Learn New Skills at Workshops at Watertown’s Hatch Makerspace

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Watertown’s Makerspace has plenty going on in July, including sewing and bookbinding classes, along with drawing and collaging.

The following information was provided by Hatch:

Introduction to the Sewing Machine
Monday 7/10,  5-7pm

Learn how to use a sewing machine. We will cover the basics of threading a machine, changing stitches, tension, and several tips to get started.All sewing machines and materials will be provided by Hatch.

This workshop is designed for sewing novices or beginners who need a refresher. Participants must be age 10 or older. Anyone under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required.

Introduction to Book Binding: Stab Binding

Monday 7/10,  7-9pm

In this workshop you will learn the basics of bookbinding from start to finish. Using traditional and non-traditional materials, participants will design and construct books using the Japanese stab-binding method and upcycled decorative paper covers. The instructor will also demonstrate how to use stab binding to repair existing books!

This project is a great introduction to Hatch’s bookbinding equipment and the world of creative bookbinding.All materials and tools are provided.

This workshop is for adults and older children ages 12+. Minors 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult or have Hatch’s waiver form signed by their parent/guardian.Registration is required.

Oh, Scrap! Mixed Media Affirmation Pins

Monday 7/17,  5-7pm

These little textile collages are colorful, lighthearted, and easy to make by hand (with some optional machine sewing if you wish). We will stitch fabric onto a pin, embellish with embroidery, stamp words on twill tape, sew on charms and buttons, and basically make a little piece of uplifting fun. Bonus lesson: we will make our own bias strips from scrap fabric.

Adults and older children ages 12+. Youth 12-17 attending on their own must have Hatch’s waiver form signed by their parent or legal guardian in person.Registration is required.

Bad Drawing Club with Caroline DeBrota: Collaborative Drawings

Monday 7/24,  6-8pm

Do you feel that you’re bad at drawing? Have you ever felt frustrated that your art doesn’t look as “good” as that of others? None of that matters at all at Bad Drawing Club, where we will explore the joy of making easy drawings that are relaxing, freeform, and empoweringly imperfect. Hatch Makerspace volunteer Caroline will lead the club in making easy drawings so uniformly bad that you might just start to rethink how good your bad drawings can be.

Collaborative Drawings: This month’s Bad Drawing Club is all about working together! Join us in a casual, low-stakes class as we explore relaxing, easy drawings that involve cooperation and collaboration to create some wacky “patchwork” drawings, giant drawings, narrative drawings, exquisite corpses, and more. Come ready to explore your artistic side–no skill required–and share (literally) your work with the class!All materials are provided.

This workshop is for adults and older children age 12+. Youth ages 12-17 attending without an adult must have their parent or legal guardian sign Hatch’s waiver form in-person.Registration is required.

Hatch Makerspace is located at 20 Summer Street in Watertown, MA. An extension of the Watertown Free Public Library, we are a free public workshop with space, equipment, and materials available for your use.

For more information contact Amelia Young, Hatch Coordinator:
email:     ayoung@watertown-ma.gov
phone:   781-795-2309

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