2019 Workshops

Workshops are 60-90 minute in-depth learning experiences. Workshops will be located in Zone 3 of the north parking lot and are free unless otherwise noted. Space is first-come, first-served.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

11:00AM: Go Zero Waste with Beeswax Wraps!

Ditch the plastic and learn to make your own custom beeswax wraps! An eco-friendly solution for food storage, beeswax wraps are versatile, natural, and easy to make. Use them to cover your leftovers or to wrap up food on-the-go. Every attendee will leave with their own small set of wraps to take home, and, even better, the knowledge of how to make more for friends and family. Makes a great gift! *Please note that this workshop involves hot wax and may not be appropriate for young children.

 

12:30PM: Tinkering with 3D Printers for Teachers and Parents
This workshop will provide teachers and parents with how to tinker with 3D printers in their classrooms and home schools. We will demonstrate how to operate 3D printers, fix/repair common technical problems, and design basic 3D models using TinkerCAD & SketchUp to teach geometry lessons. *Open to all ages.

 

2:00PM: Kitchen Lithography
Printmaking with simple supplies found in your home! Using aluminum foil and markers you draw an image which you etch with cola. Using a brayer, you roll ink on the drawing, press, and make a series of prints on regular copy paper! *Open to all ages.

 

3:30PM: Tin Etching
Add your unique mark to a steel container and learn the basics behind etching metal with chemistry! *Not recommended for children under 13.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019

11:00AM: Japanese Paper Marbling
An introduction to Suminagashi, the Japanese art of Paper Marbling. Learn how to float ink and marble paper with the traditional Japanese method in just a few easy steps with this hands-on workshop. *Open to all ages.

 

12:30PM: What Do You Want on Your Tombstone
In this workshop, you will create your own realistic Halloween prop tombstone out of Styrofoam.  Along the way, you will learn some of the techniques employed in prop creation. For this workshop, you need to comfortable working with a sharp knife and be prepared to get some paint on your hands and maybe your clothes. *Open to all ages.

 

2:00PM: MeCards
The process enhances self awareness helping children access their inner lives and creative potential, tap into their internal wisdom in order to develop a sense of their unique strengths and capabilities.  This process uses images from books, magazines and photos, it utilizes imagination and intuition.  One creates a collage on an 8”x5” card.  The uses imaginative dialog with the energy represented to create a story or poem. *Open to all ages.

 

3:30PM: Tin Etching
Add your unique mark to a steel container and learn the basics behind etching metal with chemistry! *Not recommended for children under 13.