Meet The Makers

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Meet the Makers invites you to join AHML in getting to know new Makers and new ways to Make each month. The series features talented Makers throughout Chicagoland discussing and demonstrating their work, from weaving and screen-printing, to pottery and glassmaking and more! Each segment explores the unique creative inspiration and practices of our featured artists. Follow the series and watch the possibilities of making unfold. Follow us on Instagram @ahml for upcoming events. Some events require registration on Zoom to get up close and personal with our Makers. Meet our Makers and find recordings of past events below.


What is a Makerspace

A Makerspace is a collaborative work space. It's a place to spread out and work on a project if you don't have the space at home, a place to use tools and equipment that you might not normally have access to, a place to network and meet fellow makers in your community, and a place to learn new skills and talents.

At the library's makerspace we're going to have some really exciting technology and equipment available for things like laser cutting, 3d printing, and embroidery. As well as classes on art, cooking, sewing and more.

If you'd like more information about our makerspace opening in 2021 you can checkout the Makerspace page.


About the Maker

Local and self-taught ceramic artist, Julie Kittredge is no stranger to creative entrepreneurship. Starting with sketching portraits in the early days, to a...


About the Maker

Tanner Woodford is the founder, executive director and board member of the Design Museum of Chicago, where he leads strategy, partnerships and special...


About the Maker

Tim Harrison aka HDC is a master-level, award-winning costumer, craftsmanship judge and industry fabricator who first got his start in August 2012. Practical...


About the Maker

Nastasiya Marusyk was born in the Bukovyna region of Ukraine, in a family where folk customs and art traditions were respected. She is a master of...


About the Maker

SHENEQUA is an Artprenuer who received her Masters of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago under the mentorship...


About the Maker

William Estrada is an arts educator and multidisciplinary artist. His art and teaching is a collaborative discourse that critically re-examines public and...


About the Maker

Laurie Freivogel has been creating screen-printed, fused glass goods in her Oak Park studio since 2004. While Freivogel has her BFA in drawing, she is a self...

About the Makers 

Ill Gotten Games: Taking print-and-play to the new dimension. We're making tabletop gaming inclusive, creative, and fun. How? By innovating our own games...

About the Maker

With over a decade of experience in the Themed Entertainment Industry, Matt Maldonado's passion for art, design, storytelling and miniature model making has...