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It’s All About MAKING!

Make Time is Eldorado’s home for exploring, learning and creating . Adults and Children have access to 3D printers, robotics, more than one million Legos, and other innovative tools to explore, tinker, design, and make. Our hands-on educational activities combine STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with principles of reuse/re-purposing to produce exciting projects that you can feel good about. It’s our mission to provide a fun, safe space for kids, adults and families to explore the DIY revolution.

Want to spend an afternoon making something, but you don’t have a project in mind? At Make Time you’ll find dozens of projects for any age and all the equipment and instruction you need to complete them. Take a class on using Photoshop to retouch your digital photos, build a mechanical loom out of legos with your kids, or enjoy a quiet afternoon at home while your children join us for one of our many hands-on weekend workshops.

Whether you’re looking for an exciting summer camp for your kids, a fun night out with your friends doing a creative project, or a great place to host your child’s next birthday party, you’ll find that Make Time offers fun for everyone.

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Owner & Creator

Simon Boses has spent the better part of the last 20 years designing and implementing creative (and educational) events for kids, teens and adults. He’s worked with museums, private institutions and public schools to develop activities and classes that revolve around everything from creative pursuits (like weaving, ceramics and painting) to technology (3D printing, coding in Python, underwater robotics and quadcopter piloting). His “outside the box” community based events often share his infectious passion for art and technology. Feel free to email him any time with questions and comments at: simon@maketimeeldorado.com

“Often the only real barrier to creating something is the lack of tools and space. We have both - all you need to do is Make Time. ”

Simon Boses

Make Time Owner

Our Instructors

Make Time has been lucky enough to attract the attention of some amazing local artist. All of our instructors are working artist who are local to the Santa Fe area. They are a truly fantastic group of people that you can learn more about below!

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Laura Tarnoff

Laura Tarnoff was born in Chicago, Illinois, where at an early age, her paternal grandfather inspired a deep appreciation and love of art. She initiated her art education at the American Academy of Art in Chicago earning an Associate Degree in Illustration and Graphic Design. After living and working in NYC, she went on to complete a BA in Art with a teaching endorsement from Black Hills State University in South Dakota. This allowed her to teach art in the public school systems in Longmont, CO, Rapid City, SD and Seattle, WA. In 2004, Laura moved from Seattle, WA to Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband. She spent the first 5 years focusing on and developing her art career, and caring for her son, Sammy. From 2008-2016 Laura founded and directed the Tarnoff Art Center (TAC), a 501(c)3 non-profit, art-educational center outside of Santa Fe. During those 8 years, Laura continued to develop her fine art, along with managing the day-to-day functions of TAC as the lead Studio Arts Instructor and Executive Director. As the Executive Director, her emphasis was on program development, educational services coordination, and marketing TAC’s art programs within Santa Fe and surrounding communities. Additionally, she organized and supervised the functioning of several committees including: fundraising, donor cultivation, gallery exhibitions, scholarships, and grant writing, as well as collaborating with a variety of local civic leaders, organizations, and artists. Since the closure of TAC in December 2016, Laura has focused on creating a body of work as a full-time fine artist in her home-studio in El Dorado.

Laura's Paint 'n Sip Events

Laura's Paint 'n Sip nights at Make Time are easily one of the most popular events we offer. They take place every-other weekend (usually on a Saturday or Sunday). To find out when her next one is (and even register for it) check out our Painting Classes page.

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