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Make-It Workshop

Studio X Make It Workshop
Wave Machine
Studio X Make It Workshop
Fusing Plastics
Studio X Make It Workshop
Hydraulic Arm

As Tim Gunn is fond of saying, “Make. It. Work!” And that’s the idea behind our Make-It Workshop, a creative and interactive workshop for innovators and other curious minds. We invite you to stop by Studio X (formerly Tinkering Studio) on Saturdays to try your hand at making. You can make anything from hydraulic arms to camera obscuras for optimal eclipse viewing. Make-It Workshop activities change monthly and fees vary. Open to makers of all ages (makers 12 and under with an adult collaborator). 

Participants can purchase tickets at Studio X the day of the workshop. Workshop capacity is limited. 

Questions? Email Studio@rhfleet.org or call the Fleet at (619) 238-1233 ext. 824.


Upcoming Workshops:

SEPTEMBER 

September 28: Slime 

Why is slime so stretchy and gooey? Come learn about the science behind slime and make your very own to take home!

Ages: All ages welcome

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

OCTOBER

October 5: Comic Book Coasters   

Make-It Workshop Monkey Fist

In the spirit of Halloween, get your "inner nerd" out and make comic book coasters with us. Choose from our comic book collection and collage your favorite characters into a set of four coasters.

Ages: 7+

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

October 12: Paper Weaving   

Paper Weaving

Explore the third dimension though weaving. Participants will use two pieces of colored construction paper to produce an optical illusion in a woven paper mat. This project is a great introduction to textile weaving for younger students or someone with no weaving experience.

Ages: 7+

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

October 19: Slime 

Why is slime so stretchy and gooey? Come learn about the science behind slime and make your very own to take home!

Ages: All ages welcome

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

October 26: Halloween String Art 

What better way to celebrate Halloween than to design and create a spooky spider web using string and nails on a wood surface? String art is a fun and creative way to learn how to use new tools and practice your handy skills. 

Ages: 7+

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

NOVEMBER

November 2: Rube Goldberg Track

Use your creative ingenuity to develop your own Rube Goldberg marble track. You’ll send a marble flying down ramps, barreling through chutes and bouncing off electric bands as you figure out how to control the marble’s energy to get it from the top to the bottom.

Ages: 7+

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $10, includes all materials

15 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

November 9: Marshmallow Shooters

Practice your engineering skills while selecting materials. Learn how to properly use your diaphragm to launch a marshmallow out of your own personally constructed shooter.

Ages: 7+

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

November 16: Slime 

Why is slime so stretchy and gooey? Come learn about the science behind slime and make your very own to take home!

Ages: All ages welcome

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

November 23: Marble Run 

Learn what gravity, momentum, kinetic energy and potential energy have in common and build an interactive Marble Run that is beautiful to look at and fun to experiment with. 

Ages: 7+

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $10, includes all materials

15 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

DECEMBER

December 14: Holiday String Art

What better way to celebrate the holidays than to design and create a symmetrical snowflake using string and nails on a wood surface? String art is a fun and creative way to learn how to use new tools and practice your handy skills.

Ages: 7+

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

December 21: Marble Run 

Learn what gravity, momentum, kinetic energy and potential energy have in common and build an interactive Marble Run that is beautiful to look at and fun to experiment with. 

Ages: 7+

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $10, includes all materials

15 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

Decemeber 28: Marshmallow Shooters

Practice your engineering skills while selecting materials. Learn how to properly use your diaphragm to launch a marshmallow out of your own personally constructed shooter.

Ages: 7+

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served