Hands-on, interactive and collaborative, skill-based sessions are designed to build confidence in expressing personal creativity.
Participants have the opportunity to expand their creative skills - or learn new skills altogether - through direct interactions with professional makers, artists, craftspeople and the Amazeum team.
Maker Sessions for teens and adults explore creativity thorough hands-on experiences co-lead by Makers in Residence and the Amazeum team. Each session introduces the tools and techniques diverse creative pursuits providing the opportunity an easy entry point for exploring personal creativity in a collaborative environment. Thanks to support from the Windgate Foundation, participants receive tools and materials to continue learning at home and the cost for sessions is reduced.
Three makers took up residence at the Amazeum during the spring of 2021.
Chase Young, a sculptor, builder and tinkerer, introduced molding and casting using Cuttlefish bone and pewter. The soft bones of Cuttlefish are easy to carve to make molds for the molten pewter. Find out more about Chase and this organic method of molding and casting in this blog.
Printmaker Acadia Kandora lead sessions in creating prints from hand-drawn or computer-generated images using a traditional method of carving the image in a matrix that was inked and printed. Her session explored a traditional printing process at the foundation of modern printing processes. Discover more about Acadia and printmaking in this blog post.
Maxi Dominguez, an interdisciplinary artist, entrepreneur and community activist, explored creativity through screen printing in sessions in the workshop. One of the most versatile methods of transferring images, screen printing is used on fabric, paper and other materials.
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