Workshops

The MakerBus offers regular children, youth, and adult workshops open to anyone from the community. Check this page for our latest workshop updates.

upcoming Workshops:

 

Title: Learn with Your Hands After School Program

Instructors: Kim, Ryan, and special guests

Target Audience: Age 8-12

Where:The Bus Stop, 870 Dundas St

Dates: Tuesdays, starting October 11th for 8 weeks

Time: 3:30 (or after school) - 530

Cost: $250 for 8 classes, or $35 per class drop in

 

Title: Working up to Wearables

Instructors: Kim, Alexis, Leia

Target Audience: Age 10 +

Where: The Bus Stop, 870 Dundas St

Dates: TDB

Time: 1-3 pm

Cost: $150

 

Brief description of workshop:

This workshop will focus on basic sewing skills through the creation of mini projects such as t-shirt bags, cross-stitching, and working with conductive thread. Each Monday, the participants will have a take-home project, and by the end of the month they will have experienced:

  • sewing by hand and by machine

  • building a basic circuit

  • upcycling materials for re-use.

 

All materials will be provided, as well as water and a light snack. This workshop is designed to introduce participants to sewing and stitching as a precursor to Wearable Technology courses that will be offered later in the fall

 

Past workshops:

#MAKE Spring: Offered in partnership with artist Lefty Smudges, this multi-week workshop brought adult makers together to learn how to make paper from scratch, make seed-infused paper that will sprout into plants, and learn how to make hand-crafted Mother's Day cards. Check out some pictures for the class below.

MakerBus After School Program: This 8-week program offer children ages 8-10 after school classes that explored the maker movement. We built art bots, designed elaborate April Fools Day pranks, learned how to pick locks, and much more. Check out some of our favourite memories from this program in the pictures below.