Located in Thomasville, GA, You’re Maker has been offering sewing and craft classes to students of all ages since October 2014. In 2017, we moved to 127-D Smith Ave in Thomasville so that we can offer kids a bigger variety of maker classes.
Read about the teachers:
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.
Abby is the art teacher at First United Methodist Young Learner’s Academy. She went to the University of Georgia and received an early childhood education degree. She believes that making and appreciating art is one of life’s most fulfilling pleasures. She loves teaching children to appreciate art at a young age by having them participate in a variety of meaningful creative experiences. She is a mom to Mabel (3) and Lambert (2). When she is not creating or spending time with her family, she enjoys gardening.
Abby believes in using authentic art materials that will appeal to young children. She believes that when children are presented with beautiful, quality materials the activities don’t need to be complicated. The materials speak for themselves. The children will be interested in the material’s possibilities and drawn into the activity. Then the final product will be appealing to all ages of people. A piece of thick paper, liquid watercolor, a block of clay, charcoal, oil pastels, carefully chosen paint colors–these are all things that can make an authentic and rich activity for young children.
127-D Smith Ave
You’re Maker because you ARE a maker…even if you don’t know it yet.