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Tiny workshop classes starting up in Fremont County

Published: Feb. 3, 2021 at 11:16 AM CST
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FREMONT COUNTY, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

The Makerspace 307 in Riverton, a creative venue for the public to learn new skills and enhance learned skills, had to be closed for classes almost since they first opened. They have innovated to stay relevant during the closure, and have offered to go art kits.

Exciting things are happening again there, Makerspace classes are starting up in February, where you can take a simple piece of copper and learn how to turn it into custom jewelry. Makerspace 307 Developer, Lorre Hoffman stated, “Classes are a big part of nonprofits like ours, a big part of our income, and without the classes we’ve had to find other ways like the kits and things, but it’s just not the same. People come here so they can use the abundance of equipment.”

The new classes are called tiny workshops, and only three to four people will be able to sign up, which will allow for more one on one with the instructor. “The beginning enameling is popular and we always say that if you can put cinnamon sugar on toast you can do enameling because it’s sifting this sugary stuff onto copper, it’s pretty simple,” added Hoffman.

The first tiny workshops will all be introductory, with no former knowledge required. Makerspace 307 teacher David Maulik mentioned, “I’m sure a lot of educators would feel the same way, when you teach someone something or you’re going over something, and you get to this point where there is this spark, you can tell they just get it. It clicks and it makes sense to them, it makes it totally worthwhile.”

The educators at Makerspace enjoy their work, and are looking forward to offering in person classes again like 3-D printing, enameling, and laser cutting. “This really is what I would do for free if I didn’t have to pay any bills,” Maulik added.

To see the full list of classes, visit https://www.makerspace307.org/

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