BEAM Experiences was created in order to provide S.T.R.E.A.M. (science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and mathematics) experiential and hands-on learning for children grades 3-8. BEAM is the multidisciplinary aspect of combining: brainstorming, outlining ideas, building, animating, and publishing in order to develop and showcase projects.
BEAM integrates S.T.R.E.A.M. in all of our activities to encourage students to use teamwork, evaluate needs, and pursue iterative design. Our students grow to be collaborators, innovators and thought leaders.
BEAM’s challenging activities provide an environment for imaginations to blossom, novel ideas to gain traction, and individuals to creatively problem solve through a holistic system that can be applied to all levels and learning styles.
Our instructors, artists, architects, and engineers all have a passion for teaching S.T.R.E.A.M. education and creating project-based experiences using the design process. They all have their hands in creating the curriculum and activities to provide some of Seattle’s most compelling enrichment programs.
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About our Founder and History
Melanie Corey-Ferrini – Director of Bricks 4 Kidz and BEAM Experiences is a local community business leader, architect, designer, artist, engineer, and loves to give back to her community. After years in the design and education industries creating successful programs and charetting ideas with children and adults, these same processes and language building are integrated into BEAM.
Melanie is on the Board of Directors of Art with Heart – a local non-profit providing creative books to kids in grief. Melanie has also created previous Art and Architecture class for kids 8-12 and was an adjunct professor at Bellevue College and Art Center College of Design.
BEAM was founded in 2013 with the idea of integrating the ART/Architecture into Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering – as a blended approach in order to provide a creative process and framework in which to innovate and think outside the box. We have created course content for all ages.