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MotorWorks: Electrifying Creations

4-Week Class: Fridays, May 31 – June 21, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Direct Drive Car, Propeller Car, Dual Transmission Car, and Brush Bot (with Habitat) $112  ($72 paid to…

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Ongoing Classes

Saturday STEAM

Saturday STEAM

Ages 3 - 6

Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 am
Held at the Alexander Hughes Center in Claremont

In this parent-participation class, we guide you through rich activities that nurture your child's inquisitive spirit. Explore the world of process art and early scientific discovery alongside us, as we share proven methods for cultivating creative thinking in your child. Together, we'll empower the next generation of innovators, all while providing you with the knowledge and confidence to support their growth.
 
Intended for ages 3 - 6 with an adult co-participant.
 
Cost: $97 / 4-week session
 
What Does Each Session Look Like?
We provide 3 guided activities plus a variety of independent play opportunities each week.
We encourage you to stay with an activity for as long as YOUR child is interested. Whether you stay with one activity for 45 minutes or work through all 3 in 15 minutes before moving on to the play area, it is all fine. Your child will probably fall somewhere in between these possibilities.
For this age, we focus on process over product. Each activity is rich in materials, tactile experience, and motor skill development. We have examples of possible creations at each station, but what you make is up to your child.
Take this time, free of distractions, to see how your child expresses creativity. Take this time to ask questions and offer new tools and materials to your child. Take this time to explore simple strategies for empowering your child to make their own decisions and develop skills of perseverance and problem-solving.
Curious Creators with images of dragon egg, shark family portrait, and child painting a cardboard x-wing

Curious Creators

Ages 4 - 10

**Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Held at Magnolia Recreation Center (Upland)**

**Our regularly scheduled class is on hiatus until September. Join us for three special Curious Creators Classes this summer:

6/18 - Superhero Theme

7/23 - Sharks and Under the Sea Theme

8/6 - Wizarding World Theme

These Tuesday classes are held 4:00 - 4:45 at the Landecena Building as part of a 3-day partnership with the City of Upland.

Explore your creativity through crafting whimsical toys and giving life to your imagination. Each week, you are invited to create, inspired by a fresh theme. Thoughtfully crafted examples showcase new techniques, guiding you in shaping your unique creations.
Recommended for Ages 4 - 10.
 
Cost: $75 per 4-week session.
 
What Does This Class Look Like?
Each week a new open-ended project is presented to the entire group along with examples and materials. Parents are welcome (encouraged in the case of younger students) to stay and participate alongside. Parents' roles include that of memory, extra hands, and dexterity. More independent students are welcome to be dropped off for the 45-minute class.
 
How does this class relate to Saturday STEAM (Ages 3 - 6)?
If you've been attending Saturday STEAM with your child and find they can stay with one activity for an extended period, the next step is to enroll in Curious Creators. Conversely, if your child tends to stay with projects and ideas for 5 - 15 minutes maximum, they are better suited to our Saturday STEAM class.
 
How does this class relate to Kinetic Engineering (Ages 6 - 10)?
Kinetic Engineering is slightly more focused on the end product than on the process of getting there. Each session of Kinetic Engineering focuses on building a particular movement mechanism and then allowing the participants to create their own toy/model from that mechanism. This class, is more focused on process art to create a toy/model (movement may or may not take a role)
makerspace projects for kids age 6 - 10 that involve movement. Linkages, cardboard automata, pop-up figures, and jack-in-the-box.

Kinetic Engineering

Ages 6 - 10

**Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30
Held at Magnolia Recreation Center (Upland)**
 
**On Hiatus until September**
 
Pop it up, fling it far, light it up, and make it climb! Use circuits, stored energy, friction, and mechanical motion to make your creations MOVE! Each class will introduce participants to a simple mechanism that will allow creations to come alive!
 
Recommended for Ages 6 - 10
 
Cost: $75 per 3-week session
 
What Does This Class Look Like?
Each week we will look at a simple mechanism that allows for movement. For 20-30 minutes, we'll be working together as a group to build this mechanism. For the remainder of the class, students will have the freedom to create from their imagination using their work. Parents helpers are welcome to stay and provide memory, extra hands, and dexterity help for their child. Independent workers are welcome to be dropped off for the hour-long class. This class can be repeated each month (Even IF we repeat a mechanism, your child's creation will differ each time).

 

Figure in front of a green screen with the modified image shown on an iPad. Snapshot of a stop-motion animation creation.

Stop Motion Animation

Ages 10 - 14

**Wednesday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Held at Magnolia Recreation Center (Upland)**
 
**On Hiatus until September**
 
Video storytelling has become a must in today's society. Use stop-motion animation to teach fundamentals of storytelling with an emphasis on fun! Each week will introduce a concept for beginning students to work through and produce their unique animations.
 
Recommended for ages 10 - 14.
 
Cost: $100 per 4-week session.
 
What Does This Class Look Like?
In the first half of each class period, Students work alone or with a partner on a series of stop-motion exercises receiving feedback and assistance from the instructor. During the second half of each class period, students are encouraged to work on original, short animations. All work will be uploaded to a shared Google Folder after the end of each class period. Students work through the exercises at their own pace so beginning students and repeat students will be enrolled in the same class.
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Art Lab

Ages 10 - 16

**Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Held at Magnolia Recreation Center (Upland)**
 

**Our regularly scheduled class is on hiatus until September. Join us for three special Art Lab Classes this summer:

6/18 - Bath Bombs

7/23 - Gelli Plate Mono-printing

8/6 - Oil Pastel Batik + MYO Feather Quill (part of our Wizarding World Event)

These Tuesday classes are held 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm at the Landecena Building as part of a 3-day partnership with the City of Upland.

 
You are an artist! In the class, we will focus on the process of making art, which means the created project can be whatever you wish! Each week, we will have a short lesson on a particular technique, material, or artist, and then you get to playfully create your own art piece.
 
Recommended for Ages 10 - 16.
 
Cost: $75 per 3-week session.
 
What Does This Class Look Like?
Each week we'll spend 5 - 10 minutes together discussing the day's topic. The remainder of the time participants create using real art materials. This class can be repeated each month. Projects can be continued from week to week or finished quickly in one session. As we get to know each other, participant interests are taken into account as we select project invitations.

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