Fun with Puppets

Fun With Puppets!

There are countless ways to make a puppet! One fun way with tinkering is using found objects to create a character. In the reDiscover Center warehouse there are several eye catching items; colorful electrical wire for hair, corks for ears, old washers for eyes, flexible metal tubing for legs, bottle caps for shirt buttons,...

Mari Brusseau

Mari Brusseau

Board Secretary. Mari is a Seattle native who began working at a young age in her family’s thriving cafe, bakery, and catering business. Mari was certain the creativity gene had skipped right past her and the business path would be her calling.  But after watching Gever Tulley’s popular TED Talk on "5 Dangerous Things...

Kim Ayres

Kim Ayers

Kim has been a lifelong crafter, and being a direct descendant of the inventor of the spring balance which revolutionized Swiss watchmaking history, has a penchant for making things from tiny objects. Her dedication towards recycling, reusing and recrafting lead her to join the Board in 2014 and because she can type fast, became...

Farrah Dodes

Farrah Dodes has been a member of reDiscover's board since 2018. She is the COO of Breakthrough Content. An expert in web management, communications, and design, Farrah brings an artistic sensibility and the precision of an expert project manager to reDiscover's governance.  She is active in her children's PTA in Beverly Hills and various...

Lynne B. Clark

Lynne B. Clark

Board Member Lynne B. Clark has been working in the Los Angeles non-profit sector for nearly three decades. Following her tenure as Director of Development at UCLA’s Fowler Museum (1997-2008) she began her own fundraising consultant business where she specializes in working with community-based arts organizations. During this time, she has served as a...

Mary Beth Trautwein

Director Emerita and Board Member Co-founder and former Executive Director of the reDiscover Center, Mary Beth Trautwein brings problem solving skills developed from a career in design and her passion for nature to inform our programs and services. She strives to bring reDiscover?s mission to life by connecting with artists and environmentalists in the...

John Umekubo

Board Member John Umekubo is the Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Westside Neighborhood School in Los Angeles, and a consultant to schools in the areas of making, STEAM, and educational technology. An educator for the past 27 years, John is passionate about active, self-driven learning for children, with an emphasis on hands-on, creative making...

Jonathan Markowitz Bijur

Jonathan Markowitz Bijur

Jonathan Markowitz Bijur has been a volunteer, artist, and instructor at reDiscover since 2010, served as board secretary 2013-2014, and Executive Director since 2014. He is one of the founders of Tinkering School LA. Jonathan was inspired to join reDiscover out of a deep respect for what is accomplishes facilitating creativity, recycling, and community...

Amy Bauer

Director of Operations Amy Bauer has worked in arts administration since 2006 in Los Angeles, New York, and New Jersey. Amy joined reDiscover in 2014, and currently manages Operations, including client relations, building operations, materials processing, staff coordination, and creative reuse materials donation processing. Amy is a fashion designer, exhibit preparator, and experienced crafting...

Tinkering School LA Camp

Tinkering School LA – One Day Camp

Monday, September 2 Monday, September 30 Wednesday, October 9 Monday, November 11 Ages: 7-12 9:00 AM-3:00 PM $120 per day Aftercare until 5 PM included. Additional care until 6 PM available for $10. Home school charter funds accepted for all programs. Beginning with tool technique and safety training, the day progresses through exciting rapid...

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