This is a classroom of MARU, which is a creative learning place at the Central Library.
/Photography by Lee Su-yeon
MARU, a creative learning place, is newly developed on the fourth floor of the Central Library of Dongguk University. MARU is the abbreviation of “Make And Revolutionize U” and also called as Maker Space. MARU provides space, equipment and education to support Donggukians so that they can grow up as talented people suitable for the era of the Fourth Industry Revolution.
Recently, MARU hosted 1Day Maker Class - leather craft workshop. The workshop was proceeded five times from November 17th to 30th and each class consists of making card wallet, pencil case, mini pouch and passport case, using laser processing machine. The staff checked all participants’ temperatures, and they were wearing face masks from the beginning of the workshop to the end.
The Dongguk Post interviewed Lee, a sophomore student who participated in the program (making leather pencil case) on November 21st.
Q. Why did you participate in the workshop?
A. I saw a notice for recruiting participants of the workshop. I was curious about making utility goods using a laser processing machine and thought it would be a precious experience if I can enjoy the workshop.
Q. How did the workshop proceeded?
A. First, the instructor briefly introduced the machine and the way the program is proceeded. Each participant designed sentences to engrave on their pencil cases using the Illustrator. Then, the laser processing machine engraved the sentences just as we designed. Lastly, we sewed and sandpapered to make the leather smooth.
Q. How was the workshop?
A. Although it went on for quite a long time, I really enjoyed the workshop, and the instructor and staff were all kind. Especially, as the workshop did not require any specific talent or skill, there was no difficulty in following the content. Also, it was a precious experience to see a laser processing machine and other unfamiliar machines.
It is expected that MARU will provide more various and precious experiences to Donggukians in the future. The Dongguk Post hopes that Donggukians make the best use of MARU.
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