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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Explore the world of lithography and printmaking using some surprising material from your kitchen, aluminum foil and soda!
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.
Investigate the art of printmaking from textiles to paper as you learn to create a unique linocut that can be reused across multiple mediums.
Make an art felt piece with wool fibers and a process known as wet felting.
Learn the basic of embroidery as you transform found objects into a new piece of art.
Explore the mechanics of puppetry as you create a custom puppet.
Botanical Field Kit
Botanical Field Kit
Explore cams, and links as you create a moving centerpiece and bring a sculpture to life.
Travel Art Journal
Create a travel sketchbook and paint pallet to take with you for impromptu art sessions.
Explore the world of paint pour art in this always popular workshop.
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.
Design a 3d art piece using layers of clear acrylic assembled to create a fun art piece worth displaying.
Chaotic Art Creation
Explore the chaotic art creation process.
Create a unique textile art piece with yarn using a process called tufting.