Make

Our “Hard Space” is designed for dirty work from metal/wood working to pottery, and everything in between.

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Our “Soft Space” is designed for socializing, collaboration, entertainment, clean-work, and more.

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The patio area and soft space are the perfect mix for a relaxed environment, promoting positive energy and community spirit.

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Become a part of our community.

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The Forge
115 W. Lewis St.
Greensboro, NC 27406
(336) 252-5331

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Event Calendar

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  • Open House
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 2, 2015 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 115 W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC, United States
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  • Board Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 7, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Member Social!
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 8, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: 115 W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC 27406, USA
    Description: Come join us for a membership social. Check the events page or hangout for what the proposed food/drink will be, but expect to eat some food, have a few beers, and get to know everyone. It's an offline hangout.

    Depending on the food source we may ask for a couple bucks to cover cost.

    Starts at 7pm, ends when you go home!
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  • Vintage Jane Private Event
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 9, 2015 - 9:00 pm
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  • Patio reserved, 48 hour film fest team kickoff
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: July 10, 2015 - 8:30 pm
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  • Forge Membership Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 14, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Member Social!
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: July 15, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • CTE Summer Conference
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: July 15, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Description: Career and Technical Education Summer Conference; contact: Brian Moye
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  • Open House
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 16, 2015 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 115 W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC, United States
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  • SLAM -n- Eggs (Pitch Event)
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: July 18, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: The Forge, Greensboro's Makerspace, 115 West Lewis Street, Greensboro, NC 27406, United States
    Description: <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slam-n-eggs-pitch-event-tickets-15445195997/">Click here to Register</a>
    Present your newest business or product idea at the next SLAM-n-Eggs meeting and get open, honest and actionable feedback. Meet fellow innovators, connect with great resources and inspire champions who will help guide you to your next step…and beyond.
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  • Member Social!
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 22, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: 115 W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC 27406, USA
    Description: Come join us for a membership social. Check the events page or hangout for what the proposed food/drink will be, but expect to eat some food, have a few beers, and get to know everyone. It's an offline hangout.

    Depending on the food source we may ask for a couple bucks to cover cost.

    Starts at 7pm, ends when you go home!
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  • Industrial Sewing Class
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: July 25, 2015 - 3:00 pm
    Location: The Forge
    Description: Event link coming soon
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  • Member Social!
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: 115 W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC 27406, USA
    Description: Come join us for a membership social. Check the events page or hangout for what the proposed food/drink will be, but expect to eat some food, have a few beers, and get to know everyone. It's an offline hangout.

    Depending on the food source we may ask for a couple bucks to cover cost.

    Starts at 7pm, ends when you go home!
  • Operations Committee Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 28, 2015 - 8:00 pm
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Smash a car this July 4th!

Have you ever wanted to smash a car with a sledgehammer? This is your chance. Greensboro’s community workshop, The Forge, was given a car that would cost more to fix than it was worth. They decided to sell all the salvageable parts, then hold two events to give the public the chance to smash the car. The Car Smash is to celebrate The Forge’s first anniversary; the sale of the salvageable parts will help fund an expansion plan and highlights The Forge’s “trash to treasure” mantra. The first part of the trash-to-treasure project will be the Car Smash. The first Car Smash will be on July 4 as part of a city Independence Day celebration at 120 Barnhardt Street in Greensboro.forge smash

The second Car Smash will be July 16 during the City Market at the same location.  For just one dollar, you can hit the car with a regular hammer; for five dollars, a bat; for ten dollars, a sledge hammer. For twenty dollars, you can take a swing with the Thorminator, a “giant space-age Forged technology, specially made for this event,” according to Forge Community Developer Joel Leonard. After the car is smashed, for the Transformation phase of the Trash to Treasure project, The Forge will recruit teams of local artists to take parts from the mangled car and use Forge equipment to turn them into unique everyday items. The project will raise awareness of the importance of repurposing things instead of throwing them away. During the National Folk Festival from September 11 to 13, The Forge will exhibit a showcase of the artists’ work from this project. This is “a multi-phase process converting trash into multiple treasures,” says Leonard. “It’ll be a fun, creative way to raise money and help the community relieve stress!” The Forge is helping transform not only cars, but area skills, businesses, and our community.

Welcome Lu Xu, Artist In Residence

The Forge is pleased to welcome our first ever Artist in Residence, Lu Xu! LuXu

Lu is originally from Guiyang, Guizhou, Southwest China and began her schooling in Beijing for Public Finance at CUEB where she received a BA. Her move to the United States was prompted in 2009 after she accidentally enrolled in a sculpture class through an international program. She recently received her MFA in Studio Arts from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Lu’s work, predominantly sculpture and performance art, focuses on renewing the perception of the mundane. We are excited to host Lu through August. During this time, Lu will give an artist talk.

To see Lu’s work, check out her website: luxuartist.com

 

5/16 Sewing Class from 1-3 pm

Sewing class sign-up is live at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sewing-class-tickets-16881205139

There are only 10 slots available, so don’t wait!

Moldmaking Class, Mother’s Day Edition

Hosted By: Zhaolong

Description: This class will give participants hands-on experience in creating filled chocolates made to a custom shape with food safe silicone. This class will also teach participants how to make a two-part mold, and show the advantages and disadvantages of using a glove-mold so that participants will gain insight and wisdom into mold selection. There is a size limit on the object or object part that will be cast– it must fit within a 1″ wide cube. This class is not suitable for those with chocolate or peanut butter allergies. LAST CHANCE to catch this awesome class, it will not be offered again until 2016!

Dates: May 9, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Class Cost: This class includes a materials fee and costs $5 for members and $20 for non-members.

Restrictions: Maximum 25 persons. Children must have adult supervision.

Safety Notices: A) Peanut butter will be present. Peanut butter MAY OR MAY NOT CONTAIN PEANUTS. B) The Microwave chocolate is a hot liquid and can cause burns if instructions are not followed.C) Chocolate can cause diabetes if consumed in excess.

Safety Equipment Required: No safety equipment required

Equipment Required: None. All equipment will be provided by the event host.

Bill of Materials: If a participant would like to bring an object to cast, they may do so. The part of the object that can be molded will have to fit within a 1″ x 1″ x 1″ space. The host will provide: oil-based sulfur-free clay, clay-shaping tools, Candiquik Microwave-Melt Chocolate, peanut butter and other fillers, Equinox 38 Food Safe Silicone Putty, mold-shaping tools, mold boxes.

Register Herehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/moldmaking-class-mothers-day-edition-tickets-16711519605