Your weekly digest for all things Maker in Toronto

Makers Digest 02/05/19

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 5

Maker Open Studio - 6:00 - 8:30 pm
[Class is in Burlington] Bring your projects and ideas to the makerspace or try out some of ours. Use our laser cutter*, vinyl printer, vinyl cutter, sewing machines, sergers, cover stitcher, and embroidery machine* to make your vision come to life. Drop in any time during open studio hours. More

Handcrafted Jewellery Making Worskshops Stacking Rings - 6:00 - 9:30 pm
[Class is in Newmarket] Learn the basics of ring forming, ring blank sizing, and torch soldering. In this workshop, you'll create a set of rings that can be worn either individually or together as a stack. More

Making Art with Electronics - 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Part 1 of 2. Do you want to learn to make interactive work, sound art, electronic music, kinetic sculptures, robots, wearable technology, and more? Join us to learn the basics of simple circuits, logic gates, and electronic components, developed specifically for artists making art. More

Wednesday, February 6

Introduction to Digital Fabrication - 6:30 - 9:30 pm
[Class is in Newmarket] This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to digital fabrication. Participants will take a hands-on approach to learn the skills required to take a concept from idea to a tangible physical item. More

DIY Workshop: Make this Natural Deoderant - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Join us at our first Make This Natural Deodorant workshop, hosted by our Cosmetic Chemist, Jen Novakovich, who will introduce you to our scientific formulation, using unique natural ingredient options like Meadowfoam Oil, Broccoli Oil, Squalene, Labrador Tea and Sage Extract. More

Life Drawing Class - 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Join us for the longest running drawing class in Toronto. More

Thursday, February 7

Personalized Pierced Tag and Pendant - 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Learn the basics of piercing and sawing to design and create intricate cut-outs in sheet metal! In this workshop, you will learn about and practice the piercing and sawing technique, and then use your new skills to create your own personalized pendant, tag, or keychain. More

Intro to Adobe Lightroom CC - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Explore Lightroom CC's powerful and fun tools for editing and enhancing your photos, and learn how to set presets and profiles across all versions of the software, so you can quickly and consistently edit your photos from anywhere. More

Introduction to VR: The Basics of VR and Shooting 360 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Learn all about what VR entails and how it can be used. More

Friday, February 8

Vector Design with Ilustrator - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Learn the ins and outs of vector design using Adobe Illustrator CC, a professional design application. We will talk about the differences between vector and raster images, explore some of the beginner tools at our disposal, and then use these tools to design a small logo. More

Saturday, February 9

Sterling Silver Confetti Choker Necklace Workshop - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
In this 2 hour workshop, you will make your own sterling silver confetti choker necklace. More

Intermediate Papermaking - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
This class offers a more in depth fibre exploration. Participants will learn how to make paper with more advanced level pulps such as flax, hemp and over-beaten (finer) abaca. More

Building Soft Circuits & Sensors - 1:00 - 4:00 pm
In this introductory workshop on wearable technology, Lee Jones will teach the basics of sewing with conductive thread, how to build a circuit, and the tools and techniques you can use to start building interactive projects with soft sensors. More

Sunday, February 10

Cannoli Class - 1:30 - 3:30 pm
In this class you will learn to make these beauties from start to finish. Whatever it may be this little bit of heaven has won our hearts and after this class we can guarantee you’ll be hooked too. So don’t say we didn’t warn you More

Heart Crafted - 12:00 - 7:00 pm
A sweet pre-Valentines Pop Up Market. Shop for some beautiful, handmade presents for the ones you love. More


Curated by Tara Wilkins of Camp Tech

Photos donated with love from Shutterstock

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