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Innovation Center

Empathy Hack: Building Empathy Through Technology and Art
April 29, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm / $25 Non-Members, Members and Penn State Abington Students & Faculty FREE

The Innovation Center at Abington Art Center is a 2- and 3-D digital fabrication lab for creative minds and innovators. As a partnership between AAC and Penn State Abington, collaboration is a fundamental element of this new space. We believe that by bringing together people of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds, and giving them access to tools and technology to help explore their creativity, we can all be empowered to create better communities.

By blurring the boundaries of analog and digital, art and science, traditional and experimental, new ideas have room to grow and develop. Inside our Makerspace, you’ll find a 3D printer, laser cutter, and vinyl cutter side-by-side with sewing machines, hot glue guns, and yarn. Come find your inspiration and bring your ideas to life!

We offer classes, workshops, and open studio time. Interested in using the tools in our Makerspace? Here’s how:

To access our Makerspace, you must be a member. Membership comes with other benefits including discounts on classes & workshops and free admission to many events such as Coffee Break.
Once you’re a Member, take this 2 hour, one-time course to learn how to use the fabrication tools we have to offer in our space safely and receive certification.
Now that you’ve been certified to use the tools in our Makerspace safely, you can register for an Open Studio slot. We currently offer Open Studio in the Makerspace on select Saturdays from 12pm to 2pm.


Spring Schedule

Tool Training, $25: 10am-12pm

Open Studio, $25: 12pm-2pm

April 22, April 29, May 13, June 3, June 17


In the Catalog, select Makerspace Training & Open Studio from the Select a set of courses drop-down

Returning Students: Log in with your email, choose a session and Add to Order. Select the individual you wish to register before checking out or adding additional sessions.

New Students: Click Login and create an account for yourself. Then choose a session and Add to Order. If registering another individual, fill out the form with their information under “Add New Registrant,” and click “Create Registrant.” Select the individual you wish to register before checking out or adding additional sessions.

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