Open Works Classes

Are you a curious hobbyist looking to get your hands dirty or a skilled maker looking to sharpen your skills? We’ve got a lineup of shop safety, skill and project-based classes and workshops taught by skilled makers and organizations to give you the know how to use the tools and technology to make all of the things!

Safety and Certification– to get you started and certified to use some of the shops and give you a great base for making!
Crash Courses to give you a great base for making.
Make Your Own to learn skills and leave with fabulous projects.
Makerspaces Unite! to learn how to utilize the many makerspaces in Baltimore to make things.
Master for intermediate and advanced makers to learn the best from the best in their field.

Anyone can take classes! Although some options are set to get members certified to use the shops, all classes are open to members and non-members alike.

We’re proud to partner with Sew Lab USA and the Community College of Baltimore County to offer some of our adult programs. We’re regularly adding new classes to the rotation, so keep this page bookmarked!

Adult classes ages 16+: classes listed as ‘safety and certification’ must have guardian register and attend with young person.

Questions? Ideas? Scholarship inquiries? Contact

Enrollment Policy: To have enough folks to run a class, Open Works must have at least 3 folks enrolled to run a class. Please sign up in advance through this site, by calling 410-862-0424 or stop in person. A member associate will be happy to help get you enrolled. Encourage a friend to take a class with you!

Class Cancellation Policy: Open Works has a 24-hour cancellation policy on classes- please let us know 24 hours beforehand if you can’t make it for a ticket reimbursement or class transfer.

Lateness Policy: Arrivals 20 minutes or more of the class start time will not be admitted into classes and registrations are non-transferrable.

Please wear closed-toed shoes to all classes.

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