The Friedland Makerspace

A collaborative workspace with creative tools

learn and explore

Welcome to the JCCMW Friedland Makerspace!

Thanks to the generosity of Sheila and Bob Friedland, we launched the Friedland Makerspace this past fall! Explore technologies and creativity while cultivating computational reasoning and critical thinking.

create + learn

Makerspace Classes

technology stem makerspace third fourth grade

ages seven to ten

3D Design and Printing


Inspire students to create 3D structures using design-based thinking! Students learn the basics of 3D design and printing by initially creating a house—anything from their future home to a lunar dwelling—using the application of math, science, art, and technology skills in a fun way! Students work toward mastering skills by creating a product, toy, or model.

3D encourages students to think creatively to produce anything from recreating their favorite droid to a designing tablet stand—whatever they can dream up! This course is a great introduction into the exploration of 3D printing from design to production!

Class begins January 3.

Cost: $300

Weekly Schedule

Tuesdays 4:30–5:30 PM

ages seven to ten

Coding Video Games


Learn how to conceive, build and test an original video game! After being shown how to create a few simple games, each student creates their own original 1990’s style video game. Using a visual programming languages similar to Scratch, Microsoft MakeCode, students drag and drop commands on the computer to create whatever their game requires. Loops, conditional statements, variables, bit art and much more is covered is this fun enrollment. Games shared and tested by the group for peer review!

Class begins January 5.

Cost: $300

Weekly Schedule

Thursdays 5:30–6:30 PM

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A makerspace is a collaborative workspace filled with creative tools, such as computers, robots, electronics, 3D printers, woodworking tools, and math and science activities.

Kids of all ages and experience levels can experience the Makerspace through STEAM education.

All children’s afterschool classes for fall 2022 will be run by MakeInspires. See schedule above.

We will also be offering family and holiday programs led by specialists in areas like 3D design, woodworking, science, and arts.

Our classes will be limited in size, so that each student can benefit fully from the experience.

We have activities planned around the Jewish holidays. There will be drop-in activities and family activities; grandparents are welcome to come with their grandchildren.

Yes! Please email Susan Groner at [email protected]