Madjax Offers Unique Spring Workshops for All Ages

Instructor James Lodl helps a student use a heat press to create a personalized pet tag at a Pet Productions workshop. Photo by Emily HelmsInstructor James Lodl helps a student use a heat press to create a personalized pet tag at a Pet Productions workshop. Photo by Emily Helms

By Emily Helms —

MUNCIE, IN—Muncie-area residents will have an opportunity to take part in unique workshop offerings this spring at Madjax. From March through May, the community hub will offer beginner-friendly classes in digital design, woodworking, musical instrument making, and projects for the home and backyard. Many of these classes are suitable for all ages, from families with school-age children through seniors.

Starting March 18, Madjax will host 13 evening and weekend classes run by our Makers and Educators in Residence. Read more about the spring program series and register at

This spring brings new and one-of-a-kind offerings, along with the return of past favorites. Highlights include Tell Your Garden’s Story, Create Your Own One-Stringed Musical Instrument, and a Rain Barrel Workshop with Jason Donati of the Muncie Sanitary District, where participants will learn how rain barrels can help contribute to a more sustainable ecosystem and how to make their own rain barrel.

Building on the success of their summer and fall programs, Educators in Residence will return with spring programming for older students and families:

  • Lights, Music, Plants … Action! with Jenifer Pierce of Northside Middle School will teach students to experiment with plant growing conditions including soil, music, lights, and water.
  • Design & Print Your Own Stickers with Meghan Anacker of Alexandria Community Schools will instruct students in the basics of using the Canva design platform, then creating and printing their own personalized stickers.
  • Pet Productions with James Lodl of Delaware Community Schools will teach students to use digital fabrication tools in the Madjax Design Lab to create personalized pet accessories.

“Our spring programs are an accessible, low-cost way for families and adults to be curious and explore different ways of making,” said Kyra Zylstra, Initiatives Director. “We’re especially proud of the connections our Makers foster with the community while hosting these events, and we invite you to experience the fun of making for yourself at Madjax.”

Spring programs run through May 20. Scholarships are available for individuals and families with demonstrated need. Learn more and register at


Emily Helms is Brand Director at Madjax Maker Force