Past Events

events and workshops tinkerlab


Deep Space Sparkle Live WorkshopSanta Barbara,CA June 23-24, 2017

Art Together: Family Art Making, TinkerLab Art Studio, Palo Alto, CA

Ladies Drawing Nights, TinkerLab Art Studio, Palo Alto, CA

Open Draw, TinkerLab Art Studio, Palo Alto, CA

JSN’s Women’s Seminar, How to set up a home environment that fosters hands-on making and creativity, Kehilah High School, Palo Alto, CA


Silicon Valley Open Studios, May 14, Cubberley Community Center

ArtMaker Saturdays. 2 – 4 pm.

  • January 9 – Book Making
  • April 30 – Mail Art

Process Over Product. Parent and Teacher Training. San Francisco, CA 

Kids and Art Workshop. Artist Trading Cards. Palo Alto, CA

Alt Summit. How to Write a Book Proposal that can’t be Ignored. Salt Lake City, UT


Palo Alto, CA: Cubberley Artists Holiday Open Studios
Saturday November 21, 2015 11 am – 5 pm
Palo Alto, CA: Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 11 am – 5 pm. Cubberley Community Center. Studio U-5. More about Silicon Valley Open Studios here.

Palo Alto, CA: Saturday, May 9, 2 pm – 4 pm. Cubberley Community Center. Studio U-5. Join me and artist, Ann McMillan for hands-on fun for the whole family. This is a FREE drop-in program. The theme of this TinkerLab studio event is Sculpture. Ann will facilitate a wire-sculpture project and I’ll facilitate a paper sculpture project. If you’re coming with children, please plan to stay with them. This is not a drop-off event. Thanks!

Palo Alto, CA: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 11 am – 2 pm. Cubberley Community Center. Cubberley Community Day. Come visit me in my new studio with hands-on art making for all ages. Studio U-5.

The Creative Table: Exploring Materials Combinations for Young Makers. Professional Development at Google Children’s Center, Mountain View, CA

Family Fling at the ExploratoriumSan Francisco, CA

Meet the Maker: Tinkering Workshop for Children.Ventana School. Los Altos, CA

How to set up a home environment that fosters hands-on making and creativity, Los Gatos Saratoga Observation Nursery School, Los Gatos, CA

Marion Cilker Art Education Conference. Keynote. San Jose, CA

2014 Events

Portland, OR: Sunday, December 14, 2014 Portland Museum of Art. Hands-on activities and book signing

Palo Alto, CA: Sunday, December 7, 2014 Palo Alto Art Center. Hands-on Science and book signing.

San Jose, CA: Friday, November 21, 2014 San Jose State University, Marion Cilker Conference for the Arts in Education, Keynote Talk

San Jose, CA: Sunday, October 5, 2014 San Jose Museum of Art, Hands-on workshop and museum looking activity

Los Altos, CA: Saturday, September 13 Helix (Exploratorium), Book Launch Party

Cambridge, MA: Sunday, August 10 Porter Square Books, Book Signing + Activity from the book

NYC, NY: Saturday, August 2 Books of Wonder, Book Signing + Activity from the book

San Francisco, CA: Sunday, July 20  Books Inc., Book Signing + Activity from the book, Laurel Village

Marin County, CA: Sunday, July 13 Book Passage, Book Signing + Activity from the book, Corte Madera

Stanford University, CA: Saturday, July 12, Play Symposium, Book Signing + Activity from the book, Cemex Auditorium