Maker Camp 2018

Five weeks of summertime Maker Fun for rising 3rd-7th graders. Classes are taught by two Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School educators. Small class sizes and experienced instructors will help your child's creativity flourish! Morning and afternoon courses are designed to complement one another and create a full day of engaging, inventive play.

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WEEK ONE: June 25-29, 2018 Art and Nature

WEEK ONE: June 25-29, 2018 Art and Nature

Morning Session (9am - Noon): Art in Nature

Art inspired by nature! We will use natural materials to create natural paintbrushes, create drawings with sand and dirt, draw in nature, and dye fabric with the power of the sun. Sunscreen recommended for campers.

Afternoon Session (1pm - 4pm): Animal Art

Create animals in mixed media with papier mache, paper, and paint. Campers will use nature to inspire their creations.

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WEEK TWO: July 9 - 13, 2018 Paper and Journaling

WEEK TWO: July 9 - 13, 2018 Paper and Journaling

Morning Session (9am - Noon): All about Paper

Students will explore various aspects of paper and art. Drawing, paper making, book binding, and paper creation techniques.

Afternoon Session (1pm - 4pm): Art Journaling

Creative self expression through 2-D art and words. Students will create a one of a kind journal to keep and practice writing for self-expression.

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WEEK THREE: July 16 - 20, 2018 Making and Un-Making

WEEK THREE: July 16 - 20, 2018 Making and Un-Making

Morning Session (9am - Noon): Un-making Machines

Take apart machines and appliances to discover what’s inside! Students collaborate to create a new invention from the parts. Safety googles and gloves supplied.

Afternoon Session (1pm - 4pm): Maker Time

What have you always wanted to create? It's a maker free-for-all as we learn various construction techniques and experiment with materials to create original inventions of all kinds!

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WEEK FOUR: July 23- 27, 2018 Puppets and Papier Mache

WEEK FOUR: July 23- 27, 2018 Puppets and Papier Mache

Morning Session (9am - Noon): Everybody loves Puppets!

Create puppets in a variety of styles and materials. Including an awesome shadow-puppet disco party!

Afternoon Session (1pm - 4pm): Papier Mache

Create masks, animals, and sculputures from papier mache. This is messy fun!

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WEEK FIVE: August 6 - August 10, 2018 Fashion and Fiber

WEEK FIVE: August 6 - August 10, 2018 Fashion and Fiber

Morning Session (9am - Noon): Fashion and Costume Design

By popular demand! Students will work with a scale art model to create original fashion and costume designs.

Afternoon Session (1pm - 4pm): Fiber Fun

Everything fiber! Sewing, fabric dying, crochet, knitting, and more.

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