mono gel printing


Gel Plate Monoprinting with Yvon Dockter and Kurt Niederhaus

Explore Gel Plate Monoprinting – Hands-on Fun!

Wednesday, September 21, 5:00 – 8:30 pm

Members and Public :  $45 + $10 materials 

No skill is necessary. 

Instant Gratification! (check out the video attached!)

We will use water-based acrylic paints to print with Gel Plates and manipulate them into interesting prints.

Minimum 4 / Maximum 8 Participants

We do our best to follow all covid safety guidelines to ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone and we follow Nevada County Guidelines.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: By purchasing you agree to our policies found here.

If this Class is Sold Out – Please complete our WAITLIST FORM to be added to our waitlist for the next class.

Curious Forge Gel Plate Mono Print Art Video

empty bowls for hospitality house


empty bowl painting







Empty Bowl Painting Night at The Curious Forge!

It’s that time of year again!  Join us and paint some bowls for the 16th Annual Hospitality House Empty Bowl Fundraiser coming up this September.

We supply the bowls, glazes, and brushes, you supply your creativity.   No experience is necessary.  (Please bring paintbrushes if you have them.)

Join the fun!  

Wednesday,  August 24, 5:00 – 8:30 pm 

Reserve your space to paint some bowls with a free ticket below.

Please arrive by 7:00 pm if you wish to paint.

Bowls will then be kiln fired and delivered to The Hospitality House for this amazing community event.  

Find out about The Empty Bowl Fundraiser here.



Woodshop Qualification class – Safety and Operation with Dave Sherr

Offered the 1st or 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Pre-registration is required, purchase your ticket below 

Maximum 3 participants per class.

Open to the public – this class teaches you how to use standard woodshop equipment safely. It is not an official or professional certification. (Equipment: Table saw, miter saw, bandsaw, panel saw, jointer, planer, drill press)

This class qualifies you to use the Forge woodshop area if you are wanting to become a Forge member. Or, the class is great for anyone wanting to learn how to appropriately and safely use woodshop equipment in their own shop.

Please plan on spending about 3.5+ hours during the first day of the qualification process.  You will then come back (list specific date/time here, *you must attend the practicum if your intention is to join the Forge, must join within 6 weeks of class) and do the practicum part of the qualification.  This is where you will show that you are proficient in using the equipment without supervision.  There are some machine manuals and videos you can access and review here on our website.  There are also some quizzes you will complete after your qualification hands-on portion.  Do not do the quizzes before the class.

Please dress appropriately for working in the high bay.

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • No loose draping clothing, ties or strings that could get caught in the machinery
  • Tie back long hair
  • Wear Safety Goggles in the High Bay

Please arrive a few minutes early.   

It is your responsibility to show up on time for your class.  You may not be able to participate if you are late.

Any questions? Please email

We do our best to follow all Nevada County covid safety guidelines to ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: By purchasing you agree to our policies found here.wood

50+ MINGLE and MAKE class – Glass Fusing Fun w/Marcy Speck

A 50+ Mingle and Make Event at The Curious Forge!  

Glass Fusing Suncatchers and Coasters with Marcy Speck

Thursday, September 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

$40 (includes $5 material fee)

Join us for our first Mingle and Make Event at The Curious Forge Arts Center.  Mingle and Make events are for adults ages 50+.  Meet new people, and make new friends, in a casual and relaxed setting as you create your own personal masterpiece. Join us every other Thursday night for drinks and creativity! Each program will feature a unique DIY project from fusing glass, forging rings, sculpting clay, and more! Tickets include instruction, a guided activity, and supplies plus a complimentary drink. No prior experience is needed.

Some activities will have limited capacity, don’t wait, get your ticket today!

In this Mingle and Make session, we’ll introduce you to the amazing world of glass fusing.  You will learn the basics of fusing glass. You’ll work to design and assemble a colorful coaster and/or a suncatcher.    Your designs will be fused overnight in the kiln and finished for pickup at The Forge.

The Curious Forge will be conducting Mingle and Make events twice each month so be sure to check out our event calendar often.

Any questions?  Please email

$40 (includes $5 material fee)

We do our best to follow all Nevada County Covid safety guidelines to ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone.

The Forge has a 7-day advance notification Cancellation/Refund Policy: You can read our cancellation policy here.

If this Event is Sold Out – Please complete our WAITLIST FORM to be notified of the next Class.