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The DFZ offers a variety of workshops, clubs and talks throughout the year for students and the public. These ongoing series are designed to engage particpants in everything from Creative Coding and DIY BioPlastics to Design Software Crash Courses and Individual Climate Action how-tos. Check out all the ways to get involved below.

Current & Upcoming


Join Make Collective and learn something new every week!Make Collective is a very supportive, low barrier to entry opportunity for professionals to learn the digital design tools of the trade. Learn from the pro's alongside other beginners as we take you through the digital designers toolkit. Every week we’ll show you the basics of a new software - 3D modelling, designing for laser cutting, digital sketching for problem solving and more! With each new software you’ll have a low pressure opportunity to test out the tool and make something to share with the group.

Stay tuned on the DFZ Instagram, external link to register for the upcoming Make Collective season! There will be public and student registration! 

Get *crafty/creative/comfy/coding* through DFZ Clubs! The DFZ welcomes the public in joining us at our entry-level, approachable, and financially accessible programming that introduces design-leaning practices through casual hands-on tutorials and info-sharing. 

Previous Clubs:

  • Bioplastic Club facilitated by Miranda Shou (she/her),
  • Creative Coding Club facilitated by Ofir Rosen (they/them)
  • Mending Club facilitated by Janelle Sookhai (she/her)

Stay tuned on the DFZ Instagram, external link, opens in new window for upcoming Clubs seasonally!


The zone's exclusive talks, panels and events are hosted by the extended member community of the Design Fabrication Zone. They are your chance to get exposure to innovative making practices and inspired by members' visions for the future. 

Pictured: In Persuit of Black Futures Month Panel Organized by BSAM, Experimental Track, external link

For Students