Meet our Magnificent Makers
Little Inventors wants children to open their eyes to the world of invention and creativity. But beyond the invention drawings, there is a unique opportunity for children and makers, designers and artists to come together and collaborate to bring children’s imagination to life.
By taking children’s ideas seriously and presenting them in a professional manner through collaboration with skilled makers, we will help showcase children’s original ideas, perspectives and voices.
We also want to challenge the skills and experience of adult makers, and encourage them to push beyond their own limits by engaging with the highly imaginative and unhindered minds of young children.Do you make things?
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Download our maker's resource pack full of helpful tips and hints for selecting, creating and documenting your making process.
Chris, Aka Dabble Dabble, is an artist living in the North-East of England with a healthy obsession with science, tinkering, and engineering. He says 'Mostly I just love making things, all sorts of things, but primarily I'm a participatory artist with a background in animation and a personal practice in printmaking and ceramics'.
Freshly done with my mechanical engineering degree here in Montreal, I am intern at the Canadian Space Agency. I design an electro-mechanic tool for the robotics team for a future exploration deployment mission. Throughout many prototypes and challenges, my project is insane! I decided to participate in the Little Inventors project to share my passion for engineering and science.
Visual arts has always been a strong part of my identity and how I connect to the world. The creativity of young minds is my driving inspiration. By re-contextualizing children's artwork through in-depth collaboration with my craft in glass, I hope to deliver a curious juxtaposition that celebrates and encourages their ideas. Mixed media elements allow me to fully describe the emotion of a piece and reiterate unconventional characteristics of children’s designs. As a returning student to Sheridan I have access to a breadth of media, professional grade equipment and a community professors help to me realize my strongest work.
A vast and animated attraction showcasing Canada’s captivating vistas, landmarks and cityscapes in miniature scale, Our Home & Miniature Land aims to entertain and educate guests every tiny step of the way. From The Rockies to the Maritimes and up to the Arctic North, a new landscape to explore is around the corner – it’s an experience for all ages.
Today, with a team of talented individuals, experts in their respective field, and thousands of working hours, the dream is coming to life.
Creative Media Trainer at Nerve Belfast Creative Learning Centre.
Sarah Alagroobi is an Emirati cross-disciplinary artist with a MA from the Royal College of Art, London. Her artistic practice ranges from installation art to painting as well as print-based to time-based media. Her journey explores the process of mark making, both digital and physical, are semiotic traces of the work’s narrative that transcend not only the history of the work but convey a kind of physical deliverance. It is often an articulation of surface that is dense with information as a way to communicate the relationship between technology and humanity.
I've loved making things since I was a kid, which led to me studying electrical engineering and having all kinds of "maker" related hobbies, from 3D printing and electronics to glass work. Professionally, I spread my love of science & engineering through Let's Talk Science's outreach program. I love sharing my passion for understanding how things work and creating new inventions with kids across Canada, and giving other volunteers the tools they need to share their passion too!
I am the editor of AQUILA children's magazine, and I design a lot of our makes under the name Hi-lo Piccolo.
I have training in furniture and product design and so the ingenious inventions that the children have come up with are extremely compelling and I'm super excited to be able to bring some of these marvelous ideas to life!
I am Thomas, and I’m an Editing and Post-Production student. I love being overly creative and bringing things to life digitally, be it an animation in 2D or 3D, or something quirky that I can composite into real life!