[Lab] Workshops!

Ryan Stec ryanstec at artengine.ca
Thu Jan 20 15:51:33 EST 2011

I think for scheduling we where looking at Thursday evening. We have some other groups going on Wednesdays. If we have enough out of the gate we can have them on the off weeks to Mod Lab, but can also just start with one per month.

Part of the motivation for this to go along with our new Open Membership. The Open Membership will cost $50 when you teach one of these free workshops in a year, and will give you free access to the lab and equipment for that year. You can of course teach a workshop even if you are not interested in the Open Membership, but we hope this will create a kind of fair exchange for knowledge and gear.

I'm really looking forward to getting this off the ground!


On 2011-01-20, at 2:43 PM, Emily Daniels wrote:

> Mod Lab meetups will still continue to happen every 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Depending on the popularity, we could start out by hosting the workshops on every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, opposite Mod Lab meetups and then branch out weekly to every Tuesday or every Thursday if there is further interest..
> Emily
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Jean-Marc LeBlanc <jeanmarc.leblanc at gmail.com> wrote:
> would these take place during the mod lab?
> Jean-Marc Le Blanc
> ---
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> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 2:36 PM, Emily Daniels <emily.daniels at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Everyone,
> >
> > Ryan and I have been busy hatching some fun plans, a few of which I've
> > detailed here. I talked with some of you at last night's Mod Lab meetup but
> > for those who weren't able to go, we'd like to offer knowledge-sharing
> > workshops open to the public for free on topics like Learning to Solder,
> > Intro to Processing, Using the Arduino, 3D Printing with a Makerbot,
> > Wearable Tech, Web Design and Development and anything else people would
> > like to learn how to do!
> >
> > We need people to volunteer to be teachers/skill-sharers and lead a 2-3 hour
> > workshop on whatever subject is interesting to learn/share. Artengine will
> > cover any materials you need and the meeting space. We hope to host one a
> > week starting in mid-February and post resources and further learning links
> > on the wiki for others to use and develop. I'll be reaching out to some this
> > week who have already stepped forward to teach but if you'd like to be
> > involved please email me so I can include you on this project. Just like our
> > Maker Faire, it's only as good as the people involved make it so please
> > don't be shy and share your work!!
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Emily
> >
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> >
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