The Fresno Ideaworks

1755 Broadway St
Fresno CA  93721

Phone: (559) 840-8749

The Fresno Ideaworks

NOTE: Posted times may vary due to volunteers' schedules.

What began as the desire of a small number of people to have access to modern prototyping equipment has grown to be Fresno's home for the Maker Movement.

What is the "Maker Movement"? The book "Makers: The New Industrial Revolution" spells it out quite effectively. In short, manufacturing has been democratized by modern technology. The places that benefit most from this new paradigm aren't the traditional hubs of industry with their access to seaports and raw materials. They are the places where smart, creative people have something that pulls them together as a community. Places where they can collaborate on projects of ranging importance, from silly to world changing.

Fresno Ideaworks is a community center, a prototyping lab, an idea incubator, and a third space. With full traditional industrial arts shops, modern prototyping, and art spaces we provide the equipment and community needed to see virtually any idea make the leap from mind to matter.

We offer welding classes, precision machining classes, wood shop classes (art, lathing, furniture, etc.) and also free drop-ins for costuming/textiles, electronics and programming, spinning and weaving, and more to come.

Bring your ideas, we have the rest.

Our Vision
The Fresno Ideaworks community is the heart of creative change for the Educational and Economic Landscape of Central California.

Our Mission
As Central California’s heart of creative and technical communities, Fresno Ideaworks provides resources to help individuals realize projects, develop ideas, and discover their hidden potential. We serve the larger community, from education to industry, and children through retirees. The combined knowledge, skills, and abilities of our community brings each individual greater power than the collective attributes of the group.

Our Goals
1. Provide classes on a variety of creative and technical disciplines.
2. Provide a space for people to discover their hidden potential and skills.
3. Provide equipment, space, and other resources that would be otherwise unattainable for individuals or organizations.
4. Cultivate connections among Central California’s creative and technical communities.

Fresno's community workshop. Prototyping, building, designing, and building our community of makers!



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Parking: Street

Categories: Community Center, Community Organization, Landmark

Hours

Mon: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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Past Events

ArtHop at Ideaworks - MAKER MONTH Kickoff

ArtHop at Ideaworks - MAKER MONTH Kickoff
05:00 pm - 04/05/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

ArtHop is back at Ideaworks, just in time to kick off Fresno Maker Month. Come get your make on at the valley's largest makerspace and see what's in store for April...

Ideaworks Ceramic Workshop

Ideaworks Ceramic Workshop
08:00 pm - 04/03/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

Beginning pottery class with no experience needed. In this class you learnt basics of pottery and how to make your own ceramic wares. Everything made is food safe...

Ideaworks Ceramic Workshop

Ideaworks Ceramic Workshop
05:30 pm - 04/03/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

This is an introductory wheel throwing class perfect for a group of friends, family, couples or even by yourself (you will make friends in this class, I promise)....

3D Creations: Modeling for 3D Printing

3D Creations: Modeling for 3D Printing
06:00 pm - 03/28/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

Have you ever wanted to learn the art of 3D printing? You can learn at Ideaworks! The real magic in 3D printing happens when you are able to create your own designs....

Making a Marble - Beginner Flamework

Making a Marble - Beginner Flamework
10:00 am - 03/25/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

You've played with marbles your whole life but do you know how they're made? Join us for an intro to flameworking and leave with your very own marble, handmade...

Beginning Pottery Class

Beginning Pottery Class
08:00 pm - 03/06/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

Beginning pottery class with no experience needed. In this class you learnt basics of pottery and how to make your own ceramic wares. Everything made is food safe...

Fresno Ideaworks Ceramics Workshop

Fresno Ideaworks Ceramics Workshop
08:00 pm - 02/06/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

This is an introductory wheel throwing class perfect for a group of friends, family, couples or even by yourself (you will make friends in this class, I promise)....

Fresno Ideaworks Ceramics Workshop

Fresno Ideaworks Ceramics Workshop
05:30 pm - 02/06/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

This is an introductory wheel throwing class perfect for a group of friends, family, couples or even by yourself (you will make friends in this class, I promise)....

Fresno Ideaworks Ceramics Workshop

Fresno Ideaworks Ceramics Workshop
08:00 pm - 01/09/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

This is an introductory wheel throwing class perfect for a group of friends, family, couples or even by yourself (you will make friends in this class, I promise)....

Fresno Ideaworks Ceramics Workshop

Fresno Ideaworks Ceramics Workshop
05:30 pm - 01/09/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

This is an introductory wheel throwing class perfect for a group of friends, family, couples or even by yourself (you will make friends in this class, I promise)....

Metal Mondays at Ideaworks

Metal Mondays at Ideaworks
06:00 pm - 01/08/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

From welding to machining, if your focus is on metal, then Metal Mondays are for you. It’s open to the public and there are no fees for this event. All ages are...

Sawdust Sunday at Ideaworks

Sawdust Sunday at Ideaworks
01:30 pm - 01/07/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

It’s wood-shop day at Ideaworks. If you have an interest in woodworking, wood-turning on a lathe, carving, or any other means of sawdust production, join us. This...

Make a mushroom pendant - Beginner Lampwork Class

Make a mushroom pendant - Beginner Lampwork Class
12:00 pm - 01/07/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

Join us for a night of unlimited possibility, creativity, and collaboration. Our workshop is hosting an afternoon glass working session that is sure to blow your...

Make a mushroom pendant - Beginner Lampwork Class

Make a mushroom pendant - Beginner Lampwork Class
02:30 pm - 01/06/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

Join us for a night of unlimited possibility, creativity, and collaboration. Our workshop is hosting an afternoon glass working session that is sure to blow your...

Make a mushroom pendant - Beginner Lampwork Class

Make a mushroom pendant - Beginner Lampwork Class
12:00 pm - 01/06/2018

At The Fresno Ideaworks

Join us for a night of unlimited possibility, creativity, and collaboration. Our workshop is hosting an afternoon glass working session that is sure to blow your...

December ArtHop by Ideaworks

December ArtHop by Ideaworks
05:00 pm - 12/07/2017

At The Fresno Ideaworks

Ideaworks is hosting a Pop-Up space for ArtHop in December on Fulton St! Check out our specially selected vendors, artists and artisans showcasing their own work...

Santa's Workshop by Ideaworks

Santa's Workshop by Ideaworks
09:00 am - 12/02/2017

At The Fresno Ideaworks

9am-3pm: Santa’s Workshop Santa is coming to Fresno! Help him make toys with Ideaworks STEAM activities for kids and adults. Build and race your own car at our...

Fresno Ideaworks Ceramics Workshop

Fresno Ideaworks Ceramics Workshop
05:30 pm - 11/07/2017

At The Fresno Ideaworks

This is an introductory wheel throwing class perfect for a group of friends, family, couples or even by yourself (you will make friends in this class, I promise)....

Fulton St. Party & Fundraiser by Ideaworks

Fulton St. Party & Fundraiser by Ideaworks
04:00 pm - 10/21/2017

At The Fresno Ideaworks

The moment has arrived! Ideaworks got a Pop-Up Shop for the Fulton Street Grand Opening Party on Oct 21st! This is a great opportunity for you to see what we've...

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