Community

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Tam Makers is a community of makers, teachers and students in Marin County.

To meet some of our community members online, view our photo album — or watch the video of our welcome meetup.

Better yet, come see us at our next meetup — and subscribe to our email updates . 

Founders

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Geo Monley

Geo has been making and tinkering with things all his life.

He teaches woodworking, architectural design, engineering design, and mathematics to teenagers at Tamalpais High School. He also runs an adult woodworking program at the Tam High through TUHSD Community Education.

He is transforming the school’s wonderful woodshop into a maker space, to share his love of making with teenagers and adults.

This fall, Geo is teaching a number of classes for adults and teens at Tam Makers. Learn more about Geo at geomonley.com .

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Fabrice Florin

Fabrice is a multimedia innovator who creates unique experiences to inform and engage communities through digital and physical media.

He has led the development of many pioneering products in education, news and entertainment, working with innovators such as Apple, Macromedia and Wikipedia. He is a founder and a lead designer at Pataphysical Studios, an art collective where he created many maker art pieces and ‘wonderboxes’, some of them built in our makerspace.

Fabrice now teaches maker art in Marin, and is leading a number of classes for adults and teens at Tam Makers this fall. Learn more about Fabrice at fabriceflorin.com .

Teachers

Here are some of our teachers at Tam Makers.

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Chelsea Andersson

Chelsea is an active member and associate teacher at Tam Makers. Originally from New York, Chelsea learned to love laser cutting at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University. She currently works full time in downtown Mill Valley at RHAA Landscape Architects as a landscape designer. Outside of the office she can be found pouring concrete, making miniatures, woodworking, gardening, and of course, laser cutting.

Chelsea teaches laser cutting at Tam Makers and has made many contributions to our makerspace since she joined us. Follow her work on Instagram and Etsy.

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Sarah Brewer

Sarah is an active member and associate teacher at Tam Makers. She has an extensive background in interactive advertising and finance, and a personal interest in maker education. She is currently involved in a Burning Man art project and participated in workshops on paper circuits, MIG welding, tinkering and makerspaces. Sarah is helping teach a number of maker art classes for adults and teens at Tam Makers this fall.

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Holden Crane

Holden is a lifelong carpenter and artist. From his earliest memories, building, fixing, and creating, have been at the core of his satisfaction, interest, and livelihood. Teaching for him is a way of sharing his own understanding and working philosophy with the greater community.

 

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Donald Day

Donald has taught at California College of the Arts since 1976 in interdisciplinary, craft, film, video, performance and interaction design programs.  Since 2011, he has coached the ‘Pataphysical Studios’ art collective on how to integrate Arduino, electronics and other interactive technologies in their artworks. He teaches Arduino and electronics at Tam Makers. 

Members

Here are some of our most active community members.

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Howard Rheingold

Howard is an independent thinker, online instigator, novice educator, expert learner, offline gardener and artist. He has written a dozen books on the future of technology, taught at Stanford and U.C. Berkeley, and was editor at Wired, Whole Earth Review and for the Millennium Whole Earth Catalog. He is a founder and a lead designer at Pataphysical Studios, an art collective where he created many maker art pieces, some of them built at Tam Makers. Learn more about Howard at rheingold.com.

 

Active members are listed above in the order in which they joined Tam Makers. More will be added in coming weeks.

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We welcome new members! Come see us at our next meetup. In the meantime, we invite you to subscribe to our email updates.

Feel free to email us if you have any comments or questions: info@tammakers.org .