Tinkering School® at Brooklyn Apple (Park Slope)

Tinkering School® at Brooklyn Apple (Park Slope)

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Tinkering School® is an educational program created by Gever Tulley at Brightworks in California. Tinkering School operates from a few basic assumptions:
Kids are more capable than they know. The use of real tools to tackle real problems creates a unique atmosphere of trust and responsibility. From six-year-olds to highschoolers, we empower our tinkerers with tools, autonomy and space. Big responsibilities build competency and leave lasting memories.
The freedom to fail is essential. Every project has setbacks and often ours happen to be spectacular. If it goes right the first time, you’re just learning how to follow instructions. A failure-positive atmosphere allows children to play in the face of adversity.
Tinkering after school is designed to be a problem-solving experience lab and wonderland for students ages 6-14 held at the Brooklyn Apple Academy. Students consistently try new things with access to a wood shop, kitchen, library, and musical instruments, as well as sewing, crafting, painting, and printmaking materials. Students will have the opportunity to work independently or to collaborate on self-directed and teacher-prescribed challenges. Emphasizing innovation, research, rule-bending, and game-changing, students will rise to challenges they find exciting, personally inspiring and sometimes impossible! Tinkering encourages camaraderie, teaching, listening, failure and leadership across boundaries of age, experience and ability. Every week is different and each session is new.
The program starts at the end of the school day and goes to 6pm. Hours are can be customized to meet your needs. 1,2,3,4 and 5-day options available.'

Dates: Year round!
Follows public school calendar for vacation days.
Times (school year): Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesday 3- 6pm
Times (summer): 9-3pm
Ages: PreK-8th grade

Hours are flexible and be adjusted to meet your needs.
Pick up available from surrounding schools (please inquire)
(Scholarships and monthly payment plans available, please inquire)

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