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Ideaworks hosts in-shop events as well as collaborations with other organizations throughout the Central Valley. See where the next event will be and join us! If you are an organization that shares our passion and would like to consider a collaboration, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Upcoming events

    • 04 Nov 2021
    • 09 Dec 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
    • 0
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    This introductory class focuses on wheel throwing and basic glazing. It is perfect for a group of friends, family, couples or even by yourself (you will make friends in this class, I promise). In this class, you will be learning the basics of forming a ball of clay into a beautiful vase, cup, mug, bowl, or plate using an electric potter's wheel. If you’re feeling especially inspired to take on more… how about a bird feeder or planter!?! The possibilities are endless with pottery.

    This class has an extended format, meeting six sessions instead of four and allowing almost a doubling of productive class time. Please be prepared to attend every session!

    All materials will be provided. Additionally, the items you create go home with you to share with your friends and family. All items made are food, dishwasher, and microwave safe.

    What Not to Wear:

    • Do wear comfortable clothing that is easily laundered.
    • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
    • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
    • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
    • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
    • Currently face masks must be worn in all areas of the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


    We will provide
    all materials for class projects.

      Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered ceramics studio tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

      FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

      The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, please visit us here:

      Join us

      Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

      Note: Please trim your nails down. Longer nails make throwing on the wheel very difficult.



      • 13 Nov 2021
      • 18 Dec 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • Fresno Ideaworks, Circuit Circus. 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA 93721
      • 3
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      It's the 10th Birthday of CoderDojo... and Coder Dojo is Returning to Fresno Ideaworks!

      Welcome back Ninjas!  CoderDojo Fresno@Ideaworks is starting in-person activities again!

      We've been offline for Pandemic reasons, but we're ready to code again!  Join us on Saturday, November 13th, in the “Circuit Circus” at Fresno Ideaworks, from 1-3 pm, to get back to learning coding skills, to learn about different kinds of computers, and to try out new problem-solving strategies! Hang out with other kids who share your interests and do something awesome!

      **This is not a drop-off event. Parents or other designated adults must stay on the premises and are highly encouraged to learn alongside the kids (Current Fresno Ideaworks COVID policies require masks for unvaccinated individuals and physical distancing whenever possible).

      There is no cost to participate in CoderDojo.

      • 01 Dec 2021
      • 15 Dec 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
      • 0
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      Beginning Welding is a 3-session course; each session is 3 hours. Students will gain a core understanding of how to operate welding equipment safely and get familiar with basic techniques.  This class is for hobbyists, makers, artists, or anyone wanting to try something new and challenge themselves a bit in a comfortable collaborative environment.

      Check the class times shown to ensure you can make it to every session.

      What Not to Wear:

      • Do not wear rings or other jewelry. 
      • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
      • Do not wear clothing made from synthetic or synthetic blends. The synthetic fabric can burn vigorously, melt and produce skin burns.
      • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
      • Currently face masks must be worn in all areas of the facility. A cotton cloth mask is safest around open flame. Your instructor will explain the safe use of face masks around welding equipment.


      We will provide:

      • Eye protection
      • Face hood/shield
      • Leathers
      • Insulated gloves
      • Ear plugs
      • Materials for class projects
      • Please bring any hoods/gloves/leathers if you have them
      Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the Weldatorium tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.
        Free Month of Membership For First-time students

        The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, please visit us here:

        Join us

        Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

        • 05 Dec 2021
        • 19 Dec 2021
        • 3 sessions
        • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
        • 0
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        Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

        Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

        The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

        What Not to Wear:

        • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
        • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
        • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
        • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
        • Currently face masks must be worn in all areas of the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


        We will provide:

        • Eye protection
        • Ear plugs if requested
        • Materials for class projects (increase in wood prices raised class price)

        Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

        FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

        The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, please visit us here:

        Join us

        Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
        • 14 Dec 2021
        • 16 Dec 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
        • 4
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        This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

        Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.

        Prerequisites:

        • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
        • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

        What Not to Wear:

        • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
        • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
        • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
        • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
        • Currently face masks must be worn in all areas of the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


        We will provide:

        • Eye protection
        • Ear plugs if requested

        Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

        FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

        The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, please visit us here: 

        Join us

        Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

      Past events

      16 Nov 2021 Beginning CNC
      07 Nov 2021 Intro Woodshop
      03 Nov 2021 Beginning Welding
      23 Oct 2021 CoderDojo Fresno@Ideaworks Re-Launch and CoderDojo Birthday Celebration
      19 Oct 2021 Beginning CNC
      10 Oct 2021 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher, & safety)
      07 Oct 2021 Makers Market during Art Hop!
      06 Oct 2021 Beginning Welding
      06 Oct 2021 Beginning Ceramics, Extended Class
      02 Oct 2021 Hand Sewing Clinic: Visible Mending - Needle Weaving
      21 Sep 2021 Beginning CNC
      14 Sep 2021 Ideaworks at the Grizzlies Game!
      12 Sep 2021 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher, & safety)
      08 Sep 2021 Beginning Welding
      04 Sep 2021 HEROES FEST-Hawaiian Style! Presented By: Project Wish Upon A Star
      02 Sep 2021 Makers Market during Art Hop!
      14 Mar 2020 Ideaworks Pi Day, Raspberry Jam, and STEM Celebration
      25 Nov 2019 Floral Design: Thanksgiving Tablescapes
      14 Sep 2019 CoderDojo Fresno@Ideaworks
      10 Aug 2019 CoderDojo Fresno@Ideaworks
      02 Jun 2019 Beginning Ceramics II
      10 Mar 2019 Arty Party: Accordion Books
      02 Mar 2019 Fresno Ideaworks Raspberry Jam and Pi Day Celebrations
      28 Feb 2019 (Make up Day) Beer Appreciation: Introduction to Beer Making - February
      21 Feb 2019 Beer Appreciation: Introduction to Beer Making - February
      11 Dec 2018 Tech Tuesday: Christmas Tree Lane LED Walk.
      13 Oct 2018 Shop Inventory Sale
      07 Oct 2018 Last day to remove personal property from the Shop!
      06 Oct 2018 1730 H. Street Work Days
      03 Aug 2018 Fox 26 "GreatDay" at Ideaworks!
      20 Jul 2018 Ideaworks Mini-Golf at Taco Truck Throwdown 2018
      20 Jul 2018 Volunteer Opportunity: Set-up of Ideaworks Mini-Golf at Taco Truck Throwdown 2018
      11 Jul 2018 Ideaworks Makerspaces Member Meeting
      14 Mar 2018 Pi Day 2018
      15 Oct 2017 Reclaimed Wood Pallet BAR.
      29 Aug 2017 Tech Tuesday
      09 Apr 2017 Fresno Mini Maker Faire
      31 Mar 2017 More Than Robots: A Fundraiser for Robotics in Central California
      01 Mar 2017 Wooly Wednesdays
      26 Feb 2017 Sawdust Sundays

      Address:

      Fresno Ideaworks

      1730 H Street

      Fresno, CA, 93721


      Phone:

      559-840-8749


      Fresno Ideaworks is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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