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CLASS CATALOGUE

DITCH THE DESK FOR A WORKBENCH AND TRY YOUR HAND AT SOMETHING NEW. WE OFFER FOUR CATEGORIES OF STANDARD CLASSES: INTRODUCTION, BASIC, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED CLASSES. CHECK OUT THE CLASS CALENDAR FOR SCHEDULING AND PRICE INFORMATION.

INTRODUCTION TO WOOD SHOP

Gain fundamental skills and build the confidence needed to start your journey in woodworking, including material properties...

ROUTER TABLE BASICS 

This class will outline the most basic functions to get you familiar and comfortable with this most versatile of power tools...

SHAKER TABLE SERIES

This course explores the basic principles of lumber selection, hand tool and machine safety, milling, mortise and tenon...

TABLE SAW BASICS

Build fundamental skills and build the confidence to use one of the most powerful and versatile tools in the woodshop...

KITCHEN/CAMP KNIFE SERIES

Join us for a 3-week series building a handle, assembling a knife and sharpening the 5” blade for use in the kitchen or while camping...

INTRODUCTION TO METAL SHOP

Interested in making something out of metal? This class will give you the fundamental skills and build the confidence...

MIG WELDING BASICS

MIG is extremely versatile and the easiest type of welding to learn, and with practice you can make strong welds on steel...

TIG WELDING BASICS

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) gives the welder the greatest amount of control, but takes the most practice to master. This class will give you...

MIG: TABLES AND STANDS

Beginning with an introductory lesson and practice with MIG Welding, we will fabricate a small steel table focusing on layout...

LASER CUTTING BASICS

Learn the basics of setting up files, cutting, and engraving on our Epilog Helix Laser and get to use it on your own.

LASER LAB

So you've attended Laser Cutter Basics, but looking for some assistance before hopping on the machine by yourself? Come to...

3D PRINTING LAB

Learn how to setup, use, and troubleshoot problems with a 3D printer, and get certified to use it for your next project.

INTRO TO JEWELRY + METALSMITHING

If you are a beginner or looking to freshen up old skills, Intro to Jewelry + Metalsmithing will help you get to know the tools...

INTRODUCTION TO SCREEN PRINTING

This class walks students through the creation of a two-color print from start to finish. Learn to stretch screens, coat and process...

STACKER RING BASICS

Join metalsmith Lindsey Snell in learning how to measure, cut, prep, form, solder, texture, and finish your own set of rings in this one-day...

SCREEN PRINTING BASICS: IMAGE PREP

Preparing your design for screenprinting can be done in a variety of ways, but where to even start?! Come learn the steps...

SCREEN PRINTING BASICS: TEE SHIRT

Learn how to print your own production run of t-shirts using ADX's 4-color press! Building off the concepts introduced in Intro to...

JAPANESE WOODCUT WATERCOLOR PRINTS

Japanese woodcut techniques date back to the 8th century when printing methods were shared by Chinese Buddhist temples...

WOOD AND METAL TABLE FABRICATION

This three-day workshop leads students through the design and build of a side table or plant stand; weld a steel base in the...

UPHOLSTERY TOOLS BASICS

Learn the basics of upholstery techniques including the operation of our industrial sewing machine. You'll walk away with a new...

EDISON BULB LAMP CLASS

Most makers can identify with Thomas Edison's declaration that "genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."  Plus there's...

GRAIN SURFBOARDS

Each student arriving on day one will start with a board that has the frames and one railstrip installed. Students then pair up in teams...

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

New Member Orientation focuses on critical tool safety information and how to be a good member at ADX and get the most out of...

Standard Classes at ADX take place in supportive environment where class sizes are small, and each student has plenty of time to work personally with our highly skilled Maker Instructors.

Click here for important information about ADX’s Class Cancellation and Rescheduling Policies.

ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION AT ADX

Interested in a Standard Class but not available during a regularly scheduled date/time? Have an idea for something but not sure where to start? Working on a project but concerned about having the right skills for part of the job?

  • We work with a bevy of skilled makers excited to work with you on your project, teach you new skills, or cover content from any Standard Class. Tell us what you’re interested in, and we’ll find you someone excited to help!
 
  • One-on-One Instruction is booked at $60/hr for members and $75/hr for non-members.
  • Interested in a custom one-on-one class with an ADX instructor? Contact classes@adxportland.com and we’ll get you set up!

CLASS CATALOGUE

DITCH THE DESK FOR A WORKBENCH AND TRY YOUR HAND AT SOMETHING NEW. WE OFFER FOUR CATEGORIES OF STANDARD CLASSES: INTRODUCTION, BASIC, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED CLASSES. CHECK OUT THE CLASS CALENDAR FOR SCHEDULING AND PRICE INFORMATION.

INTRODUCTION TO WOOD SHOP

Gain fundamental skills and build the confidence needed to start your journey in woodworking, including material properties...

ROUTER TABLE BASICS 

This class will outline the most basic functions to get you familiar and comfortable with this most versatile of power tools...

SHAKER TABLE SERIES

This course explores the basic principles of lumber selection, hand tool and machine safety, milling, mortise and tenon...

TABLE SAW BASICS

Build fundamental skills and build the confidence to use one of the most powerful and versatile tools in the woodshop...

KITCHEN/CAMP KNIFE SERIES

Join us for a 3-week series building a handle, assembling a knife and sharpening the 5” blade for use in the kitchen or while camping...

INTRODUCTION TO METAL SHOP

Interested in making something out of metal? This class will give you the fundamental skills and build the confidence...

MIG WELDING BASICS

MIG is extremely versatile and the easiest type of welding to learn, and with practice you can make strong welds on steel...

TIG WELDING BASICS

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) gives the welder the greatest amount of control, but takes the most practice to master. This class will give you...

MIG: TABLES AND STANDS

Beginning with an introductory lesson and practice with MIG Welding, we will fabricate a small steel table focusing on layout...

LASER CUTTING BASICS

Learn the basics of setting up files, cutting, and engraving on our Epilog Helix Laser and get to use it on your own.

LASER LAB

So you've attended Laser Cutter Basics, but looking for some assistance before hopping on the machine by yourself? Come to...

3D PRINTING LAB

Learn how to setup, use, and troubleshoot problems with a 3D printer, and get certified to use it for your next project.

INTRO TO JEWELRY + METALSMITHING

If you are a beginner or looking to freshen up old skills, Intro to Jewelry + Metalsmithing will help you get to know the tools...

INTRODUCTION TO SCREEN PRINTING

This class walks students through the creation of a two-color print from start to finish. Learn to stretch screens, coat and process...

STACKER RING BASICS

Join metalsmith Lindsey Snell in learning how to measure, cut, prep, form, solder, texture, and finish your own set of rings in this one-day...

SCREEN PRINTING BASICS: IMAGE PREP

Preparing your design for screenprinting can be done in a variety of ways, but where to even start?! Come learn the steps...

SCREEN PRINTING BASICS: TEE SHIRT

Learn how to print your own production run of t-shirts using ADX's 4-color press! Building off the concepts introduced in Intro to...

JAPANESE WOODCUT WATERCOLOR PRINTS

Japanese woodcut techniques date back to the 8th century when printing methods were shared by Chinese Buddhist temples...

WOOD AND METAL TABLE FABRICATION

This three-day workshop leads students through the design and build of a side table or plant stand; weld a steel base in the...

UPHOLSTERY TOOLS BASICS

Learn the basics of upholstery techniques including the operation of our industrial sewing machine. You'll walk away with a new...

EDISON BULB LAMP CLASS

Most makers can identify with Thomas Edison's declaration that "genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."  Plus there's...

GRAIN SURFBOARDS

Each student arriving on day one will start with a board that has the frames and one railstrip installed. Students then pair up in teams...

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

New Member Orientation focuses on critical tool safety information and how to be a good member at ADX and get the most out of...

Standard Classes at ADX take place in supportive environment where class sizes are small, and each student has plenty of time to work personally with our highly skilled Maker Instructors.

Click here for important information about ADX’s Class Cancellation and Rescheduling Policies.

ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION AT ADX

Interested in a Standard Class but not available during a regularly scheduled date/time? Have an idea for something but not sure where to start? Working on a project but concerned about having the right skills for part of the job?

  • We work with a bevy of skilled makers excited to work with you on your project, teach you new skills, or cover content from any Standard Class. Tell us what you’re interested in, and we’ll find you someone excited to help!
 
  • One-on-One Instruction is booked at $60/hr for members and $75/hr for non-members.
  • Interested in a custom one-on-one class with an ADX instructor? Contact classes@adxportland.com and we’ll get you set up!
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