A celebration of creating and learning.

Take 1-3 hour workshops on science,
technology, engineering, art, and more.

Join us December 12-13, 2015 in downtown Oakland

NEW: Give a hands-on experience with a Workshop Weekend gift card!

Teach a Workshop

Passionate about something? Love to teach, or never taught before? Tell us about it, and share your passion with our community!

Teach a Workshop

Make or Learn Something New

Join us for short workshops on anything and everything December 12-13. Or a full weekend on Arduino and electronics, November 7-8!

Take a Workshop

Workshop Lineup

Choose from a variety of workshops

  • Learn to Program
  • Build a Robot
  • 3D Printing
  • Sew with Electronics
  • Silkscreen T-shirts
  • Farm in Space
  • Learn Lockpicking
  • Create Wet Felted Flowers
  • Make and Program an Arduino
  • Design Electroluminescent Sculptures
  • Prototype your Invention
  • Learn Web Development
  • Sequence your own DNA
  •  ...many more to come...

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Time · Place · Cost

Where? When? How much?

Workshop Weekend, in Oakland:
TIME: December 12-13, 2015, 10am-8pm
PLACE: In downtown Oakland.
COST: $40 admission + materials.

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Who can

Who can take workshops?

Anyone and everyone, young and old!

Our workshops are open to learners of all ages, but some workshop instructors may request that children under a certain age have an accompanying parent or guardian present.

When registering younger children, please use your judgement in deciding whether a workshop is appropriate for your child!

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Why join

Why attend Workshop Weekend?

Learning is most effective when it takes place in a hands-on and interactive setting and when it occurs in direct collaboration with others.

All of our workshops are taught by passionate instructors with years of experience in their craft, and nearly all of our workshops have a hands-on component.

In many cases, you'll be walking away with a tangible object reflecting your new skills -- whether those skills are in biology, gardening, or robot programming is entirely up to you!

Learn more about Workshop Weekend on our “About” page »

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Our Partners

Thanks to our partners!

First and foremost, a big THANK YOU to our teachers!

We've also been very lucky to have excellent partners and mentors.

Tech Liminal
Maker Faire

A huge thanks to Anca Mosoiu and Tech Liminal for hosting our workshops.

Many thanks too to Dale Dougherty and Make, who've helped connect us to workshop leaders and participants at Maker Faire and through the Make blog.

Are you interested in sponsoring Workshop Weekend? Sponsors receive special benefits. Read more about sponsorship opportunities [pdf] »