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The Big Announcement

We’re moving! We are excited to announce that Juneau Makerspace will be moving later this spring from our current crowded shop space to a 6,000 square foot facility. Our new location is located on Douglas, less than half a mile north of the roundabout. We hope by being within walking distance of downtown we will better serve the community. The new Makerspace will vastly expand the services we are able to provide to the community. We will have dedicated rooms for woodworking, ceramics, electronics, and arts, as well as rentable event space and a commercial kitchen. The event space will be perfect for anything from classes and performances. We will also have private studio spaces for rent.

To make our move a success we will need your help. Please consider donating funds through our website. This will allow Juneau Makerspace to begin our efforts in moving to our new location. You can also help by signing up for work parties and classes we will be hosting over the next few months. The building is in need of some repairs, and as makers we won’t just be doing it ourselves, we will be using this as an opportunity to teach classes on home renovation. Stay tuned for our announcement of work party dates, as well as calls for donated materials as we need them.

We will continue to hold our Open Studio Nights and other classes at our current Anka Street location until our official grand re-opening, which is currently scheduled for June 1st.

Events to Check Out

February 26th at our Monday Open Studio Night we are learning how to use 3D Doodle Pens. If you want to learn how to use a pen that can draw off the page, come on by between 6 and 8 pm.
March 5th we will have a workshop on making rope bowls. It’s a fun simple project using string and hot glue.
March memberships are on sale now. Get yours in person or online on the membership tab.

November Events Schedule

Join us at this week’s Monday Open Studio Night for a 3D printing and laser cutting workshop. Learn the ins and outs of these awesome pieces of equipment to use in your next project.
Next week, on Monday, November 13 we will have a special fall leaves crafts event. We’ll show you a variety of awesome projects and techniques using fall leaves for decoration and more.
November 20th come to the Makerspace for a workshop on tissue paper sun catchers.
November 27th we will be making citrus holiday candles. You are welcome to bring your own fruit.
Please let us know if you plan on attending an event so we have enough materials. We suggest a $10 donation to the Makerspace to cover materials. Open Studio nights are a great time to tour the Makerspace, meet local makers, and generally unplug from the workday. They are every Monday from 6 to 8 pm. If there’s an event or activity you want us to do, let us know.

Fall Makerspace Events

We’ve got some great events lined up for our fall Open Studio Nights. If you’re looking for something to do on a Monday night, or want see the Makerspace, come on by between 6 and 8 pm. Open Studio Nights are free and open to anyone. Here’s the schedule:

August 21- Journal Making and Paper Arts. We’ll show you everything you need to know to create beautiful looking journals and other paper crafts.
August 28- Wind Chimes and Mobiles. Make a fun art project to hang outside or in. We’ll supply the material, you supply the creativity.
September 4- CNC Router build and/or class. If we haven’t finished building our new CNC router by the 4th, we’ll work on it then. If it is done, we’ll teach you how to use it.
September 11- 3D Printing Workshop. There are some new useful features we’ve uncovered about our 3D printer since the last workshop we ran.
September 18- Ceramics Pinchpots. Learn the basics of ceramics by making your own pinchpot.
September 25- Electronics Workshop. Come learn the basics of wiring your own electronics, from completing circuits to soldering connections.
October 2- Foam Weapon Smithing. Back by popular demand, make a foam and PVC sword to challenge your friends.
October 9- Pumpkin Carving. Get in the Halloween spirit by carving pumpkins, maker style.
October 16- Mask Making. The scariest part of any Halloween costume is the mask. Make yours the scariest on the block.
October 23- Costume Making/ Show and Tell. Finish up your costume with help from other makers, and show it off.

The button for purchasing recurring memberships has been fixed on our website. If you want to set up your recurring membership over paypal, please do so before the end of the month.

We will have another glass class in September due to the popularity of the last one. It will be a two part class on September 13th and 20th. We will have more details as we get closer to the date.

Summer Events

We’ve got a great schedule of upcoming events for the rest of the summer. We’ve got awesome things going on at our Monday Open Studio Nights, every Monday from 6 to 8 pm, and we will be offering other classes as well. Open Studio Nights are free and open to the public. Participating in the classes and events we offer during those times will cost $10 to cover materials. Take a look at our schedule:
  • 7/17/17- Open Studio Night: Beginner Hand Building Ceramics. Learn the basics on hand building ceramics. This is a great art class for the whole family.
  • 7/24/17- Open Studio Night: Foam Weapon Smithing. Make a sword out of pvc, foam, and duct tape to challenge your friends.
  • 7/27/17- Introductory Glass Class Part 1: Create your own rain chain or coaster set. This class will be an introduction to sheet glass, cutting, and creating an image. RSVP by emailing us at Juneaumakerspace@gmail.com.
  • 7/31/17- Open Studio Night: Intro to electronics and soldering. We’ve been expanding the tool range on our electronics bench, we’ll show you how to use some of them on a nifty little project.
  • 8/3/17- Introductory Glass Class Part 2. This class will focus on cold-working techniques and you will go home with your finished product.
  • 8/7/17- Open Studio Night: Mason Jar Terrariums. Learn to make your own mini terrarium from a mason jar.
  • 8/14/17- Open Studio Night: Show and Tell. Bring in your own project, and come see what other makers in Juneau are up to.
  • 8/17/17- Board Meeting, 7 pm.
  • 8/21/17- Open Studio Night: Journal Making and Paper Arts. Learn to make stellar journals and scrap books to impress your friends.
The two part Glass Class will cost $70, which covers materials and instruction. Makerspace members will get a discount. The classes are both on Thursdays from 6 to 8 pm. Pay in person, or online by going to the Donate tab and entering in the amount for the class.
Let us know what events you want to see on the calendar. With so many great events on the way, there’s no excuse not to come by your local Makerspace.

June and July Events

We’ve got a busy schedule of great events planned for June and July. Here’s the upcoming calendar of Open Studio Night events. The Makerspace is free and open to the public every Monday 6 to 8 pm.
June 19th: 3D Printing Class. Come learn how to 3D print.
June 26th: Painting Night. Spend a pleasant evening painting with acrylics in good company. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re learning or a pro. $10 supplies fee.
July 3rd: Closed due to holiday.
July 10th: Safety Class. Recommended for all members and those interested in becoming members. We will have a guest instructor teaching proper safety procedures for using our larger shop equipment. Please RSVP.
July 17: Beginner Hand Building Ceramics Class. Come learn how you can create your own ceramic pieces at the Makerspace.
July 24: Foam Smithing. Learn to make foam swords to fight your friends.
We also have volunteering options available for anyone interested in promoting STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) in Juneau. Come check us out at the Makerspace, 1759 Anka Street, near Costco.

501st Legion at the Makerspace

Join us on Monday, June 12th from 6 to 8 pm for a fun event for the whole family! Members of the 501st Legion Star Wars fan organization will be showing off their movie costumes. This is a great event for anyone who likes Star Wars, costumes, cosplay, and crafting. The costumes are self made and movie accurate. Come learn how it’s done and how you can do it yourself.