Maker Labs

Meet us in the Maker Labs classrooms at Maker Playground for hands-on instruction to learn basic craft and making skills not requiring heavy machinery or carpentry skills!

Intro to Fashion Design

5 to 7 p.m. | Ages 9-15 | $200 residents, $300 non-residents

Class dates: October 5 through November 2, November 9 through December 14

If you’re curious to find out what it takes to design your own clothes and create your signature style, this class might be what you’re looking for. Learn the basics of fashion design in this 5-week series. Classes meet once per week, and instruction will include how to transform an idea into a physical item. Each class will teach the steps needed to begin with an idea, create a plan, sketch a design, and construct a final design.

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Needle & Thread Society: Intro to Embroidery

5 to 6:30 p.m. | October 6, November 4, December 2 | Ages 13+ | $25 residents, $37.50 non-residents

The Needle & Thread Society is for any person who practices fiber art that involves a stitch, thread (or yarn) and a needle: embroidery, knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, weaving, etc. The goal of the Needle and Thread Society is to connect those of all ages and experience who enjoy fiber art, with a collection of other talented people who knit, crochet, embroider, weave, etc. Bring your current project along to socialize, or share your wealth of knowledge with other makers just getting started.

Not sure where to start? Check out our Intro to Embroidery class to purchase a kit and get started with your first project. Then join this group for a means to connect with other fiber artists in the area. FREE to join!

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Make It a Date Series

Mix up your usual date night, and Make it a Date constructing a Pinterest-worthy project with your significant other. Each date night will feature a small, hands-on project you and your partner can show off to your friends and family. No fuss directions included and an instructor to walk you through the steps to create that night’s featured project. Sign up for one or all 3 projects. All are welcome.

Custom Felt Letter Board

5 to 7 p.m. | October 23 | Ages 18+| $75 residents, $112.50 non-residents

Create your very own Felt Letter Board from scratch. It’s the most wonderful time of the year to spruce up your seasonal home décor with a custom sign!

Acrylic Signs

5 to 7 p.m. | November 20 | Ages 18+| $75 residents, $112.50 non-residents

Welcome your guests, guide them to their seats, or create a custom sign for your home with acrylic. Seen at weddings to greet guests or mark a table number, custom acrylic signs are the easiest way to showcase your sophisticated design aesthetic and show some charm to anyone who is invited for a cup of coffee or to your wedding day.

Custom Holiday Wood Décor

5 to 7 p.m. | December 18 | Ages 18+ | $75 residents, $112.50 non-residents

Create the holiday keepsake you’ll treasure for years to come. Using a wood tile, you’ll create a design to make an ornament, plaque, or coaster to treasure an anniversary year, your first child’s birth year, or a momentous occasion.

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