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"It was probably the most creative workshop ever. Lots of fun."
-- George Ryon, workshop participant, Games in Education Symposium 2017

"Thank you for this class. My child really enjoyed it!" -- Parent Karen C.

"Thank you, Kathy! I appreciate you putting in the work and conducting the program. You provided many great ideas for the group to use with students. Everyone had positive comments about the day."
-- Lynn Miller, School Library System Director, Sullivan County BOCES

"Numerous colleagues have been very interested in this class and how it worked.
Feedback from participants was very positive." -- Hilary Dee, Model Schools Coordinator, NERIC

Crafts for Learning educator Kathy Ceceri is an award-winning author, crafts designer, and teaching artist with a focus on science, technology, history, and art.

She travels throughout the Northeast and around the country presenting hands-on workshops for students, teachers, and families.

In addition to programs at schools, museums, and libraries, she teaches Maker skills for teens through the Albany Medical College STEP program and worked with the Girl Scouts of the USA to develop programs in robotics and cybersecurity.

Kathy has written for print publications including MAKE, Wired, FamilyFun, Home Education Magazine, Sesame Street Parents and Child. Online, she served as's Homeschooling Expert and was a founding editor of the popular GeekMom blog and a top writer for's GeekDad blog. With her family, she also created "at-home" science blogs detailing their homeschool activities that were featured in The New York Times and the American Chemical Society's Chemical & Engineering News.

Kathy studied illustration at Parsons School of Design and received her Bachelors in English Literature at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The mother of an interactive media software engineer and a filmmaker, she lives in Upstate New York.

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Kathy's books include:

Some of the places Kathy has visited:


Agawam Public Library (MA)
Amsterdam Free Library
Town of Ballston Community Library
Chatham Public Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
Crandall Public Library
The Community Library (Cobleskill)
Cotuit Library (MA)
D.R. Evarts Library (Athens, NY)
Easton Library
East Greenbush Community Library
Falmouth Public Library
Frothingham Free Library
Germantown Library Makerspace
Glen Rock Public Library (NJ)
Grafton Community Library
Greenwich Public Library
Greenwood Lake Public Library
Groton (MA) Public Library
Jonathan Bourne Public Library (Bourne, MA)
Phillips Free Library (Homer, NY)
Rochester Public Library
Mechanicville Public Library
Middleburgh Library
Middletown Thrall Library
Mount Kisco Public Library
North Castle Public Library (Armonk, NY)
Onondaga County Public Library (Syracuse)
Pawling Public Library
Petersburgh Public Library
Plattekill Public Library
Queens Central Library
Rensselaer Public Library
Rosendale Public Library
Round Lake Library Malta Branch
Saratoga Springs Historical Society
Saratoga Springs Public Library
Schenectady Public Library
Sharon Springs Free Library
Stephentown Memorial Library
Stevens Memorial Library (Ashburnham, MA)
Truro Public Library (MA)
Utica Public Library
Voorheesville Public Library

Youth Centers and Rec Programs

Queensbury Parks and Rec Summer Program
Corning Area Youth Center

Professional Development Workshops

The Teacher Center of Central Westchester
Capital Region BOCES
Sullivan County BOCES
Northeastern Regional Information Center (BOCES)
Southern Adirdondack Library System
Geyser Road Elementary School

Conference Presentations

Vermont Fest (Killington, VT)
Make: Education Forum (Queens, NY)
Games in Education Symposium (Troy, NY)
New York Maker Summit (Albany, NY)
NYS Network for Youth Success (Saratoga Springs, NY)
miSci STEM Summit (Schenectady, NY)
Nat'l Assoc. of Workforce Improvement (Saratoga Springs, NY)


Albany Medical College Teen STEP program
Sage College (Albany, NY)
Susan Odell Taylor School (Troy, NY)
WSWHE BOCES Project Enrich and Summer STEM Academy (Saratoga Springs and Hudson Falls, NY)
Eagle Elementary School (Delmar, NY)
Hudson Falls Intermediate School
Hudson Valley Community College
Schuylerville Elementary School
Shenendehowa Saturday Scholars (Clifton Park, NY)
SUNY Adirondack
SUNY College at Oneonta

Museums and Parks

Albany Museum of History and Art
Hyde Collection (Glens Falls, NY)
miSci (formerly Schenectady Museum)
Peabody Essex Museum
Saratoga National Historical Park

Maker Faires and Science Expos

Maker Faire Rochester
Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire
Champlain Mini Maker Faire (Shelburne, VT)
Emma Willard Mini Maker Faire (Troy, NY)
Maker Faire Bay Area
Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire
Troy Mini Maker Faire
World Maker Faire New York
Science Festival of the Capital Region

World Maker Faire NY
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Program Info

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Kathy's Books
Girl Book

Girl Scout Robotics WorkshopsGirl Scout Robotics Badge

Sample Projects

Cardboard Inchworm

What to Get For Your Makerspace!


Homeschooling Guides on Teachers Pay Teachers
Build a Bug House

Kathy's Homeschool
Science Blogs

Home Physics
Home Biology
Home Chemistry
Integrated Science

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