At Derby Mini Maker Faire there will be a range of workshops on offer.  These will include pre-bookable sessions, ones you can book on the day, and drop in sessions.

Aardman AnimationsCome and create Feathers McGraw  in this Aardman Animator led workshop!  Work with a professional model maker from animators Aardman to create your very own model of villainous penguin Feathers McGraw from the Wallace and Gromit film ‘The Wrong Trousers’. This workshop is designed for adults and children aged 7 upwards. All materials are provided and you will be able to take your handmade Feathers McGraw home with you. £10.50 per person.  Book your place here.

British Science Association Derbyshire: Join in with a craft activity making new creations out of plastic waste to help raise awareness of the environmental issues around single us plastics. Free and drop in.

CraftcoreGive a coffee mug a dash of your own personality using a porcelain marker! You will learn how to create your own freehand geometric and organic patterns and customise your mug. Price TBC and drop in.

Derby Adult Learning Service: Make and decorate an origami notebook. Ideal to use as a diary or to keep lists or give as a gift. Simple yet beautiful. Free and drop in 10am-12noon.

Derby Makers: Have a go at soldering your own flashing badge. Price TBC and drop in.

Ems Genuine Gems: You can have a go at making earrings or key rings with jewellery maker Emma Hallett. A mixture of free and paid for sessions and drop in.

Galactic Plastic Try this new crafting material that is flexible and non toxic to make things from Robots and Unicorns and Stars and Stickers.  Free, drop in session and priced bookable sessions available. Book onto a pendant session here and/or onto a Robot or Unicorn session here.

Hackspace Manchester: Make your own light up PCBEE to take home, with us here to help you every step of the way, and choose if you want it as a badge, keying or necklace. Price £3 and drop in.

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET):  Have a go at electronic makes and write your own code. Free and drop in.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Have a go at making a paper car to propel horizontally. Whose will travel furthest? Free and drop in.

JCB Academy Have a go at the spaghetti tower challenge. Can you build the tallest tower using dried spaghetti and marshmallows? Free and drop in.

Jumping ClayCome and making colourful models from this  amazing air-dry polymer clay. Mess free and non-toxic. Fun for all ages 3+.  Free and drop in.

LightWorks Laser ProjectsCome and make tea-light lanterns or weave woollen badges. £4 per tea light and 50p per badge. Drop in.

Matt Edwards Origami: Try your hand at Origami; A variety of paper models and a demonstration with Matt Edwards. Free and drop in.

Rolls-Royce: Have a go at programming Lego Vernie robots to navigate a simple course or try your hand at making a simple kaleidoscope.

Spiral Arts: TWIST your own fabric yarn wristband. Free and drop in.

The Hero Project CIC: Make a ‘What Could I Bird’, THINKing Tool and find out how good you are at pen racing. Price TBC and drop in.

The Smallprint CoPrint a unique letterpress poster in these drop in sessions.  Free and drop in.

Tracey Meek: Tracey is an artist based in Derby, working with a range of media, from illustration to ceramics and further sculpture. Tracey will be facilitating a participant led 3D doodle workshop. Free and drop in.

Webboggles: Take part in a soldering workshop and build an #AttinyArcade DIY game kit. £25 and drop in.

Young Roboteers: Debs and Simon Cook, who built Chompalot in the Robot Wars series, are running 3 Young Roboteers Taster Sessions during Maker Faire 2018 where they will share their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for robots.  Free, book your place here.  limited tickets available on the day.  Booking advisable.

Zentangle Art: Zentangle is a very easy art form with no right or wrong. You just do what makes you happy, relaxing, portable, no huge out lay to get started, for all ages and abilities. Free and drop in.


Check back to see what else you can make…