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Maker Education Lab

FabSchool Sessions #1

21-1-14 15:30 - 21-1-14 17:30
Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, Amsterdam

Would you like to work in the Fablab in the center of Amsterdam? In FabSchool Sessions you will learn all about the machines in the Fablab, such as a 3D printer or laser cutter, and create your own product. 'FabSchool Sessions' is a series of workshops for young people aged 12 to 16 years.

You may know what a 3D printer is, but do you know what you can do with it? And do you know other digital techniques? During the FabSchool Sessions you will learn all about it in hands on workshops. You will work with the machines in the Fablab and with different types of electronics. We will work on, for example, a new cover for your old mobile phone or stickers and templates with which you can spray graffiti on your pants or your bag. You will make your own design and your own product that you can take home.

FabSchool Sessions is part of the project FabSchool and a sequel to FabSchool Kids, where we worked in the Fablab with children between 8 and 12.

Part 1: Meet the Fablab
In the first workshop you will learn all about the machines in Fablab: from the vinyl cutter to the 3D printer and the laser cutter. We will show you what you can do with each machine and how people work in a Fablab is. Part 2 (28/01) focuses on designing processes and sharing knowledge. In part 3 (04/02) we focus on materials and techniques.

Costs
FabSchool Session comprises a total of six parts of two hours. In three sessions, you will work on a concept. You can sign up below for the first three sessions (50 euros per persons, materials are included in the price). If you have your own laptop, you can bring it to the workshops. Make sure that you have installed Photoshop and Illustrator on your laptop.

When?
21 January 2014
Doors open 15.00 hrs
Workshop 15.30 to 17.30 hrs

Where?
Fablab Amsterdam
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam

FabSchool Sessions is made possible by the AFK (Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst) and SNS Reaal Fonds.

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