Come to our welcome meetup

Would you like to hear more about our new Tam Makers community center for adults and youth in Mill Valley?

If so, we invite you to join our Welcome Meetup on Wednesday, June 8 at 6pm, in the wood shop at Tam High School.

During this free event, we will show you our makerspace, talk about our first maker classes and discuss your ideas for growing our maker community together.

The shop will open at 6pm, with quick tours of our wood shop, makerspace and computer lab, as well as demos of recent projects. At 7pm, we will present the Tam Makers program and host a group discussion until 8pm. We will then network informally and get to know each other, before wrapping up at 9pm.

This should be a fun evening for anyone interested in our local maker community. This first meeting is geared toward adults, but some of our high school and middle school students will show off their creations as well.

You can sign up for this free event on the site of your choice:
• on Facebook
• on Meetup.com
• on Next Door

If you prefer, you can also RSVP by email at info@tammakers.org — or just drop by.

We will meet at the Wood shop at Tam High School, 700 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA. Here are quick directions to our space: Exit Highway 101 onto East Blithedale. Turn left on Camino Alto, then right on Miller. Make a left U-turn at the first intersection, go back on Miller, turn right on Gomez, then left into Tam High. Drive slowly, take a right turn uphill and park.

We have hosted a popular adult woodworking program at Tam High for many years. We now want to expand that program with new maker activities — and are starting this summer pilot to develop it together. We would like this community project to be more than a series of classes offered by a few instructors, and we invite your active participation.

Learn more at TamMakers.org, where you can already sign up for our first classes and workshops.

You are welcome to share this invitation with your friends and neighbors.

And if you use Facebook, we invite you to ‘like’ our new Tam Makers page, where we can connect informally and stay in touch with each other.

We hope to see you soon!

Fabrice Florin

Geo Monley

Introducing Tam Makers

Tam Makers is a community of makers, teachers and students in Marin County. We build things together and offer courses, meetups and a makerspace at Tam High School in Mill Valley. To learn more, visit http://tammakers.org

Welcome to Tam Makers, our community of makers, teachers and students in Marin County.

We offer courses for adults and teens, meetups and a new makerspace at Tamalpais High School, in our state-of-the-art wood shop and computer lab.

We created this community center to serve your needs, whether you are interested in making things for yourself or supporting a makerspace for your children.

Join our meetups

Come to one of our free meetups, so we can tell you more, hear what you think and plan our next steps.

August Meetup August 24 Sign up

Our community meetups run from 6 to 9pm in our makerspace at Tam High School (see address below). Adults and teens welcome. If you missed our last meetup, here are photos and slides of this event, as well as the video of our presentation and group discussion.

Sign up for classes

This fall, we are offering a wide range of classes for adults and youth: from Arduino to laser cutting, hand tools, wood turning and how to make elegant boxes, to name but a few.

Learn more in our Classes page, where you can sign up for these classes before they fill up.

All adult classes start at 6pm. Teens can also sign up for these classes, with the help of an adult.

Visit our makerspace

All events are at Tamalpais High School, in our state-of-the-art wood shop and computer lab: 700 Miller Avenue (Room 416), Mill Valley, CA 94941. See map.

The best times to visit our makerspace are during our free meetups — next one is July 20 (see above). To get a feel for our space and community, check out the Tam Makers Photo Album.

Take our survey

We would love to hear what you think of Tam Makers, so we can better serve you.

Please take our short survey , if you haven’t already.

Your feedback means a lot to us and will help plan our next steps.

Meet our team

Organizers include: Geo Monley, Fabrice Florin, Howard Rheingold and our maker friends, with the Tam High School District’s Community Ed program.

We are developing this program to build fun maker projects with our community and learn from each other.

For more information, visit tammakers.org . To get our newsletters, subscribe to our mailing list. You can also email us at info@tammakers.org .

We hope you will join us. We invite you to share this page with friends and neighbors.

See you soon!

This post was updated on August 6, 2016 to introduce new classes and meetups.