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.
Saturday, March 1st
Frankenpets w/ Katy Dement
Wanna make your very own Frankenpet? This Saturday, kids will work with local crafter and recycler Katy Dement to mix and match stuffed animal parts, ultimately creating their own “new species” of stuffed animal. Through this fun and creative project, kids will learn about sewing AND zoology.
Saturday, March 8th
Design Challenge w/ Dane Horvath
This week, we’re working with local artist Dane Horvath on a bunch of creative design challenges! We’ll be designing a poster campaign for a cause, laser cutting unique kid-friendly “business” cards, and making neighborhood postcards.
Saturday, March 15th
DJing + Beatmaking w/ DJ Noetik FiveThousand (and others!)
We’re teaming up with DJ Noetik FiveThousand and a few other surprise beat-makers for a DJ and music production workshop of epic proportions! Kids will learn basic controller skills, play around with turntables, and do some virtual DJing.
Saturday, March 22nd
Team-Building and Play-Building w/ Tessa Karel
With the help of Tessa Karel of the Penny Arcade Family Show at the Arcade Comedy Theater, we’ll explore how group improv performance games can boost creativity and team-building skills. We’ll then use these skills with teammates as we compete to build the world’s best recycled material roller coaster! What could be better than collaborative art and engineering?
Saturday, March 29th
Believe in the Seed Project w/ Bobbi Williams and Community Growers
This workshop will introduce kids to local seeds and plants, explore seed sovereignty, and involve a few awesome hands-on projects for community gardens and farms! We’ll make seed balls (seeds wrapped in clay) and more. We will also discuss and plan different ways to make our communities beautiful and sustainable.