Don’t just tell your date how much you appreciate them, build a robot to share your love. In this date night you will make an automaton, a moving mechanical construction that can be programmed with your desired purpose, for a most memorable and unique date night. Afterwards we will enjoy a delicious meal together. Beer and wine available for purchase with dinner. Ages 13 and up, registration ends March 1.
When: Friday, March 3rd from 6-8 PM.
Where: JUMP Make Studio on the fifth floor, take a left out of the elevators, go outside and head around the corner to the big Make sign.
Cost: $70 per couple
Martin Sarasqueta is the Make studio coordinator at JUMP and has been, among other things, a pizza maker in Stanley, a bartender and sandal maker in the Caribbean, a custom furniture designer and builder in California, and a soap maker in Boise. When not tinkering with tools, he makes music no one wants to hear, grows too much food in his garden, makes really delicious gin, thinks way too much about soil, tries not to die skateboarding, and walks around collecting and scattering wildflower seeds on walks in the evening with his wife and dog.
What inspires you?
"Creativity, on any level, and unique innovation and problem solving inspire me. Give 100 people a task and ten tools, and you'll get eight different unique processes. I love picking apart the process and understanding why and how people do what they do. Craftsmanship is inspiring. People devoting their lives to perfecting a craft or trade. The world is full of beautiful, amazing things, from a perfect weld to a carefully curated bonsai tree to homemade croquetas. I love croquetas, mmmmm."
Kate Riley was pretty much done for after seeing her first pyramid of multi-colored macarons in France with her “granny.” After graduating from Western Culinary Institute as a pastry chef, she worked up and down the West coast and in Europe, discovering more curiosities from the kitchen and learning just how important a culture of food and eating are when it comes to connecting people. Mindful eating with family and friends, seasonal ingredients and of course the science of the kitchen are central for Kate. “I still sit in front of the oven to watch cakes bake—can’t think of a better meditation, really. There’s a whole world of reactions and responses happening in there!”
What are inspires you?
“People, travel and food. Especially when mixed together. Whether I’m exploring the south of France or eating chips in England, dining with friends in Boise or battling birds for apricots from the tree at my favorite trailhead (true story—it was formidable), I love learning about what makes food so special and how it connects us to ourselves, our ancestry and others. Good food has the ability to expand and heal all of our senses and it lends itself to storytelling in a way that goes so far beyond words. Sharing these experiences with each other is the icing on the cake.”
What is JUMP?
JUMP – or Jack’s Urban Meeting Place – is a not-for-profit, interactive creative center and community gathering place in the heart of downtown Boise. Please go to jumpboise.org to learn more.
This class is out of my price range, what can I do?
Offering affordable opportunities to everyone in the community is a key priority. We appreciate your patience as we work to develop a scholarship program.
Do you have accommodations for people with disabilities?
Absolutely. We support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and encourage participation by everyone. If you require special accommodations to participate in our programs or use our facilities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
You may bus, bike, drive, walk, skip, etcetera. Check Boise's bus schedule at valleyride.org. We love bikers and have beautiful bike racks to secure your ride throughout the facility. Apologies, but our parking garage is still under construction and we do not have on-site parking at the moment. Paid parking will be available in the future. Parking options include the BoDo parking garage at 9th and Front and the garage by Hotel 43 located at 234 S 10th Street and Front. Please use the crosswalk at 9th and Broad Street to access JUMP. ADA parking available onsite, please email requests to email@example.com.
What is the refund policy?
We depend on your enrollment for a successful class so please plan your schedule carefully. Classes which do not meet minimum enrollment are subject to cancellation. Refunds are issued in full if the class or program is cancelled, if you cancel at least seven days before the starting date of the class, or for documented medical reasons.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions/concerns/compliments/puns.