[SPRiNG BREAK] JC Fab KIDS – Tangram Book-Making – Thurs. Apr. 9 & Fri. Apr. 10

Join us here for another spectacular JCFabKIDS maker opportunity — we’re leading 2 days of storybook creation that will challenge and delight your child. This is no ordinary story making class. Kids will use their storytelling savvy and then take it far beyond. Participants will use Tangrams — an ancient puzzle game with endless solutions and subtleties. There’s nothing like taking basic geometric shapes and creating forms out of them. This is creativity, math, spacial relations, visualization, and puzzle solving all wrapped into one.

AND there’s more… Kids will actually construct a story book from Laser Cut materials.

  • They’ll hit go on the Laser Cutter / Engraver and make their own Tangram puzzle pieces out of durable materials like wood or acrylic, and other materials.
  • They’ll create and assemble a book… they’ll do the handwork and get assistance from our JC Fab Lab Teaching Techs and assemble a proper book using basic book construction and assembly techniques… this will be a family keepsake for certain, and will open a world of handcraft work that will help your kids understand and appreciate how books are made and constructed.
  • They’ll take their design from digital to something they can hold. This is a tremendously valuable thing for kids to understand in today’s world of digital and the prolific trends of big box stores and far-too-disposable consumer goods.

For more information visit: http://jcfablab.com/events/

Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1NKe5cQ

JC Fab KIDS Woodshop Class – The Kaleidoscope Camera – Sat. April 11, 2:00PM

JC FAB KIDS latest woodworking craft workshop (ages 8-12… younger and older kids can join as well). NOTE: this is a 3hr workshop that involves woodworking, art/craft, and the science of optics! Participants will create a durable wooden camera toy with a different kind of ‘lens’ — a kaleidoscope. Get away from all things digital for this afternoon project. Your kids will learn basic woodworking skills including sawing, finishing, and hammering / nailing.

PLUS, we’ll explore the basics of kaleidoscopes. Your kids will take home wonderful insights into a world of optics with endless possibilities. And we’ve designed this project so kids can take it home, create more kaleidoscopes, and swap them in and out. Plus participants can decorate their project and make it their own. Please be prepared to get messy: dress appropriately. Please noteNo Drop-offs for this class without prior arrangements w/JC Fab Lab… since this is a woodshop class, we encourage parents/guardians to be here to work with their kids on some aspects of this project. They’ll work independently for nearly all of this workshop.

For more information visit: http://jcfablab.com/events/

Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1akAxv5