Urban Workshop is the 3rd largest DIY workshop and makerspace in North America and we provide the highest caliber of tools and equipment for our members to use along with the instruction needed to use it safely and effectively. Whether you are completing a home project or starting a new high tech business, our friendly staff and our large community of makers is always here to support and help you.
Come by anytime for a free tour of our 18,500 square foot location at 365-A Clinton Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
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What is Urban Workshop?
Urban Workshop is a community centered, membership based DIY workshop and makerspace. It is a creative environment with supportive staff and access to tools, software and work space. You can make nearly anything! What will you make?
How does it work?
It’s simple! For a monthly or annual fee, members can use and reserve Urban Workshop’s tools once they have completed the equipment-specific basic safety classes. Our experienced staff is always available to provide personalized assistance whenever needed. Anyone can attend classes.
So please come by and take a tour of the largest and most technologically advanced makerspace in the Western USA. One of our staff will be happy to show you around. There is something here for everyone, regardless of your skill level.
What do we offer?
The Urban Workshop makerspace includes 3D printers, laser cutters, a welding shop, wood shop, machine shop, CNC mills, textiles area, vinyl cutters, plastics shop, electronics lab, auto shop, co-working space and computer lab. Members have access to advanced software including SolidWorks, Photoshop, Illustrator, and more. A huge work area with large tables, compressed air and electricity are ideal for working on projects and collaborating with others. We offer a lounge area with coffee, microwave oven, refrigerator and vending machines. Businesses, non-profits and private groups are welcome to use our premium 2,000 sqft event venue for corporate events, team building events, charity events, and special events of all types.
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Urban Workshop’s 12 Week Youth Learn and Build S.T.E.M. Program is designed to create a relaxed and pressure-free environment in which students, ages 10 to 16, learn to use a wide selection of hand and power tools with a variety of materials. Each individual class introduces participants to a new group of tools and techniques, and includes a project. Your child will build confidence and independence learning practical skills by experiencing firsthand engineering and technical problem solving. Using both traditional and high-end equipment, they will explore career opportunities that will benefit them for a lifetime.
New for Fall 2016 is our Level 3 Advanced Kids Program that will dig deeper in all areas covered so far and will add new techniques. All classes start the week of September 12, 2016 and the following days and times:
Click the links above to get started on your enrollment today as space is limited!
Charter School Parents! Did you know you can use your Charter School funds? We are registered vendors with many Charter Schools in Southern California; please see the complete list on our webpage!
These are no ordinary STEM classes, more like old school shop classes really. The kids will have fun, get dirty, use loud and obnoxious tools and make a lot saw dust, metal chips and wire scraps along the way!
Tom Miller, President of Persuasive Business Plans, will be at Urban Workshop on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., hosting a question and answer session on your most pressing business issues:
-Your business environment, industry and competitors
-Basic business functions of Marketing, Sales, Operations and Finance
-Developing standard processes, procedures and operations
This is the first in a series of seminars Tom will be presenting at Urban Workshop over the summer. Future dates and topics are:
July 14: Selling Your Story
August 11: Strategic Business Planning – Your Roadmap to Success
September 8: Color of Money – 14 Sources of Funding
Tom has a 25-year record of accomplishment helping clients tell compelling stories to attract money and people to accelerate business success. Based on Tom’s business plan, a $12- million service business obtained more than $1 million in new and restructured loans, improving cash flow by reducing monthly payments by 50%. With Tom’s help, a 25-year-old manufacturing company obtained over $15 million in new equity in a recapitalization allowing the original owners to maintain a 25% interest.
Prior to his consulting career, Tom served as an executive with several entrepreneurial firms in California and held several staff positions with a Fortune 500 firm in Illinois. In addition to his consulting practice, Tom is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at both CSUF and Concordia. Tom has an MBA from the University of Chicago, as well as undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Economics from the University of California, Irvine.
In his spare time, Tom volunteers with the Boy Scouts and his church.
This is not our average Summer Camp – more like old school shop classes! Your kids will have fun, get dirty, use loud and obnoxious tools and make a lot saw dust, metal chips and wire scraps along the way! Urban Workshop’s one-week Junior Maker summer camps will give your kids, ages 10 to 16, the hands-on experience of becoming a Maker and develop a life-long love of learning, creating, and building! Geared towards beginners, our program introduces them to a wide selection of hand tools and a wide variety of materials, all in a relaxed, pressure-free environment!
Level 1 Camp Dates:
• May 23 through 27
• June 20 through 24
• July 11 through 15
• July 25 through 29
• August 8 through 12
• August 22 through 26
Level 2 Summer Camp dates:
• June 27 through July 1
• July 18 through 22 ** SOLD OUT!**
• August 15 through 19
• August 29 through September 2
Go to our Education tab, click on Kids Summer Camp and sign up today!