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Maker in Residencies | August

In August we are offering two Maker in Residence opportunities starting the same week. Jacob Olmedo will return to us August 5th-13th and Ross Klettke will return for a Game development workshop running the month of August. Taking this opportunity to work along side professional maker's is invaluable.RSVP for the artist in residence workshops below and share this email with other families in the public. View our website or Facebook page for updates and drop in opportunities.

Maker in Residence:Jacob Olmedo 

A designer and artist who focuses on sustainability and the future of fashion through textiles and garments. He was awarded the Designer of the Year; Future Textiles Award in 2017 from Parson School of Fashion, the Role Models Competition from the Healthy Materials Lab, and was a finalist for the International Dorothy Waxman Talking Textile Award for his work integrating fashion and plant life. Jacob practices in-depth research, experimental material development, user testing, and garment construction. All as a part of his continuing design work And The World Will Be As One. And The World Will Be As One showcases an array of important relationships we as humans have with our clothing and our natural world.  Jacob Olmedo is a 2013 graduate of Étude High School (IDEAS Academy) and a 2013 recipient of the Ruth DeYoung Kohler Scholarship for Artistic Excellence.

Monday | August 6th | Growing and Making | 12:00pm-4:00pm |RSVP
Tuesday | August 7th | From Old to New | 9:00am-12:00pm |RSVP
Wednesday | August 8th | Growing and Making | 9:00am-12:00pm |RSVP
Thursday | August 9th | From Old to New | 9:00am-12:00pm |RSVP
Friday | August 10th | From Old to New | 12:00pm-4:00pm |RSVP

From Old to New | Ages 10+ without and adult
Making, Prototyping, and Documentation
4 hour workshop
In this workshop students work in teams sculpting new garments of already existing ones. By taking apart of clothes and through sculpting the students will discover new shapes and forms in clothing while also be fitting their new garments on a fit model— to see their new creations in action.
This workshop shows students that old can be new. That value of our belongings is important. Textile waste is one of the biggest problems in the fashion industry, I hope to encourage students to think differently about all materials in their making.

Growing and Making | Ages 10+ without and adult
Collaborative Making, and growing of textiles.
4 hour workshop
As Olmedo creates three new pieces to showcase for a small gathering in NYC, he invites the community to come help make, grow, and maintain the small pieces for the show. This is hand sewing, learning about Olmedo's textile and laying seeds and watering.

Maker-in-Residence: Ross Klettke | Professional Animator


Ross Klettke will return to facilitate a four week long Game Development workshop. Inviting you to create your first video game! Over 4 weeks, we'll learn the basics of game development with Unity -- a powerful, flexible, and free(!) tool used widely in the industry. We'll practice game design, art, animation, and sound (and a bit of programming if there's interest) looking towards bringing your ideas to life. The games themselves will definitely be able to run on Mac and PC.  Held at Étude High School on the following days August 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th and 30th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. This workshop is 4 weeks long to complete your very own digital game design. This free program is open to all Sheboygan area students ages 14-18. Please note that this is a 4 week session with limited space; we are hoping each participant can commit to attending both sessions during all four weeks. RSVP is required.

For questions please contact Rachel Meyer at rmeyer@etudegroup.org.

April 12, 2017

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.

All Sheboygan area children and families welcome!

Mindfulness Jars & Movement:
Children and parents work together to create mindfulness jars and learn mindful movements. These glitter-filled jars help children learn how to use breathing to calm both body and mind. To further explore the brain - body connection, participants explore and create yoga inspired movement.

March 30, 2017

Open Studio | MAKER (Spring) Break

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

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March 30, 2017

Bird Research & Habitat | MAKER (spring) Break

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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.

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March 30, 2017

Lego Early Simple Machines | 3.11.17

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Our Lego Early Simple Machines Workshop was designed for children ages 3 - 7 and their parents to learn, create, and share side-by side. 2/3 Multiage teacher, Mrs. Kara Pasche, facilitated Lego Early Simple Machines at Elementary School for the Arts and Academics on Saturday, March 11th from 9:00 - 11:00am.

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February 19, 2017
by: Tim Pasche, Program Director

Maker Corps Opportunity | 2.28.17

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*Maker Corps Member applications for high school students are now available*:

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