What’s on this week at Maker Festival: Projection Mapping, Glass Blowing, Stop Animation and more

Posted on June 19, 2016 Under Events

This week Toronto is dishing up all kinds of creative workshops to get your creative cogs turning. Everything from high tech to no tech, beginners to advanced, kids and adults. Check out the line up below, and take a look at the full list of over 100 satellite events here.

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Play Minecraft for free using Erin Meadows Library’s computers, or bring your own device and play with others!



Learn the concepts of 3D design, printing, and assembly, and then battle in teams in a 3D Printing Olympiad to win prizes! Participants must be aged 13-19.



Learn the basics of knitting, and leave with your own headband or coffee cup cozy!



Create a sun-drinker that uses solar energy with artist Peter Flemming, and celebrate the Summer Solstice!



Make and take home your own beautiful sterling silver ring band – no experience necessary!



Experiment with DIY speakers, found object resonators, and hand-wound coils in this workshop with artist Peter Flemming!


feltastic fashion


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



Use buttonhole binding to customize and make your own beautiful journal with Paperhouse Studio!


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Help create community-generated audiobooks, by reading and recording previously unrecorded literature. You are welcome to just come and listen as well!


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Learn to make cups, vases and bowls on the pottery wheel and with hand-building techniques at Harbourfront Centre!


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Get your creative juices flowing and paint, drink, and dance with awesome music at the Paintlounge Paint Party!

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


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

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. 

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

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

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!

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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!