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.
"I use my creative skills and passion for all kinds of textiles to offer a 'portfolio' or 'multidisciplinary' approach. I love to collaborate, as each of us have different strengths and experiences. I am committed to sustainability, community-led initiatives and the potential of craft and design to create positive, social and environmental change"
Bethan is a visual artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, who creates site-specific, ephemeral installations that physically engage the audience. Her practice is underpinned by drawing, sewing, paper cuts and structure-making.
Dr. Brian Degger is an interdisciplinary biologist and creative based in Newcastle. He applies the knowledge developed during his studies in finding, researching and democratising knowledge through do it yourself biology, developing workshops around biology and art, collaborating in art works that involve biological methods
Chachi is a graphic designer, art director and maker of things. She loves to get her hands messy with woodworking and screen printing. Chachi works at Helios Makerspace.
Erica is a roboticist, educator and creative technologist currently based in Toronto, Canada. She has a technical background in molecular biology and biotechnology and a passion for science communication, digital education, user experience research and design, and emerging technology.
Erin Dickson’s practice combines architecture and digital technology to consider the emotional qualities of urban and domestic spaces.
Graham has been a teacher for many years, teaching children in Science Quest at Queen’s University, City of Toronto science summer camps and more. He is an Instructor at MakerKids.
Halifax Makerspace is a non-profit group of people who love to make with a variety of materials and skills. We support each other in our individual projects, participate in group community builds, and offer free electronics workshops.
Lalya Gaye is an artist, designer and engineer based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK where she runs the collaborative digital media art practice Attaya Projects. Lalya builds interactive art installations, provides consulting in interaction design and digital technology, and delivers creative electronics workshops. She works primarily with sound, light, metal, interactive technologies, and urban space.
MakerKids specializes in Robotics, Coding and Minecraft programs with highly trained instructors. We run camps, programs, birthday parties and in-school programs across Canada and beyond!