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Makerspace Program

Fostering friendships and entrepreneurial pursuits

 
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Makerspace

Heartfelt Tidbits has come to understand the importance of improving our clients' mental health. The maker space is a representation of that belief. In addition to the therapeutic benefits of creating art, this program allows refugees and immigrants to pursue creative entrepreneurship.  

 

Classes are held:

Sewing class is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm in Wyoming, OH.

Fiber arts class is held Wednesdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Tikkun Farms.

Art classes are held in Wyoming, OH and scheduled with guest artists.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Teach or assist with an art class

  • Teach or assist with a fiber arts (alpaca wool) class

  • Teach or assist with a sewing class

Interested in helping with the makerspace program? Check out our volunteer resources.

Art

Art classes are led by local artists. These classes cultivate a sense of community within the refugee and immigrant population, and positively impact the mental health of participants.

Sewing

Sewing class is hosted twice a week. Projects have ranged from tote bags to baby dresses.  After six weeks, and the completion of a sewing project for a community organization, new participants are given their own sewing machine.

Fiber Arts 

Fiber arts sessions are hosted weekly at the farmhouse of our partner, Tikkun Farms. There, refugee and immigrant artisans process raw alpaca fur, turning it into hats, scarves, sweaters, and more.

All visitors are welcome to stop by Tikkun Farms or email sheryl@heartfelttidbits.org to learn about the different ways clients engage with and produce art.