I have been a member for a few years. It's a great place to learn new skills and apply you talents
Recently, have taken the CNC class and Laser cutting. So awesome.
I have more project ideas than time.
The teachers are great. Very good at giving you the confidence to complete your project. You also get to see what everyone else is doing and get inspired to try new stuff
The longer I hang around at Ideaworks, the more I feel like I've met some of the best people I've ever known there. There are lots of personalities, but everyone is generous with their knowledge and curious about new ideas. I'm proud to have been part of the local effort to manufacture PPE for essential workers in the spring of 2020 at Ideaworks, and now that the Shop is fully open again I'm loving getting back to learning and creating.
I have been a part of Ideaworks for over three years now, and continue to be amazed at the things that are accomplished through this organization. It is a haven for creativity and artistic expression that is made available to all level of society. Their work with education and providing vocational skill sets to our youth is an amazing asset to our community.
Love this place. I've revived my woodworking and metalworking skilz, built odd little useful things, started to learn about welding and wood lathe turning, and I'm looking forward to reviving my electronics and blacksmithing skills. Wouldn't mind building another guitar sometime, either and, of course, starting to create complex things under computer control. "Whether you want to make a sweater, or a robot," as they say, you'll find the place and the equipment to do it, and a bunch of people who thrive on making cool stuff. Your only limit is your imagination...but even better, your imagination will expand in directions you never expected.
Great place with helpful and knowledgeable people.
Fresno idea works is an amazing place to get to build your dream projects they have everything you need to build your project
Fresno IdeaWorks has enriched my life so much. Because of them and their services I can now spin fiber into yarn with confidence thanks to their Wooly Wednesday meet-up. This free program has given me knowledge that would cost a great deal if I had gone anywhere else, bought videos, or even books. Plus it gives me a chance to get out off the house and around good people with similar interests every Wednesday night.
I am now starting to branch out to their other nights like 3D Thursday. The volunteers that spend their time giving free instruction to help people use their equipment and equipment members have at home is a huge benefit to the community.
I would recommend anyone to come to this maker-space. :)
A great place to have your idea for a project come to reality. There are lots of knowledgeable members who are eager and able to help someone learn a craft or improve the skills you already have.
It's like the happiest place on earth for DIYers, crafty and artistic people and makers of all levels. You can build anything here and let your car back in the garage
A great shop, filled with great people. There is always something going on here, something to jump into and explore. Fresno if VERY lucky to have this place!
Great organization that inspires people to make themselves better by creating with their hands. Great sense of community and my favorite thing their members are the smartest people I have ever met.
A truly magical blend of talent, drive, skills, and tools. There is nobody who cant find something cool here.
Ideaworks is the 2nd best part of Fresno, with its members being 1st! You can learn so much from the classes they offer, events they host, and talking to people about the projects they bring into the shop. They'll even be offering blacksmithing soon!
My life has literally changed because of this place. I've met the most amazing people, with the biggest hearts! If you can think it, you can do make it, here at Ideaworks!
I was introduced to Ideaworks at a farmers market outreach event put on my melody boates and Claire! I can't say enough about how awesome this place is.
After months of asking me to join and run the ceramics department with me brushing it off i finally decided to join. I wish i had joined sooner. THis place has been amazing for me and to me and amazing to be apart of. Everyone is super helpful and doesnt shy away from being active and supportive of the general cause. Makers helping makers! One of the best parts of my life so far. I love the fresno ideaworks
Awesomeness oozes from this place! But, Ideaworks is not just a place... but a community of people sharing their knowledge, and inspiring others.