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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS AT MADJAX

There's so much to see and do at Madjax Maker Force!  Learn how to make your own personalized gifts, jewelry, and more at our workshops and classes. Get involved through volunteer events or our Maker in Residence program, or become a Design Lab member!

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EVENTS CALENDAR

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DESIGN LAB MEMBER TRAINING: EMBROIDERY II

FEB 20

Date: Feb 20

Time: 6:30–8:30 pm

Cost: Included with Design Lab membership

Prerequisites: Embroidery I

DESIGN LAB MEMBERS ONLY
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DESIGN LAB MEMBER TRAINING: WAZER II

FEB 22

Date: Feb 22

Time: 6:30–8:30 pm

Cost: Included with Design Lab membership

Prerequisites: Wazer I

DESIGN LAB MEMBERS ONLY
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INTRO TO VINYL CREATIONS

FEB 24

Learn the foundations of Cricut machine use to create two of your own projects.

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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DESIGN LAB MEMBER TRAINING: CRICUT I

FEB 27

Date: Feb 27

Time: 6:30–8:30 pm

Cost: Included with Design Lab membership

Prerequisites: None

DESIGN LAB MEMBERS ONLY
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DESIGN LAB MEMBER TRAINING: WAZER III

FEB 29

Date: Feb 29

Time: 6:30–8:30 pm

Cost: Included with Design Lab membership

Prerequisites: Wazer I and II training sessions

DESIGN LAB MEMBERS ONLY
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Design Lab Pop-Up Workshop: Custom Valentines

Feb 1

Join us in the Design Lab on Thursday, February 1 for a pop-up workshop! Create and customize up to 5 one-of-a kind valentine cards using unique craft supplies and custom stamps. Our Design Lab staff will guide you in the process and will also be on hand for tours and to answer any questions about the lab.

Date: Thursday, Feb 1

Time: 5–8 pm

Ages: All ages welcome

Cost: Free for Design Lab and CO:LAB members, nonmembers pay $5 for 5 cards

FEBRUARY 2024

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OCT 5 | FALL FESTIVAL AT MADJAX

In partnership with the East Central Neighborhood Association, bring your family and join us at Madjax for an evening of pumpkin carving, games, and fun activities! This event is free and open to the public.

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OCT 14 | TRICK OR TREAT TOTE BAGS

Come join us in creating a canvas tote bag perfect for trick or treating! Design a bag that matches your Halloween costume, or features a character you love.

Update 10/12 – This class is full. Sign up for one of our other workshops, or join the Design Lab.

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OCT 21 | DIY FAMILY GAME DAY

Dice, cards, and spinners, oh my! This delightful and interactive workshop is designed to bring friends and families together for a day of fun, creativity, and bonding through the joy of games.

Registration has closed for this event.

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JAN 4| DESIGN LAB POP-UP WORKSHOP

Join us in the Design Lab on Thursday, January 4 from 5–8 pm! Design your own magnet or bring a photo, and press it on the heat press.​

No pre registration is required. Drop in anytime. $5 per magnet, free for members.

Intro to the Design Process, Oct 28 & Nov 11

OCT 28 & NOV 11 | INTRO TO THE DESIGN PROCESS

Join the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning for a two-part workshop to explore the processes designers use to shape the world around us.

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OCT 5, 12, 19, 26, NOV 9 | STORYTELLING POTTERY FOR RETIREES

Connect with other older adults during this 6 session class. Learn the basics of hand-building pottery techniques including clay preparation, treatment, and glazing.

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OCT 5 | POP UP WORKSHOP: MUG PRESS

Create a heat-pressed mug with the Madjax Design Lab staff! This event will take place concurrently with the Fall Festival on October 5 from 5–8 pm. Free for Design Lab members, $5 for nonmembers. No preregistration is required.

JANUARY 2024

MAY 2024

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CUSTOM WOODEN SIGN

MAY 4

Transform a blank piece of wood into a beautiful handmade painted wooden sign.

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

MARCH 2024

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CUSTOM KEEPSAKE BOXES

MARCH 2

Practice painting and appliqué techniques to create your own custom wooden keepsake box.

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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DESIGN LAB MEMBER TRAINING: CRICUT II

MARCH 5

Date: Mar 5

Time: 6:30–8:30 pm

Cost: Included with Design Lab membership

Prerequisites: Cricut I training session

DESIGN LAB MEMBERS ONLY

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DESIGN LAB POP-UP WORKSHOP: SHRINK PLASTIC ART

MARCH 7

Make your own shrink plastic art with this fun retro craft! Watch as your creation shrinks in just a few minutes. Use it as a charm for keychains, jewelry, and more.


Time: 5–8 pm

Cost: TBD

PUBLIC: DROP IN

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INTRO TO STAINED GLASS

MARCH 9

Update: This workshop is sold out. Register for one of our other workshops, or sign up for our email newsletter to get early registration for our next workshop series.


Learn the basics of stained glass as you make your own honeycomb suncatcher.

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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DESIGN LAB MEMBER TRAINING: CRICUT III

MARCH 12

Date: Mar 12

Time: 6:30–8:30 pm

Cost: Included with Design Lab membership

Prerequisites: Cricut I and II training sessions

DESIGN LAB MEMBERS ONLY

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DESIGN LAB MEMBER TRAINING: POSTER PRINTER

MARCH 14

Date: Mar 14

Time: 6:30–8:30 pm

Cost: Included with Design Lab membership

Prerequisites: None

DESIGN LAB MEMBERS ONLY

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DESIGN WITH MAGIC

MARCH 16

Learn to create your own magic show using the principles of Design Thinking.

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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DESIGN LAB MEMBER TRAINING: CRICUT IV

MARCH 19

Date: Mar 19

Time: 6:30–8:30 pm

Cost: Included with Design Lab membership

Prerequisites: Cricut I, II and III training sessions

DESIGN LAB MEMBERS ONLY

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FANCIFUL FASCINATORS

MARCH 20

Fashion your own custom formal headwear.

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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DESIGN LAB MEMBER TRAINING: CNC I

MARCH 21

Date: Mar 21

Time: 6:30–8:30 pm

Cost: Included with Design Lab membership

Prerequisites: None

DESIGN LAB MEMBERS ONLY

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LIGHT UP MAGIC WANDS

MARCH 25 & 28

Create your own personalized wand for cosplay or fun.

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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DESIGN LAB MEMBER TRAINING: GRAPHTEC I

MARCH 26

Date: Mar 26

Time: 6:30–8:30 pm

Cost: Included with Design Lab membership

Prerequisites: None

APRIL 2024

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DESIGN LAB MEMBER TRAINING: GRAPHTEC II

APRIL 2

Date: April 2

Time: 6:30–8:30 pm

Cost: Included with Design Lab membership

Prerequisites: Graphtec I

DESIGN LAB MEMBERS ONLY

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HONEYSUCKLE PENS

APRIL 3

Transform a branch from an invasive honeysuckle plant into your own beautifully crafted ink pen.

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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SPRING FLING + DESIGN LAB POP-UP WORKSHOP: GLOWFORGE PLANT MARKERS

APRIL 4

Join us for an evening of fun activities for the whole family! Create plant markers on the Glowforge in the Design Lab at Madjax. More activities to be announced soon.


Date: April 4

Time: 5–8 pm

All ages welcome

Cost for the Design Lab Pop-Up Workshop: Free for members, $5 per marker for nonmembers

PUBLIC: DROP IN

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BRAIN GAMES & PUZZLE MAKING

APRIL 6

Design and print your own custom puzzle while exploring ways to strengthen your body’s most important muscle: your brain!

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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DESIGN LAB MEMBER TRAINING: GLOWFORGE I

APRIL 9

Date: April 9

Time: 6:30–8:30 pm

Cost: Included with Design Lab membership

Prerequisites: None

DESIGN LAB MEMBERS ONLY

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POLYMER CLAY JEWELRY

APRIL 10 & 17

Create your own custom jewelry using polymer clay.

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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DESIGN LAB DROP-IN WORKSHOP: GRADUATION CAPS

APRIL 11

Spring 2024 graduates, personalize your graduation cap at this fun workshop!


Date: April 11

Time: 5–8 PM

Cost: Free for members, $20 per cap for nonmembers

PUBLIC: DROP IN

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WELCOME DOOR HANGER

APRIL 13

Customize your own painted and vinyl door hanger.

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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DESIGN LAB MEMBER TRAINING: GLOWFORGE II

APRIL 16

Date: April 16

Time: 6:30–8:30 pm

Cost: Included with Design Lab membership

Prerequisites: Glowforge I

DESIGN LAB MEMBERS ONLY

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INTRO TO COFFEE ROASTING

APRIL 20

Learn the basics of home roasting and explore different grinding and brewing techniques. Optional: Customize your own mug to take home!

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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RAIN BARRELS

APRIL 24

Free demonstration with a Muncie Sanitary District Educator. Take home a barrel for free or register for a complete kit to complete your project on site!

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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NATURE SCENE SCULPTURES

APRIL 27

Sculpt your own hanging nature scene using polymer clay and natural elements.

PUBLIC: PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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