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 taught by skilled makers to give you the know how to use the tools and technology to make all of the things.

Scroll through the list or call 410-862-0424 to find out about upcoming classes.

Classes are open to members and non-members alike.

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

For all experience levels and required prior to using certain shops and machines at Open Works, Safety courses provide basic skills, machine knowledge and a shop orientation to get you started on your maker journey.

Guided instruction on methods, techniques & tools for machine or software use. Not required before shop access but a great refresher or place to begin.

For novice and experienced makers alike, Project classes satisfy your need to make something while giving you to go ahead to use the shops. Come with excitement and leave with a handmade project and your shop safety requirement.

Ideal for beginners or those looking for intensive ongoing instruction, these 4-week courses combine safety, skill and project options. They cover shop safety, machine and material basics as well as guide you through projects from start to finish.
Satisfies Safety requirement for shop access.

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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.

Inclement Weather Policy: Open Works follows Baltimore City Government for closure. Classes will run unless otherwise informed by Open Works staff.

Please wear closed-toed shoes, avoid loose clothing and pull back hair or scarves to all classes. Safety first!

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