Tinkering Studio


The Tinkering Studio is The New School’s S.T.E.A.M. education hub for Pre-K through 8th grade students. With a focus on project-based learning, tactile experiences, and exposure to the most up-to-date technology, the Tinkering Studio provides a space for students to broaden their skill sets through the use of a variety of materials, tools and techniques.

The Tinkering Studio is a shared workshop where parents, teachers and students explore learning that combines science, technology, engineering, and art in playful and inventive ways, encouraging students to tinker, experiment, and be creative! Some of the things that your child might encounter in The Tinkering Studio are:

  • Circuitry
  • Textile processes like sewing and weaving
  • Stop-Motion Animation and Table Movie-Making
  • Break Stations with recycled toys, electrical systems and small appliances
  • Woodworking
  • Construction

These are all facilitated by New School teachers and staff, however fixed stations such as the marble run and Epic Lego Walls are available to students at all times. For younger students, we provide open-ended play and building experiences with a variety of media.


TNS Tinkering Studio 2nd Quarter Highlights from The New School on Vimeo.