Mycelium Chandalier Grow Workshop

June 2, 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM


The public is welcome to this free workshop. Children 5 and up can participate with the guidance of a parent or supervising adult. Free of charge.
In this four hour drop-in workshop, participants will press fungus seeded bark into 3D printed chandelier molds. Workshop participants will also be able to decorate and design their own illuminated mycelium mini lamp shades that are baked and prepared by Takara prior to the workshops. Workshop participants will be able to decorate and add circuitry to these smaller creations and take them home with them. A 3D printer loaned by Octave Systems will also be part of the workshop and visitors to the space will be able to see how the 3D printed molds are designed and created.

The Mycelium Chandelier Grow Project creatively engages the public in an exploration blending the fiber arts with biology and engineering. It will invite people to look to nature for renewable resource solutions in surprising places and to experience a hands-on art journey with a new material. As we look to create sustainability solutions, it is important that we invite more of the public into dialogs about bio science.  Read more here. 

Screen printing workshop with Artist in Residence, Laurie Shapiro.

JUNE 18, 11:30 AM-1:40 PM

"Meet" Laurie Shapiro by  clicking here.  

"Meet" Laurie Shapiro by clicking here. 

A screenprint on fabric by Laurie Shapiro. 

A screenprint on fabric by Laurie Shapiro. 

Experience level: Beginner, ages 8 to adult
11:30 AM- Talk and Maker Space Gallery Walk-through with Laurie Shapiro
12:10 PM to 1:40 PM Screen-printing workshop in Maker Space Studio
Fee: $15.00 for Members, $20.00 for Non-Members

Join Artist in Residence, Laurie Shapiro on Sunday, June 18, 2017 for a Gallery Walk-through and Screen Printing workshop. Learn how Shapiro incorporates screen printing techniques into her mixed media paintings and installations.



This hands-on workshop will discuss the basics of screen printing on fabric and paper.  Materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own fabric or paper to print on. 

Available spots: 15
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Luana Rubin “International Quilt Trends."

July 30, 2-3 PM 

73 of 75 spots available only. 

45 minute talk and presentation and 15 minute Q&A
Members: $10.00
Non-members: $15.00

Luana Rubin is the co-owner of, and has worked as a designer in the quilt, textile and garment industries since 1980. Take a trip around the world with over 200 quilt images featuring trends in contemporary quilt-making. See how quilters in different countries use their own culture as inspiration for unique works of art, and how the minimalism of Modern Quilting is progressing as a design trend. Color trends and techniques will be discussed, in this review of quilt art trends over the last year. 
Luana is also licensed designer for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, was a Bernina Fashion Show designer, and is a Bernina Ambassador.

A bit more about Luana Rubin:
Luana won the Michael Kile Award in 2008 – a lifetime achievement award from the quilting industry. She is also a chairholder in Color Marketing Group, the premier international color forecasting association. An avid photographer, Luana leads tours around the world, and has traveled to 40 countries. eQuilter donates 2% of sales to charity, and they have raised $1.4 million for a variety of organizations. Over 12,000 donated comfort quilts have been received at eQuilter, and distributed around the world for disaster relief, orphans, and medical patients. 

Her 2016 quilt “Rocky Mountain Poison” was exhibited at the United Nations in Geneva Switzerland, and an Embassy exhibit in Rome. Her Apollo Astronaut-themed quilt was chosen to be exhibited at the Johnson Space Center /NASA in early 2017. Her portrait quilt of Rosalynn Carter will be in the “HerStory” exhibit later this year.