Maker Lab is a hands-on workshop where students can design, build, and create practical projects and learn new techniques in artistry, engineering, and skills development. Students will have access and supervision to use power tools, soldering irons, saws and knives, and all general building tools and equipment. They can create woodwork, electronics, textiles, prints and sculptures. Students will also have the opportunity to explore a range of virtual design platforms with image editing software programs, including full access to our 3D printer. Students are welcome to bring in their own personal projects, academic assignments, or take on one of the weekly arts or engineering challenges.
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 6th – June 14th
(This class is offered with anytime entry throughout the year)
What ages is it appropriate for?
What credits can be earned?
Contact Us Now
After completing our enquiry form you will recieve a scheduled phone call to speak to our Intake Coordinator for further information on the course and registration process.