Items tagged with Grade8

"Out with the Old" Take-It-Apart Workshop

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Take apart the MakerSpace's old or broken electronics and see how they work. Join inventor Mike Altis to explore the insides of machines, learn about tools and possibly create your own machine. 
Ages 10 through adult
Free; just drop in.

 

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement
Maker

Electronics Surprise Workshop

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Join MakerSpace inventor Mike Altis in discovering what's in the new do-it-yourself electronics box from Ada Fruit. The Adabox is filled with curated Adafruit products focused around a theme the will help learning in one area in the world of do-it-yourself electronics. Drop by and build something together. Ages 10 & up

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

CANCELED: Tinkershops: Sock Puppetry for Grades 6-8

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CANCELED.

Join master puppeteer Karen Bruce in this 4-day program to create a puppet show, including assembling sock puppets, developing the skit and filming the show. Every participant will take home his/her puppet. Karen has been doing puppet focused programs and workshops for the last 15 years and earned a BFA in puppetry from the University of CT. Grades 6-8
 

For more information, contact Margaret Pastel at mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

MakerSpace Balcony
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

HTC Vive Virtual Reality Demo

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Try the new HTC Vive headset, a new and striking Virtual Reality experience! While Oculus Rift users are encouraged to sit down when using that hardware, the Vive promises to be more of an interactive experience that is reminiscent of Nintendo’s Wii video gaming platform. The HTC Vive allows you to move around and physically interact with your virtual environment.

Ages 8 through adult

NOTE: please check for possible cancellations on holiday weekends with westportmakes [at] gmail [dot] com

 

MakerSpace Balcony
Family, Maker Movement
Maker

Silk Screen Halloween T-Shirts

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Learn how to use Silhouette die cutting machines to quickly silkscreen prints onto fabric. These very versatile cutting machines can perform many tasks for the DIYer. In preparation for Halloween, create a Halloween themed t-shirt using your original printed images or design one in the silhouette software itself. For ages 10 years through adult; children 8-9 years ONLY with parent/guardian supervision during the class. Limit 12 participants

Instructor Kristal Fran is the current vice-president at the Fairfield County Makers Guild in Norwalk, CT. With a background in digital quality assurance and network administration, she brings art aspects to the Makers Guild.

This same program is offered on two dates:

Participants MUST bring two PLAIN t-shirts to silkscreen.

 

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement
Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maker

Silk Screen Halloween T-Shirts

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Learn how to use Silhouette die cutting machines to quickly silkscreen prints onto fabric. These very versatile cutting machines can perform many tasks for the DIYer. In preparation for Halloween, create a Halloween themed t-shirt using your original printed images or design one in the silhouette software itself. For ages 10 years through adult; children 8-9 years ONLY with parent/guardian supervision during the class. Limit 12 participants

Instructor Kristal Fran is the current vice-president at the Fairfield County Makers Guild in Norwalk, CT. With a background in digital quality assurance and network administration, she brings art aspects to the Makers Guild.

This same program is offered on two dates:

Participants MUST bring two PLAIN t-shirts to silkscreen.

 

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement
Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maker

WestportMAKES Halloween: Heroes and Monsters Costumes

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Create your own Halloween costume in this three-day workshop with professional costumer C. Delari Johnston. Project may require hand sewing and using hot glue guns. For ages 8 through adult. Limit: 10 participants. 

Register online for this free program. Because of the limited space, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent by Friday, September 29, to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org, only if we can fill your spot.

Submit suggestions for which character patterns should be offered by September 15, 2017 to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org. Ms. Johnson will determine the final 4 patterns. 

C. Delari Johnston is a freelance theatrical costumer. She has worked on a wide range of projects, from design and construction for community theater at Stamford Theatre Works to regional theater work for Long Wharf Theatre, Sacred HeartUniversity and Ivoryton Playhouse in CT and Glimmerglass Opera in NY to Broadway. She is currently part of the small army of artisans working on the nationally acclaimed Broadway production, Hamilton.

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

Electronics Surprise Workshop

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Join MakerSpace inventor Mike Altis in discovering what's in the new do-it-yourself electronics box from Ada Fruit. The Adabox is filled with curated Adafruit products focused around a theme the will help learning in one area in the world of do-it-yourself electronics. Drop by and build something together. Ages 8 & up

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

Electronics Surprise Workshop

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Join MakerSpace inventor Mike Altis in discovering what's in the new do-it-yourself electronics box from Ada Fruit. The Adabox is filled with curated Adafruit products focused around a theme the will help learning in one area in the world of do-it-yourself electronics. Drop by and build something together. Ages 8 & up

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

WestportMAKES: A Scary Stop-Motion Movie with Jhonny Parks

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Create a scary movie masterpiece with filmmaker Jhonny Parks in this workshop in the Library's MakerSpace. Drop in and add your vision to the scary movie! Please try to come to multiple sessions to complete your portion of the movie. The final animated movie will be uploaded to Youtube.

Jhonny Parks is a stop-motion animator and filmmaker. He is currently the Stop-motion Animator at SPARKS Art and JUNK Artworks. Jhonny is known for his animated short films Wound Up (2016) and What the Mouse? (2017). 

MakerSpace Balcony
Teen, Maker Movement
High School, Grade 9, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maker
Grade9, Grade8, Grade10