Let’s Learn to 3D Print: A 2-part Caregiver & Youth Workshop

Please note that registration for this event is now full.  New registrants will be placed on the waitlist.

Date: Thursdays, October 26 and November 2, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: In-person at the Gerstein Science Information Centre (lower level)

Join the Family Care Office and Gerstein Science Information Centre for a two-part 3D printing workshop for children ages 10-14 and their caregivers. These sessions are a great chance for students, staff, and faculty to learn a new skill with their children. Topics include:

  • Basics of 3D design using Tinkercad
  • Preparing a file to be printed
  • Using Makerbot Sketch printers
  • Finishing and painting printed items.

Caregivers will finish the workshops with a certification that allows them to continue 3D printing at Gerstein for their coursework, research, or personal use. Children will leave the workshops with a small, printed item they designed, and hopefully a new curiosity for 3D printing. Please bring a laptop if you have one, otherwise please let us know so we can arrange for you to borrow one.

Facilitator Bios:

Emma Boyes is a graduate student at the Faculty of Information and Graduate Student Library Assistant at Gerstein Library. She has extensive experience working with children and youth as an outdoor educator, research assistant, and summer camp counsellor. She is working towards becoming a youth librarian at a public library.

Katie Merriman is a Liaison and Instruction Librarian at Gerstein Library. Her role entails supporting students in the faculties of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation, providing instruction and research support. In addition, she’s been the acting MADLAB Librarian Coordinator, organizing and supporting educational and promotional events in the space.

Registration Required.  Registration includes both sessions/attendance is required at both sessions. To register, email at family.care@utoronto.ca with the ages and number of people attending.

Please note: this event is designed for participants ages 10 and up. Only one child per adult.  All adult participants must have a T-Card (student, staff or faculty) and bring their own laptop (if possible).