Looking for something for your summer Saturday afternoons? M3 (Materials, Media, and Me) is Assemble’s summertime Saturday program, running from 1pm-4pm. It’s a drop-in program for kids 8-12 to get to know the material world around them! At M3, students learn experientially as local experts guide them through the design process. Each week, a different artist or technologist will introduce a material, show students how they use the material, and lead them through a project.
Join us August 22 to learn about CODE with Ani Martinez! Too much information burning in your brain? The world runs on information and we share it through the World Wide Web, so let’s figure out how that works! We’re going to hear tales about the final frontier—the Open Web, and then try our hands at designing an online poster with some very simple pieces of code.
M3 classes highlight Light, Metal, Paper, Fabric, Found Materials (Manufactured), Found Materials (Natural), Electronics, Cardboard, Bodies and Movement, and Code. Students explore the properties of the materials with the instructors–How does it bend? How can you attach it to another material? What can I make with this?–before planning their own project. At the end of the class, students will have a take-home creation to share with the group.
Materials, Media, and Me uses an educational approach known as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). STEAM-based learning explores the similar ways that scientists, makers and artists approach projects. M3 is supported through a grant from the PA Partners in the Arts.