Mixxer Community Makerspace has one of the most dynamic summer learning programs in the Triad, offering a diverse range of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) experiences for students in grades six through 12 through their innovative program, STEAM Experiences. This summer program plays a crucial role in combating summer learning loss, or the “summer slide,” which affects many students between school years. By offering students fun and engaging ways to continue learning and growing over the summer, Mixxer Community Makerspace is helping to keep students engaged and prepared for the academic and professional challenges of the future.
Each subject is designed to provide hands-on, project-based learning experiences, giving students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in real-world situations and to create and share their own unique creations. With subjects such as Fashion Design, Drone Innovation, Meteorology, Metal Casting, Upcycled Jewelry, Coding with Makey Makey and Scratch, Coding in Python, Coding in Java, Graphic Design, Minecraft Engineering, and Music Production, students are sure to find a subject that interests them and that they are passionate about.
Project-based learning helps students to retain what they have learned and prepares them for future academic and professional challenges. Furthermore, students can socialize and develop important social skills, such as communication, collaboration and teamwork. These skills are essential for success in both academic and professional settings and are developed through the hands-on, interactive nature of the program.
All courses are taught by experienced educators who are passionate about their subjects and dedicated to helping students learn and grow. The dedication and expertise of the teachers provide students with a valuable educational experience that goes beyond the traditional classroom setting. Students are able to connect with their teachers and peers and learn in a supportive and inclusive environment.
STEAM Experiences take place Monday through Saturday from 9am until 12pm during the summer months.
Mixxer Community Makerspace also provides access to technology and tools to makers of all ages using a business model like the YMCA from 12pm to 8pm Tuesday through Saturday. Individual memberships as well as family memberships are available for affordable monthly payments. Members have access to traditional tech and tools such as Woodworking, Metalworking, Blacksmithing and Sewing; plus more modern technology including 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, Vinyl Cutters, Computer Design Software and much more.
You can stop by Mixxer Community Makerspace Tuesday through Saturday between 12pm and 8pm to take a tour, ask questions and see for yourself. Mixxer is located next door to the Winston Cup Museum in downtown Winston-Salem at 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Be sure to check out the classes they have for adults, too. You could learn Screenprinting, Bladesmithing, 3D Printing, Woodcarving, Jewelry Making and so much more. Mixxer Community Makerspace has resources for every member of your family to Make Stuff & Learn Stuff.