Explore your creativity. Learn new skills. Build your dream project. Take a journey on one of our Maker Paths and we’ll give you the tools and guidance needed to conquer your goals.

EACH PATH INCLUDES A SIX-MONTH MEMBERSHIP AND A SERIES OF CLASSES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE.

HOW IT WORKS:

1). PICK ONE OF THE PATHS BELOW.
2). SCHEDULE A TIME TO MEET WITH OUR MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR.
3). SIGN A SIX-MONTH CONTRACT AND PAY YOUR DEPOSIT.
4). START YOUR JOURNEY!

 


Wood Shop

 

Wood Shop: The Knife Path

$1179.99 ($191 savings)*

*$589.99 down – $118/month for 5 months – Classes must be taken within the active 6-month window of the contract.*
Includes:
  • Intro to Wood
  • Kitchen Knife Series
  • 6-Month Basic Membership + Wood Shop Add-on
  • A Community of Like-Minded People.
Embark on The Knife Path and we’ll set you up with all the tools, time and knowledge needed to become comfortable in the woodshop, learn the skills needed for your projects, and finish your journey with at least one complete piece.

INTRO TO WOOD

After completing the New Member Orientation, you’ll start off with our Intro to Wood class where you’ll learn the fundamentals of working with wood in our shop.

You’ll learn how to set up and care for tools, mill lumber and gain an understanding the nature of how wood expands, moves and changes during production.

 

KITCHEN KNIFE SERIES

Now that you’ve learned the basics and have had time to practice in the shop, it’s time to sharpen those new skills!

In this 3 week series, you’ll learn all the intricacies of turning a knife blank and raw lumber into a fully functional, really sharp, custom kitchen knife from local woodworker Ben Shafer-Rickles and Portland Razor Co bladesmith Hunter Lea.

Practice, Build, Grow

Your first project is complete! What now? Will you take more classes (you get a discount!)? Collaborate on a project with another member? Start another project? ADX is your oyster!

 

get started!

 

Wood Shop: The Furniture Path

$1479.99 ($211 SAVINGS)*

*$739.99 DOWN – $148/MONTH FOR 5 MONTHS – CLASSES MUST BE TAKEN WITHIN THE ACTIVE 6-MONTH WINDOW OF THE CONTRACT.*
Includes:
  • Intro to Wood
  • Shaker Table Series
  • 6-months of Basic Membership + Wood Shop Add-on
  • A Community of Like-Minded People.
Furniture more your style? Embark on our Wood Shop: Furniture Path and we’ll set you up with all the tools, time and knowledge needed to become comfortable in the woodshop, learn the skills needed for your projects, and finish your journey with at least one complete piece of furniture.

 INTRO TO WOOD

After completing the New Member Orientation, you’ll start off with our Intro to Wood class where you’ll learn the fundamentals of working with wood in our shop.

You’ll learn how to set up and care for tools, mill lumber into usable boards, and understand the nature of how wood expands, moves and changes during production.

shaker table series

Now that you’ve learned the basics and have had some time to practice in the shop, it’s time to build on those new skills!

In this 7-session series, you’ll build your own Shaker-style live-edge bench or small table from blueprint to finishing.

 PRACTICE, BUILD, GROW

Your first project is complete! What now? Will you take more classes (you get a discount!)? Collaborate on a project with another member? Start another project? ADX is your oyster!

get started!

 


Metal Shop

 

Metal Shop: The Furniture Path

$1209.99 ($190 savings)*

*$604.99 DOWN – $121/MONTH FOR 5 MONTHS – CLASSES MUST BE TAKEN WITHIN THE ACTIVE 6-MONTH WINDOW OF THE CONTRACT.*
Includes:
  • Intro to Metal
  • MIG Welding Basics
  • MIG: Tables and Stands
  • 6-months of Basic Membership + Metal Shop Add-on
  • A Community of Like-Minded People.
You’ve always been drawn to the idea of working with metal. Steel and sparks draw you in like a moth to a flame, but you’ve never been quite sure how to get started. Fret no longer! Embark on our Metal Shop: Furniture Path and we’ll set you up with all the tools, time, and knowledge needed to become comfortable in the metalshop, learn the basic skills needed for your projects, and finish your journey with at least one complete piece.

Intro to Metal

After taking the New Member Orientation, you’ll start off with our Intro to Metal class where we’ll teach you the fundamentals of working with metal in our shop including how to safely clean, cut, drill, grind, form and weld mild steel.

MIG Welding Basics

Now that you’ve learned the basics and have had some time to practice in the shop, it’s time to crank it up a notch!

In this class, you’ll learn how to make strong welds on steel and learn the fundamental skills necessary to get started on your first welded metal project.

MIG: Tables and Stands

You’re two classes in and itching for more! Now it’s time to take those torch skills to the next level.

In this 5-hour, hands-on class you’ll work with local metal artist and fabricator Kari Merkl to further understand the skills needed to fabricate your first piece of metal furniture.

Walk home with the frame of a custom metal table. Finish it up with a metal top of your own design, or collaborate with a woodworker for a wooden table top!

get started!

 

Metal Shop: Welding Path

$1369.99 ($198 savings)*

*$684.99 DOWN – $137/MONTH FOR 5 MONTHS – CLASSES MUST BE TAKEN WITHIN THE ACTIVE 6-MONTH WINDOW OF THE CONTRACT.*
Includes:
  • MIG Welding Basics
  • TIG Welding Basics
  • 5hrs of 1-on-1 Instruction
  • 6-months of Basic Membership + Metal Shop Add-on
  • A Community of Like-Minded People.
This isn’t your first time in a metal shop, but it’s been a while. Embark on our Metal Shop: Welding Path and you’ll gain a diverse set of welding skills to add to your repertoire. Then, we’ll set you up with one of our top-notch instructors for 5 hours of customized, 1-on-1 instruction. With your freshly honed skills and a community to support you, you’ll be ready to take on any new project!

MIG Welding Basics

In this class you’ll learn, or relearn, how to make strong welds on steel as well as the fundamental skills necessary to get started on your first welded metal project.

TIG Welding Basics

You’ve spent some time in the shop practicing your MIG skills with scrap metal and bouncing ideas off the community.

Now it’s time for the hard stuff: TIG Welding! In this class, you’ll learn the fundamental skills needed to make high-precision, high-quality welds to improve the look and accuracy of your welding.

 5 Hours of 1-on-1 Instruction

Alright, you’re two classes in and on your way to being a pro! Now it’s finally time to get to that project you’ve been dreaming about.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to go at it alone. We’ll pair you up with one of our talented metal instructors and hammer out a custom curriculum to help guide you through your first custom project.

 

Explore, Build, Grow

Woo! You’ve knocked out two classes and 5 hours of custom instruction. What’s next?

Will you use your membership time to add the finishing touches to your dream project? Will you take more classes (you get a discount!)? Collaborate on a project with another member? Start another project?

The rest of this path is up to you! But remember, at ADX, you’re never totally on your own. Don’t hesitate to email, call or pull us aside with any questions along the way.

get started!

 


Print Shop

 

Print Shop: Screen Printing Path

$869.99 ($135 savings)*

*$434.99 DOWN – $87/MONTH FOR 5 MONTHS – CLASSES MUST BE TAKEN WITHIN THE ACTIVE 6-MONTH WINDOW OF THE CONTRACT.*
Includes:
  • Intro to Screen Printing
  • Screen Printing Basics: Image Prep
  • Screen Printing Basics: T-Shirts
  • 6-Months of Basic Membership + Print Shop Add-on
  • A Community of Like-Minded People.
You’ve been itching to do some screen printing ever since that one art class you took back in school. On this path, you’ll start out with a refresher course on the basics of screen printing. Then, you’ll learn the intricacies of making your own screen and printing a four-color t-shirt. Armed with the skills from these classes and a 6-month membership you’ll be ready to pump out artwork left and right!

Intro to Print Shop

After taking the New Member Orientation your path will begin with a course on all things screen printing.

We’ll teach you the basic skills necessary to get started in our print shop while walking you through the creation of a two-color print from start to finish.

Screen Printing Basics: Image Prep

Now that you’ve learned the basics and have had time to practice in the shop, it’s time to dive into the nitty-gritty of printmaking!

In this class, you’ll learn the steps and principles necessary to create an accurate, clean and registered final print. You’ll branch into digital and analog prep techniques as well as CMYK, a photorealistic technique.

Screen Printing Basics: T-shirts

Basics? Check. Ready to make your own screen? Check. It’s T-shirt time! In this class, you’ll learn how to produce your own run of T-shirts using ADX’s 4-color press.

You’ll build on the basics of the Intro and Image Prep classes and finish with the skills necessary to start producing your own multi-colored prints.

Explore, Build, Grow

Woo! You’ve knocked out three classes and spent some time in the shop using our tools. What’s next on your path? Will you use your membership time to add the finishing touches to your dream project? Will you take more classes (with your member discount!)? Collaborate on a project with another member? Start another project?

The rest is up to you! But remember, at ADX, you’re never totally on your own. Don’t hesitate to email, call or pull us aside if you have any questions along the way.

get started!

 

Print Shop: Block Printing Path

$939.99 ($137 savings)*

*$469.99 DOWN – $94/MONTH FOR 5 MONTHS – CLASSES MUST BE TAKEN WITHIN THE ACTIVE 6-MONTH WINDOW OF THE CONTRACT.*
Includes:
  • Japanese Woodcut Watercolor Prints
  • Block Printed Tea Towels
  • Coptic Stitched Block Printed Books
  • 6-Months of Basic Membership + Print Shop Add-on
  • A Community of Like-Minded People.
You’re a non-traditionalist and looking for a new set of skills to add to your repertoire. On this path, you’ll learn a variety of printing and carving techniques born from different regions of the world. You’ll learn how to cut and print with your own Japanese woodcut block, print on tea towels with a linoleum block and construct a Coptic stitch sketchbook with a personalized linoleum block printed cover. Armed with the skills from these classes and a 6-month membership you’ll be ready to cut, carve and print your way to greatness!

Japanese Woodcut Watercolor Prints

After taking a New Member Orientation, you’ll start your path learning woodcut techniques that date back to 8th Century Japan. You’ll learn a relief printing technique that focuses heavily on your hands with minimal tools.

With the skills from this class, you’ll be able to cut and print works of art anywhere in the world!

Block Printed Tea Towels

Now that you’ve learned the basics of block printing and spent some time in the shop practicing your technique, you’re ready to branch off into another cutting medium.

Similar in concept to Japanese woodblock printing, this class will focus specifically on cutting linoleum blocks and printing your art on fabric and paper.

Coptic Stitched Block Printed Books

Woodblock cutting and printing? Check. Linoleum cutting and printing? Check.

Next step on your path: Coptic stitching. You’ll take the skills and practice you’ve gained since starting your path and combine them with the Coptic stitching techniques taught in this class.

At the end, you’ll leave with your very own, handmade sketchbook in which to practice printing with all of the hand-cut blocks you made!

Explore, Build, Grow

Woo! You’ve knocked out three classes and spent some time in the shop using our tools. What’s next on your path? Will you use your membership time to create a portfolio of handmade prints? Will you take more classes (with your member discount!)? Collaborate on a project with another member? Start another project?

The rest of this path is up to you! But remember, at ADX, you’re never totally on your own. Don’t hesitate to email, call or pull us aside if you have any questions along the way.

get started!

 


Mix & Match

 

Choose Your Own Adventure

$1279.99 ($208 savings)*

*$639.99 DOWN – $128/MONTH FOR 5 MONTHS – CLASSES MUST BE TAKEN WITHIN THE ACTIVE 6-MONTH WINDOW OF THE CONTRACT.*
Includes:
  • Choice of 3 Intro classes: Intro to Wood, Intro to Metal, Intro to Screen Printing, Intro to Jewelry Metalsmithing
  • 6 Months of Unlimited Membership
  • A Community of Like-Minded People.
Some say “indecisive”, you prefer “eclectic”. On this path, you get to choose your own adventure. Pick an intro class. Learn the basics. Practice those skills in the shop. Repeat. You’re in charge! As a bonus, your 6-month membership gives you a big discount on our other classes so you can continue your path in any direction you choose.

 Intro Class One

What will your first class be? How will you choose? Flip of a coin? Random number generator? Pick a class from a hat? However you choose, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll learn the fundamentals of whichever medium you choose and be ready to practice your skills in the shop.

Intro Class Two

You’ve taken your first Intro class. You’ve practiced your skills in the shop. Met some other members. Refreshed from free coffee or kombucha, you’re ready for round two. What will be your next medium of choice?

Intro Class Three

Boom. Two down! You’re racking up skills like it’s going out of style. Practicing your form, hoarding material for a project to-be and plotting your next course. One more Intro class left. What will it be?

Explore, Build, Grow

Woo! You’ve knocked out three classes in three different shops. You’ve spent some time honing your skills in our shop and you’ve met a bunch of other skill-seekers like yourself. So, what’s next on your path? Will you use your membership time to create a portfolio of mixed media projects? Will you take more classes (with your member discount!)?

The rest of this path is up to you! But remember, at ADX, you’re never totally on your own. Don’t hesitate to email, call or pull us aside with any questions along the way.

get started!


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