MakerLab has the atmosphere of an art studio, woodshop, and classroom all rolled into one. Here students, budding artists, and future engineers can practice and learn techniques, gain experience with new tools (digital and physical), as well as exercise the skills required to take an idea and make it come to life. Students are welcome to bring in their own personal projects, academic assignments, or take on one of the weekly arts or engineering challenges. Students will be supported to develop skills in painting, sketching, sculpting, papercraft, woodworking, electronics, engineering, and 3D Printing. Students will be taught to engage in an iterative design process that involves goal setting, evaluating, creativity and imagination, along with regular problem solving.
Your Educator – Peter Forde
Peter aims to make the classroom his studio where creativity is the leader of learning. Coming from a world of traditional Ireland and teaching in the creative hub of London, England, Peter has developed a broad range of artistic experiences. He has exhibited in Ireland and England through painting, media arts, performance and theatre and sees himself as much of a teacher as an artist. Currently Peter prints at Malaspina studios in Granville Island and exhibits at galleries in Vancouver. Peter values the role of the teacher as the facilitator to the student’s creativity but draws from his technical and expressive experiences to bloom the student’s unique ability. The arts define our culture and our identity and at Brainboost we are delighted to celebrate these qualities. Expect the fun of the carnival, with the sincerity of gallery.
Your Educator – Martin Derige
Martin hails from the icy, sunshiny land of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he obtained a degree in Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He has worked with students of all ages, from playing dodge ball in school gyms to peer tutoring sleep-deprived engineers. He teaches math, science, and chemistry, and lives for that ‘Aha! Eureka!’ moment when the kids just get it. Martin has a healthy sense of curiosity and compassion about the world and is always seeking to connect with the cool people who are part of it, like his family and friends – and the staff and students at Brain Boost! He exercises his brain with music, gaming, visual art, design, and puzzles of all types, and exercises his body through adventures like climbing, running in the woods, and day-long hikes in the mountains. He can often be found eating spaghetti.
How much does it cost?
(mid-term enrollment offered at a pro-rated price)
When is it?
Fridays: 1:00-3:00 pm
What are the dates?
September 9th – June 16th
(This class is offered with anytime entry throughout the year)
What ages is it appropriate for?
What credits can be earned?