Upcoming events

    • 19 Aug 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
    • 7
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    Time: Aug 19 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
    Instructor: Malissa Long
    Ages: 12 to 99

    Make as many scrunchies as you can in an hour. Students will receive enough supplies for 3 scrunchies and a printed instruction sheet to help make more. Basic sewing machine understanding is highly suggested but not required.
    • 19 Aug 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
    • 7
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    Time: Aug 19 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Instructor: Patrick Hutchison
    Ages: 16 and up

    Have a paper craft project that you just don’t have enough room to work on? Want to learn how to do a little light scrapbooking? We have all sorts of supplies including a wide selection of papers with interesting patterns, stamps, embossers, craft scissors, paints, colored pencils, and more to help make your project a reality. If you want to bring a computer, printer, or other device that needs power be sure and bring your own extension cord. If you use some of our consumables, like paper, we ask for a small donation so we can replace it for future classes. You will get your own 8 foot table to spread out and work on your project. One paid participant per 8 foot table. Those who are not fully vaccinated or are at high risk for catching or having serious complications from COVID-19 should plan to wear a mask until the pandemic emergency is officially over.
    • 19 Aug 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
    • 7
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    Time: Aug 19 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Instructor: Malissa Long
    Ages: 12 to 99

    Make as many scrunchies as you can in an hour. Students will receive enough supplies for 3 scrunchies and a printed instruction sheet to help make more. Basic sewing machine understanding is highly suggested but not required.
    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon Wichita KS 67218
    • 5
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    Time: Aug 20 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Host: Mike Atherton

    Get acquainted with the tools used in the Jewelry Lab.
    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
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    Time: Aug 20 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Instructor: Aaron Rivers
    Ages: 16 to 99
    Required Authorizations: Woodshop

    Attention: This class has nothing to do with Winter Sports.

    In this class we will be assembling table saw sleds for use in the MakeICT woodshop.

    The table saw sled is a very basic project, but requires some extreme precision.
    The reward is bringing safe, easy, repeatable, and reliable precision to crosscutting on the table saw.

    Skills covered:
    Processing sheet goods (without a sled).
    Face and edge jointing.
    Simple biscuit joints.
    Simple dowel joints.
    Laminating.
    Ripping and crosscutting thin and narrow strips.
    Band sawing simple curves.
    Elementary mdf router patterns.
    Oscillating spindle sander.
    Hand routing patterns and edge contours.
    Predrilling/countersinking.
    Three and four cut squaring methods.
    And finally, using the sleds.

    Depending on attendance we will make between 2 and 5 sleds with various functions.

    Sled's to be made:
    Basic crosscutting sled.
    Dado sled.
    Oversized crosscut sled.
    Tilted blade sled.
    45 degree miter sled.

    If you bring your own materials, I will work with you outside the class on your own sled(s).

    15 minute break at 1pm.
    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon Wichita KS 67218
    • 5
    Register
    Time: Aug 20 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Host: Mike Atherton

    Get acquainted with the tools used in the Jewelry Lab.
    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
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    Time: Aug 20 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
    Host: Michael Atherton
    Ages: 16 and up

    Learn how to freeform work a stone using a lapidary grinder/cabbing machine. Stones will be provided and participants will be authorized to use the Jewelry Lab cabbing machine.
    • 21 Aug 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, Kansas 67218
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    Time: Aug 21 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Host: Michael Atherton
    Ages: 16 and up

    Make a hand-crafted Silver Ring. Learning basic Silver Working Techniques, Michael will show you how to craft your ring. Basic Silver Working includes various safety techniques and equipment.
    • 21 Aug 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon Wichita KS 67218
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    Time: Aug 21 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Instructor: Doug Wilson
    Ages: 16 and up
    Required Authorizations: Woodshop

    This class is for those interested in using the CNC ShopBot in the woodshop. During the class, students will design a wooden ring on Easel.com and carve out said ring on the ShopBot. Carving on the ShopBot is quick and accurate, so each person will have the chance to operate the ShopBot themselves and take home a small token of their hard work.
    • 22 Aug 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, Kansas 67218
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    Time: Aug 22 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
    Instructor: John Nicholas
    Ages: 12 to 100

    Makers should make things on Maker Monday. Turn something simple to find out what woodturning is about.

    We will have several experienced woodturners, Members of South Kansas Woodturners, available. This week we will turn Part 1 of a Goblet. The outside. The Goblet is time honored turning project for newer turners. It combines several techniques. This project will take two sessions. The Maker Monday Sessions in August and September will be devoted to students turning either Part I or Part II of turning a goblet.

    We wear Protective Face Shields (Safety) when turning. Dust or Cloth Masks are optional.

    Kid Friendly, requires Parent with those under 16.

    This exploring Woodturning Class does not qualify for Level 1 Lathe Authorization.
    • 22 Aug 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
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    Time: Aug 22 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
    Instructor: Membership Committee

    Maker Monday is our open house event.
    It’s a great way to experience the makerspace and the maker culture in person. Come tour our shops and see our brand new facility at 5920 E. Mt. Vernon. You’ll learn all about our makerspace, tools, policies, people, and how we operate.

    Our tours are free and open to the public. While you are welcome to just show up, we prefer that you register in advance so we have enough members on hand to assist with our tours. Sessions are at 7 and 7:30.
    If you wish to begin your membership at Maker Monday we will have members here to sign you up.
    You are welcome to hang out and chat after your tour. There’s always something interesting going on at Maker Monday!
    To contact our onboarding team to arrange a tour outside the normal ones on Maker Mondays or general questions about joining, send an email to onboarding@makeict.org.
    • 23 Aug 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
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    Time: Aug 23 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Instructor: Aaron Rivers
    Ages: 16 to 99

    Learn the basics to safely operate the major woodshop tools in this safety class including understanding the limitations of each tool, the forces created when using the tool and how to maintain safe control for improved performance. Tools covered: SawStop table saw, drill press, band saw, router table, jointer, planer, miter saw, oscillating spindle and belt / disk sanders and scroll saw. Expect around an hour and a half of walkthrough with our tools and equipment and an OPTIONAL hour of hands on practice with the tools aimed at those who have little or no practice with woodworking tools



    Prerequisites: Please read the woodshop tool access policy and safety requirements on the wiki page prior to coming to class. Safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves • Advisable: Hearing protection



    Upon completion of the safety demonstration you can use this woodshop equipment for your projects whenever you work at MakeICT as a member!
    • 24 Aug 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon Wichita KS 67218
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    Time: Aug 24 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Instructor: Rustin Atkeisson
    Ages: 16 and up

    The Metalshop Safety Class will cover basic safety for working in both the Hot room and Cold room for the Metalshop at MakeICT, as well as some basic expectations. The following tools will be covered :
    Pipe bender
    Tubing roller
    Metal shear
    Large and small sheet metal brakes
    Drill press
    Hand grinders
    Horizontal band saw
    Vertical band saw
    Chop Saw
    Other equipment not listed may require further authorization. This class is required before taking most other metalworking classes or workshops.
    Safety glasses are available but we recommend bringing your own if you can.
    • 24 Aug 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
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    Time: Aug 24 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
    Instructor: Rustin Atkeisson
    Ages: 16 and up
    Required Authorizations: Metalshop

    Metal Lathe basics will cover the basic parts of the metal lathe while also going thru proper use and operation of the Craftsman and Logan metal lathes.

    The end project will include basic operations such as facing and parting as well as knurling and adding internal threading.

    Safety glasses are required.

    Metalshop Safety must be completed to sign up for this class.
    • 25 Aug 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
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    Time: Aug 25 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Instructor: Doug Wilson
    Ages: 10 and up

    Learn the basics of screen printing. In the course, we'll expose and clean a screen to use for making a single-color print. Class participants will use the tools and take home a wall-worthy print!

    I'll also answer questions about printing on fabric, copyright laws, screen maintenance, etc. Anything in the printshop, as time allows.

    No pre-requisite skills necessary. This course is highly recommended for those intending to learn Multi-Color Print Techniques offered in the future.
    • 25 Aug 2022
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
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    Time: Aug 25 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Instructor: Doug Wilson
    Ages: 10 and up

    This course will demonstrate the process of applying emulsion to our MakeICT (or personal) screens, as well as the reclaiming and storage policy for all screens.
    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
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    Time: Aug 27 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Malissa Long
    Ages: 12 to 99

    Make as many scrunchies as you can in an hour. Students will receive enough supplies for 3 scrunchies and a printed instruction sheet to help make more. Basic sewing machine understanding is highly suggested but not required.
    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
    • 7
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    Time: Aug 27 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Instructor: Malissa Long
    Ages: 12 to 99

    Make as many scrunchies as you can in an hour. Students will receive enough supplies for 3 scrunchies and a printed instruction sheet to help make more. Basic sewing machine understanding is highly suggested but not required.
    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
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    Time: Aug 27 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
    Host: Christian Kindel

    This class will teach participants how to use the 80 watt CO2 laser cutters at MakeICT. We will be using the LightBurn software to create and cut a simple project.

    Participants will learn the capabilities of the laser cutter, machine and material safety, and operation of the machine in Cartesian (flat) mode. All participants will complete a small project to practice running the machine.

    Please bring a USB flash drive if you have one. Completion of this class grants the necessary authorization to use the laser cutter.
    • 29 Aug 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
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    Time: Aug 29 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Instructor: Aaron Rivers
    Ages: 10 to 99

    Students will learn how to read the back of a pattern and the instruction sheet. Students will get a list of books and online sources to help facilitate pattern reading success.
    • 29 Aug 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakeICT 1500 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, Kansas 67214
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    Time: Aug 29 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Instructor: Malissa Long
    Ages: 16 and up

    In this class students will learn how to add inset and patch pockets to any garment. Students will learn how to draft both patterns and add them to existing garments.

    Students are encouraged to bring one garment to put an inset pocket and one garment to add a patch pocket to and 1/2 yard fabric to make pockets out of or choose from our fabric stash. Garments and fabric should be woven. There will be 4 sewing machines available. Please, bring your own if you have one or be ready to share.
    • 31 Aug 2022
    • 6:03 PM - 8:03 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
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    Time: Aug 31 06:03 PM - 08:03 PM
    Host: Christian Kindel
    Ages: 12 and up

    Learn the basics of 3D printing and how to use the printers at MakeICT!

    We'll cover how 3D printing works, materials used in 3D printing, importing 3D files into slicer software, and important techniques for successful printing. Each participant will get a chance to practice with the software and print a small object to take home. Sample models will be provided, but participants may also bring in an STL file of a small (~20cm^3) object to try out.

    Completion of this class will grant authorization for using the 3D printers at MakeICT.
    • 01 Sep 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
    • 19
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    Time: Sep 01 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
    Host: Tyra Grace

    This Watercolor Workshop will teach basic watercolor techniques while working on a small painting project.

    Please bring:
    Watercolors
    Washy tape or blue painter's tape
    Watercolor paper

    I'll have brushes, paper towels, sharpie thin pens, and water containers available for use.
    Watercolor Workshop - Basic Strokes Covers:
    Gradient Wash
    Brush control (Thin lines, thick lines, stippling, etc.)
    Bleeding
    Layering
    Blotting
    Texturing

    About the instructor:
    Born and raised in Kansas, Tyra (She/They) is an Eco-Artist residing in Wichita, KS and has always been interested in the connection to earth-friendly art practices. She runs an art studio where they make eco-friendly watercolors by hand and teach watercolor classes both in person and online.
    • 12 Sep 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, Kansas 67218
    • 5
    Register
    Time: Sep 12 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
    Instructor: John Nicholas
    Ages: 12 to 100
    Required Authorizations: Woodshop

    Makers should make things on Maker Monday. Turn something simple to find out what woodturning is about.

    We will have several experienced woodturners, Members of South Kansas Woodturners, available. This week we will turn Part 1 of a Goblet. The outside. The Goblet is time honored turning project for newer turners. It combines several techniques. This project will take two sessions. The Maker Monday Sessions in August and September will be devoted to students turning either Part I or Part II of turning a goblet.

    We wear Protective Face Shields (Safety) when turning. Dust or Cloth Masks are optional.

    Kid Friendly, requires Parent with those under 16.

    This exploring Woodturning Class does not qualify for Level 1 Lathe Authorization.
    • 16 Sep 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
    • 8
    Register
    Time: Sep 16 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Instructor: Patrick Hutchison
    Ages: 16 and up

    Have a paper craft project that you just don’t have enough room to work on? Want to learn how to do a little light scrapbooking? We have all sorts of supplies including a wide selection of papers with interesting patterns, stamps, embossers, craft scissors, paints, colored pencils, and more to help make your project a reality. If you want to bring a computer, printer, or other device that needs power be sure and bring your own extension cord. If you use some of our consumables, like paper, we ask for a small donation so we can replace it for future classes. You will get your own 8 foot table to spread out and work on your project. One paid participant per 8 foot table. Those who are not fully vaccinated or are at high risk for catching or having serious complications from COVID-19 should plan to wear a mask until the pandemic emergency is officially over.
    • 21 Sep 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon Wichita KS 67218
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    Time: Sep 21 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Instructor: John Nicholas
    Ages: 10 and up

    Monthly Meeting for SKW, Interested Make ICT Members and visitors are welcome. The Demonstration will be in the Lathe area. . We always have a Show and Tell about recent turnings. We learn from each other. We learn from our failures and our successes.

    In the woodshop at the lathe we wear faceshields and my wear cloth or dust masks.

    Wood Turning Classes Scheduled Separately
    • 21 Sep 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon Wichita KS 67218
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    Time: Sep 21 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Instructor: Malissa Long

    Are you a textile aficionado? Do you dabble in the textile arts? Are you looking for a tribe to encourage and inspire your fiber artistic creativity? Or do you have questions about textiles you need answered? Once a month we will get together to encourage each other to explore fiber in it's many forms and work through our UFOs(unfinished fiber objects). So come play with your yarns, thread, cloths, felts, or fibers in whichever state they exist. Hand, machine, and print work encouraged.
    • 26 Sep 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, Kansas 67218
    • 5
    Register
    Time: Sep 26 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
    Instructor: John Nicholas
    Ages: 12 to 100
    Required Authorizations: Woodshop

    Makers should make things on Maker Monday. Turn something simple to find out what woodturning is about.

    We will have several experienced woodturners, Members of South Kansas Woodturners, available. This week we will turn Part 1 of a Goblet. The outside. The Goblet is time honored turning project for newer turners. It combines several techniques. This project will take two sessions. The Maker Monday Sessions in August and September will be devoted to students turning either Part I or Part II of turning a goblet.

    We wear Protective Face Shields (Safety) when turning. Dust or Cloth Masks are optional.

    Kid Friendly, requires Parent with those under 16.

    This exploring Woodturning Class does not qualify for Level 1 Lathe Authorization.
    • 21 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
    • 8
    Register
    Time: Oct 21 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Instructor: Patrick Hutchison
    Ages: 16 and up

    Have a paper craft project that you just don’t have enough room to work on? Want to learn how to do a little light scrapbooking? We have all sorts of supplies including a wide selection of papers with interesting patterns, stamps, embossers, craft scissors, paints, colored pencils, and more to help make your project a reality. If you want to bring a computer, printer, or other device that needs power be sure and bring your own extension cord. If you use some of our consumables, like paper, we ask for a small donation so we can replace it for future classes. You will get your own 8 foot table to spread out and work on your project. One paid participant per 8 foot table. Those who are not fully vaccinated or are at high risk for catching or having serious complications from COVID-19 should plan to wear a mask until the pandemic emergency is officially over.
    • 18 Nov 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
    • 8
    Register
    Time: Nov 18 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Instructor: Patrick Hutchison
    Ages: 16 and up

    Have a paper craft project that you just don’t have enough room to work on? Want to learn how to do a little light scrapbooking? We have all sorts of supplies including a wide selection of papers with interesting patterns, stamps, embossers, craft scissors, paints, colored pencils, and more to help make your project a reality. If you want to bring a computer, printer, or other device that needs power be sure and bring your own extension cord. If you use some of our consumables, like paper, we ask for a small donation so we can replace it for future classes. You will get your own 8 foot table to spread out and work on your project. One paid participant per 8 foot table. Those who are not fully vaccinated or are at high risk for catching or having serious complications from COVID-19 should plan to wear a mask until the pandemic emergency is officially over.
    • 18 Nov 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
    • 8
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    Time: Nov 18 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Instructor: Patrick Hutchison
    Ages: 16 and up

    Have a paper craft project that you just don’t have enough room to work on? Want to learn how to do a little light scrapbooking? We have all sorts of supplies including a wide selection of papers with interesting patterns, stamps, embossers, craft scissors, paints, colored pencils, and more to help make your project a reality. If you want to bring a computer, printer, or other device that needs power be sure and bring your own extension cord. If you use some of our consumables, like paper, we ask for a small donation so we can replace it for future classes. You will get your own 8 foot table to spread out and work on your project. One paid participant per 8 foot table. Those who are not fully vaccinated or are at high risk for catching or having serious complications from COVID-19 should plan to wear a mask until the pandemic emergency is officially over.
    • 16 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
    • 8
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    Time: Dec 16 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Instructor: Patrick Hutchison
    Ages: 16 and up

    Have a paper craft project that you just don’t have enough room to work on? Want to learn how to do a little light scrapbooking? We have all sorts of supplies including a wide selection of papers with interesting patterns, stamps, embossers, craft scissors, paints, colored pencils, and more to help make your project a reality. If you want to bring a computer, printer, or other device that needs power be sure and bring your own extension cord. If you use some of our consumables, like paper, we ask for a small donation so we can replace it for future classes. You will get your own 8 foot table to spread out and work on your project. One paid participant per 8 foot table. Those who are not fully vaccinated or are at high risk for catching or having serious complications from COVID-19 should plan to wear a mask until the pandemic emergency is officially over.
    • 16 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • MakeICT 5920 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218
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    Time: Dec 16 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Instructor: Patrick Hutchison
    Ages: 16 and up

    Have a paper craft project that you just don’t have enough room to work on? Want to learn how to do a little light scrapbooking? We have all sorts of supplies including a wide selection of papers with interesting patterns, stamps, embossers, craft scissors, paints, colored pencils, and more to help make your project a reality. If you want to bring a computer, printer, or other device that needs power be sure and bring your own extension cord. If you use some of our consumables, like paper, we ask for a small donation so we can replace it for future classes. You will get your own 8 foot table to spread out and work on your project. One paid participant per 8 foot table. Those who are not fully vaccinated or are at high risk for catching or having serious complications from COVID-19 should plan to wear a mask until the pandemic emergency is officially over.