May 2nd, 2013  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Burning Man Project Hosts FREE Day of ‘Maker’ Workshops

May 2nd, 2013  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Looking for a different way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend? Join Burning Man Project for Cinco De Make-O, a free day of maker workshops on Saturday, May 4th from 1 – 3 p.m. here at Burning Man headquarters in San Francisco.

(Photo by Candice Nyando)

Want to learn how to create your own solar power system? Or make musical instruments with found objects? Or both? We got you covered.

At 1:00pm, Small Scale Solar 101 will present an overview of small and portable solar technology, including solar terminology, how it can be used for art, tricks to limit power usage and more. It will be followed by Small Scale Solar 102 at 2:00pm with a hands-on opportunity to put a small system together. These workshops will be led by Chaz Pelling.

(Photo by Waldemar Horwat)

At 1:30pm, you’ve got two instrument-making workshops to choose from. In the first one, “Making Music with Found Objects”, Lydia of the musical group GamelanX will guide participants in creating musical instruments out of found objects (participants should bring discarded metal objects such as cans, pipes, car parts, kitchen utensils, etc.). The second workshop will be led by members of the Exploratorium’s “Explorables” group, demonstrating how to make several easy instruments out of drinking straws — all materials will be provided for this one. Both workshops conclude at 2:45pm, when everyone will convene for a music jam!

Please RSVP for the workshop(s) you would like to attend.

Burning Man Project is part of a network of non-profit and volunteer groups working to grow the Burning Man cultural movement by circulating the Burning Man ethos globally. For more information on Burning Man Project, please visit their website.


6 Responses to “Burning Man Project Hosts FREE Day of ‘Maker’ Workshops”

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    This should be good for all the female burners.

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  2. Shambla Says:

    @TigerBalm Well, that’s a tad misogynistic. But the truth is, there should be a course for female Burners about how to pick up after themselves and how to contribute camp beyond creating needless drama. Also, it would be nice if they included a section in this course about female entitlement issues on the playa – you do not DESERVE mixers, ladies. Learn to drink alcohol straight, without the training wheels. And just showing up and looking pretty is not “participation”.

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