Be A Maker Summer Camps

Register your young maker (and yourself) today for our Be A Maker Summer Camps! Rising first graders (for the 2017-2018 school year) and older students are invited to participate in our half-day camps. Facilitated by our Be A Maker (BAM) educators, camp participants will work in our dynamic makerspace to hone their design skills, learn how to safely use a variety of equipment and tools, and enjoy the process of making in our multi-use space that encourages experimentation, inventiveness and open-ended exploration.

Not sure which camp is right for your child? Contact us at bam@bbcmkids.org, or call 414-390-5437, ext. 237.

Please note that once you complete this purchase, your registration is not final until we receive a completed copy of the Participant Information, Emergency Contact and Parental Consent Form – which can be found online here: Participant Information

June: Photography Camps

The Power of the Sun
Grades 1-2 (Ages 6-8)
June 20, 9 a.m.-noon
We will be harnessing the power of the sun to create photographic images on fabric and paper. Along with workshop activities and take home projects, participants can spend time in the Museum’s exhibits with our BAM educators. Bring a healthy snack!
20 seats available, 2 Instructors
Cost per child: $45 Members/$50 Non-Members
Register for The Power of the Sun

The World through a Pinhole!
Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-11)
June 22, 9 a.m.-noon
Using a very small aperture – a fun word for a hole – we will capture imagery. Our maker-educators will help participants build their own pinhole cameras and experiment with composition and other techniques. Bring a healthy snack!
20 seats available, 2 Instructors
Cost per child: $45 Members/$50 Non-Members
Register for The World through a Pinhole!

The Chemistry of Light
Ages 10 to Adult*
June 22, 5-8 p.m.
Learn some chemistry, and the science behind light sensitivity, to make your own photosensitive paper. Then, take your new experiment and create permanent images that seem to magically appear.
*Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 
20 seats available, 2 Instructors
Cost per person: $45 Members/$50 Non-Members 
Register for The Chemistry of Light

July: Printmaking Camps

Nature Journal
Grades 1-2 (Ages 6-8)
July 11, 9 a.m.-noon
Make your own field journal, identify North American animal tracks, and make your own animal-inspired prints. By the end of the session, participants will be experts in identifying North American animal tracks – and well on their way to learning the art of printmaking! Along with workshop activities, participants can spend time in the Museum’s exhibits with our BAM educators. Bring a healthy snack!
20 seats available, 2 Instructors
Cost per child: $25 Members/$30 Non-Members
Register for Nature Journal

Scratch Blocks
Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-11)
July 13, 9 a.m.-noon
Learn how to make your own printing blocks from common household items, printmaking techniques and fun, affordable ways to create complex prints! Bring a healthy snack!
20 seats available, 2 Instructors
Cost per child: $25 Members/$30 Non-Members
Register for Scratch Blocks

Relief Printing
Ages 10 to Adult*
July 27, 4-6 p.m.
Printmaking — using engravings, etchings and carvings — dates back hundreds of years. Join our BAM educators to learn one of the oldest forms of printmaking: relief prints. We will be using rubber as a medium, and will cut, carve, and shape our own blocks and then run them through a printing press. Every participant will design and carve their own block and make a print to take home.
*Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 
20 seats available, 2 Instructors
Cost per person: $25 Members/$30 Non-Members
Register for Relief Printing 

August: 3D Printing Camps

Keychains – Design, Model and Print
Grades 1-2 (Ages 6-8)*
August 8, 9 a.m.-noon
Explore 3D printing with your young maker in this introductory workshop featuring freeware programs so you can continue learning about these creative tools at home.
*Adult guidance is strongly recommended.
12 seats available, 2 Instructors
Cost per person: $45 Members/$50 Non-Members
Register for Keychains – Design, Model and Print

3D Printing – Design-Model-Print
Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-11)
August 10, 9 a.m.-noon
Explore 3D printing in this introductory workshop featuring freeware programs so you can continue learning about these creative tools at home. Become a toy engineer and create the trending gadget of 2017: fidget spinners! During this STEAM-focused class we will be using design, physics and engineering principles to prototype and campers can 3D print an interactive product.
Due to equipment restrictions, spinners will be available for pickup August 17 at the Museum’s Information Desk during open hours.
12 seats available, 2 Instructors
Cost per child: $45 Members/$50 Non-Members
Register for 3D Printing – Design-Model-Print

3D Scanning or Bust
Ages 10 to Adult*
August 10, 5-8 p.m.
Create a mini bust of yourself in this introductory 3D printing workshop. Learn how to scan a person, edit 3D models and print your own project using freeware.
Due to equipment restrictions projects will be available for pickup August 17 at the Museum’s Information Desk during open hours.
*Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 
12 seats available, 2 Instructors
Cost per person: $45 Members/$50 Non-Members
Register for 3D Scanning or Bust

Featured
Upcoming Events
Sat 24

Be A Maker: Open Making

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 26

Be A Maker: Morning Open Making

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 26

Be A Maker: Afternoon Open Making

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
See the Full Calendar
BBCM Newsletter

Check out our May-August newsletter, Handprints, with news about our upcoming exhibits, programs and more!

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