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Jax Makerspace Events

Explore, collaborate and create in the Jax Makerspace! Browse our available equipment, book a reservation, and learn more about our space.

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Adobe Photoshop 2

In this class we will dig deeper into using Photoshop, as we learn about layers, masking, and selection tools. Students for this course should have taken Photoshop 1 or have a basic understanding of Photoshop. While we welcome participants from different background and skill levels, we recommend you have good keyboard and mouse skills to get the most out of this class. (Topics1) JAX Makerspace

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Collage 101

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for a tutorial on creating collages using mixed media. All supplies are provided.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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Survive To Thrive Closing Reception

We appreciate all of the artists, organizations, and individuals who contributed to this impactful exhibition. Come celebrate our current exhibit as it closes, and we eagerly await the opening of our next exhibit on November 1st at 5:30p.

There will be guest speakers, dance performances, and a hands-on screen printing demonstrations. We will announce the winner from the finalists of the Survive to Thrive Active Bystander Contest. The first place story will be read at the closing reception by its author.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 6:00pm

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Music Production with Audiotool

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to make your own beats and tracks using the free web-based software at audiotool.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

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Basic Sewing: Introduction to Sewing Machines

If you're new to using a sewing machine or need a refresher, join us in the Jax Makerspace for this basic machine skills class. In this guided class, the instructor will review basic machine skills, including threading a needle, loading a bobbin, and stitching seams. Supplies are provided.

If you'd like to book a sewing machine for independent use, please make a reservation at the link below.

(Makerspace1)

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Crafternoon: Mend Your Own Business

Do you have something that needs mending, a hem or pocket? Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the fundamentals of hand sewing, including threading a needle, knotting thread, and basic stitches. Feel free to bring your garment (no delicates, please).

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Indie Publishing 101

Interested in publishing your book? Join us in the Jax Makerspace for a behind-the-scenes look at the indie publishing process, including tips, techniques and best practices.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

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3D Printing: Basics

Come to the Jacksonville Public Library and learn the basics of this new cutting edge technology. Learn how 3D printers are used to create prototypes, print food and print one of a kind jewelry pieces. This class explains the basic concepts of how 3D printing is done.(Topics1) (Makerspace1)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Collage 101

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for a tutorial on creating collages using mixed media. All supplies are provided.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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Basic Sewing: Introduction to Sewing Machines

If you're new to using a sewing machine or need a refresher, join us in the Jax Makerspace for this basic machine skills class. In this guided class, the instructor will review basic machine skills, including threading a needle, loading a bobbin, and stitching seams. Supplies are provided.

If you'd like to book a sewing machine for independent use, please make a reservation at the link below.

(Makerspace1)

Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Survive to Thrive Book Club: The Handmaid's Tale

Facilitated by Women Writing for (a) Change, join us for a discussion of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, as we explore the difficult topic of sexual abuse and how writing can transform trauma into resilience and hope.
(Makerspace 1)

Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Board Games!

Join us in the Jax Makerspace for a biweekly friendly board game session featuring games such as those seen on Wil Wheaton’s Tabletop, supplied by your Friendly Local Game Store.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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STEAM-powered at the Jax Makerspace!

Join us in the Jax Makerspace every Wednesday for a different STEAM-powered activity, including coding, 3D modelling, circuits, and much more!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Art Walk @ Main Library: Nov 2017

HELP US CELEBRATE CULTURAL HISTORIES!

Art Exhibits, Performances and Activities
>Living History: A Cultural Mosaic (Jax Makerspace/JMS gallery)
Opening Reception from 5:30 - 8:30PM
5-6PM Steel Drum Performance
(Ortega Elementary led by Shawn Bennett)
6-6:30PM Opening Remarks
6:30PM, 7:45PM Dance Performances
>Modular House and Accompanying Short Stories with Katrina Fernandez (JMS)
>Anthony Aiuppy (Jax Makerspace; 2nd floor gallery-open until 7PM)
>What We Carried: Fragments & Memories From Iraq and Syria

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

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Digital Photography: Portraits

Learn some tips and tricks for taking better photographs of people. We will go over some lighting techniques, and tips for posing individual people and groups. All skill levels are welcome.
(Makerspace1)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Collage 101

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for a tutorial on creating collages using mixed media. All supplies are provided.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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Basic Sewing: Introduction to Sewing Machines

If you're new to using a sewing machine or need a refresher, join us in the Jax Makerspace for this basic machine skills class. In this guided class, the instructor will review basic machine skills, including threading a needle, loading a bobbin, and stitching seams. Supplies are provided.

If you'd like to book a sewing machine for independent use, please make a reservation at the link below.

(Makerspace1)

Friday, November 3, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Crafternoon: Mend Your Own Business

Do you have something that needs mending, a hem or pocket? Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the fundamentals of hand sewing, including threading a needle, knotting thread, and basic stitches. Feel free to bring your garment (no delicates, please).

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Healthy Eating

Join us in the Jax Makerspace and learn about healthy eating from a nutrition expert from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Services.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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STEAM-powered at the Jax Makerspace!

Join us in the Jax Makerspace every Wednesday for a different STEAM-powered activity, including coding, 3D modelling, circuits, and much more!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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3D Design: Tinkercad Holiday Ornaments

Design and customize your own holiday ornament using simple and free 3D design software.
(Makerspace1)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Collage 101

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for a tutorial on creating collages using mixed media. All supplies are provided.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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Basic Sewing: Introduction to Sewing Machines

If you're new to using a sewing machine or need a refresher, join us in the Jax Makerspace for this basic machine skills class. In this guided class, the instructor will review basic machine skills, including threading a needle, loading a bobbin, and stitching seams. Supplies are provided.

If you'd like to book a sewing machine for independent use, please make a reservation at the link below.

(Makerspace1)

Friday, November 10, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Embroidery 101

Learn basic embroidery stitches to create your own sampler. Supplies are provided for in-class use.
(Makerspace1)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Web Design: Basic HTML

Beginning with basic HTML, this class will show you how to begin coding your own website. We will discuss coding elements in HTML, including images and links. (Special1) JAX Makerspace

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

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STEAM-powered at the Jax Makerspace!

Join us in the Jax Makerspace every Wednesday for a different STEAM-powered activity, including coding, 3D modelling, circuits, and much more!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Collage 101

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for a tutorial on creating collages using mixed media. All supplies are provided.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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Selling Items Online

This class is an introduction to selling goods and services online via eBay, Craigslist, Etsy and Amazon Marketplace. Learn what skills are needed to sell online, how to create and manage accounts on these sites, and how to stay safe and avoid scams. To fully benefit from this course, basic mouse and keyboard skills are necessary.

(Makerspace1)

Friday, November 17, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Basic Sewing: Introduction to Sewing Machines

If you're new to using a sewing machine or need a refresher, join us in the Jax Makerspace for this basic machine skills class. In this guided class, the instructor will review basic machine skills, including threading a needle, loading a bobbin, and stitching seams. Supplies are provided.

If you'd like to book a sewing machine for independent use, please make a reservation at the link below.

(Makerspace1)

Saturday, November 18, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Crafternoon: Mend Your Own Business

Do you have something that needs mending, a hem or pocket? Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the fundamentals of hand sewing, including threading a needle, knotting thread, and basic stitches. Feel free to bring your garment (no delicates, please).

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Word in Motion with SELAH

Presented by SELAH (Studio of Evangelistic Living Arts in Harmony), join us in the Jax Makerspace for a demonstration and tutorial of multi-genre, Christian-centered dances.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Web Design: CSS

We will discuss CSS style sheets and how they can improve HTML web page design and functionality. Users will understand the differences between CSS and HTML and, with practice, be able to implement both on websites. (Special1) JAX Makerspace

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

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STEAM-powered at the Jax Makerspace!

Join us in the Jax Makerspace every Wednesday for a different STEAM-powered activity, including coding, 3D modelling, circuits, and much more!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Basic Sewing: Introduction to Sewing Machines

If you're new to using a sewing machine or need a refresher, join us in the Jax Makerspace for this basic machine skills class. In this guided class, the instructor will review basic machine skills, including threading a needle, loading a bobbin, and stitching seams. Supplies are provided.

If you'd like to book a sewing machine for independent use, please make a reservation at the link below.

(Makerspace1)

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Introduction to 3D Printing Pens

A 3D printing pen is an easy-to-use and portable way to create 3D objects. Let your imagination run free! In this course we will look at 3D Printing Pens and some of the ways you could use this tool. From drawing on flat surfaces to creating in air join us in the Jax Makerspace for some creative fun. (Topics1)

Sunday, November 26, 2017 -
1:15pm to 2:45pm

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Crafternoon: Mend Your Own Business

Do you have something that needs mending, a hem or pocket? Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the fundamentals of hand sewing, including threading a needle, knotting thread, and basic stitches. Feel free to bring your garment (no delicates, please).

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Word in Motion with SELAH

Presented by SELAH (Studio of Evangelistic Living Arts in Harmony), join us in the Jax Makerspace for a demonstration and tutorial of multi-genre, Christian-centered dances.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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STEAM-powered at the Jax Makerspace!

Join us in the Jax Makerspace every Wednesday for a different STEAM-powered activity, including coding, 3D modelling, circuits, and much more!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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GIMP Digital Image Editing

Introduction to Open Source: GIMP - Digital Image Editing - In this class, we will explore the open source image editing software GIMP. Try out this free Photoshop alternative and learn how to begin editing your photos and creating original drawings, designs and more. (Topics1) Novel1 (Makerspace1)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Spin a Yarn Club

Do you knit, crochet, or use a handheld loom? Join our project-based knitting group! Have some yarn in your stash you're not using? Feel free to bring your extra yarn and exchange yarn with others. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials. Limited amounts of yarn, crochet hooks, and knitting needles will be available.

(Makerspace1)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 -
5:30pm to 6:45pm

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Collage 101

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for a tutorial on creating collages using mixed media. All supplies are provided.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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Healthy Eating

Join us in the Jax Makerspace and learn about healthy eating from a nutrition expert from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Services.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Art Walk @ Main Library: December 2017

Art Walk at the Main Library occurs on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. on the entire 1st floor. New and exciting events are featured each month including special performances, Jax Makerspace fun, and art exhibits.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Robot Derby

Come join us in the Makerspace for a fun hands on experience with Sphero robots. Can you make it through our robot obstacle course? Come and take a test drive!(Topics1)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Saturday, December 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Art Walk @ Main Library: April 2017

Art Walk at the Main Library occurs on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. on the entire 1st floor. New and exciting events are featured each month including special performances, Jax Makerspace fun, and art exhibits.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Saturday, January 6, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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