Pedagogy Resources

These resources are aimed at helping children learn through making in home, school, and community settings. The Tool Use Onesheets are part of our official documentation for Tinkering Programs at reDiscover. Tool Use Onesheets: Hand Saw Jig Saw Power Drill/Driver Chop Saw Drill Press Band Saw Utility Knife Canary Cutter Electric Cardboard Cutter Manual...

Week-long Tinkering Camp

Tinkering Camps (Ages 7-12) Come build amazing eco-friendly creations with us! Tinkering Camp teaches children the skills they need to turn their wildest imaginings into robust items made from wood, plastic, metal, and fabric. While practicing social distancing with their own workbench and set of tools for the week, the group will have activities...

Tinkering Club

Ages: 7+ Currently Closed to the Public $20 for first 2 hours, then $10/hour Take a look at Spring 2021 programming to register for in-person and virtual programs! Inquiries regarding private and group class: mail@rediscovercenter.org Tool Training is required for Tinkering Club drop-in. For ages 6 and under, check out our Crafting Corner Program....

Tool Training

Ages 7+ Saturdays and Sundays 2:00-4:00 PM* Currently Closed to the public or by appointment (6 child minimum) Take a look at Spring 2021 programming to register for in-person and virtual programs! Still accepting materials donations. Please email picture of donations to mail@rediscovercenter.org and we will let you know when you can come by to drop...

Family Crafting

Saturday and Sunday by reservation only.**Opening after Labor Day 2021, temporarily cancelled as we focus on Cardboard City 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, or 3:00 PM. $40/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...

Tinkering Party

Ages 7+ $400 for first 8 participants, $25 for each additional participant 120 minutes At this time, we are not holding birthday parties at our facility, facilitating parties at people's homes, or providing programs that use power tools. Thank you for your understanding.  *Do fill out the form for virtual birthday parties!    Tinkering...

Upcycled Art Party

Ages: 4+ $300 for first 10 participants, $10 for each additional participant 60-90 minutes At this time, we are not holding birthday parties at our facility, facilitating parties at people's homes, or providing programs that use power tools. Thank you for your understanding.  *Do fill out the form for virtual birthday parties!    reDiscover's...

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...

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...

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