Maker Program

Fine Arts and Fabricating in the Digital Age

Thursday, June 13, 2013 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A “Fab Lab” is a small scale shop, equipped with computer controlled tools that can turn three dimensional designs into almost anything. Come tour the Fab Lab at the Indiana School of Fine Arts McCalla Studio to learn about digital fabrication and the local Maker scene. Nicole Jacquard, Associate Professor at the Indiana University Hope School of Fine Arts, will lead the tour and provide demonstrations about various pieces of equipment and how they are used to create physical objects from digital files.

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Bangles, Baubles, and Beads - Ellettsville

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Make one-of-a-kind bracelets, earrings, or necklaces from a variety of beads and unique found objects at this simple and fun program. Please register.

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Chris Hosler

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Making Mad Speakers - Ellettsville

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Making Mad Speakers! What works best when you’re blasting out the sound? Using magnets and wire coils, experts from Bloominglabs will help us build speakers with all kinds of membranes: paper cups, plastic bowls, tin foil….you name it! Join us, and discover the best way to get your jam on!

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Chris Hosler

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E-Fashion Design

Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fashion is now being transformed by the integration of wearable technologies. Light up your wardrobe in this unique hands-on introduction to e-textiles by creating your own electronic cuff bracelet! You'll learn to use conductive thread to "sew" a circuit. No prior experience with sewing, crafting, or electronics needed.

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Sarah Bowman

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- Let's Animate

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Register each individual (completed grades 4-8) separately.

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MCPL Childrens Services
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(812) 349-3100
Presenter: 
Josh Wolf

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- Making Mad Speakers

Monday, June 10, 2013 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
What works best when you’re blasting out the sound? Using magnets and wire coils, experts from Bloominglabs will help us build speakers with all kinds of membranes: paper cups, plastic bowls, tin foil…you name it! Join us, and discover the best way to get your jam on!

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MCPL Childrens Services
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(812) 349-3100
Presenter: 
Josh Wolf

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CANCELLED - Ivy Tech Architectural Model Making Camp

Monday, July 15, 2013 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This program has been CANCELLED.

No Registration Required
Presenter: 
Steve Backs

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Teen Hackjam

Saturday, June 29, 2013 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn to (legally) "hack" the Herald-Times or any other online newspaper or webpage. Create and publish news or stories about a superhero you made during 12 Hour Comic Book Day, or you and your friends, family, team, pets--whatever you care about. Expert writers and journalists will first help you create, write, edit, and design for the Internet. Working individually or collaboratively, you will then find a newspaper or website to remix using the X-Ray Goggles tool in any web browser. No previous experience in web design is required. Please register.


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Chris Hosler

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Let's Animate - Ellettsville

Monday, June 24, 2013 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Let’s Animate! We’re going to make our own stop-motion cartoons right in the library. With the help of the mad makers of Bloominglabs, we will animate the action right in the library. We will provide the computers, cameras, and a variety of things to animate, but feel free to bring your own action figures, props, or whatever!
Grades 4-8.


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Josh Wolf

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Zine Making: What and How-To Make Your Own Zine

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zines? What?! Come find out how to make your own beautiful little book-pamphlet-zine creations in this class on self-publishing. In this empowering course attendees will be given a brief history of zines and zine making, brainstorm zine ideas and finally bring them to a tangible object over three days spread out over three weeks.

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Steve Backs
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Steve Backs

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