It's time to do a little good! We are using our Maker's Studio to create a safe and happy place to meet others, get arty and help others, all at the same time.
New Admission Fee: $8 (all of which will be donated to our charity of the month)
In addition to our fully-stocked art studio, with all its supplies and materials, we'll also provide a rotating selection of art projects participants can make to help others.
Charity of the Month:
January 2017: Minnesota Prison Doula Project
February 2017: Doing Good Together http://www.doinggoodtogether.org/
March 2017: ICA Food Shelf
May: Hopkins Fire Department
June: Angel Foundation
July: Resource West
August: Hopkins Police Department
September: Red Cross
October: Sojourner Project
You may be asking yourself, “What is a makerspace and why is it important?” A makerspace is a revolutionary new way for kids to play, think, create, and more. This kind of space allows for total engagement of your child. The Maker’s Studio at kiddywampus is geared towards creating and nurturing great thinkers, explorers, creators, and examiners. Makerspaces create a safe environment for open-ended, hands-on exploration and participatory learning. The philosophy behind a makerspace is that these kinds of spaces teach & enable kids’ brains to learn to wonder about a subject in many, many ways and delve deep into it rather than just learning the surface information. Our hope is that when children get comfortable with all of the aspects of “making”—from wondering to invention to alteration to deconstruction and then some--- they will feel empowered to go out in the world and take every opportunity to learn or rather, look for every opportunity to learn.
The maker's studio is a caregiver-supervised room. The kiddywampus staff will show you around the room and introduce the various options but will not be guiding the projects for your entire hour.
Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Daily (4:30 is the last time to enter the space)
Ages: 18 months - 10 years
Pleae call 952.926.7871 to reserve your spot.
Walk-ins are welcome but the studio is sometimes full or booked for a private event.