Caledon Public Library invites you to explore your creativity this Fall. We are excited to invite everyone to visit our makerspaces in the Cory Trépanier Creativity Studio in our Caledon East branch and at our Margaret Dunn Valleywood Collaboration Studio.
The new Cory Trépanier Creativity Studio is named after Caledon resident and world-renowned oil painter, filmmaker and explorer, known for his passionate portrayal of Canadian landscapes. Cory’s legacy includes encouraging artists to fearlessly follow their creative dreams, he urged his audience to connect with nature as a source of inspiration and self-discovery. This studio celebrates the marriage between art and technology and offers the community the opportunity to access emerging technologies and maker-tools to empower and promote creativity. This space features some of the same popular equipment featured in our Margaret Dunn Valleywood Collaboration Studio, including a Glowforge 3D Laser Printer and a Cricut® Station, but also features new and exciting tools! This space includes a direct-to garment printer to create personalized clothing, as well as a memory station that allows you to preserve your memories. Our website has more information about our maker equipment.
Come to a workshop in October if your curiosity is piqued about our maker tools! Our website calendar will be open for registration on Sunday, 1 October @ 10am. We ask that you register for only one workshop of the same name at a time. This is due to our popular maker programs. More people can participate. Thanks for being such a good neighbor.
CPL’s collection also features books and digital resources that can help you explore your creativity! Here are a few examples of resources that CPL offers:
Sew Step by step
Make, mend, and customize your own wardrobe with this highly photographic beginner’s guide to machine sewing. The Sew Step by step book is easy to use and fully illustrated. It covers all of the necessary skills and techniques needed for successful machine sewing.
The Maker’s Guide to Cricut
By Megan Meketa
Take your Cricut® crafts to the next level! Megan Meketa is a craft expert who shares her secrets and techniques for creating eye-catching, colorful projects. Whether you’re a brand-new owner of a Cricut ® and not sure where to start or a seasoned pro, this book is the ultimate one-stop shop for information and ideas for creating stunning projects.
Creativebug is one of the digital resources available through our website. Creativebug provides online videos of arts and crafts techniques. Learn to paint, knit crochet, sew and more.
With your library card, you can also access LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com. This resource offers online courses and instructional video created by industry experts in business software, technology, and creative skills. The courses cover topics like 3D design, Adobe Software, audio and video editing, and more. Over 16,000 different courses are available.
Want to know more about CPL’s makerspaces? Visit our makerspace webpage to learn about the tools available at both of CPL’s makerspaces.