Come build amazing things with us! Tinkering School LA teaches children the skills they need to work confidently in wood, plastic, and metal to build robust structures as wild as their imaginations. With a 4:1 camper to facilitator ratio, our fully stocked workshop provides a safe and supportive environment for personal growth through skills development and creative construction.
Just beyond the factories on the outer edge of town is a different kind of city where junk lies all around. Welcome to Scrap City, home of the ScrapKins, creatures that love to build amazing things from the stuff you throw away. Join Author/Illustrator/Maker Brian Yanish for five days of stupefying hands-on projects all made from ordinary household recyclables. We’ll explore simple flying machines, floating sea vessels, vehicles, and craft curious creatures as we design our own stories about what lives inside all that junk.You’ll never look at that coffee cup and empty box the same way again!
Ages 7-11 years
All materials provided. Students are encouraged to collect their own inspiring recyclables to bring to class.
Brian Yanish is a professional author, illustrator, and maker. His books include ScrapKins: Junk Re-Thunk (Macmillan 2016), The Build-It Book (Crackle Press 2011) and the forthcoming Pirate Chicken: All Hens on Deck (Sourcebooks 2019). He has worked for Jim Henson Productions, trained as a special effects mold maker, written and performed comedy, and designed software, toys, and apparel for the children’s market. He is the creator of ScrapKins, a Recycled Arts program that inspires kids to see the creative potential in everyday junk. As a presenter/educator, Brian has shared ScrapKins STEAM based workshops with K-5 students at 50 schools around the World and even appeared on Sesame Street. www.Scrapkins.com
______________________________________________________________________________________ At reDiscover Center ONLY: option to stay in Tinkering Club afterwards until 5:00 for $20/day or 6:00 for $30/day.
*Cancellation fee: Waived until four weeks before registered camp week, then 50% of tuition paid until two weeks before camp week, then 100% of tuition paid less than two weeks before camp week. Camp tuition is transferable to a substitute camper in full, at time of cancellation only. See our full Cancellation Policyfor more details.
reDiscover Center offers Summer, Winter, and Spring Break Camps. Want the Tinkering School LA camp experience for your school, organization, or group? Submit a Bookings Request onlineor call 310-393-3636.