Maker Movement


In an age when anything can be bought at the nearby store or online, the knowledge and skills of how to make things is fading away. In this apprenticeship, students will revive this knowledge and build skills as part of the larger Maker Movement. Students will explore not only different focus areas of Makers (clothing, musical instruments, and simple machines), but also explore different tools commonly used by Makers while learning and practicing the process of innovation. During the last four weeks of the apprenticeship, students will create a final project to address a social issue in their community using the knowledge and skills they have developed in the first six weeks of the apprenticeship. Students will leave this apprenticeship with the confidence and ability to make items they imagine and use the innovation process to explore solutions to everyday problems they may face.