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Soigné at Maker Faire Vancouver

Dana Reed


Last weekend, June 6th and 7th, I was at the Vancouver Maker Faire at the PNE building. Soigné had a table promoting the classes we teach at the studio.

For those that are unfamiliar with it, Maker Faire started in San Francisco in 2006 and is a celebration of the Maker movement, of creativity, DIY and invention. Part science fair, part exhibition, and all fascinating, it's now spread to cities across the globe.

At the Vancouver event, there were booths for 3D printers, electronics, hackerspaces, crafters, vendors such as electronics, food trucks, and shared maker spaces. You could learn to solder, take a letterpress introduction, learn about arduinos, see 3D printers and a CNC mill in action.

At the Soigné table I had my etching station set up. Lots of people were very interested to see it in action. We also had samples from many of the classes we teach. In addition to etching, I will be teaching classes in saw piercing, chain making and copper plating organic matter (electroforming). From Beata Kacy, who runs the studio, you can learn leather crafting, felt making, soap making, metal clay jewellery and stained glass style pendants. We have other teachers as well and are regularly adding new classes. You can find the class schedule here. I hope to see you in a class at the studio soon.