In addition to pumpkin pickin and hay rides, there are lots of other ways to get into the Halloween spirit around Pittsburgh this week. While the Pittsburgh Glass Center’s blown glass pumpkin workshop has already sold out, there is still plenty of space left in the other workshops. I know the glass workshops are popular and we’re already working on a post about ornament workshops for the holiday season.
Friday. 10/24 – Make-It-Now Workshops @ Pittsburgh Glass Center
Make-It-Now Halloween Pendants – $25/pendant
Make-It-Now Fused Pumpkins – $25/tile
SOLD OUT 🙁 – Make-It-Now Blown Glass Pumpkins
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This week’s Steel of the Week is truly a steal: membership to TechShop at over 50% off regular price. What exactly is TechShop you may be wondering?
“TechShop is a community based workshop and prototyping studio with locations nation-wide. Our seventh and newest location,TechShop Pittsburgh, offers the Pittsburgh maker community more than 16,000 square feet of workshops equipped with world class tools and equipment, computers loaded with design software featuring the Autodesk Design Suite, hundreds of classes each month, and the support and camaraderie of a community of like-minded makers.”
TechShop is more than just a workspace: it’s a community… Read the rest
I have been waiting for MakerFaire to come to Pittsburgh for years!!! I have been a follower of Make and Craft – both are magazines/blogs published by O’Reilly Media. The Make magazine folks organized the first Maker Faire in CA back in 2006. It was a live festival of all things creative, handmade, DIY and hacked. Since 2006 – Maker Faires have been held all over the world.
Maker Faires have included demonstrations of all kinds of neat things. I had the opportunity to see Bre Pettis, who is a maker/hacker extrodinairre, give a talk on the 3d printer back… Read the rest
Handmade Arcade — Unusual craft fair in Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh is a lucky to have Handmade Arcade. Brooklyn and Chicago were the leaders in these DIY (do it yourself fairs) and now Pittsburgh has its very own venue to buy local handmade goods.
Visit the website http://www.handmadearcade.com
and make sure to stop by Construction Juntion on Nov. 12! A huge thanks from I heart PGH to the great people that make Handmade Arcade a reality in Pittsburgh.… Read the rest