Education Programs

The Thingamakids! Education Program brings children, artists, teachers and science together through sound experiments designed for K-8 schools. Teaching Artists work with children throughout the year in hands-on instrument building, music appreciation and the study of sound produced through made and found objects.

SUMMER CAMP 2018 : June - Aug
NOCCS : 1000, 42nd Street Oakland

Join Thingamajigs' team of artists in a fun and engaging arts camp designed to expand the young, creative mind. Through interactive workshops that incorporate music, movement, visual art and science, campers gain a unique and well-rounded experience in creativity, collaboration and experimentation.


Hands-on creativity that blends music and science education

ages 4-6



Limited scholarships are available to assist families in meeting tuition expenses. Scholarships are awarded in various amounts; not all aid is equivalent to full tuition. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please, call 510-545-6689.

In-school Residencies

Kids love school! Yes, if lessons are disguised as fun experiments. Teaching Artists collaborate with schools throughout the year, and conduct weekly workshops. These art workshops grow the scientific temper and nurture the artistic spirit in children, through hands-on sound experiments with found objects. Kids develop small interactive instruments and often participate in large-scale assembly demonstrations.




After-School Program in Piedmont Recreation Department


Spring-Break Camp in Piedmont Recreation Department

Junior Center of Art & Science



La Escuelita with Robert Lopez

Bridges Academy with Dylan Bolles

North Oakland Community Charter School with Maurissa Dorn

Aurora School with Taylor Gersbach

American International Montessori School with Edward Schocker

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