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Intro to Sewing

Philadelphia, PA
Inherited a sewing machine from your grandmother that’s currently functioning as the world’s heaviest paperweight?  Need some new bedroom curtains so you can stop giving the neighbors a show?  Don’t know where or how to be... read more
Running from Sat, May 2 2015 1:00 PM Sat, Aug 8 2015 5:00 PM
Saturday, August 8 2015 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sat, Aug 8 2015 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
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Family Maker Series

Philadelphia, PA
At The Department of Making + Doing we believe that everyone learns best when they engage their minds and their hands in a cooperative and playful environment. Summer at DM+D means experimenting, tinkering, building, and m... read more
Running from Sun, May 17 2015 1:00 PM Sun, Aug 9 2015 3:00 PM
Sunday, August 9 2015 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sun, Aug 9 2015 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
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Intro To Woodworking

Philadelphia, PA
Build confidence and gain experience and get in touch with your inner Ron Swanson. During this event we will be learning the basics of woodworking by building a simple box for your knick-knacks, jewelry, or your favorite b... read more
Running from Sat, Apr 11 2015 1:00 PM Sat, Aug 15 2015 5:00 PM
Saturday, August 15 2015 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sat, Aug 15 2015 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
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Build a Bee Box

Philadelphia, PA
Honeybees may get all the attention, but there are 4,000 species of native bees in the U.S., and they play an important role in keeping our ecosystem buzzing.  Maybe you're not ready to don the beekeeper suit just yet, but... read more

In A Pickle

Philadelphia, PA
Whether you have to much produce after a visit to the Farmer's Market or you are preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, canning is a wonderful way to preserve food. Heat, acid, sugar, and freezing are four common methods of ... read more
Running from Wed, Oct 1 2014 7:00 PM Tue, Sep 22 2015 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 22 2015 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Tue, Sep 22 2015 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
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Past Events

Intro to Japanese Calligraphy

Intro to Japanese Calligraphy

Philadelphia, PA
Shodo, or Japanese calligraphy, has been practiced for hundreds of years as an art, a meditation tool, and, of course, a method of communication. We’ll be taking, making, and modding really old school as we learn how to mix your own ink, basic brush technique, and how to further your skills at ho...
Tuesday, August 4 2015 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Secret Storage

Secret Storage

Philadelphia, PA
Work together to transform old books into secret storage. Designed for 5-8th grader and their adults, this workshop is all about collaboration. Use a variety of power tools and hand tools to build a small storage space that is conveniently disguised as a stack of  books.  No experience needed. Lo...
Sunday, August 2 2015 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Intro to Soap Making

Intro to Soap Making

Philadelphia, PA
This hands-on workshop will walk you though the steps of cold process soap making, all while teaching you the underlying chemical reactions and principles that are occurring each step of the way! In this workshop, participants will produce a half-pound of customized, scented, vegan soap that will...
Wed, Mar 11 2015 7:00 PM Wed, Jul 29 2015 9:30 PM

Intro to Unity

Intro to Unity

Philadelphia, PA
Build, explore, and share your own immersive 3D environments with Unity Game Engine. Unity is a full featured, cross-platform game engine that is used by hobbyist and professionals to create games, architectural models, teaching tools and digital art. The best part about it is it’s free! Unity i...
Wed, Jul 8 2015 7:00 PM Wed, Jul 22 2015 9:00 PM

Intro to Adobe Illustrator

Intro to Adobe Illustrator

Philadelphia, PA
Digital fabrication is changing the way things get made. Instead of spending years learning a craft, now you can take your ideas and make them a reality in minutes. All you need to know is how to "talk" to the machines that do your work. This class will explore how to use Adobe Illustrator to cre...
Tue, May 19 2015 7:00 PM Tue, Jul 14 2015 9:00 PM

Intro to Lasercut Jewelry

Intro to Lasercut Jewelry

Philadelphia, PA
This class is designed for the doer and maker at heart. Learn how to make your own lasercut jewelry from start to finish, and walk away with a set of your own. Each participant will learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create their design, and will get to see them laser cut right before your eye...
Sat, Feb 7 2015 1:00 PM Sat, Jun 27 2015 5:00 PM

Make Your Own Cutting Board

Make Your Own Cutting Board

Philadelphia, PA
ADVANCED WOODWORKING   Wood is a wonderful, wanky material, but with the right tools and knowledge you can wrangle it into straight, square boards. In this class we will learn how to use the bandsaw, jointer, planer to take rough cut lumber into the boards you've been looking for. This 2-part w...
Wed, Mar 18 2015 7:00 PM Wed, Jun 24 2015 9:30 PM

Intro to Stencil Making

Intro to Stencil Making

Philadelphia, PA
Come learn a creative technique used by artists, from Andy Warhol to Banksy! No experience necessary. Over the course of the program you will learn and experiment with designing and cutting your own stencils, spray-painting techniques, and creating your own prints, clothes, and more! Ages 12+.
Saturday, May 16 2015 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

Intro to Data Visualization

Intro to Data Visualization

Philadelphia, PA
Learn to program by writing data visualization software in Javascript. This class will introduce programming concepts and invite you to get your hands dirty visualizing your data with Data Driven Documents (d3), an open source toolkit developed for New York Times online graphics. Sample code and ...
Wednesday, April 29 2015 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Laser Cut Coasters

Laser Cut Coasters

Philadelphia, PA
The Building Heroes are excited to now offer the first of many classes on how to design, fabricate, and take home some of their best selling designs from the The Building Hero Project Etsy Store - recently featured in Fast Company! Join us on Sunday April 26th to create laser-cut coasters class l...
Sunday, April 26 2015 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

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