BELMAR, NJ — Create a summer-themed miniature souvenir during the Belmar Community Makerspace’s 3D printing workshop on Wednesday, May 15.

Using the facility’ 3D printers, participants will use paint, fabric and miniature accessories to design a small-scale beach chair — complete with the Belmar logo — to take home.

The free workshop will be led by Louise Krasniewicz, a Belmar-based artist who is widely known for her award-winning work in miniatures. It’s a specialty that she has discovered works hand-in-hand with 3D printing.

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The session will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Makerspace, located at Belmar Community Center/Library Annex at 503 Seventh Avenue. It is open to all ages with no previous experience needed. Adults must accompany children younger than 10. All materials will be supplied. To register, click here.

Belmar Community Makerspace: Where Opportunities for Creativity are Boundless

The Belmar Community Makerspace is designed for people to both learn and refine their skills, whether they take a workshop or class, or visit during open hours to work in their own personal projects.

The new facility, which opened last October, includes 3D printers, computers, sewing machines, video and photography equipment, basic workshop and electronic supplies, and a large flat-screen television for workshop instruction and presentations.

“The Makerspace is open to the public for 3D printing, digital scanning of old slides and negatives, and the use of the photo/video studio,” said library assistant Luis Pulido, who manages the Makerspace, situated on the second floor at 503 Seventh Avenue. “Also, we have four Apple computers available for use for work on projects, such as photo editing and web-based applications.”

Open hours are available from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For workshops and classes, no experience is necessary, and there are no prerequisites.

The Makerspace is open to Belmar residents and nonresidents alike. While Belmar Public Library cards are not necessary to take classes and workshops, they are required of those looking to work independently on personal projects in the Makerspace. Library cards are free for Belmar residents and $25 for nonresidents. They are available at the Makerspace or main library at 517 Tenth Avenue.

To register for a workshop or class, click here. For a rundown of upcoming workshops and classes, visit the Belmar Public Library website, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information, call the Belmar Public Library at 732 681-0775 or email Pulido at lpulido@belmar.com.

 

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