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  • 2019-08-12 5:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special Announcement:

    Educational Programs for 4th-5th Graders and 3rd-6th Graders

    Later this month, two exciting educational programs are launching at Cruces Creatives!

    STEAM Team Saturdays

    STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) Team Saturdays offer project-based, hands-on learning for 4th and 5th grade LCPS students over the course of the 2019-2020 school year. In alignment with and enhancement of common core learning standards, topics for the program include coding, electronics, sculpting, measuring, working in wood, using a drill, learning to iron, conductivity, using vinyl, hydraulics, and much more. This program is funded by the New Mexico STEM Outreach Center, and it’s free to 4th and 5th graders attending the Las Cruces Public School system. For more information or to register, visit http://www.crucescreatives.org/event-3511978


    Homeschool Science and History Classes

    For 3rd-6th grade homeschool students, the upcoming Homeschool Science and History Classes will offer hands-on projects and learning! For participants who are not members of the makerspace, the program is by donation; for makerspace members, the program is free. For more information or to register for the science classes, visit http://www.crucescreatives.org/event-3511282; for history classes, visit http://www.crucescreatives.org/event-3511300.



  • 2019-08-08 5:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


                  08.08.19

    Welcome to the August 8 issue of the Cruces Creatives weekly newsletter. This is a place where you can keep up-to-date with big news at the makerspace, and learn about cool projects that your community members make.

    The newsletter is published each Thursday. If you have makerspace news or announcements that you’d like to submit for the weekly newsletter, please email Pat DeSimio (p.desimio@crucescreatives.org) by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

    News 

    STEAM Saturdays Launching!

    Starting on August 31, the Kids' Classroom is going to be bustling each Saturday morning with STEAM education projects: conductive, interactive ajebrijes; hydraulic arms and mazes; Rube Goldberg machines, and powered flying machines! 

    The participants, twelve 4th and 5th graders selected by the New Mexico STEM Outreach Center, will be learning through hands-on projects every Saturday through the 2019/2020 school year. 

    Cruces Creatives Survey

    Cruces Creatives is now just over one year old! If you haven’t already, please consider sharing your input through a quick survey to shape the next years’ growth! To fill out the survey, visit https://forms.gle/pNAx3nJidfoJKtqNA.



  • 2019-08-07 1:47 PM | Anonymous

    Spring into Gear with The Hub Community Bike Shop

    As the weather warms up and you bring out the bikes, keep The Hub Community Bike Shop in mind. Every Thursday and Saturday morning, volunteers at The Hub (located in the wood shop / bike shop at Cruces Creatives) can help you fix up your bike and get it ready to ride. Plus, in addition to bike repair, The Hub offers bike safety training, bike safety equipment for kids, a bike donation site, and bikes for sale.


    Applications for Cruces Kids Can Now Open

    Kids aged 6-17 are invited to create a business plan, develop a product or service and then open for business at the Cruces Kids Can Downtown Marketplace! The program includes a workshop where kids learn about startup costs, pricing, marketing, profit; get product feedback; and practice mock sales. To participate, budding entrepreneurs should register by April 6 at this link.


  • 2019-08-02 5:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


                  08.02.19

    Welcome to the August 2 issue of the Cruces Creatives weekly newsletter. This is a place where you can keep up-to-date with big news at the makerspace, and learn about cool projects that your community members make.

    The newsletter is published each Thursday (or the occasional Friday). If you have makerspace news or announcements that you’d like to submit for the weekly newsletter, please email Pat DeSimio (p.desimio@crucescreatives.org) by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

    News 

    It's First Friday!

    It’s first Friday, which means an art ramble at Cruces Creatives! This month’s event features a raw and compelling screen-printing collection with artist Chris Preciado-Shelton, owner of local screen printing business Reviver Printing, as well as an all-original open mic. Click here (http://www.crucescreatives.org/event-3504118) for more info.


    Photography Club Coming to Cruces Creatives!

    Cruces Creatives is excited to welcome the Doña Ana Photography Club, which will host learning presentations on photography every first and third Tuesday of the month! The first presentation, on pet photography, will be on August 20 at 7:00 p.m. For more information or to register, click here.


    Voting for Paint-by-Numbers Community Mural

    Thanks to generous funding from the Rumphius Foundation and the support of Branigan Library and the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation department, Cruces Creatives is leading a mural project to beautify the amphitheater wall at Branigan Library--and with the mural's paint-by-numbers design, community members can help paint the mural!

    First, we need to choose the mural design—and there are two excellent finalists! To see the designs and cast your vote, click here.







  • 2019-08-01 1:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • 2019-07-25 5:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


                  07.25.19

    Welcome to the July 25 issue of the Cruces Creatives weekly newsletter. This is a place where you can keep up-to-date with big news at the makerspace, and learn about cool projects that your community members make.

    The newsletter is published each Thursday. If you have makerspace news or announcements that you’d like to submit for the weekly newsletter, please email Pat DeSimio (p.desimio@crucescreatives.org) by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

    News 

    Mural Update

    A big thank-you to the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico and the Tom and Donna Tate Endowment Donor Advised Fund, who are providing $740 to repair vandalism to the Stolen Sisters piece of the mural on the west wall—and to buy supplies that will let SABA and his amazing team of artists complete the mural lettering! Thank you, Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, and thank you, SABA and crew!


    A Surplus of Projects

    From the nearly full project storage shelves, it’s clear that we’ve been busy making all sorts of things! To make sure we don’t run out of shelf space, remember the project storage protocol:

    • Use a project storage form or post-it note to label stored projects with your name and the most recent date you’ve worked on the project.
    • Work on stored projects at least every two weeks, or take the project off-site to open up storage space for other folks.
    • Projects stored for more than 30 days without work (as indicated on the project storage sheet) may be discarded or made into new projects.

    If you have a project that’s been in long-term storage at Cruces Creatives, come on by to pick it up—or, better yet, use the ever-expanding tool collection to finish it!






    Copyright ©Cezary Tomczak. Reproduced under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International License.


  • 2019-07-18 8:57 PM | Anonymous

    News 

    3,000-4,000 Vinyl Albums Available for Projects

    Do you have ideas for projects that could use a lot of vinyl albums? University Broadcasting at New Mexico State University is disposing of 3,000-4,000 albums, which are freely available for repurposing. If you’re interested, contact Adrian Velarde at avelarde@nmsu.edu.



    Membership Option Updates

    Curious about membership options now that Cruces Creatives is one year old and founding membership discounts have ended? Here are the current options:

    • Regular paying membership: $45/month
    • Regular volunteering membership: 3 hours/week
    • Family/group membership: $40/person/month

    Founding members retain the founding membership rates for as long as they have active memberships of any type, and kids ages 13 and younger are still free with a parent/guardian member.   


  • 2019-06-27 9:04 PM | Anonymous

     

    NEWS

    One-Year Anniversary Celebration Saturday!

    We’re almost to our one-year celebration! Check out the activities going on Saturday, and if you’re available Friday, you can join the team for cleaning and event prep.

    Classes for Making Holiday Gifts

    Would you like to create hand-made gifts for the holidays this year? You can get a head start with all sorts of classes this July and August: Original Miniature PaintingsExploring Water Media Art ProductsBeginning Sewing: The Chinese Coin Blanket, and Intermediate Audio: Recording Music. Even more classes are under development, so check the event calendar for updates.

    Loom-Making

    Do you have woodworking skills that you’d like to put to use? As part of beginning weaving classes, Cruces Creatives offers simple frame looms, which we make in-house—and you can help make them! You can find sample parts and a blueprint in the weaving section of the Main Room; supplies are in the scrap/donation areas of the Wood Shop. For more information, contact Steve Robinson at loom@stevertheweaver.com.


  • 2019-06-21 9:14 PM | Anonymous

    News 

    One-Year Anniversary Celebration Coming Up! 

    We're now just 9 days away from our One-Year Anniversary Celebration! All sorts of exciting activities are on the schedule.

    June 29, 10am-3pm

    Under the eaves, there will be a yard sale featuring a wide variety of surplus tools and creatives supplies. Get great deals on resources to support your creativity, all while supporting your makerspace.

    Indoors, there will be tours showcasing all of the exciting ways the makerspace has grown in the last year. Come check out recent tool additions, or come learn about our space if it's your first time!

    In the multipurpose room, there will be all-original live performances from local songwriters.

    10:00am-1:00pm, live music performances

    1:00pm-2:30pm, all-original open mic

    2:30pm-3:00pm, live music performances

    There will be free food and other activities around the building.

    For kids, there will be a special coloring activitydisassembly activitypaper crane folding (not just for kids), and outdoors, near the yard sale, a bouncy house!

    To further equip the Kids' Room, there will also be a toy drive. Click here to see a list of creative toys that would be especially helpful.

    The Anniversary Celebration will also be the final day when you can get the discounted Founding Membershipprice!

    Regular Monthly Membership, starting June 30: $45

    Regular Yearly Membership, starting June 30: $495 (one month free)

    Founding Monthly Membership: $35

    Founding Yearly Membership: $385 (one month free)

    You can lock in the discounted founding prices for as long as you maintain an active membership, so if you've been thinking about becoming a paid member, the Anniversary Celebration would be a great time to join! (And just as a reminder, kids ages 13 and under are free with a parent or guardian member!)


    For everyone, the Anniversary Celebration will be a great chance to catch up, connect, and imagine the creative opportunities of the future!




  • 2019-06-13 9:22 PM | Anonymous

    News 

    Cruces Creatives in the Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Thanks to journalist Bethany Freudenthal and the great work that the makerspace community is doing, Cruces Creatives has been featured on the front page of the Las Cruces Sun-News twice in the last week! You can read the article on the upcoming makerspace anniversary here and the article on an especially important aspect of the ongoing murals here.




    Full-Size Refrigerator in Break Room

    Thanks to a donation from Beverly Denney, a full-size refrigerator is now available for use in the Cruces Creatives break room! Want to take a meal break without leaving the makerspace? The refrigerator—in conjunction with the microwaves and toaster oven—can make that much easier.




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