127D Smith Avenue
Thomasville, GA 31792
Emily McKenna – Owner
Sewing, Jewelry Making, general crafts
I come a family of creators and makers and I have been making for as long as I can remember. I got my first sewing machine when I was very young….young enough that making scrunchies for my friends was awesome. After scrunchies came jewelry, picture frames, pillows, curtains, clothes…etc…etc…etc… I just love to make and I love to learn new things.
That’s the short story. A longer story would let you know that I’m math and science inclined person. Even though I have created my whole life there was always a small voice that told me my affinity for math meant I was never going to be a real artist and that my creativity would never produce anything polished or impressive. So, I mostly made for myself. It wasn’t until college when I was taking some discrete math classes that I realized how much math needs creative thinking. Then I got back into sewing and I realized that sewing is impossible without math. Now I know that it doesn’t matter what level you’re at…you can make great things.
Programming and Game Design
Clint Fleetwood has more than a decade of experience in teaching and training children and teenagers in various environments. While he was working as a software engineer for an electrical distribution company a few friends asked him to teach their kids how to make a video game. This single event lead to where he is now. In the last 4 years he has had over 150 different students in this various camps and classes. He has had 3 teams of teenagers take games to major conventions and 2 of his students have gone on to college to pursue a degree in digital art and game design.
Want to teach a class? Email Emily.
You’re Maker because you ARE a maker…even if you don’t know it yet.