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Weekly Focus Times

Our workshop is a dynamic and continually-evolving environment driven by the demands, interests, and needs of our greater community. Focus times are centered around creating a space where people with common interests can gather and discuss projects, get help, or simply appreciate being among kindred spirits.


Focus Times are open to the general public, though safety restrictions do apply*. There is no cost to attend Focus Times, though we are always grateful for your generous donation to help cover costs.


*Access to some tools and all machines is restricted to Ideaworks members with Shop Area Lead approval.


Sawdust Sunday

Sunday 1:30 P.M. – 4 P.M.


LOCATION:
Ideaworks Woodshop

If you have an interest in woodworking, lathe work, carving, or any other means of sawdust production, join us. This is a good way to get some pointers on an existing project or gather information on how to get started in the exploration of woodworking and carpentry.  No experience is necessary to explore the possibilities.

Metal Monday

Monday 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 


LOCATION:
Ideaworks Weldatorium
and Machine Shop

From welding to machining, if your focus is on metal, then Metal Mondays are for you. Meet our welding instructors, talk about your goals and projects and, if you are already a welder, get tips on technique and processes.  Come down and check it out!

Tech Tuesday

Tuesday 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


LOCATION:

Ideaworks Tech Classroom

and online at VirtualTechTuesday


The future is Tech! Join us and explore the infinite possibilities! We chat and learn about

  • Computers
  • Micro Controllers
  • Electronics
  • Programming
  • Robotics 
  • Drones
  • and more!  

Wooly Wednesday

Wednesday 5 P.M. – 7 P.M.

On Hiatus


LOCATION:
Ideaworks Textiles Room


The universal process of adding twist into loose plant, animal hair, or synthetic fibers is called spinning. On Wednesday nights with spindles, spinning wheels and other tools, we share our knowledge about different fibers and fiber processing, and offer you the experience of fiber processing and spinning.


Knitters and crocheters - the creative users of the end product of this fiber processing - are welcome to join us to expand and share their skills. Come in, see what we have to offer. You might develop a fascination for yet another set of maker skills!

3D Thursday

Thursday 6 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

On Hiatus


LOCATION:
Ideaworks Modern
Fabrications Lab

Typically, 3D tools are out of reach for the average hobbyist.  Join us on 3D Thursdays to get help with project planning and trouble shooting your prints. These are great times to explore how your Ideaworks membership can give you access to this amazing technology for modern fabrications.


  • 3D Design
  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutting


2nd Saturday Quilt Block Club

2nd Saturday of Each Month
1 P.M. – 4 P.M.

Back in January 2022!


LOCATION:
Ideaworks Textiles Room


Pop in once a month to piece a new quilt block alongside other sewists in a welcoming and social environment.

  • All levels of experience are welcome.
  • All materials, notions, and instructions are provided, but feel free to bring your own cotton scraps to use or share.
  • Bring your own straight stitch machine, or use one of ours.


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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