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May Classes at Tynkertopia

All classes meet for 1  or 1.5 hours for 4 consecutive weeks. Descriptions of all classes and class fees are listed below. Call 928-326-3400 to inquire about scholarships. In-person payment occurs during the first class. We are excited to offer these STEAM learning opportunities.

Click HERE to register for May Classes.

TUESDAY CLASSES

  • Take Apart and Peek Inside
    • Dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24
    • Time: 4 – 5 PM
    • Class Fee: $30
    • Intended Audience: Curious elementary, middle, and high school students
    • Instructor: Ward Davis
    • 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.

  • Foundations of Dance
    • Dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24
    • Time: 4 – 5 PM
    • Class Fee: $30
    • Intended Audience: 1st – 6th grade students
    • Instructor: Jenna Papai
    • 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 of Dance from Ballet to Hip-Hop
        • Introduction to Acting and Improv
          • Dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24
          • Time: 5 – 6 PM
          • Class Fee: $30
          • Intended Audience: 2nd – 6th grade students
          • Instructor: Jenna Papai
          • Description: A fun introduction to the basics of stage presence, emotional expression, character creation, and improvisation for the stage.

          WEDNESDAY CLASSES

          • Introduction to Gardening
            • Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25
            • Time: 4 – 5 PM
            • Class Fee: $30
            • Intended Audience: Elementary and Middle School Students
            • Instructor: Dr. Alice Christie and Tynkertopia Staff
            • Description: Tynkertopia is building its Community Garden this spring. Each child who completes this class will be given a 4′ x 4′ raised garden bed to grow vegetables throughout the spring, summer, and early fall. This class will help kids become more sensitive to their environment, develop fine motor skills, explore biology and science, develop a hobby – all while learning the basics of gardening.

          • Think Like an Engineer
            • Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25
            • Time: 5 – 6 PM
            • Class Fee: $30
            • Intended Audience: 2nd-5th grade students
            • Instructors: David Hendershott, Tynkertopia Director
            • Description: In this class, 2nd-5th grade students will explore the importance of Engineering in real life contexts. Students will engage in numerous hands-on activities that develop engineering skills.

          THURSDAY CLASSES

          • How to Build a Tynkering Mindset
              • Dates: May 5, 12, 19, 26
              • Time: 11 AM – Noon
              • Class Fee: $30
              • Intended Audience: Parents or guardians AND their children ages 2.5 to 5 years
              • Instructors: Dr. Alice Christie, Tynkertopia Executive Director
              • Description: Tynkertopia welcomes parents or guardians with their preschoolers on Thursdays in April from 11 AM – Noon for a four-week learning series. We know nurturing curiosity is a key to lifelong learning. We will explore why play is the best way for young children (and most of us) to learn and how everyday home items and recyclables can spark creativity. We’ll brainstorm open-ended questions that encourage creative thinking for young minds, and showcase quality age-appropriate books that spark the imagination of young minds. Finally, we will close the series with a family “tynker” session, showcase your children’s creations, and reflect on our collective ah-has from the four-week interactive series.

          • Learn to Sew
            • Dates: May 5, 12, 19, 26
            • Time: 4 – 5:30 PM
            • Class Fee: $40
            • Intended Audience: Elementary and Middle School Students
            • Instructor: Angela Price
            • Description: Are you interested in learning to use a sewing machine. Join our four-week class to learn the basics of sewing on a sewing machine. Sewing machines, fabric, and thread provided! Just bring your curiosity and imagination.

          • Lego Club 
            • Dates: May 5, 12, 19, 26
            • Time: 5 – 6 PM
            • Class Fee: $30
            • Intended Audience: Elementary and Middle School Students
            • Instructor: David Hendershott, Tynkertopia Director
            • Description: Building with LEGOs is a great way for kids of all ages to enhance their engineering skills and creativity. After each LEGO Club meeting, the creations will be taken apart so that they can be used to solve different challenges in the next LEGO Club meeting.

          FRIDAY CLASSES

          • Introduction to Gardening
            • Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27
            • Time: 4 – 5 PM
            • Class Fee: $30
            • Intended Audience: Elementary and Middle School Students
            • Instructor: Dr. Alice Christie and Tynkertopia Staff
            • Description: Tynkertopia is building its Community Garden this spring. Each child who completes this class will be given a 4′ x 4′ raised garden bed to grow vegetables throughout the spring, summer, and early fall. This class will help kids become more sensitive to their environment, develop fine motor skills, explore biology and science, develop a hobby – all while learning the basics of gardening.
          • Designing for 3D Printers 
            • Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27
            • Time: 5 – 6 PM
            • Class Fee: $40 (includes all materials for 3D printing)
            • Intended Audience: Upper Elementary through High School Students
            • Instructor: David Hendershott, Tynkertopia Director
            • Description: Learn to use introductory Computer Aided Design software to design 3D models. Learn the basics of 3D printing to print and test our models using Tynkertopia’s two 3D printers.

            SATURDAY CLASS

              • Block Coding for 2nd – 5th grade students
                • Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28
                • Time: 10 – 11 AM
                • Class Fee: $30
                • Intended Audience: 2nd – 5th Grade Students
                • Instructor: David Hendershott
                • Description: Introduction to basic coding principles through gamified learning experiences using block-based coding languages consisting of text.  Students should be able to read at a beginner level.

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

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