Makers Fair - Application Period is Now Closed

The Makers Fair will be held on Saturday, December 15 at the Arlington Centry Library Auditorium


The application period is now closed. But please do come to the event and invite your firends!


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Is your child creative? 

Do they enjoy sharing their creations with others?

Then encourage them to participate in The ACMPTA Makers Fair!


The ACMPTA Makers Fair is a two hour long event that encourages 1st - 5th grade students of Drew Model School (both Montessori and Model) to make original items, and/or showcase and demonstrate their creative skill. This event also allows them, if they desire, the opportunity to sell the products that result from their drive to create.


Students do not have to create items to sell. Students are also encouraged display and explain their creations and to provide maker skill demonstrations. Examples of demonstrations include robotics, knitting, weaving, cake decorating, etc.


WHERE DO I START? 

  • Ask your child what they enjoy making or would like to learn to make with their own hands. 
  • Ask them if they would like to provide demonstrations of a creative skill they feel confident in or would like to learn. 
  • If saleable products result from this skill, would they like to sell their creations? If so, help them figure out how they would sell it and what they would need in order to do so.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Students need to have created the display and/or sale items themselves.
  2. They should be able to demonstrate the process by which they created their products or display items in one of the following ways:
    1. Provide live demonstration at the event;
    2. Show pictures of the making process; or,
    3. Be able to share a step-by-step explanation.

Demonstrations alongside items for sale feed curiosity and spark greater creativity. Some examples of items that have been made for similar fairs include homemade dog toys or treats, handmade greeting cards, baked goods made from scratch or baked items altered with a creative flair, handmade soaps, and woven friendship bracelets or barrettes. 


Examples of display and demonstrations that do not include sale items include cake decorating, robotics creations, weaving, slime making, etc.


*Items for sale must adhere to copyright laws and should contain only child appropriate content. 


WHEN AND WHERE IS THE MAKERS FAIR?

The ACMPTA Makers Fair will be held at the Arlington Central Library, in the auditorium.


Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 


Setup:  10:15 – 11:00 AM (Students can arrive as early as 10:15 AM, and must have their tables set up and ready by 10:45 AM. Students need to stay for the duration of the event and may not pack up their table until 1:00 PM.)


Event: 11:00 – 1:00 PM (The event is open to the public. Invite your friends!)


Cleanup: 1:00 – 2:00 PM (Students are expected to leave their area in the condition it was when they arrived.)


HOW DOES MY CHILD SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE AND IS THERE A FEE?

There is a $10 non-refundable fee per station to participate and includes one table and two chairs. **This is not intended to be a PTA fundraising event. The fee will help to offset the cost of the cost of hosting the event. 

Applications must be submitted online at https://bit.ly/2A7Clqw. Information required includes:

  • Student and parent name and contact information.
  • Item(s) the student will be making for demonstration, display, and/or sale.
  • If selling, what the price point will be. (We encourage pricing geared toward students.)How the student plans to demonstrate their skill and/or creation.

Applications will be accepted until 10:00 PM Friday, November 9, 2018. Payment of the $10 table reservation fee is due by Monday, November 12, 2018. Payment can be sent through PayPal to acmpta.treasurer@gmail.com. The application is not complete until the reservation fee is received.


We need a minimum of 10 vendors confirmed by Monday, November 12 in order to proceed with the event.


CAN KIDS SIGN UP AS A GROUP?

Groups need to have one person listed as the responsible party and must list all participating group members.


For questions email arlingtoncountymontessoripta@gmail.com


We hope this event sparks your child’s creativity, either by participating or by attending. 

Application Period is Now Closed

Applications are due by Friday, November 9, 2018.


The $10 non-refundable fee is due by Monday, November 12, 2018.


Payments can be made via PayPal to acmpta.treasurer@gmail.com.


This is not intended to be a PTA fundraising event.

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