reDiscover Center Pasadena

Want more reDiscover Center programs with less of a drive?   reDiscover Center Pasadena is now here!

reDiscover Center Pasadena offers camps, workshops, classes, teacher professional development, adult workshops, and corporate retreats in the Pasadena/Glendale/east San Fernando Valley area.  Classes focus on creativity, art, STEM, design, and using your hands to make new stuff.  See links below for more information.

Contact pasadena@rediscovercenter.org to book a private program or get more information on public offerings.

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Are you a STEM or Art educator (teacher, volunteer, parent), and interested in learning more about Tinkering, Makerspaces, and Integrating Hands-On into Curriculum? We are proposing a local, cheap ($20-40), short evening seminar for educators to discuss the basics of Makerspaces (what they are, and what you might want), and how to integrate them into your curriculum...oh, and pizza.  We'll host the event if we hear there's sufficient interest.

Email Deb at Pasadena@rediscovercenter.org to be added to the list.


 

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Spring 2017 Classes and Events

 

 

 

Puppet Show By Me

@ Montrose Farmer's Market

(Postponed due to rain)  Sun. Feb. 19 

9am-2pm, drop in as you please

Montrose Harvest Market
Honolulu Ave between Ocean View and Wickham
Montrose, CA
All Ages.

$10/person for all day use.  

Make your own puppet, from our box of awesome materials, and then put on a show of your own.  Surprise guests will perform throughout the day.

Register

 

 

My Own Parade Float

Vacation Day Tinkering School

President's Day:  Mon. Feb. 20

paradefloat

9am-3pm  (after care available until 5pm @ $20/hr.)

Southern California Children's Museum
459 EAST COLORADO BOULEVARD
PASADENA, CA 91101
Ages 7-12.  (Older students welcome with RDP approval).
Minimum class size of 8.
$60 tuition plus $70 materials fee.  Scholarships available.

Ever want to be in a parade, like way up on a float?  Now you can, on a slightly smaller scale, and you'll get to build it all yourself.  Explore what creative things you can make all by yourself as we explore new artistic tools such as the power drill, hand saws, glue gun, and sewing machine.  In this empowering all day workshop, kids will learn tool safety, and usage in a supportive environment.  They will be encouraged to come up with their own designs and build them, as they simultaneously build confidence in their own abilities to make things.  This is a great workshop for learning problem solving and mechanical intuition, essentials for a future in STEAM.

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Zap Your Friends

Quirky Classes for Kids:Leyden_jar_engraving

Sun. Feb. 26

Choose a session:
9:30-11:30 (session 1)
12-2:00 (session 2)
Hummingbird Conservatory
3531 N. Verdugo Road
Montrose, CA 91020
Ages 7-14.
$38 per student.

A craft that you can use to zap your friends?  No way!  We'll be using random stuff to make Leyden Jars, learning a little bit about electricity, and then charging them up to zap each other.  What's a Leyden Jar?  (We had to look it up too).  Why it's the great grandmother of the capacitor.

 

 

Making Toys

Quirky Classes for ADULTS

Mon. Feb 27

Choose a session:
6:30-9:3o PM
Hummingbird Conservatory
3531 N. Verdugo Road
Montrose, CA 91020
Ages 16-adult. (14+ with RDP approval)
$100 per student.

Email pasadena@rediscovercenter.org to reserve your spot.

Why should the kids have all the fun?  Come use your creativity and learn some new tools as we build some new toys from scrap wood and found objects.  If you've never used a power drill or sewing machine, this is a great opportunity to learn how to use it, in a friendly supportive environment.

 

 

A battery, saltwater, and what?  (Etching Metal)

Quirky Classes for Kids

Sun. Mar. 5etchingCollage

Choose a session:
8:30-11:30 (session 1)
12-3:00 (session 2)
Hummingbird Conservatory
3531 N. Verdugo Road
Montrose, CA 91020
Ages 7-14.
$55 per student.  Scholarships available.

A battery and saltwater?  Together?  Imagine that you could draw a picture on metal, and then poof, have it appear there forever.  Come play with a battery and saltwater as we permanently etch your pictures onto sheet metal...and make a disgusting (but safe) mess.  Learn a little about the chemistry behind etching and plating, and tweak your experiment to see what works best.  If there's time, we'll learn the jeweler's saw and flex shaft.  The project ends up as fantastic backpack or luggage tag to keep.

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A battery, saltwater, and what?  (Etching Metal)

Quirky Classes for ADULTS:  

Mon. Mar. 6etchingCollage

6:30-9:30 PM
Hummingbird Conservatory
3531 N. Verdugo Road
Montrose, CA 91020
Ages 16-adult (14+ ok if parent is registered as well).
$90 per student.

A battery and saltwater?  Together?  Imagine that you could draw a picture on metal, and then poof, have it appear there forever.  Come play with a battery and saltwater as we permanently etch your pictures onto sheet metal...and make a disgusting (but safe) mess.  Learn a little about the chemistry behind etching and plating, and tweak your experiment to see what works best.  Then we'll learn the jeweler's saw and flex shaft to make a fantastic backpack or luggage tag to keep.  This class uses more advanced etch resist materials than the kids' version.

Register