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Seek & Share Resources (Weaving, Part Two)

As so many makers do, we in MAKESHOP often turn to the internet for advice. YouTube has played a significant role in the growing maker movement. There, you can find everything from fascinating rope-braiding machines to Arduino tutorials. However, as I recently found, all the YouTube in the world can’t fully replicate the experience of sharing knowledge in person. Our guest makers from the Society for Creative A
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Art All Night Art-Robots

Putting the “artist” in Teaching Artist

  Although our friend and long-time facilitator, Kevin, has moved on to the world of formal education and classroom teaching, his legacy lives on both in MAKESHOP and on our blog! Check out these great photos he left for us from Art All Night, a 24-hour art show this past spring, open to anybody and everybody. Kevin and his drawbots made some beautiful art during the evening:          As a bonus, here are s
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Goodbye MAKESHOP

After eight years of working at the Museum I am finally moving on to teach at a local school in Pittsburgh. The video above does a good job of demonstrating my experience at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. I spent a lot of time having fun, trying new things and meeting new people (and sitting on the floor). I have been around since before MAKESHOP started. From it’s humble beginnings in the Garage ex
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Unfinished Projects

Recently Paul, a former educator at the Museum, came back to visit for a day. Paul moved to Boston right before MAKESHOP officially opened. He was around for the prototyping of MAKESHOP and was pivotal in its inception several years ago. At some point during his time at the Museum Paul started working on a DIY guitar. While he was visiting with me a couple of weeks ago the two of us discovered the guitar in our basem
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MAKESHOP staff goof around. Includes 2014 Maker Corps Members Crystal and Ethan, and 2013 Maker Coprs Member-turned-Teaching Artist Lauren.

LAST CALL: Maker Corps 2015 Now Accepting Applications!

  Looking for a summer job? We’re looking for Maker Corps Members to join our team, from roughly the beginning of June through the end of August. Positions are up to 40 hours/week. We’re looking for a summer-long commitment, but dates and times are somewhat flexible based on availability, so go ahead and apply even if you have to go back to school in the fall, or aren’t available on June 1! All
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Wax being spread on a Youth Maker's hands.

Youth Make Night Guest Maker: Anya Weitzman

Sometimes we’re lucky enough to have special guest makers come to share cool processes with us for our Youth Make nights, which are exclusively for older kids (10+). For our August edition of Youth Make, Anya Weitzman showed us how to make replica body parts out of chocolate through a process called life casting. A cast is a product of pouring something liquid into a mold, which is an empty space that makes a s
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