Find & Seek @ BEAM Center


We love BEAM. It's a camp. A very awe-inspiring, life-affirming one. It's also a space, in our own little world within a world of Brooklyn. Here are some pictures of the wonderful projects adults and children have collaborated on to make at BEAM's NH wonderland:

We are honored to present a Find & Seek workshop for 4-5 year old children at the BEAM Center in Cobble Hill, this Fall on Saturday mornings.  This class will focus on Building, Story and LIGHT! The first Saturday workshop on 9/28 is free, and after class (10-11:30am) families can register separately for the remaining workshops (10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2) for $130, or drop in each day and pay $45/session (first session per family FREE).  Here are some images of the very intriguing and exciting BEAM Center on Bergen St:

In our 5-part series of workshops, Kristin and Elisha of Find & Seek invite children to transform the BEAM Center space into a playground of materials and ideas. Children will have a rare extended opportunity to experiment with a range of overlapping languages: storytelling, improvisation, hands-on making, space transformation and group reflection. Children will tell collaborative stories and investigate a range of materials to create creatures, sculptures and architectural elements.  As the two experienced artist educators facilitate the play and construction, they will also be listening closely, poised to document the children’s curious journeys. The final class will feature an exhibit of discoveries, stories, images, sounds, words and videos from the children’s creative process. Here are some images of our past workshops that employed elements light and building:

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Something super fun about the class is that if you enroll your child, s/he will become an architect of a City of Dreams that many children will be building after class in the space, on October 5. We have responded to Imagination Foundation's Cardboard Challenge, by planning to create a city of our own, right in Beam's space!  Our class of 4-6-year-olds will lead the way from 10-11:30 (in our usual drop-off class time), then from 11:30 until 4:30pm Beam will open its doors to children of all ages, for a continued build, as we all work together to create a fantastic structure into which children can go inside and play!  We will video this play from 4:30-5:30, at which time we'll Break Down and Recycle our beautiful city.  Ah, the wonders of documentation!  The video we make will be posted and added to our Cardboard Challenge website, which will be seen by all the world, particularly those 1 million children also participating in respective cardboard challenges. Ah, the wonders of the InterWeb. Not to mention the wonders of children's minds (see Caine's Arcade) and filmmakers' visions (thanks Nirvan Mullick). 

 

Prepping some cardboard for the challenge.

Prepping some cardboard for the challenge.