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Mid-Camp.  Creativity flows!

Maker Camp: Summer 2016

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Pewter art pieces in our writing corner.

Pewter art pieces in our writing corner.

We gather together to Make.  We build, create, design, do, and redo. Creativity is a necessarily wasteful process, and we embrace using lots of materials, imagination, purposeful effort, and time.  We lean forward into our creations.

Some Makers focus on handmade ships, others on sewing handmade dolls and felt animals.  Another works on creating a giant marble run out of cardboard and duct tape. A few focus on learning basic programming logic, while still others dive headfirst into programming complex algorithms in Python and Javascript, or Robot Turtles using Lua.

We embrace the drive of creativity to experiment with materials and build skills in action.  We believe in empowering Young Makers with the tools they need to bring their creativity into fruition.  We believe Young Makers can and should experiment with materials and tools.  We believe that skillful and confident handling of tools and materials of all kinds lends itself to being confident in our exploration of art, math, science, technology, and engineering.

Mid-Camp. Creativity flows!

Mid-Camp. The creativity flows!

Featured projects:
June 6 – 10: Introduction to computational thinking; gravitational art
June 20 – 23: Math (Algorithms) & Maker
July 11 – 14: Sewing; light & water (Waves & Motion
August 1 – 4: Stamp carving/printmaking; Raspberry Pi
General projects:
– Stop-motion animation 
– Recycled art/sculpture
Printmaking (with Emily Robinson, Art Hacker / Sebastopol Center for the Arts Camp)
– MaKey MaKey (http://makeymakey.com/) we will have a project to tinker with!
– Sewing (Sample projects: throw pillows, felt toys)
Pillowcase designs
– Computer Programming (CoderDojo Ninjas: great collaborative opportunity!)
Recommended ages for all camps (except Math/Maker): ages 7-14.  Math/Maker: either working knowledge of fractions and variables or age 9.
You can register here if you just want to skip straight to it, or read on for more information. Note: we expect to sell out early again this year so please don’t wait if you need specific dates! Sibling/multiple week discounts available.


Camp Descriptions – (register here)

Maker Camp – June 6 – 10  (3-5 days)  
Paint, egg, and glitter on canvas.

Paint, egg, and glitter on canvas.

We bring supplies, materials, and adults with cool skills; you come do epic things, and then you go home, inspired and fired up, and check out other people’s projects online.

We help you acquire the skills you need to accomplish your goals.  We teach you how to use power tools, wear safety glasses, and thread a needle. We provide project ideas if you would like guidance, and support when you have a project in mind.  We ask  to reach outside their comfort zones.  We don’t tell you it will be easy; we tell you it will be worth it.  Your summer will be amazeballs.

Math / Maker Camp – June 20 – 23  (4 days) (requires knowledge of fractions, ability to understand equations; ages 8-14)
Math – Active Algorithms (9 am – 12 pm)
Students will engage in hands-on (and full-body!) activities exploring how algorithms can be used to define everything from arithmetic processes to household chores. Students will also explore how algorithms are used in scientific computing and delve into some basic programming skills in the Python programming language.  Please have them wear clothes suitable for running and moving!
IMG_8247Maker Camp – (12:30-3:30 pm)
Maker Camp!  Students are first introduced to our tools and available materials, and then given free rein to explore their projects with support from adults.  Artists and technologists will be on site working on projects.  The kids can join existing projects, or get support for their own.
 
Maker Camp – July 11 –  14  (3-4 days)
We bring supplies, materials, and adults with cool skills; you come do epic things, and then you go home, inspired and fired up, and check out other people’s projects online. Your summer will be amazeballs.
Maker Camp – August 1 – 4  (3-4 days)
Final week of summer Maker Camp.  We bring supplies, materials, and adults with cool skills; you come do epic things, and (optionally) post them online! Then you go home, inspired and fired up, and check out other people’s projects online. Your summer will be amazeballs. Project focus: Raspberry Pi.
The registration page is now live here, and space is limited.
See you soon!

Candace • May 19, 2016


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