The process of sand casting may be thousands of years old, but it is common today across a variety of industries. It's also a fun, educational activity suitable for a wide range of makers. Makers will press and pound sand into frames around a model to create the mold, then staff pours molten pewter (lead-free, 98% tin) and, after cooling, remove the cast item and clean it up. Follow up with a tour after to explore our play space for adult hobbyists, artists, and engineers!
Maker Works Instructors! Jaleesa, Daniel, and Dale have backgrounds ranging from Jewelry to Video Game Animation and Electrical Engineering. All share an enthusiastic desire to share their knowledge of making with others.
Explore the life of the honeybee in and out of the hive. Victoria Dluzen McIntyre is an amateur apiarist whose love of honeybees comes to her natually- her family name 'Dluzen' means 'Keeper of the Bees' in Polish. Come and learn about the mysteries of the hive and how 50,000 bees work together for one common good.
Known as 'The Bee Lady,' Victoria McIntyre has travelled around southeastern Michigan giving talks to schools, garden clubs and civic groups.