Generator’s tool trainings & classes are:

  • open to the public!
  • have limited capacities (2 – 6 participants) based on the physical space where the class or training is held
  • require participants to wear face masks at all times
  • set up to allow 6 feet of physical distance
  • require health screenings and temperature checks for each participant each class session

Questions regarding Generator’s tool trainings & classes can be emailed to our Program Coordinator.

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What is the difference between classes and tool trainings?

Classes are longer, hands-on, project-based educational experiences. Participants leave with a finished item, the ability to dream up new ideas in a new medium, and the confidence to operate the equipment independently. We recommend classes for folks who have zero previous experience with the tools or equipment used in the class and want to begin growing their skillset, or for folks who simply want the fun experience of making the thing the class is making!

Tool trainings are more pointed educational sessions designed to get folks up-to-speed about the safety and basic operations of a tool or piece of equipment so that they can get to work. We recommend tool trainings for Generator members needing a tool certification, or folks who have access to similar equipment at home but need a refresher on how to use it. Participants will leave understanding how to safely operate the tools and equipment, but expertise will come from repeat use and exposure.

Please note: For some advanced classes a prerequisite is required. Classes with a prerequisite will be noted with an asterisk (*) next to the title. Please see the class description for details.