We are pleased to present MakerFest in person this year with a particular focus on fabrication and wearable technology. Make and wear a resin keychain or your very own sticker. Work with wool and sewing machines. Enjoy a regalia demonstration. Consider wood-burned jewelry. Join us for a maker-filled day of workshops, vendor booths, presentations, and a Makerspace open house. This page will outline our full lineup of activities, introduce guest presenters, and provide helpful resources as we gear up for the day.
Workshops on Saturday, May 27th, at Chinguacousy Library.
Watercolour with wool - 10 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., Programming Room 1
Join this fun and fresh way to create a landscape using wool from Pam Carnochan and her sheep. You will be able to create your own creative expression with wool in only a couple of hours. No artistic ability is required. This is a farm-to-frame art experience.
Learn more about Pam Carnochan’s work here.
Resin Workshop - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join local artisans Camille and Tash, owners of She Xart, to learn how to make keychains with resin. In this one-hour workshop, you will design and construct your own personalized keychain while learning the ins and outs of working with resin. Once completed, wear your keychain with pride, while you navigate other MakerFest offerings. Registration required*
Learn more about She Xart here.
Introduction to Sewing: Reusable Pads - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Programming Room 2
In this workshop presented by Help A Girl Out, you’ll learn how to use a sewing machine to make reusable period pads, and how reusable menstrual products not only help to end period poverty but also help the environment. All materials will be provided. Space is limited. For ages 13 and up.
Woodburning Workshop - 1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Programming Room 1
Local artisan, Myra, from Myra’s Art Studio, will provide an introduction to woodburning using electric woodburning pens. These pens generate about the same amount of heat as a glue gun and when applied to dry wood, can create some wonderful designs. Through Myra’s direction, learn how to create beautiful wood art, some of which can be turned into beautiful jewelry. Registration required*
Learn more about Myra’s Art Studio here.
Sticker Workshop - 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., Programming Room 1
Digital artist, Saphera Peters, will show participants how to design and construct their very own personalized stickers. Saf has developed her own impressive brand using Brampton Library’s MakerSpace and hopes to share her expertise by providing design tips and explaining best practices when making stickers with the Cricut machine. Make stickers with us and wear your creations proudly! Registration required*
Learn more about the work of Saphera Peters here.
Introduction to Computers - 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Many of the technologies featured at MakerFest include software. Software consists of the programs and other operating information used by computers. Learn about how software is interpreted by computers through this unique session on the ways computers work. This program is brought to you by Let’s Get Together, a nonprofit organization that aims to make technology learning equitable and accessible. Registration require*
Let’s Get Together and Brampton Library are also proud Tech Collect Drive partners. Our next Tech Collect Drive will be Saturday, July 8 at our Mount Pleasant Village branch.
Learn more about Let’s Get Together here.
Booths (12-4 pm in the Atrium)
- SheXArt - Camille and Tash
- Selling resin creations (keychains, accessories)
- Pam from Morgan House Wool Works
- Selling small wool art creations (coasters, hats, etc)
- Saphera Peters
- Selling stickers, tote bags
- Selling garments
- Selling upcycled fashion and products
- Demonstrating the textile process of testing and reusing fabrics
- Informing the public of more sustainable and equitable practices in the textile industry
- Demonstrating Coding, design and robotics (with a game tbd)
- Will be talking about opportunities for teens to volunteer with Codespire
- Cool Kids x Canada Learning Code
- Demonstrating P5js. (design platform), and robotic soccer
- Will be talking about CLC programs for all ages, ways for teens to volunteer via Cool Kids and Teen Ambassador Program
- Brampton Library
- Promoting New GoPro, Seasonal Activity Kits, and other Library of Things items
- Promote SRC and other programs
- Sheridan Faculty of Animation, Arts, and Design
- Staff and students from Sheridan will be talking about their arts and design programs
- City of Brampton Centre of Innovation with Jasmine Danial
- Promoting their services, current projects
- Roots Community Services
- Promoting their services, programs
- They will also be inviting their network of families