Smart Makers is a unique summer program modeled on the popular new Maker Movement. Blending art, design and engineering, the Maker Movement promotes STEAM learning (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) in schools and educational programs.
The Maker Movement is spreading through the U.S. and provides a platform for participants to share what they made using science, engineering, technology, math and creativity to dream and build something new…Maker Fairs are all over the U.S.! makerfaire.com/maker-movement
At Smart Makers, we know that young learners come to us with their own action-packed creativity and imaginative intelligence. We help them focus those energies on making art and designing solutions to today’s questions in a collaborative setting that allows campers to develop their own ideas and share them with each other.
2018 SMartmakers Summer Camps
Week 1 and 2: June 25 - July 6 DISCOVERY STEAM CAMp
Week 3: July 9- 13 ART INTENSIVE 2D and 3D
Smart Makers Camp runs for three weeks during the summer. Campers may enroll in one or more weeks.
The first Two weeks are our signature S.T.E.A.M. themed camp, for kids entering grades 4 - 7
The third week is an art intensive for kids entering grades 5 - 8
Camp begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m., M - F. Cost is $375 per week. Campers bring a bag lunch.
Discovery STEAM Camp
In our exciting Discovery Camp we offer a mix of engineering and art projects and fun problem-solving challenges to spark a child’s natural creativity. We believe that kids are empowered by knowledge and that skills are acquired by doing.
A camper can begin a project with us and then launch into an individual project in the studio after. Exploring across disciplines is not only allowed but encouraged.
Themes are presented as a springboard, but the sky’s the limit:
Explore electricity, conductive materials and insulating materials with playdough!
Wind and Water Power:
Invent a wind powered car and a water powered rocket .
Build geodesic domes and paper-folded geometry towers.
Games and Arcades:
Repurpose recycled materials into cool games you can play with your friends.
Invent characters and story and film stop action animation.
Wood and Repurpose Shop
Use hand and power tools to design your own creation, from functional gadgets to imaginary environments.
We hope to see you there for a summer of invention and discovery!
The choices are endless…..kaleidescopes, zoetropes, bean shooters, paper plane launchers, coke and Mentos explosions etc….
Art Intensive: Week 3, Grades 5 - 8
Take a blissful week for art! Campers will work in metal – sculpture and jewelry -- and ceramic and glass mosaic while also learning drawing and painting technique. They will draw and paint from life and from their imaginations. Individual creativity is our roadmap; teachers enhance each artist’s self-expression with instruction about materials and technique.