Meet Your Maker is a way for members to share skills, techniques and challenges (that are sometimes opened up to the public). It is typically 1 – 2 hours, no cost except for materials. MYM gatherings fall into the following categories.
Watch the Maker – Demonstration only
Movie, demonstration of technique or materials, performance orientated, show and sharing of completed projects
Example: demonstration of a completed project, talking about the challenges of creating it, materials and equipment used and things you would differently next time.
Follow the maker – Hands on
Each participant gets materials to create a project, instruction on how work with the material, and the facilitator is there to guide and assist.
Example – Wet Felting hats, pine needle basketry
Support the Maker
some hands on, some demo only, while the maker works on a
Example: Maker is creating a project that participants can both learn
from and help create such as the Bike rack for summer thyme.
Present the Maker
CF member finds another maker with unique skills and produces a “Meet Your Maker” Night with them.
Example: Person who has delved into robotics. This person can bring in examples of their explorations and answer questions about challenges and how to get started.