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Katz in the MAKESHOP

Every year, the Museum hosts a team building night for the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business. The graduate students entering the program utilized the entire Museum for a wide range of events and competitions. This year, MAKESHOP was the location for boat building. Students had to work as a team to construct boats using a limited amount of materials. The boats were then taken up to our WaterPlay
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The Faire Wants You!

The Faire is looking for makers … time has almost run out! The deadline for the 2012 Call for Makers for Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire is just 1 week from today on August 15th. Learn all about it with this fun video and apply at www.pghmakerfaire.com/makers. Kid-makers are encouraged to apply and will be offered a half-day slot so you can explore and play for the rest of the Faire!
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Making MAKESHOP™

Join us and professionals from museums across the country to learn about the design, development and practice of MAKESHOP™ at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Discuss practical ways to integrate authentic and supportive making experiences for children and families into your museum. Meet and mingle with our city’s dynamic maker community, and experience Pittsburgh’s annual Mini Maker Faire! We wi
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Playtesting Grant Opportunity

Spark and The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh are offering a Playtesting Grant Program for anyone seeking to benefit from the design, engagement, research, evaluation, and resources of MAKESHOP at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Playtesting aims to expose the level of fun and enjoyment that players get out of a certain game, exercise, or project. What, how, who? Anything can be playtested, honestly. Testing can
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Community Highlight: Free Workshops!

Constructing Identity: A series of workshops in costume making Interested in costume making and  performance art? Want to be in a fashion show? Now is your chance… Sign up now to participate in a summer-long series of FREE workshops at the Pittsburgh Gay and Lesbian Center with local artist Scott Andrew.  Youth ages 13-17 are invited to participate in workshops that span art history, sewing, performance, and fa
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Video Call for Makers

The Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire just posted a Video Call for Makers! There’s only 1 week left to apply for Round I to be one of the featured makers at this year’s Faire. Check out the video and don’t miss your chance to be a maker-star at this year’s 2nd annual Faire! Learn more at www.pghmakerfaire.com.
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