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Where are all the classes?

We are currently working on the curriculum and schedule for our classes to better serve our members.  During this time our class schedule will be lite. 

If you have a need for a class or training during this period, send us an email at sf-classes@theshop.build and we will be happy to arrange one for you.

Thanks for your understanding. 

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • San Francisco
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    Introduction To Laser Arts

    SBU for the 60 Watt Univeral laser cuters in San Francisco



    Laser cutting and etching is hot new trend in the maker community, and with good reson. Whether cutting out intricate pieces that fit tightly together to make a 3-dimensional structure or burning your favorite image onto piece of driftwood, these machines allow you to take basic 2D vector files and create something remarkable.

    The univeral laser cutters are the most common and easiest to use in the shop. In the class you'll go over the basic minimal requirements to set up an Adobe Illustrator file and then use that file to make a personalized keychain. Once you've taken the class you will be able to use the Universal lasers to cut, etch, and engrave a variety of materials including wood, acrylic, and glass.

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 4
    Register

    Introduction To Laser Arts

    SBU for the 60 Watt Univeral laser cuters in San Francisco



    Laser cutting and etching is hot new trend in the maker community, and with good reson. Whether cutting out intricate pieces that fit tightly together to make a 3-dimensional structure or burning your favorite image onto piece of driftwood, these machines allow you to take basic 2D vector files and create something remarkable.

    The univeral laser cutters are the most common and easiest to use in the shop. In the class you'll go over the basic minimal requirements to set up an Adobe Illustrator file and then use that file to make a personalized keychain. Once you've taken the class you will be able to use the Universal lasers to cut, etch, and engrave a variety of materials including wood, acrylic, and glass.

    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 926 Howard St San Francisco Ca
    • 5
    Register

    Epilog Fusion M2 laser

    This class covers the use of the 120 watt Epilog Fusion M2 Co2 core laser. This Epilog laser can engrave at up to 1200 dots per inch when rastering with advanced photographic dithering patterns. It has the ability to utilize color mapping for complex jobs such as variable depth engraving, as well as 3D raster engraving, stamp engraving and much more. The 28" x 40" bed is great for small-scale production runs!

    NOTE: There is a $10 per hour of reservation fee for the Epilog Fusion M2

    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 926 Howard St San Francisco Ca
    • 5
    Register

    Epilog Fusion M2 laser

    This class covers the use of the 120 watt Epilog Fusion M2 Co2 core laser. This Epilog laser can engrave at up to 1200 dots per inch when rastering with advanced photographic dithering patterns. It has the ability to utilize color mapping for complex jobs such as variable depth engraving, as well as 3D raster engraving, stamp engraving and much more. The 28" x 40" bed is great for small-scale production runs!

    NOTE: There is a $10 per hour of reservation fee for the Epilog Fusion M2

    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    Introduction To Laser Arts

    SBU for the 60 Watt Univeral laser cuters in San Francisco



    Laser cutting and etching is hot new trend in the maker community, and with good reson. Whether cutting out intricate pieces that fit tightly together to make a 3-dimensional structure or burning your favorite image onto piece of driftwood, these machines allow you to take basic 2D vector files and create something remarkable.

    The univeral laser cutters are the most common and easiest to use in the shop. In the class you'll go over the basic minimal requirements to set up an Adobe Illustrator file and then use that file to make a personalized keychain. Once you've taken the class you will be able to use the Universal lasers to cut, etch, and engrave a variety of materials including wood, acrylic, and glass.

    • Monday, March 11, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 926 Howard St San Francisco Ca
    • 5
    Register

    Epilog Fusion M2 laser

    This class covers the use of the 120 watt Epilog Fusion M2 Co2 core laser. This Epilog laser can engrave at up to 1200 dots per inch when rastering with advanced photographic dithering patterns. It has the ability to utilize color mapping for complex jobs such as variable depth engraving, as well as 3D raster engraving, stamp engraving and much more. The 28" x 40" bed is great for small-scale production runs!

    NOTE: There is a $10 per hour of reservation fee for the Epilog Fusion M2

    • Monday, March 25, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 926 Howard St San Francisco Ca
    • 5
    Register

    Epilog Fusion M2 laser

    This class covers the use of the 120 watt Epilog Fusion M2 Co2 core laser. This Epilog laser can engrave at up to 1200 dots per inch when rastering with advanced photographic dithering patterns. It has the ability to utilize color mapping for complex jobs such as variable depth engraving, as well as 3D raster engraving, stamp engraving and much more. The 28" x 40" bed is great for small-scale production runs!

    NOTE: There is a $10 per hour of reservation fee for the Epilog Fusion M2

    • Wednesday, October 22, 2025
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    Introduction to Laser Cutting and Etching

    Exploring the basic science behind this amazingly technological achievement in a fun and exciting one hour introductionthat allows you to safely control frikkin' laser beams!

    Come in with an idea, leave with something you made and the knowledge of how to use one of the most versatile machines in The Shop.

    This class gives the basic understanding of our Universal Laser Systems VLS4.60 and will teach the proper procedures for Safety and Basic Use.

    • Thursday, October 23, 2025
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    Introduction to Laser Cutting and Etching

    Exploring the basic science behind this amazingly technological achievement in a fun and exciting one hour introductionthat allows you to safely control frikkin' laser beams!

    Come in with an idea, leave with something you made and the knowledge of how to use one of the most versatile machines in The Shop.

    This class gives the basic understanding of our Universal Laser Systems VLS4.60 and will teach the proper procedures for Safety and Basic Use.

    • Friday, October 24, 2025
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    Introduction to Laser Cutting and Etching

    Exploring the basic science behind this amazingly technological achievement in a fun and exciting one hour introductionthat allows you to safely control frikkin' laser beams!

    Come in with an idea, leave with something you made and the knowledge of how to use one of the most versatile machines in The Shop.

    This class gives the basic understanding of our Universal Laser Systems VLS4.60 and will teach the proper procedures for Safety and Basic Use.

    • Saturday, October 25, 2025
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    Introduction to Laser Cutting and Etching

    Exploring the basic science behind this amazingly technological achievement in a fun and exciting one hour introductionthat allows you to safely control frikkin' laser beams!

    Come in with an idea, leave with something you made and the knowledge of how to use one of the most versatile machines in The Shop.

    This class gives the basic understanding of our Universal Laser Systems VLS4.60 and will teach the proper procedures for Safety and Basic Use.

    • Sunday, October 26, 2025
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    Introduction to Laser Cutting and Etching

    Exploring the basic science behind this amazingly technological achievement in a fun and exciting one hour introductionthat allows you to safely control frikkin' laser beams!

    Come in with an idea, leave with something you made and the knowledge of how to use one of the most versatile machines in The Shop.

    This class gives the basic understanding of our Universal Laser Systems VLS4.60 and will teach the proper procedures for Safety and Basic Use.

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