reDiscover Center Pasadena

STEM, Tinkering, and the Freedom to Build!

 

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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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Camp is Here!

This is your chance to learn how to use lots of tools, and then have the freedom to build what YOU want.  You can participate our summer Tinkering School in 2 different ways:

Week long Tinkering School camp at ARTworks Pasadena (sessions run June. 19-Jul. 28)
96 N Sunnyslope Ave, Pasadena, CA 91107
Register here.  Contact us if you need a scholarship, so we can give you a registration code.

OR

1-Day Tinkering at the PUSD LEARNS summer program (June. 12-26)
* Students must be registered for the LEARNS summer program.

 
Want to volunteer?  Contact us about helping out.

NEW Educator Seminar:

Makerspaces

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 holding a local, cheap ($30), short evening seminar for educators to discuss the basics of MakerspacreDiscover Center Makerspacees (what they are, and what you might want), why building stuff matters, and a little on how to integrate making into your curriculum.  Then we'll help you get over your fear of tools and let you build...oh, and eat pizza too.

Wed. Apr. 5, 2017
6:30-8:30 PM
Community Center of La Canada Flintridge
4469 Chevy Chase Dr,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
$30 (includes Pizza and Power Tools)
RSVP by Mon. Apr. 3

Register  or email Deb at Pasadena@rediscovercenter.org for more info.

Download the Makerspace PD Flyer.


NEW Homeschool Class

Art, Tinkering, & Invention II—Crazy Machines
in partnership with Home School Coaches

7 weeks, on Fridays:  March 31-May 19 (no class 4/14 - Spring Break)Wood & Metal Automata
Choose a session:
11:50-1:50
2:00-4:00
Ages 7+.  Max 12 students per class.
St. James United Methodist Church
2033 E Washington Blvd,
Pasadena, CA 91104

Learn new tools, new mechanisms, and build something truly creative.  Students will learn (or review) how to safely use the power drill, hand-saws, and sewing machine.  We’ll learn different mechanical elements (like crank shafts, pulleys, cams, and gears) to build automata.  Students will apply their knowledge to build their own unique automata, and a  final project that may involve wacky mini-golf.  This class covers the engineering design process, prototyping, mechanisms, and safe tool usage, with a focus on creativity and open ended problem solving.  The class ends with a presentation of student work.  (No prerequisites required).
Non-charter fee:  $240/student.  $230 for each additional sibling
With homeschool charter:  $280/student (no sibling discount).  Email HSC for payment.

Register 11:50
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Spring 2017 Classes and Events

 

 

Montrose Farmer's Market

Tinkering and Crafting:  Puppetsdragon_theater

Sun. Apr. 2

9:00-2pm
Montrose Farmer's Market
Ages 5+.
$10 per student.

We provide the materials and tools, you provide the creativity.  Make a puppet and put on a show at our booth in the kids section of the farmer's market.  We'll have a special musical performance too.

  Register

Vacation Tinkering School

Mon. Apr. 10Swimming Pigs

CANCELLED

9:00-3pm  
Hummingbird Conservatory
3531 N. Verdugo Road
Montrose, CA 91020
Ages 7-14.
$120 per student.  Scholarships available.

Learn how to use woodworking tools in a supportive environment, and then go off and build something creative.  In this full day class, we'll cover clamps, the power drill, and saw.  Then we'll provide a suprise theme for you to build on.  If you've taken our tinkering school recently, and can demonstrate tool safety expertise, this can be a full day open studio build time for you.

 

 

DIY Café at La Canada Schools

Mini Makerfaire

Sat. Apr. 15diy cafe cheese

Drop in:  10am-2pm
La Canada Elementary
4540 Encinas Dr, La Cañada
Ages 5+.
FREE.

Get creative and build as we put together our own cafe using found materials.  Stay and play as long as you like.

March For Science LA

Sat. Apr. 22marchForScience

9am-4pm
Pershing Square.
All ages with parent.

Stand up for truth, science, and your right to wear safety goggles as we walk in the March for Science.  Start picking out your nerdiest t-shirts and making posters.  This is going to be fun.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/marchforscienceLA/

Email to Register

Creative Reuse Art

Sun. Apr. 23tractor

Drop in:  10am-5pm
Discovery Cube LA
11800 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar
Ages 7+.  Ages 5+ with parent.
FREE with museum admission.

It's Earth Day Weekend, so we'll be making art from stuff cool old stuff that some might have foolishly thrown away.

Vacation Tinkering School

Mon. Apr. 24titanic-tinkering-school

9:00-3pm  
Hummingbird Conservatory
3531 N. Verdugo Road
Montrose, CA 91020
Ages 7-14.
$120 per student.  Scholarships available.

Learn how to use woodworking tools in a supportive environment, and then go off and build something creative.  In this full day class, we'll cover clamps, the power drill, and saw.  Then we'll provide a suprise theme for you to build on.  If you've taken our tinkering school recently, and can demonstrate tool safety expertise, this can be a full day open studio build time for you.

 

 

Creative Metalwork

(in partnership with Kids Building Things)jewelers saw

Sat. Apr. 29

12-3pm
McGroarty Arts Center
7570 McGroarty Terrace,
Tujunga, CA
Ages 9+ with parent.
$35 per student.  Scholarships available.  Parent must attend with student.

It's art from metal.  Learn how to work with a tiny jewelers saw to cut different types of metal sheet, and then join different metals by hammering hand made rivets.  You will complete your own piece of art in this class, which you can choose to turn into a keychain.  Students who have already taken this class may take it again and choose their own project.

Register by calling McGroarty Arts Center at (818) 352-5285.

Crazy STEM workshop

CANCELLED for schedule conflict.

Sun. Apr. 30   

12-3pm

Automata & Kinetic Sculpture

Sun. May 7soup can automata

12-3pm
Hummingbird Conservatory
3531 N. Verdugo Rd.,
Montrose, CA
Ages 10+.
$55. Scholarships available.

Learn how to make your own hand-crank powered automata (kinetic sculptures) with metal.  We'll be repurposing some old soup cans into moving creative sculptures.  This class is a little bit of mechanism design (including crank shafts), and a lot of creativity.  Due to the mechanical strength required to work with thick metal, this class is not suitable for students under age 10.

Register

Advanced Chocolate Casting

Sun. May 14squirrel-mold-combined

12-3pm
Hummingbird Conservatory
3531 N. Verdugo Rd.,
Montrose, CA
Ages 10+ with parent.
$55 per child (adult free).   Scholarships available.

Learn how to make your own food grade silicone molds for casting chocolates (or soap) so you can produce your own custom chocolates.  We'll start by making prototypes in sculpey, and oven bake clay.  From that we'll make a silicone mold.  Then it's off to melt and pour chocolate.  No prerequisites required.

Register