Calendar Of Events

Winter Classes and Workshops

This Winterl, classes include Tinker Time with an Engineering Focus - Learn how to use electronics, simple machines, and other technology as a tool in your creativity pack., TinkerTime with an Art Focus - Explore color theory and design principles. Our robotics class and math circle will continue this fall and we are adding a stop-motion animation class as well as a parent participation STEAM class for our youngest tinkerers. Classes are offered in a small group setting. Parents are welcome, even encouraged to stay and support their children, however, we ask that tinkerers’ creative abilities be respected and that they are allowed to make their projects their own.

Students under the age of 8 must have a parent/guardian remain on the premises for the duration of each class. (Stand-Alone Workshops that are not part of a class require parent supervision for all children under 10).  Students enrolled in multiple classes with no more than a 15-minute gap between them may stay at TinkerSpace between activities. Otherwise, students must be picked up promptly at the end of class.

LEGO Robotics

January 7 - March 17

Using the LEGO EV3 robot, students work on basic programing and robot building. The 4-week session focuses on robot motion, programming with loops, switches and other operational commands, using sensor input, and problem-solving. This class may be repeated without duplicating content. This class is suitable for students age 8 – 16. Tuesday 5:30 – 6:45…

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Stop-Motion Animation

January 16 - February 28

It’s time to up your movie-making game. Video is how the masses get information in our current era. By the time your kids are looking for a career, they NEED to know at least rudimentary movie-making skills and have fluency with the tools … And, besides, it’s really fun! In this 6-week class, we work…

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Tinker Time — Art Focus

January 18 - March 19

Explore color theory and art in both 2-dimensions and 3-dimensions while practicing design principles and exploring new materials. This time is open to ages  6 – 16 as projects can be approached at multiple levels. Children under 8 years old must have adult supervision for the class. New projects are offered monthly. Choose from 3…

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Parent Participation STEAM

January 18 - March 14

Parents and children play, learn and grow together through STEAM activities. Through science, construction, and art activities, kids interact with their world using hands-on, child-led, diverse play Through this play, they develop important skills in perseverance, innovation, internal motivation, and self-efficacy which helps them become the scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and innovators of tomorrow. During these…

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Math Circle

January 21 - March 17

Mathematicians are Pattern Sniffers, Experimenters, Describers, Tinkerers, Inventors, Visualizers, Conjecturers, and Guessers (according to Cuoco, et. al in their iconic paper “Habits of Mind: An Organizing Principle for Mathematics Curricula). Math Circles allow students to establish these habits of mind in a comfortable environment while tackling ‘low ceiling, high threshold’ problems that are easy to…

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Tinker Time — Engineering Focus

January 28 - March 19

Each week features a new challenge.  Participants are given an outcome to reach for and constraints in the materials and handling.  We explore mechanisms and building ideas while practicing design principles and exploring the capabilities and limitations of our materials. This time is open to ages  6 – 14 as projects can be approached at…

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January 2020

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