Classes

Our tutors and presenters are available for private classes and these or extended experiences.

When you participate in and support The Pike Stories, you support development of curriculum for field trips to the Pike for school aged youth, so that we can revive the memory of the historic Pike.

The Pike Stories – A Multi-Maker ClassThe Double Ferris Wheel

REGISTER HERE FOR THE PIKE STORIES

Fall 2020 MW 4-5PM Starts September 28 (16 sessions) $30 any week, or $240 for the 8 week series Register for the entire series, and your required materials are free when you pick up from our kiosk at Shoreline Village! (does not include software licenses)

DATESCLASS
ACTIVITIES
MATERIALS
MW 9/28 and 9/30
$30 plus materials
THE PIKE STORIES PROJECT

Intro to the Pike and The Pike Stories, Where to find information. Draw a Ferris Wheel. Minecraft Amusement Zone.


MATERIALS
The Pike Stories Encyclopaedia Digital $1. Printed $5. (Pick up at Kiosk) or email info@makersville.net for your copy*
-Pencil
-Sharpener
-Blank paper
-Protractor (optional)
Compass or round lids of various sizes (optional)
12″ ruler (optional)
colored pencils and/or fine/medium point markers (optional)
The Pike book by the Historical Society of Long Beach (available from the HSLB in Bixby Knolls 4260 Atlantic Ave). Optional about $20
A Minecraft Java license from Mojang if you do not yet have one Optional, but required for game play $26
MW 10/05 and 10/07
$30 plus materials
THE FERRIS WHEEL

History of The Ferris Wheel and the Pike’s Double Ferris Wheel. Building a simple Wheel with LEGO parts. Inspiration project for kids to create their own ferris wheel design. Demo of power functions and / or WeDo robotics.


MATERIALS
LEGO Wheel parts $12
(tax included). – Borrow a collection of parts at our kiosk in Shoreline Village.
*Completed wheels may be returned for a $5. refund.
If you prefer to find your own parts Parts needed
Other ways to find your LEGO parts.
MW 10/12 and 10/14
$30 plus materials
PHOTOGRAPHING AND EDITING IMAGES

Photographing the little technics wheel. Capturing Minecraft images. Introduction to Photo Editing. Preparing images for sale on Spoonflower. Intellectual Property and using my images and and Creations. Minecraft Breakout if time permits.



MATERIALS
-Camera (or smartphone)
-GIMP (free software) installed on your home computer.
A $5-$10 budget for purchase of fabric from Spoonflower (optional)
MW 10/19 and 10/21
$30 plus materials
HAND AND MACHINE SEWING

Learn basic hand sewing and use of a sewing machine if you have one.

Sew a basic pull sack.

MATERIALS
-Hand or machine sewing supplies (sewing needle, threads, fabric scissors, sewing machine (optional)
* If you do not have a sewing machine, we are able to loan a sewing machine for $20. for the period from 10/19 to 10/28. Type and quality of machine vary. Deposit required.
Fat Quarter, pre-washed cotton (1/2 yard fabric cut in 1/2) $3. at the kiosk. *May also use old clothes.
MW 10/26 and 10/28
$30 plus materials
SEWING A MASK

Sewing a simple, surgical style Mask.



MATERIALS
See supplies for Hand and Machine Sewing (see above).
Optional Fabric purchases:
-Fat Quarter, pre-washed cotton $3. fabric selection at the kiosk.
-Trish’s Ferris Wheel spoonflower fabric fat quarter $7. *must be requested by 9/28 to permit ordering.
MW 11/02 and 11/04
$30 plus materials
MAKING A VACUFORMED CANDY MOLD AND CANDY

Candy mold demonstration, Make a clay ferris wheel. Make candy with the mold. Zoom Intro to other mold making materials. (for future class)


MATERIALS
Trish’s ferris wheel candy mold. $7.
optional.
Chocolate baking chips and/or Wilton’s candy chips from Michaels.
Clay for sculpting your wheel
Clay (specify food safe clay) from Michaels or pick up from the kiosk (Reynolds?) $4.
Food grade vacuforming materials $4.
Microwave or stove for melting chips(parent assisted).
MW 11/09 and 11/11
$30 plus materials
MAKE A COOKIE CUTTER THEN MAKE COOKIES
Ferris Wheel Cookies

MATERIALS
Heavyweight Foil or aluminum foil tray or soda cans.
On the second day, we will make and bake our cookies. Ingredients forthcoming.
MW 11/16 and 11/18
$30 plus materials
MAKE A FERRIS WHEEL STORY VIDEO

Use one or more of your creations and make a ferris wheel story video. Make your own YouTube channel.

Recommended software: Resolve video editing tool.
THANKSGIVING BREAK ACTIVITIES