Elder Makers - Master Classes

Toronto - Submitted by BriannaSmrke on Feb 2 2014

Making isn't new. It's got a pedigree. Ask your grandmother what she knows about using her two hands and you'll get a wealth of knowledge. She'll get a social buzz.

THE ASK: Why not set up a series of workshops in retirement homes to have skill and story-sharing happening? Why not have one class of Makers pass the torch to the new?

NOW it's your turn...

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Who would you need to bring together to make this future happen?
Marc Bosse
Jun 30 2016
2:36 PM
Seniors and aspiring makers
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Feb 3 2014
6:09 PM
You could have storytelling in the retirement homes, then some of the elders could visit school makerspaces and library hackerspaces to give more detailed maker instruction.
Feb 7 2014
5:05 PM
The question of tools is a good one, especially because some courses (canning etc.) would be pretty hands on.
Feb 16 2014
1:53 AM
Having a facilitator teach elders the tools necessary to teach their skills to groups in a user friendly format. Or perhaps making the instruction a collaborative project between an elder and a lesson planner.
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