This monthly newsletter will provide you with insights on what is happening at Altoona’s epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship, Catalyst Space.

Catalyst Shop

We have officially launched our very own online market place for makers! Catalyst Shop will features products made Catalyst Space members as well as other talented makers around the world!

Check out products such as our Catalyst Space original Catalytic Flames, and String Art Kits. The most impressive products are those made by our members such as the pottery made by Sniklefritz Studios.

Catalyst Shop is open to new vendors! You do not need to be a Catalyst Space member to create a listing although members do enjoy some additional benefits. …

Beginners Wood Burning-July 8th

The second installment of wood-burning which has returned due to popular demand. Engrave your own permanent designs and patterns in wood using a heated poker, and hang them up in your living room!

To sign up for this class please visit https://bit.ly/385NtDP

This monthly newsletter will provide you with insights on what is happening at Altoona’s epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship, Catalyst Space.

Looking Ahead

Like many other businesses, Catalyst Space is taking things one day at a time.

We had initially intended to start holding classes next month, however it looks like we might be holding off until June. With students effectively starting their summer early, we realize many parents are looking into summer program options for their kids. Catalyst Space will potentially be offering summer programs, if you are interested and would like to be notified when we have more information please fill out THIS FORM.

Pottery Wheels

One of our more popular classes has been our pottery classes where we often get requests about…

A local makerspace is stepping up to the challenge faced by our current medical system but needs your help.

We want to believe that as a nation we are prepared to meet the current challenges ahead of us with the COVID-19 epidemic. If other countries are to be a warning to us, there may be a time in the near future where the essential personal protective equipment (PPE) will be in short supply. To fill this gap, we have seen a recent surge from the maker community to manufacture PPE with on open-source, community-driven, designs.

The maker community often congregates with other makers at makerspace, a physical space with tools and resources that aid in their endeavors. Among these…

Most classes we have offered in a single month!

March 4th

Come try out your luck with this eye-catching St Patrick’s Day Craft! Learn simple tying techniques that result in a festive looking door decoration. Start with a bare wireframe and pile of assorted ribbon, then tie ribbons one at a time until the wreath starts to take shape. Once your wreath is complete give it some character with the provided hat, legs and sign.

To reserve your seat visit: http://bit.ly/398qqb4

March 9th

Catalyst Space has been one of the best-kept secrets in Altoona PA for far too long. As the areas only makerspace to serve the community it may have seemed intimidating to many at first, seeing their 3D printer selection, laser cutter or the large CNC router.

In February however, Catalyst Space is taking a slightly different approach by offering a mix of creative and arts-oriented classes. By visiting catalystspace.org/events you will find a fresh selection of classes ranging from pottery to woodworking and drawing. The reaction from the public has been overwhelmingly positive with their Wood Burning class nearly full.

February 5th

This monthly newsletter will provide you with insights on what is happening at Altoona’s epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship, Catalyst Space.

Trunk or Treat

Come see Catalyst Space at Trunk or Treat this year on October 29th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the adjoining parking lot of Chick-fil-A Altoona.

Come join us for a safe alternative to trick-or-treating. Children are invited to wear costumes and trick-or-treat while visiting decorated cars from local businesses.

To learn and mark that you will be attending visit — https://www.facebook.com/events/2277630415696017/

This monthly newsletter will provide you with insights on what is happening at Altoona’s epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship, Catalyst Space.

Catalyst Space Donation

Catalyst Space continues to grow, thanks in part to the generosity of our community. Fellow maker J.D. Gallaway was kind enough to donate a Drill and Driving set to our space after winning it through a Facebook group.

This monthly newsletter will provide you with insights on what is happening at Altoona’s epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship, Catalyst Space.

Screen Printing

We had a very successful introductory class to Screen Printing put on by the wonderful makers at Lightning Bug Gift Co.

We will postpone the advanced class originally scheduled for this Sunday to allow additional participants enough time to complete their drawings before class begins. Please stay tuned for the dates and details.

This monthly newsletter will provide you with insights on what is happening at Altoona’s epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship, Catalyst Space.

Primitive Technologies

Until now Catalyst Space has been focused on advanced manufacturing technologies such as computer numerical control (CNC), laser cutting and 3D printing.

After polling our Facebook community, we are excited to expand the selection of classes available at Catalyst Space to include pottery and screen printing! Classes on textiles are planned as well and will be launched in the near future.

Catalyst Space

Catalyst Space is an Open-Access workshop and incubator in Altoona, PA with the necessary tools and resources to inspire the next generation.

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