Saturdays from June 23 – August 18, from 1-3pm 

Looking for something for your summer Saturday afternoons? M3 (Materials, Media, and Me) is Assemble’s summertime Saturday program, running from 1pm-3pm. It’s a free workshop for kids ages 5-10 to get to know the material world around them!

August 18: Plastic // RSVP here!

Plastic is all around us! Learn about where it comes from, where it ends up, and ways to reuse it so it is less likely to end up in places where it shouldn’t be. Join guest experts from Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse in creating beautiful and useful items from reclaimed plastics. 

August 25: Community Open House // RSVP here!

Join Assemble for our Fall 2018 Community Open House! At this event, youth and families can sign up for our after-school programs, meet our teachers and neighbors, and participate in fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) activities. Pizza and snacks provided.

Materials, Media, and Me (M3) 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. At M3, students learn through experience 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. 

M3 classes highlight light, paper, fabric, electronics, recycled materials, cardboard,  light and code. Students will 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.

Support

This program is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.