Knit the Bridge is a local art initiative by the Fiber Arts Guild to cover an entire Pittsburgh bridge with colorful knit (or crocheted) panels. MAKESHOP has hosted a KtB drop-off box, and we’ve had several visits in the past from guest KtB knitters. Last week, KtB brought a team of high school students from a KtB school residency to run a knitting workshop for the Museum’s 6th-8th grade after-school prog
This was really cool workshop taught by one of our favorite guest makers, Sibel Deren Guler. Visitors were able to explore and learn how to create several origami projects. They were then encouraged by Deren and me to add lights and motors to their creations. This was the first time I witnessed activated origami and I loved it. These special workshops in the MAKESHOP are great. You get to learn about something ne
Adam King is a really cool maker with a really cool hobby. He experiments with special effects and creates amazing monster masks and puppets. It was so much fun to see MAKESHOP full of creepy monsters a couple of Saturdays ago. We weren’t sure if kids would get scared about it, but Adam is so inviting that almost everyone was interested in seeing his creations and even trying some of them on. He also spent
A guest maker, Adam King, who makes theatrical monster masks, visited MAKESHOP in October to sculpt one of his awesome creatures! Amazing to think that it started as a lump of clay. Here it is finished! And here are some of his friends.