Saturdays from June 25 - August 20
No session on July 2

June 25: Paper with Abigail Sanders Sign up here!

July 16: Electricity with Jonathan Hodges

July 23: Code with Charlie Weissglass Sign up here! Sign up here!

July 30: Fabric with Jess Gold Sign up here!

August 6: Recycled Materials with Nisha Blackwell of Knotzland

August 13: Light with Kevin Clancy Sign up here!

August 20: Cardboard with Meredith Hoppe Sign up here!

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 ages 6-10 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.

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. Email Jonathan at for more info!

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.

Upcoming M3s

Fun for all ages


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.

Staffing support is generously provided by Maker Ed