Youth, Tween and Teen Classes

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.

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Class Locations

While the Randall Museum is closed for our extensive renovation, we are offering classes at Mission Art Center, Sunnyside Playground and Joe DiMaggio Playground.


Mission Art Center

Ceramics – Randall Clay Club

There’s nothing like the tactile nature of clay to stimulate a child’s imagination and creativity. Participants in the Randall Clay Club will tackle a variety of fun projects to address both sculptural and functional concerns. Students will practice basic clay building skills with projects such as self portraits, animals and a set of cups for the whole family. Coil, slab and pinching methods, plus a wide range of decoration techniques in colors, glazes and textures will be covered. While the instructor facilitates a safe and supportive learning environment, 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. No class on 11/23.

Location:
Mission Arts Center
Instructor:
Tomoko Nakazato
Fee:
Randal Member Fee/Non-member Fee
Course Number:
#12048 (8/23 – 10//4) $110/$115 #12047 (8/24 – 10/5) $110/$115 #12049 (10/18 – 12/13) $131/$136 #11290 (10/19 – 12/14) $131/$136
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Wednesdays8/23 – 10/44:00 – 5:30 pm6 – 12 yrs.Register
Thursdays8/24 – 10/54:00 – 5:30 pm6 – 12 yrs.Register
Wednesdays10/18 – 12/134:00 – 5:30 pm6 – 12 yrs.Register
Thursdays10/19 – 12/144:00 – 5:30 pm6 – 12 yrs.Register

 

Teen Animal Care Class

Do you love animals? Did you ever want to work with them? Did you know you can learn how to care for the Randall wild animals? You’ll learn biology of all the animals, meet and handle them while learning the particulars of animal care from the Randall Animal Exhibit staff. If you want to become a volunteer working in the new Randall Animal Exhibit, this class is a prerequisite for volunteering.

Location:
Mission Arts Center
Instructor:
Jeanne Sharei
Fee:
 
 
Randal Member Fee: $100 Non-member Fee: $105
Course Number:
#11297
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Wednesdays10/11 – 12/154:00 – 5:30 pm13 – 18 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. This class has progressive learning. Students who miss more than one class without the instructor’s permission will be dropped with no refund. No class on 11/22.

Location:
Mission Arts Center
Instructor:
Michael Wong
Fee:
Randal Member Fee/Non-member Fee
Course Number:
#11038 (10/16 – 12/11) $192/$197 #10825 (10/20 – 12/8) $145/$150
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Mondays10/16 – 12/114:00 – 6:00 pm10 – 13 yrs.Register
Fridays10/20 – 12/84:00 – 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.

Location:
Mission Arts Center
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randal Member Fee/Non-member Fee
Course Number:
#10826 (10/11 – 11/8) $120/$125 #11050 (11/15 – 12/13) $120/$125
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Wednesdays10/11 – 11/84:00 – 6:00 pm7 – 9 yrs.Register
Wednesdays11/15 – 12/134:00 – 6:00 pm7 – 9 yrs.Register

 

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. No class 11/11 & 11/25.

Location:
Mission Arts Center
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
 
 
Randal Member Fee: $195 Non-member Fee: $200
Course Number:
#10816
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Saturdays10/14 – 12/1610:00 am – 12:00 pm8 – 11 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. No class on 11/23.

Location:
Mission Arts Center
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
 
 
Randal Member Fee: $216 Non-member Fee: $221
Course Number:
#10818
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Thursdays10/12 – 12/144:00 – 6:00 pm10 – 13 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. No class on 11/11 & 11/25.

Location:
Mission Arts Center
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
 
 
Randal Member Fee: $195 Non-member Fee: $200
Course Number:
#10829
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Saturdays10/14 – 12/1612:30 – 2:30 pm12 – 15 yrs.Register

 

Sunnyside Playground

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.

Location:
Sunnyside Playground
Instructor:
TBD
Fee:
 
 
Randal Member Fee: $158 Non-member Fee: $163
Course Number:
#10815
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Tuesdays10/10 – 12/124:00 – 5:30 pm7 – 12 yrs.Register

 

Kids’ Art Workshop

Kids’ Art Workshop is a process-based, hand-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!

Location:
Sunnyside Playground
Instructor:
José Iñiguez
Fee:
 
 
Randal Member Fee: $63 Non-member Fee: $68
Course Number:
#10820 (10/14 – 11/4) #11042 (11/18 – 12/16)
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Saturdays10/14 – 11/43:00 – 4:30 pm6 – 10 yrs.Register
Saturdays11/18 – 12/163:00 – 4:30 pm6 – 10 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.

Location:
Sunnyside Playground
Instructor:
Willy Nicholas
Fee:
 
 
Randal Member Fee: $63 Non-member Fee: $68
Course Number:
#10821 (10/14 – 11/4) #11041 (11/18 – 12/16)
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Saturdays10/14 – 11/41:00 – 2:30 pm7 – 10 yrs.Register
Saturdays11/18 – 12/161:00 – 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. No class on 11/22.

Location:
Sunnyside Playground
Instructor:
Sheri Tharp
Fee:
 
 
Randal Member Fee: $189 Non-member Fee: $194
Course Number:
#11040
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Wednesdays10/11 – 12/134 – 6 pm8 – 12 yrs.Register
     

 

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. No class on 10/27, 11/10, 11/24

Location:
Sunnyside Playground
Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Fee:
 
 
Randal Member Fee: $111 Non-member Fee: $116
Course Number:
#10817
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Fridays10/13 – 12/154 – 5:30 pm7 – 10 yrs.Register
     

 

Joe DiMaggio Playground

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. This class has progressive learning. Students who miss more than one class without the instructor’s permission will be dropped with no refund. No class on 11/22.

Location:
Joe DiMaggio Playground
Instructor:
Michael Wong
Fee:
Randal Member Fee/Non-member Fee
Course Number:
#10824
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Wednesdays10/18 – 12/134:00 – 6:00 pm10 – 13 yrs.Register
     

 

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