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Halloween Maker Courses @ Magic Trout Imaginarium!

Magic Trout Tiny Community Center

Hello! The Magic Trout Imaginarium is a mobile curiosity cabinet, classroom and brand dedicated to inspiring curiosity and wonder for the world around us.

We offer unique workshops, locally produced educational kits as well as innovative professional development and resources for educators.

Halloween Series!

Oct. 8 Tin Can Lantern Workshop. Ages 3+ $7 Reg here

Together parents will help guide their child learn how to use tools in order to create a lantern out of recycled tin cans. Workbenches, tin cans, lights and tools will be supplied. Workshop happens outside the Imaginarium.

Oct. 15 Felted Mask Making. Ages 8+ $40 Reg here

Learn to needle felt your own mask. Use your imagination and become an animal or creepy creature for the Parade of Lost Souls! Children under 8 must be accompanied by and adult. Please pre-register as space is limited.

Oct. 22 & 29 Soft Circuits:Monster Stuffy w/ Light Up Eyes! $75/ 2 sessions Reg here

In this workshop young imagineers will learn to how to hand stitch their own creep monster stuffy using conductive thread and will learn the basics of how an electronic circuit works!

Click here to read more about workshops!

 

 

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Zee Kesler: Merging Arts and Trades

Building the Tiny Community Center

Two years ago Zee Kessler posted on this very blog about her project; the goal was to build a “tiny house” to be used as a mobile classroom and artist residency. 

Zee’s motivation (and inspiration) for her project came from many sources: the high cost of commercial rental space in the city, her experience co-creating the Maker Mobile, and her thirst for more technical knowledge in realm of carpentry.

Over the summer of 2014, Zee worked with a team of talented friends with a wide range of technical skills where she learned the true value of  trades. Through the experience of building a mobile classroom, Zee was able to see how innovative thinking combined with technical know-how is the magic that brings ideas to life.

IMG_1676These days, Zee is busy hosting an artist residency with Emily Smith and Francoise Thibault out of the Tiny Community Center called the “Magic Trout Imaginarium” based out of John Hendry Park on the north side of Trout Lake Community Centre.

This summer Zee is passing on some of the tool skills she learned from Youngmakerscamp_webbuilding the Tiny Community Center. This summer, Zee is hosting 3 sessions of half day summer camps for kids 7-12 focused on tool use and material exploration in art making.

To learn more about how Zee was able to make this project happen through the magic of the local maker community, and to learn about her camps, catch her talk at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire’s Speaker Series 12:30pm Sunday June 12th.

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Check out the VMMF 2015 Silent Auction!

We have generous Makers! Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is hosting a silent auction this year to raise funds for the Faire and for The Vancouver Maker Foundation, the umbrella organization that puts on the Faire every year, and our exhibitors have donated some truly stellar items for attendees to bid on all weekend.

MakerMobile 1MakerMobile, a travelling classroom, hackspace, workshop, art studio and laboratory, has donated a fabulous MakerMobile Birthday Party, entitling up to 8 participants (age 8+) to a two hour guided adventure inspired by Maker culture. The MakerMobile will arrive chez-vous with exciting content, talented instructors and all necessary supplies. All you have to provide is a power outlet!

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Tummy Rumble at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Tummies are going to rumble in the parking lot this year. And in the PNE Forum. Why, even vegans are getting thrown a bone. So, just who is duking it out to be captain of the cooks at this year’s Vancouver Mini Maker Faire?

Porky’s Food Truck
These guys are big bratwursts – for $7. In fact, they are the absolute wurst, German curry wurst that is, for $7 too. And they Bavarian cheese smokies far too much, also $7. Here, pull my pork, $8.

Cup-a-cornCup a Corn
Corny jokes can’t do justice to the good taste of this cup of gourmet flavoured corn kernels, $5 a pop. Six flavours.

Community Pizzeria
These guys are wasting away in Pizza Margherita-ville for $10. Some say they’re all mobbed up with the Calabrese Salami Pizza for $11 and they may well be – get there early.

johnny's-popsJohnny’s Pops (& Brûlée)
Put strawberry basil on ice and will do it again for a price. Turned blueberry cardamom into a popsicle too. Burned cream badly into a delicious vanilla bean crème brûlée. Same goes for bourbon and pecan.

REEL Mac and Cheese
Hey Mac, quit being so cheesy, for $8. Things get spicy when they go banana’s for peppers for $9.

taser-grilled-cheeseMelt City
Cheese that takes a grilling but melts when squeezed for bread. A classic grilled two cheese squeeze. Also, So Gouda, it has got smoked bacon with caramelized apples and gouda cheese. Yeah, there’s more.

Osaka Ball
Scallop and shrimp like to roll up and party with pickle and green onions. In fact they’re having a ball – seven of them for $6.

varinicey-pakorasVarinicey Pakoras
Careful, their pakoras can take a beeting, which makes them just super – Super Beet pakoras. Original has chopped onions, carrots, yams, kale, and swiss chard. Things get hot when the serrano peppers show up. Start small for $5.50, or go big for $10.

Chickadee Bakery (inside)
It’s all butter for these bakers! Willing to redecorate your mini-cupcakes for a price. Cookies, brownies, scones, cheese biscuits, all the sin in the world and then s’more. Starts at $2.50 and goes to $5.

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Living Lotus (inside)
Gluten, dairy, refined sugar and soy free riders. Vegan macaroons, fudge, chocolate ganache and candied nuts from $2 to $18. Nobody gets hurt in the making of this food but no promises otherwise!

In a foodie fight, the eaters always win. The more contenders you take on for take-away, the more likely you are to find your lunchtime leader of the pack. Take the challenge to try to find your new favourite roving restaurant!

 

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