Enroll Today for this Unique and Highly Recommended Workshop

The workshop starts December 2nd, 2019, enroll through the first week of class, December 9. 

This is a 4 week (12 hours overall) online workshop.  Access 24/7.  Interactive. 

Highly Recommended by Library Staff.

Library Invoices Accepted or Pay on the Secured Site Below.

  12 LEU (Indiana) Approved.  All Librarians, Teachers, Volunteers, Staff, and Library Science Students Welcome.


Making Maker Spaces Programming

Do you have a space that is ready for a Makerspace but you don't know what to do?  No matter if your space is a table or cart, or an entire room this class is for you.
Get the advice, resources, and ideas you need to help you develop your Makerspace or expand what you have created. 

This timely workshop presents how to set up advice, practical idea suggestions, and resources for creating art, science, career awareness, and hands on collaboration and learning into your neighborhood or school library. It has been completed by librarians from across the US and as far away as Austraila. 

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Take a look at these comments from librarians who have taken the most recent makerspace class:

Recent Comments. . .

A Librarian from Indiana wrote. . .

I think the major thing I've taken from this class is to be more confident in myself and my ideas. . .

Airing my concepts on the forum and receiving positive feedback has been huge, and I'm already taking steps with the thoughts I've expressed here-- My D&D course is doing so much better! I've scheduled a still life session for next month!-- and it's been a big help just to have positive, encouraging interactions. That's the exact kind of environment I want to foster in my Makerspace. A place where patrons can voice their ideas and get genuine, encouraging feedback and interest.

The planning resources are also a huge help, since another part of my problem is that once I get stuck in my own head, I tend to stay there and develop an "all or nothing" attitude. If I can't do it perfectly, I shouldn't do it at all! If it's not an immediate success, it's a catastrophic failure!!

Having a script and plan to go by may just keep me from circling around and around the drain. Above everything I feel like this course has given me the tools and confidence to make strides in taking my own path and bringing my own creativity to my space.

Another Indiana Librarian wrote. . .

This Class has provided me with so much. I don't even know where to begin! I'm so thankful I've received so many incredibly helpful, and inspiring resources from this class. I feel a lot more confident going into planning future events for our Makerspace. Likewise, I would love to someday see our makerspace grow-- perhaps the MakerHouse concept isn't so far off after all. I would love to see it become a reality someday.

The most useful information, for me, was the Project Planning Template from week 3. Being able to walk myself through the process of modifying a program with the template helped me process what would work, and what wouldn't work in terms of setting it up. 

I also appreciated the ideas you bounced back to me over the course of the class! Especially the mention of safety precautions and laws in my Final Project. Saftey is something important to me, but sometimes it's easy to overlook in the excitement of planning an idea. Being able to look at the laws, along with our own Library's policy, before diving head-first into a larger event, is something I will be doing from here on out. 

No questions... just many, many Thanks! 

Library Director from Indiana wrote. . .I'm certainly glad I took time to participate in the class and I'm especially glad that I encouraged our new teen librarian to participate as well.  Investigating the links, looking at the project planning template etc. has really bolstered her confidence and has provided for her a good beginning platform to start new projects.

There is a kind of revolution going on in library programming.  Whether you call them Maker,  Community, or Hacker Spaces, these DIY working areas in libraries have become a popular meeting and creative program space for patrons of all ages.  

Much more than a make it and take it the Maker Space provides the tools, instruction, and company of others that inspire and enable creative making.  The programs are most popular with teens and young adults but can include all ages.  Lego programming for young children for example is a popular activity for this age group Maker.

Maker program participant activities range from learning Fine Art Painting skills to creating Ancient Astronomical Instruments and everything in between. Co-creaters and subject experts may collaborate to build robots, a new business, 3-D graphic T-shirts,  or bicycle sculpture. It's not just primarily physical doing that happens at the Maker Space.  Teens Maker workshops can include poetry making, writing workshops, language coding and other intellectual pursuits.

Participants will receive excellent resources that they can begin using immediately to plan and present a Maker-station and Space program of their own.  

Online Workshop 12 hours Overall

Unit 1-This week we will explore the definition of MakerSpace. We will look at specific examples in various libraries and begin to learn how to create one yourself in your own library.

Unit 2-Week 2 we will continue to look at techniques for creating a maker-station, tools and supplies you will need and how to locate materials and experts to facilitate programming. Safety issues will also be addressed.  Designing space.  What skills do participants learn?

Unit 3-The best of Makerspace Programming ideas. This week we will look at libraries that have been successful in creating effective workspace programming in their libraries. What do they know, that will help you?

Unit 4-Sorting programs using Age, Interest, and Budget as a factor. Create a MakerSpace program proposal.  

This workshop is  Approved for 12 LEU's  (Indiana) and created by Art Teacher on the Net, www.artmuseums.com

For more information Contact-crafts@artmuseums.com/

Sign Up Today.   This is a 4 week workshop is $99.00 (USD)  UK, Canadian, Australian and other currency accepted on the Pay Pal secure website.

You may purchase the class through pay pal above or if you prefer an invoice contact Valerie Colston crafts@artmuseums.com 

Purchase the class through using your Pay Pal or other credit card choice on this secured site.