Maker Expo

Maker Expo

Our 1st annual Maker Expo takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Join us for a pop-up market, 'maker' demonstrations, speakers, maker storytime, green screen studio, robot marketplace, and CoLab maker pop-ups in celebration of the launch of the Collaboratory.

Maker Expo: Saturday, May 11

Vendors & Makers

Company/Maker (*Painswick branch)


Social Media


 True Creations*   Facebook
Luminuz Candles*   Facebook, Instagram
Kara's Kreations*   Facebook
SHILANGO*  Facebook, Instagram
Gingerbeez Creations Facebook, Instagram
Jewels4Charity   Facebook
LuAna's Bookshelf Facebook
Soups N' Such Facebook, Instagram
Green by Hand Facebook, Instagram
PRNT Collective Facebook, Instagram
Barrie Urban Sketch Club   Instagram
Chelsea Chocolates, Video 2 Facebook, Instagram
Custom Flies   
Earthshops Offers peaceful communication skills to parents, and learning-through-crafting program for children, encouraging entrepreneurship. Kids crafts will be for sale.  
The Soaring Quill    Facebook
Old Hippy University  I am a maker. Currently painting peace poles, making wind chime bottles and hand painted signs.   
Shak's World Screen printed t-shirts  
ArtWonderfull Creative Center Facebook, Instagram
Cole Morrison Raspberry Pi & Arduino demonstrations  
Barrie Amateur Radio Club Facebook, Twitter


Schedule of Events



Main Floor

Enji-Maawnjiding/ Gathering Place

Kids Floor



10-  11am

Maker Market

/& Arduino & Raspberry Pi Demo


BRIXLive Stage: Brian McGillis, 'Maker Culture & your Family'

Maker Storytime

  Green Screen Studio   Maker Button
11-  11:30 am LuAna's Bookshelf Reading      Maker Expo or a Mother's Day Cricut Bookmark  
11:30 am- 12pm   Duncan Taylor, Nantyr Shores Research & Design: Creating a Student Maker Mindset   
12:30- 1pm ArtWonderfull Live Painting      
1-2pm     Cricut Flowers



BRIX Live Stage: BRIX Meetup

Robot Market-place 

Fun-ancial Literacy with BMO

3-4pm       Google Cardboard


Speakers & Pop-Ups

10-11am: Brian McGillis will explore maker culture and how you and your family can benefit and learn through making. We're excited to be partnering with the Barrie Region Innovation Xchange, Barrie’s Makerspace for this BRIX Live Speaker.

Picture of Brian McGillis

11-11:30am: LuAna's Bookshelf Reading. Heidi-Marie raises money for schools all over the world by working with school children to tell and illustrate their stories. Proceeds from book sales go back to these schools which are in need of funding.

11:30-12pm: Duncan Taylor, teacher at Nantyr Shores of the Research & Design program, he will share how he is creating a student maker mindset and the importance of making in education. Research & Design is a full-day interdisciplinary program for grade 11 students that is offered at Nantyr Shores Secondary School. The program is project-based and encourages academic level students to better understand physics, math, computer science, and technical design by becoming makers rather than just receivers.

12:00-1:45pm: ArtWonderfull Live Pop-up Painting. Vote in the morning from a selection of paintings, which you want to see made. Have a chance to win this door prize.

2-3pm: BRIX meetup. Learn what a makerspace is and about recent progress of the Barrie Region Innovation Xchange's community makerspace and how you can become involved.

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