Learn About Cartooning, Create Rube Goldberg at HATCH Makerspace

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Hatch Makerspace has tons of activities in July, including learning cartooning and caricature, Rube Goldberg-esque creations, 3-D modeling, or hit one of the weekly drop-in sessions.

The Makerspace is part of the Watertown Free Public Library. It is a public workshop with space, equipment, and materials available for you to use. 

Here are some of the workshops going on at Hatch, located at 20 Summer Street in Watertown. It is open Monday-Thursday, 1-9 p.m., Friday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. Hatch will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day. Hours are updated regularly online: watertownlib.org/hatch

Workshop spotlight: Art Studio – Cartoon and Caricature
Learn the basics of cartoon and caricature drawing from Watertown artist, Adrian Alvarez. An accomplished comic artist, Adrian will guide participants in pencil and ink drawing techniques with a focus on the figure.

Workshop spotlight: Chain Reaction, Get Ready for F.A.T.
Rube Goldberg enthusiasts of all ages are invited to join us as we monkey around with various cause-and-effects, all in preparation for The MIT Museum’s Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) massive chain reaction event: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/fat.

Hatch also has drop-in activities, which are weekly themed sessions that are designed to give you insight into the subject matter. This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn from our volunteers, they are not workshops.


Mondays 3-6pm, Fiber Arts
Need help with that sewing project? Haven’t picked up your knitting needles in awhile? Get help or get started.
Tuesdays 6:30-9pm, Electronics for Music
Curious about electronics? Want to learn how to turn an electric current into sound? For beginners and pros.
Wednesdays 7-9pm, Mechatronics
Exploring Arduino, Raspberry PI, motion control, and sensor technologies together. Bring, brainstorm, and build.
Thursdays 6-9pm, Open Code
Get help coding with Python, OpenSCAD, LEGO Mindstorms, HTML, CSS, and more. For beginners and pros.

To register for events, click the links above and below or visit wfpl.eventbrite.com 

 Upcoming Workshops & Events 
7/6, Intro to 3D Modeling for Adults
7/6, Intro to 3D Modeling for Kids (ages 8-13)
7/8, Sewing Basics: Drawstring Sling
7/9, Vinyl Cutter 102: Iron On
7/9, Intro to EL Wire
7/10, Inkscape 101
7/11, Laser Cutter 101
7/11, Intro to Soldering
7/13, Intro to the Sewing Machine
7/15, 3D Printing 101
7/16, Custom LED Glow Lights
7/17, Tools for Makers
7/20, Chain Reaction: Get Ready for F.A.T.
7/22, Laser Cutter 101
7/23, Art Studio: Cartoon and Caricature
7/29, Arduino 201

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