Engine’s Makers Camp invites curious, aspiring young artists, designers, engineers, and scientists to think, explore, and create outside the box! Makers Camp emphasizes the act of hands-on experimentation; thinking, tinkering, learning how and why things work through a series of fun and creative projects that promote innovation and creativity. Engine’s S.T.E.A.M. initiative combines science, technology, engineering, art, and math into one balanced week of activities to inspire a well-rounded maker. Similar to February’s popular camp activity, we will build a cardboard city to fill part of the gallery over the course of the week–with some additional new building challenges!

There will be two camps: for ages 7-11 and ages 12+. Age ranges may be adjusted depending on registration. Participants can register for the whole week or individual days. Financial aid is available and payment plans will gladly be arranged*. Email learn@feedtheengine.org to find out more!

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MARTHA SCHNEE is a recent graduate of Bates College currently living in Portland, Maine. She works as a co-coordinator at the Front Street Study Center, where she helps run after-school programming for low-income students and specializes in creating dynamic arts programming. She’s also an Artist Mentor and Direct Support Professional at The Art Department, where she works with adults with developmental disabilities on art projects of all kinds. In the past, she’s worked at the Portland Museum of Art helping to run Teen Programming, as well as at a STEAM education start-up in Baltimore as part of the national Maker Corps. There, she helped design and run a summer camp that focused on 3d printing, aerial design, and game-making. When she’s not working, she loves riding her bike, swimming, taking care of her plants, listening to podcasts, innovating new ways to eat peanut butter, and exploring. She’s incredibly excited to spend time working with students at Engine!

HANNAH WEST was born and raised in central Maine. She studied Communication Design with a focus in Illustration at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and studied abroad in Venice, Italy, where she assisted in an intaglio class. Since graduating from Pratt in 2013, Hannah has worked as a freelance illustrator and an early childhood teacher. She is currently in the Master of Art in Teaching (M.A.T.) program at the Maine College of Art where she has had the opportunity to work with amazing students from the East End School, Brunswick M.S., REAL School, Engine, Hall E.S., Buxton Center E.S. and Gorham Middle School. She now resides in Buxton, ME where she has a small homestead. Her art is predominantly inspired by nature, and she uses drawing, watercolor, woodworking and natural dye methods in her work.

*If you would like to avoid the online fees associated with registration, email learn@feedtheengine.org to arrange preregistration and alternative payment method.