This past weekend the international project known as The Maker Faire (here’s a map of all the locations they’ll be having this fair) made their stop, show and tell in Pittsburgh, Pa. at the Children’s Museum and among the 3D printers, the spirograph scooters, the Heavy Meta Fire Breathing Dragon Car, Pittsburgh’s Glass Center and a myriad other vendors was the Pittsburgh Circus Arts Collaborative.
“But what,” I hear you cry, “is a Maker Faire?” Well…
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Glimpse the future and get inspired!
We were lucky enough to have a great space on the side of the museum complete with a stage and grassy area for our workshops.
O’Ryan The O’mazing was in charge of teaching children the art of balancing…
Zero was in charge of teaching the mystical contact juggling!
Lorelei entranced the kiddies with her veil and fan flow arts!
Joker worked the crowd with his magic tricks!
And to close out the event our Fuel Goblins Toaster, Ishkaday, O’Ryan and Impulse gave a fiery closing to a wonderful weekend. Check out this great montage set of interviews by videographer Willy James, our Fuel Goblins make a great impact!
We look forward to next year! We will have plenty of new tricks to teach the kids and plenty of new shows to wow them over into the world of circus arts!
Ps. For all the parents and kids who asked, yes – all of these workshops are available as private lessons! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!