Makerspace workshops!

We’re excited about two upcoming makerspace workshops.  To reserve your place, please prepay using the links below (which will allow you to pay via paypal)

Holiday Cards and Ornaments

We will learn to use the laser cutter (and possibly the 3D printer) to make popup holiday cards and simple ornaments. The Glowforge is delicate enough to engrave and score paper as well as cutting it, so complex folded designs are possible. Among the shapes we will cut and/or print: stars, snowflakes, trees, and reindeer. Bring your own designs (and your own decorative paper/card stock) if you’re feeling adventurous.

Times:  Wednesday November 20: 6:30 – 9 pm

Cost:  $25 pre-registered; $30 at the door  (please note that we cannot guarantee there will be space if you choose to pay at the door.)

Register:  To register and reserve your place, pay now with paypal by clicking on the button below.

Simple Gifts and Gift Boxes

We will make plaques and other engraved objects, simple picture frames and a selection of boxes, including living-hinge cylindrical boxes.  We may also make some LED-illuminated signs and decorative objects. Any designs not completed the end of the workshop can be finished during maker hours or by arrangement. We will have some specialty materials available (finished plywoods, hardwoods and acrylics in various colors) for an additional fee.

Times:  Monday December 9: 6:30 – 9 pm

Cost:  $25 pre-registered; $30 at the door  (please note that we cannot guarantee there will be space if you choose to pay at the door.)


Community Open Maker Times.  

Come and let your creative and technological juices flow! Bring your ideas, and we’ll help you get started using the machines.

Open Maker Times:  

Tuesdays 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturdays 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fee:  $15/session or $50 for a 5 session pass.  (Fees for after-school times are already included in Pacem full-time tuition.)  Your first visit to the space is free!

Ages:  Youth and adults are welcome.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by their own supervising adult.

Let us know you’ll be there:  Please register before coming.  If you do not register, we may not have sufficient staffing to help you with your projects.  If you have not been to an orientation or open house, you must register before attending.  If no one is signed up and people are done with their projects, we reserve the right to close the space early.

Our Space

Our space is devoted to fostering creative and technological pursuits in a wide variety of media.  Documented educational benefits of such a space include the development of creativity, collaborative problem-solving skills, and technical knowledge; and it’s just cool!

Our equipment includes a Glowforge lasercutter, several 3D printers and sewing machines, a quilt frame, several computers, and more!  We are planning to host public after school and evening maker times and classes. For more information on how to use these tools (and to prepare projects before you come) see our Resources page.

Members of the Montpelier community both young and old are invited to come together to design and build a variety of projects… the only limit is your imagination!  We are currently planning our schedule and programming for the fall.  If you are interested in using the makerspace, please fill out our questionnaire to let us know when you are available and what you are interested in.  We’ll post more information about open maker times and workshops as well as fees here, once we know them.

The Pacem Community Makerspace is made possible by a generous grant from the National Life Foundation, and equipment donations from the Vermont Family Network.

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