Maker Space

Maker Space

 

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Maker Space is a learning environment where children, teens, adults and families can tinker, design and create together.

In our workshops we use real tools to make real things and re-use everyday materials in exciting ways. From woodworking and plaster casting to electronics and 3D printing, we encourage experimentation, open-ended exploration, and believe that making mistakes is a great way to learn.

Our workshops are hands-on and can get messy, so when you come to a class, don’t wear your favorite shirt!

Make Space is open to the public every weekend for our Weekend Workshops. Our workshops run Saturday and Sunday, from 1:30 –3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm.

Each month we have a different theme for our workshops and that also changes how the workshops are structured. Our longer workshops, like Woodworking or Plaster Casting, are offered in 1 1/2 hour sessions, the first starting at 1:30 pm, and the second starting at 3:30 pm. Shorter projects, like Brush Bots or Gravity Racers, are drop-in workshops, and can be attended by stopping by Maker Space with a ticket, any time between 1:30 – 3 pm or 3:30 – 5 pm.

Our current workshops are listed below.

  • Tinkering Weekend

    Tinkering-Weekend-LegoFree drop-in workshop for tinkering activities that will encourage your family to build.

  • Tinkering Weekend

    Tinkering-Weekend-LegoFree drop-in workshop for tinkering activities that will encourage your family to build.

  • Make It: Peg Pals

    Peg-PalsLearn how to make holes in wood with a drill and then how to connect different pieces together using pegs to build fun sculptures and creations.

  • Make It: Peg Pals

    Peg-PalsLearn how to make holes in wood with a drill and then how to connect different pieces together using pegs to build fun sculptures and creations.

  • Make It: Peg Pals

    Peg-PalsLearn how to make holes in wood with a drill and then how to connect different pieces together using pegs to build fun sculptures and creations.

  • Make It: Peg Pals

    Peg-PalsLearn how to make holes in wood with a drill and then how to connect different pieces together using pegs to build fun sculptures and creations.

  • Digital Paper Cutting

    digital-paper-cuttinglearn how to use simple software to create intricately cut pieces of paper that can be used to create beautiful holiday cards, paper flowers, snowflakes and more.

  • Tinkering Weekend

    circuit-blocksJoin us at this free drop-in workshop for tinkering activities that will encourage your family to build, explore and create together.

  • Making a Platform for Empowerment

    1-RZB8fxYgPqoGcOI5LAla9gNYSCI’s Director of Maker Programs, David Wells writes about youth and education in Maker Spaces.

  • Maker Space Group Workshops

    makerspace GroupWorkshops for groups in our Maker Space, a learning environment where school groups and teachers can tinker, design and create together.

  • NYSCI makerzines now available for download

    makerzines_ftdMakers are everywhere, and makerspaces can be anywhere. Download our makerzines to get inspiration.

  • Maker Blueprint

    maker_blueprint_ftdDownload the Maker Blueprint for resources and inspiration for creating maker spaces in your community.