Adult Programs.


Adult Programs at Every Level.

Are you a curious hobbyist looking to level up? Or a skilled maker interested in the latest tech? We’ve got four types of classes, each geared toward a specific goal, and hundreds of classes to fit your skill level and schedule. Get to know our class types and choose the class that is right for you!

Note: All adult classes are available for makers ages 16 and up. Any student under 18 must co-register with a parent or adult guardian

Interested in teaching? We’re always looking for expert makers. Send us a note at

Adult Class Types

Safety Classes

Safety classes are required to use our Textiles, Wood, Metal, and Digital Fabrication shops. They provide instruction in basic tool usage as well as a general shop orientation so you know where to find the emergency shut-offs, dust collection, and hand tools.

Skill Classes

Skill classes provide instruction in our software packages and/or advanced shop techniques.

Projects Classes

Project classes are organized around making something specific, from tote bags to pour-over coffee stands and more!

Foundation Classes

Foundation classes are 4-session introductions to a specific fabrication discipline to take you from beginner to confident maker in four successive weekends.

Making for Seniors

Open Works offers a quarterly class series for active adults over 55 on a sliding-scale basis. Choose a four week track in Laser Cutting, Wood or Sewing, and get started in a new hobby or hone up some rusty skills.

Call or email us to find out about Senior Classes.

Check out our
Pay-What-You-Can Senior Membership

Don’t see the class you are looking for? Contact us to find out about other options.

Class Policies


Arrivals 20 minutes late or more will not be admitted into class and registration is not transferable.

Appropriate & Safe Attire

To avoid accidents with machinery, please avoid wearing loose clothing, pull back hair and scarves, wear closed-toe shoes.


Open Works must have at least 3 participants enrolled in the class 48 hours prior to start date in order to run the class.

Inclement Weather

Open Works follows Baltimore City Government schedule for closures. Classes will run according to this schedule unless otherwise informed by Open Works staff.


In order to exchange or be reimbursed for class fees, it is your responsibility to notify Open Works at least 24-hours in advance of class start date.

Make it Happen at Open Works

Looking for something else? Open Works has all the tools and resources you need to bring an idea to life, learn a new skill, find a space for your new business and so much more.

Contact Us

1400 Greenmount Ave,
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 862-0424

Hours of Operation

M-F 9am to 9pm
S-Su 9am to 5pm