The Hommocks Maker Exhibition is up! We were all nervous about bringing the work over to The Westchester Children’s Museum. Would any structures break on the way? Would pieces get lost? Would we have enough time to set up? We had only two hours to create an installation of over 70 pieces of Hommocks Maker projects. It was enough to give each of the three of us a sleepless night before we met at camp this morning!
The bus picked us up from Hommocks promptly at 8:30am and by 9:00 (yes, that is how long it took to load everything) we were on our way. We reached the museum only to find out that after unloading we still had to walk 1/8 of a mile back and forth to retrieve all the work from the bus and bring it inside the museum. We realized that it would be best if we split up the division of labor so Jonas and Michelle did most of the walking and retrieving while Mimi, Joey, Christina & Vicky began creating the installation. They needed to create streets for our Hommocks Maker community.
As soon as the streets were created and the projects were unloaded and brought into the museum, our stress levels decreased significantly! We were going to make it on time. And from that point on we worked together to put up street signs, discuss where structures should be, create a harbor for Mamaroneck, and pull together a “Main Street” based on Mamaroneck Avenue. It was exhilarating to watch our community come to life.
All in all it has been a special day of set up, a fantastic week of finishing work by our students, and a wonderful way to have spent the first five weeks of our time together at COOP camp. It’s unbelievable to all of us how much we were able to accomplish in such a short time; a special shout out to our incredible students for making this happen!