Maker Space

An 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.

Public workshops run Saturday and Sunday,
1:30 –3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm.

Resources for Making

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Little Makers: Recycled Robots
April 22
10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Celebrate Earth Day as you reduce, reuse and recycle. Tinker and explore fun recycled materials to transform into funky toy robots.

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Tinker It: Robot Arena Challenge
April 22
1:30 – 5:30 pm

Explore robots, movement, design thinking and creative problem-solving skills as you take part in the Robot Arena Challenge!

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Tool Thursday: Casting
April 26
2 – 5 pm

Create unique, one-of-a-kind objects by learning how to make a mold and cast in concrete.

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ASD Workshops: Flower Explorations
April 28
10:30 am – 12 pm

Use your senses to observe, tinker and learn about flowers and other natural materials.

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Maker Space is a learning environment where school groups and teachers can tinker, design and create together. Everyday materials are reused in exciting ways that encourage experimentation and collaboration to develop 21st-century skills.

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In this first contribution of Everyday Making, David Wells tells a story of some creative problem solving that he noticed recently while out in his neighborhood.
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Ever wonder what it would be like to be transported inside your own drawing? In this activity, we will explore how you can use a $5 cardboard VR viewer, a smartphone, and your artistic skills to design a customized 360-degree virtual environment.

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