Whatever you want to create, you can learn how to make it here. NextFab offers our community high tech digital and traditional fabrication equipment and training to increase your skills and expand your capabilities, whether for your project, your business, or your personal life. Anything is possible, really.
We offer tools, software, and classes at all levels in the following departments:
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If you are a member, you can take any class as long as you have completed the prerequisites for that class, including New Member Orientation and any introductory courses.
Our Design Software classes, some virtual classes, and some introductory classes for certain technologies are open to non-members, and spots can be reserved on our class calendars. For paid classes, non-members pay an additional studio access fee of $50. Non-members will not have access to the software or facility at any other time than during class.
If you are a member and are already familiar with certain equipment, you have the option to demonstrate to our expert staff your ability to safely use the machine, without having to take the class. To make an appointment for machine certification, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some classes are not offered as frequently, or are canceled if there are not enough people signed up. You can still learn what the class offers, though! Private training is available to members for one-on-one instruction in any of NextFab’s processes. The fee is $60/hr and can be scheduled at your convenience with a qualified instructor.
Private training is an individualized learning session for members who would like extra instruction or a one-on-one lesson tailored to their goals. You can schedule private training with one of our instructors in hourly increments.
Demonstrating proficiency is for members who are already competent in using certain machines or skills. You can schedule machine certification check sessions to demonstrate to our staff that you having a working knowledge of our machines without taking the required classes.
We require 24 hours advance notice for any change or cancellation of class. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for class cancellations, but we can offer you credit towards another class.