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Flyer for Welcome Home sign class in The Forge

Welcome Home

Create a beautiful, intricate wooden wall hanging in this multi-step class presented by Jen Burkowski of Casually Noted!

You will be given a near 14-inch wooden round that will be painted white on one side, and you'll weed your vinyl and use transfer tape to place the first set of words onto the round. You'll then paint the wooden letters H,M and E, create 11 interchangeable designs for the "O," and finish by embellishing your project with greens and ribbons.

We are excited to host such a great program that utilizes our Cricut machines and the laser engraver!  

Saturday, September 9 from 10 am to 1 pm. Click here to register. Please note that there is a $55 fee for this class. 

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Snowman Salute

On Tuesday, September 12 at 10 am, 10 lucky patrons will have the opportunity to paint along with artist Linda O'Leary, a commissioned, local, decorative painter!

You will be provided with a stained wooden board and will follow along with Linda as she paints a darling snowman. In 2 hours, you will leave with a finished decorative piece and learn the tricks to make your painting come to life! 

Register here, and please note there is a $34 fee for this class. 

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Engrave Yourself a Journal

Experience the coolest laser engraving substrate ever... books! 

Learn to use CorelDraw software for our laser engraver, then create a custom laser-engraved cover for a hardback 5.5" x 8" journal. A variety of journal colors are available while supplies last!

Dates and times vary. For a listing of available times and to register, click here. Please note there is a $40 fee for this class.

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Learn About Cricut

Discover the creative possibilities of the Cricut maker with our free Cricut Demos! Then, come to our Cricut Design introductory class, where you can learn the software skills necessary to use the Cricut Maker.

We also have free demos of our laser engraver and 3D printers! Check our events calendar to register for these and other tech classes.

Note: if you attended one of Alan Bachmann's Intro to 3D Design classes and want to view the presentation slides, you can do so here.

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Have a burning question about the resources in The Forge? Need help with your next project? Want to have a one-on-one discussion with our makerspace staff? You can schedule a one-hour appointment in the Forge on select days.

Registration is required, and only one activity per appointment is recommended.

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FORGE logoDream, design, collaborate and create at The Forge

Thanks to our generous donors and CTCC, The Forge has now been open for over a year! Similar to makerspaces in our schools, our space features a laser engraver, 3-D printers, computer-controlled cutting machines, an embroidery sewing machine, electronics and a variety of specialized hand tools for crafting. 

Library patrons are welcome to register for classes. After demonstrating mastery of the equipment, they will be able to design and create their own projects. Experience isn’t required! We’ll teach you to use the equipment. The Forge offers a safe, creative space to learn, create, explore and come together with other makers.