The link between science and art is creatively explored in the Newark Museum’s Saturday classes for kids and teens taking place this spring.
The kids classes for children ages 4-12 allow them to explore new techniques in the arts and sciences. The four week session begins May 12 (no classes on June 2) and run from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $120 for non-members and $108 for members and Newark residents.
New this year are workshops for ages teenagers, 13-18, that provide the opportunity to work one-on-one with professional artists, experiment with new techniques, discover new connections between art and science, and get a behind-the-scenes experience at the museum. The three-part series has two sessions: “Make Your Own Anything” with the MakerBot that runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and DIY Electronics that runs from 2 to 5 p.m. The classes take place on May 9, May 26 and June 9. The cost is $150 for non-members and $135 for members and Newark residents. There is an additional $50 fee for materials.
The teen workshops utilize the Museum’s Maker Space, a place where young people explore their own interests, gain hands-on experience with tools, materials and new technologies, develop innovative designs and build projects. The focus is on creative DIY, electronics and engineering.