Art Classes and Workshops

Take an art class or sign up for a workshop taught by local and regional makers and artists! Get involved in ways to explore and get your hands on new applications of traditional arts. We've partnered with local instructors to previously offer classes and workshops in stained glass, fashion design, eco-dyeing, sewing and textiles, and so much more! All sessions will take place in the Maker Labs or in the Maker Playground makerspace at the Fishers Parks HQ, 8100 E. 106th Street, in Fishers. See a full list of current offerings below for varying ages below:

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Shop Class

Laser Cutting & Engraving
5 to 8 p.m. every other Tuesday
Our Shop Class series at the Maker Playground covers safety and operational procedures of the equipment in our makers-ace! This class will teach you the basics of laser cutting and engraving. Upcoming class date

CNC Routing
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every other Thursday
Our Shop Class series at the Maker Playground covers safety and operational procedures of the equipment in our makers-ace! This class will teach you the basics of using our CNC router.

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Punch Needle Workshop

Punch Needle Workshop (2-day)

February 11 & 12 | 2 to 5 p.m. each day | Ages 12+ | $150 per person

The punch-needle technique is used to create wall hangings, purses, pillows, throw rugs, and so much more. In this two-day workshop, learn how to make your own punch-needle pillow cover or wall hanging. All materials will be provided. Registration required.

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Anime and Cosplay Workshop

Anime & Cosplay Workshop (2-day)

March 11 & 12 | 1 to 5 p.m. each day | Ages 10+ | $150 per person

Calling all anime fans! Join this workshop for a quick sewing intro with hot glue, paint, foam, and cardboard available to create your design! Local artist and maker Sewful Cheryl will touch base to learn what cosplay you want to do and discuss materials to bring.

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Spring Break Art Camp (Morning)

April 3-7 | 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. | Ages 6-14 | $209 per person

Our spring break art camp is offered in partnership with the Indianapolis Art Center and are modeled after their acclaimed summer art camps. Led by a professional, teaching artist, campers will participate in a variety of art activities - including painting, drawing, and sculpting - each day. The week will conclude with a student-led art show for friends and family. All materials provided. Registration required.

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Spring Break Art Camp (Afternoon)

April 3-7 | 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Ages 6-14 | $209 per person

Our spring break art camp is offered in partnership with the Indianapolis Art Center and are modeled after their acclaimed summer art camps. Led by a professional, teaching artist, campers will participate in a variety of art activities - including painting, drawing, and sculpting - each day. The week will conclude with a student-led art show for friends and family. All materials provided. Registration required.

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Intermediate Stained Glass

Intermediate Stained Glass

April 4 & 5 | 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day | Ages 12+ | $149 per person

Take the follow-up, two-day workshop to "Stained Glass for Beginners," and learn what comes next. Create your own stained glass piece in this workshop to expand upon the basic skills of beginner stained glass. Registration required.

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Sew What? Workshop

April 15 | 1 to 4 p.m. each day | Ages 12+ | $45 per person

Basic sewing machine experience needed. We will do a quick refresher on using the sewing machine. Bring your project/pattern/material and let's sew away. Instructor Sewful Cheryl will offer any guidance and sewing machines available for use.

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Eco Dye Workshops

Eco Dye Workshop (2-day)

June 10 & 11 | 1 to 4 p.m. each day | Ages 12+ | $150 per person

Learn how to dye with natural materials! You will get a chance to eco print, create a mandala from pounding flowers and leaves, and ice dye to make a throw pillow cover. Bring your own T-shirt or small item made from natural plant material (cotton, linen, hemp) to eco dye!

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Eco Dye Workshops

Eco Dye Workshop (2-day)

July 8 & 9 | 1 to 4 p.m. each day | Ages 10+ | $150 per person

Learn how to dye with natural materials! You will get a chance to eco print, create a mandala from pounding flowers and leaves, and ice dye to make a throw pillow cover. Bring your own T-shirt or small item made from natural plant material (cotton, linen, hemp) to eco dye!

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