Garner Holt Education through Imagination is the one-stop-shop for all your Makerspace needs. We have the experience and expertise to design and install complete Makerspaces from scratch, as well as the ability to support schools in taking their existing environments to the next level.
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Garner Holt AniMakerspaces
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Garner Holt Education through Imagination is your one-stop shop for cutting edge Makerspace design, installation, equipment, training and support. Our unique and innovative Makerspaces are intentionally designed to seamlessly integrate technology, engineering and the visual and performing arts all with a unique capability to also engage students in robotics and automation! Our “AniMakerspaces” are environments created to engage students in real-world, career-focused, hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math with a focus on making things move. Inspired by the Garner Holt Productions factory, students will have all of the tools and equipment necessary to create whatever they can imagine! We can help create your very own, one-of-a-kind imagination factory!

Sarah Emerson, our Director of Creative Learning describes the objectives of the AniMakerspace.
Bob Gurr, Disney Legend and former Imagineer shares his excitement about our AniMakerspace.
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Learning in the AniMakerspace Supports

    Thinking outside-the-box to solve real-world problems.


    Use logic to solve industry-specific problems encountered in a career pathway.


    Communicating in professional situations when working with professionals and peers.


    Working cooperatively within a team environment that mimics real-world situations.

Grade Level Content Standards
Standards for Mathematical Practice
  1. Make Sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construction viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
Crosscutting concepts link the different domains of science
  1. Patterns
  2. Cause and Effect
  3. Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
  4. Systems and System Models
  5. Energy and Matter
  6. Structure and Function
  7. Stability and Change
AniMakerspace Design Process
The AniMaker Design Process includes the same series of steps that the Garner Holt Productions technicians and artisans follow to bring their creations to life!
What task is to be accomplished?
What are the constraints? What are the criteria for success?
Brainstorm. Visualize all potential solutions.
Determine the most promising solution.
Sketch the image that’s in your imagination.
Create a working model of your design.
Try out and evaluate your prototype.
Ask for and receive feedback.
Improve your prototype.
Makerspace Services
Garner Holt Education through Imagination is your one-stop shop for all makerspace needs. We have a proven track record of success designing, installing and bringing to life makerspaces at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Whether it is boosting your existing makerspace to the next level, or starting from scratch, we are ready to build a partnership that helps your vision become a reality for what high quality STEAM learning, career exploration and authentic 21st Century Skill practice looks like in your school.
Design, Consultation and Installation
We are a team of educators and industry professionals ready to help bring your vision to life for a makerspace that is aligned to your long-term goals and works within your budget.
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Machines and Technology
We help you select, acquire and install the machines, equipment and technology that will meet your needs, support your goals and engage your students and staff.
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Custom Furniture and Storage Solutions
Our custom line of mobile makerspace furniture and cabinetry is built to last, can be set-up in any environment, and arranged, rearranged, and configured to meet your instructional needs.
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Training and Professional Development
For schools and organizations who have partnered with us to create an AniMakerspace on their campus, customizable workshops provide initial and ongoing resources and support to ensure teacher success.
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Training & Professional Development
Our team is ready to train your staff in the safe use and operation of a wide array of machines and technology, and then demonstrate how makerspace learning supports increased student achievement across the curriculum.
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"Working with Garner Holt Education through Imagination has been, and will continue to be, a very rewarding and positive experience. Their commitment to providing what they promise, and then some, has been a refreshing change to someone who has been in education for 21 years. They bring a fresh new perspective to engaging and instilling hope and purpose in our students that is unheard of at the elementary level. Their engineering and design kits are the perfect connector of engineering, art, and science to every other curricular area. They provide focused hands on training with professionals in the industry and of the equipment that can then be practiced and refined. If any additional help is needed they are a phone call away. Their staff is supportive and friendly, and no request or question is ever unanswered."

Mary Regis

"The Garner Holt Education through Imagination Team goes above and beyond all expectations. The partnership between our school and GHETI Team is incomparable to any other partnership I have worked with in the past. They are knowledgeable to what is happening in education and train the teachers to bring it to their students. From the Engineering Challenges to the manufacturing skills, teachers are able to meet all of the Cross Cutting Concepts. Their team has made sure that the teachers are trained and efficient in each of the manufacturing skills so that they are comfortable teaching all of them to their students. The teachers learn how to teach their students entrepreneurship skills and give them real world experiences. This gives students an advantage when they graduate high school, thus, giving them hope for their futures."

Karen Burk

"Garner Holt Education through Imagination is collaborating with Porterville Unified School District to engage elementary students in rural Central California Valley district in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) experiences through hands-on learning and career exploration. These experiences coupled with real-world-of-work lessons provided through the Career Pathways offered in the PUSD middle and high schools will further prepare and empower students to be successful in college, career and life."

Cynthia G. Brown