The Creative Technology Hub at Seaworks Maritime Precinct is now open for a series of taster workshops and drop in sessions before its formal opening in early 2020.
Featuring a 3D printer, laser cutter, green screen and the latest in creative technologies, this new makerspace provides visitors and program participants, aged 13 and above, with opportunities to play and learn with new technologies which could open doors to new employment and further education opportunities.
The hub features a range of programs and activities which focus on STEAM learning – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics – essential 21st century skills for work, study and play. It is part of a transformed space in the main shed at Seaworks which has independent access off Nelson Place, creating a further activation of the maritime precinct at Williamstown.
The hub is a partnership project between Seaworks and Hobsons Bay City Council and is grant funded by Gandel Philanthropy and the state government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program Fund, with additional sponsorship from Toyota, Raeco, AVJennings and Here Studio.
The Creative Technology Hub will formally open in early 2020 but is currently open for drop-in sessions for people aged 13+ on Thursdays and Fridays between 2pm and 6pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
There are also several free workshops to try, including an introduction to using a laser cutter to make Christmas decorations and festive jewellery.