Your weekly digest for hands-on creative activities in Vancouver

Makers Digest 3/23/15

We love the ever-expanding creative scene in Vancouver, especially the awesome adult/kid learning zone Collage Collage. The owner, Erin Boniferro, has nurtured a strong connection between fine arts, craft, and maker culture to form a uniquely creative space. The result is a haven for both seasoned and first-time creators to unlock their creative potential. Read on >>

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Think about your kitchen or bathroom cabinets…do you love them? If not, would you like to love them? Bring one of your cabinet doors to class along with an inspiration photo and we will show you just how easy and affordable it is to create a stunning transformation. More

No Fray Pillowcase Set - 6:30 - 9:30 pm
A pillowcase class for more advanced sewers! Our No Fray Pillowcase set works perfectly with our No Fray Duvet. French seams insure that you pillowcase will not fray and last multiple washings. More

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Movement in the Region Info Session and Artist Call Out - 6:00 pm
The year’s biggest regional issue comes face-to-face with the next theme issue of Sad Mag – Movement. Join other members of the creative community for a presentation on the Transportation and Transit Referendum by Paul Kreuger, transportation planner from the City of Vancouver. Get the deets, get the data, and ask him all your most challenging questions. Then, use the information to explore how cities grow, change, and move through a sketch, a painting, a haiku, an interpretive dance! Submit your art to Sad Mag for inclusion online. More

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Night Crafter's Club - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Dedicate your Friday night to being creative and connecting with the community! Bring a small creative project you are working on and we’ll provide the tables, chairs and snacks. More

Show + Tell - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
The Emily Carr Design Department is holding Show + Tell, our first-ever industry speaker night. Speakers and panelists include: representatives from Cause + Affect, Microsoft, Rethink Canada, HUMAN, along with Justin Alm and Andrea Husky. More

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Experimental Layers: Using Stitch + Collage to Create Dynamic Surfaces for Embroidery - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Craft Council of BC is proud to introduce fibre artist Amanda McCavour who will be offering a technique workshop to accompany the opening of her exhibition Testing, Testing 1,2,3 at the Craft Council BC Gallery. More

Our Social Fabric Sale - 10:00 - 1:00 pm
Our Social Fabric is a non-profit Vancouver group that helps recycle excess fabric from manufacturers, the movie industry, and more. Through monthly sales, we put the fabric into the hands of creators in our community. More

The Bee School Weekend Intensive - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
This is a compressed version of the 8 week Bee School. With 12 hours of instruction and hive visits spread over two days, this hands-on program will give a solid foundation in backyard and small-scale beekeeping. More

Gourmet Soap Workshop - 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Using all natural ingredients, vegetable based oils and pure essences and botanicals you will learn how to make your own handmade spa products. More

Artist Talk with K.A. Colorado 2:00 - 3:30 pm 
International artist and sculptor K.A. Colorado will talk about his artwork, ’60 Seconds in the Canadian Arctic,’ currently exhibited at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. K.A. Colorado has spent three decades working in various climatic conditions throughout the world, using ice and snow as both a medium and subject, and portraying environmental, climate, and polar concerns and significance through his art. More

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Wood 101 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Learn the fundamentals of woodworking and how to safely operate the core woodshop tools. Get practical, hands-on experience using a SawStop table saw, panel saw, sliding compound miter saw, drill press, and other power tools. Learn to make straight cuts (rip and crosscut), mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges, and drill holes. More

Royal City Farmers Market Fresh Paint Night All day
An evening of art, agriculture, wine and cheese. More


Thanks to our partnership with Sónar Festival, we are offering 20% off full access passes for Sónar and Sonar+D 2015 (the International Congress of Digital Culture and Creative Technologies). Promotional Price € 200 euros (Regular price is €250 euros). Receive your specially priced passes by emailing using The Makers Nation in the subject line before March 31st.

Curated by Denise Corcoran of Thrifty by Design

Photos donated with love from Shutterstock

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