YMCA Christchurch has created a fresh makerspace where young people, regardless of background or experience, can explore their creative potential through our tech and innovation hub. We call this place the 4C Centre.

The goal of the Centre is to equip young people with the 4C key competencies (creativity, communication, critical thinking and curiosity) through the use of tech such as 3D printing, virtual reality, CNC cutters, robotics, new computers, editing and design software and more. Here they will have access to brand new computers and laptops enabling them to explore countless “how-to” videos, understand operating systems and research ways to bring their ideas to life. They then have the technology to actually build and create, the equipment to capture their thoughts, and the software to edit and refine their designs. We offer this opportunity for young people without the need for them to pay for materials and resources so that the lack of money does not act as a barrier.

Follow the 4C blog for more updates on the Centre.
 

 
 

The 4C Centre is available to members 24/7, with staff available during business hours to teach and support. Membership is free with a one time $20 charge for the keycard.

Any person between the ages of 14-25 can apply directly to become a member of the centre (having a personal access card to use equipment). If you would like to have a tour, please contact our 4C Curator at curator4c@ymcachch.org.nz or by phone at 021 032 2316.

 
 

 

This is a members only facility that is open for applications for membership from eligible 14-25 year olds.

 
 

Access to the Centre will be granted after membership has been approved and an induction to the Centre has been provided.

 
 

ROBOTICS
 

3D PRINTING

MAKER SPACE

VR TECHNOLOGIES

AUDIO & VIDEO EDITING SUITE
 
 

CHILL OUT & GAMES

 
 

Upcoming Workshops/Events

Wednesday, July 31st, 4pm-6pm:
Hacking and Cyber Security Workshop
Maximum 6 participants
We’ll discover the world of computer security, privacy and ethical hacking. After a quick presentation about fundamentals concepts of cybersecurity and white/black hat actors, we will play with some “security tools” to explore networks and Web sites security. You will be lead by Dimitri Souleliac, a cybersecurity expert who has been in the field for many years and has extensive knowledge on the subject. This workshop is for all levels, no previous knowledge is required.

Saturday, August 3rd, 12-2pm:
Pillow Making Workshop
Maximum 4 participants
Learn to make your own functional and cozy pillow – and take one with you! In this workshop you will choose a pattern and shape ranging from a decorative pillow to a travel neck pillow that you will then create, with the guidance of craft-enthusiast Lucinda Westaway. This workshop is for all levels, no previous knowledge is required.

 
 

Friday, August 9th, 6.30-9pm:
Board Games Night!
We have a plethora of games and will have them all available in different parts of the room for playing. Free for members, $5 for non-members, for 14-25 years, light snacks provided.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tuesday, August 13th, 6-8pm:
Acrylic Pouring:Making Fluid Art
Learn how to create abstract masterpieces by letting pigment run amok. This form of abstract art uses acrylics with a runny consistency to create psychedelic paintings, and there are endless creative possibilities thanks to different ways to combine acrylic paints.

Thursday, August 22nd, 7pm:
Make Your Own Laser Cuttables
Introduction to laser cutting and laser crafts. For 14-25 years, sign up here.

 
 
 
 

Friday, September 20th, 7pm:
Movie Night
The movie is TBA, but this will be a relaxed and fun event utilising the projector and the couch and bean bags. Free for members, $5 for non-members, for 14-25 years.

 
 

 

August 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Coding (with Ben- Mentor Block)

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  • Make Your Own- Pillow! Workshop

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  • Escape Room Meeting

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  • Volunteer Meeting

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  • Coding (with Ben- Mentor Block)

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  • Board Game Night!

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  • Steering Group Meeting

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  • Sylvain in (Mentor)

  • Acrylic Workshop (Pouring Art)

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  • Dimitri in (Mentor Block)

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  • Coding (with Ben- Mentor Block)

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  • Jeremy (Volunteer/Technician) in

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  • Intro To Arduino Workshop

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  • Escape Room Meeting

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  • Dimitri in (Mentor Block)

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  • Coding (with Ben- Mentor Block)

  • Make Your Own Laser Cuttables

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  • Jeremy (Volunteer/Technician) in

  • Movie Night!

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  • Escape Room Meeting

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  • Dimitri in (Mentor Block)

  • Escape Room MasterClass

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  • Coding (with Ben- Mentor Block)

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  • Jeremy (Volunteer/Technician) in

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Become a Member

By completing a membership application to become a member of the 4C Centre you agree to these Terms & Conditions/Code of Conduct

 

Contact

For all enquiries please email curator4C@ymcachch.org.nz

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