipment or taking that workshop. CREATE will supply safety glasses, earplugs and safety gloves, but we advise you bring your own if you have them to ensure everyone is accommodated. 

For your own safety, you will not be allowed to attend a workshop if your attire is deemed inappropriate. If you have any questions about your class or what to wear, please contact CREATE@azscience.org. Additional information about required and recommended safety equipment and clothing is listed in the workshop descriptions.


WORKSHOP REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY

A refund or a class credit may be provided only if you call to cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start of the workshop.

If you arrive after the start time, you will not be permitted to participate and your workshop fees will not be refunded. If you fail to show up, your workshop fees will not be refunded. There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed workshops.

Please note, CREATE reserves the right to cancel workshops for any reason. Students enrolled in a workshop that is canceled will be notified by phone or email if a valid phone or email address has been provided. Students enrolled in a canceled workshop will be offered a class credit or refund.

For questions or to request a refund, contact CREATE@azscience.org.