What’s on at Maker Festival this Weekend: 3D Doodling at the Design Exchange, HackLab’s Junk Independence Day, TorontoMesh Project & more


We’re half way through our Month of Making – and the Maker Extravaganza is coming up fast – remember to register your free attendance! In the meantime, check out one of the 100+ satellite events that are happening across Toronto. No matter what you’re in to, or what you want to try next, there’s something for everyone:



Participate in making a stop motion animation movie captured for the Maker Festival!


woman working at a pottery wheel

Attend an 8-week pottery course taught by an Artist-in-Residence in the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre (starts June 25).


image of mural at newmarket's makerspace

Experience the world of making through demos and exhibitions on metal fabrication, woodworking and digital fabrication, to robotics, virtual reality and electronics. 


Mississauga Library System_Maker Mississauga- 3D Printer Certification_June28

Learn about 3D printing and how to print your own designs on the Mississauga Library’s own 3D printer!


multi coloured film strips

Attend a “photographic garden” workshop which will introduce recipes for processing negative and reversal black and white film, using plants as the main ingredients for photosensitive film processing,




Make a complicated website mobile friendly using HTML5 and CSS with Ladies Learning Code!



Learn deckle boxing, one of the oldest forms of papermaking, and make your own handmade decorative paper with multiple colours!



Learn the fundamentals of projection mapping with Resolume Arena 4 in this workshop, intended for those working with videos and projections for art installations of any size.



Join the open house for MakerKids, the first and largest MakerSpace for kids in the world, and participate in hands-on activities including a free Robotics class! 




Join Toronto Mesh for a beginner, family-friendly introduction to networks workshop, including hands-on activities!


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Learn more about 3D printing, robotics, green screen, handicraft, coding, and building by dropping in to Maker Mississauga’s free Open House!



Learn the basics of working with polymer clay, and sculpt a sleepy pal to jazz up that ol’ keyring!

Attend a Ruby workshop for beginners hosted by Girls Learning Code, which will cover essential terms in the Ruby language!


two teen boys sitting at PC computers

Youth are welcomed to attend a free, drop-in beginner coding workshop that focuses on learning to build and design a website from scratch.



Learn how to carve your own Lino block print in a 3 hour workshop with printmaker (and scientist) Ele Willoughby!


Julie Reimer Glassblowing

Come watch one of Canada’s best glass artists, Julia Reimer from Calgary, as she gives a two-day master class to Harbourfront Centre’s Artists-in-Residence. 


jeweller casting

Learn various methods of primitive casting in this one-day workshop, and use several basic jewellery techniques to turn the cast pieces into finished pendants. 


marbled paper

Discover how to marble paper in this one day workshop, learn the tips, tools and tricks to getting beautiful patterns on paper, and leave with a stack of marbled papers of your own designs. 


feltastic fashion

Attend a 3-hour traditional paper pattern making workshop and take home two patterns!


young girl with a 3D pen

Youth and their families are welcome to come and create fun designs with 3Doodler pens, building structures from a variety of materials, and enjoy candy kabobs during the Maker Festival DX Kids Day on June 26!



Learn how to use a manual setting vintage 35mm camera, shoot film, process by hand, and digitally scan in this hands-on beginner workshop!


stackable rings

Learn the basics of jewellery fabrication and make 2 sterling silver stacking rings in this 3 hour intro Stacking Ring Workshop!



Come with your e-waste, root around in other people e-waste, and walk home with new treasure all the while having some fun at HackLab’s Junk Independence Day!