[Michlib-l] June maker/creativity/grants/fashion/video/graphic design workshops in SW Michigan (Niles), mid-Michigan (Frankenmuth), and the UP (Marquette)!

Kristin Fontichiaro font at umich.edu
Thu Jun 8 19:22:46 EDT 2017

We’ve got so many free* maker, entrepreneurship, grantwriting, *and *creativity
workshops *coming up in *Niles *(SW Michigan)*, Frankenmuth *(mid-Michigan),
and *Marquette *(Upper Peninsula)!

All are free, with free SCECH credits for K-12 educators. Register and find
details at http://makinginmichiganlibraries.eventbrite.com .


   - * Introduction to the Maker Movement *(Wed., 6/14, all day)* – *What
   is the "maker movement" and what role can it play in local communities,
   schools, and libraries? We'll talk about it and help you think
about how to plan
   for a successful and sustainable maker program in your institution.

   - *Day of Design Thinking *(Thurs., 6/15, all day) – learn how the
   strategies of design thinking can help your and your patrons solve
   problems, design solutions, and create inventions by studying what users
   need. One of our team members says this is the event she's most looking
   forward to this summer!

- *Creating Design Challenges *(Fri., 6/16, morning) – tired of your
   students/patrons just puttering? How can you help move them to intentional
   design decisions? We’ll use a variety of maker tools to help you think
   about how to integrate this into your program. A recent attendee said a few
   weeks ago that this event helped her think more clearly about how to
   integrate science and engineering principles!

- *Grantwriting/Gathering Financial Support *(Fri., 6/16, afternoon) –
   Learn tips and strategies for writing better grants from someone who has
   reviewed grant proposals at the local and federal levels and secured over
   $800,000 in funding.


   - *Selling Handmade Goods Online *(Tues., 6/20, morning) – How can
   schools and libraries help students and patrons not just start online shops
   at sites like Etsy, Smashwords, Society6, Zazzle, Shapeways, Zazzy, and
   thrive? We’ll look at how creating a community of craft entrepreneurs in a
   library/school setting can help maximize success.

   -  *Digital Art* (Tuesday, 6/20, afternoon) – Brush up on your graphic
   design, photo editing, or video techniques with online tools. (We’re
   planning to bring our new 360-degree video camera, too, if you want to


   - *Introduction to the Maker Movement* (Tues., June 27, all day) *– *see

- *Design Thinking *(Wed., 6/28, morning) – a half-day version of the
   Thurs., 6/15, event in Niles (above)

- *Maker Idea Swap *(Wed., 6/28, afternoon) – Come chat with fellow
   librarians and educators about what you’re doing to promote STEM, STEAM,
   making, and/or creativity in your institution. We take the notes for you!

- *Fashion Hacking *(Thurs., 6/29, morning) – Turn a pile of old t-shirts
   into costumes for kids? Turn old jeans into storage baskets, autograph
   pillows, or bags? Upcycle a leather jacket? Learn how to deconstruct
   clothes the Anatomy of Clothing way to help you and your students/patrons
   turn thriftstore bargains into one-of-a-kind creations.

- *Selling Handmade Goods Online* (Thurs., June 29, afternoon):  – same as
   Tues., 6/20 event in Frankenmuth (above)

If you’d like to learn more or register for these free workshops, please
visit http://makinginmichiganlibraries.eventbrite.com or email
contactmichiganmakers at umich.edu . Free SCECH credits for Michigan K-12
educators registered with the MDE system.

You can also learn there about July events in *Frankenmuth* (mid-Michigan)
and *Alpena* (NE Lower Peninsula) as well as August events in *Coopersville*
(near Grand Rapids), *Houghton Lake *(mid-Michigan), and *Benzonia* (near
Traverse City).

Hope to see you soon!

Kristin Fontichiaro
University of Michigan School of Information
4427 North Quad
105 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
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