What’s happening this week at Maker Festival

Posted on July 17, 2017 Under Uncategorized

The ✨Month of Making✨ is still going on! Curious about this week’s events? Here’s a taste:

 

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BUILD A BIKE
Learn how to build your own bike and ride it safely! Over the course of 2 weeks, participants will learn how to build a bike with the assistance of a Lead Mechanic and Peer Mechanics in the shop. All participants will complete the program and leave with their own bike, a lock, lights and a helmet.
More information here.

 

STEAMLabs: PROJECT IN PROGRESS
Project In Progress (PIP) is a humble open house social night where attendees hear from Toronto’s creative types about what’s keeping them up at night. We curate a handful of speakers to talk for 3-5 minutes each on their project. All you have to do is sit back, have a drink, and cheer them on. Projects can be anything from robots to businesses, or from artwork to events. It can be an idea, scheme, prototype, almost there, stuck, failed, abandoned… anything but finished.
Tickets here.

 

BEGINNERS POTTERY WORKSHOP
In this 3 hour workshop, each participant will learn how to make fundamental forms with clay using a slab-built method. Each person will be given 3lbs of cone 6 mid-porcelain clay, and access to tools and underglazes to build and decorate their own unique mug, espresso cup, vase or planter. One to two pieces can be made, depending on the size. Surface techniques will be explored with underglaze and carving to create beautiful AND functional pieces.
Tickets here.

 

GERMAN CASE BINDING
You’ll be supplied with beautiful, decorative papers to be used as end pages and to cover boards. Case bindings are extremely strong and durable book forms that are great for writing, sketchbooks and sharing.
All participants will leave with one 8.5 x 5.5” handmade German case binding book sample, as well as instructions to make more books at home!

 

HAPPY VASE WORKSHOP
Sculpt your own ceramic vase from our amazing low-fire clay. Then, underglaze with your choice of smile-inducing colours. The workshop runs for 90 minutes, enough time for each participant to create 1 clay vase. Materials and firing included. Don’t worry, be happy!
Tickets here.

 

WAX TO METAL WORKSHOP
This is a 5 hour, 2-part Intro Workshop. No experience necessary. In Part 1, you’ll learn how to carve your piece of jewellery out of wax using a variety of tools and techniques. Next, we’ll cast your wax piece in sterling silver at a casting house off site. In Part 2, you’ll learn how to cut, clean, polish and finish your sterling silver piece.
Tickets here.