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Yakima Maker Space is proud to work with a network of instructors with a diverse array of knowledge in various forms of art and craft.  Do you have something you'd like to teach?  We are always looking for new partners to help us in our mission to COLLABORATE, EDUCATE, and CREATE.  Email info@yakimamakerspace.org and start a conversation about joining our team.  Some of your questions might be answered in our Instructor's FAQs

Amanda Ontiveros

Painting (Acrylic & Oil), Clay & Ceramics

Amanda is a self-taught painter, though she has supplemented her own learning with classes in various techniques.  She has trained for four years in ceramics and loves to work in that medium.  She also dabbles in printmaking, jewelry and other crafts.  Her work has been shown in local galleries and events around the Yakima area.  

Gayle Dormaier

Jewlery Making, Bezel soldering

Linda Hargroves

Fiber Spinning

Linda learned to spin while spending long hours caring for her mother.  To keep herself occupied, she bought a spinning wheel and some fiber and taught herself the craft, and a true love of the art took hold.  She is involved in the local and regional fiber community, teaching, giving advice, and rehabilitating neglected spinning wheels.  She also raises alpaca for fiber. 

Marie Schurk


Marie has been knitting independently for 8 years and selling her knitwear locally for 6 years.  She caught the teaching bug several years ago after participating in a knitwear demonstration for high schoolers.  Knitting is her favorite hobby and when she is not teaching, she is always looking to learn new techniques.

Myron Olsen

Bow Making, Leather and Wood-working

Myron teaches traditional bow making as well as leather working classes.


Woodshop safety, woodworking, laser engraving

Walker taught himself woodworking right here at Yakima Makerspace and wants to give back by teaching others the joy of building personal heirloom pieces out of wood. He combines modern digital tools like laser engravers with traditional joinery methods and techniques to build sturdy pieces that incorporate design elements that would be difficult to achieve without the help of digital tools.

Walker also offers woodshop safety orientations twice a week.


Members: 24/7 Access

Public Open Hours: Saturdays: 10am-2pm

See Events Calendar for Class & Workshop Times


16 S. 1st Street, Yakima WA 98901

Office: 509-571-1215

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