Workshops and Tech-Talks

Stay Home, Learn Online, and Save Lives!

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 or Tech-Talk just for you.


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

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Fourth Friday Animation Workshops

​Master Maker: Justin Gabaldon
Enrollment Fee: $35 per session or $30 per session when enrolling in 4 or more sessions at a time

​Date: Fourth Friday of every month (May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, etc.) 
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (PST)
Recommended for students ages 8-14 
In this animation workshop, students will learn the basics of animation using a digital tablet. Students will also learn about cartoon character design, digital layering techniques, principles of motions and the importance of sharing their work with others. This workshop is led by Mr. Justin, a professional animator, and Bay Area educator. Mr. Justin is also the director of The Cartoon Lab, a virtual space designed for the creation, curation, and distribution or original cartoon art.
For this workshop students will need:
  • access to Zoom
  • a pencil
  • at least 5 sheets of blank white paper
  • a digital tablet (Apple or Android) with the FlipaClip app
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Tech-Talks

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Rubber Duck Lab appreciates everyone's efforts to stay home and save lives. To help support Shelter-In-Place our Master Makers are going to be producing fun how-to and demo videos featuring their favorite tech from the Makerspace. Check back soon to see a full library of videos. 

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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!

Justin Gabaldon

Started with Rubber Duck Lab: 2020

Finger Printed/Background Checked: In Process

TB Tested: In Process

Teaching Experience: 5+ years

Justin, a professional freelance animator, has joined the Rubber Duck Lab team to teach our students all about animation, digital art, and illustration.For years Justin has been combining his love of digital art and teaching to help the next generation of animators elevate their skills. 

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.