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Get Certified

Category: Get Certified

Yes! In fact we recommend doing that before coming to an orientation so you can get started right away. We hold qualifications throughout the month and have orientations twice a month for membership.

If you do a qualification before becoming a member your practicum must be done in a timely manner, and joining should happen within 6 weeks of the class.

Category: Get Certified

Qualifications are to teach the proper use of the equipment including all safety parameters.  Many of them are two parts: hands on and then practicum/quizzes. The hands on and practicum are done on different days. We use videos, hands on, practicums and quizzes to insure a robust learning experience. Read our qualifications page HERE

Membership

Categories: Donations, Membership

Come on out! We love to show folks around. Other ways:

  • Donations – donate to our nonprofit Forging Nevada County Forward, equipment or funds
  • Equipment – have equipment that you don’t need but don’t want to throw away, let us know! If its something we could use we will let you know. If you want a tax donation though please donate to the nonprofit.
  • Time – volunteer for our special events, if you want to be on the list for that write to spark@thecuriousforge.org
  • Attend a workshop.
  • Tell folks about us!
Category: Membership

Rent, lights, insurance, website, equipment acquisition/maintenance/replacement, administration …

It does not cover consumables, firings, propane

Activities

Category: Activities

Lots! We run a number of youth classes throughout the year and summer camps, some of them have included Skateboard Making, Ceramics, Metal Garden Art, Flameworking, Mosaics, Painting, Assemblage, Textiles, Sand Casting and more. Get on our mailing list to be notified of these by emailing your request to: administration@curiousforge.org

We also can create a class for you! If you have at least 4 students for a particular class we’ll do our best to make it happen. Fill out this form for that: Group Interest

We are a vendor for most of the charter schools in the area as well, so charter funds could be used.

Category: Activities

Besides being able to use any area after certification, we have:

  • Skill Shares – short demonstrations of a specific skill, technique or material in any given area. Free to members
  • Workshops – members get a discount
  • Meet Your Makers – mini-workshops that could include hands on with the charge for just materials only.
  • Member Mixers and Show and Tells (show us what you’re making!)
  • A chance to help in our booth at street fairs etc. and other opportunities to volunteer

workshops

Category: workshops
  • Class Cancellations & Refunds
      • To cancel your class attendance, please contact us as soon as possible and not less than 7 days before the class: contact us
      • All class purchases are final.  If you are unable to attend, cancel at least 7 days before the class. There is no refund available if you do not call prior to 7 days before the start of the class.
      • If for any reason The Curious Forge cancels the class, the instructor can’t make it, or required materials don’t arrive in time you will be gladly offered a class credit or refund.
      • The Curious Forge reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. Students enrolled in a class which is canceled will be notified by phone or email if a valid phone or email address has been provided.

        Students enrolled in a canceled class will be offered a refund or an account credit that may be applied toward registration for any other class.
        Classes with fewer than stated minimum signups may be cancelled by The Curious Forge.

  • Tardies & Missed Classes
    • Please arrive early, If you arrive more than 5 minutes late for a class, you may not be permitted to participate, and your class fees will not be refunded.
      There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups, or deferments for missed classes. Please call us if you believe you are going to be late or miss class – 530-277-3319 or 530-446-2777.

Members agree that workshops or cert classes take precedent in the space. There may be times the area you want to work in is occupied with a workshop or cert class and will not be available. Please check with Facilitator if its possible for you to share the space and respect if that is not possible. These do not happen so often for most members to be affected. Check the website calendar if you want to be sure of using a particular area.

Donations

Categories: Donations, Membership

Come on out! We love to show folks around. Other ways:

  • Donations – donate to our nonprofit Forging Nevada County Forward, equipment or funds
  • Equipment – have equipment that you don’t need but don’t want to throw away, let us know! If its something we could use we will let you know. If you want a tax donation though please donate to the nonprofit.
  • Time – volunteer for our special events, if you want to be on the list for that write to spark@thecuriousforge.org
  • Attend a workshop.
  • Tell folks about us!

Tours

Category: Tours

We are happy to arrange a tour of the space, call us at 530-446-2777 or write us at spark@thecuriousforge.org

(scheduling a tour recommended over dropping by)

Materials and Consummables

Members agree that workshops or cert classes take precedent in the space. There may be times the area you want to work in is occupied with a workshop or cert class and will not be available. Please check with Facilitator if its possible for you to share the space and respect if that is not possible. These do not happen so often for most members to be affected. Check the website calendar if you want to be sure of using a particular area.

Joining

Category: Joining

Fill out an application after you’ve checked us out! Once we receive your application we’ll be in contact about the next New Member Orientation, find out more about membership HERE

APPLICATION

There is a 3 month minimum membership required.

A one month’s notice is required for cancellation of membership.

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Get Certified

Category: Get Certified

Yes! In fact we recommend doing that before coming to an orientation so you can get started right away. We hold qualifications throughout the month and have orientations twice a month for membership.

If you do a qualification before becoming a member your practicum must be done in a timely manner, and joining should happen within 6 weeks of the class.

Category: Get Certified

Qualifications are to teach the proper use of the equipment including all safety parameters.  Many of them are two parts: hands on and then practicum/quizzes. The hands on and practicum are done on different days. We use videos, hands on, practicums and quizzes to insure a robust learning experience. Read our qualifications page HERE

Membership

Categories: Donations, Membership

Come on out! We love to show folks around. Other ways:

  • Donations – donate to our nonprofit Forging Nevada County Forward, equipment or funds
  • Equipment – have equipment that you don’t need but don’t want to throw away, let us know! If its something we could use we will let you know. If you want a tax donation though please donate to the nonprofit.
  • Time – volunteer for our special events, if you want to be on the list for that write to spark@thecuriousforge.org
  • Attend a workshop.
  • Tell folks about us!
Category: Membership

Rent, lights, insurance, website, equipment acquisition/maintenance/replacement, administration …

It does not cover consumables, firings, propane

Activities

Category: Activities

Lots! We run a number of youth classes throughout the year and summer camps, some of them have included Skateboard Making, Ceramics, Metal Garden Art, Flameworking, Mosaics, Painting, Assemblage, Textiles, Sand Casting and more. Get on our mailing list to be notified of these by emailing your request to: administration@curiousforge.org

We also can create a class for you! If you have at least 4 students for a particular class we’ll do our best to make it happen. Fill out this form for that: Group Interest

We are a vendor for most of the charter schools in the area as well, so charter funds could be used.

Category: Activities

Besides being able to use any area after certification, we have:

  • Skill Shares – short demonstrations of a specific skill, technique or material in any given area. Free to members
  • Workshops – members get a discount
  • Meet Your Makers – mini-workshops that could include hands on with the charge for just materials only.
  • Member Mixers and Show and Tells (show us what you’re making!)
  • A chance to help in our booth at street fairs etc. and other opportunities to volunteer

workshops

Category: workshops
  • Class Cancellations & Refunds
      • To cancel your class attendance, please contact us as soon as possible and not less than 7 days before the class: contact us
      • All class purchases are final.  If you are unable to attend, cancel at least 7 days before the class. There is no refund available if you do not call prior to 7 days before the start of the class.
      • If for any reason The Curious Forge cancels the class, the instructor can’t make it, or required materials don’t arrive in time you will be gladly offered a class credit or refund.
      • The Curious Forge reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. Students enrolled in a class which is canceled will be notified by phone or email if a valid phone or email address has been provided.

        Students enrolled in a canceled class will be offered a refund or an account credit that may be applied toward registration for any other class.
        Classes with fewer than stated minimum signups may be cancelled by The Curious Forge.

  • Tardies & Missed Classes
    • Please arrive early, If you arrive more than 5 minutes late for a class, you may not be permitted to participate, and your class fees will not be refunded.
      There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups, or deferments for missed classes. Please call us if you believe you are going to be late or miss class – 530-277-3319 or 530-446-2777.

Members agree that workshops or cert classes take precedent in the space. There may be times the area you want to work in is occupied with a workshop or cert class and will not be available. Please check with Facilitator if its possible for you to share the space and respect if that is not possible. These do not happen so often for most members to be affected. Check the website calendar if you want to be sure of using a particular area.

Donations

Categories: Donations, Membership

Come on out! We love to show folks around. Other ways:

  • Donations – donate to our nonprofit Forging Nevada County Forward, equipment or funds
  • Equipment – have equipment that you don’t need but don’t want to throw away, let us know! If its something we could use we will let you know. If you want a tax donation though please donate to the nonprofit.
  • Time – volunteer for our special events, if you want to be on the list for that write to spark@thecuriousforge.org
  • Attend a workshop.
  • Tell folks about us!

Tours

Category: Tours

We are happy to arrange a tour of the space, call us at 530-446-2777 or write us at spark@thecuriousforge.org

(scheduling a tour recommended over dropping by)

Materials and Consummables

Members agree that workshops or cert classes take precedent in the space. There may be times the area you want to work in is occupied with a workshop or cert class and will not be available. Please check with Facilitator if its possible for you to share the space and respect if that is not possible. These do not happen so often for most members to be affected. Check the website calendar if you want to be sure of using a particular area.

Joining

Category: Joining

Fill out an application after you’ve checked us out! Once we receive your application we’ll be in contact about the next New Member Orientation, find out more about membership HERE

APPLICATION

There is a 3 month minimum membership required.

A one month’s notice is required for cancellation of membership.