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Jax Makerspace Events

Explore, collaborate and create in the Jax Makerspace! Browse our available equipment, book a reservation, and learn more about our space.

Do you have an idea for a program or event? Let us know!



Main Library
Apr 26 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Digital Photography Portraits

Learn some tips and tricks for taking better photographs of people. In this class, we will cover some lighting techniques, and tips for posing individual people and groups. All skill levels are welcome.

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Main Library
Apr 27 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Intermediate Guitar Lessons

Take your guitar skills to the next level with this intermediate class in the Jax Makerspace. Practice guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Main Library
Apr 27 2019 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm

Jacksonville Ukulele Society

Join the Jacksonville Ukulele Society for a ukulele jam session. Bring your ukulele and your talents for an afternoon of song. Everyone is welcome, especially singers. Use one of the Jax Makerspace's ukuleles or bring your own!

Main Library
Apr 29 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

3D Design Basics

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the basics of 3D design.

We will use simple CAD programs such as Tinkercad and Sculptris to create different items like keychains, cookie cutters, and weird creatures.

This is designed with beginners in mind and no experience is necessary.

Main Library
Apr 30 2019 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Beginner 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.

Main Library
May 1 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Makerspace Tech Time: Video Game Design

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for an overview of different tech activities. Today's topic is video game design. We will be using simple block based coding to learn programming logic and make some very basic video games.

Main Library
May 1 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

3D Printing for Beginners

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the basics of 3D design!

Using Tinkercad, a free 3D modeling software program, you'll learn how to manipulate objects and create simple 3D items.

No experience is necessary!

Main Library
May 2 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ukulele Lessons

Come try a ukulele in the Jax Makerspace! Ukuleles are a great instrument for beginners. An instructor will be present to teach basic notes, chords, and other beginner ukulele knowledge. Learn to reserve and use a ukulele at the Main Library! Three ukuleles and tuners will be provided for student use.

Main Library
May 3 2019 -
11:00am to 12:15pm

Introduction to Sewing Machines

If you're new to using a sewing machine or need a refresher, join us in the Jax Makerspace for this basic machine skills class. In this guided class, the instructor will review basic machine skills, including threading a needle, loading a bobbin, and stitching seams.

Attendance is limited so registration is suggested.

Main Library
May 8 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

3D Printing for Beginners

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the basics of 3D design!

Using Tinkercad, a free 3D modeling software program, you'll learn how to manipulate objects and create simple 3D items.

No experience is necessary!

Main Library
May 9 2019 -
11:00am to 12:30pm

Introduction to Jewelry Making

Create your own custom jewelry in this series of workshops at the Jax Makerspace. Participants will make handmade beads to create a one-of-a-kind design. All materials will be provided.

Main Library
May 10 2019 -
11:00am to 12:15pm

Introduction to Sewing Machines

If you're new to using a sewing machine or need a refresher, join us in the Jax Makerspace for this basic machine skills class. In this guided class, the instructor will review basic machine skills, including threading a needle, loading a bobbin, and stitching seams.

Attendance is limited so registration is suggested.

Main Library
May 10 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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.

Seating is limited for this class and is first come first serve.

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Main Library
May 13 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

3D Design Basics

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the basics of 3D design.

We will use simple CAD programs such as Tinkercad and Sculptris to create different items like keychains, cookie cutters, and weird creatures.

This is designed with beginners in mind and no experience is necessary.

Main Library
May 15 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Makerspace Tech Time: Animation

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for an overview of different tech activities. Today's topic is animation. Using a variety of programs, we will create different computer generated animations.

Main Library
May 15 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

3D Printing for Beginners

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the basics of 3D design!

Using Tinkercad, a free 3D modeling software program, you'll learn how to manipulate objects and create simple 3D items.

No experience is necessary!

Main Library
May 16 2019 -
11:00am to 12:30pm

Introduction to Jewelry Making

Create your own custom jewelry in this series of workshops at the Jax Makerspace. Participants will make handmade beads to create a one-of-a-kind design. All materials will be provided.

Main Library
May 17 2019 -
11:00am to 12:15pm

Introduction to Sewing Machines

If you're new to using a sewing machine or need a refresher, join us in the Jax Makerspace for this basic machine skills class. In this guided class, the instructor will review basic machine skills, including threading a needle, loading a bobbin, and stitching seams.

Attendance is limited so registration is suggested.

Main Library
May 17 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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.

Seating is limited and is first come first served.

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Main Library
May 18 2019 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

All Kinds of Art: Notan Paper Art

This all ages art program in the Jax Makerspace will bring out the artist in all of us as we explore a variety of methods and mediums. All materials are provided. Pre-registration is advised, as class size is limited.

Main Library
May 22 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

3D Printing for Beginners

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the basics of 3D design!

Using Tinkercad, a free 3D modeling software program, you'll learn how to manipulate objects and create simple 3D items.

No experience is necessary!

Main Library
May 23 2019 -
11:00am to 12:30pm

Introduction to Jewelry Making

Create your own custom jewelry in this series of workshops at the Jax Makerspace. Participants will make handmade beads to create a one-of-a-kind design. All materials will be provided.

Main Library
May 24 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

GIMP Digital Image Editing

In this class, we will explore the open source image editing software GIMP. Try out this free Photoshop alternative and learn how to begin editing your photos and creating original drawings, designs and more.

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Main Library
May 25 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Video Game Design Basics

Learn the basics of video game design and block-based programming using Scratch! Geared for ages 10+, these programs will introduce the logic behind programming while creating simple games.

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Main Library
May 29 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Makerspace Tech Time: 3D design

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for an overview of different tech activities. Today's topic is 3D design. Using introductory programs such as Tinkercad and Sculptris, we will learn to create some basic 3D objects.

Main Library
May 30 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ukulele Lessons

Come try a ukulele in the Jax Makerspace! Ukuleles are a great instrument for beginners. An instructor will be present to teach basic notes, chords, and other beginner ukulele knowledge. Learn to reserve and use a ukulele at the Main Library! Three ukuleles and tuners will be provided for student use.

Main Library
May 31 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Introduction to Coding

You can learn to code! This class will cover the basic principles in computer coding and introduce you to the most common coding languages. Learn about free resources you can use to begin learning to code right away.

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Main Library
Jun 7 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Coding: Python 1

Python is a fairly simple, common programming language that can be used in a wide variety of ways. In this class, we will learn the basics of this excellent language and learn how to begin coding in Python using free resources. 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.

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Main Library
Jun 14 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Coding: Python 2

Python is a fairly simple, common programming language that can be used in a wide variety of ways. In this class, we will learn the basics of this excellent language and learn how to begin coding in Python using free resources. 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.

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Main Library
Jun 15 2019 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

All Kinds of Art: Patriotic Acrylic Painted Rocks

This all ages art program in the Jax Makerspace will bring out the artist in all of us as we explore a variety of methods and mediums. All materials are provided. Pre-registration is advised, as class size is limited.

Main Library
Jun 21 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Web Design 1: Basic HTML

Beginning with basic HTML, we will show you how to begin coding your own website. In this class, we will discuss coding elements in HTML, including images and links.

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Main Library
Jun 28 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Web Design 2: CSS

In this class, we will begin discussing CSS style sheets and how they can improve HTML Web page design and functionality. Users will understand the differences between CSS and HTML and, with practice, be able to implement both on websites.

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Jacksonville Public Library