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Makers Digest 02/25/19

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 25

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. More

Tuesday, February 26

Maker Open Studio - 9:00 - 11:00 am
[Located in Burlington] Work on your own maker projects. More

Handcrafted Jewellery Making Workshops - Spinner Rings - 5:30 - 9:30 pm
[Located in Newmarket] In this additional workshop of the Rings Series, you will create a Spinner Ring (also known as a Fidget Ring) that is super fun to wear More

Canvas Work Embroidery Workshop - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
In this hands on embroidery class, students will learn to make an item of canvas work. More

Atari Punk Console - 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Make your own DIY sound synthesizer! Learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console. More

Wednesday, February 27

Photoshop for Beginners Workshop - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Adobe Photoshop can be a bit intimidating for a beginner, but it doesn't have to be. In this workshop, Adobe Certified Expert Paul Kelly will show how easy it can be to touch up your photos, integrate text, make a photo collage, add cool effects, and optimize your images for online use. More

STEAM Starts with Science - 4:00 - 4:45 pm
[Located in Burlington] Explore, discover, invent and create at this workshop. More

Labyrinth Spine Binding - 6:30 - 9:30 pm
In this evening course you’ll first each make a small model to to explore the structure and then you’ll have time to make one or more larger examples. Come away your own unique album book, perfect for commemorating big life events or displaying your artwork! More

Thursday, February 28

Stamped Cuff Bracelet - 6:30 - 9:30 pm
[Located in Newmarket] Create your own stackable cuff bracelets in this fun and relaxed workshop More

Grow Without a Garden - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
This four-part series will demonstrate how to grow vegetables and herbs in containers on rooftops, balconies and other unlikely places. More

Intro to Nature Drawing - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Work at your own pace and develop your own botanical painting style in this relaxed class with experienced instructor, Leslie Staple. More

Friday, March 1

Paper Flower Workshop - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
[Located in Vaughn] It's going to be a great evening with amazing company creating a Giant Paper Flower with a centre... and learning techniques & tricks on how to make more for your paper flowers. More

Introduction to 3D Printing - 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Learn how 3D printers work and how you can print at the Toronto Public Library’s Digital Innovation Hubs. More

Saturday, March 2

Intro to Woodcarving - 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
[Located in Newmarket] Join us in this creative and hands on half day workshop, using hand tools to create a beautiful piece of art. More

Adobe Illustrator for Beginners - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adobe Certified Expert Paul Kelly will teach you how to create basic shapes, select and edit objects, perform transformations, work with type, and draw with the Pencil and Pen tools. You'll learn how Illustrator works with companion products Photoshop and InDesign, and how to set up a workflow for moving between the programs in Adobe Creative Suite. More

Zine Making Workshop - 2:00 - 5:00 pm
We’re going to be using copies of amazing archival materials that reflects Trans and BIPOC life from the past to create zines! There will also be button making. More

Intro to Calligraphy - 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
In this 2.5-hour workshop, you'll use Pointed Pens & Ink to learn how to master each pen stroke, write the upper and lower case alphabet & numbers, and connect letters to form words. More

Sunday, March 3

Embroidery Workshops - 12:00 - 4:00 pm
This is a 5 consecutive Sundays workshop experience. During the first workshop you will learn and practice some of the stitches in the Needle-Craft booklet you receive. As well you will prepare the your artwork canvas and make a layout of your artwork on paper and then transfer it onto your canvas. More

Classic Chocolate Making - 5:00 - 6:30 pm
We share with you the unique history of chocolate and chocolate making and pass the tradition onto you by teaching you how to make your own gourmet chocolate treats... roll up your sleeves, it’s time to get crafty. More

Curated by Tara Wilkins of Camp Tech

Photos donated with love from Shutterstock

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