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Programs & Camps

MakerPlace Workshops

Programs & Camps

MakerPlace Workshops

Tinker, hack, design, and build – the Maker movement empowers the next generation of inventors and MakerPlace gives them the tools to explore their creative ideas. MakerPlace blends together science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a space centered around creativity and endless possibility. The basis of all scientific endeavors is the cycle of curiosity, tinkering, discovery, mistakes and problem-solving. These skills are vital to our 21st century workforce as we collaborate to solve real-world problems. Workshops are designed for ages 8 and older.

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Tufting

Create a unique textile art piece with yarn using a process called tufting.

June 29th

Create a unique textile art piece with yarn using a process called tufting.

Saturday, June 29th, 1-3PM

$20 members/$35 non-member

MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.

Terracotta Decoration

Create a perfect garden addition for your lawn or garden. Take terracotta pots and paints to create something new.

July 6th

Create a perfect garden addition for your lawn or garden. Take terracotta pots and paints to create something new.

Saturday, July 6th, 10AM-12PM

$20 members/$35 non-member

MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.

UV Resin

Learn the art of turning layers of 2d paint into a 3d work of art as you create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant.

July 27th, August 3rd

Learn the art of turning layers of 2d paint into a 3d work of art as you create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant.

Saturday, July 27th, 10AM-12PM

Saturday, August 3rd, 10AM-12PM

$20 members/$35 non-member

MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.

Paint Pouring

Let’s create abstract artwork and discover the different techniques and additives used to change the viscosity and behaviors of acrylic based paint.

August 31st, September 7th

Let’s create abstract artwork and discover the different techniques and additives used to change the viscosity and behaviors of acrylic based paint.

Saturday, August 31st, 10AM-12PM

Saturday, September 7th, 10AM-12PM

$20 members/$35 non-member

MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.

Layered Paper Light Box

Create a fall decor centerpiece with layered paper and fairy lights.

September 28th, October 5th

Create a fall decor centerpiece with layered paper and fairy lights.

Saturday, September 28th, 10AM-12PM

Saturday, October 5th, 10AM-12PM

$20 members/$35 non-member

MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.

Puppetry

Explore the basics of sewing and puppetry as you create a custom puppet by hand.

October 26th, November 2nd

Explore the basics of sewing and puppetry as you create a custom puppet by hand.

Saturday, October 26th, 10AM-1PM

Saturday, November 2nd, 10AM-1PM

$20 members/$35 non-member

MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.

Stained Glass Snowflake

Design, cut, and solder your way through our stained-glass workshop as you learn the tools and techniques needed to create a unique work of art.

November 30th, December 7th

Design, cut, and solder your way through our stained-glass workshop as you learn the tools and techniques needed to create a unique work of art.

Saturday, November 30th, 10AM-1PM

Saturday, December 7th, 10AM-1PM

$20 members/$35 non-member

MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.

Lino Cut Printmaking

Explore linoleum block printing as you use real tools to carve your design and create a reusable print block.

January 25th, February 1st, 2025

Explore linoleum block printing as you use real tools to carve your design and create a reusable print block.

Saturday, January 25th, 10AM-12PM

Saturday, February 1st, 10AM-12PM

$20 members/$35 non-member

MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.

Kintsugi Suncatchers

Explore the process known as kintsugi in a unique way. Taking broken agate slices, copper tape, and a soldering iron, piece together a wonderful art piece that will bring beauty to the once broken pieces.

February 22nd, March 1st, 2025

Explore the process known as kintsugi in a unique way. Taking broken agate slices, copper tape, and a soldering iron, piece together a wonderful art piece that will bring beauty to the once broken pieces.

Saturday, February 22nd, 10AM-12PM

Saturday, March 1st, 10AM-12PM

$20 members/$35 non-member

MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.

Infinity Mirror

Assemble a Thunder over Louisville inspired interactive diorama that captures light reflections between two mirrors, creating an optical illusion that goes on as far as the eye can see.

March 29th, April 5th, 2025

Assemble a Thunder over Louisville inspired interactive diorama that captures light reflections between two mirrors, creating an optical illusion that goes on as far as the eye can see.

Saturday, March 29th, 10AM-12PM

Saturday, April 5th, 10AM-12PM

$20 members/$35 non-member

MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.

Wood Whittling

Hand carve and paint a small wood figure in this beginners wood carving workshop

April 26th, 2025

Hand carve and paint a small wood figure in this beginners wood carving workshop.

Saturday, April 26th, 10AM-1PM

$20 members/$35 non-member

MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.

Chaotic Art

Create a unique art piece through chaotic processes. Where you can only influence the final design. Investigate Pendulum painting, Scrape painting and more!

May 31st, June 7th, 2025

Create a unique art piece through chaotic processes. Where you can only influence the final design. Investigate Pendulum painting, Scrape painting and more!

Saturday, May 31st, 10AM-12PM

Saturday, June 7th, 10AM-12PM

$20 members/$35 non-member

MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.

Geometric Terrariums

Assemble a home for your succulents that is both practical and beautiful in this glasswork workshop that will expand on your skills with a soldering iron.

June 28th, 2025

Assemble a home for your succulents that is both practical and beautiful in this glasswork workshop that will expand on your skills with a soldering iron.

Saturday, June 28th, 10AM-1PM

$20 members/$35 non-member

MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.