Past Events

Festival of Stuff: Crazy Materials Golf

Festival of Stuff: Crazy Materials Golf

Saturday 06 July 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Bring your A-game and your love of materials to our ultimate Festival of Stuff Saturday Extravaganza. This year we’re taking our love of mini golf as the starting point for a whole host of great making and materials related activities. We are also building a special mini golf course, where holes will pose all manner of material challenges in true Institute of Making style. Our events are free and open to all.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Body Embroidery Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Body Embroidery Masterclass

Thursday 04 July 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Using two or three simple stitches, embroiderer and artist Sally Hewett will show you how to make a unique nipple or pair of lips with thread, embroidery hoops, felt padding and other materials resulting in a sculptural body embroidery piece.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Kintsugi Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Kintsugi Masterclass

Thursday 04 July 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm

This masterclass, led by Iku Nishikawa, is a beginners guide to kintsugi: the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with precious metal powders such as gold, silver, brass or platinum.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Body Embroidery Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Body Embroidery Masterclass

Thursday 04 July 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Using two or three simple stitches, embroiderer and artist Sally Hewett will show you how to make a unique nipple or pair of lips with thread, embroidery hoops, felt padding and other materials resulting in a sculptural body embroidery piece.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff talk: Plastic Fantastic with Mark Miodownik

Festival of Stuff talk: Plastic Fantastic with Mark Miodownik

Wednesday 03 July 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join our Festival of Stuff evening talk by Institute of Making Director Mark Miodownik to reinvigorate your relationship with plastics, and explore the materiality of the plastics with demos and samples from our wondrous Materials Library.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Circuitry & Headlight Building Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Circuitry & Headlight Building Masterclass

Wednesday 03 July 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dead batteries are not as dead as they seem. With a little voltage booster circuit and soldering equipment, we can turn them back into something useful and build a small, punk, super-bright headlight that will squeeze the last juice out of all the dead cells you have lying around at home.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Enamelling Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Enamelling Masterclass

Wednesday 03 July 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Explore the process of enamelling and its historical context with artist and metal worker, Helen Carnac, who will teach the basic principles and methods of fusing vitreous enamel, also known as porcelain enamel, to metal.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Midday - Circuitry & Headlight Building Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Midday - Circuitry & Headlight Building Masterclass

Wednesday 03 July 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm

Dead batteries are not as dead as they seem. With a little voltage booster circuit and soldering equipment, we can turn them back into something useful and build a small, punk, super-bright headlight that will squeeze the last juice out of all the dead cells you have lying around at home.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

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