Brinn Labs hosts a variety of classes, workshops, and other events that support our Maker Initiatives. Browse through the list to check out what we've got coming up.

We can also host most of our classes and workshops as private events for your organization or you and a group of friends. Get in touch with us to find out more.

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January 2018

Teacher Studio

January 24 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teacher Studio

Teachers, administrators and others in the education field: we invite you to join the Be A Maker Teacher Studio!

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February 2018

Maker Faire Milwaukee Planning Meeting

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join us in planning Maker Faire Milwaukee for the fifth year! This is our first meeting of the year, and we'll cover successes from last year and new ideas for this year.

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Soft Circuits Workshop

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$12

Join us to learn learn the basics of circuitry and sewing with conductive thread to make a light-up wearable LED Valentine you can take home.

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Introduction to Arduino

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$30
Arduino Class

Learn the basics of the Arduino microcontoller! We’ll look at some sample projects and then get hands-on with the Arduino.

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Cyanotype Printing

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$25

Learn the basics of the Cyanotype process, which includes mixing your own chemicals, making an exposure, developing, and toning.

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Introduction to Arduino

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$30
Arduino Class

Learn the basics of the Arduino microcontoller! We’ll look at some sample projects and then get hands-on with the Arduino.

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Teacher Studio

February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Teachers, administrators and others in the education field: we invite you to join the Be A Maker Teacher Studio!

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MakeShift

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$12

Learn the basics of fiber optics! Fiber optics can be used for light-based art, costumes, or showing the science behind how light travels at MakeShift, our adults-only event series that focuses on demos, hacks, and DIY projects

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March 2018

Brinn Labs Open House

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Visit Brinn Labs to learn more about the Betty Brinn Museum's Maker Initiative projects that together are among our most important investments in our community since the Museum's opening in 1995.

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Painting on Silk

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$35

Learn to paint on silk and create a one-of-a-kind piece to take home.

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Mobile Building Workshop

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$25

Learn to make your own kinetic sculpture constructed to take advantage of the principle of equilibrium. Objects hanging from rods balance each other causing the rods to remain (more or less) horizontal.

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Teacher Studio

March 14 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Teachers, administrators and others in the education field: we invite you to join the Be A Maker Teacher Studio! (Sponsored by Rockwell Automation.)

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Upcycled High Fashion Jewelry from Bike Parts

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$30

Make RAD jewelry with worn out bike chains and popped bicycle inner tubes. Recycling artist Becky Tesch will share her trash to treasure fashion making ideas and designs with you to help you create amazing jewelry.

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Art Quilt Workshop

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$20

Learn the techniques for creating still life, portrait or abstract images using quilting techniques and fusable interfacing — no sewing experience needed.

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April 2018

Casting with Concrete

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$25

Concrete is a part of everyday life, but did you know you can use to make things besides sidewalks? We'll show you how to make your own molds, mix concrete, and how to work with it in various ways to create one-of-kind or multiples of objects.

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Instrument Lab

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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The Betty Brinn Museum will be teaming up with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for some family fun, including an instrument show-and-tell. You can also try your hand at creating and building an instrument of your own. Materials, samples, and instruction provided - you bring the creativity and kids of all ages!

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Maker Faire Milwaukee Planning Meeting

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Maker Faire Milwaukee Planning Meeting

Join us in planning Maker Faire Milwaukee for the fifth year! If you're interested in being involved with Maker Faire Milwaukee in any way, from being a volunteer to being a maker, feel free to drop in and find out more.

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Introduction to Arduino

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$30
Arduino Class

Learn the basics of the Arduino microcontoller! We’ll look at some sample projects and then get hands-on with the Arduino.

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Hand Built Pottery

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$35
Hand Built Pottery

Get your hands dirty and learn about hand-built pottery techniques. You'll leave the class with a cup or a bowl that you made yourself!

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