What we're about

The WorcShop is an Industrial Arts facility, makerspace & business incubator.
We offer tiered access to tools & equipment on a membership basis, as well as host a wide variety classes & events open to the general public.
Facilities include Blacksmithing, Welding, Machining, Foundry, Fabrication, Painting, 3D Printing, Manual and Computer Aided Drafting, Sound Recording, Photography, wide format printing & more.

Upcoming events (4+)

2022.12.03 Bladesmithing 101: Knife to Meet You

11 Hankey St

$282.00

Bladesmithing 101: Knife to Meet You
Come learn the foundations of Bladesmithing while forging the single-piece knife of your dreams! Students will be using the traditional "blacksmith" knife design and a single piece of steel to make an all-around utility knife. Bring your knife dreams to life! THIS IS A TWO DAY CLASS! It is strongly recommended that you take Blacksmithing 100, & a least one Blacksmithing 101 class or Bladesmithing 100 class BEFORE you commit to this class.
Minimum Enrollment: 2 / Maximum Enrollment: 6
Class Cost: WorcShop Member $248 / Non-Member $282
Ticket Sales End: 4 days prior to start date at 11:30P
For more information & links to dates & details, check out our class brochure page for this class here: https://theworcshop.com/mw19/index.php/Bladesmithing_101:_Intro_to_Bladesmithing
Find Dates & Details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/united-states--massachusetts/bladesmithing-101-knife-to-meet-you/

#Makerspace #MakersGonnaMake #TheWorcShop #BlacksmithingClassesAtTheWorcShop #Bladesmithing101KnifeToMeetYou

[Image Description: A square shot of our Blacksmith shop. Our instructor is showing a student how to hit the hot metal at an evening class. The Words "Bladesmithing 101: Knife to Meet You" are across the top, and theWorcShop.com/classes to learn more" is across the bottom.]

Students should be prepared to show up for class at least 5 minutes ahead of the scheduled class time so that they may get a quick tour of the building before class.
Requirements include: Appropriate shop attire; Nonflammable clothing, esp cotton or natural fibers; Closed-toed shoes, boots preferred; Hair tied back, jewelry stowed; Earplugs recommended
Find all our blacksmithing classes here on our class brochure: theworcshoprochdale.com/mw19/index.php/BLACKSMITHING_CLASSES
If you want to take more than one class, consider getting a membership, as members get discounts on classes and access to the Blacksmith Shop during non-class hours! You can find more information about our memberships at TheWorcShop.com/memberships
For more information about our cancellation policy and other useful information, please visit our Wiki's FAQs: theworcshop.com/mw19/index.php/FAQs
What if my class doesn't make min enrollment?
If the class does not reach minimum enrollment, by the date specified in listing (normally 3-7 days prior to the event) it will be canceled. Students will have the option of transferring their ticket(s) to another class or receiving a refund. (Members can pay an additional 50% of the ticket price to take class privately, Non-Members can purchase a second ticket.)
Please provide us with BOTH a contact number & email to ensure you are properly notified of course changes.
What's the refund policy?
Please provide us with BOTH a contact number and email to ensure you are properly notified of course changes. If you cannot make it to class and request a refund no later than 14 days prior, you will be refunded your entire ticket price. If you request a refund, 3 - 13 days prior to class & your seat is filled by another student you will be refunded 90% of your ticket price. If the seat remains vacant you will only be refunded 50% of your ticket price. If you request a refund less than 3 days prior to the event The WorcShop reserves the right to retain the ticket price in full. If you do not attend, for any reason, The WorcShop retains the ticket price in full. You may take the class at a later scheduled date for 50% off the ticket price (this fee goes entirely to our instructors, to compensate them in full for their time.)
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Classes are open to individuals 18+. Children are welcome to take most intro level WorcShop classes alongside a parent or legal guardian; with a signed waiver. A ticket must be purchased for each person present. No more than 2 children are allowed per adult. If you have any questions about whether a particular class will be suitable for your child please email [masked]
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, just provide your name upon arrival.

2022.12.06 Blacksmithing 101: Hooked on Blacksmithing

11 Hankey St

$140.00

BLACKSMITHING 101: HOOKED ON BLACKSMITHING
Now that you know the basics, it’s time to learn how to use those skills on a project. This class will teach you how to make 3 different types of hooks, all by hammer and hand! We promise after this class, you’ll be hooked! All are welcome!
Minimum Enrollment: 2 / Maximum Enrollment: 6
Class Cost: WorcShop Member $124 / Non-Member $140
Ticket Sales End: 4 days prior to start date at 11:30P
For more information & links to dates & details, check out our class brochure page for this class here: https://theworcshoprochdale.com/mw19/index.php/Blacksmithing_101:_Hooked_on_Blacksmithing
Find dates & tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/united-states--massachusetts/blacksmithing-101-hooked-on-blacksmithing/
#Makerspace #MakersGonnaMake #TheWorcShop #BlacksmithingClassesAtTheWorcShop #Blacksmithing101HookedOnBlacksmithing

[Image Description: A square shot of two blacksmithed hooks. The Words "Blacksmithing 101: Hooked on Blacksmithing)" are across the top, and theWorcShop.com/classes to learn more" is across the bottom.]

Students should be prepared to show up for class at least 5 minutes ahead of the scheduled class time so that they may get a quick tour of the building before class.
Requirements include: Appropriate shop attire; Nonflammable clothing, esp cotton or natural fibers; Closed-toed shoes, boots preferred; Hair tied back, jewelry stowed; Earplugs recommended
Find all our blacksmithing classes here on our class brochure: theworcshoprochdale.com/mw19/index.php/BLACKSMITHING_CLASSES
If you want to take more than one class, consider getting a membership, as members get discounts on classes and access to the Blacksmith Shop during non-class hours! You can find more information about our memberships at TheWorcShop.com/memberships
For more information about our cancellation policy and other useful information, please visit our Wiki's FAQs: theworcshop.com/mw19/index.php/FAQs
What if my class doesn't make min enrollment?
If the class does not reach minimum enrollment, by the date specified in listing (normally 3-7 days prior to the event) it will be canceled. Students will have the option of transferring their ticket(s) to another class or receiving a refund. (Members can pay an additional 50% of the ticket price to take class privately, Non-Members can purchase a second ticket.)
Please provide us with BOTH a contact number & email to ensure you are properly notified of course changes.
What's the refund policy?
Please provide us with BOTH a contact number and email to ensure you are properly notified of course changes. If you cannot make it to class and request a refund no later than 14 days prior, you will be refunded your entire ticket price. If you request a refund, 3 - 13 days prior to class & your seat is filled by another student you will be refunded 90% of your ticket price. If the seat remains vacant you will only be refunded 50% of your ticket price. If you request a refund less than 3 days prior to the event The WorcShop reserves the right to retain the ticket price in full. If you do not attend, for any reason, The WorcShop retains the ticket price in full. You may take the class at a later scheduled date for 50% off the ticket price (this fee goes entirely to our instructors, to compensate them in full for their time.)
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Classes are open to individuals 18+. Children are welcome to take most intro level WorcShop classes alongside a parent or legal guardian; with a signed waiver. A ticket must be purchased for each person present. No more than 2 children are allowed per adult. If you have any questions about whether a particular class will be suitable for your child please email [masked]
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, just provide your name upon arrival.

2022.12.07 Blacksmithing 100: Welcome to the Forge

11 Hankey St

$80.00

BLACKSMITHING 100: WELCOME TO THE FORGE

Blacksmithing 100: Welcome to the Forge is your introduction to all things smithy. You’ll get oriented in the shop, be shown how to light the forges, swing a hammer properly, and learn the basic techniques for shaping steel. All are welcome!
Minimum Enrollment: 2 / Maximum Enrollment: 6
Class Cost: WorcShop Member $70 / Non-Member $80
Ticket Sales End: 4 days prior to start date at 11:30P
For more information & links to dates & details, check out our class brochure page for this class here: https://theworcshop.com/mw19/index.php/Blacksmithing_100:_Welcome_to_the_Forge
Find dates & tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/united-states--massachusetts/blacksmithing-100-welcome-to-the-forge/

#Makerspace #MakersGonnaMake #TheWorcShop #BlacksmithingCLassesAtTheWorcShop #blacksmithing100welcometotheforge

[Image Description: A square shot of our blacksmith shop with the sun coming through the windows, taken from the center aisle into the shop. The Words "Blacksmithing 100: Welcome to the Forge" are across the top, and theWorcShop.com/classes to learn more" is across the bottom.]

Students should be prepared to show up for class at least 5 minutes ahead of the scheduled class time so that they may get a quick tour of the building before class.
Requirements include: Appropriate shop attire; Nonflammable clothing, esp cotton or natural fibers; Closed-toed shoes, boots preferred; Hair tied back, jewelry stowed; Earplugs recommended
Find all our blacksmithing classes here on our class brochure: theworcshoprochdale.com/mw19/index.php/BLACKSMITHING_CLASSES
If you want to take more than one class, consider getting a membership, as members get discounts on classes and access to the Blacksmith Shop during non-class hours! You can find more information about our memberships at TheWorcShop.com/memberships
For more information about our cancellation policy and other useful information, please visit our Wiki's FAQs: theworcshop.com/mw19/index.php/FAQs
What if my class doesn't make min enrollment?
If the class does not reach minimum enrollment, by the date specified in listing (normally 3-7 days prior to the event) it will be canceled. Students will have the option of transferring their ticket(s) to another class or receiving a refund. (Members can pay an additional 50% of the ticket price to take class privately, Non-Members can purchase a second ticket.)
Please provide us with BOTH a contact number & email to ensure you are properly notified of course changes.
What's the refund policy?
Please provide us with BOTH a contact number and email to ensure you are properly notified of course changes. If you cannot make it to class and request a refund no later than 14 days prior, you will be refunded your entire ticket price. If you request a refund, 3 - 13 days prior to class & your seat is filled by another student you will be refunded 90% of your ticket price. If the seat remains vacant you will only be refunded 50% of your ticket price. If you request a refund less than 3 days prior to the event The WorcShop reserves the right to retain the ticket price in full. If you do not attend, for any reason, The WorcShop retains the ticket price in full. You may take the class at a later scheduled date for 50% off the ticket price (this fee goes entirely to our instructors, to compensate them in full for their time.)
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Classes are open to individuals 18+. Children are welcome to take most intro level WorcShop classes alongside a parent or legal guardian; with a signed waiver. A ticket must be purchased for each person present. No more than 2 children are allowed per adult. If you have any questions about whether a particular class will be suitable for your child please email [masked]
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, just provide your name upon arrival.

2022.12.08 Blacksmithing 101.1: Poppin' Bottles

11 Hankey St

$155.00

BLACKSMITHING 101.1: POPPIN’ BOTTLES

Come on down and forge your own bottle opener! A great gift for anyone, or just for your own home! We'll learn critical skills for furthering your abilities. Bring a bottle to test it on! All are welcome!

Minimum Enrollment: 2 / Maximum Enrollment: 6

Class Cost: WorcShop Member $137 / Non-Member $155

Ticket Sales End: 4 days prior to start date at 11:30P

For more information & links to dates & details, check out our class brochure page for this class here: https://theworcshoprochdale.com/mw19/index.php/Blacksmithing_101.1:_Poppin’_Bottles
Find dates & tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/united-states--massachusetts/blacksmithing-1011-poppin'-bottles/

#Makerspace #MakersGonnaMake #TheWorcShop #BlacksmithingClassesAtTheWorcShop #Blacksmithing1011PoppinBottles

[Image Description: A square shot of an anvil in our Blacksmith shop with a pair of tongs resting on it. It is being lit by the sun coming through the windows. The Words "Blacksmithing 101.1: Poppin’ Bottles (Forge a Bottle Opener)" are across the top, and theWorcShop.com/classes to learn more" is across the bottom.]

Students should be prepared to show up for class at least 5 minutes ahead of the scheduled class time so that they may get a quick tour of the building before class.
Requirements include: Appropriate shop attire; Nonflammable clothing, esp cotton or natural fibers; Closed-toed shoes, boots preferred; Hair tied back, jewelry stowed; Earplugs recommended
Find all our blacksmithing classes here on our class brochure: theworcshoprochdale.com/mw19/index.php/BLACKSMITHING_CLASSES
If you want to take more than one class, consider getting a membership, as members get discounts on classes and access to the Blacksmith Shop during non-class hours! You can find more information about our memberships at TheWorcShop.com/memberships
For more information about our cancellation policy and other useful information, please visit our Wiki's FAQs: theworcshop.com/mw19/index.php/FAQs
What if my class doesn't make min enrollment?
If the class does not reach minimum enrollment, by the date specified in listing (normally 3-7 days prior to the event) it will be canceled. Students will have the option of transferring their ticket(s) to another class or receiving a refund. (Members can pay an additional 50% of the ticket price to take class privately, Non-Members can purchase a second ticket.)
Please provide us with BOTH a contact number & email to ensure you are properly notified of course changes.
What's the refund policy?
Please provide us with BOTH a contact number and email to ensure you are properly notified of course changes. If you cannot make it to class and request a refund no later than 14 days prior, you will be refunded your entire ticket price. If you request a refund, 3 - 13 days prior to class & your seat is filled by another student you will be refunded 90% of your ticket price. If the seat remains vacant you will only be refunded 50% of your ticket price. If you request a refund less than 3 days prior to the event The WorcShop reserves the right to retain the ticket price in full. If you do not attend, for any reason, The WorcShop retains the ticket price in full. You may take the class at a later scheduled date for 50% off the ticket price (this fee goes entirely to our instructors, to compensate them in full for their time.)
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Classes are open to individuals 18+. Children are welcome to take most intro level WorcShop classes alongside a parent or legal guardian; with a signed waiver. A ticket must be purchased for each person present. No more than 2 children are allowed per adult. If you have any questions about whether a particular class will be suitable for your child please email [masked]
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, just provide your name upon arrival.

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