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M3 (Materials, Media, & Me)

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See “Upcoming M3” section below to register!
Saturdays from June – August
No session on July 4
$5 a student

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 8-12 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 will highlight Light, Metal, Paper, Fabric, Found Materials (Manufactured), Found Materials (Natural), Electronics, Cardboard, Bodies and Movement, 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.

Upcoming M3s

Fun for all ages

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.

M3 also receives support from The Medicine Shop (Aliquippa, PA)

Staffing support is generously provided by Maker Ed