This holiday season, all are invited to experience Global Holiday Fusion at the newly expanded MakerSPACE in the Newark Museum.
MakerSPACE Drop-in Programs Saturdays, 1-4 pm
Inspired by the Museum’s collections and special events, MakerSPACE invites users to both play and discover. Activities are designed for visitors of all ages to drop-in and experiment with artist tools and materials. Get messy with clay and paint. Get creative with blocks and digital and computer tools. Equipment and supplies range from everyday castoffs, such as cardboard and plastic, to traditional art materials such as silk screens, pottery wheels and sewing machines, as well as the newest technology, including 3D-modeling software and printers and laser cutters. By utilizing rapid fabrication equipment and recyclables, visitors have the freedom to experiment, over and over again. While the high-tech tools in the MakerSPACE are accessible, they are not essential for creating innovative designs and engaging works of art. Stay as long as you like!
Weekly December themes:
Global Holiday Fusion
December 2: Pop Up Cards
December 9: Snow Globes
December 16: Lanterns
December 23: Keepsake Boxes
December 30: Candle Holder
Made possible in part by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
About MakerSPACE at Newark Museum
Since its founding more than a century ago, the Newark Museum has been an institution of art, science and industry. These principles, guided by the philosophies of self-guided, hands-on and interactive learning come together, once again at MakerSPACE.
Visitors of all ages are guided in the making of art, inspired by exploring the Museum’s collections. Using low-cost everyday tools and materials — as well as state-of-the-art technology — participants can develop innovative designs and solutions for creative problems, scientific inquiries and design challenges.
The artifacts in the science collections and the works of art in the Museum’s historic and cultural collections provide a unique environment and serve as inspiration for today’s makers. We invite visitors to explore and understand how things were traditionally made—and challenge them to find new ways to transform materials.
Museum educators, facilitate the experience and guide makers through the creative process, leaving ample room for experimentation, concrete experiences, critical reflection and refinement of concepts and techniques.