After-School

Fall 2017
October 3 – December 14

Online registration closes one week prior to first class, but spaces may still be available.

Please call 301-897-5437 to register after that date.

KID’s after-school programs give kids the chance to experiment, create and experience something new. Multi-week sessions are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Grade Levels
K – 1st / 2nd – 4th / 5th – 7th

Price $330 members; $370 nonmembers

Session Length
10-Weeks (No class Thanksgiving week)

Time
4:30 – 6:00
4:30 – 5:30  Kinder Coders

Sewing - Textiles

Tuesdays, October 3 - December 12

Maker Mania

2nd – 4th grade

Let’s get making! Dive into everything KID Museum has to offer—use power tools in the woodshop, learn to code using Scratch, design an object for 3D-printing, sew your own superhero costumes, and fabricate a wooden sketchbook. Get certified in each of our Maker Studios (Woodshop, Fab Lab, Textiles, and Electronics), and become eligible for weekend Open Build sessions.

Maker Educator:  Elvin
Class Size:  6

KID City: 3D Design & Print

5th – 7th grade

Learn to model a city in 3D! Create all the elements of a city–buildings, transportation systems, roads, and more. Try out different software to design your objects for 3D printing.

Maker Educator:  Benjamin
Class Size:  8

Wednesdays, October 4 - December 13

Kinder Coders

K – 1st grade

Coding for the younger set! Kinder Coders features developmentally-appropriate tools like KIBO Robotics and ScratchJr, as well as many “unplugged” games, activities, and open-ended play to introduce and enforce important concepts in robotics and programming. 4:30 – 5:30 (1 hour)

Maker Educator:  Amanda
Class Size: 8

Woodcraft 101

2nd – 4th grade

Learn how to use tools and gain new skills in our woodshop. Design, build, and decorate wooden and mixed-media projects that are fun, practical, or both. Participants will also receive Level 1 woodshop certification, making them eligible for weekend workshops and open build sessions. Closed-toe shoes required.

Maker Educator:  Ram
Class Size: 6

Build a Pinball Machine

5th – 7th grade

Design and build your own pinball machine. Add flippers, drain, and plunger to a wood body, and then incorporate bumpers, ramps, electronics, and other elements, like a unique backboard. This class provides a basic overview of power-tools, hand tools, electronics, and mechanisms.

Maker Educator:  Benjamin
Class Size: 6

Thursdays, October 5 - December 14

KIDs Code Club

2nd – 4th grade

Learn the basics of computer programming while creating your own animated stories, interactive projects, video games, and robotic structures. We’ll use Scratch and other exciting, developmentally-appropriate programming tools. This class is perfect for beginner and intermediate programmers.

Maker Educators:  Liza, Amanda
Class Size: 8

Intro to Garment Sewing

5th – 7th grade

Learn to sew a skirt or a pair of pajama pants from scratch! Work with a wide variety of sewing tools and notions. You’ll also learn how to read a commercial sewing pattern, choose appropriate fabrics, cut out pattern pieces, and use a sewing machine to assemble and finish a garment.

Maker Educator:  Emily
Class Size: 6

Build a Ukulele

5th – 7th grade

Make a cigar-box ukulele and learn to play it. Use a saw, drill and other woodworking tools to build a uke, and and gain some luthier skills as we fine-tune the parts. With just a few chords you can play almost any pop song–better yet, you’ll write songs of your own.

Note: No class October 12th, final class will take place on December 21st.
Materials fee: $40

Maker Educator:  Karen
Class Size: 6