Pedagogy & Resources

Activity Guides These resources are aimed at helping children learn through making in home, school, and community settings. Tool Guides We use these resources to teach safe and effective tool use at reDiscover Center. Tinkering Toolkit Check out our Tinkering Toolkit booklet! Pedagogy Lesson Plans Tinkering Toolkit 10 lesson unit for 3rd-5th grade (curriculum) (outline) Guides...

Camps by reDiscover

Campers celebrate a Big Build at Tinkering Camp, 2023 / Los campistas celebran una gran construcción en Campamento de Carpintería Creativa en 2023reDiscover Center's Tinkering Camp Spring Break 2024 Learn tools, build big, and make friends. Tinkering Camp teaches children the skills they need to turn their wildest imaginings into robust items made from wood,...

Tinkering Open Studio

Ages 8+, teens and adults welcome Sundays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM $30 Registration required Prerequisite: successful completion of Tool Training Workshop or full week Tinkering Camp within the past 12 months, or permission of the Facilitator.   Up to three hours of shop time with all the tools and materials at reDiscover!  You will have the...

Tool Training

Ages 7+ Sundays 10:00-12:00 PM* Pre-registration Required Welcome to the workshop! Get trained on our safety-oriented Tinkering Mindset. Learn how to properly use safety equipment like eye, dust, and hearing protection. Learn the safe operation of clamps, hand drills, hand saws, jig saw, and chop saw. No one with open toed shoes, loose hair, or...

Weekend Family Crafting

Saturday and Sunday, by reservation only 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, or 3:00 PM. $45/family for up to 2 adults and 3 children 75 minutes of crafty fun All tools and materials included Book a reDiscover's Family Crafting reservation and have a blast making art from upcycled materials. We've taken everything from our Crafting...

Upcycled Art Party

Ages: 4+ $350 for first 10 participants, $12 for each additional participant At this time, we are not holding birthday parties for those under 7 years old. Thank you for your understanding.  Please fill out a booking request form or contact us at 310-393-3636 to determine the right program for your group.   reDiscover's Upcycled Art Party...

Homeschooling Community

reDiscover Center has been serving the California Homeschooling Community since 2016, and is an approved vendor for several Charter Schools. Student Enrichment Funds may be used for all of our programs including Tinkering Club, Tool Training, Crafting Corner, Tinkering School LA classes and camps plus custom workshops. Please call 310-393-3636 for more details, or email...

Tinkering @ Home #3: The Tinkering Toolkit

by Barb Noren, Lead Tinkering Facilitator, reDiscover Center There are a few different modes of building that I’ve observed: tinkering, prototyping, and making. These modes are flexible and overlapping, but have different intentions, benefits, and challenges. Tinkering is experimentation; often open-ended, without an end goal. You may reach one, but pure tinkering doesn’t have explicit...

Tinkering Prompt Generator

Stuck trying to come up with tinkering ideas? Use the lists below as a tinkering prompt generator! Take a word from the first list (Modes of Tinkering) and pair it with a word from the second list (Topics for Tinkering) to start you on your way! Examples: Origami + Underwater = an aquarium full of...

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