Workshops and Level-Ups

Rubber Duck Lab is on a mission to increase community access to project-based learning and 21st century skill development opportunities. This is why we hire local educators, makers, artists, tinkers, and other creatively minded people to work in the Makerspace; we call them Master Makers. The first job duty of every Master Maker is to insure the Makerspace is full of amazing maker materials for the public to access and use. The second duty they have is to create fun and interesting workshops for the public! Want to learn a new skill or level-up a current one? Then talk to a Master Maker and they can create a workshop of Level-Up just for you.


We are making a broader impact in our community by increasing equitable access to critical learning opportunities.

Workshops
Master Makers
Workshops

Claymation Animation

​Master Maker: Kenny
Enrollment Fee: $30​

​Date: Saturday, February 1st   Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
1 session; recommended for all ages

Learn to make fun and emotive characters out of articulated clay then bring them to life using stop animation! In this 1.5 hour workshop participants will learn the basics of modeling with clay, how articulated figures work, and get to try their hand at the tricky medium of stop animation... Gumby style (or Nightmare Before Christmas if you're a child of the 90s). If you don't know who Gumby is, that's okay, sign up for this worship and you will find out! 


BONUS: Take the figure you make home and debut your video on Rubber Duck Lab's social media pages.

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MicroYou & Microscope Level-Up

​Master Maker: Jasmine
Enrollment Fee: $20
​Date: Saturday, February 22nd
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
1 session, recommended for kids and youth

Have you ever taken a look at yourself... I mean a really close look at yourself? How about a microscopic look at yourself? Hang out in the Makerspace and learn how to not only make slides of your own cells but also how to work the 2500X magnification AmScope Microscope. After this Level-Up workshop you will be able to access the scope anytime you drop in with a Maker Pro add-on or during Master Studio hours. 


BONUS: Take your MicroYou slide home so that you will always have a piece of you on a slide! 

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Winter Greenhouse

​Master Maker: Jodie 
Enrollment Fee: $65
​Date: Saturday, February 29th
    Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm 
​1 session, recommended for teens and adults

Learn how to build and tend your very own winter green house. If you love to grow things but don't want to wait for Spring, then this workshop is for you! Get a head start on your spring planting by starting your favorite plants in a winter greenhouse.


BONUS: Take your greenhouse home with you.

 

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Heavy Metal

​Master Maker: Jesse
Enrollment Fee: $65
​Date: Saturday, March 7th
    Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
​1 session, recommended for youth and teens

Heavy metal isn't just a music genre, it is also an important part of our planets geology, plays a shining role on the Periodic Table, and is found in... Pepto-Bismol? That's right, the active ingredient in Pepto-Bismol is actually metal, but don't worry it's perfectly safe (when taken according to the manufacturer's directions). In this workshop, learn how to extract metal from over-the-counter meds... just for fun... and science, it's totally for science. 


BONUS: Take your extracted metal flakes home! What you do with them is up to you. 

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Wonderstructs Level-Up

​Master Maker: Jesse and Kenny
Enrollment Fee: $25 Donation
​Date: Saturday, March 14th
    Time: 10:30am - Whenever it is completed
​1 session, recommended for youth, teens, and adults

Have you seen the blue wall in the Makerspace that has all those little wooden and metal discs sticking to it? Well that is the base of the most amazing laser cut motorized marble run designed and donated by our Education Partner: Wonderstructs! In this Level-Up you will assist our Master Makers in building the components and designing the marble maze. You will learn how the Wonderstructs operates, how the different parts work together, and how to send marbles racing down the design you help create. By learning all of this, you will then become one of the few people who will be able to run the Wonderstructs when you visit the Makerspace!  


BONUS: Your name will be added to a thank you plaque displayed in the Makerspace. 

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Master Makers

Meet the Master Makers

Workshops and Level-Ups at the Rubber Duck Lab Makerspace are all developed and led by our incredibly talented Master Makers. Each of our Master Makers is an employee of Rubber Duck Lab and they work collaboratively to determine the highest quality,, engaging, interactive programs for the public. But it all starts with you! Every program designed by our Master Makers combines the interests of our community with the talents of our staff. So if you want to learn something, feel free to collaborate with a Master Maker today.*

Sapphira Butler

Started with Rubber Duck Lab: 2019

Finger Printed/Background Checked: Yes

TB Tested: Yes

Teaching Experience: 10+ years

Sapphira is our resident Aussie with teaching experience in two different hemispheres! She loves science and all things MakerEd. Aside from putting together awesome STEAM Labs and workshops, she also is the Makerspace Manager who oversees the supplies and materials. So if there is something new you would like to see in the Makerspace, let her know!

Jasmine Hart

Started with Rubber Duck Lab: 2019

Finger Printed/Background Checked: Yes

TB Tested: Yes

Teaching Experience: 3+ years

Jasmine is a local college student with big ambitions. Don't let her pink, or purple, or red, or whatever color hair she has this week fool you; Jasmine knows her science and is always ready to break out the tech and get physical... physical sciences that is.

Kenny Price

Started with Rubber Duck Lab: 2019

Finger Printed/Background Checked: Yes

TB Tested: Yes

Teaching Experience: 3+ years

Do you need help with something? Then call on Kenny, he is the ultimate Renaissances Man... or should I say Renaissance Master Maker? From art, to computer science, to woodworking, to slime... Kenny is your man and he has got you covered.

Jesse Henricks

Started with Rubber Duck Lab: 2019

Finger Printed/Background Checked: Yes

TB Tested: Yes

Teaching Experience: 1+ years

Jesse, Jesse, he's our man, if he can't build it no one can! Just about every kit, piece of furniture, or awesome thing hanging on the wall of the Makerspace has been built by Jesse! From furniture to computer programs, Jesse can teach you to build it all.

*Please Note: workshops and level-ups offered at Rubber Duck Lab are provided EXCLUSIVELY by Master Makers employed by our organization. All Master Makers at Rubber Duck Lab have undergone fingerprinting and FBI/DOJ background checks, along with TB Testing and received favorable outcomes.