Facilitated Workshops

Internal Self-Portraits Workshop

Mon + Wed-Sun
10:30am + 2:30pm

Workshop sign up located at Innovators Lab. No reservations.

Workshop availability subject to change. Please check our calendar for updates. 

The Museum's Makerspace

The Rosso Family Foundation Innovators LAB is our collaborative makerspace where we work with local artists and experts from various fields to create a design challenge to nurture creativity, problem solving, skill building and learning.

What sets the Innovators LAB apart from other makers spaces is the inclusion of resident professionals which include artists, architects, engineers and others. These resident professionals develop design challenges alongside our Creative Team to provide open-ended, skill-building projects that explore real world issues. The Innovators LAB targets families with children ages 6-13 and provides opportunities to experiment with a variety of ideas, materials and hands-on techniques.

Things to know before visiting the Innovators LAB:

  • Workshop sign up is located at the Innovators Lab; there are no reservations.
  • Morning sign up starts at 9am until full, and the workshop starts promptly at 10:30am.
  • Afternoon sign up starts at 1pm until full, and starts promptly at 2:30pm.
  • Capacity is 8 children for the guided workshop.
  • Ages 6+ is adhered to for safety.

current workshops

Science Fiction Landscape Workshop (6+)

Mon + Wed-Sun
Morning Signup: 9-10am
Morning Workshop: 10:30am
Afternoon Signup: 1-2pm
Afternoon Workshop 2:30pm

Our new Innovators LAB workshop is designed by this month’s Artist in Residence, Catalina Bellizzi-Itiola (she/her) aka CATAPHANT. She is a San Diego-based designer and fine artist with a background in music who arranges shapes, textures, and human elements to create artwork that communicates spiritual and mental states of being. The moniker CATAPHANT is a combination of “Catalina” and “Elephant”, a nick name that stuck after being used as a musician name.

In this workshop, we invite you to challenge your creativity by making a sculpture exploring qualities of your personality! Participants will experiment with paper and make personal connections to their identity through shape and form, rhythm, and pattern.

Open Making

Mon + Wed-Sun
9am + 1pm

Think, play and create with us! Discover your own making experience and bring ideas to life using a range of art materials, textiles, tools and more.

Virtual Design Challenges

Experience open making at home and create a unique piece of artwork using everyday household items listed in each design challenge. Click here to view design challenge videos.