The Underwood After School Program announces

The Makers' CORNER

A Middle School MakersPACE

Open to students in grades 6-8, our new program gives middle school students access to materials and instruction that promote STEAM learning and fun through skill-building and exploration. The Makers’ Corner is a creative, progressive work/play space for students that provides them with a wide variety of construction and design skills to achieve their visions.

CLUBS & SKills Offered in the makerspace

  • 3-D Design & Printing

  • Stop Motion Animation

  • Sewing (Hand, machine)    & other fabric construction

  • Electronics & robotics

  • Variety of arts programming: screenprinting, fiber arts, sculpture, etc...

  • Scratch computer programming

  • Photography/videography and photo/video editing

  • Construction with foam core, cardboard, wood, piping, etc.

  • Engineering Challenges: Designs to solve real-life problems

  • Makey Makey

...and much more!​

Location: Underwood Elementary School, Room 8 (Separate from the elementary program)

Enrollment Options

Full Afternoon: 2:45-6:00 on Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri; $124/month per day enrolled
2:00-6:00 on Tues; $152/month
Half Afternoon: 2:45-4:15 on Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri; $85/month per day enrolled
2:00-4:15 on Tues; $128/month
Clubs Only: 2:45-4:15 (2:00-4:15 on Tues) for the duration of a 6-8 week club
(Registration for this will begin in the fall and pricing will be announced then)
Contact Kate Finnan at kate@underwoodafterschool.org or 617-244-1810.
Register at underwoodafterschool.org by following the "Click here to apply today!" link, completing the form, and selecting one of the two "Makers' Corner" classes (half or full afternoon) for the day(s) you prefer.

Have questions? Want to learn more?

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***Please note: We are currently pursuing a license capacity increase in order to accommodate a larger number of students in this new program; if you are waitlisted, please be aware that most waitlisted students should be granted space later in the summer, when this capacity increase should be completed.

The Makers' CORNER

WHat Happens in a typical day?

  • Snack
  • A teacher-led club activity OR daily demonstration
  • Homework time
  • Open Workshop Time
  • Students who are regular members of the program can choose to join the day's club activity or demonstration OR work on an independent project OR work on homework.
  • In the later part of the afternoon, students will have an opportunity for outdoor recreation

What kinds of things might a student choose to work on at the Makerspace?

What would they be working on in clubs and learning through daily projects?

  • Code a computer game in Scratch and use the Makey Makey to build a connected, interactive real-life game arena that your friends can move through to play the game
  • Learn how to use the sewing machine, to build durable stuffed animals, costumes, accessories, and more
  • Screenprint posters and t-shirts
  • Shoot and edit a short stop-motion film (or feature-length, if you’re super patient!), using found objects or building your own set and characters
  • Learn the basics of circuitry and soldering, to build components that are fun on their own, or can power your other inventions
  • Learn how to design, prototype, test, and build objects to solve real-life problems
  • Learn how to use 3D printing software to make a wide variety of objects and parts
  • Build a kinetic sculpture designed to interact with nature
  • Build robots to complete an obstacle course
  • Learn about and connect with other makers with the area, and the world!
​Student will have access to most materials on all days of the program, for a free-flow, high-choice environment. Students will receive training to earn a “license” to use specific tools, and then have access to all tools on which they have been trained.

Join our Community of Makers today!

See reverse for registration info.