A Preview of Workshops at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Many of our exhibitors will have workshops and demonstrations available at their tables. Some will be going all day, and others will have times in place. This list is just the very beginning of what you’ll see at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire!





Science World at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire!





The Bright Red Crayon‘s Wacky Windmills

Zee & Luke will be combining efforts to bring Dynamic wind-driven sculptures based out of recyclable and reusable materials. Both artists have cherished groundings in this “something out of nothing” concept and are stoked about sharing this craft with the children and adults of Vancouver community. They hope to inspire children of all ages to look at everyday items as art materials and encourage them to explore the connection between the things we make and nature.





(Images: via Bright Red Crayon)



Plush on Main:  Bottle Cap Pendants and Magnets

Plush is a charming little boutique and worskspace committed to supporting the incredible artisans who are our neighbours. Plush’s dedication to the local craft scene grew naturally out of our own passion for making stuff.  You can join in the creative magic by attending one of Plush’s crafting workshops, hosted by a rotating cast of Vancouver craft scene personalities, or by taking home one of our craft kits designed to help you flex your creative muscles.






Build Your Own Paper Kit with Karl Brown




Made of sustainable/ recyclable materials (wood, paper, rubber band, re-useable plastic propeller), this little flying model will take less than 1 hour to construct. This complete kit is assembled using safety-razors and non-toxic (water based) glue. Expert, experienced instruction and assistance will be provided to insure that each airplane is a flying success. The airplane measures just over 12″ (30cm) from wingtip to wingtip and is suitable for flying outdoors on non- windy days (but don’t let it get wet !) Fascinating, educational and fun! Some take-home kits will be available.




(images: via Melissa Mewdella)



Make a Mighty Ugly Creature with Kim Werker!
(10 am-1 pm)

There’s so much pressure to create things that are GOOD or PRETTY! But sometimes it’s useful or fun or challenging to flip that around and make something UGLY. Bet you’ve never set out to do that before! Mighty Ugly is a project – online and in person – that goes like this: 1) Make an ugly creature. 2) Take photos. 3) Talk about it. It might make you feel great and it might make you feel sick, but I guarantee you’ll be glad you did it. Mighty Ugly is run by author, editor, crafter and speaker Kim Werker. Learn more about the project and share your experiences at www.mightyugly.com.



Raul Granucci: Lampwork Workshop: Making glass beads from a mobile station (Marbles)


Glass is a facinating and alluring craft and the exhibit will be spent doing live glass demos and creating custom peices for our patrons from but not limited to beads, marbles, pendents, do higgys. I keep little if any of my work because I feel passing and sharing art holds greater value. Lamp working, torch working is what one can classify the work I do.




Image: Union of Youth



Draw By Night: The Uncollectables.


New and used toys have escaped attics, warehouses and sandpits in search for a life beyond enslavement. They are no longer children’s play things and have come to the DBN Tattoo Table to celebrate their new-found freedom. We will be drawing on toys, paper-dolls, ping pong balls, and maybe each other??!!


Come hang out and draw on things! Any toy donations would be much appreciated as well.


Please note that if you want to draw on a munny, submit drawing samples to the Draw By Night twitter page (@drawbynight) to qualify. There are only so many, so they will go fast.


Draw By Night #11 Font Lickers from Ryan Smith on Vimeo.




Rachel Ashe: Altered Book Workshops

For Maker Faire, Rachael will be displaying some of her recent altered book artwork made from old books and recycled materials. She will also be demonstrating some of the techniques she uses to make her book art, as well as paper cuts, and exploring making sculpture from the reclaimed cardboard of toilet paper rolls.




There will also be knitting workshops, arduino workshops, Learn To Solder, circuit bending, knot tying and more! Come out and experience the fun!


There will also be Maker Bots, RepRaps, EBikes, and more!