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Intro to Knitting - CANCELED

Philadelphia, PA
This Intro to Knitting class will provide you with all the knowledge you need to create beautiful knitted works of art. Learn how to cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, cast off, and blocking techniques to finish your proje... read more

Intro to Robotics w/ Everybot

Philadelphia, PA
Learn how to make a robot starting from a game controller and a pile of parts. We will reserve engineer the controller circuit, add our own motors and sensors, and finally program the controller to interact with the enviro... read more

Intro to Charcuterie: The Art of Fresh Sausages

Philadelphia, PA
If you love the juicy snap of a fresh sausage in a natural casing right off the grill this is the course for you! Have you always wanted to try your hand at making your own sausages? Working with a professional chef you wi... read more

Make Mend + Do

Philadelphia, PA
Do you donate, throw away, or neglect your clothes that need repairs? After this workshop, you won't have to do any of those things again. This class will teach basic hand sewing skills that will enable you to maintain you... read more
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Past Events

Intro to Soap Making

Intro to Soap Making

Philadelphia, PA
This hands-on workshop will walk you though the steps of hot process soap making, all while teaching you the underlying chemical reactions and principles that are occurring each step of the way! In this three hour workshop, participants will produce a half-pound of customized scented, vegan soap ...
Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

Allele Wake

Allele Wake

Philadelphia, PA
Bhob Rainey and Catherine Pancake present "Allele Wake", a multimedia installation and performance based on a private dialogue between the artists and three female physicians specializing in pediatrics and genetics research.  "Allele Wake" extracts the themes explored in this cross-discipline exc...
Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

In a Pickle: Canning for City Dwellers

In a Pickle: Canning for City Dwellers

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 preserving that are relatively easy for city dwellers.   In this pickling c...
Wednesday, June 25 2014 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

CANCELLED - Building Geodesic Domes

CANCELLED - Building Geodesic Domes

Philadelphia, PA
Learn how to design and build a modern geodesics dome! This class will learn all about the hidden truths of the geodesic dome and Bucky Fuller - the man who widely popularized them. We will touch briefly on his life, his philosophy, and his designs for a better future, which included the geodesic...
Tuesday, June 17 2014 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Intro Jointer Planer

Intro Jointer Planer

Philadelphia, PA
ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY BUY STRAIGHT WOOD.   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 fo...
Tue, May 20 2014 6:30 PM Wed, May 21 2014 8:30 PM

Intro to Wood Working

Intro to Wood Working

Philadelphia, PA
GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR INNER RON SWANSON.   Build confidence and gain experience. During this event we will be learning the basics of woodworking by building a simple box for your knick-knacks, jewelry, or your favorite bottle of… whatever. You will use the table saw, chop saw and drill press alo...
Tuesday, May 13 2014 6:45 PM 9:30 PM

Make Your Philly Mother's Day

Make Your Philly Mother's Day

Philadelphia, PA
JUST SAY "NO!" TO HALLMARK.   Another installment of MAKE YOUR PHILLY HOLIDAYS comes to The Department of Making + Doing. Bring your friends and family for an afternoon of hi-tech/low-tech card making. Use a laser cutter to make block prints, a vinyl cutter to make custom stencils or just get dir...
Saturday, May 10 2014 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

Window Farming Workshop

Window Farming Workshop

Philadelphia, PA
SPRING IS HERE!   Learn the basics of window farming, and build a simple self-standing system perfect for a city apartment window and the window farming newbie. This 3 plant system will get you started and ready to troubleshoot for larger and more extensive systems. Resources and community suppor...
Tuesday, May 6 2014 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

*CANCELLED* Intro to Lasers

*CANCELLED* Intro to Lasers

Philadelphia, PA
THE FUTURE IS NOW.   Because we live in the future we get to cut things with lasers and so can you. In this two hour class we'll show you the basic operations and safety of the lasercutter and basic operations of Adobe Illustrator, the program that runs the laser cutter. By the end of the class y...
Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Intro to Woodworking

Intro to Woodworking

Philadelphia, PA
INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING Tues. April 8th | 6:30 - 9:00pm | $49   Build confidence, 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 bottle of… ...
Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
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