Workshop Schedule!

In addition to the 30+ makers who are coming out to share what they do, we are excited to be offering a host of awesome workshops this year , that give you the opportunity to actively participate in the Making process! The below workshops are included with admission, with only the kit workshops require purchasing of materials.


Drop-In Workshops: Upstairs

Screen printing – 9:30 – 12:30 & 1:30-3:30

Working on poster-sized SC flat maps, you’ll be screen printing  “Jam Bots” with AstroJammy in the Aha! Factory. You’ll discover that screen-printing is secretly your new favorite pastime!

Smoldering Solder – 9:00am – 12:00 & 1-3

What do plumbers, jewelers, electricians, DIYers, and stained glass artisans have in common? Probably a lot of things; the coolest of which- though- is the need to solder! If you’ve never tried it, come up to the Tinker Tech and learn a trade skill!

Hula Hooping with Glitterhoopz  – 9:00am – 12:00

Learn how to hula hoop dance, do fun circus tricks, and an all level guided hula hooping meditation and yoga sequence called HoopYogini!

Spun Steph: LED Hoop Performances at 10am, 11am and at Noon

Improv Workshop: 12:30pm -4:30 pm

Come join a local group of Filmmakers and Actors/Actresses as they showcase Improvisational acting skills on stage! Don’t just plan to watch, though. Johnny and his crew of Improv Artists, plan to incorporate the audience and get them making things up and doing Improv too!

Classroom Workshops : Main Floor 

(Seating Limited, First Come-First Serve)
Paper Making: Sonoco Recycling
9:30am – 10:15am

Make your own paper – incorporating recycled paper bits, flower petals, or herbs to add color and scent. Why not add wildflower seeds to make a plantable paper!

Little Bits Electronics: IT-oLogy
10:30-11:00 am
A basic introduction to Electricity and Electronics using magnetic circuit boards – allowing for  prototyping and experimentation. No programming – just snap and play!
Game Creation in Kodu: IT-oLogy:
Kodu Game Lab is a software program used to create computer games via provided 3D Models and simplified visual programming commands.
3D Printing: IT-oLogy:
12:15 -1pm
All about discovering the innovative abilities that 3D printers can accomplish. Participants will model their own 3D printable designs, which they can continue to develop and work on at home via TinkerCAD.
Kit Projects: Makerspace Charlotte
An awesome collection of kits that can be purchased and worked through in a class setting with the Makers who put them together! You get a fun experience, knowledgeable makers to assist , and a cool finished project to take home to show off your making skills!
Hot Wire Knife/ Foam Cutter: 1:15-2:00
Materials cost $10
Building a Brush-Less Motor: 2:15 – 3:00
Materials cost $10-12
Whirly Gig: 3:15-4:00
Materials cost $8
Bug Bot:4:15-5:00
Materials cost $6

 Cooking Lab Workshop

SCA Medieval Cookery: Gyngerbrede
1pm – 1:45pm

Learn about cooking in the Middle Ages and how to make one of the special treats that was made in the Noble Houses.


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