STEAM events planned for this weekend at art centers

Still time to register kids for art events

Just in case you have been busy and have overlooked getting the kiddos registered, this is a reminder that we are in our final days before STE(A)M Days kick off on Friday and Saturday of this week at the Art Center of Burlington and the FMAAA Art Center.
What is STE(A)M? It is the creative and innovative component that underpins the STEM disciplines. Critical thinking and problem solving are enhanced when arts intersect, while visual thinkers find it easier to find their full potential.
Please let your family, neighbors and friends know about this opportunity. NOTE: The Saturday 3D Printing class for ages 7to9 is almost full. but we do have a waitlist. Openings still available in the Stop Animation/Film Editing and Virtual Reality classes.
Friday, January 27th the Art Center of Burlington will be hosting two classes at their 301 Jefferson Street location.
Each 60min class costs $15  
Register by visiting their website at
Lego Challenges for grades K-3rd. Kids will learn soft skills shaping how they work and interact with others, including creative thinking, teamwork, communication, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills.
Followed by Spark Robotics for grades 4th-7th. Learn about computer science through puzzles and coding challenges. Kids will learn to code by igniting their curiosity in computer science and turning programming into play!
Saturday, January 28 the Fort Madison Art Center will feature three 90 min classes at their 825 Ave G location.
Each class costs $25
Register by calling the Art Center (and leaving a message) 319-372-3996 - or - by emailing and referencing STEAM registration in the subject line.
3D printing for ages 7 to 9 replicating the geometry of snowflakes while investigating symmetry and visual balance.
Stop Animation Video/Film Editing for ages 10 to 12 offers the opportunity to develop animation skills from a traditional format using Studio Motion. Participants learn how to transfer concepts, drawings, storyboards and characters to the studio motion application.
V/R (virtual reality) Experience and Possibilities for ages 13 to 16 is a virtual field trip providing a reflective, realistic, and immersive experience exploring different countries, cultures and landmarks. The experience will further develop verbal and written skills while exploring real world possibilities of this new creative based technology.
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