"Mission"

To provide a space that fosters creativity through sharing and developing expertise in a wide range of practical skills, for fun, personal interest and community enhancement.

YOUTH ART Competition, 12-19 years old

Posted on 12 Feb 2018 in Thing To Make | 0 comments

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OCEANSIDE COMMUNITY MAKERSPACE YOUTH ART COMPETITION

This competition is for the high school student who would like an opportunity to have their artistic ability be recognized by the community. Upon submitting up to two original art entries, the student will be featured in an art exhibit and be eligible for prizes, awards and to have their art be immortalized on the walls of the Oceanside Community MakerSpace.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for the OC MakerSpace youth art competition you need to be between 12 and 19 years of age and a resident of the Oceanside Community. This includes: Parksville, Qualicum, Nanoose Bay, Coombs, Errington, French Creek, Bowser and Deep Bay. Your completed application form should be submitted to theoceansideMakerSpace@gmail.com by Monday Feb. 19, 2018. The email subject title should read: “OC MakerSpace Youth Art Competition –“ + NAME.

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HEART FELT WORKSHOP – SOLD OUT! Please check our website and FB page for upcoming craft classes!

Posted on 12 Feb 2018 in Courses, Thing To Make | 4 comments

The Heart Felt Workshop was a great success, with 16 happy ladies using the MakerSpace to make felt hearts from nice red wool. Thanks to Judi and Heidi for putting this class together and making it such a positive morning.

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Model Railroading Workshop

Posted on 11 Feb 2018 in Courses | 1 comment

Model Railroading “How To” Workshops

Is Model Railroading Your Thing?
We’ve got the Workshop for You!
Take part in a series of Sunday afternoon workshop, learn the basics of scenery building.
Workshop projects will include instruction and “hands-on” experience on such things as how to build Scale Warehouses and a Railway Tunnel!
Requirements: Curiosity, team spirit and humour!

Course Outline
Next session: Contact us for the next scheduled workshop

  • Treating the surface
  • Scratch-building a warehouse with photo wallpaper
  • Preparing your overall turnout look and finding resources
  • Build mountain and tunnel structures
  • Weathering and ballasting your track

*Please note that The Railroaders Team reserves the right to modify course contents and perhaps subsequent workshop dates.

Equipment: will be Included

If you have any questions, please email theoceansidemakerspace@gmail.com

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GarageBand Music Workshop

Posted on 29 Jan 2018 in Courses | 2 comments

Music created by Regan, using GarageBand software on an iPad …

Ask us about a future workshop …

Smart Drums

GARAGEBAND is a full-blown music application for Apple devices. Mac, iPhone, and iPad. This course teaches basic music applications (specifically GarageBand). Other Apple applications can integrate for use with GarageBand for even more imaginative results. A basic drum beat or rhythm is established and then on to song composition. The class will create a …

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Parksville MakerSpace Members Ride the Rails!

Posted on 23 Jan 2018 in Courses, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This past Sunday, Jim and the MakerSpace Railroaders Team hosted their first “How To” Workshop! Passions and curiosity ran high all afternoon as about 60 model railroad enthusiasts gathered, sharing stories, experience as they made new friends! Go to the Parksville Qualicum Beach News for the entire story including video!

 

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YOUTH ARTS Exhibit @ McMillan Arts Centre February 25, 2018

Posted on 22 Jan 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 YOUTH ARTS Exhibition McMillan Arts Centre February 25, 2018

ART EXHIBIT AND PRIZE INFORMATION

Sunday Feb. 25, 2018 the McMillan Art Centre will host the opening day exhibit which will feature all qualified art submissions from the Youth Arts Competition. The opening day exhibit will start at 1:00 pm and go until 4:00 pm. Before closing, the opening day exhibit will count votes and award two winners with either the “OC MakerSpace Choice Award” or “People’s Choice Award”. Each winner will receive a three month OC MakerSpace family membership (valued at $210), which includes a membership for you, two parents/guardians and a sibling. In addition, a cash prize of $100 and $50 respectively will be given to the winners upon completing a large scaled version of their winning submission (see “Winner Prize Follow-up“)

After opening day, the exhibit will be moved to the OC MakerSpace where it will remain open on Wednesdays and weekends till Saturday Mar. 20, 2018. On Wednesdays the exhibit will be accessible between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. and other times when the MakerSpace is open. While the exhibit runs you will have the opportunity to like your favourite submissions on Facebook. The submission with the most likes will be awarded the Facebook choice award and a $20 cash prize to be picked up on Wednesday Mar. 24, 2018.

SELL OR PICK UP YOUR SUBMISSION

If you are interested in having your submission available for purchase, please indicate so in the OC MakerSpace Youth Art Applicant Form. The proceeds from a sold submission will be split 70/30 between the artist and the OC MakerSpace respectively. You may list your submission to be sold by auction or at a fixed price. The suggested start bid price is $10 and the suggested minimum fixed price is $25. Art proceeds and unsold art should be picked up at the OC MakerSpace on Wednesday Mar. 24, 2018 between 6:00 pm and 9 pm.

WINNER PRIZE FOLLOW-UP

The two winners chosen during the opening exhibit will be expected to finish a large scale version of their winning entry before they receive their cash prize. After the winners have been confirmed, the OC MakerSpace will setup a time to discuss and agree on the specifics of the scaled art piece. The OC MakerSpace will provide the winners with the supplies and support they need to create a scaled version of their winning submission.

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3D Design and Printing Course

Posted on 27 Dec 2017 in Courses | 0 comments

Introducing 3D Design & Printing!

Fascinated by 3D Printing? This is the Course for You!

Learn the basics of 3D Computer Assisted Design (CAD) and 3D Printing using SketchUp!

Number of Participants: Min. 6 – Max. 8
When: January 21, 2018, from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, 1/2 hr lunch
Where: 133 McMillan St., Parksville (ground floor of the McMillan Art Centre)

Requirements: Upon confirmation of registration on our website, follow the link to the required softwares to be installed on your computer.

Equipment: Bring your laptop and mouse (MAC or Windows), curiosity and enthusiasm!

This course will introduce you to 3D drawing and how to take that completed drawing and produce a simple physical object using a 3D printer.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Drafting Principles
  • Overview of SketchUp User Interface
  • Draw 2D Shapes
  • Make 3D Objects: draw object, edit, export for printing – STL file
  • Lunch Break: 1/2 hr
  • Review 3D Printer Features
  • Review 3D Printer Software – CURA/SLICER
  • Load Student Models and Print: while printing, edit models, Q & A

Note: Registrants under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. Registration taken in payment date order.

If you have any questions, please email theoceansidemakerspace@gmail.com

Registration for this event closed – please contact us if you are interested in a future version of this class.

 

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