Sunday Call for Hours
What is Maker Academy?
A creative where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. We offer workshops for 3D printers, software, electronics, crafts and hardware supplies and tools and more.
Do I need any prior experience?
No! We offer Basic Safety Course (BSC) classes to get you up to speed quickly and safely. We also offer a variety of classes through Maker Academy to get you started.
See our junior academy and workshop classes pages for a list of our currently offered classes.
What is the difference between Junior Academy and Workshop Classes?
Do I have to be a SMARTCHOICE member to take classes?
Definitely not! Taking a class at SMARTCHOICE Maker Academy is a great way to check out our facilities. Members receives a 25% discount on all SMARTCHOICE Maker Academy classes.
What should I wear?
Long sleeves and long paints. Long hairs must be pulled back and tied up.Closed toed must be worn at all times. No jewelry of any kind is permitted in the work areas. Any additional safety equipment required for certain machines be worn when operating machinery.
Does SMARTCHOICE carry liability insurance?
Of course. We have liability insurance and we require members and anymore who takes a class at SMARTCHOICE to sign a liability release waiver. We also require members to receive safety training on machines and equipment before they can use it. We don’t want anyone to experience an injury. We always strive to build a safety-conscious culture as SMARTCHOICE.
Can I volunteer?
For volunteers that want to be involved on an as-needed basis, we are always looking for on-call people to help out on clean up days at our warehouse, working our booth at events, distributing flyers and posters on our street team, helping with fundraising, PR/marketing, graphics design, sponsorship, web stuff etc. If you are interested in this type of volunteering, please email [email protected]. Additionally, we are currently looking for more Staff Volunteers to ass to our Facilities, Operations and Educational Programming teams. This position involves a six hour a week commitment and in exchange each staff volunteer receives free membership to Smart Choice Maker Academy, 50% off classes and various other perks tailored individually to the volunteer (like business mentoring, priority access etc). if you are interested in interviewing to be part of our team, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].