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.

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Art

Art Making and Social Practice

Can art change lives? We’ll explore community art and art activism together, with a focus on global warming. Can we help raise awareness about the need to reduce our global footprint, as individuals and communities, through the art we make? Kids ages 8-13 are invited to collaborate and design an art/community interface using traditional and digital new media tools. Blogs, posters, sculptures, Instagram and installations, paintbrushes, computers and laser cutters. Who knows where we’ll go?

Course #:
25945
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
3/20 – 5/15 (no class 4/24)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 13
Instructor:
TBA
Fee:
Randall Member: $235
Non-member: $245

Artist Workshop

Learn cool studio skills as you create multimedia art. Experiment with building, printing, embossing, painting and more. Practice your skills making projects designed by the instructor. Later in the class, you’ll use your artistic license to develop your own unique art pieces.

Course #:
25791
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
3/18 – 5/6
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
6 – 12
Instructor:
Amy Graham
Fee:
Randall Member: $145
Non-member: $155

Mosaics Galore!

Become mosaic obsessed! Discover the ancient art of mosaics while creating art that’s both beautiful and functional. You’ll be introduced to a wide range of mosaic skills and techniques, learn about design, color and texture and have plenty of opportunity to express your creativity in a fun and supportive environment. You’ll come away with several finished pieces such as mirrors, a mosaic panel and colorfully patterned stepping stones.

Course #:
25620
Day(s):
Mondays
Dates:
3/23 – 5/4
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
9 – 13
Instructor:
Beverly Shalom
Fee:
Randall Member: $220
Non-member: $230

Ceramics

Ceramics – Randall Clay Club

There is nothing like the tactile nature of clay to stimulate a child’s imagination and creativity. Participants in the Randall Museum Clay Club tackle a variety of fun projects to address both functional and sculptural concerns. Students practice basic clay building skills making projects such as animals, self portraits, and a set of cups for the whole family. Slab, coil and pinching methods plus a range of decoration techniques in colors, glazes and textures will be covered. The instructor facilitates a safe and supportive learning environment and the projects are designed for the club cubs to learn problem-solving, experience positive peer relationships, and above all, discover the joy of self-expression.

Course #:
25868
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
3/26 – 5/21 (no class 4/16)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
6 -12
Instructor:
Crystal Kamoroff
Fee:
Randall Member: $164
Non-member: $174
Course #:
25869
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
4/8 – 5/20
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
6 – 12
Instructor:
Tomoko Nakazato
Fee:
Randall Member: $146
Non-member: $156

Clayhood

Childhood is a magic time to discover working with clay. You will learn to work with coils, slabs and pinched clay. Play, practice and take a moment to work with your hands in a satisfying medium where you can create objects of function and beauty.

Course #:
25870
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
3/21 – 5/23 (no class 4/25, 5/2)
Times:
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Ages:
6 – 12
Instructor:
Crystal Kamoroff
Fee:
Randall Member: $120
Non-member: $130

Science & Technology

Castles and Dragons: Art & Engineering

Build epic castles, moving drawbridges, catapults and magical creatures that move, spring into action and whirl. This hybrid class will challenge your imagination and hone your thinking and your making skills as you learn to solve engineering, woodworking, and assorted fabrication challenges.

Course #:
25668
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
3/20 – 5/15 (no class 4/24)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
7 – 10
Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $155
Non-member: $165

Marine Science

Do you love the ocean? Then dive into the world of Marine Science! Learn about our oceans, the animals that live in them and the importance of a balanced ecosystem. You’ll create marine inspired crafts, conduct experiments and meet some live ocean invertebrates.

Course #:
25892
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
3/18 – 4/29 (no class 4/1)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
10 – 14
Instructor:
Romina Benedict
Fee:
Randall Member: $118
Non-member: $128

New Technologies: Creative Electronics

What if your bike helmet could sense when it’s getting dark and light up? What if your clothes had fiber optic lights with colors that responded your heart rate? They can! In this class, you’ll learn how to create interactive electronic circuits and how to work with sensors, lights and programmable controls. Basic supplies and laptops are provided for students to use during class.

Course #:
25621
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
3/21 – 5/16
Times:
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Ages:
10 – 13
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $240
Non-member: $250

New Technologies: DIY Robotics

Build your own Robot from scratch, using commonly found scrap parts and circuitry components! You’ll learn about electricity, circuitry, sensors, motors, LEDS and resistors as well as how read a basic schematic and how to solder in this fun, inventive and empowering class.

Course #:
25639
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
3/19 – 5/14
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
10 – 13
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $255
Non-member: $265

New Technologies: Intro to 3D Printing

Explore the awesome world of 3D printing! In this fun class, you’ll learn to design and 3D print your own creations. You’ll learn to use TinkerCad, a simple 3D modeling program, to design your own three dimensional objects. Then, you’ll learn how to set up and operate our MakerBot Replicator 3D printers. Expect to get very hands-on as you create a series of small projects throughout the class. You will grow in confidence and expand your digital and creative skillsets.

Course #:
25629
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
3/21 – 4/18
Times:
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 9
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $150
Non-member: $160
Course #:
25630
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
5/2 – 5/16
Times:
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Ages:
10 – 13
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $100
Non-member: $110

New Technologies: Kids’ Laser Cutting

Learn to how to use a laser cutter to create fun projects like puzzles, maps, bookmarks, and more. With a laser cutter, you can cut, etch and engrave designs on a wide range of materials, like wood, paper, cardboard and acrylic. Make a crazy puzzle. Or cut out some gears and make your own fidget spinner! You’ll learn basic graphics software and laser cutting and engraving techniques, along with simple construction techniques as you make a series of small projects that you can take home.

Course #:
25631
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
3/25 – 5/20
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 11
Instructor:
Twiggy Chen
Fee:
Randall Member: $265
Non-member: $275

New Technologies: Makey Makey Lab

This class is especially fun for younger students who are curious about programming and electronics. We’ll explore the creative possibilities of Makey Makey, an electronics invention tool that allows us to connect ordinary objects to a computer. Make a banana sing! Turn your friends into piano keys! While making fun projects like these, you’ll learn about circuits, sensors and programming. This is a project based introductory workshop: no electronics experience or programming is necessary. Basic supplies and laptops are provided for students to use during the workshop.

Course #:
25633
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
3/21 – 4/18
Times:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages:
7 – 9
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $150
Non-member: $160
Course #:
25634
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
5/2 – 5/23
Times:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages:
7 – 9
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $110
Non-member: $100

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 #:
25635
Day(s):
Mondays
Dates:
3/23 – 5/18 (no class 4/20, 4/27)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
10 – 12
Instructor:
Michael Wong
Fee:
Randall Member: $245
Non-member: $255
Course #:
25636
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
3/20 – 5/22 (no class 4/24)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
10 – 12
Instructor:
Michael Wong
Fee:
Randall Member: $245
Non-member: $255

New Technologies: Scrapyard Robotics

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

Course #:
25637
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
3/17 – 4/14
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
7 – 9
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $145
Non-member: $155
Course #:
25638
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
4/21 – 5/12 (no class 4/21, 4/28)
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
7 – 9
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $120
Non-member: $130

Rocketmobiles

Blast off your own rolling rocket in this class that blends art, science, and engineering. As you design, problem-solve and strategize, you’ll invent your own working launch-able creation that shoots, races and rolls. Build, tinker and play with your invention every day. Participants from both the Girls Squad and Boys Squad will be learning together.

Boys Squad

Course #:
25795
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
3/17 – 5/5 (no class 4/31)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 12
Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $130
Non-member: $140

Girls Squad

Course #:
25796
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
3/17 – 5/5 (no class 4/31)
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 12
Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $130
Non-member: $140

Woodworking

After School Furniture Making

Students will gain both general woodworking and design skills by making a small piece of furniture with their own two hands. Students are introduced to the practical skills associated with furniture making: design, material selection, shop safety, building, assembly, attention to detail, and finishing techniques. We will learn to use measuring devices, handsaws, clamps, power drills, the drill press and the band saw. Creativity, fun, team work, and accomplishment will be equally encouraged throughout the building process. Students will leave the class with many new skills and a piece of furniture that they will be able to use for a lifetime.

Course #:
25617
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
3/24 – 5/19
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 12
Instructor:
Amy Graham
Fee:
Randall Member: $175
Non-member: $185

Kids’ Woodworking

Learn basic woodworking skills. Build toys, tool boxes or simple furniture like a bench or a stool. Learn to solve 3-D problems and work with some power tools and hand tools. Creativity, craft skills, teamwork and lots of fun will be encouraged.

Course #:
25619
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
3/26 – 5/21
Times:
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages:
8 – 12
Instructor:
Will Koehler
Fee:
Randall Member: $175
Non-member: $185

Woodcarving for Kids

This is an introduction to woodcarving for youth with an emphasis on safety; students can take this class more than once. First timers start by carving a simple low relief design using traditional hand carving methods. We learn about basic properties of wood, what each tool does, and how to use those tools safely. After completing the beginning project, students are encouraged to express their individual artistic vision and can choose between several different projects that will further develop their new skills. Advanced students will work on individualized projects tailored to their interests.

Course #:
25652
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
4/8 – 5/20
Times:
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages:
8 – 12
Instructor:
Sheri Tharp
Fee:
Randall Member: $180
Non-member: $190
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