I’ve been playing around with the idea of doing some art workshops geared for middle/high school age kiddos. Things like hydro dipping, string art, maybe some polymer clay figures, etc. I wanted to see if there was any interest before I try my hand at my first class. Also any suggestions on a good art project is appropriated.
My daughter has a little, they may be interested.
I liked string art a lot when I was that age… but that might have been the early 70’s
I also had some fun classes with clay that we glazed and weaving. I think my sister did cake decorating at that age. We also did some Swedish lace? And made some type of Scandinavian cookies… I would suppose kids wouldn’t change so much those projects wouldn’t appeal… tie dying still appeals to my niece…
I’m working with 5th graders on the Gen Steam project. They loved tye-dye and making patches with the embroidery machine. So I now know how to use the donated one.
I will probably do a tie dye workshop and maybe a quilling workshop as well.
I was wondering who maybe on the outreach committee. I’ve emailed Daryl Goad back in Sept to maybe join, but I have never heard anything back. I think having regular activities for younger makers will definitely be a great thing to incorporate into our community once we move.
I have a 13 year old myself and would love to get him more interested in Make.
Daryl did not take an active role and @barb is still doing her thing. There were a couple people interested in this for our new committee leads. Anna may have been on the short list of people who submitted interest. I sent an email aTuesday night, hoping to get committees back on track.
Maybe we should do the committee thing with outreach.
@Malissa Yeah this is the main areas I was interested to be on the committee. I’ve only been a member for about a year so I haven’t really seen much discussion on when committee meetings are held.
I think we need to have a committee lead meeting like we do with the area leads so we can figure out how to help get them off the ground and some foundation. @AnnaD we’ve been leaving that up to the committee leads but as you can see it’s fallen off it’s wheels. I’ll send out a follow up to see who want to meet and when is best and get something on the calendar.
This is the first I was aware that there was interest in doing
My big problem has always been finding someone who would reliably
help with events. I seem to spend more time trying to find
volunteers than doing an event; sometimes at the last minute.
A lot of the activities mentioned are very possible, but I can’t
do it all.
I would love some help or to be someone’s helper.
Hey Barb I would be interested in helping you as long as I’m aware of activity.
@barb the wiki still lists Daryl as the lead for outreach so I didn’t even know to contact you. I emailed him back in sept to try to be apart of the committee.
The classes I mentioned are ones I was planning to teach myself so don’t worry about having to do all the work yourself. It seems like I always am behind the ball with notifications that people need help, but I’ve been wanting to take a more active role in Make for awhile. With the new building, I can see so much more opportunities to reach out to the community.
I would definitely be interested in helping with that endeavor!!