Arts & Education at the Hoyt has been named an official Imagination Chapter!
That means we've been recognized by the Imagination Foundation as one of the only 100 programs across 20 countries fostering creativity and entrepreneurship in children through creative play!
Our new junior program gives our youngest innovators (ages 3-7) the opportunity to draw, paint, design, build, invent and engineer the world they imagine. They'll even participate in global engineering challenges just like the big kids! They will be sharing their art & innovations on their Facebook Page.
Classes are free and meet once a month on Saturdays, 10-11:30 am. Parents are welcome to stay (but it is not required).
Our January class if full. Check back to register for the February session!
Recycled Robots, January 20
What's an invention? Students will explore the concept of invention by observing, questioning and identifying the functions of robots before designing and building one of their own from recycled materials.
The Inventors Challenge, February 24
Have an idea to improve an existing product or build something new! Students will address common problems - big or small - then design and build a solution to enter into the global Inventor's Challenge! Last year's winner was a second grader for creating a travel box for the homeless!
Shadow Play, March 24
Students will use their bodies, hands and imagination to create and perform in a shadow puppet theater! We'll allow plenty of time to tinker and test a variety of materials to achieve the desired results. Class will end with a performance, of course!
Earth Day Challenge: Cardboard Garden, April 14
What does a seed need to become a plant? How about cardboard?? Students will recycle cardboard tubes, egg cartons, boxes and other components to design and build their own mini garden to enter into the global Earth Day Challenge.
Marble Run, May 19
Can you get a marble across the room without touching it or it touching the floor? Students will race against time and each other in teams to build the longest, fastest or most innovative marble run using ramps, tunnels and raceways from recycled materials.