Swing by the newly re-opened Hearst Museum of Anthropology to learn a new skill. Local makers will be demonstrating weaving, robotics, fabric printing and more! Get inspired by the objects on display in our exhibit People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World and go home with a souvenir of your own making!
Makers and Activities:
Succulent Sounds Interactive Electronics with Nate Chandler
Make music by interacting with plants! Learn about electrical concepts from local maker and designer Nate Chandler. Nate teaches in the Kinetics and Electronics department at The Crucible in Oakland. You can find his work here: n8c.work / @cymek
Weaving, Spinning, and Basketry with Members of local Fiber Arts Guilds
Members of the Golden Gate Weavers Guild, the Bay Area Basket Makers Guild, and representatives from The Caning Shop will be on hand to demonstrate and teach a variety of weaving, spinning, and basketry techniques. Learn about methods and materials from all over the world before checking out examples of fiber arts that are currently on exhibit.
Experiment with Batik Wax Rubbings on Fabric with Ricki Dwyer
Local San Francisco artist and educator Ricki Dwyer*will be demonstrating how to produce rubbings on fabric with wax batik and dye. Explore the area around the Hearst Museum to make a unique combination of impressions on a swatch that you can take home with you.
Bead Jewelry Making with Maggie Wihnyk
Join us for a demonstration by local bead jewelry artist Maggie Wihnyk from the Sawtooth Building in West Berkeley. Learn some of the stitches she uses to create intricate needle woven designs and make your own bracelet or pendant to take home.