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Programs

Build a Robot Puppet

Presented by Cheryl Hadley.
Ages vary by location.
Design and build your own moveable robot puppet. Choose from a large variety of components to make your robot unique. No batteries required!
Registration required.
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Creating a Fall Nature Journal

Presented by Molly Hashimoto.
Ages 10 through adults.
Make a page in a fall nature journal using watercolors, inspired by sunflowers, pinecones, and pumpkins. Learn how to make different types of journals.
Registration required.
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Creating Cosplay Costumes

Presented by Jade Cheung of Artic Phoenix Studios, Mary Mann and Brian Morris of ZakLabs.
For teens and adults.
Learn about cosplay costume techniques and materials including how to make a costume, the basics of thrift store modding, materials sourcing, tools, and creating props.
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Introduction to Special Effects Makeup

Presented by Erik Albidress of Albidress FX Studio.
Ages 12 and older.
A crash course with tips and techniques to create special effect makeup such as cuts, bruises, black eyes, and zombie faces. Bring your own makeup and brushes if you have them.
Registration required.
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Robot Garage

Presented by The Museum of Flight.
For Ages 8 to 12; For Ages 13 to 18
Learn about the science and history of robots and the latest achievements of robots in space, on Earth, and in the home. Use the Museum's robotics kits to explore the basic engineering skills required to build a successful extra-terrestrial rover.
Registration required.
Check individual workshop listing for age range.
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Steampunk Bauble & Jewelry Slam

Presented by Maizie Teasworth.
Ages 10 and older.
Bring your shiny bits and bobs, recycled jewelry, and broken things, such as watch parts, earrings, and pins to create one of a kind steampunk jewelry.
Registration required.
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Creating Steampunk Costumes

Presented by Jade Cheung of Artic Phoenix Studios and DodiRose Zooropa.
For teens and adults.
Steampunk is a Victorian science fiction and fantasy aesthetic that has a large costuming element. Learn the basics of creating a steampunk outfit, from pattern making, modifying pre-made items to the art of "thrift-fu".
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Stop Motion Animation

Presented by BEAM + Bricks 4 Kidz.
Ages vary by location.
Working in teams, students will create a unique story using their own imaginations. Lots of ideas, images, sketches, and LEGO® will be used in each class. This fun, action-packed program combines real-life team building and creative skills with stop motion fun!
Registration required.
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Tabletop Moviemaking: Film & Animation in Miniature

Presented by Brick Maier.
Ages 8 to 12.
In this two-hour workshop, write a script, build characters and settings, shoot and edit a movie using an iPad, then end with a screening! Students will use paper characters and dioramas to experience the fundamentals of the moviemaking process. iMovie will be used to learn the basics of editing, sound effects, titles, and transitions.
Registration required.
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EV3 Robotics

Presented by BEAM
For adults.
Featuring robotics designed by Italian Master Builder Daniele Benedettelli. Witness a robot build from start to finish. Infrared components, sensors, logic, arithmetic, mean, and other robotic concepts will be touched upon.
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DIY Series: Homemade Beer

For adults.
This introduction to the world of home brewing covers the basics of beer making using malt extract and includes a discussion of ingredients, equipment needed, and the basic beer making process.
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Introduction to Arduino Workshop

Presented by Larry Apolonio.
For adults.
Arduino an electronics platform used to create projects from simple displaysand sensors, to robotics and 3D printers. It is low cost, flexible, and opensource.
Participants encouraged to bring own laptop.
Registration required.
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Knitting Basics

Want to learn how to knit but aren't sure where to start? This four-part series will cover the basics: casting on, knit and purl stitches, increases and decreases, and casting off. Supplies for use in class will be provided, bring your own needles and yarn if you have them.
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Maker Weekend at Newport Way Library

An all-day special Maker weekend of crafts, DIY, and technology programs for all ages.
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3D Printing Demonstration

See a 3D printer in action, view finished examples, learn about materials, modeling techniques, web resources, and ask questions.
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Makey Makey

For all ages.
Drop in and experiment with our Makey Makey kits! Turn the whole world into a keyboard with this tiny interactive board and some alligator clips. The possibilities are endless.
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Duct Tape

For all ages.
Try your hand at creating a duct tape bracelet, belt, or bookmark. Several duct tape colors/patterns will be available.
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Lego Building

For children ages 5 to 10 and families.
Come be part of the Maker Weekend and build a motorized Lego project with Bricks4Kidz. Space is limited, first come, first seated.
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Craft Stick Bending

For children and families, teens.
Make wooden crafts, toys, gifts, art, and tools without any power tools or woodworking experience. Learn the art and engineering of craft stick crafts and craft stick bending to make craft woods bend into hundreds of creative shapes.
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Make a Rhythm Instrument

Presented by Nancy Stewart.
For children ages 3 to 10 and families
Stop by and make a fun rhythm instrument with beloved singer and songwriter Nancy Stewart.
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Watercolor Demonstration

Presented by Che Lopez.
For children and families, teens.
Watch Kirkland Arts Center instructor and professional artist, Che Lopez, bring a painting to life while discussing the tools and techniques of watercolor painting.
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Watercolor 101

Presented by Che Lopez.
For adults, teens ages 15 and up.
Kirkland Arts Center instructor and professional artist, Che Lopez, teaches the fundamentals of watercolor including tips on tools and techniques. You will leave inspired with new ideas and a fun creative outlet.
Please Register.
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Kitemaking

For children ages 6 and up and families
Learn to build, decorate & fly your own beautiful diamond kite. We will display kites and discuss kite history.
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Newport High School Robotics Team - NRG948

Presented by NRG948 For call ages.
NRG, the Newport High School Robotics Group, is a FRC (First Robotics Competition) team in Bellevue, Washington. Each year they work as a team of skilled individuals to design a robot capable of competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition - come see their latest design, ask questions and learn about robotics.
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Origami Lotus Lanterns

Presented by Haesung Yoon.
For all ages.
Observe the art of paper folding and make your own origami lotus lantern to take home.
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Beginning Knitting

For adults & teens ages 13 and up.
Serial Knitters of Kirkland provide all the materials, instruction, tips and advice you need to learn how to knit. From casting on, knitting, purl and binding off to the basic tools and a pattern for your first project.
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Ikebana Demonstration

Presented by Fanny Yau.
For sdults.
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging. At the heart of Ikebana is a lifestyle that promotes a deep understanding and respect for nature and a passion for exploring the beauty of natural materials. It can be done anywhere, anytime with anything you can find. Join Fanny Yau as she helps you understand this unique art and be able to appreciate and enjoy it
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Near Space Satellites

Presented by Tyee Middle School.
For all ages.
STEM students in the Near Space Balloon Satellite Club at Tyee Middle School display their constructed and programmed balloon satellites that measure temperature, humidity, and light intensity, and record photos and video.
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Maker Culture Booklist

Arduino Booklist

Upcycling Booklist

Lego Robotics Booklist


Last Updated: 09/12/14