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Registration is open for makerspace programs and classes! Discover all the creative possibilities The Forge has to offer.

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Glass Suncatchers with Spring Street Studios

We're once again partnering with Spring Street Studios in Zelienople for a fun and unique program! In this class, you will learn how to break and assemble glass to create your own wildflower suncatcher! 

Thursday, April 6 from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Register here. Please note there is a $40 fee for this class.

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Weave Yourself a Mug Rug

Experience the magic of weaving and join volunteers from the Weavers' Cabin in Harmony, PA for a weaving workshop! You will create a set of Mug Rugs (coasters) using a table loom and a variety of yarns or fabrics.

All materials will be provided. The possibilities are endless, and no experience is necessary!

This class is offered at various dates and times in April. Click here for a schedule and to register.   

Pet Bandanas

Your pet will go bananas for a new bandana! 

Beginning sewers, come learn how to sew a reversible pet bandana. You will be able to select fabrics from our fabric stash!

Thursday, April 13 at 1 pm
Thursday, April 20 at 1 pm

There is a $15 fee, which must be paid in advance.

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Technology Classes

We're getting techy in The Forge!

In addition to Cricut Design and CorelDraw introductory courses, we also offer electronics classes and meetups led by electronics expert Art Ianuzzi and 3D printing classes led by expert maker Alan Bachmann. No matter your area of interest, there's something for everyone!

Check our events calendar for the next available dates.

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

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Repurposing Wreaths with Jim Binnix

Just in time for Earth Week, learn the art of repurposing old wreaths from expert Jim Binnix!

Jim will give a demonstration of his wreathmaking process and share tips for finding materials to decorate your wreath. Come discover a fun and inexpensive new hobby!  

Thursday, April 13 at 10:30 am. Register here.

Cookiecad with Alan Bachmann

Learn and play with Cookiecad software to design your own custom cookie cutter! We'll also guide you through the steps to get them 3D printed at The Forge. Class includes a cookie cutter to be picked up after the class.

Presented by expert maker Alan Bachmann. 

Monday, April 17 at 6 pm. Register 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 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.

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