Saturday Crafternoons promote project-based learning, hands-on making, experimentation and community engagement for youth ages 5-10 through free DIY workshops with local makers. This year, Crafternoons are offering more make-and-take activities, creating new DIY community-focused projects, connecting STEAM learning with craft, introducing environmental issues to youth, and catalyzing the creation of an Assemble DIY.org clubhouse. Our goal is to empower youth to be confident makers, foster a love of DIY projects, promote connected learning, and activate an interest in their community and city.
This project supported in part by the Spark Fund for Early Learning at The Sprout Fund.
Saturday, February 1st
Pottery Extravaganza w/ Union Project Ceramics Cooperative
Wanna shape, mold, and glaze some clay? This week, we're working with artists from the Union Project Ceramics Cooperative on some awesome ceramics projects! Kids will have the opportunity to make their own unique clay creations and contribute to a clay model of our neighborhood. We'll also be talking about pottery science!
Saturday, February 8th
MakeyMakey Party w/ TBA
This week, we're creating new and exciting games and activities using the MIT Media Lab's MakeyMakey, an invention kit for everyone! With MakeyMakey, kids will be able to play interactive computer games using all kinds of different conductive materials.
Saturday, February 15th and Saturday, February 22nd
Community History Film Project w/ Brittany McBryde and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater
For our February Community-Based Crafternoon, we're teaming up with local filmmaker Brittany McBryde and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater to do a two-part community history film project. Over the course of two workshops, kids will have the opportunity to hear and share local histories through storytelling, visual art, and filmmaking.