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Meet a Maker!

If you’ve visited the MAKESHOP on a weekend, chances are you’ve met and created with Allison! Name/ Nickname: Alison, but some of my friends and family call me Ali or Al. Favorite color: Hot pink! (And green) How long have you been working at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh? I started working in MAKESHOP in August 2012 but I’ve been helping with learning research at CMP since the end of 2011.
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Meet a Maker!

Meet our fearless leader and MAKESHOP Manager, Adam! Name: Adam Favorite color: Yellow How long have you been working at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh? August 2010 When did you know you were a maker? As a child, I would help my grandparents to cook, sew, paint, fix things up, and do little odd jobs around the house. I got a sewing machine for Christmas when I was around 11 years. My grandfather was also a ski
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Meet a Maker!

Meet Christian, the master of puns! Christian is one of our MAKESHOP Teaching Artists. Name: Christian Favorite color: Red (and black) How long have you been working at The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh? September 2011 When did you know you were a maker? I don’t think I identified myself as a “Maker” until recently. I’ve always made, tinkered, and disassembled things though. I remember
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Meet a Maker!

Rounding out the veterans of  MAKESHOP is Kevin, who has worked at the Children’s Museum for over five years. Whether you need help using a new tool, lifting something heavy, or need to hang out with someone who exudes patience, he is the guy to find! Name: Kevin Favorite color: Black How long have you worked at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: 2007 When did you know you were a Maker? 8 months ago   Who or
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Building a chair with the Board

Messy tables, goofy chairs, and lots of smiles… We held our annual Board Retreat for our Board Members and Directors of the Museum on October 24.  The MAKESHOP team challenged them to “create a place to sit” using found and recycled materials.  Everyone was split into four teams with one Teaching Artist to serve as a coach and spent thirty minutes creating four very interesting and unique places to
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Bows, a little closer.

Kevin mentioned this project and I thought I’d go into a little more depth, because I’m a nut for archery. When I was a kid I made all sorts of bows. Some out of yardsticks that snapped immediately (to my parents’ irritation) some out of sticks that did the same, and eventually more sophisticated ones out of bamboo, pvc, and metal. A few days ago Andrew came up and said he wanted to make a bow. At f
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