Bucknell MakerSpace

Juliana Rodrigues, Contributing Writer

Creative and looking for activities to do on campus? The Seventh Street Studio & MakerSpace is the place you are looking for! Located on campus next to the Seventh Street Cafe, the MakerSpace holds multiple events every month free of charge for University students. It’s a great place to take a break from studying and participate in fun crafts with friends and fellow students. The MakerSpace is not just for crafty people but for anyone who wants to participate; all instructions are accessible, so all students have the chance to take home a fun project! For the remainder of this month and October, MakerSpace has published its events with sign-up links on its website. On Friday nights, the MakerSpace events take place from 7-10 p.m., and on Saturday nights from 5-9 p.m. Weekday events do occur, but these will always require sign-up on the website, as mentioned. This is for a good reason! These events are popular and do fill up fast, so be sure to sign-up before all spots are taken! Events they have already announced are as follows:

Saturday, September 25:

  • Acrylic Song Keychains @4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 28:

  • Stuffed Pumpkin Decoration @5 p.m.
  • Wheel Thrown Mugs @5 p.m.
  • LED Light Lamps @7 p.m.

Thursday, September 30:

  • Sew your own Stuffed Pumpkin @8 p.m.

Friday, October 1:

  • Create your own Mini Corn Hole Set @6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 2:

  • Calvin and Hobbes Paint Night @8 p.m.

Monday, October 4:

  • Granny Squares Crochet Class @8 p.m.

Thursday, October 7:

  • Resin Cheese Boards @7 p.m.

Saturday, October 16:

  • Embroidery Pumpkins @4:30 p.m.

Monday, October 18:

  • Crochet Earrings @8 p.m.

Tuesday, October 19:

  • Sew your own Fanny Pack @5 p.m.
  • Pottery Fruit Slice Coasters @5 p.m.

Thursday, October 21:

  • Pottery Face Vase @5 p.m.
  • Resin Pour Flower Preservation @7 p.m.

Saturday, October 23:

  • Neon Signs @4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 26:

  • Halloween Costume Workshop @5 p.m.
  • Resin Pour Picture Frames @7 p.m.

Thursday, October 28:

  • Halloween Costume Workshop @5 p.m.

 

The Seventh Street Studio & MakerSpace was opened at the University back in 2015. It has been a great resource the University provides for its students, giving opportunities to stay busy with something fun while providing all materials and instruction. Natalia Mancero 24 was happy to share her experience at the MakerSpace. “Last year during COVID—with such strict regulations—living in Vedder gave me the opportunity to pass MakerSpace almost everyday. Any events going on would automatically brighten my mood and I was happy to have been able to participate in a good amount. Im glad Ill be able to return to MakerSpace this year with my friends and attend the new events they’ll have going on with the flexibility of less COVID regulations. I would recommend a MakerSpace event to any student on campus looking for something to do!” Mancero said. COVID and the restrictions it brought upon the university made last year a challenging year. The MakerSpace was able to adapt and still bring opportunities to students who otherwise may not have been able to do much. Last year, the MakerSpace put together various events, including String Art, Canvas Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Pillow Decorating Embroidery, lots of dorm decor and many other artistic events!

MakerSpace also allows student organizations to reserve the studio for various events. For anything from Mosaic Flower Pots to Tie-Dye Shirts or Canvas Painting, the studio enables organizations to pick an activity and reserve the space with the simple completion of a google form! In the past, student organizations on campus showed great results of activities at the MakerSpace while also having that time to come together as a group outside of the typical functions of their organizations. Most recently, the Vedder Residential Advisor staff utilized the MakerSpace to create T-Shirts for a staff bonding event. Having coordinated shirts for their kickball game brought the team together and provided a different bonding experience between the RAs creating the T-Shirts together. University Sorority Delta Gamma will be at the MakerSpace Studio this Sunday, also to make shirts. “I am looking forward to spending some time with my sisters this Sunday at makerspace to make fun DG shirts and sweatshirts! It is a great chance for me to get to know the other girls in my sorority and have some fun making a shirt I can wear around campus! Being new to the sorority has been amazing thus far and I’m happy I’ll have this chance to get to know more of the wonderful girls in the sorority!” Ally Neuendorff 24, a new member of the sorority, shared. With such great reviews, if you are looking for a chance to bond with your on-campus group, the MakerSpace is a great place to do it!

The Seventh Street Studio & MakerSpace Instagram promotes all events they hold. Follow @7thstreetstudio_makerspace to stay updated and browse through past events and craft results. To sign up for any of the events listed or to reserve the studio, visit the 7thstreet.maker.bucknell.edu website!

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