Summer Maker Camp

 by Mindful Makers
Visual Arts, DIY, Crafts, Summer Camp
7 - 14 yearsRegistration required, Drop-off

Our mission at Mindful Makers is to get kids comfortable using real tools. Our instructors teach proper techniques, and safety is always our top priority. In our lessons, we teach how a variety of raw materials can be manipulated to create something new. These fundamental skills will foster critical thinking, and in turn will boost self-esteem and happiness.

Our unique lesson plans bring together art and technology to create a joyful making experience. Inspired by MIT's course, How To Make (Almost) Anything, we will teach daily lessons on a variety of techniques and materials. We focus on the process, and not just the final outcome. Our students are encouraged to spend more time working on those activities they enjoy the most during our "Open Build" period each day.

Here's a list of skills and processes we will be getting hands-on with:

  • Book binding
  • Sewing (by hand and machine)
  • Weaving on a simple loom
  • 2D computer vector design
  • CNC paper cutting on the Silhouette
  • Printmaking with cyanotypes
  • Sculpting with polymer clay & modelling clay
  • Mold making with vacuum forming
  • Soldering and electronic circuits
  • 3D modelling and 3D printing
  • Building with cardboard and paper

All of our projects are designed to go with our unofficial "Harry Potter" theme this summer, so we'll be creating many whimsical and magical objects. Not a Potter fan? Don't fret, we still think you'll enjoy our varied range of hands on projects. We'll be making a mix of functional props, custom wearables, soft toys, artwork, and even an edible treat which will be sculpted, molded and cast from scratch! Projects are open to modifications based on the student's interest. Don't want to sew a hat? We'll help you sew a tote instead! Our end goal is to teach how a tool works and help you make something awesome with it.

We also offer single day camp registrations for children who cannot attend an entire week but still want to join in on the fun!

Parent Testimonial

"My son wasn't too keen on going to camp without a friend (he's a pretty shy kind of guy) but as we were pulling out of the parking lot on the Friday, he thanked me for sending him and said it was the best camp he's ever been too. And he's made his brother quite jealous with all the things he has made!" - Jen

source: www.mindfulmakers.ca

Currently running

 
Monday August 21 - Friday August 25 from 9 AM - 4 PM   
$275.00

Starting in August

 Registration open
Monday August 28 - Friday September 1 from 9 AM - 4 PM   
$275.00

Location

 Westminster United Church, 543 Beechwood Dr, Waterloo

Mindful Makers