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Project: Open Classes


Project: Open Classes

Description: This is likely your greatest tool to outreach.  Teach classes and get interest in the activities and skills that are involved in doing activities in the space.  At times, the barrier to entry is the need for a prospective member to learn the skills related to your activities.  Make it easy and fun to learn and be supportive and you will give them an open invitation to be involved. For more experienced members, getting deep into technical details and helping them refine their craft is also a bonus to keep people around.  Getting an age range from youth to mature is a plus.  

Gauge interest
Role who does itAnyone who has the guts to teach a class and make it happen.  Don’t be shy and remember to have fun.
DescriptionAnnounce it on your mailing list, other channels and see how many people would like to have a class.  Set up a signup list and see how many people to commit.
Estimated Time1 to 2 weeks.
Level of EffortEasy to medium.
Schedule classes
Role who does itEvent and/or Facilities Officer and/or Board

Get a good time to occupy the space.  Be sure to have good space usage etiquette and be mindful of other events or other members’ plans to use the space.  Likewise in reverse, members be sure you are not intruding on a class with an excessively large or noisy project.  Coordination, communication and understanding between everyone is key.  

Also, be sure to announce and publicize the class by the space’s channels.
Estimated Time1 week before the class starts.
Level of EffortMedium to easy depending on how cooperative and coordinated your group is.
Do it!
Role who does itThe instructor, assistants and the students!

Get set up, get ready and make it happen.  Have workstations, projectors for presentation and more.  Take lots of pictures for the photo album!

Also, be sure to clean up and reset the space when you are done.  Some classes can get pretty wild and leave a mess.  Don’t leave that hanging around.

Estimated Time1-2 days
Level of EffortMedium


Need help?


The notebook section provides a way for you to store and share information with your group members. With the book feature you can:

  • Add book pages and organize them hierarchically into different books.
  • Attach files to pages to share them with others.
  • Track changes that others have made and revert changes as necessary.
  • Archive books that are no longer of interest to the group. Archived books can be reactivated later if needed.