Past Events

Member Masterclass: Material Exploration with James Shaw

Member Masterclass: Material Exploration with James Shaw

Wednesday 08 May 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Designer James Shaw joins the Institute of Making to reconsider commonly used materials through surprising new processes in this hands-on masterclass. As part of the session, James will explore the Institute’s wondrous Materials Library and our relationship to the made world. Participants will come away with a unique home made design.

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Public Masterclass: Material Exploration with James Shaw

Public Masterclass: Material Exploration with James Shaw

Wednesday 08 May 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Designer James Shaw joins the Institute of Making to reconsider commonly used materials through surprising new processes in this hands-on masterclass. As part of the session, James will explore the Institute’s wondrous Materials Library and our relationship to the made world. Participants will come away with a unique home made design.

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Member Masterclass: Tin Can Furnace

Member Masterclass: Tin Can Furnace

Monday 29 April 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm

Join the Institute of Making and Stephen Coles to build your own furnace from a humble aluminium tin in this two-day-long masterclass. The workshop will teach you how to construct an experimental blast furnace that should, fingers crossed, be able to melt iron by the second day of the workshop. Participants will also carve out a relief-work to cast with the molten iron.

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Member Masterclass: Flint-Knapping

Member Masterclass: Flint-Knapping

Monday 01 April 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm

The art of flint-knapping is a skill that has been forgotten since the end of the Bronze Age. In this Masterclass, members will learn how to make arrowheads, spearheads, hand-axes and scrapers from brittle flint with master flint-knapper, primitive technologist and archaeologist Karl Lee.

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Member Masterclass: Flint-Knapping

Member Masterclass: Flint-Knapping

Monday 01 April 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm

The art of flint-knapping is a skill that has been forgotten since the end of the Bronze Age. In this Masterclass, members will learn how to make arrowheads, spearheads, hand-axes and scrapers from brittle flint with master flint-knapper, primitive technologist and archaeologist Karl Lee.

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Public Open Day: DELIGHT & DISGUST

Public Open Day: DELIGHT & DISGUST

Saturday 23 March 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Join our Saturday Extravaganza in March to celebrate materials and making in a one-day, large-scale, drop-in and totally free festival around materials, sensory preference and emotion. We will be putting on wealth of activities to both sicken and seduce your senses, covering ASMR, hygiene, bodily aggregates, soap making, sugar work, coprolite turd polishing and much more. Will you dissect your reactions and analyse your sensitivities to material taboos and gratifications?

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Big Make: Circuitry

Big Make: Circuitry

Wednesday 20 February 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Our ‘Big Make’ sessions are open to all members and teach skills from our specialist masterclasses in a casual drop-in setting during Makespace opening hours. In this Big Make session engineer and member Jakub Zalesak will explore circuitry through ‘air circuits and provide a range of materials for members to practice common circuit building techniques.

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Member Masterclass: Circuitry & Synth-Making

Member Masterclass: Circuitry & Synth-Making

Wednesday 20 February 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Digital logic was never meant to be used to make music, so that’s exactly what Jakub Zalesak is going to teach us how to do. In the process, we’ll walk through the process of designing a Printed Circuit Board, learn how to solder beautiful builds, explore the niche world of logic synthesizers from triangles and squares to the hard nasal sound of oscillator sync, and take a peek at the nature of sound and electricity. You will leave with a synth to impress (or annoy) your friends and hopefully new views on what makes sound.

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