Fall 2024 Session

Priority Registration for Members: Saturday, August 3rd at 10:00 am
Registration for General Public: Saturday, August 17th at 10:00 am

Youth classes are an exciting opportunity for kids and young teens to learn new skills, pursue their creative interests, and have lots of fun! The Randall Museum has a variety of classes aimed at kids who are trying something for the first time or who want to get more practice in subjects such as woodworking, robotics, ceramics, and more. Class levels are designed to provide an encouraging and friendly environment for younger kids and for teens, but learners of every stage are welcome and should contact the museum to determine the perfect class.

Registration

Randall Museum Friends member registration is one week earlier than public registration and members receive a $10 discount. Become a member today!*

*Must become a member by the day before member registration to take advantage of benefits.

Note: The classes below are sorted by the day they meet

Arts & Crafts

Zhuzh It! Personalize Your Look

Express yourself through your own personalized fashion flair. We’ll sketch designs, learn punch needle and basic embroidery techniques, create iron-on patches, pin-on buttons and more! Students will receive a reusable tote bag to embellish and are encouraged to bring clothing from home to create their own personalized looks.

Section One
Course #:
41131
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
9/3/24 – 10/1/24
(9 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
9 – 12
Instructor:
Sarah Watanabe & Brom McCollough
Fee:
Randall Member: $135
Non-member: $145
Location:
Randall Museum – Science Studio
Section Two
Course #:
41132
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
10/22/24 – 11/19/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
9 – 12
Instructor:
Sarah Watanabe & Brom McCollough
Fee:
Randall Member: $135
Non-member: $145
Location:
Randall Museum – Science Studio

Colorful Printmaking

Make a million prints! Paint, carve, college, draw and roll to make monoprints, foam prints and block prints. Explore color theory and learn how to express yourself effectively with color. We’ll explore the effects of complementary colors and we’ll practice mixing, tinting, toning and layering ink and paint. We’ll learn to make and use color wheels and grey scales. Then we’ll combine our expanded understanding of color with our new printmaking skills to create dynamic, expressive prints.

Section One
Course #:
41142
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
9/24/24 – 11/19/24
(9 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 12
Instructor:
Amy Graham
Fee:
Randall Member: $230
Non-member: $240
Location:
Randall Museum – Art Studio

Interior Designers for the Land of the Tiny People

Have fun imagining and creating any interior space in miniature – a “Cat Cafe”, your dream clubhouse, or maybe your future home! Try your hand at interior decorating as you design and build furniture, select textiles and décor and create a scale models from our ample collection of crafting supplies and repurposed items. Previous attendance in Architects for the Land of the Tiny People is great but by no means necessary.

Section One
Course #:
41081
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
9/4/24 – 10/2/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
9 – 12
Instructor:
Sarah Watanabe
Fee:
Randall Member: $135
Non-member: $145
Location:
Randall Museum – Art Studio
Section Two
Course #:
41248
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
10/23/24 – 11/20/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
9 – 12
Instructor:
Sarah Watanabe
Fee:
Randall Member: $135
Non-member: $145
Location:
Randall Museum – Art Studio

Ceramics

Ceramics – Randall Clay Club

Participants in the Randall Museum Clay Club tackle a variety of fun projects to address both functional & sculptural concerns. You’ll practice basic clay building skills as you make projects like animal figurines, self portraits, cups, boxes, bowls and much more. Slab, coil, and pinching methods and a range of decorative texturing and glazing techniques will be explored.

Section One
Course #:
41072
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
9/10/24 – 11/19/24
(11 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
6 – 7
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton
Fee:
Randall Member: $295
Non-member: $305
Location:
Randall Museum – Ceramics Lab
Section Two
Course #:
41074
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
9/11/24 – 11/20/24
(11 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 9
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton
Fee:
Randall Member: $295
Non-member: $305
Location:
Randall Museum – Ceramics Lab
Section Three
Course #:
41073
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
9/12/24 – 11/21/24
(11 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
10 – 13
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton
Fee:
Randall Member: $295
Non-member: $305
Location:
Randall Museum – Ceramics Lab

Woodworking

Woodworking for Kids

Do you like to make things? You’ll learn basic woodworking skills in this class by building toys, tool boxes or simple furniture like a bench or a stool! Learn to solve 3D problems, use measuring devices, and how to safely use some power tools and hand tools. Creativity, craft skills, teamwork and lots of fun are all equally encouraged.

Section One
Course #:
41104
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
9/10/24 – 10/15/24
(6 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
6 – 8
Instructor:
Donna Di Meo
Fee:
Randall Member: $135
Non-member: $145
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop
Section Two
Course #:
41105
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
10/22/24 – 11/19/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
6 – 8
Instructor:
Donna Di Meo
Fee:
Randall Member: $135
Non-member: $145
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Science & Technology

Mad Scientists Mashup!

Join us Mad Scientists as we explore the physical sciences by building, experimenting and fiercely mashing up the boundaries between art and science. Pop rockets, build catapults and experience the awesome power of rubberbands! Perform chemical experiments in the kitchen and then eat them! Sculpt erupting volcanos! Uncover the mysteries of color, light and electricity — and much, much more!

Section One
Course #:
41082
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
9/10/24 – 10/8/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
6 – 7
Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $135
Non-member: $145
Location:
Randall Museum – Redwood Buckley Room
Section Two
Course #:
41084
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
10/15/24 – 11/19/24
(5 meetings)
No class 11/5/24
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
6 – 7
Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $135
Non-member: $145
Location:
Randall Museum – Redwood Buckley Room
Section Three
Course #:
41083
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
9/12/24 – 10/10/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 9
Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $135
Non-member: $145
Location:
Randall Museum – Redwood Buckley Room
Section Four
Course #:
41145
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
10/17/24 – 11/21/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 9
Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $155
Non-member: $165
Location:
Randall Museum – Redwood Buckley Room

Biodiversity: Surveying Corona Heights

The Randall’s beautiful hillside home, Corona Heights, is one of the few remaining intact tracts of native habitat in the City. Surrounded by development on all sides, this plot of chaparral and grassland biome offers sanctuary to a wide variety of native plants and animals. Home to alligator lizards, arboreal salamanders, coast garter snakes, coyotes, various birds and countless insects, the amount of wildlife on these 16 acres of natural area is amazing. Join Randall Museum’s animal exhibit curator and naturalist Zach Lim as we learn how to survey for native reptiles and amphibians, identify native plants, search for invertebrates, and reflect on the natural world around us.

Section One
Course #:
41140
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
9/4/24 – 10/9/24
(6 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
11 – 14
Instructor:
Zachary Lim
Fee:
Randall Member: $155
Non-member: $165
Location:
Randall Museum – Redwood Buckley Room

Tiny, Tough Tardigrades

Tardigrades can survive in any environment from the bottom of the Ocean to the vacuum of Space. The reason they survive is through a type of cryptobiosis called anhydrobiosis (without water), which is an interesting phenomena that scientists are trying to study to help preserve other living materials like blood samples and organ tissues. Our young scientists will learn how to create a detailed procedure, collect and analyze samples, write a report and contribute to a greater study of Tardigrades. Katherine is an experienced researcher and loves to teach science to folks of all ages.

Section One
Course #:
41135
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
10/16/24 – 11/13/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Ages:
11 – 14
Instructor:
Katherine Galeas Veliz
Fee:
Randall Member: $135
Non-member: $145
Location:
Randall Museum – Science Studio

Birding and Building

In the middle of this busy city our local hill, Corona Heights, is a refuge for birds. More than 60 bird species are found here regularly. Join us as we explore this windy cliffside in search of birds. Led by expert ornithologist, Dominik Mosur, we’ll search for nesting birds, fly-through migrants and the wintering visitors that call our city home for at least part of the year. On the hill, we’ll focus on visual identification, sound identification and habitat recognition, and we’ll learn to take good field notes. For the second half of each class meeting, we’ll move into the shop. Working with Animal Exhibit Curator Nick Barkley, we’ll draw on our field notes to design and build species-appropriate bird houses

Section One
Course #:
41141
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
9/12/24 – 10/17/24
(6 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
11 – 14
Instructor:
Nick Barkley & Dom Mosur
Fee:
Randall Member: $155
Non-member: $165
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Rocketmobiles

Blast off your own flying rocketmobiles! Design and build unique launchable rockets that shoot, race and roll. Make a monster truck that actually flies. Work with tools to take stuff apart, reshape materials, and rebuild into your own imaginative designs. Experiment, test, tinker, and play. Build spaceships that light up, flying rocketmobiles and even airborne astronauts… all rocket powered!

Section One
Course #:
41099
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
9/13/24 – 11/22/24
(10 meetings)
No class 10/18/24
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 10
Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $255
Non-member: $265
Location:
Randall Museum – Art Studio

Science

New Technologies: Crazy Stuff that Moves!

Can you imagine building fantastic machines, buildings, sculpture or creatures that move? Join us as we creatively and playfully explore how to use motors and gears to make kinetic objects. We’ll use 3D design software to develop, lay out & 3D print gear systems that will actuate moving parts. We’ll use basic electronic circuitry to power small motors, we’ll use the Universal 660 laser cutter to make parts as needed, and we’ll incorporate other materials and found objects into our designs. With a focus on kinetic systems, 3d design and creative play, everyone will have fun creating crazy things that move!

Section One
Course #:
41146
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
9/10/24 – 11/19/24
(11 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
10 – 14
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $435
Non-member: $445
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage

New Technologies: Scrapyard Robotics

Do you like to figure out how things work? Do you enjoy building things? In this fun class at the Randall Museum, you’ll design and build your own robot from scratch using scrap parts, motors and common circuitry components. You’ll learn about gears, motors, sensors, LEDs, how electricity works and much more. Creativity, invention, problem solving and teamwork are emphasized.

Section One
Course #:
41092
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
9/11/24 – 10/16/24
(6 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 9
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $235
Non-member: $245
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage
Section Two
Course #:
41093
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
10/23/24 – 11/20/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
10 – 11
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $200
Non-member: $210
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage

New Technologies:3D Printing

Explore the awesome world of 3D printing and modeling! You’ll start right in designing and building your own simple three-dimensional objects in TinkerCad, a 3D modeling program. Then you’ll export your files to our MakerBot Replicator 3D printers, and learn how to finish & refine the printed objects. Your creative, design and digital skillsets will expand as you refine your designs through prototypes and revisions.

Section One
Course #:
41085
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
9/12/24 – 10/17/24
(6 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 10
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $235
Non-member: $245
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage
Section Two
Course #:
41119
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
10/24/24 – 11/21/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
10 – 13
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $200
Non-member: $210
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage

New Technologies: Inventor Lab

Are you curious about electronics? Would you enjoy turning your friends into piano keys, making your pencil sing or turning your stuffed animals into doorbells? We’ll work on fun projects like these using Makey Makey, an electronics invention tool that lets us connect ordinary objects to a computer, and then, make them do unusual things! Along the way, we’ll learn about circuits, sensors & even a bit of programming.

Section One
Course #:
41087
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
9/13/24 – 10/11/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 9
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $190
Non-member: $200
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage
Section Two
Course #:
41088
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
10/25/24 – 11/22/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 9
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $190
Non-member: $200
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage

New Technologies: Robotics Workshop

Use LEGO Mindstorms EV3 technologies to play robot games in this fun and engaging class. Robot engineers will write “Apps” to make robots do cool tasks! Learn programming, engineering and problem solving using our robotic system. We will start with prebuilt robots and progressively modify and adapt them for games and challenges such as robot races, robot bumper cars, robot baseball, robot tag and robot soccer. Mindstorm Robot kits and laptops are provided for students to use in class. This class has progressive learning. Students who miss more than one class without the instructor’s permission will be dropped with no refund.

Section One
Course #:
41091
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
9/13/24 – 11/8/24
(8 meetings)
No class 10/18/24
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
10 – 13
Instructor:
Michael Wong
Fee:
Randall Member: $235
Non-member: $245
Location:
Randall Museum – Redwood Buckley Room

New Technologies: Laser Cut Animals & More!

Create a silhouette model of your favorite animal using laser cutting! We’ll start with a group discussion about which animal best represents each of us. Then we’ll find or draw an animal outline design we each like. We’ll adapt it using simple line drawing software (Inkscape), to enable us to laser cut our personalized animal outline out of plywood. Then, we’ll make a simple base for it. As time allows, we can color and decorate them, and even learn how to adapt our design to make stencils for painting, key rings for gifts, and more. This is a fun, easy way to gain experience with basic design software and the use of precision maker tools. No previous experience necessary.

Section One
Course #:
41089
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
9/21/24 – 11/5/24
(3 meetings)
Times:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages:
10 – 13
Instructor:
Tom Steele
Fee:
Randall Member: $115
Non-member: $125
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage
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