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Toy Take Apart

Toy Take Apart at the Exploratorium Tinkering Studio's Open MAKE

Start 2012 by crossing your “Ts” with the Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio. Twenty Twelve begins with four tantalizing T-themes for the Tinkering Studio’s series of Open MAKE events. The first “T,” on Saturday, January 21, is Toys, and will include a visit from Lego sculptor Nathan Sawaya and other Featured Makers. The Toys theme will be followed by Tools (February 18), Time (March 17), and Trash (April 21).

© Nathan Sawaya - The Art of the Brick

© Nathan Sawaya - The Art of the Brick

If you are a fan of Maker Faire, you won’t want to miss these tasty appetizers organized by our friends at the Exploratorium. Open MAKE runs from 10am to 2pm on the third Saturday of each month through April. Visitors are invited to explore their own creativity with makers from around the Bay Area, who will share their art, ingenuity, and techniques for making. In addition, Dale Dougherty, founder and editor of MAKE, will interview featured makers in the McBean Theater. This event is included in the price of the museum’s general admission and open to everyone.

Participants in the Young Makers program and those who have registered Maker Clubs will receive instructions for entry by email. Make sure you’ve signed up with us if you are a Young Maker.

Open MAKE is a collaboration between the Exploratorium, MAKE magazine, and Pixar Animation Studios.

Michelle "Binka" Hlubinka

Michelle, or Binka, is the Director of Custom Programs for Maker Media, overseeing publications, outreach, and programming for kids, families, and schools. Before joining Maker Media in 2007, she worked at the Exploratorium, in Mitchel Resnick’s Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, and as a curriculum designer for various publishers and educational researchers. When she’s not supporting future makers, including her two young sons, Binka does some making of her own, most often as a visual artist.


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