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September Classes at Tynkertopia

Classes in September are for THREE weeks rather than the usual FOUR weeks because Tytnkertopia hosts different events every day during the Flagstaff Festival of Science. Check back soon to see all the Tynkertopia events scheduled during the Festival.

All classes meet for 1 hour or 1.5 hours for 3 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 to area children and youth. We reserve the right to cancel classes with less than 3 registrants.

Click HERE to register for September Classes.

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

  • Children’s Story Hour
    • Dates: September 7, 14, 21
    • Time: 3 – 4 PM
    • Class Fee: $25
    • 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.
  • Introduction to Coding for Children Aged 4-6 Years
    • Dates: September 7, 14, 21
    • Time: 4 – 5 PM
    • Class Fee: $25
    • Intended Audience: Ages 4-6 years
    • Instructor: Dr. Alice Christie, Tynkertopia Executive Director
    • Description: Introduction to basic block coding principles using Code-A-Pillar, Code.org, and other hands-on and unplugged activities.
  • Foundations of Dance
    • Dates: September 7, 14, 21
    • Time: 4 – 5 PM
    • Class Fee: $25
    • Intended Audience: 1st – 5th grade students
    • Instructor: Jenna Papai, Tynkertopia STEAM Education Coordinator
    • 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: September 7, 14, 21
    • Time: 5 – 6 PM
    • Class Fee: $25
    • Intended Audience: 2nd – 6th grade students
    • Instructor: Jenna Papai, , Tynkertopia STEAM Education Coordinator
    • Description: A fun introduction to the basics of stage presence, emotional expression, character creation, and improvisation for the stage.

THURSDAY CLASSES

  • Learn to Knit
    • Dates: September 8, 15, 22
    • Time: 4 – 5 PM
    • Class Fee: $25
    • Intended Audience: Upper Elementary and Middle School Students, Adults
    • Instructor: Dr. Alice Christie, Tynkertopia Executive Director
    • Description: Learn the basics of knitting. Create a mini-masterpiece using just knit and purl. All materials provided by Tynkertopia.
  • Sewing
    • Dates: September 8, 15, 22
    • Time: 4 – 5:30 PM
    • Class Fee: $35
    • Intended Audience: Upper Elementary and Middle School Students, Adults
    • Instructor: Angela Price, Seamstress and Tynkertopia Volunteer
    • Description: Are you interested in learning to improve your sewing machine skills?. Join our three-week class  and create a lovely tote bag and learn how to insert a zipper in the bag. Sewing machines, fabric, and thread provided! Just bring your curiosity and imagination.
  • Creative Crafts
    • Dates: September 9, 16, 23
    • Time: 4 – 5 PM
    • Class Fee: $25
    • Intended Audience: Elementary and Middle School Students
    • Instructor: Eileen Altman, Tynkertopia Volunteer
    • Description: Each week you will used new and recycled matrerials to create craft projects including a tie-dyed T-Shirts (bring your own white T-Shirt), a jewelry project, and a surprise project.

FRIDAY CLASSES

  • Take Apart and Peek Inside
    • Dates: September 9, 16, 23
    • Time: 4 – 5 PM
    • Class Fee: $25
    • Intended Audience: Curious elementary, middle, and high school 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: September 9, 16, 23
    • Time: 4 – 5 PM
    • Class Fee: $25
    • Intended Audience: Elementary and Middle School Students
    • Instructor: David Hendershott, Tynkertopia Director and Tynkertopia Volunteers
    • 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.
  • Lego Robotics 
    • Dates: September 9, 16, 23
    • Time: 5 – 6 PM
    • Class Fee: $25
    • Intended Audience: Upper Elementary and Middle School Students
    • Instructor: David Hendershott, Tynkertopia Director and Tynkertopia Volunteers
    • 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.

SATURDAY CLASSES

      • Creative Movement for PK–K Students
        • Dates: September 10, 17, 24
        • Time: 9:30 – 10:30 AM
        • Class Fee: $25
        • Intended Audience: Preschool through Kindergarden Students
        • Instructor: Jenna Papai, , Tynkertopia STEAM Education Coordinator
        • Description: Explore movement and music while nurturing creativity and developing physical skill, grace and agility.
      • Designing for 3D Printers 
        • Dates: September 10, 17, 24
        • Time: 10:30 – 11:30 PM
        • Class Fee: $35 (includes all materials for 3D printing)
        • Intended Audience: Upper Elementary through High School Students
        • Instructor: David Hendershott, Tynkertopia Director ad Tynkertopia Volunteers
        • 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.
      • Learn to Draw: Visual Art and Science
        • Dates: September 10, 17, 24
        • Time: 12 – 1 PM
        • Class Fee: $25
        • Intended Audience: 2nd – 5th grade students
        • Instructor: Angela Yamauchi, Ph.D., Tynkertopia Volunteer
        • Description: Practice basic drawing and painting, while learning about the art and science of perspective and color. While most of our time will be spent making mini masterpieces, we will also explore how we see colors, learn about the color wheel, and get creative with ink chromatography.
      • Beginning Chess 
        • Dates: September 10, 17, 24
        • Time: 1 – 2 PM
        • Class Fee: $25
        • Intended Audience: 2nd – 5th grade students
        • Instructor: Dr. Kyle Christie, Tynkertopia Volunteer
        • Description: Learn the rules of chess and improve your chess game by practicing with other beginning chess players with the guidance of an experienced Chess Coach.

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