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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August 2018

Teacher Studio

August 29 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Free

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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September 2018

Harbor Fest

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, 600 E. Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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Free

Join us for Harbor Fest 2018 as we help reintroduce Milwaukee to its harbor. This family-friendly festival includes fun activities like paddling lessons, fishing lessons, pet a sturgeon, bike tour, street games, and food & drink.

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Maker Faire Milwaukee Volunteer Orientation

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Free

Are you volunteering for Maker Faire Milwaukee? Thank You! Please join us for an orientation session where you'll learn all about the event and how you can help. You'll also receive your Maker Faire t-shirt.

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Maker Faire Milwaukee Volunteer Orientation

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wisconin State Fair Expo Center, 8200 West Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
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Free

Are you volunteering for Maker Faire Milwaukee? Thank You! Please join us for an orientation session where you'll learn all about the event and how you can help. You'll also receive your Maker Faire t-shirt. (If you haven't signed up to volunteer yet, you can still come to the orientation. We'll help you sign up if you'd like.)

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Maker Faire Field Trip Friday

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Faire co-host, the Betty Brinn Museum, will organize Field Trip Friday programs for students in grades 4-12 again in 2018. All Maker Faire Milwaukee field trips include an orientation with a Museum maker-educator, a schedule of hands-on workshops and demonstrations, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Faire and opportunities to talk with makers who will exhibit their work over the weekend. Workshops and demonstrations will represent a broad range of fields, including electronics, printmaking, digital fabrication, sustainability, data visualization, as well…

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Making in Education Conference

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wisconin State Fair Expo Center, 8200 West Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
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$90 - $120

Maker Faire Milwaukee's 3rd annual event for educators will focus on practical maker skills in STEAM education; maker activities that can be implemented in the classroom; alignment to academic standards and other assessment topics; and Google Making Spaces schools: seven case studies.

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Maker Faire Milwaukee – Our 5th Annual Faire

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wisconin State Fair Expo Center, 8200 West Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
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Free

From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show their projects, hobbies, prototypes or other work. The Faire is a family-friendly festival that celebrates creativity, invention, resourcefulness - and the do-it-yourself spirit in all of us. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth!

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October 2018

MakeShift

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$12

MakeShift is our adults-only event series that focuses on demos, hacks, and DIY projects. Come to learn new skills, experiment with tools and technology, meet creative people, and enjoy some refreshments.

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Noise Knowledge Consortium featuring Lucky Bone/Neil Gravander

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Free

The Noise Knowledge Consortium is a brand new series of workshops and concerts that brings (mostly) local experimental musicians into a casual/informal environment to share some of their knowledge and skills as weird musicians. Each event will consist of a workshop followed by a brief two act concert.

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Teacher Studio

October 31 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Free

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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November 2018

EES Preshow – Pensado/Schoofs, Tally Moss, Loopless

November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$6 - $12

The Noise Knowledge Consortium presents a pre-show event for the final installment of the 2018 Experimental Education Series.

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Cyanotype Printing

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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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Noise Knowledge Consortium featuring He Can Jog/Erik Schoster

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Free

The Noise Knowledge Consortium is a brand new series of workshops and concerts that brings (mostly) local experimental musicians into a casual/informal environment to share some of their knowledge and skills as weird musicians. Each event will consist of a workshop followed by a brief two act concert.

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Introduction to Arduino

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$30

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

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Teacher Studio

November 28 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Free

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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December 2018

Hack-a-Holiday Workshop

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Free

Handmade gifts and greetings are the best! Let's hack-a-holiday together! Learn to create your own wrapping paper, cards and other fun DIY gifts. Bring a friend and help us spread some joy this holiday season.

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Sewn Circuit Lite-up Ornament

December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
$15

Come make a light up ornament to brighten up your holiday season! Join us to learn the basics of circuitry and hand sewing with conductive thread.

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Girl Scout Printmaking Workshop

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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A printmaking workshop covering the basics of preparing images and making prints.

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Collab Lab 23: The Innovators Next Door

December 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ward4, 313 North Plankinton Avenue
Milwaukee, 53203 United States
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FREE

Brinn Labs will be part of Learn Deep's December 13 gathering at Ward 4 to talk about technology, innovation and entrepreneurship that connects to K-12 education.

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Noise Knowledge Consortium featuring Peter Woods

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Free

The Noise Knowledge Consortium is a brand new series of workshops and concerts that brings (mostly) local experimental musicians into a casual/informal environment to share some of their knowledge and skills as weird musicians. Each event will consist of a workshop followed by a brief two act concert.

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