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Maker Hub Workshops and Events

Orientation Sessions

Students wishing to make use of the Maker Hub must first attend a brief introductory session to familiarize themselves with the basic safety rules of the space, and sign our Release Waiver.

Some pieces of equipment also require their own safety orientation session before students can use them.

Orientation sessions can be delivered any time during our open hours.

Classes, clubs, or other school groups are encouraged to contact us to schedule an orientation session or a tour.

See our Policies and Procedures page for more details.

Weekly Skill Shares

We learn best when we learn together!

Depending on availability of experienced leaders, we sometimes run Weekly Skill Shares on topics of interest to our community. In the past we've held weekly sessions on Book Binding, 3D Printing, and Electronics. Weekly Skill Shares are less structured than a workshop, and more of a way for people with similar interests to get together to help each other with their projects and exchange ideas. Keep an eye on the Public Events Calendar for Weekly Skill Shares, or contact makerhub@georgetown.edu to set up your own. 



Do you have a skill you want to share? Please contact us at makerhub@georgetown.edu if you'd like to set up your own weekly skillshare or one-time workshop!


Introductory workshops are optional, but recommended for first-time users. Though workshops tend to fill up, please remember that you're always welcome to drop by the Maker Hub during our open hours to learn from our talented staff and volunteer community. Take a look at our Skills Calendar to see what skills available to be taught during our open hours.


Maker Hub Public Events Calendar 

This is the Maker Hub Public Events Calendar, where we share upcoming workshops, presentations, open club meetings, weekly skill shares, and other activities open to the public. We will also display our open hours and those rare occasions when the Maker Hub is closed to everyone.

"It's Your Maker Hub"

You are welcome to use the Maker Hub to share a skill or show off a project. If you'd like to host an event or run a workshop in the Maker Hub, please contact makerhub@georgetown.edu to make arrangements. Please bear in mind that the Maker Hub cannot be reserved for private events, though the adjacent Idea Lab can be reserved.



Maker Hub Anniversary Expo

2:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, October 18, 2019
Maker Hub, 1st Floor Lauinger

Celebrate the Maker Hub’s third birthday on October 18 during Parent and Family Weekend with our Third Annual Maker Hub Anniversary Expo!

Suminagashi Paper Marbling

05:00pm-07:00pm, Monday, October 21, 2019
Maker Hub, 1st Floor Lauinger

Suminagashi or “floating ink” is the ancient art of Japanese paper marbling. Ink is floated on the surface of the water and with a breath of air, the rings gently move into patterns of waves and smoke. Suminagashi paper marbling can be used for book binding, stationery, or other decorative arts. Join us for a relaxing and fun workshop! 

Japanese Poke Binding

05:00pm-07:00pm, Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Maker Hub, 1st Floor Lauinger

Description: Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own journal? Have you tried other bookbinding before? Then this class is for you! Participants will get the chance to learn the process of Japenese poke binding and make their own soft cover journal from start to finish during this workshop. No prior knowledge needed, just bring yourself, and a love for all things paper!

Maker Hub/Theatre Department Halloween Costume Workshop

1:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, October 25, 2019
Maker Hub, 1st Floor Lauinger

Halloween is coming, do you have a costume ready? The MakerHub and Department of Performing Arts are teaming up to host an informal, drop-in all-day workshop to help you get ready for a spooktacular weekend! Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to make spooky halloween decorations, work on your costume, or learn how to make frightful interactive installations!