Show Off What You Make!
Community Art Project
Sewing: Light-up Backpacks
The Workshop is The Works Museum’s new creative space for families.
Whether you’ve got a young maker in your home who likes sewing, building, art, carpentry, and making in general or are looking for a great weekend family activity, classes in The Workshop are for you. Work together with your child to produce a stop-motion animation video together, or work side by side as you each create your own LED Sign, perfect for your room or home office. Enjoy quality time together, learn a new skill (or enjoy using a favorite talent), and make a project to take home.
Most classes in The Workshop are designed for an adult and child pair, with the option to add a third person to your pair. Please note that all classes are for ages 9 and up. Where noted, children may take the class without an adult participant. If not participating in the class, an adult should remain at the Museum for the class duration but may be on the Museum floor or in the lunchroom.
What’s Happening in The Workshop:
Drop-in The Workshop during open hours through March 12 to participate in our Engineering Olympics. Try your hand at five challenges designed to test your engineering mettle. Complete them all and select a prize. These activities are included in your admission and are open to all ages.
Registration-required classes for kids ages 9 to 99. See details below.
Museum admission is included with your registration fee.
It’s time to melt some metal! Come create a personalized pendant that can be turned into a necklace, bracelet, or keychain. You’ll learn to use a soldering iron to create a framed glass pendant that is all your own. Makes a great gift! Adults are encouraged, but not required, to attend with their child. Price per participant is $18. Member price is $16.20.
Saturday, 3/17: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 3/27: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 3/27: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stop-Motion Animation – Adult and Child Class
Discover the magic of making movies together! You and your young engineer will work together to become stop-motion filmmakers- design a set, pick out characters, and create a story that’s all your own. Each pair will take home their video creations to keep and to share. Price per person is $25, you must register as an adult/child pair, up to two additional people (children or adults) can join your pair. Member price is $22.50 per person.
Thursday, 3/29: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Paperclip Circuit Art
Transform office supplies into a personal masterpiece. Incorporate lights and switches into your own work of art, perfect for decorating your wall, your locker, your home office, or your bedside table. Adults are encouraged, but not required, to attend with their child. Price per participant is $18. Member price is $16.20.
Friday, 3/30: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friday, 3/30: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Create a lamp that lights up an origami figure while getting an introduction to many basic tools. Build a circuit, learn to solder, use a drill, fold origami, and more! Adults are encouraged, but not required, to attend with their child. Price per participant is $12. Member price is $10.80.
Monday, 4/2: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Monday, 4/2: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
LED Backpacks – Adult and Child Class
Learn to use a sewing machine to create a backpack from scratch! Once your backpack is made, you’ll use conductive thread to connect a string of lights that turns on when your bag opens, and turns off when it is closed. Price per person is $75, you must register as an adult/child pair, up to two additional people (children or adults) can join your pair. Member price is $67.50 per person.
Wednesday, 4/4: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (includes 1 hour of break time)
Get coding with Arduino! What’s an Arduino? It’s an electronics platform that can gather information from sensors and switches and control things like motors, lights, and more. Learn the basics of working with this popular little device, and make your own Arduino creation! Adults are encouraged, but not required, to attend with their child. Price per participant is $40. Member price is $36.
Friday, 4/6: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Policies/FAQs for The Workshop:
- 10 or more days before class start date, 50% of the class fee will be refunded OR you can receive a voucher for the full amount to be used for future classes.
- 5-10 days before class start date, you will receive a voucher for the full amount to be used for future classes.
- 5, or fewer, days before class start date, no refunds or vouchers will be issued.
- If we must cancel a class due to low enrollment or other circumstances, we will refund your registration in full.
Questions about classes in The Workshop? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can my child attend on their own? Some classes require an adult/child pair. Other classes are suitable for kids to take without an adult; however, an adult must stay on site for the duration of the class. Check the class description for the class you are interested in to see if it is one that allows children to attend alone.
Can I just watch my child take the class? If it’s a class that children can take without an adult, you are welcome to observe the class from outside the glass gate.