Little Bits & LEGOs Circuitry Workshops for Kids Make a Gift to MODA 3D Printing Classes for Families Coding with Scratch Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature Second Sundays are Pay-What-You-Wish Days! LEGO Robotics Workshops Intro to 3D Design for Kids 3D Printing from Minecraft

Little Bits & LEGOs Circuitry Workshops for Kids

LittleBits are color-coded “Bits modules” that snap together magnetically to make it easy for children to learn about electronics while building simple circuits and inventive projects in seconds — from flickering lanterns to piggy banks to light-sensitive cars. And they’re compatible with LEGOs!

Little Bits & LEGOS Circuitry Classes, ages 8-12 In our Little Bits Circuitry classes, children ages 8-12 will build electric circuits and use them to bring LEGO creations to life by making them light up, vibrate and make sounds.

Click here to see times and dates of classes or to register.

Make a Gift to MODA

MODA shares compelling stories and hands-on experiences that demonstrate how design is making the world a better place.

In this and other ways, MODA is a small but mighty organization that’s making a difference in Atlanta. Our exhibitions, lectures, classes, and field trips empower kids and adults to experience design as a problem solving process.

With the help of friends like you, we’ve been a vital part of Atlanta’s cultural landscape for 25 years. Please join us as we continue to explore design as a powerful force for positive change.

Your contribution in any amount will make a difference.

Give online by clicking here or mail your gift to 1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

To make a gift of stock, please call us at 404-856-5963.

3D Printing Classes for Families

These fun workshops allow parents or caregivers to team up with kids aged 6-12 for an introduction 3D design and printing!

Using an easy-to-use 3D design software, they’ll learn how to manipulate basic shapes, symbols and texts to create an object that we print on our Makerbot© Replicator© 2 Desktop 3D Printers.

Families will leave the class with a basic knowledge of 3D design. Due to print times, items will be ready for pick-up within a few days.

Upcoming classes include:

  • Design & Print Snowflakes
  • Design & Print Robots
  • Design & Print a Mockingjay Pin

  • For more information or to register, click here.

    Coding with Scratch

    Do your kids like to solve challenging problems?

    Do they want to learn some computer science?

    Would they enjoy making amazing games, drawings, and songs online?

    Imaginations can run wild in tour multimedia Coding with Scratch workshops!

    Upcoming Coding with Scratch Workshops

    Kids will create their your own interactive stories, animated adventures, creative comics, and games while learning drag-and-drop programming with Scratch (a project of the MIT Media Lab). Computer characters are at their command!

    At MODA, our instructors teach kids 8-15 how to use Scratch and encourage them to innovate, collaborate and reason in a logical and efficient ways.

    Visit this webpage to see times and dates of classes offered in the coming months.

    Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

    October 19, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair honors the traveling fashion show that brought European couture fashions to the African-American community.

    Organized by the Chicago History Museum and featuring iconic garments by Yves Saint-Laurent, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, and others, Inspiring Beauty demonstrates how fashion became a vehicle for empowerment, pride, and achievement.

    Visitors will be asked to check bags that are larger than 12″ wide x 15″ high x 5″ deep as well as backpacks and shopping bags.

    Tell Your Storybr>
    The Ebony Fashion Fair came to Atlanta for 50 years. Did you attend in Atlanta or somewhere else? We want to hear your story. What did the Fashion Fair mean to you? With whom did you attend? Do you have photos of what you wore?

    Click here to share your photos, stories, or audio recordings and to read about others who went to the Ebony Fashion Fair.

    Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature

    January 18 - April 5, 2015

    Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature discusses the techniques through which animals and humans have adapted to differing environments through an amazing diversity of structures.

    The exhibition investigates the ways that human dwellings extract, use, and discard energy, water and other precious natural resources and reveals innovative new design solutions that can help restore the health and viability of Earth's natural environment.

    Sustainable Shelters is organized by the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota.

    At MODA, the exhibition is sponsored by The Kendeda Fund and the Jamestown Foundation.

    Second Sundays are Pay-What-You-Wish Days!

    Sunday, December 14, 2014

    On the second Sunday of each month, admission to MODA is pay-what-you-wish during regular opening hours of 12pm to 5pm.

    Pay-what-you-wish tickets are available in person only and may not be purchased in advance.

    e last pay-what-you-wish days of 2014 will be December 14.

    LEGO Robotics Workshops

    MODA’s LEGO Robotics Workshops give kids ages 6-9 an opportunity to challenge themselves by building and programming robots.

    Whether your child has attended campMODA, is a robotics expert, or is a first time builder and programmer, our LEGO Robotics Workshops will provide fun learning experiences. At each workshop, kids will learn the basics and then take on an awesome building challenge.

    Upcoming LEGO Robotics Workshops

    Two-hour workshops are held at the Design Bar in the museum’s lobby and are led by enthusiastic LEGO robotics experts.

    In these workshops, kids will:
  • learn the basics of robotic engineering
  • llearn basic programming principles,
  • ltake on an awesome building challenge
  • luse a computer to program a LEGO construction to move and make sounds

  • To register, click here.

    Intro to 3D Design for Kids

    In these classes, kids will learn to use an easy-to-use 3D design software that will help them manipulate basic shapes, symbols and texts to create objects that can be printed on our Makerbot© Replicator© 2 Desktop 3D Printer (due to print times, items will be ready for pick-up within a few days).

    In this workshop, students will:

  • become familiar with a basic 3d design software
  • learn how to design an object by manipulating basic shapes, symbols and texts
  • learn about 3D printing, its materials, and processes

  • Upcoming 3D Design Classes

    Choose from upcoming classes that will teach kids how to design and create one of these objects:

  • Snowflake
  • Robot
  • Mockingjay Pin

  • Click here to browse classes and for registration.

    3D Printing from Minecraft

    In our 3D printing from Minecraft classes, kids ages 8-15 take their gaming skills to the next level as they design structures in Minecraft that can be printed on our Makerbot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printers (due to print times, items will be ready for pick-up within a few days).

    In these workshops, students will:

  • become familiar with a basic 3d design software
  • learn how to design an object by manipulating basic shapes, symbols and texts
  • learn about 3D printing, its materials, and processes

  • Choose from classes that will show kids how to design and build one of the following:

  • The Empire State Building
  • The White House
  • A Lighthouse (with an introduction to the Redstone Circuitry in Minecraft)
  • An Ice Palace

  • Click here to browse classes and for registration.
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    Little Bits & LEGOs Circuitry Workshops for Kids

    LittleBits are color-coded “Bits modules” that snap together magnetically to make it easy for children to learn about electronics while building simple circuits and inventive projects in seconds — from flickering lanterns to piggy banks to light-sensitive cars. And they’re compatible with LEGOs!

    Little Bits & LEGOS Circuitry Classes, ages 8-12

    In our Little Bits Circuitry classes, children ages 8-12 will build electric circuits and use them to bring LEGO creations to life by making them light up, vibrate and make sounds.

    Click here to see times and dates of classes or to register.

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    Make a Gift to MODA

    MODA shares compelling stories and hands-on experiences that demonstrate how design is making the world a better place.

    In this and other ways, MODA is a small but mighty organization that’s making a difference in Atlanta. Our exhibitions, lectures, classes, and field trips empower kids and adults to experience design as a problem solving process.

    With the help of friends like you, we’ve been a vital part of Atlanta’s cultural landscape for 25 years. Please join us as we continue to explore design as a powerful force for positive change.

    Your contribution in any amount will make a difference.

    Give online by clicking here or mail your gift to 1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

    To make a gift of stock, please call us at 404-856-5963.

    More>>

    Family-Printing

    3D Printing Classes for Families

    These fun workshops allow parents or caregivers to team up with kids aged 6-12 for an introduction 3D design and printing!

    Using an easy-to-use 3D design software, they’ll learn how to manipulate basic shapes, symbols and texts to create an object that we print on our Makerbot© Replicator© 2 Desktop 3D Printers.

    Families will leave the class with a basic knowledge of 3D design. Due to print times, items will be ready for pick-up within a few days.

    Upcoming classes include:

  • Design & Print Snowflakes
  • Design & Print Robots
  • Design & Print a Mockingjay Pin
  • For more information or to register, click here.

    More>>

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    Coding with Scratch

    Do your kids like to solve challenging problems?

    Do they want to learn some computer science?

    Would they enjoy making amazing games, drawings, and songs online?

    Imaginations can run wild in tour multimedia Coding with Scratch workshops!

    Upcoming Coding with Scratch Workshops

    Kids will create their your own interactive stories, animated adventures, creative comics, and games while learning drag-and-drop programming with Scratch (a project of the MIT Media Lab). Computer characters are at their command!

    At MODA, our instructors teach kids 8-15 how to use Scratch and encourage them to innovate, collaborate and reason in a logical and efficient ways.

    Visit this webpage to see times and dates of classes offered in the coming months.

    More>>