CREATE offers Basic Use and Safety Workshops. These workshops are introductory and focus on the use of equipment, safety and protocol, and are required to become a Resource Center Passholder and/or take the next level workshop. 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.  CREATE requires that all participants sign a Waiver and Release of Liability prior to start of the workshop. 

Participants between the ages of 13–17 are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian 18 years or older for the full duration of the workshop, special events, and timed equipment reservations.  

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER TAKING A WORKSHOP?

You now have the skills you need to use the equipment on your own. Join the CREATE maker community through 2-hour pass, monthly or annual Resource Center membership. These are only purchasable and renewable in-person at CREATE or over-the-phone. For more information please call 602.716.2073 or email us at create@azscience.org

 

Upcoming Workshops:

 

Intro to 3D Printing

March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 14, & June 27

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 Prusa i3 MK3S 3D printer. This session will highlight the role of 3D printing as applies to sustainable materials and practices. 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! Participants (13–17) are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian 18 years or older for the full duration of the workshop. Located in CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, adjacent to the main building.

Price: $50 per person
Times vary

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Laser Cutting 1

March 1, March 8, March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 24, June 7, & June 28

Learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch, and engrave designs in a variety of materials like acrylic, wood, leather, rubber, cork, and pressboard. You will have the opportunity to personalize a tag or ornament and watch as this versatile tool cuts and engraves at the touch of a button. This workshop is a prerequisite for Laser Cutting 2: Rotary Tool. 

Space is limited. Participants (13–17) are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian 18 years or older for the full duration of the workshop. Located in CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, adjacent to the main building.

Price: $50 per person
Times vary

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Woodshop 1

March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14

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. This workshop is a prerequisite for Woodshop 2: ShopBot CNC Router. 

Space is limited. A guardian 18 years or older must register for this workshop with their participant(s) ages 13–17.  Safety glasses, short sleeves, and closed-toed shoes are required. Hearing protection and dust mask advised. Located in CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, adjacent to the main building.

Price: $55 per person
Times vary

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Woodshop 2

*Prerequisite Woodshop: 1

March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21

In this class, participants 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.  This workshop requires a prerequisite Woodshop 1. 

Space is limited. A guardian 18 years or older must register for this workshop with their participant(s) ages 13–17.  Safety glasses, short sleeves, and closed-toed shoes are required. Hearing protection and dust mask advised. Located in CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, adjacent to the main building.

Fee: $55 per person
Times vary

You cannot purchase this workshop online. Please call 602.716.2073 to register.


Silhouette Cameo Basics

By Appointment Only

Learn how to use one of the most popular crafting tools on the market! The Silhouette Cameo cutter is used by scrapbookers, crafters, artists, architects, and prototypers alike. Design and create a custom tote bag. Participants will design a heat transfer vinyl, cut it out, and affix to the tote. This workshop covers the basic safety and use for the Silhouette Cameo cutter and CREATE's t-shirt press.   

Space is limited! Participants aged 13–17 must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years or older. Located in CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, adjacent to the main building.

Fee: $35 per person


You cannot purchase this workshop online. Please call 602.716.2073 to register.

 

CREATEduino

By Appointment Only

In this course, participants 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. Participants will be able to take home a CREATEduino kit containing an ATmega board and several electronic components.  

Space is limited!  Participants (13–17) are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian 18 years or older for the full duration of the workshop. Located in CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, adjacent to the main building.

Price: $75 per person

You cannot purchase this workshop online. Please call 602.716.2073 to register.


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 are listed in the workshop descriptions.

WORKSHOP REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY

A refund will 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, but 1 transfer to another scheduled date is allowed for a missed workshop.

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