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MAKER BREAK is a free community makerspace program for children and young adults in Sheboygan, WI. We recognize the value of hands-on learning and work to provide equitable access to experiences that empower young people through problem solving, divergent thinking, and resilience. The Maker Education organization has selected MAKER Break (The Étude Group, John Michael Kohler Arts Center & Mead Library) as an official Maker Corps Partner Site for 2017. The Exploratorium in San Francisco, Hive NYC Learning Network, and The Bubbler at Madison Public Library are previous partner sites.

Upcoming Programs:


MAKER Break in the Park offers children ages 7+ opportunities to make and learn with our Maker Corps members every day of the week at five different parks across the city of Sheboygan. We look forward to making with you in your neighborhood!

IDEAS and Mosaic, ESAA, The ARTery, and Mead Library will have open studios with opportunities for participants to do self-selected and self-directed making. Participants are welcome to use the tools and the expertise of our Maker Corps members while using these community makerspaces. 

Summer Maker Consortium is an opportunity for teens to develop their leadership skills, provide a service to their community, and to pursue a passion project of their choice. Weekly meetings begin June 22. Become part of the international Maker Movement!

All MAKER Break Programs are free thanks to The Black Spring Foundation, Kohler Foundation, and our Partners!!

Maker Education

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The Étude Group 2016


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Summer Program 2016

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Everyone a maker!


Mindfulness | 4.8.17

Our Mindfulness Workshop was designed for children ages 3 -7 and their parents to learn, create, and share side-by-side. Movement Specialist, Mrs. Katie Brennen, facilitated at Elementary School for the Arts and Academics on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 - 11:00am.

Read more about Mindfulness | 4.8.17.

Open Studio | MAKER (Spring) Break

OPEN STUDIO | IDEAS Academy March 28th - 30th 12:00-4:00PM

Read more about Open Studio | MAKER (Spring) Break.

Bird Research & Habitat | MAKER (spring) Break

Our Bird Research & Habitat Workshop was a four day experience designed for children ages 6-13 and their parents/caregivers to learn, create, and share as they explore the worlds of birds. Each participant will design and build a custom birdhouse.

Read more about Bird Research & Habitat | MAKER (spring) Break.



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Thanksgiving Recess
When: November 23 2017 - November 24 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Étude Group Presentations of Learning - No School
When: November 27 2017 - November 27 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Étude Group Presentations of Learning - Noon Early Release
When: November 28 2017 - November 28 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm