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Altered Book Group

MakerLab 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Altered book journaling is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a poetic and creative form. It’s a wonderful way to repurpose old books and have fun with paint, stamps, stencils, cuts, folds, watercolor resists, embroidery, blackout poetry, image transfers, and collages. This group meets monthly to
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Apple Crafts in the MakerLab

MakerLab 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Back to school and shorter days- fall is coming! Celebrate the changing of the seasons with apple inspired projects in the MakerLab! Weave an apple, use the Cricut machine to cut fabric for a simple stuffed apple sewing project and explore optical illusions with a fall agamograph. For families with children 7+. Drop-in between 10
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CANCELLED: Middle School Code Club: Randomness

MakerLab 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Meets the second Thursday of every month to explore a coding language or concept through exercises and a project. This month we will be exploring the idea of 'randomness' in code. The ability to generate a random number or letter is important for games and security. But randomness can be difficult to approximate in code.
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3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

MakerLab 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Learn how to use the MakerBot 3D printers in our MakerLab. This session will cover how to change filament, find objects to 3D print, set up your print job and troubleshoot the printers. During the class, each participant can choose a sample object to print from several preselected projects. Please note that due to limited
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Designing for 3D Printing: Trick Dice

MakerLab 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Our 3D printers can be used to transform an idea to a finished object using a 3D modelling software like OnShape, an easy-to-use, free browser-based program. At this workshop, you will get introduced to the basics of 3D modelling and navigating OnShape as we design loaded dice. Your finished project will be printed, but due
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Stitch It! Workshop: Baby Quilt 2-Part Workshop

MakerLab 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Make a keepsake quilt for an infant or young child. Multi-colored and gender-free, this quilt can be completed in two classes. You must be able to attend both the 8/21 & 8/28 class.  On the first day, sew the patchwork quilt top.  The next week, learn how to finish your quilt- bind the batting and
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3D Printer Certification: Lulzbot

MakerLab 151 Main Street, New Canaan

This training session covers how to use the MakerLab’s newest 3D printer: the Lulzbot Mini! This class is open to those who have previously attended a 3D printer certification class on the MakerBot printers as well as those new to the MakerLab. This session will cover how to change filament, find objects to 3D print,
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Medieval Manuscript Cross Stitch

MakerLab 151 Main Street, New Canaan

There is a wealth of medieval manuscripts accessible through digital libraries and archives. Learn about Rare Books & Manuscript Libraries and take some time to explore collections. You will select a favorite illuminated manuscript and translate a letter or symbol to a cross stitch pattern to work on during class. Depending on the size of
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