INNOVATED WORKSHOPS

Tinker, Make and Innovate! Join us every second Saturday of the month for our new InnovatED workshops. This hands-on series teaches hi- and low-tech concepts in a kid-friendly way. Each month features a new activity.
 

2016 InnovatED Workshops

JANUARY: BUILD A HABITAT ON MARS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9
11:00AM to 12:30PM & 1:30PM to 3:00PM
If you built a home on Mars, what would it look like? How could you make it homey while also protective from the cold and harsh environment of Mars? Using materials such as LED lights, pager motors, clay, batteries, pipe cleaners and an array of recycled materials, children will build prototypes of what they envision for off world living. Before you take your completed design home, take a photo of it in our Mars landscape stage! This workshop will take place in our Inspiration Studio. Drop-in, ages 7+

 

About Corinne
Corinne Takara is an artist and arts educator who enjoys exploring the intersections of art and technology. Her public collaborative work celebrates cultural memory and the colliding and merging stories that arise in rapidly shifting communities. The workshops Takara designs for museums, libraries and classrooms invite people to build their creative confidence as they dive into design explorations. www.okadadesign.com

 

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FEBRUARY: MUSICAL PUPPET PARADE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016
11:00am to 12:30pm & 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Celebrate the Lunar New Year by creating a collaborative musical lion puppet with traditional folk art music and tech! Design a puppet body and add conductive materials to transform your puppet into a musician that plays sounds using Makey Makey. Drop in (Ages 6+)

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MARCH: PAPER CIRCUITS & POP-UP BOOKS

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016  |  11:00am & 1:30pm
Get innovative with paper with a series of activities including paper engineering, paper circuits, and pop-up paper arts. Space is limited, registration is required.

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APRIL: SOLAR ENERGY

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016  |  11:00am & 1:30pm
In celebration of Earth Day we will be tinkering with solar technology. Join us for a hands-on workshop and learn about renewable energy.

MAY: FLYING AIRSHIPS

Saturday, May 14, 2016  |  11:00am to 12:30pm & 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Set sail in the air as the captain of your own flying ship! Engage in a design challenge to build a ship and send it as far down a zipline as you can. Use materials to construct a spinning propeller and a sail that captures wind, and explore more ways to make your ship move. Drop-in (Ages 6+)

 

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