Our dreams come from the limits of our imagination. Our knowledge, expertise and skill and fuel our imagination to new heights and we believe that by arming our makers with knowledge, they will dream bigger!
In Makers Club, our makers learn a wide range of scientific principles and learn to apply them practically to build a geniune understanding. With this, their dreams are boundless!
We learn how to create our dreams and imaginations in the real world through design thinking, planning and earned expertise.
In MakersClub, our makers are offered project based design opportunities to apply their learnings and develop the ability to think like a planner and create a real, achievable plan.
Our makers build something new everyday! They use natural and fully recyclable materials to make all sorts of wonderful creations – that they always get to keep.
In MakersClub, your little maker will use child safe tools and modern design tools to build incredible pieces – pieces they are ever so proud to display!
Our makers inspire themselves and others to look at the world as something to be understood and something that can always be improved.
In MakersClub, we show our makers that they hold the power to make positive changes right around them, right now. From building a garden to capture some CO2, or to making a solar powered remote control car to show their friends, classmates and family how sustainable energy works. They inspire everyday!
Our MakersClub members also get exclusive benefits such as 75% off Friday Evening Makers Movie Nights so parents can have some alone time, discounts on merchandise and tools, reduced price tutoring and complimentary school pickup (based on route and availability). Our makes keep getting more and more value from their memberships beyond all the learning, skills and confidence they build each class.
What is MakersClub?
The MiniMakers weekly MAKERSClub sessions are perfect for little makers who are interested in creative design, making things, problem solving and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).
Each week, they will work hands-on completing projects that follow seasonal themes and current events. No two weeks will ever be the same and as their skills progress, so do the challenges in the projects they undertake.
Starting with simple mechanisms and artistic creations then going as far as building their very own creations (including remote control cars, robots, boats, jewelry, clothes, art, etc.). Your little makers will learn the design process that will be useful for life and develop the skills to turn their imagination into reality.
They will build comfort using age appropriate, child-safe tools, including a number of different materials. They will also learn how to plan in pieces and how to assemble complex creations – all with the help of professional instructors. MiniMakers offers a safe learning environment that helps build important skills and confidence in our makers – all the while having a lot of fun, building a life long love for creation, science and imagination.
Skills Developed Throughout the Program:
- Creative Design Process (from imagination to made)
- Crafting and DIY Builds (arts and crafts at the next level!)
- Safety Awareness (the skill of identifying hazards and always being safe)
- Practical Mathematics (e.g. calculating measurements and angles)
- Mechanism Engineering and Simple Machines (levers, hinges, simple motors, etc.
- Technology Integration (safe, low voltage motors, led lights, simple switches, basic electric fundamentals, etc.)
- Art (aesthetic design and creative expression)
- Simple Economics (our makers earn “MakerBucks” that they use for project upgrades from our MakerStore – no cash value but instills the concept of value, saving and reward)
- Woodworking (using child safe age appropriate tools that can cut wood but not skin)