Children are learning to construct functional soap box racers out of recycled material. The workshop has had rave reviews over the past 3 years: [Brooklyn Independent Television, Daily News (2-page spread!!!), Popular Mechanics, Park Slope Courier, Brooklyn Paper, among others].
We will introduce the campers to a variety of tools and supervise them closely while they build their contraptions with hammers, nails, handsaws, screws, etc. ALL TOOL USE UNDER STRICT ADULT SUPERVISION. We will encourage the kids to plan on paper, sketch images, make drawings of their invention, and think out of the box. We will also spend time outside, collecting found objects and materials, and testing our designs at each stage. We will also take breaks to play ball and have free play at the park/playground: (the time spent will depend on the different kids and their needs).
We have access to an outdoor space with a slight incline one half block away that we will be using in addition to the Gallery. This will serve as the perfect test track for our soap boxes in their different building stages.
Summer Workshop Schedule
Week 1: July 9-13 (Ages 7-12)
Week 2: July 16-20 (Ages 7-12)
Week 3: July 23-27 (Ages 7-12)
Week 4: July 30-August 3 (Ages 7-12)
Week 5: August 6- 10 (Ages 10-15)
Week 6: August 13-17 (Ages 10-15)
From 9am through 1pm (until 3pm $10 extra)
The culmination of the workshop is the annual soap box derby on 17th street .
Soap box Derby: August 18th, 2012
Kids: 12 Noon, Adults: 1 pm
17th Street between 5th and 6th Ave, South Slope
Everybody is welcome to participate!