Saturdays from June 24-August 19 2017, 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 6-10 to get to know the material world around them!
June 24: Code
July 1: Electricity
July 8: Cardboard
July 15: Nature
July 22: Plastic
July 29: Water
August 5: Light // RSVP here!
August 12: Movement + Bodies
August 19: Sound
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.
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