We have over 70 instructors on board, and the collective subjects they will be teaching range from dance and meditation to painting and sculpture, to sewing and knitting. There's something here for everyone.
Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) August 02, 2013
Maker House, an artisan makerspace opening this fall in downtown Tucson, announces its preliminary class list, with over 140 different classes offered.
Vanessa Ford, Executive Director, states, "We have over 70 instructors on board, and the collective subjects they will be teaching range from dance and meditation to painting and sculpture, to sewing and knitting. There's something here for everyone."
Ford says that cross-disciplinary approaches are not only welcome, but encouraged at Maker House. "We have some great cross-pollination going in terms of class subjects. We have Knit-to-Death, which combines knitting and self-defense, Origami Engineering, which combines the principles of math and engineering with Japanese paper folding art, and The Physics of Coffee, just to name a few."
Some of the more unique offerings at Maker House include:
Wycinanki Paper Cutting Art
Making Jewelry from Guitar Strings
Healthy Housing: Identifying Toxins in the Home
Painting with Oils and Cold Wax
While the makerspace has 70+ instructors accepted to teach, Ford says they are still looking for more. "We have five large spaces, and there will be something going on in every room all the time."
Maker House instructors are compensated for their teaching time. "Artists spend a considerable amount of time and energy to become good at what they do, and we think it's not only fair that they be paid for their expertise, but that society has a moral obligation to reward artistic endeavors and higher learning. It is very important to us that our teachers be paid for their time and knowledge," says Ford.
If you have skills you would like to teach at Maker House, you are encouraged to submit an application via their website: http://makerhouse.org/teach-a-class/.
Classes will be mostly members only, with a basic membership at $10 per month. Members receive $10 off every class they take, as well as access to special members-only events.
You can sign up for discounted memberships and receive some thank you gear through the Maker House crowdfunding project on RocketHub: http://www.makerhouse.org/donate.