Chimera

Nonprofit Community Arts & Makerspace in Sebastopol, CA.

Upcoming Classes, Events & Meetups

We host events, classes, meetups and trainings for our community on all sorts of topics on a regular basis. Events, classes and meetups are open to the public. Trainings are intended for members only so they can learn how to use our tools and equipment.

  • All classes are open to the public -- NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED TO ATTEND!

  • Students must register for classes or request cancellations/refunds 72 hours in advance. No walk-ins.

  • Children ages 8-15 are permitted in select classes with the direct supervision of a parent/guardian.

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“I was lucky enough to get a lathe for Christmas. I have always been curious about wood turning, but didn't really know the first thing about how to do it. Lucky for me, Chimera Arts is in Sebastopol where I live. I first learned about Chimera when they had an open house a few months ago. We went by with the whole family, and my wife and daughters couldn't get over how cool it was. From electronics, to woodworking, metal fabrication, to jewelry making, they have everything a maker could want! Back to the lathe....I took an introductory course that was labeled as a Pen Turning class. Ariel, the instructor was fantastic. Really nice and knowledgeable. He made the intimidating process of learning the lathe simple and fun. I learned a ton from him in the short 3 hour class and I made a pretty epic pen in the process!! I have already asked him about follow up classes on bowl making and chisel sharpening. This studio really has it all including a CNC machine, all of which members can use to create their own masterpieces. I have a little shop full of woodworking equipment and I still think that I am going to get a membership to take advantage of everything they offer. I highly recommend!”

-Rory K from Sebastopol, CA