SHAK Makerspace

Upcoming Classes

    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 117 sessions
    • 201 W Monroe
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    Interested in learning more about the Makerspace?  Wednesday evenings are our Open House.  The public is welcome to come in, meet makers and learn more about the space. 

    • 29 Jul 2017
    • 30 Jun 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • 210 W Monroe
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    Time to take a break from Making and get our shelves and equipment back in order.  Please join us for a quick clean up/organizational/maintenance work time at the space.  


    Registration is not required, but it is helpful in case someone is planning snacks.   If you know of specific work to be completed, please make sure the lead or the Shop Steward knows, so we can plan to have parts available. 

    • 31 Jul 2017
    • 30 Jul 2018
    • 53 sessions
    • 210 W Monroe
    During this time, the Shop Steward will be in the space, taking care of general space operations business.   Open for Members and non Members who need to plan/coordinate changes or want to learn about SHAK.  

    No registration is required, but if you have a specific question or project you need to coordinate with the Steward, please reach out to them ahead of time. 

    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 23 Feb 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • 210 W Monroe
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     SHAK is excited to partner with the Mayor's office for a Book Club/Comprehensive plan analysis. 


    Our first book will be Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities 

    by Peter Hirshberg (Author), Dale Dougherty (Author), Marcia Kadanoff   (Author)


    As we work through sets of chapters, we will consider elements of the Kokomo City Comprehensive Plan and give our feedback to the city on a Maker's perspective on how to achieve or improve goals in the plan. 


    As the creative, problem solving members of the community, Makers have a unique "get it done" perspective.  Now we have a direct line of communication to share those ideas and solutions with the local government. 


    We will meet Monthly on the last Thursday of the Month. You are Welcome to attend as many or as few of the sessions as possible, there is no consecutive attendance requirement.  We do recommend reading chapters from any sessions you skip before attending. 


    The Book is available for free online: http://makercity.com/book/ 


     or you can order it via Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Maker-City-Practical-Reinventing-American/dp/1680452630/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501335442&sr=8-1&keywords=maker+city+a+practical+guide+for+reinventing+american+cities


    Registration is not required, but is helpful so we can plan seating and snacks. 


    Please read the following chapter sets before the session: 


    August 31: 

    September 28: 

    Nov 30 :

    Jan 25: 

    Feb 23: 



    Copies of the new Kokomo Comprehensive Plan are available here: 

    http://www.kokomotribune.com/kokomo-comprehensive-plan/pdf_998bef3a-7098-11e7-bb4e-27bd81f974a7.html



    • 18 Dec 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace
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    The SHAK Explorer post meets the first and third monday of the Month. The third Monday is the hands on Make and Take exploratory evening.

    If you are a scout or are interested in becoming an Explorer Scout, please use the Scout Registration.

    These events are open to members or the public as well and will have those registration types where appropriate. These are great family projects, but availability is on a first come basis.


    • 20 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace
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    This is a SHAK membership meeting where we discuss and vote on SHAK business issues, plan for upcoming events and report on board objectives.
    • 08 Jan 2018
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    SHAK Knowledge Session is about learning about various topics.  





    Drop-ins are welcome, but registration helps us plan seating and arrangements.

    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace - 210 W Monroe
    • 35
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    Free and open to the public.  Meet members of the Mandalorian Merc Taakure clan.  Learn how to get started on your own Mando Merc armor!


    Registration is not required, but is suggested. 

    • 15 Jan 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace
    Registration is closed

    The SHAK Explorer post meets the first and third monday of the Month. The third Monday is the hands on Make and Take exploratory evening.

    If you are a scout or are interested in becoming an Explorer Scout, please use the Scout Registration.

    These events are open to members or the public as well and will have those registration types where appropriate. These are great family projects, but availability is on a first come basis.


    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 210 W Monroe
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    We are so excited to bring Ignite to Kokomo. 

     

    Ignite is all about fast and fun presentations. Speakers must build their presentations with 20 slides, each of which is shown for 15 seconds, giving each speaker 5 minutes of fame.

    The first Ignite took place in Seattle in 2006, and since then the event has become an international phenomenon.

    Ignite’s mission is “Everyone Speaks”. We believe that public speaking builds confidence in individuals and that events like Ignite build community. Our goal is to make it possible for anyone, anywhere, to learn to present their ideas and their stories.

    Ignite is also about having fun, and showing that presentations don’t need to be about “death by PowerPoint”.

    For examples of other Ignite talks see some videos here: http://www.ignitetalks.io/videos


    We are looking for speakers ( any age) who have a passion they want to share with the community.  If you are interested in being a speaker for inaugural event, please fill in the application here: 


    https://goo.gl/forms/QtMzmDZ5AEpawdz92




    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 210 W Monroe
    • 15
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    This workshop will cover the basics of 3D printing. 

    It will  you the information you need to get started in this exciting new technology - no personal printer required.  



    We will cover information on the tools, software, and services that make up the 3D printing ecosystem. 


    This workshop is FREE but you must be registered to attend.

    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace
    This is a SHAK membership meeting where we discuss and vote on SHAK business issues, plan for upcoming events and report on board objectives.
    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 210 W Monroe
    • 10
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    Advanced 3D Printing:

     

    Did you buy a 3D printer after our intro class, or are you ready to start using the 3D printers at SHAK?   Did you get a 3D printer over the holidays, but you have not yet fine tuned it?  


    This class is for you!



    Get your hand dirty and get making. 

     

    Want to know how to get the most out of your printer?  Are you having an issue printing something, or with your print quality?

    Feel free to bring your personal printer and your questions so we can help you.

     

    We will also be spending some time talking about Cura Slicer and some potential easy modifications you can do to your printer to improve the print quality and potentially printing time as well. 

    • 03 Feb 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace 210 W Monroe
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    Adult Acrylic Painting Workshop. 


    Learn some basic acrylic skills and best practices while creating this great Mid Winter scene.  


    After this class, you will be ready to dive into painting at SHAK on your own, or take future advanced classes. 


    Class is a fun setting with a max of 25 students, all creating the same canvas image, and a break for snacks and hot beverage. 



    All materials and snacks are included in the class price.  This class is intended for adults.   A kids class will be offered in March. 



    • 05 Feb 2018
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    SHAK Knowledge Session is about learning about various topics.  


    Drop-ins are welcome, but registration helps us plan seating and arrangements.

    • 10 Feb 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace 210 W Monroe
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    Perfect for Valentines..  come in and learn basic duct tape product making-- you will make a business card holder and a flower pen in this basic class led by local artisan Holly DeWitt. 


    All materials and a basic duct tape knife are included in the cost of the class.  



    • 12 Feb 2018
    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • SHAK Makerspace 210 W Monroe
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     On the second monday of the month, we will be having Build Along sessions.  This is not a class, it is a group of folks who are interested in building the same project side by side together, sharing experiences and insights.  You might be a novice or an expert and still have fun. 


    Each session will send out a material list if you are registered.  You should bring that material list to the space with you.   Materials are not included, but use of the tools and equipment at the space for this project is. 


    Feb:  Lamp build - working on a lamp project or want to rebuild a new lamp? Marc will be working on a lamp project and you can come build along. This makes a great way to light up your Valentine's life!!


    March:  Glass Etching.  Nan will be cutting vinyl on the Cricut and then etching with glass etching creme.  Have a spring or easter project you are working on? Maybe you simply want to upgrade/personalize your glass ware..  come in and build along!


    April : TBD


    May:   TBD


    June:  TBD


    July : TBD


    August; TBD


    Sept:  TBD


    Oct: TBD

    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace 210 W Monroe
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    Hand Crafted Wooden Box:

     learn basic mitering and wood assembly skills while building a hand crafted wooden box to take home.

     












    We are lucky to have local artisan and furniture maker Andy Cole on hand to teach this wood shop basics class. 

    You will get 4 hours of a small, intimate class with a master wood worker. 

    No woodworking experience is needed, this is a basic woodworking class to build up your skills.  You will be ready to use the miter saw and other basic wood assembly after taking this class. 

     


    All materials are included in the class, and you take home a beautiful custom wooden box and a set of new skills. 


    • 19 Feb 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace
    Registration is closed

    The SHAK Explorer post meets the first and third monday of the Month. The third Monday is the hands on Make and Take exploratory evening.

    If you are a scout or are interested in becoming an Explorer Scout, please use the Scout Registration.

    These events are open to members or the public as well and will have those registration types where appropriate. These are great family projects, but availability is on a first come basis.


    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace 210 W Monroe
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    Upgrade your current look with a custom Duct tape wallet. Just like the ones you may have seen at the Farmer's market or sold many places online. 

    Learn the skills needed for this advanced project and take home your own custom wallet in this workshop led by local artisan Holly DeWitt. 

    All materials and a basic Duct tape knife are included in the cost of the class. 

    Registration is limited. 

    Basic class or permission of the instructor are required

    • 26 Feb 2018
    • 23 Jul 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • SHAK Makerspace - 210 W Monroe
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    Come over to SHAK and Sketch/Draw along with local artist Biz Bates. 


    There might be a topic for the night, or you can always free draw. 


    This is not a formal class setting, but a chance to  relax and sketch for fun/practice. 

    You can always ask folks for critique or suggestions, or just sit and privately draw. 



    Registration is not required, you can always pop on by- but a registration helps us better set up the space, and you never know there might be snacks!!!


    • 03 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace 210 W Monroe
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     It might still feel like the cold of winter, but now is the time to start planning for your fresh summer veggies!


    Michelle Martin and Steve Daily of Thistle Rock Farm organic farm will be joining us at SHAK to  teach seed starting and transplant methods. 


    Class includes all supplies and refreshments. Seed trays, seeds, soil, spray bottle. They will teach a couple methods of starting seeds and demonstrate how to separate and transplant starts. Plant your choice of 6 plants including tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and more!



     *note seeds will be non-GMO certified organic and potting soil will be OMRI approved organic

    • 03 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace
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    Kids/Teens Acrylic Workshop. 


    Kids and Teens will work under the Direction of Angela Miller. 


    Angela Miller graduated from Manchester College with and an undergraduate degree in

    Visual Arts Education. She earned her masters in Elementary Education from Indiana

    University Kokomo. She also earned an elementary degree in Elementary Education and

    middle school endorsements in Language Arts and Social Studies from Indiana

    University Kokomo. In 2005, Mrs. Miller completed the course work for a K-12

    administration license at Indiana Purdue Ft. Wayne.

    Mrs. Miller has 24 years of experience in education. She taught Visual Arts K-8 at

    Whitko Community Schools for 5 ½ years. She worked at Tippecanoe Valley School

    Corporation for 17 years serving as a Gifted and Talented teacher, GT Coordinator,

    Curriculum Director and Mentone Elementary Principal.

    For the past two years she has served as the Curriculum Coordinator for Caston School

    Corporation. During her time at Caston she has started Project Lead the Way classes in

    both the elementary and junior high classrooms.

     

    Kids will have a break for snack and beverage, and will take home a painting to keep.  All materials and snacks are included in the cost. 


    • 05 Mar 2018
    Register

    SHAK Knowledge Session is about learning about various topics.  


    Drop-ins are welcome, but registration helps us plan seating and arrangements.

    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace - 210 W Monroe
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    Shawn Hilton, Local Mini Wizard and owner of Comics Cubed ,will be hosting a mini painting "Tips and Tricks" workshop. This is a hands on 2 hr workshop where you get tips and tricks to make it amazing from this local professional. 
    Class size is limited so you can get lots of one on one attention, so please sign up early. A previous class sold out.  He  will be bringing his travel spray booth, paints, primer, the airbrush for priming and some brushes for this session. 


     Your class fee includes a miniature, and use of his paints and equipment. 


      


    • 13 Mar 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace 210 W Monroe
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     Build and Take home a one foot tall Cedar Wood Spinner.  Perfect for a deck, porch or to hang from a tree outside.  


    All materials are included in class cost.  You will build a take home a spinner for each person registered.  All SHAK Classes have a discount for members.  Please be sure to select the correct registration type. 



    Registration will close 2 weeks before the workshop to ensure materials are ordered and prepped. 


    Image is an example of the spinner, but the class will not be painting, they will be created in this workshop out of outdoor safe cedar wood. 


    • 19 Mar 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace
    Register

    The SHAK Explorer post meets the first and third monday of the Month. The third Monday is the hands on Make and Take exploratory evening.

    If you are a scout or are interested in becoming an Explorer Scout, please use the Scout Registration.

    These events are open to members or the public as well and will have those registration types where appropriate. These are great family projects, but availability is on a first come basis.


    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace 210 W Monroe
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    Have a favorite NSFW phrase you would like to immortalize? 

    Join Cheri Myers for this cross stitch class and put your pet phrase on a handtowel!


    Towels, Patterns and Floss are included in the class price. 


    This class is not child friendly or work safe ;-0

    • 09 Apr 2018
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    SHAK Knowledge Session is about learning about various topics.  


    Drop-ins are welcome, but registration helps us plan seating and arrangements.

    • 16 Apr 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace
    Register

    The SHAK Explorer post meets the first and third monday of the Month. The third Monday is the hands on Make and Take exploratory evening.

    If you are a scout or are interested in becoming an Explorer Scout, please use the Scout Registration.

    These events are open to members or the public as well and will have those registration types where appropriate. These are great family projects, but availability is on a first come basis.


    • 07 May 2018
    Register

    SHAK Knowledge Session is about learning about various topics.  


    Drop-ins are welcome, but registration helps us plan seating and arrangements.

    • 21 May 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace
    Register

    The SHAK Explorer post meets the first and third monday of the Month. The third Monday is the hands on Make and Take exploratory evening.

    If you are a scout or are interested in becoming an Explorer Scout, please use the Scout Registration.

    These events are open to members or the public as well and will have those registration types where appropriate. These are great family projects, but availability is on a first come basis.


    • 04 Jun 2018
    Register

    SHAK Knowledge Session is about learning about various topics.  


    Drop-ins are welcome, but registration helps us plan seating and arrangements.

    • 18 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • SHAK Makerspace
    Register

    The SHAK Explorer post meets the first and third monday of the Month. The third Monday is the hands on Make and Take exploratory evening.

    If you are a scout or are interested in becoming an Explorer Scout, please use the Scout Registration.

    These events are open to members or the public as well and will have those registration types where appropriate. These are great family projects, but availability is on a first come basis.


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Phone: (765) 865-8701

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