Caprice Rothe and Sharon Moore’s Latex Mask Class

Caprice Rothe and Sharon Moore at the Club Ten Makerspace in Long Beach, CA.

Caprice is a director, performer, mime, performing arts instructor and an amazing mask maker… She is also a professional Graphic Artist.  Caprice is also well known for her role in the movie E.T.

Sharon Moore is an accomplished, professional sculptor.

We are very thrilled to have had both Caprice and Sharon in our studio for this inspiring class.

Photos say everything.

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Call for Youth Artists: Draw with Makersville at the LB Comic Con


The Long Beach Comic Con ( has provided us with a special opportunity for youth artists.
Come to the Con, draw at the Makersville table for an hour (youth may charge or put out a donation jar) and then enjoy the con for the rest of the day.
Limited spaces available at the table.  You must pay for your ticket to enter, but we have been given a special price.  $15 per person over 10, up to 2 youth under 10 may accompany a ticketed person.  Your ticket is good for both days.

Each youth artist must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is with the youth during his/her time at the booth.

This is a Youth Empowerment opportunity.  all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate.

RSVPs and payments must be made by 9/18.  I will be submitting the application form on 9/19, and must pay for tickets at that time.  After that time, youth may still apply, but ticket costs will have increased.  Call Trish 562-225-9589.

RSVP via Eventbrite (

More info on Makersville programs (

August DIY Club Day!

Mid Summer DIY Club Day! August 17th 1-4 PM.

Buy your tickets now!

See how easy (and inexpensive) it is to create your custom image for silk screening! The possibilities are mind-boggling!  Great for club and party Tees!

Art Cloth and Silk Screening (Quick and Easy Thermofax screen making demonstration) – The kids will draw images and we’ll select one to be used for the screening demonstration.  Then we’ll have a chance to work on a collaborative piece of art cloth that we’ll use in a demo later in the season.

*If you’d like to screen the image onto a take away item, please bring

LEGO Bending – We’ve got some new brick colors! Let’s do another bending shape

DIY Minecraft Character – Who needs Steve when you can make your own Minecraft character

Minecraft Game Play – Bring your laptop and play with us or use one of our computers!

Board Game Playtesting – A quick exercise in board game making.

LEGO Free Play – Lots of LEGO Bricks with which to play!



Spanish Summer Intensive, Game Design Club and more!



Teens Summer Spanish Intensive 2014

Registration flyers below in .doc and .pdf formats

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Summer Break Activities

Learning for Life – For Boys & Girls grades 1st +!

Summer Break Activities

All classes will be at the ** Long Beach Sea Base and Aquatics Center ** 5875 Appian Way, Long Beach. **







July 21st to 25th

Game Design

& Merit Badge

6-8:30 PM

July 28th to Aug 1st

Game Design

& Merit Badge

6-8:30 PM

Aug 4th – 8th

Game Design

& Merit Badge

6-8:30 PM

Aug 11th – 15th

Game Design

& Merit Badge

6-8:30 PM

Aug 18th – 22nd AM

Week long Game Design & Merit Badge 9 – 11:45

Aug 18th – 22nd PM

Karakuri (Paper Automata) & Electronic Moving Displays 1 – 3:30

Aug 18th,19th All day

3D Photography & Video

9 AM – 3 PM

Aug 18th – 20th AM

Radical Robotics VEX One (Shared Science) 9:15 – 11:15

Aug 18th – 21st AM

Leonardo Says Duh! (Shared Science) 9:15 – Noon

Aug 25th – 29th AM

2D Computer Based Game Development with Unity 9-11:45

Aug 25th – 29th PM

Computer Game Lab 1 – 3:30

Sep 2nd All Day

DIY Club 9AM – 3:30PM

Summer Break Activities(See class descriptions for age restrictions)

Summer Evening Game Design Club and Merit Badge Grades 3+ $109 4 Tuesdays July 22nd , 29th, August 5th, 12th Class 6-8:30 PM. Learn about design of games: dice, board, card games and discuss game engines. Includes a preliminary look at game engines. Note: This is not a computer based game development class. It is intended to take the youth through the thought processes involved in designing a game. Participants who are Boy Scouts will make progress towards the Game Design Merit Badge.

LEONARDO SAYS DUH! With Shared Science Grades 1-5 $125 August 18-21, Monday-Thursday, 9:15 a.m. – noon. Constructors explore Da Vinci contraptions, using cues from nature to guide builds for walking, flying, rolling and more! A LEGO Brick-Plus class, with LEGO as well as other fun build activities.

Radical Robotics VEX One With Shared Science Grades 4-8 $125 August 18-20, Monday-Wednesday, 9:15a.m. – 11:15a.m. Programming basics with VEX hardware robots and RobotC.

Game Design and Merit Badge Grades 3+ $159 August 18th – 22nd 9 AM – 11:45 AM. See description for Summer Evening Game Design Club and Merit Badge.

Karakuri (Paper Automata) and Electronic Moving Displays Grades 3+ $159 August 18th – 22nd 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Two PMs working on kinetic paper sculptures, then learn just enough about electricity and electronics to make kinetic creations. Work on something to take home and learn skills to get started on your Halloween costume and moving display. Perform exercises with LEDs, buzzers, motors & sensors using the Arduino, then put it all into play in your own lit up and/or motorized creation. Includes take home Arduino, servo motor and other electronic components & use of a Sparkfun Electronics Kit during classes.

3D Photography and Video Editing Grades 3+ Price $109 August 18th & 19th (to be confirmed) 9 AM – 3 PM. Work with 3D photographer and author Barry Rothstein who will share techniques in 3D photography in these two full days of 3D then learn how to edit the photos to make awesome pop up phantograms and 3D video sequences.

2D Game Development with Unity Grades 3+ $159 August 25th – 29th 9 AM – 11:45 AM. Computer based 2D game development with the Unity engine. Participants who are Boy Scouts will make progress towards the Game Design Merit Badge

Game Lab Grades 3+ $60 August 25th – 28th (4 days) 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Self-driven open lab time if you have taken the Game Design or Game Development classes with us. Work on your game design, your game characters or your game in Unity during this mentored community time. *Instructor presence is at their discretion.

Just added: DIY Club All Day $45 September 2nd 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. $45. Includes equipment and materials.(Facility opens 8:30 and closes at 4:00 unless additional hours are requested.)
We’ll work with LEGO Techniques, build the American Flag in LEGO Bricks, talk about Eagles, learn how to make a Minecraft skin, and yes, even play Minecraft!  A little…

American Quilt in LEGO Bricks

DSC04120Our big project with the Long Beach LEGO User Group was to build a 4′ x 8′ quilt in LEGO bricks!  We accumulated a lot of red white and blue plates and tiles, and built ourselves an American flag! The activity was participated in by hundreds from April through July 4th, 2014!

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