Spring 2024 Session

Priority Registration for Members: Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am
Registration for General Public: Saturday, March 2, 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

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*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

Artist Workshop

Learn cool studio skills as you create multimedia art. Experiment with building, printing, embossing, sculpting, painting and more. Every section 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 #:
39215
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
3/26/24 – 5/21/24
(9 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 12
Instructor:
Amy Graham
Fee:
Randall Member: $215
Non-member: $225
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 #:
39224
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
4/17/24 – 5/22/24
(6 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 #:
39216
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
3/19/24 – 5/14/24
No class 4/9/24
(8 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
10 – 13
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton
Fee:
Randall Member: $200
Non-member: $210
Location:
Randall Museum – Ceramics Lab
Section Two
Course #:
39218
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
3/20/24 – 5/15/24
No class 4/10/24
(8 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
6 – 7
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton
Fee:
Randall Member: $200
Non-member: $210
Location:
Randall Museum – Ceramics Lab
Section Three
Course #:
39217
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
3/21/24 – 5/16/24
No class 4/11/24
(8 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 9
Instructor:
Crystal Kamoroff
Fee:
Randall Member: $200
Non-member: $210
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 build 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 #:
39241
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
3/19/24 – 5/7/24
(8 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
6 – 8
Instructor:
Donna Di Meo
Fee:
Randall Member: $185
Non-member: $195
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop
Section Two
Course #:
39242
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
3/20/24 – 5/15/24
No class 4/11/24
(8 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
9 – 12
Instructor:
Daniel Mollet
Fee:
Randall Member: $185
Non-member: $195
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 #:
39225
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
3/19/24 – 5/14/24
(9 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 9
Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $215
Non-member: $225
Location:
Randall Museum – Science Studio
Section Two
Course #:
39226
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
3/21/24 – 4/18/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
6 – 7
Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $115
Non-member: $125
Location:
Randall Museum – Art Studio
Section Three
Course #:
39256
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
4/25/24 – 5/23/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
6 – 7
Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $115
Non-member: $125
Location:
Randall Museum – Art Studio

New Technologies: Creative Mechatronics

Are you somebody who loves learning new things? Are you excited for the challenge of leveling up your brain with awesome new skills that enable you to bring amazing mechatronic creations to life? In this class you’ll learn how create kinetic art by using electronics, sensors and programming to interact with motors, lights and objects. We will design, simulate and program circuits on the computer and then actually build them in the real world. We will learn the basics of designing, reading and making circuitry on breadboards, including soldering and other fabrication techniques. We’ll cover a lot of fascinating science and technical material including some coding. We’ll write code to instruct the Arduino microcomputers that we’ll use to control our circuits. No previous experience is necessary. Kids who have taken this class before will have fun with new challenges and creative explorations. The only prerequisite is curiosity and the desire to learn new things. At the end of the workshop, everyone will take home their own creative electronic art project.

Course #:
39260
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
3/19/24 – 5/21/24
(10 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
10 – 13
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $355
Non-member: $365
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 #:
39229
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
3/20/24 – 4/17/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 9
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $180
Non-member: $190
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage
Section Two
Course #:
39261
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
4/24/24 – 5/22/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 9
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $180
Non-member: $190
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 #:
39231
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
3/21/24 – 4/18/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 9
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $180
Non-member: $190
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage
Section Two
Course #:
39263
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
4/25/24 – 5/23/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
10 – 11
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $180
Non-member: $190
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.

Course #:
39227
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
3/22/24 – 5/24/24
No class 4/19/24
(9 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
9 – 11
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $310
Non-member: $320
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.

Course #:
39262
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
3/22/24 – 5/17/24
No class 4/19/24
(8 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
10 – 13
Instructor:
Michael Wong
Fee:
Randall Member: $255
Non-member: $265
Location:
Randall Museum – Redwood Buckley Room

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 #:
39236
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
3/22/24 – 5/24/24
No class 4/19/24
(9 meetings)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 10
Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $215
Non-member: $225
Location:
Randall Museum – Art Studio

New Technologies: Laser Cut Your Spirit Animal!

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.

Course #:
39259
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
4/27/24 – 5/11/24
(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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