Mastercraft Series

From $30
 Spring 2016
@ DX: 234 Bay St, Toronto


Our Mastercraft series offers a variety workshops with experts from all disciplines to show you the fundamentals of design. From jewellery-making, fabric-dying, lingerie-sewing, wood-bending, and circuit-creating, these workshops are for participants of all backgrounds and skill levels looking to get hands-on experience from Toronto's best design do-ers and makers.  

Our Spring Mastercraft workshop sessions involve explorations into the realm of design + technology with practical lessons around electronic engineering and 3D printing. These sessions connect design thinking and function using a variety of digital tools that allow users to play with design process. 



MAY 22  |  5 - 7PM  @ DX

Intro to Electronics

Like tinkering and dissecting gadgets to make something new? Learn the basics of Arduino, a popular DIY open-source platform used for building electronics like robots, e-textiles, and more! Connect sensors, buttons, and lights to explore the basics of electronics - including the functionality of their circuits and systems programming. Break-down the basics with Grove kits (professional electronic engineering tools) and figure out how to turn inputs into outputs using different patterns and designs. This class is ideal for those looking to enhance their practice with electronics and will cover basic electronic circuitry and coding.
Early bird registration availble now until May 20:
DX Members  |  $30 +HST  
Non-Members  |  $40 +HST
General registration prices after May 20:
DX Members | $40 +HST
Non-Members | $50 +HST


JUNE 2  |  6 - 8PM  @ DX

Intro to 3D printing

Learn the basics of 3D printing using Tinker Cad and Scuptris softwares. Learn the ins and outs of each program and 3D printing functionality. Explore various 3D printing materials and model resources to create your own one-of-a-kind 3D printed designs.
Early bird registration availble now until May 20:
DX Members  |  $30 +HST
Non-Members  |  $40 +HST
General registration prices as of May 27:
DX Members | $40 +HST
Non-Members | $50 +HST

Note: Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and a snack.







About the Instructor

Lindy Wilkins is a cyborg, Maker, educator and Technologist based in Toronto. They currently serve as Director at Site 3 coLaboratory, and co-founder of Little Dada. Lindy holds a BFA from Concordia University, and an MFA from OCAD University. After this brief venture into academia, Lindy has become an informal learning enthusiast, teaching the art of making whimsical robots at many Maker and Hacker spaces around the city.



Jordan Söderberg Mills

Presented by: DX + Luminato Festival 

Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 26, 2016
@ Turbine Hall @ The Hearn: 440 Unwin Ave., Toronto


In a whimsical fusion of science and design, Design Exchange presents Jordan Söderberg Mills’ new series of anaglyphic mirrors that play with physics, perception, and colour for a new DX Satellite experience. His works unweave ambient light into spectral colour, creating cascading, stereographic reflections to capture The Hearn for an otherworldly, awe-inspiring encounter.

Jordan is a recent graduate of Central Saint Martins and has had his work presented at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London Design Festival, National Gallery of Chile and at Milan Design Week. He one day aspires to become a legitimate wizard! 





DX Satellite was launched as a new initiative to take cultural experiences outside the bricks and mortar of the historical DX building. Through this initiative, DX has been able to reach broader audiences with more accessible museum programming. Past DX Satellite programs have included 3DXL - a large-scale 3D printing exhibition, and Smarter.Faster.Tougher. - an exhibition on sports, fashion and technology that was part of Toronto’s Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. In 2016, DX Satellite programs continue to bring design and culture to diverse audiences through strategic arts partnerships with Luminato Festival and London Design Week.


Luminato Arts Partners at the Hearn: Sharing the Space

After 10 years of partnering with arts organizations, venues and cultural groups across the city, Luminato Festival will manage and run its own unique venue. The Festival is curating a series of performance events and artistic activations with arts partners from across the city, celebrating Luminato’s long history of working with arts organizations and cultural partners in Toronto in a new way: by sharing at the lowest possible cost the infrastructure and space at The Hearn.


Luminato Festival

Luminato Festival is Toronto’s global multi-arts festival dedicated to performance, visual art, music, theatre, dance, magic and more. In 2016, the Festival marks its 10th anniversary from June 10 to 26 with a free and ticketed program of local and international artists delivering adventurous art in adventurous places. 

Learn more and see the rest of this year’s Festival lineup at luminatofestival.com



DX Headquarters is
located at 234 Bay Street

Mon: Closed

Tue-Fri: 9AM-5PM
Sat & Sun: 12:00-4:30PM