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Jax Makerspace

Explore, Collaborate, Create

The first floor of the Main Library is being transformed into a collaborative space for artists, musicians, hobbyists, techies, writers and more. Explore and create, meet new people and access the library’s many resources for more information about your pursuits.

Let us know what you think about the Makerspace and how it can better suit your interests.   We want to hear from you

Get more information, get answers to your questions and learn how you can become involved in the Jax Makerspace by contacting us at jaxmakerspace@coj.net.   

 

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Jax Makerspace Events

Collage 101

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for a tutorial on creating collages using mixed media. All supplies are provided.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

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Web Design: Bootstrap

In this class, we will look at the basics of responsive design, so that you’re website will look great on a tablet, phone, or PC. (Topics1) JAX Makerspace

Friday, March 31, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Kesha Collab: Upcycle program

Featured Artist Crystal Rodriguez will use magazines to create a figurative painting of poet Maya Angelou. Join us for the fun in the Jax Makerspace. All supplies are provided but feel free to bring your favorite magazines. Kesha1

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm

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Audio Explorations: Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Audio Explorations: Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Adobe Photoshop 1

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop. In this introduction we will learn how to use some of the more common tools, make basic changes to an image, gain familiarity with Adobe’s directory software, and make your great photos ever better. While we welcome participants from different background and skill levels, we recommend you have good keyboard and mouse skills to get the most out of this class. (Topics1) JAX Makerspace

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Art Walk @ Main Library: April 2017

Art Walk at the Main Library occurs on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. on the entire 1st floor. New and exciting events are featured each month including special performances, Jax Makerspace fun, and art exhibits.

April 5, 5-8:30 P.M
HELP US CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Special Guests and Partners
>Crystal Paris-RED and band spoken word performance
>Hope at Hand interactive personal and community experience

Art Exhibits
>KESHA: A Black Female Experience of Identify and Race
>DCPS Best of Elementary Show

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

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Introduction to Coding

Learn the basic principles in computer coding and the most common coding languages. Learn about free resources you can use to begin learning to code right away. (Special1) JAX Makerspace

Friday, April 7, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Live Podcast

Join Featured Artist Sosha Thumper and musical talent Mr. Al Pete for a live podcast in the Jax Makerspace. They'll discuss music and visual arts and the necessity for collaboration between the two. Join them in the Jax Makerspace to be part of the discussion. Kesha1

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Kesha Collab: SELAH & Renacer Borincano performances

Join us in the Jax Makerspace for a performance of interpretive dance and original poetry by SELAH (Studio of Evangelistic Living Arts in Harmony). Also, enjoy the vibrant and rich sounds of Afro-Puerto Rican culture with Renacer Borincano as they pay tribute to the great Maya Angelou poem, Phenomenal Woman. Kesha1

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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The Art of Business (Storytelling)

Featured artist Carla Jones will talk about how your personal story can help you figure out your passion, sell your art, and grow your business. The workshop will conclude with Q&A. Makerspace1

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

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Music Production with Audiotool

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to start making your own beats and tracks, using the free web-based software at audiotool.com.
Mixers, drum machines, samplers, and more!
No musical background required. Feel free to bring your own headphones! (Music1)

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

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The Sword and the Brush

Featured Artist Princess Simpson Rashid also practices the art of fencing as Coach of the Jacksonville Fencing Club. Join us in the Jax Makerspace as she talks about her experiences as a coach and leads a fencing demonstration.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Audio Explorations: Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Putting the STEAM in STEM

Angie Nixon, Latonja Richardson, Akia Uwanda and Princess Simpson Rashid are all women who work in the Arts. Join them in the Jax Makerspace for a discussion on the accessibility to the arts for women of color.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

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Adobe Photoshop 2

In this class we will dig deeper into using Photoshop, as we learn about layers, masking, and selection tools. Students for this course should have taken Photoshop 1 or have a basic understanding of Photoshop. While we welcome participants from different background and skill levels, we recommend you have good keyboard and mouse skills to get the most out of this class. (Topics1) JAX Makerspace

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Collage 101

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for a tutorial on creating collages using mixed media. All supplies are provided.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

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Web Design: Basic HTML

Beginning with basic HTML, this class will show you how to begin coding your own website. We will discuss coding elements in HTML, including images and links. (Special1) JAX Makerspace

Friday, April 14, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Let's Talk About Hair

Join us in the Jax Makerspace as local author Orjanette Bryant leads a discussion on Healing from the Scalp Down. This workshop offers project awareness and hair care tips, along with alternative DIY products you can make from home.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

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Hair Care Forum

Join us in the Jax Makerspace as local author Orjanette Bryant leads an open forum on hair care.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

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