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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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