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August 2023 Classes at Tynkertopia

Classes in August will meet for four weeks starting the week of August 7th, except Saturday classes with begin August 5th.

Most classes meet for 1 hour for 4 consecutive weeks. Descriptions of all classes, age requirements, and class fees are listed below.  We are excited to offer these STEAM learning opportunities to area children and youth. Please arrive at least five minutes before classes begin.

We reserve the right to cancel classes with less than 3 registrants.  If you have questions, please call 928-326-3400.

Click HERE to register and pay for August 2023 Classes.

TUESDAY CLASSES

  • Foundations of Dance
    • Dates: August 8, 15, 22, 29
    • Time: 4 – 5 PM
    • Class Fee: $35
    • Intended Audience: 1st – 5th grade students
    • Instructor: Jenna Papai, Tynkertopia Director
    • Description: In this class you will learn the basics of vocabulary, position, posture, musicality, and artistic expression that form the building blocks of virtually every type of dance from ballet to hip-hop.
  • Introduction to Acting and Improv
    • Dates: August 8, 15, 22, 29
    • Time: 5 – 6 PM
    • Class Fee: $35
    • Intended Audience: 2nd – 6th Grade Students
    • Instructor: Jenna Papai, Tynkertopia Director
    • Description: A fun introduction to the basics of stage presence, emotional expression, character creation, and improvisation for the stage.

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

  • Beginning Cooking
    • Dates: August 9, 16, 23, 30
    • Time: 4 – 5 PM
    • Class Fee: $40
    • Intended Audience: 1st – 6th Grade Students
    • Instructor: Jenna Papai, Tynkertopia Director
    • Description: During this class, we will prepare, cook, and eat a delicious and nutritious snack or mini meal. All materials and food provided by Tynkertopia.
  • Take Apart and Peek Inside
    • Dates: August 9, 16, 23, 30
    • Time: 4 – 5 PM
    • Class Fee: $35
    • Intended Audience: 2nd – 12th Grade Students
    • Instructor: Ward Davis, Retired Engineer, and Tynkertopia Volunteer
    • Description: Each week, participants will use the Tynkertopia workshop and tools to take apart computers, laptops, cell phones, hard drives, and a variety of other electronic devices to learn about how each device works. When possible, they will repair the device so it can be repurposed.
  • Lego Club 
    • Dates: August 9, 16, 23, 30
    • Time: 5 – 6 PM
    • Class Fee: $30
    • Intended Audience: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade Students
    • Instructor: Jack Green, Tynkewrtopia Junior Intern
    • Description: LEGO Robotics helps kids enhance their engineering skills and creativity. This class will inspire participants’ imaginations and challenge their minds.

THURSDAY CLASSES

  • Introduction to Coding for Children Aged 4-6 Years
    • Dates: August 10, 17, 24, 31
    • Time: 4 – 5  PM
    • Class Fee: $35
    • Intended Audience: Children Aged 4-6 Years Old
    • Instructor: Dr. Alice Christie, Tynkertopia Founder and CEO
    • Description: Introduction to basic block coding principles using Code-A-Pillar, Code.org, and other hands-on and unplugged activities.
  • Coding for 2nd – 5th Grade Students
    • Dates: August 10, 17, 24, 31
    • Time: 5 – 6 PM
    • Class Fee: $35
    • Intended Audience: 2nd – 5th Grade Students
    • Instructor: Josh Collier, Computer Programmer, and Tynkertopia Volunteer
    • Description: Introduction to basic coding principles through gamified learning experiences using block-based coding languages consisting of text.  Students should be able to read on grade level.

FRIDAY CLASSES

  • Introduction to Painting
    • Dates: August 11, 18, 25, September 1
    • Time: 4 – 5 PM
    • Class Fee: $40
    • Intended Audience: 9-13 year old students
    • Instructor: Alexis Nelson, Tynkertopia Youth Coordinator and Flagstaff Artist.
    • Description: In this class, children will learn the basics of colors and painting with a local artist. Beginners and more experienced painters are welcome to come and paint! All materials provided by Tynkertopia.
  • Chess Club
    • Dates: August 11, 18, 25 and September 1
    • Time: 5 – 6 PM
    • Class Fee: $30
    • Intended Audience: Elementary School chess players
    • Instructor: Alexis Nelson, Tynkertopia Youth Coordinator
    • Description: Come improve your chess skills and enhance your love of chess by participating in our weekly Chess Club! All levels of experience welcomed. Chess boards and pieces provided by Tynkertopia.

SATURDAY CLASSES

      • Creative Movement for PK–K Students
        • Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26 
        • Time: 10:15 – 11:00 AM
        • Class Fee: $30
        • Intended Audience: Preschool through Kindergarten Students (Ages 3 – 6)
        • Instructor: Jenna Papai, Tynkertopia Director
        • Description: Explore movement and music while nurturing creativity and developing physical skill, grace and agility.
      • Children’s Story Hour
        • Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26 
        • Time: 11:30 – 12:00 PM
        • Class Fee: $35
        • Intended Audience: Preschool Students
        • Instructor:  Dr. Alice Christie, Tynkertopia Founder and retired professor who taught children’s literature classes at ASU
        • Description: Immerse yourself and your child/ren in wonderful children’s literature. Listen to Dr. Alice read a well-known children’s book followed by an arts and crafts and STEAM projects inspired by the book. All materials provided by Tynkertopia.
      • Introduction to Origami
        • Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26 
        • Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
        • Class Fee: $35
        • Intended Audience: 2nd – 6th Grade Students
        • Instructor: Kyla Dryer
        • Description: Explore the art of folding paper! Learn the basics of folding technique and reading diagrams. Depending on student experience level and interest, activities may include folding easy flowers and animals to more complex designs, including modular origami models. Along the way, students can experience basic geometry concepts through hands-on activity. All materials provided by Tynkertopia.

        Please call 928-326-3400 if you have any questions about classes or would like to request other classes for the future. Thanks!