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Makers Digest 12/17/18

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 17

Natural Holistic Soap - 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
During this 3 hrs workshop you will learn how to make natural soap. We will make it the old fashioned way, by hand. Learn from an experienced soap maker, step by step, what is involved in the cold process of making natural soaps. More

Get School'd: Wild Wreath Workshop with Plantbaby Studio - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
This holiday season bring the outdoors in by making your own wild winter wreath with Jenny from plantbaby studio. Combining the natural environment with modern accents, this wild but minimalist design will bring your cozy, holiday home to life. More

Tuesday, December 18

Intro to Brush Lettering Workshop - 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Learn the basics of modern calligraphy in the Intro to Brush Lettering Workshop - taught by Toronto-based calligrapher & designer Alicia Spence. More

3D Printed Cookie Cutter Workshop - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
In this 2-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to create your own one-of-a-kind 3D printed holiday cookie cutter! No previous 3D printing experience required. More

Holiday Cheer! Crafts + Miracle on 34th Street Viewing - 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Bring your friends, family, elves and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with a Christmas classic! Miracle on 34th street (basically Elf 2.0) will keep you company while you’re completing an assortment of holiday crafts. More

Wednesday, December 19

Christmas Planter Drop-In - 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Create a one of a kind planter or wreath. More

Holiday Evergreen Greeting Cards Watercolour Painting Workshop - 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Come out and paint some evergreen trees in watercolour in a bright and non traditional colour pallet the really makes these lovely trees pop! Attendees will learn some basic techniques in watercolour that create a painterly interpretation of these beautiful trees that are so iconic in Canadian art. We will create four small paintings that we will mount to blank greeting cards for sharing at the holidays this year.  More

Intro to Python Programming for Adults - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Unfamiliar with what Code is, what it does or how it works? Come in for an introductory one hour course to learn how code works all around you from that phone in your pocket to that TV in your living room and get started coding yourself! No coding experience is necessary. More

Thursday, December 20

Arduino for Beginners - 7:30 - 9:30 pm
A-Train and Zach will show you how to get started with Arduino, the super-friendly microcontroller platform that even artists love. We’ll cover getting the software installed and going, hooking up the Arduino, and a little bit of basic programming, via explanation of the Examples. You too can cut and paste your way to a working project! More

Friday, December 21

Jewelry Making Workshop - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Design, Create and Enjoy! Our final workshop of the year will bring some bling to Queen Gallery! Come by to make a piece for yourself or your loved one. More

VR Fundays - 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Come explore the world of Virtual Reality at Downsview Library. Using the HTC VIVE VR Headset you can immerse yourself into a virtual environment. More

Saturday, December 22

Holiday Chocolate Making Workshop - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Christmas only comes once a year! Join us for our signature chocolate making workshop designed just for Christmas. During the class you will learn to make chocolates and truffles as gifts for your family and friends for the holidays. More

Holiday Fusion 360 3D Design - 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Explore Autodesk Fusion 360 and learn to make simple 3D objects and prepare them for printing. In this workshop we will Focus on Holiday and Winter themes. More

Natural Skin Care - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
During this 2 hrs workshop you will learn about the best natural ingredients that you can use in making healthy skin care products. More

Sunday, December 23

Family Gingerbread House Fun - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Do you have an aspiring baker or pastry chef in your house? These classes are perfect for little ones who love all things sweet. More

Curated by Tara Wilkins of Camp Tech

Photos donated with love from Shutterstock

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