• 22 Nov 2019 12:14 PM | Anonymous

    Saturday 11/23/19:

    Handcrafted Wood Frame made by YOU!

    This class will have you making a wooden picture frame approximately 24"x12" frame out of poplar. Each student will receive the wooden frame and glass.

    We will use the following tools: miter saw, router table, and various hand tools to help finish the frame.

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Member Price: $45

    Non-Member Price: $60

  • 21 Nov 2019 4:56 PM | Mary Hannaford (Administrator)

    Sometimes it feels like the perfect picture frame can be impossible to find. You need on in just the right size, just the right color, and just the right style. Custom framing can be expensive, too. Often, you could end up spending more on the frame than you did on the original artwork. But the Roswell Firelabs Makerspace has a solution! Introducing the Handcrafted Wood Frame class!

    This two-part class will meet for the first time on Saturday, November 23 at 1 PM and then again on November 30 at the same time. These two-hour sessions will equip you with the woodshop training and knowledge of how to build your own custom picture frames. How? By building one yourself! Class participants will build and take home a 12-inch by 24-inch poplar frame.

    Member pricing for this class is $45, while non-members may attend for $60. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required and all participants must be 18 years of age or older. Hair should be worn up or pulled back. This class will be taking place in the woodworking area, so please be advised that all safety guidelines apply.

    Sign up quick! The spaces for this class are going fast!


  • 15 Nov 2019 11:25 AM | Anonymous

    Saturday 11/16/19:

    Scrapbooking Crop

    Been putting off getting your pages set? Get together with local scrapbook artists for a FULL DAY of nothing but scrapbooking! A Creative Memories rep will be present and there is a fridge, microwave and coffee maker on location.

    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Member Price: $10 

    Non-Member Price: $15


    Sunday 11/17/19:

    Crafternoon

    Come have some fun at Roswell Firelabs and meet and mingle with other members. Bring your own projects to work on or even something you could use some advice on.

    2:00 PM

    Members Only

  • 11 Nov 2019 8:35 AM | Anonymous

    Tuesday 11/12/19:

    Acrylic Pouring

    During this 1 hour class you will learn different pouring techniques and will be given a 12x12 canvas to make your own creation.

    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Member Price: $25

    Non-Member Price: $40

  • 8 Nov 2019 9:55 AM | Mary Hannaford (Administrator)

    Friday 11/8/19:

    Ornament Glass Etching Using Media Blasting

    Come learn how to use software to create a personalized design to cut a vinyl mask, then take your design to the blasting cabinet and etch the design into the surface of glass. This method can be used to etch almost anything made of glass: mugs, cups, pie pans, window panes, ornaments, and many other items. This class will give individuals an opportunity to walk through the process, and gain skills necessary to etch glass using tools and resources available at Roswell Firelabs. Participants will recieve two (2) round glass ornaments to take home.

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Member Price: $15

    Non-Member Price:  $30


    Saturday 11/9/19:

    Crafternoon

    Come have some fun at Roswell Firelabs and meet and mingle with other members. Bring your own projects to work on or even something you could use some advice on.

    2:00 PM

    Members Only

  • 6 Nov 2019 9:09 AM | Mary Hannaford (Administrator)


    Since the Roswell Firelabs Makerspace officially opened in May of this year, business has been booming! On average, the makerspace hosts about three to five classes on a variety of subjects every week. The woodshop and sewing programs have exploded thanks to equipment donations and member interest. More and more people are joining the makerspace all the time. The Firelabs has been fortunate to call Roswell home.

    Becoming a member isn’t the end of the road, though. It certainly can be, but it doesn’t have to be. The Roswell Firelabs is run entirely by volunteers and, as such, is always looking for those who want to get more involved. Two of the easiest ways to do that are to teach classes or become an Authorized Trainer.


    Teaching a Class

    By the very nature of being a makerspace, the Roswell Firelabs is open to any number of class topics. Teachers don’t have to be members, either! Industry professionals or hobbyists with their own set-ups are more than welcome to teach at the space. There is a certain method every class has to go through before being added to the calendar, though.

    Firstly, send an email to our events team at events@roswellfirelabs.org containing the following information:

    Date/Time of the Event

    A detailed description of the event

    Registration Fee for Members v. Non Members

    Materials Cost or Itemized Bill of Materials

    Any materials that attendees need to purchase/bring separately from the class registration

    Area Needed (Bay/Classroom/Outside, etc.)

    Recommended Age Groups

    Total Class Number


    The submission will be reviewed by the team and approved by the Roswell Firelabs Events Director. Materials will be purchased by the space based on the number of registrations received and the class will be on its way! Teaching classes is available to anyone with a skill to share, but it isn’t limited just to those wanting to share their knowledge. There are plenty of reasons to teach a class at the Firelabs.


    Why Teach a Class at the Roswell Firelabs?

    Covering Equipment Costs

    Some equipment is very pricey. The Firelabs has been fortunate enough to have several very generous donors when it comes to equipment, but that doesn’t mean just anything can be bought at the drop of a hat. If there’s an interest in equipment that the makerspace doesn’t have yet, a great way to raise funding is to offer a class on the functions of that equipment. The funds from the class, or sometimes classes, can then be put toward purchasing that piece of equipment. The best part? Once the item has been brought into the makerspace, it is available to any member trained to use it!


    Meeting New People

    One of the best ways to meet people interested in the same things you are is to offer a class on that subject. Everyone from novices to experts sign up for classes, but they’re all people who want to learn more and talk about the subject of the class. A community-driven space like the Firelabs is meant to bring people together, but that only works if people talk to one another. With a constantly growing number of members, all with their own schedule, it’s easy to miss people who just don’t happen to be at the space at the same time. Hosting a class is a great way to bring them together.


    Sharing Knowledge

    Of course, the Roswell Firelabs is always very appreciative of those who want to teach classes simply for the sake of sharing the knowledge and skills they already have. It’s exciting to watch other people learn something new or create something they never thought possible! To be able to introduce a new interest to someone is a wonderful feeling. Sharing knowledge is one of the cornerstones the entire makerspace movement is built upon.


    Equipment Training

    Classes are a great way to provide group training. Roswell Firelabs operates on a culture of peer-to-peer training and skill validation. The goal is to foster a culture of “safety first”. All members are responsible for their own safety and for complying with the requirements of this policy. This is because a lot of the equipment in the space can be very dangerous if used incorrectly.

    Members must complete a tool checklist prior to operating equipment unsupervised. The member must:

    Attend training, either individual or group

    Complete the tool checklist under supervision

    Get the checklist approved by an authorized trainer (AT)

    Hard copies of each checklist are stored behind each red book in each room. One-on-one training and tool approval must be scheduled by contacting the special interest group(SIG) owner, found on the member board.


    Becoming an Authorized Trainer

    An authorized trainer is someone who not only knows how to use the equipment in the makerspace but has completed the requirements and gained approval to train others on it as well. The Roswell Firelabs’ core purpose is to share knowledge and interests, which means there is always an opportunity to learn more and be taught. There isn’t a limit to how many ATs the Firelabs can have. In a perfect world, every member would be one! The process to become one is fairly easy as well.

    Authorized Trainers are expected to:

    Attend a Training the Trainers class session

    Indicate which SIG they desire to be an AT for (Woodshop/3D Printing/etc.)

    Partner with a mentor, usually the SIG leader, to go through the skills checklist

    Go through the training themselves

    Demonstrate to their understanding by ‘training’ their mentor


    Being an AT doesn’t mean knowing every little thing about every piece of equipment in the Firelabs. It means having a solid grasp of the basics for most of the equipment within their chosen SIG area and an understanding of the safety regulations of that equipment. The Roswell Firelabs places huge importance on member safety. The last thing anyone wants is someone getting hurt.


    For more information about teaching a class or becoming an AT, check out the Roswell Firelabs Wiki page!


  • 4 Nov 2019 9:47 AM | Mary Hannaford (Administrator)

    Friday 11/8/19:

    Ornament Glass Etching Using Media Blasting

    Come learn how to use software to create a personalized design to cut a vinyl mask, then take your design to the blasting cabinet and etch the design into the surface of glass. This method can be used to etch almost anything made of glass: mugs, cups, pie pans, window panes, ornaments, and many other items. This class will give individuals an opportunity to walk through the process, and gain skills necessary to etch glass using tools and resources available at Roswell Firelabs. Participants will recieve two (2) round glass ornaments to take home.

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Member Price: $15

    Non-Member Price:  $30


  • 25 Oct 2019 3:02 PM | Anonymous

    Friday 10/25/19:

    So you want to be a Dungeon Master? DM'ing D&D 101 - Week 4 of 4

    This is a series of classes meant to teach the basics of what it means to create and run a game in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.

    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Member Price: Free!

    Non-Member Price:  $25 (for series)


    Saturday 10/26/19:

    Scrapbooking Crop

    Been putting off getting your pages set? Get together with local scrapbook artists for a FULL DAY of nothing but scrapbooking! A Creative Memories rep will be present and there is a fridge, microwave and coffee maker on location.

    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Member Price: $10

    Non-Member Price: $15

  • 23 Oct 2019 1:42 PM | Mary Hannaford (Administrator)


    Can’t find the perfect fall or holiday wreath? Come make your own at our Custom Wreath Making class! With the ribbon and frames and burlap, making your own wreath can seem overwhelming at first, but the Roswell Firelabs makes it easy! All the materials are provided and an instruct will be present to walk you through every step. That means no stopping, rewinding, and rewatching sections of a YouTube video over and over, trying to figure out WHAT is happening.

    There are two wreath options for this class, a fall wreath and a holiday wreath. The fall wreath features festive ribbon and burlap to give a fun, rustic feeling that’s perfect for the Thanksgiving season. The holiday wreath is ribbon and colored mesh with flair. And the best part? You get to proudly display décor of your own making throughout the upcoming holiday season.

    The Custom Wreath Making class will be held on Saturday, November 9th. It’s only a two hour class, so you know these wreaths are easy to make! All participants must select which wreath to make when signing up for the class, but are more than welcome to make both if that’s what’s desired. Member pricing is just $35 per wreath and non-members can sign up for $50. This covers materials and instruction for the class, so everything is covered. All participants have to worry about is showing up and having a good time!


  • 21 Oct 2019 3:02 PM | Anonymous

    Monday 10/21/19:

    Amateur Radio Meet-Up

    Weekly gathering to discuss electronics projects and amateur radio.

    8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

    Price: Free!


    Tuesday 10/22/19

    Pumpking Painting

    Give your arms a rest with with this fun class! Every participant will receive a pumpkin to paint as they wish and take home, but don't hold yourself back to just one! Bringing your own pumpkins to add to the number is wholeheartedly encouraged. 

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Member Price: $10

    Non-Member Price: $25


    Wednesday 10/23/19

    Stained Glass for Beginners - Week 2 of 2

    Come learn the traditional copper-foil technique. We teach you how to cut, grind, and piece together beautiful stained glass. We will be providing beginner patterns for sun catchers. Supplies are included with the class.

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Member Price: $30 (for series)

    Non-Member Price: $60 (for series)


    Thursday 10/24/19

    Power Racing Series - Week 10 of 10

    A racing series dedicated to adults building kid sized cars and racing them around. This meeting is an overview of the program, rules, and looking at examples that have previously been built in the past. 

    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Member Price: Free!

    Non-Member Price: $5


    Halloween Cupcake Decorating

     A fun, light-hearted class in cupcake decorating to celebrate Halloween! You will be able to decorate two cupcakes to enjoy with the class or to take home and have later. There's no right or wrong, but you will be given tips for things like Graveyard Gummiworm Cupcakes and other spooky designs!

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Member Price: $5

    Non-Member Price: $10


    Friday 10/25/19

    So you want to be a Dungeon Master? DM'ing D&D 101 - Week 4 of 4

    This is a series of classes meant to teach the basics of what it means to create and run a game in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.

    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Member Price: Free!

    Non-Member Price:  $25 (for series)

Roswell Firelabs
1601 Holcomb Bridge Rd

Roswell, GA 30076

Roswell FireLabs is managed by Atlanta Maker Alliance, Inc., a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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  1. I am aware and understand that some activities conducted at Roswell Firelabs are inherently dangerous and involve risk of injury, death, or property damage. 
  2. I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the activities and/or facilities operated by the organization, and agree to accept all risks. 
  3. I acknowledge all training, safety, and general policies and procedures ratified by the organization, and pledge to abide by them.
  4. I acknowledge and agree to hold harmless Roswell Firelabs / Atlanta Maker Alliance, its members, officers, directors, successors, and delegates from all claims on account of personal injury, death, or property damage attributed to my participation in activities and/or facilities operated by Roswell Firelabs / Atlanta Maker Alliance.
  5. I agree to not bring any claims against the organization, and hereby release and discharge the organization from liability under any such claims.
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