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Born in Seattle by a local architect passionate about children’s education and adult tinkering, BEAM Experiences offers hands-on guided learning and play.

 

BEAM Experiences provides STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and mathematics) programs that integrate current and future thinking.

 

Our BEAM Team is made up of artists, educators, architects, and engineers who all have a passion for teaching and creating compelling project-based experiences.

School Enrichment

Program Overview

The BEAM process provides both experiential and hands-on STREAM learning for children grades 1-8. We provide in-school and after-school programs that integrate the multidisciplinary aspects of: ideating, brainstorming, outlining ideas, building, animating, and creating. Our teachers challenge and guide students through unique projects, while having fun in a risk-free environment.

After-school programs, offering guided lessons that promote creative problem-solving in a fun, lab-type setting, are 90 and 120 minutes/once a week.

Our in-school programs are one-time focused lessons meant to support the daily curriculum with the latest in innovative learning and thinking.

All programs are located in the greater Seattle area.

Robotics

Unleash the creative powers of the LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 (and other robots too)!

* Create actual robots and decide how they will function

* Build on emerging critical and creative thinking skills

* Participate in group and individual challenges that teach all about programming

Game Design

Video games are not only fun to play, but fun to design!

The aim of this course is to have students create a game using an array of design and programming activities. Students brainstorm, outline, and sketch game components including characters, game narratives, objectives, programming/logic, animation, graphics, testing, sound, and music. Working individually, students use a 2D game development engine called Stencyl to make their own Flash game which they can play and share on the computer.

Structural Engineering

Build a world you want to live in!

This course provides students a foundation for understanding engineering and architecture, and how things “work” in a general, structural way.

Using problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, students plan, design, and make traditional structures while exploring what makes architecture and engineering a perfect blend of building and art. Students are given project-based challenges—such as building catapults and bridges—and then brainstorm, draw floor plans, and assemble models using various materials from cardboard to marshmallows.

Art & Animation

Bring your story to life by making stop motion animated movies!

The aim of this course is to create a one-of-a-kind animated movie, complete with dialogue and hand-made set designs. Working in teams of 2-3, students design, direct, and edit a unique story. Participants build their background and sets using materials such as; LEGO® bricks, white boards, origami, and recycled materials to fuel inventiveness. They then learn how to add dialogue and scores, making their movies a viewing pleasure!

New & Cool

At BEAM, we are always looking at “new and cool” themes for our programs and workshops. We want to offer the most up-to-date concepts in STREAM learning—the latest and greatest in robot-driven hydroponics; urban planning and design; the science of vertical farming; and more.

Seed to Plate – A six-lesson curriculum to promote healthy eating through increased awareness of how food is grown and prepared.

Events

Whether it’s a night of building robots, a day in the park learning the basics of structural engineering, or creating sets for stop-motion videos, BEAM has an event that will entertain.

We create and custom-build events for all ages and all occasions including:

  • Fundraisers
  • Team Building
  • Parents Night Out
  • Creative Challenges

And stay tuned for our new programs at Atlas Workbase coming this Fall!

If you are interested in private or corporate events, email us.

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Workshops

Want to dive into learning stop-motion? Or create your dream home in an afternoon? Our workshops are arranged in focused blocks of time, allowing for in-depth exploration into technology, engineering and art, as well as new and cool innovation in the realm of architecture. Workshops are provided for a wide range of ages and interests.

Summer Camps

What is better than fun and learning in the sun?! Join us for our Summer Camp experiences that last for a week, full or half day. Our instructors range in expertise and are sure to make your summer fun, while learning cool new and interesting programs. Some of our locations offer extended care too!

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Parents & Teachers Love BEAM

Party In a Bot

We bring the party bot to you! What is better than celebrating your special occasion with a bot that comes fully equipped to build robots, crafts, and more?

Kids and adults will have fun with our party packages that range in price and offerings: from a captivating learning experience integrated into your party to a fully customized Party BOT party.  AND, take photos with our amazing BEAM Bot too!

Ready to get the party started?

Bring me the bot!
  • September 27, 2018  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Space Adventures Lego Engineering School Enrichment ~ Registration Open!
    McGilvra Elementary School, 1617 38th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA

    Register at location

    For Kids in K-5

    Each week, students will learn about real-life space exploration and build a new model related to the NASA space program. Models include a satellite, a lunar module, a centrifuge which astronauts use to prepare for the physical sensations of launch, a treadmill which​ ​astronauts use to stay fit in space, and a “space robot”. During this unit, students will learn some of the science behind launching things into orbit, will hear about the most-distant man-made object in the universe, and discuss what it is like to be an astronaut in space. Are you a budding astronaut? An adventurer who loves space exploration? Then you’ll love our Space theme projects.L et Bricks 4 Kidz launch your imagination to outer-space and beyond!

  • September 27, 2018  3:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Space Adventures Lego Engineering School Enrichment ~ Registration Open!
    Tops K-8 School, 2500 Franklin Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA

    Register at location

    For kids in K-5

    Each week, students will learn about real-life space exploration and build a new model related to the NASA space program. Models include a satellite, a lunar module, a centrifuge which astronauts use to prepare for the physical sensations of launch, a treadmill which​ ​astronauts use to stay fit in space, and a “space robot”. During this unit, students will learn some of the science behind launching things into orbit, will hear about the most-distant man-made object in the universe, and discuss what it is like to be an astronaut in space. Are you a budding astronaut? An adventurer who loves space exploration? Then you’ll love our Space theme projects.L et Bricks 4 Kidz launch your imagination to outer-space and beyond!

  • October 4, 2018  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Space Adventures Lego Engineering School Enrichment ~ Registration Open!
    McGilvra Elementary School, 1617 38th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA

    Register at location

    For Kids in K-5

    Each week, students will learn about real-life space exploration and build a new model related to the NASA space program. Models include a satellite, a lunar module, a centrifuge which astronauts use to prepare for the physical sensations of launch, a treadmill which​ ​astronauts use to stay fit in space, and a “space robot”. During this unit, students will learn some of the science behind launching things into orbit, will hear about the most-distant man-made object in the universe, and discuss what it is like to be an astronaut in space. Are you a budding astronaut? An adventurer who loves space exploration? Then you’ll love our Space theme projects.L et Bricks 4 Kidz launch your imagination to outer-space and beyond!

  • October 4, 2018  3:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Space Adventures Lego Engineering School Enrichment ~ Registration Open!
    Tops K-8 School, 2500 Franklin Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA

    Register at location

    For kids in K-5

    Each week, students will learn about real-life space exploration and build a new model related to the NASA space program. Models include a satellite, a lunar module, a centrifuge which astronauts use to prepare for the physical sensations of launch, a treadmill which​ ​astronauts use to stay fit in space, and a “space robot”. During this unit, students will learn some of the science behind launching things into orbit, will hear about the most-distant man-made object in the universe, and discuss what it is like to be an astronaut in space. Are you a budding astronaut? An adventurer who loves space exploration? Then you’ll love our Space theme projects.L et Bricks 4 Kidz launch your imagination to outer-space and beyond!

  • October 5, 2018  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Group Tutoring and Creative Building School Enrichment ~Registration Open!
    ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    Click here to Register on 6Crickets!

    Join us for core-subject tutoring with groups of up to 4 students, or for after-school creative building. Legos and other STEM-maker maker materials will be provided.

    Register for our other "Fridays at Atlas" events, which include: Robotics Workshop (from 4 to 5:30pm) and Parent's Night Out (from 6 to 9pm).

  • October 5, 2018  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Robotics Workshop ~ Registration Open!
    ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    Click here to register on 6Crickets!

    Build a real working robot with Lego Mindstorms Ev3! Workshoppers will be guided through the fundamentals of hobby robotics and will get the opportunity to create their own unique designs.

    Register for our other "Fridays at Atlas" events, which include: Group Tutoring and Creative Building (from 3 to 4pm) and Parent's Night Out (from 6 to 9pm).

  • October 5, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Parents Night Out Event ~ Registration Open!
    ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    Click Here to Register on 6Crickets!

    Take the night off while we entertain the kiddos. We’ll provide movies, games, and legos to keep them occupied while you get that much-deserved break to kick off the weekend!

    Register for our other "Fridays at Atlas" events, which include: Group Tutoring and Creative Building (from 3 to 4pm) and Robotics Workshop (from 4 to 5:30pm).

  • October 11, 2018  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Space Adventures Lego Engineering School Enrichment ~ Registration Open!
    McGilvra Elementary School, 1617 38th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA

    Register at location

    For Kids in K-5

    Each week, students will learn about real-life space exploration and build a new model related to the NASA space program. Models include a satellite, a lunar module, a centrifuge which astronauts use to prepare for the physical sensations of launch, a treadmill which​ ​astronauts use to stay fit in space, and a “space robot”. During this unit, students will learn some of the science behind launching things into orbit, will hear about the most-distant man-made object in the universe, and discuss what it is like to be an astronaut in space. Are you a budding astronaut? An adventurer who loves space exploration? Then you’ll love our Space theme projects.L et Bricks 4 Kidz launch your imagination to outer-space and beyond!

  • October 11, 2018  3:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Space Adventures Lego Engineering School Enrichment ~ Registration Open!
    Tops K-8 School, 2500 Franklin Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA

    Register at location

    For kids in K-5

    Each week, students will learn about real-life space exploration and build a new model related to the NASA space program. Models include a satellite, a lunar module, a centrifuge which astronauts use to prepare for the physical sensations of launch, a treadmill which​ ​astronauts use to stay fit in space, and a “space robot”. During this unit, students will learn some of the science behind launching things into orbit, will hear about the most-distant man-made object in the universe, and discuss what it is like to be an astronaut in space. Are you a budding astronaut? An adventurer who loves space exploration? Then you’ll love our Space theme projects.L et Bricks 4 Kidz launch your imagination to outer-space and beyond!

  • October 12, 2018  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Group Tutoring and Creative Building School Enrichment ~Registration Open!
    ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    Click here to Register on 6Crickets!

    Join us for core-subject tutoring with groups of up to 4 students, or for after-school creative building. Legos and other STEM-maker maker materials will be provided.

    Register for our other "Fridays at Atlas" events, which include: Robotics Workshop (from 4 to 5:30pm) and Parent's Night Out (from 6 to 9pm).

  • October 12, 2018  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Robotics Workshop ~ Registration Open!
    ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    Click here to register on 6Crickets!

    Build a real working robot with Lego Mindstorms Ev3! Workshoppers will be guided through the fundamentals of hobby robotics and will get the opportunity to create their own unique designs.

    Register for our other "Fridays at Atlas" events, which include: Group Tutoring and Creative Building (from 3 to 4pm) and Parent's Night Out (from 6 to 9pm).

  • October 12, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Parents Night Out Event ~ Registration Open!
    ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    Click Here to Register on 6Crickets!

    Take the night off while we entertain the kiddos. We’ll provide movies, games, and legos to keep them occupied while you get that much-deserved break to kick off the weekend!

    Register for our other "Fridays at Atlas" events, which include: Group Tutoring and Creative Building (from 3 to 4pm) and Robotics Workshop (from 4 to 5:30pm).

  • October 18, 2018  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Space Adventures Lego Engineering School Enrichment ~ Registration Open!
    McGilvra Elementary School, 1617 38th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA

    Register at location

    For Kids in K-5

    Each week, students will learn about real-life space exploration and build a new model related to the NASA space program. Models include a satellite, a lunar module, a centrifuge which astronauts use to prepare for the physical sensations of launch, a treadmill which​ ​astronauts use to stay fit in space, and a “space robot”. During this unit, students will learn some of the science behind launching things into orbit, will hear about the most-distant man-made object in the universe, and discuss what it is like to be an astronaut in space. Are you a budding astronaut? An adventurer who loves space exploration? Then you’ll love our Space theme projects.L et Bricks 4 Kidz launch your imagination to outer-space and beyond!

  • October 18, 2018  3:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Space Adventures Lego Engineering School Enrichment ~ Registration Open!
    Tops K-8 School, 2500 Franklin Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA

    Register at location

    For kids in K-5

    Each week, students will learn about real-life space exploration and build a new model related to the NASA space program. Models include a satellite, a lunar module, a centrifuge which astronauts use to prepare for the physical sensations of launch, a treadmill which​ ​astronauts use to stay fit in space, and a “space robot”. During this unit, students will learn some of the science behind launching things into orbit, will hear about the most-distant man-made object in the universe, and discuss what it is like to be an astronaut in space. Are you a budding astronaut? An adventurer who loves space exploration? Then you’ll love our Space theme projects.L et Bricks 4 Kidz launch your imagination to outer-space and beyond!

  • October 19, 2018  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Group Tutoring and Creative Building School Enrichment ~Registration Open!
    ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    Click here to Register on 6Crickets!

    Join us for core-subject tutoring with groups of up to 4 students, or for after-school creative building. Legos and other STEM-maker maker materials will be provided.

    Register for our other "Fridays at Atlas" events, which include: Robotics Workshop (from 4 to 5:30pm) and Parent's Night Out (from 6 to 9pm).

  • October 19, 2018  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Robotics Workshop ~ Registration Open!
    ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    Click here to register on 6Crickets!

    Build a real working robot with Lego Mindstorms Ev3! Workshoppers will be guided through the fundamentals of hobby robotics and will get the opportunity to create their own unique designs.

    Register for our other "Fridays at Atlas" events, which include: Group Tutoring and Creative Building (from 3 to 4pm) and Parent's Night Out (from 6 to 9pm).

  • October 19, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Parents Night Out Event ~ Registration Open!
    ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    Click Here to Register on 6Crickets!

    Take the night off while we entertain the kiddos. We’ll provide movies, games, and legos to keep them occupied while you get that much-deserved break to kick off the weekend!

    Register for our other "Fridays at Atlas" events, which include: Group Tutoring and Creative Building (from 3 to 4pm) and Robotics Workshop (from 4 to 5:30pm).

Instructors

Mickie Centrone

BEAM Manager

Mickie is the glue that connects the educational aspirations of Beam Experiences with the teacher management and engagement. At Beam, we pride ourselves in maintaining a high level of teacher to child engagement, as well as, having serious fun! Mickie’s educational background includes a Master of Fine Art in Creative Writing at the University of Washington.

Alex Bonfield

Beam Senior Teacher

Alex’s love and expertise in everything art, animation, video game creation, and robotics makes him a unique teacher at Beam. Alex also has a hand in all Beam curriculum creation in order to integrate STEAM in everything we do. Alex earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in computer animation from James Madison University.

Aaron Miller

BEAM Teacher

Aaron’s passion for robotic engagement and programming makes him a great team member of Beam. Aaron enjoys building workshops and curriculum around the latest in robotic thinking. From kids workshops to robot date night, Aaron’s passion is infectious.

Melanie Corey-Ferrini

Beam Founder

She is also the CEO of Dynamikspace, a creative engineering firm. Melanie wanted to create classes for kids that allow for open and creative brainstorming of ideas in a risk-free environment. Melanie enjoys sketching while traveling, as well as building and tinkering in order to create new ideas.

Leah Wapnitsky

BEAM Party Host

Leah is a seasoned, experiential educator. When not in front of a Lego® build, she's cooking, doing volunteer work, or searching for the best bagel in Seattle.

Michelle Nelson

BEAM Teacher

Michele is an experienced educator and has worked with kids is many roles and settings. She's a dedicated volunteer and enjoys the challenge of ever-changing environments and motivating others to be their best. Michele loves walking her yellow lab and finding the best hiking trails in the Seattle area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in special education from the University of Florida.

Adrian Helmus

BEAM Teacher

Adrian is an eclectic, lifetime learner who loves to build and play. When she's not constructing awesome Lego creations with Beam students, she's either grooming dogs or live-streaming her gaming channel on Twitch.

Are you ready to share your passion for STREAM education and fun! We are always looking for new Beam Team members. Send us your resume and cover letter. We will contact you as there are openings.

Join the Team

Partners

BEAM in Your School

BEAM In Your School

Building robots, experimenting with stop motion, creating 3d structures with marshmallows and cardboard; these are the things that BEAM specializes in. We bring an exciting and hands on approach to STREAM based learning.

Learn more

Excited to begin? Click here for our program interest form and let us know what programs or events you would like at your location. You can download and send it back to us at studio@beamexperiences.com!

Get Started!

Want to know more about our sister company Bricks 4 Kidz? Take a peek at their website.

Bring BEAM to your School

Get In Touch!

Are you interested in becoming a BEAM teacher or bringing one of our classes to your child’s school? Let us know! We are always excited to talk to people interested in what BEAM has to offer.