The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Tinkerlab

 

 

 

 

June 10 – September 3rd

The UAMA is thrilled to announce a new summer offering, the Tinkerlab. The Tinkerlab is a makerspace that will take over the Art Lab gallery from June 10- September 3rd. What is a makerspace? Makerspaces are environments that foster experimentation, invention, problem solving, and creativity. These creative environments are in many ways a through back to the artist studios of the renaissance, where artists, inventors, and scientists were not considered separate disciplines.

The Tinkerlab at the UAMA will feature drop-in engineering and art activities for young children ages 5-12. Check our summer schedule for mentor-led robot building, art studio challenges, and more building adventures. The Tinkerlab’s activities will foster critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration through fun, hands-on engagements all summer long! While it will be hot outside, the UAMA offers cool, educational and inspiring activities for the entire family.

Drop in during regular museum hours for books, open-sketch, build with blocks, or create a mobile. Check our Tinkerlab schedule below for mentor-led challenges:

Note: Times are 10am-12pm except for Sunday, which is 12pm – 2pm. These events are FREE with regular adult admission

June 10- “Sew with button and fabric”; ages 6-9
Experiment with fabric, needles, buttons, thread and the craft of sewing to create a design of your choice

June 11- “Sew a glove monster”; ages 10-12

June 17- “Experiment with salt and watercolor!”; ages 6-12

Create a painting using salt crystals and watercolor paint. Science and art combine for this Tinkerlab activity.

June 18- “Scrap building”; ages 6-12

Kids and parents can join in on the tinkering while we create unique sculptures and collages from recycled materials.

June 20-“Build a wind chime”; ages 5-12

Explore the science of sound with this fun Tinkerlab activity.

June 21- ages 2-5
Young makers take over the museum with hands-on tinkering activities. Each session led by Tinkerlab staff. No RSVP required

June 22- “Build a wind chime”; ages 5-12

Explore the science of sound with this fun Tinkerlab activity.

June 24- “Spin Art”; ages 5-9

Tinker with old CD’s, paper and glue to create beautiful tops that whirl and spin.

June 25- “Experiment with salt and watercolor!”; ages 6-12

Create a painting using salt crystals and watercolor paint. Science and art combine for this Tinkerlab activity.

June 27- “Build a fort”; ages 7-10

We supply the materials, kids build a fort in the Tinkerlab. Thanks to UA Libraries’ iSpace  makerspace team, this fort will have functional led lighting!

June 29- “Build a fort”; ages 7-10

We supply the materials, kids build a fort in the Tinkerlab. Thanks to UA Libraries’ iSpace  makerspace team, this fort will have functional led lighting!

July 1- “Sew with button and fabric”; ages 6-9
Experiment with fabric, needles, buttons, thread and the craft of sewing to create a design of your choice

July 2- “Sew a glove monster”; ages 10-12

***July 4- closed***

July 5- Tinkerlab for ages 2-5! Preschoolers and their adult make a sun catcher using glass and tools from the Sonoran Glass School. RSVP required. Cost: $4.00 (one project person). 

July 6- “Build a Drawing Machine!”; ages 7-12; rsvp required

July 11- “Design your own cardboard house!”; ages 5-8

July 13- “Design your own cardboard house!”; ages 5-8

More details to come soon!

Thank you to The University of Arizona College of Engineering and the University Library’s iSpace for their support of the Tinkerlab!

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Thank you to our activity partner, the Sonoran Glass School!