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What will you make?
SeE calendar OF EVENTS below

Maker City is a makerspace designed especially for youth ages 8+. The 1,250 sq. foot studio workshop offers a place where youth makers and families can design, invent, create and collaborate using real tools – the same materials and processes used by artists, builders, programmers and entrepreneurs.




Here's what you can do: 
Woodworking and take-apart, electronics, fiber arts, computer-generated projects, MAKING with materials to create whatever you can imagine!

Want to learn more? Check out our Maker City Frequently Asked Questions!

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RESERVE A FIELD TRIP - 4th + 5th GRADEs


Specialty Workshops

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Super Sculpture Workshop
Saturday, March 23 from 10 AM - noon

Students will learn the fundamentals of making a great sculpture and be encouraged to think inventively to use a variety of materials to create their own abstract 3D masterpiece. Pre-registration and materials fee required. Ages 8+

Members: $12 | Visitors: $15

 

Cardboard Armor Workshop
Saturday, March 30 from 10 AM - noon

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Dream of being a medieval knight or a futuristic space fighter?  This class will help you bring your fantasy to life by helping you create a stylish, yet functional suit of armor made of cardboard. Pre-registration and materials fee required. Ages 8+

Members: $12 | Visitors: $15

 

MAKER CITY BOOT CAmps

Boot camps are a great way to get started and to build your Maker City skills. You'll learn more about our specialized work zones and  we'll share information about our Master Maker Badge Program, too. Advance registration required. Free with your membership or admission fee! 

Sign up for one or all of the following: 

Laser Cutting Level II - Saturday, February 16th | 10 AM - 12 PM
Learn how the Museum’s Laser Cutter works! Students will troubleshoot Inkscape designs and transfer them to the Laser Cutter so the computer renderings can be transformed into a physical object. Prerequisite: Completion of Laser Cutting Level I (previously called 2D Design) Ages 8+

Sewing - Saturday, March 16th | 10 AM - 12 PM
Learn how to create your own unique fiber arts projects while safely using a variety of important tools of the trade. Ages 8+


 

Maker City Title Sponsor:
Bob Wade Autoworld in loving memory of Bob Wade
 

GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY:
Massanutten Technical Center, Rocking R Ace Hardware, Ragtime Fabrics, Shickel Corporation, Harrisonburg City (HUD Community Development Block Grant), Cadence, Camp Horizons, Community Foundation of Central Blue Ridge, Shenandoah Valley Innovation Fund, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council, The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham (Arts and Culture Fund), James Madison University, Darrin McHone Foundation, Merck Foundation, Rosetta Stone, Matt Leech Designs, Eugene and Gloria Diener, American Subcontractors Association - Shenandoah Valley 

Creativity is intelligence having fun!
— Albert Einstein

Skill To Share

We need VOLUNTEERS with “making skills” and a passion to share with others. We also need “stuff.” Your donations of time and consumables will go a long way. Who knows, you might just be the catalyst for the next new invention. 


Items Needed

We will use many items in new and exciting ways. If you have any of the following items you'd like to donate, please drop them off at the front desk:

  • Woodworking and buildings materials

  • Pine wood scraps (2x4, 2x6, varied shapes and sizes)

  • Chip board

  • 1/8" plywood (cut into smaller pieces)

  • Wooden dowels

  • Washers and nuts (medium sized)

  • Nails, screws, bolts, hinges, etc.

  • Upcycling

  • Puzzle pieces

  • Corks

  • Plastic lids (clean)

  • Wheels from old toys

  • Old jewelry

  • Playing cards (used for building items)

  • Art supplies and canvas

  • All types of paper (wrapping paper, card stock, construction paper, printer paper, scrapbook)

  • Cardboard tubes (wrapping paper, toilet paper, paper towel, etc.)

  • Craft supplies (pom poms, wiggly eyes, pipe cleaners)

  • Modeling Clay

  • Hot glue sticks

  • Tape (duct, electrical, masking, painters, scotch)

  • Technology needs - iPads, laptops (recent models in good working condition)

  • Legos, K’nex, Blocks, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs

  • Cameras, photography equipment

  • Take-apart table items (old or broken electronics, small devices, no monitors please)

  • CDs

  • Sewing supplies (needles, thread, scissors, fabric)

  • Buttons

  • Empty thread spools

  • Fabric paint

  • Ribbon, yarn, string

  • Rick-rack and other trim

  • Monetary donations are also appreciated to help with equipment and consumable purchases. Donate HERE.

Maker City is a trademark of the Maker City Project, Inc. Used with permission.