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

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
  Register 2:00 


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Spring 2017 Classes and Events

 

 

A battery, saltwater, and what?

Etching Metal

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.

  Register

 

 

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

 

 

Power Drills & Art

Sun. Mar. 12makitaDrill

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.  Scholarships available.

Learn how to safely use a power drill, and then go build something creative that you want to build.  We'll cover safety, clamps, drilling, and installing screws.  The rest is up to you.  Sign up for both sessions if you'd like all day open studio.

  Register 9:30

  Register Noon

 

 

Origami in Space

Sun. Mar. 19origami-in-space

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.  Scholarships available.

What happens when you need to design something really big like a solar array that fits into something really small like the launch fairing of a rocket?  Origami.  We'll talk about deployable structures, things that pop up or open up like a snake in a can, umbrellas, and more, and how they're used in space.  Then we'll try our hands at folding some origami patterns.  Deployable structures are unique in that you have to build and tinker to design them.  Come and try your hand at space origami.  :)

  Register 9:30  CLOSED

  Register Noon  OPEN

 

 

Vacation Tinkering School

Mon. Mar. 20
CUTTING LUMBER

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.

  Register  OPEN

 

 

Bubble Machine Challenge

Sun. Mar. 26
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Choose a Session:
9:30-11:30pm
12:00-2:00pm

Hummingbird Conservatory
3531 N. Verdugo Road
Montrose, CA 91020
Ages 7-14.
$38 per student.  Scholarships available.

Can you design a working bubble machine from a random pile of stuff and a bottle of dish soap?  Come engineer a machine on the fly, in this fun hands-on challenge.  We'll give you something spinny like a fan or motor, a battery, a pile of random stuff, a power drill, and some saws.  Let's see what we come up with.

  Register 9:30

   Register Noon

 

Vacation Tinkering School

Mon. Mar. 27
CUTTING LUMBER

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.

  Register

 

 

Montrose Farmer's Market

Tinkering and Crafting:  Puppets

Sun. Apr. 2
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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