Studio One Theater > PRESENTATION STAGE > Maker Culture 101
Magnolia Building > MATH ROOM > Maker Skills 202
The Grove > HOMESTEADER STAGE > bees to berries to cheese to bread
Studio One Upstairs > WORKSHOP WEEKEND > hands-on workshops
Studio One Upstairs > SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA > textile hacking
Field > MUSIC STAGE > East Bay talent across genres
Food Truck Stop > MAKER MUSIC > hoedowns, hotjazz and handmade
Studio One Theater > PRESENTATION STAGE >
Maker Culture 101
11AM — Drones! Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of WIRED magazine and the co-founder DIY Drones (an online community for people building their own unmanned aerial vehicles), shows off the latest in unmanned aerial vehicles you can make in your garage. Demos after on the Studio One front lawn.
12PM — Maker Programs in East Bay Schools: Making in education is taking off. Get insights from five local educators on their maker programs, and how making in curriculum is working. You’ll see project examples, hear successes and frustrations, news on next steps, and advice for getting started. Panelists: Ilya Pratt, Park Day School; David Clifford, East Bay School for Boys; David Otten, Athenian School; Gregory Gavin, Riveropolis; and Michelle Hlubinka, MAKE / Young Makers / Makerspace.
1PM — East Bay Maker Spaces — Enabling Work, Community & Shared Resources: Presentations and discussion by representatives from the major East Bay spaces where makers are sharing space, tools, and connections: Karen Cusolito, American Steel Studios; Michael Snook, NIMBY; Chris Cook, Ace Monster Toys; Anca Mosoiu, Tech Liminal; Sho Sho Smith, Mothership Hackermoms — and moderated by Steve Young, Executive Director of The Crucible.
2PM — Meet the Makers — Jon Sarriugarte & Kyrsten Mate: If the East Bay has a power maker couple, Jon and Kyrsten are it. Makers of the Serpent Twins, the Golden Mean snail car, and the Electrobite Olenoides, their combined aesthetic prowess and extreme craftsmanship—along with the strength of their greater team—result in the East Bay’s most remarkable art cars. Come meet the star makers, and learn more about what that level of making takes.
3PM — The Bay Lights: The Bay Lights is an iconic civic art installation created by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal, with over 25,000 white energy-efficient LEDs on on the West Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. This ever-changing, fine arts experience will be 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high – a monumental tour de force eight times the scale of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary lighting and the largest light sculpture in the world.
4PM — D43D: Remixing Digital Designs for the Physical World: Ronald Miloh Alexander is an electrical engineer, a hackerspace engineer, and one of the founding engineers of Type A Machines, a company which designs and builds 3d printers in San Francisco. Miloh will provide a background on design fundamentals that are suitable for 3d printers, as well as an introduction to the basic operation of 3d printers. Learn how to start designing digital objects for additive manufacturing, and work with a variety of machines.
Magnolia Building > MATH ROOM > Maker Skills 202
12:30PM — Are We Alone? How Makers Can Help Search for ET: Chief SETI@home scientist Dan Werthimer will discuss how makers can use their eyes, brains and computers to participate in hundreds of citizen science projects, including the SETI@home search for extraterrestrial civilizations, planet hunting, HIV, cancer, malaria and climate change research.
1:30PM – User-Modified Infrastructure— Public Composting Toilets, Pygme Planters and Urban Biofilters: Brent Bucknum and Marisha Farnsworth from Hyphae Design & Urban Biofilter share their deveoloping toolbox of rapidly deployable urban green infrastructure prototypes. These are physical installations that are equipped with analog and digital platforms for user-feedback; citizens help collect data and report on what works and what doesn’t work, providing solutions for public space in their neighborhoods. Projecrts include: an ecological community restroom for the Tenderloin, the PPlanter, a trailhead in SF’s Mid-Market District, and the Urban Biofilter—whose Bamboo Sink won the Editor’s Choice Award at the 2012 Makers Faire.
2:30PM – Recycled Computers on Open Source Software for Schools and Home Schoolers: Robert Litt, Oakland public school teacher will share how to acquire great computers for schools or home schoolers for practically no money! Get computers donated to you, run them on free, Open Source Software and have great working. Do it for your student’s school, do it as a teacher, do it for yourself. Discarded computers are our most wasted educational resource in this country. Become aware of Open source Software and the possibilities when you think like a Maker.
The Grove > HOMESTEADER STAGE > bees to mead to dirt
10:30AM — Make Your Own Watershed — Rainwater Harvesting
Why should we collect rainwater and the basics of how to collect it.
11:00AM — Home Coffee Roasting
Sweet Maria’s Coffee is an online source for green unroasted coffee and home roasting supplies. We are excited to step out of our West Oakland warehouse to share how easy it can be to roast the freshest coffee at home with just a few household items.
11:00AM — Bake a Soft Pretzel in the CAMP 510 Cob Oven
(HANDS-ON DEMO AT THE COB OVEN, IN THE COURTYARD BEHIND THE MAGNOLIA BUILDING) This past summer, campers from CAMP 510 built a cob oven for the Park Day School. Come twist your own pretzel from our handmade dough and watch it bake in a kid-made cob oven. Yum! We’ll be baking from 11-1:30 so come on down when you get a chance!
11:30AM — Make Your Own Yogurt
Craig Upson shows how anyone can make yogurt in their own kitchen. Come learn the basics and taste the product.
11:30AM — Harvesting Rainwater for Garden Us
(DEMO MEETS AT THE NW CORNER OF THE MAGNOLIA BUILDING) Water Sprout gives your a tour of how rainwater is harvested at Park Day School and explains how the Rainwater Garden works.
12PM — Honey Extraction Demonstration
BioFuel Oasis Urban Farm Store will be uncapping and harvesting honeycomb taken from a backyard beehive in Oakland.
12PM-2PM — How to Tend Chickens
(DEMO MEETS BEHIND THE HOMESTEADER STAGE AT PARK DAY’s CHICKEN COOP) Mary Rossi, Park Day School gardening teacher, shows how to care for a small backyard flock of chickens.
12:30PM — Poke Poling 101: Pursuing the Elusive Monkeyface Eel
Learn to make your own poke pole so you can catch monkeyface eels, rockfish and cabezon on the California coast. Kirk Lombard is the inveterate blogger of Monkeyfacenews.com, holder of the state Monkeyface eel record, Seaforager, commercial fisherman, former DFG fish checker and all around fish-head. Informal discussion on other “underground” fisheries of SF Bay will continue after the demonstration–time permitting.
1PM — Kraut and Kimchee Presentation and Tasting
Leslie Outhier teaches homemade sour kraut and kimchee making.
1:30PM — Making BREAD
In this bread production exhibition, you will see the techniques and finesse employed to produce Pizzaiolo’s heralded house made bread with David Surcamp, the baker himself. The exhibition will cover all the processes from start to finish so the keen observer may come away more enlightened. And if your interest is in reminding or introducing yourself to this bread, you’ll be covered with samples and loaves to take away! (and from 2-5PM he’ll be baking at the cob oven so you can see him in action)
1:30PM — Composting Your Kitchen Scraps with Worms
(DEMO MEETS IN THE SUNKEN GARDEN NEAR THE FIELD) Jennifer Cooper of Pumpkin House Studio teaches how to build and maintain your own worm bin for composting kitchen scraps in your home or backyard, and see how a school is developing their own worm composting program.
2PM — Gardening for Native Bees
Make Your Garden BEE-UTIFUL! Learn about the diversity and ecology of North American native bees, our most important pollinators, and how the backyard gardener can participate in their conservation. We’ll see how easy it is to attract and support many of the 100 species of native bees we have in the East Bay, and how they in turn will improve the health and beauty of our flower and vegetable gardens.
2-5PM— Baking Bread with a Pizzaiolo
(HANDS-ON DEMO AT THE COB OVEN, in the COURTYARD BEHIND THE MAGNOLIA BUILDING) David Surcamp (see Making Bread at 1:30PM) builds on his earlier presentation…Come down and make your own flatbread in the Park Day/CAMP 510 cob oven.
2:30PM — Family Cycling: Life at the Speed of a Bike
Brian Drayton, founder and director of Richmond SPOKES. You will learn how to green your life and your family by choosing to “auto-free” parts of your life. Brian will share the bio of an auto free family, data on the economics of going auto free, tips on the logistics of being auto free, and auto free safety.
“Why recreate the wheel… when you can tighten the spokes!”
3:00PM — Seed Saving 101
Patrick O’Connor (Bay Area Seed Interchange Library) & Mat Rodgers
(Agrariana) will help you identify the most successful varieties for the small scale Bay Area grower & guide you through the process of saving their seed. It will will cover fundamental botanical concepts necessary to save seeds successfully like: plant sex, planning seed gardens, rouging, & processing seed. There will be hands on activities processing both dry & wet seed, i.e. tomatoes, & beans.
4:00PM — Urban Orchard: Selection, Planting and Care of Fruit Trees and Berries for the East Bay Climate
Enjoy the amazing taste of fresh sun ripened fruit from your own backyard! Long-time East Bay Gardener and educator K Ruby Blume of Institute of Urban Homesteading will take you through selection and planting tips to winter care. She will share tricks for maximizing fruit production in small spaces and best varieties for our East Bay climate.
Studio One Upstairs > WORKSHOP WEEKEND > hands-on workshops
SPECIAL GUEST CURATOR: Workshop Weekend is a community-based two-day event that brings together dozens of short, hands-on workshops across a variety of disciplines, from crafting to engineering to gardening, all taught by local, passionate instructors with years of experience in their craft.
10AM-5PM — Accessorize Your Style: Clay Jewelry Making and Button Making: Discover the ancient jewelry-making art of millefiori! If you’re a fan of jewelry such as earrings and pendants, you’ve likely seen the results of millefiori many times! You’ll learn the technique in this workshop, and, as a bonus, you’ll be able to make your very own button.
INSTRUCTOR: Patrick Schmidt
MATERIALS FEE: $10 (includes all materials for jewelry making and button making)
10AM-1PM — Sewing Up a Storm! Machine Sewing, Hand Sewing, and Using a Serger (Halloween Style): Ready to sew up a storm? Go from zero to hero in this workshop, designed to take you through the basics of three essential sewing techniques: hand-sewing, machine sewing, and using a serger. You’ll use your skills to sew together a Halloween-themed item which you can take home with you!
INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Adam
MATERIALS FEE: $2
10AM-1PM — Tie-Dye: Style in a Flash: What better way to display your artistic talents and tendencies than on a tie-dye shirt of your own design? In this workshop, you’ll create your very own tie-dye t-shirt or pair of socks (your choice!) which you’ll be able to take home with you (but not wear on your way out, since they’ll need time to dry and set!).
INSTRUCTOR: Kathryn Paisner
MATERIALS FEE: $8 (for a t-shirt) OR $4 (for a pair of socks)
1PM-3PM — Learn to Make “Yarn” Out of Plastic Bags and Old T-Shirts…Then Crochet Them! Jennifer Williams of Moonlit Circus will teach you how old T-shirts can easily be transformed into huge balls of T-arn (T-shirt yarn). Try your hand at this fun technique and take home a ball of yarn today! Demo also includes quickie lesson for crocheting T-arn into rugs, tote bags, and more.
2PM-3PM — DIY Extraction: Getting Vanilla Flavor Out of Vanilla Beans! Why should McCormick have all the fun? Come by and discover how to create extracts out of your favorite flavors! You’ll take home a bottle of your very own vanilla extract to use in homemade cookies, ice cream — whatever you like!
INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Milmoe
MATERIALS FEE: $10
Studio One Upstairs > SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA> textile hacking
10AM-5PM — ROOM 1 —Swap-O-Rama-Rama: Bring clothes to donate, grab clothes to hack, sew, print and upcycle. This room has sewing machines galore, plus a serger, a no-sew tutu-making station, cape-making, t-shirt mod station and instruction for how to create a shopping tote-bag from anything. CC is happy to teach you how to operate a machine and will fill you with a passion and inspiration for consuming less and creating more!
12:30-2PM — ROOM 1 —Make a Jeans Purse: Youth Maker Cedar Caspar returns to the EBMMF with her awesome project–making a purse (or man-purse, bookbag, farmers market satchel…) out of an old pair of jeans…If you have a favorite pair that’s no longer wearable, bring ‘em and convert them to a bag, or choose from what Cedar has to share. Then you can stay and decorate it in the Swap or screen print it with Homeygrown next door!
10AM-5PM — ROOM 2 —Homeygrown Collective: Live silk-screening! Make your own art! Homeygrown is a collective of artists and homies who create unique, one-of-a-kind art-wear using recycled materials and/or original, hand-screened designs. We will have several designs to select as well as many colors to choose from—and you can walk next door to the Swap and grab an extra t-shirt, hoodie or fabric scrap to keep on printing, in you like.
10AM-5PM — ROOM 2 —Mini-Print Sticker Lab: We’re carving up erasers! Make your own rubber stamps, make ‘em into your own stickers. We’ll make very small rubber stamps by cutting designs into the ends of erasers, and then stamp them onto multiple sheets of stickers that will circulate around the booth so that each sheet has designs by several different people on it.
10AM-1PM — ROOM 2 —Iggy Zuleta and East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse Under the auspices of the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, Artist in Residence Iggy Zuleta will bring a craft project for kids—making cars out of old floppy disk drives.
Field > MUSIC STAGE > East Bay sound talent from bluegrass to vintage vinyl to mod punk rock
10AM — Varun 6: Budding young musicians from Hillcrest School who play many types of music from rock to jazz.
11AM — Touch: We are an alternative rock band made up of four people. Oliver plays drums, Luke plays guitar, Niko plays keyboard, Sông-An plays bass, and we all sing.
12PM — East Bay Brass Band: East Bay Brass Band specializes in mash-ups of your favorite songs done in a New Orleans style. But we also draw upon choice covers, trombone shouts, and our own originals to create a repetoire that will get you dancing!
1PM — Tin Pan Haoles: We’re a nine-piece ukulele band in the East Bay Area playing old time “hapa haole” Hawaiian favorites on vintage instruments from the 1920s/30s.
2PM — Mark Growden: San Francisco multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter.
3PM — Bigfoot—The Musical: An eco love story about an iconic wildman making his way through the wilderness of civilization and romance.
4PM — Tin Cup Serenade: Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, it’s a new evening, and Tin Cup Serenade will be your musical concierge as you travel into and beyond the reaches of their timelessly original jazz compositions. Swing with a healthy dose of the blues, HonkyTonk with a sparkle of Romantica, it’s Chet Baker slumming with Bob Wills, it’s Billy Holiday chumming with Hank Williams. You’ll want to be along for the ride…
Food Truck Stop > MAKER MUSIC > hoedowns & handmade
11:30AM — Heco Davis’ Magic Bike Wheel: Kinetic sound sculpture performance, with cymbals, resonant bowls, bike wheels and over 300 objects!
12:30PM — Nathan & Scott: Bit o’ bluegrass
1:30PM — Nobody from Nashville: Six piece string band playing traditional and contemporary bluegrass
3:20PM — Alexander Kort