Fall 2020 Programming

Our Newest Offerings for In-Person and Online

Please note that all Fall 2020 Programs are based on the Tinkering Tool Kit or similar tools.
We look forward to using power tools again in future seasons when safety allows.

Online Homeschool Classes

For years, homeschoolers have loved Tinkering Classes at our Mar Vista location. Now we’re bringing them to the workspace in front of your video chatting device! Subjects may include Simple Machines, Marine Creatures, Stop-Motion Animation, Architecture, Biomimicry, Games, and more! If you have a group looking for a particular subject, let us know and we will do what we can to accommodate your request and/or set up a special time just for you.

  • $180 for 6-week series; 3 students minimum
  • Weekdays 9:00am-11:00am
  • Ages 6-8 with parent, ages 9+ alone

Online After School Classes

Join us for an online afternoon class series that is sure to set your child’s creativity soaring. Once a week for two hours, a group of up to 6 students is guided by one of our fabulous Facilitators. But this is no sit-and-watch class, students will spend most of their time with hands on building using recycled materials. Sign up for a class through reDiscover, or have your child’s school contact us to set one up for a group from your school.

  • $180 for 6-week series; 3 students minimum
  • Two sessions to choose from: Monday 3:30-5:30, Thursday 3:30-5:30
  • Ages 6-8 with parent, ages 9+ alone

School Day Learning Space

Beginning the week of September 14, reDiscover Center is starting a small group School Day Learning Space in our Rear Studio/Warehouse (lots of light, lots of fresh air, well established COVID safety protocols). Students get individual workstations, tech support, and tinkering activities during asynchronous instruction time. 8:30-12:30 daily. Email mail@rediscovercenter.org to preregister for this program or for more information.

In-Person Weekly Classes

Visit reDiscover for a couple of hours once a week to make some of your favorite things! Each day’s series will have its own theme, listed below. We will be using our Tinkering Tool Kit to explore creative reuse materials and turn them into fabulous new items and solve problems. We will be using the robust individual workstations we created for summer camp, spaced and designed for physical distancing. Please note that these classes do not use power tools. Please read our In-Person COVID policies.

  • $200/6 week series; 10 students maximum
  • $50 add-on for a Tinkering Tool Kit if you don’t have one already
  • Ages 7-12
  • 3:00 – 5:00pm —  Series are offered for each day of the week
    • Mondays (Sept 14 – Oct 19) – Transformations (Costumes and Wearables)
    • CANCELLED -Tuesdays (Sept 15 – Oct 20) – From Here to There (Transportation)
    • Wednesdays (Sept 16 – Oct 21) – Tiny Tiny Houses (Model Homes)
    • Thursdays (Sept 17 – Oct 22) – Serious Play (Physical Game Design – Board games, tabletop, arcade, etc)
    • CANCELLED –Fridays (Sept 18 – Oct 23) – Open Projects

Special Project Workshops

Join our Facilitators to try your hand at a variety of activities, from weaving to recycled mechanical contraptions to collage art. Great for scouts! Use commonly available tools and materials (such as scissors, tape, and cardboard) from your home, or purchase one of our Tinkering Tool Kits or Material Boxes to supplement your home workshop.

MakerChats

Our popular MakerChats are still available this fall, giving you a one-on-one session with our experienced Facilitators completely customized to you. These can be either one-time or recurring sessions to get some advice on your workstation and tools, or particular projects you want to make. This is a great option for when you have a making project you need to do for school and you need a hand figuring out how to proceed!

  • $20 for up to 30 min online session
  • Contact us to schedule your MakerChat
  • Ages 5+ with parent, 9+ alone

At Home Tinkering Together

By popular demand, we are continuing this summer program into the fall. Bring a week of reDiscover exploration to your home! We will provide flexible tool kits and materials, instructions for tool safety, video chat guidance for parents, and exciting activities to take both child and parent on a journey of skill building and imagination. We will give you prompts and projects to fill 2-4 hours per day (taking breaks when needed). If you want to keep going, the sky’s the limit!

  • $125/week; Ages 5+
  • First week includes a Tinkering Tool Kit; any additional weeks include a box of fun materials, free for pickup or shipped for $10.

Virtual Field Trips

Whether it’s a group of students tuning in from one classroom, or multiple signing in from home, we provide a fun and engaging activity that we will help your group to accomplish, using materials that you can either gather at home or that we provide for you to pick up. Choose from themes like our popular Tin Forest, Loose Parts, Parachute Pals, or let us customize an activity for you.

  • Please fill out a booking request form or contact us at 310-393-3636 to determine the right program for your group.
  • $10/student; contact us for T1 school rates.

Online Parties

Want to jazz up your birthday/gathering/bar mitzvah, while keeping people safe? Have a reDiscover party! We will host your virtual gathering, with music, fun games, and an open-ended activity based on your own interests. You can either build with commonly available tools and materials from around your home (such as scissors, tape, and cardboard), or we can provide you materials from our well-stocked warehouse to pick up and play with.

  • Please fill out a booking request form or contact us at 310-393-3636 to determine the right program for your group.