While still searching for a permanent home for a maker space in Lynn, the collaborative is gearing up to offer pop-up workshops, which so far include:
- Repair Clinic: Appliances/Electronics
- Repair Clinic: Bicycles
- Upcycling: Plastics
- Upcycling: Salvage Electronics
- Upcycling: Driftwood and Animal Sculptures
- Building Community: Woodworking and Upcycling
- Bent Water Brewing: Home Brewing + Beer Tasting
- Mixology 101 & Make Your Own Bitters
- Basic Bread Baking
- How To Make Soap (Without Melting Your Face)
From Ted Dillard of Brickyard Collaborative –
On Saturday we had a social “meet and greet” at Land of a Thousand Hills (the little coffee shop on Monroe Street) to test the waters with an offering of “pop-up” workshops. The idea is to host workshops and classes – 2-3 hour, informal, affordable sessions – at various locations around the city. This little test exploded!
We filled the cafe beyond capacity. We got nearly 50 signups, as well as several people coming by to see if they could teach additional classes with us. We estimate the crowd to be around 75-80 people over the course of a short two hours in the afternoon. On top of everything else, we were gifted our first piece of equipment – a Durst 35mm photo enlarger – to teach traditional darkroom!
See the full report, with photos here.