Youth, Tween and Teen Classes

Spring Session

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 and for older teens, but learners of every stage are welcome and should contact instructors to determine the perfect class.

Visit San Francisco Recreation and Parks to register for classes and camps.

Arts & Crafts

Architects for the Land of the Tiny People

Create, design, build and furnish tiny worlds, secret lairs or clubhouses for your action figures, dolls, dinosaurs or critters. Where would they like to live? You are the architect- bring your clients (6″ or smaller) from home for scale, inspiration and play.

Course #:
30762
Day(s):
Wednesday
Dates:
10/13 – 11/3
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 10
Instructor:
Watanabe, Sarah
Fee:
Randall Member: $100
Non-member: $110

Artist Workshop

Learn cool studio skills as you create multimedia art. Experiment with building, printing, embossing, sculpting, painting and more. Every session and every class meeting, we workshop different projects, new techniques, materials and creative approaches. Take the class as often as you like?You will expand your technical skills and exercise your creative license every step of the way.

Course #:
30761
Day(s):
Tuesday
Dates:
10/12 – 11/30
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 13
Instructor:
Graham, Amy
Fee:
Randall Member: $185
Non-member: $195

Ceramics: The Spiral Way

We will use coils and swirls to create functional ware that already comes with a distinct and fun pattern. Make tiles, bowls, cups and soap dishes, You can expand your ideas into small sculptural objects, like castles, cars, monsters, funny faces and much more. Then, learn how to use underglazes and colorful glazes to enhance your work.

Course #:
30766
Day(s):
Tuesday
Dates:
10/19 – 11/23
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
9 – 14
Instructor:
Hinrichsen, Sonja
Fee:
Randall Member: $180
Non-member: $190

Ceramics: Fantastic Animals

Create your own collection of animals? real or surreal? drawn from fairy tales, your dreams and your wild imagination. We?ll explore slab, coil and pinching techniques to build our animals. Then, we?ll decorate our beautiful creations with colorful underglazes and put a shiny clear glaze over them.

Course #:
30767
Day(s):
Wednesday
Dates:
10/13 – 11/17
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
9 -14
Instructor:
Hinrichsen, Sonja
Fee:
Randall Member: $180
Non-member: $190

Interior Design for the Land of the Tiny People

Create your dream apartment in miniature! Try your hand at interior decorating as you design and build furniture, select textiles and décor and create a scale model of your ideal living space. Randall?s miniature enthusiasts will delve deeper into realism, scale, tool use, and design. Previous attendance in ?Architects for the Land of the Tiny People? is great but by no means necessary!

Course #:
30763
Day(s):
Wednesday
Dates:
11/10 – 12/8
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
9 – 13
Instructor:
Watanabe, Sarah
Fee:
Randall Member: $115
Non-member: $125

Inventions

Discover how levers, cranks and pulleys work. Use simple household materials, hardware and sculptural materials to create working inventions and kinetic sculpture with your own creative twist.

Course #:
30760
Day(s):
Monday
Dates:
10/18 – 12/13
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 11
Instructor:
Brest Van Kempen, Mark
Fee:
Randall Member: $270
Non-member: $280

Making Your Own Stuff!

Join us for crafting fun and games in the art room. Imagine and create your own toys, games, stuffies, puppets, bedroom decor, books, whacky pencil toppers, and more!.

Course #:
30764
Day(s):
Thursday
Dates:
10/14 – 11/18
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
6 – 8
Instructor:
Watanabe, Sarah
Fee:
Randall Member: $115
Non-member: $125

Woodworking: Building Beastly Abodes

Western Blue Birds, butterflies and bees would really like to move back to the City, and they are apartment hunting. Let?s build them some houses! Years ago, many different kinds of butterflies, bees and birds lived all over the Bay Area. But with urban development, their natural habitats were destroyed, and they were forced to relocate. Let?s bring them back! We?ll build specially designed houses for birds, bees and butterflies that you can take home. You?ll gain some basic carpentry skills along the way. Everyone will learn how to use hand tools like drills, hammers, tape measures, clamps and more.

Course #:
30765
Day(s):
Wednesday
Dates:
10/13 – 11/10
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
7 – 11
Instructor:
Ellis, Nancy
Fee:
Randall Member: $140
Non-member: $150

Science & Technology

Citizen Scientists

With the guidance of an experienced naturalist and advice from animal experts, Citizen Scientists will conduct their own research to learn about the plants and animals of Corona Heights. When we aren’t outside collecting data, we will be getting up close and personal with some of the museum’s resident animals. Have you ever wondered what a barn owl eats? Let’s dissect an owl pellet and find out! Have you ever wanted to help protect native plants? Let’s remove some invasive ivy and learn how to repurpose it! As a Citizen Scientist, you’ll create your own journal to record your findings, learn how to document which plants are found where, and monitor the wildlife that call the museum’s 11-acre grounds home.

Course #:
30770
Day(s):
Wednesday
Dates:
10/13 – 12/8
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
9 – 13
Instructor:
Bowser, Sarah Lynn
Fee:
Randall Member: $270
Non-member: $280

New Technologies:3D Printing (session one)

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.

Course #:
30774
Day(s):
Tuesday
Dates:
10/12 – 11/9
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 10
Instructor:
Dream, Joel
Fee:
Randall Member: $170
Non-member: $180

New Technologies:3D Printing (session two)

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.

Course #:
30775
Day(s):
Monday
Dates:
11/15 – 12/13
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 10
Instructor:
Dream, Joel
Fee:
Randall Member: $170
Non-member: $180

New Technologies: 3D Printed Robots

Build the epic robot only you can imagine! Using 3D design software TinkerCAD, you?ll develop your unique Robot design, and then 3D print your robot?s body parts using our MakerBot printers. You?ll learn about motors and circuitry and soldering to build your robot and remote control from scratch. Get hands- on with the build out: soldering circuits & parts, drilling, gluing and whatever else it takes to build your robot. The last day, we?ll have robot obstacle courses, robot battles, and other robot games. At the end of the course, students will keep their fantastic, one-of-a kind robots.

Course #:
30778
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
10/14 – 12/16
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
10 – 15
Instructor:
Dream, Joel
Fee:
Randall Member: $280
Non-member: $290

New Technologies: Inventor Lab (session one)

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.

Course #:
30771
Day(s):
Monday
Dates:
10/18 – 11/8
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 10
Instructor:
Dream, Joel
Fee:
Randall Member: $140
Non-member: $150

New Technologies: Inventor Lab (session two)

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.

Course #:
30773
Day(s):
Tuesday
Dates:
11/16 – 12/14
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 10
Instructor:
Dream, Joel
Fee:
Randall Member: $170
Non-member: $180

New Technologies: Scrapyard Robotics (session one)

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.

Boys Squad

Course #:
30776
Day(s):
Wednesday
Dates:
10/13 – 11/10
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
7 – 10
Instructor:
Dream, Joel
Fee:
Randall Member: $170
Non-member: $180

New Technologies: Scrapyard Robotics (session two)

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.

Course #:
30777
Day(s):
Wednesday
Dates:
11/17 – 12/15
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
7 – 10
Instructor:
Dream, Joel
Fee:
Randall Member: $170
Non-member: $180

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!

Course #:
30768
Day(s):
Friday
Dates:
10/15 – 12/17
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 11
Instructor:
Fahey, Blu
Fee:
Randall Member: $160
Non-member: $170

Teen Animal Care

Do you want to work with animals? Learn how to care for the Museum?s wild animals. You?ll learn animal biology, ecology and husbandry. This class is a prerequisite for volunteering in the animal exhibit.

Course #:
30772
Day(s):
Thursday
Dates:
10/7 – 11/18
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
13 – 19
Instructor:
TBD
Fee:
Randall Member: $135
Non-member: $145

Young Naturalists

Have you ever touched the scales of a snake, followed the pawprints of a coyote, or heard the call of a Swainson’s Hawk? Would you like to get up close and personal with some of California’s native wildlife? In this class, we?ll learn how to listen and where to look (using our own handmade binoculars!), when observing wildlife. We will record our observations, thoughts, and sketches in our own handmade nature journals. And we?ll learn how to use our knowledge and passion to help protect and improve our environment, becoming empowered stewards for California’s natural resources.

Course #:
30769
Day(s):
Tuesday
Dates:
10/12 – 12/7
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
7 – 9
Instructor:
Bowser, Sarah Lynn
Fee:
Randall Member: $270
Non-member: $280
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