Youth, Tween and Teen Classes

Winter Session

Randall Museum youth classes provide excellent opportunities for young people to expand their creativity, design, science investigation and collaboration skills in a controlled environment. Look for weekend after-school classes that challenge and entertain enthusiastic young people. Youth classes are unique, and are taught by experienced Randall Museum staff. Classes enroll no more than ten students, allowing for greater individual attention and more impactful experiences.

Randall Museum Friends member registration is one week earlier than public registration and members receive a $5 discount. Become a member today!*

 

*Must become a member by the day before member registration to take advantage of benefits.

Visit San Francisco Recreation and Parks to register for classes and camps.

Classes Return to the Randall Museum January 2018

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Kids’ Art Workshop

Kids’ Art Workshop is a process-based, hands-on, multimedia art experience that investigates drawing, painting, sculpture and more. Young artists will get creative with a wide range of art materials, including recycled and repurposed materials such as cardboard, wire, wood and paper. Please wear clothes for getting messy! No class 2/17.

Instructor:
José Iniguez
Fee:
Randall Member: $95
Non-member: $100
Course Number:
#12417
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Saturdays1/20 – 3/31 – 2:30 pm6 – 11Y.Register

 

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.

Instructor:
Tomoko Nakazato
Fee:
Randall Member: $126
Non-member: $131
Course Number:
#12405 – Wednesdays
#12404 – Thursdays
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Wednesdays1/17 – 3/74- 5:30 pm6 – 12 yrs.Register
Thursdays1/18 – 3/84 – 5:30 pm6 – 12 yrs.Register

 

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.

Instructor:
Willy Nicholas
Fee:
Randall Member: $126
Non-member: $131
Course Number:
#12412
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Tuesdays1/16 – 3/64 – 5:30 pm7 – 12 yrs.Register

 

Kids’ Woodworking

Kids’ Woodworking students are excited to use equipment and tools in our well-equipped woodshop. They create their own projects from raw materials. Kids build skills, such as how to safely use tools. They apply their school mathematics in a practical application, discovering the importance of taking time to measure accurately. They will practice their skills with an inch ruler; learn how to get precise lines using squares, and clamp their wood for cutting with hand saws. They’ll learn how to use hand tools and some power tools. Working in a fun and supportive atmosphere, students also practice problem solving mistakes so they can successfully complete their projects.

Instructor:
Willy Nicholas
Fee:
Randall Member: $126
Non-member: $131
Course Number:
#12418
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Saturdays1/20 – 3/101 – 2:30 pm7 – 10 yrs.Register

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.

Instructor:
Shari Tharp
Fee:
Randall Member: $168
Non-member: $173
Course Number:
#12432
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Wednesdays1/17 – 3/74 – 6 pm8 – 12 yrs.Register

Kids’ Carpentry

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.

Instructor:
TBD
Fee:
Randall Member: $126
Non-member: $131
Course Number:
#12434
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Thursdays1/18 – 3/84 – 5:30 pm7 – 11YRegister

 

Arduino Workshop for Younger Kids

This class is especially fun for younger students who are curious about programming and electronics. We’ll explore the creative possibilities of Arduino, a popular open-source electronics platform that’s used to create interactive projects—anything from talking clocks to tiny robots and beyond. While making fun projects like roving robots or hacking electronic toys, you’ll learn how to set up the Arduino micro-controller board to sense the environment by receiving inputs from sensors, and how to make it affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. This is a project-based introductory workshop: no electronics experience or programming is necessary. Basic Arduino supplies and laptops are provided for students to use during the workshop.

Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $195
Non-member: $200
Course Number:
#12413
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Saturdays1/20 – 3/1010 am – 12 pm8 – 11 yrs.Register

Creative Electronics Using Arduinos

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.

Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $195
Non-member: $200
Course Number:
#12415
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Saturdays1/20 – 3/1012:30 – 2:30 pm12 – 15 yrs.Register

 

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.

Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $195
Non-member: $200
Course Number:
#12416
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Thursdays1/18 – 3/84 – 6 pm10 – 13 yrs.Register

 

Microdiscoveries

New! Dive deep into microscopic worlds in the Randall Museum’s new Science Studio. Discover tiny animals in their habitats, dissect small plants and even make your own microscope! This class will bring your scientific skills into focus through discovery, art and hands-on projects using high-powered microscopes.

Instructor:
Marcus Wojtkowiak
Fee:
Randall Member: $100
Non-member: $105
Course Number:
#12431
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Thursdays1/18 – 1/224 – 5:30 pm10 – 12YRegister

 

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.

Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $126
Non-member: $131
Course Number:
#12414
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Fridays1/19 – 3/94 – 5:30 pm7 – 10 yrs.Register

 

Rocketmobiles

Blend Art, Science and Engineering. Build and Blast Off your own Rolling Rocket. Harness the energy of balloons, rubber bands, compressed air and more. Invent a working, launchable creation that shoots, races and rolls. Build, tinker and play with your invention every day.

Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
Randall Member: $126
Non-member: $131
Course Number:
#12409
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Tuesdays1/16 – 3/64 – 5:30 pm8 – 12 yrs.Register

 

Robotics Workshop

Use LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and NXT 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. No class 2/19.

Instructor:
Michael Wong
Fee:
Randall Member/Non-member
Course Number:
#12426 – Mondays. $145/$150
#12424 – Wednesdays. $168/$173
#12425 – Fridays. $195/$200
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Mondays1/22 – 3/54:00 – 6:00 pm10 – 13 yrs.Register
Wednesdays1/24 – 3/74:00 – 6:00 pm10 – 13 yrs.Register
Fridays1/19 – 3/94:00 – 6:00 pm10 – 13 yrs.Register

Scrapyard Robotics for Younger Engineers

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.

Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $96
Non-member: $101
Course Number:
#12427 – 1/17 – 2/7
#12428 – 2/14 – 3/7
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Wednesdays1/17 – 2/74 – 6 pm7 – 9 yrs.Register
Wednesdays2/14 – 3/74 – 6 pm7 – 9 yrs.Register

 

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