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.  


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



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. 


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 Additional information about required and recommended safety equipment and clothing are listed in the workshop descriptions.


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