Join us for Summer Camps at Maker Works! July 18 – 22, 2016

Check out our fun, innovative summer camps that we just know you and your camper will love.

Each session is a half-day (three-hour) workshop that will be held in either the morning or afternoon. And, you can mix and match as many morning and afternoon workshops as you choose! You do not have to sign up for the whole week. The workshops will take place the week of July 18-22.

Check out a brief description of each workshop below! Space is limited, and the last day to register is July 12. Click here to sign up.

bikeshelfBuild Your Own Bike Shelf

Monday, July 18 | 1pm-4pm

Create a custom bike rack out of weather-resistant wood that can hang in your garage or house! We’ll use hand tools and power tools to cut the wood and assemble the pieces. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have your own bike rack to take home with you, along with some familiarity with basic wood shop tools. Ages: 10+.

This workshop is taught by woodworking wizard Al McWaters and jack of all trades Eric Rudolph.

fairydoorThe Magic Behind Fairy Doors

Tuesday, July 19 | 1pm-4pm

Learn the magic behind making your very own fairy door! You’ll use a variety of tools to cut, shape, and customize your fairy door, then decorate it with different finishes. Feel free to bring personal decorations to really make it your own! We’ll also go over how to install your fairy door once it’s home. Ages: 6+.

This workshop is taught by ambassadors to the fun and whimsical, Kc Dixon and Josh Williams.

costumeCreative Costume Props

Wednesday, July 20 | 1pm-4pm

Make your own custom props like swords, lasers, weapons, crowns, and more! First, we’ll create drawings of our props and plan them, and then we’ll use a variety of materials from the ScrapBox to make them come to life! Ages: 8+.

This workshop is taught by enthusiastic costume designers Josh Williams and Kc Dixon.


Sew a Felt Plush Monster

Thursday, July 21 | 9am-12pm

Use laser-cut felt parts, hand stitching, and machine sewing to create your own terrific tiny creature. At the end of this workshop, you’ll walk away with an awesome monster as well as basic stitching skills to carry your interests further. Ages: 8+.

This workshop is taught by innovative fiber artist and milliner Je’Tone Alexander and CNC Embroidery Enthusiast Eric Rudolph.

ForgedBraceletPromoImageForge Your Own Copper Bracelet

Thursday, July 21 | 1pm-4pm

Create your own forged bracelet out of copper wire and copper sheet! You’ll learn metalsmithing techniques like forming, forging, and finishing. Ages: 8+.

This workshop is taught by master metalworkers and jewelry designers Kc Dixon and Ben VanHouweling.

craneOrigami Robotics

Friday, July 22 | 9am-12pm

Learn how to fold a traditional Origami crane and augment it with shape-shifting electronics! We’ll explore the basics of paper folding, electronics, and how the combination allow our creatures to move. Starting with a piece of paper and a few electrical components, you’ll go home with your own animated origami creation! Ages: 8+.

This workshop is taught by origami artist Beth Johnson and electronics dabbler Josh Williams.

lawnMetal Lawn Ornaments

Friday, July 22 | 1pm-4pm

Create an incredible metal sculpture out of plasma-cut parts. We’ll be spot welding, bending, grinding, and shaping the metal to create the perfect sculpture. There will also be a plasma cutter demonstration. Ages: 8+.

This workshop is taught by ambassadors to the fun and whimsical, Kc Dixon and Josh Williams.