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MakerKids PA Day Workshop March 7, 2014 (Green Day Theme)

MakerKids

Friday, 7 March 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

MakerKids PA Day Workshop March 7, 2014 (Green Day...

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March 7 PA Day Workshop: Green Day Theme.

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Ages 8-13

Want an awesome, super-fun way to spend your March 7 PA day?

This PA Day, we'll learn how to make terrariums and about container gardening!

Tell me more about this workshop:

We'll learn how to create a terrarium using different materials and also learn how to make a container garden.

Embellish you terrarium with LED lighting or 3D printed characters to live in the terrarium!

If you know Arduino already, make a moisture sensor and automatic watering system. (Additional cost for these electronic materials: $60. Let us know by March 4th, so we can purchase the parts we need.) Email us at info@makerkids.ca

For container gardening, we'll use pebbles, sand, soil and use a container like a pick up truck to make a garden inside! We'll also have smaller buckets and you can choose to plant flower or vegetable seeds!


This workshop is great for beginners, no prior experience or skills are required! For kids who would like to get a little more advanced, our instructor can guide them in learning more advanced skils.

“At first when I came here, I had no idea how any of this electric stuff worked, and I’m just like, how I am going to be able to make this? But over time with my mistakes, I realized it gets easier and it comes to me and sometimes making a mistake actually teaches you something – why something doesn’t work.”

 

 

 

 

 

Past PA Day Activities

At our past PA Days, kids have made:

  • light up plush toys
  • 3D printed decorations or ornaments
  • light up decorations
  • superhero costumes
  • stop motion animation clips
  • and more! 
and have learned skills like: 
  • 3D design
  • 3D printing
  • soldering 
  • woodworking
  • wiring up LED lights and other electronics
  • sewing
  • filming and chroma key technique

Examples of past activities at our makerspace:

Instructor Bio

Andy Forest, Co-Executive Director (Learning), Co-Founder and Chief Instigator: Andy is a lifelong tinkerer and head of curriculum development, having overseen and taught the majority of MakerKids classes and events. He has been the Founder and Creative Director of Dimentians (a web development and marketing company) for 18 years.

FAQs

What have other kids learnt at our past programs? 

 “At first when I came here, I had no idea how any of this electric stuff worked, and I’m just like, how I am going to be able to make this? But over time with my mistakes, I realized it gets easier and it comes to me and sometimes making a mistake actually teaches you something – why something doesn’t work.”


What skill level is this program appropriate for?

No previous experience is required-just a desire to make things! Our instructors will show you how to use any tools safely, and teach you anything else you might want to know. If your child already experience with using similar tools or materials - that's great too!

What age range is this program appropriate for?

This workshop is approriate for ages 8-13. 

Do you have any safety measures in place?
Yes, we have safety procedures and training for the kids on how to use the tools safely. Our instructors are also well trained and we usually have a ratio of 1 instructor per 4 kids.  Our woodworking shop has a lock on it and kids can use it safely when adults are around to supervise. Kids also wear safety goggles when using certain tools or materials. Any sharp tools are kept well out of reach unless someone needs to use them for a particular project with adult supervision. If you have any questions about this, please contact us. 

What is your philosophy towards making?

Our philosophy is to encourage creativity and empower kids with their own ideas for projects. We encourage all kids to participate in our programs and we don't push towards certain activities based on gender or stereotype - it's up to the child what they want to explore and learn about! We also like to encourage children in making their own decisions and to learn by doing, while we act as mentors instead of doing things for them.


Do I have to purchase a ticket in advance? 

Yes. 

Does my child need to bring a lunch or snacks?

Yes.

Do I need to stay with my child during the event? 

No.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We are located at 2241 Dundas St W, about a 5 walk from Dundas West TTC subway station. The 504 King Street car also stops nearby. If you are driving, there is parking across the street at Loblaws.

Do you have other programs?

We have other programs for kids, teens and adults: www.makerkids.eventbrite.com

Where can I contact the organizer with any other questions?

You can email us at info@makerkids.ca

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When & Where


MakerKids
2241 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON M6R
Canada

Friday, 7 March 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)


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MakerKids

MakerKids is a makerspace for kids in Toronto that provides creative programs that empower children to learn new hands-on skills and make projects using electronics, 3D printing, robotics, woodworking, sewing, crafting, Minecraft, programming, and more.

We offer programs for kids, teens and adults and birthday parties for kids and for adults. We are also availble for consulting, executive training and external workshops.

Contact us at: info@makerkids.com
www.makerkids.com

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