One Time Build Workshop

Friday, December 29, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Leonardo's Basement

150 W 60th St
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Description: A variety of tools and materials are available for you to use to make projects to take home. You will be encouraged to take risks in the design and build process by trying new things. Work with instructors to design and build science, art, engineering and technology projects.

Target Age Range: ages 6 to 17 years

Cost per Child/Student: $25 ($15 scholarship rate)

Registration: register online at

Safety Policy: Children will be supervised at all times. The goal of Leonardo’s Basement is to create a fun, engaging and safe learning environment. However, the potential for accidents remains. Students may use tools such as utility knives, hot glue guns, hammers, saws, compressed air and power tools while at Leonardo’s Basement. Students are expected to use tools safely at all times. Projects make messes; in order to keep the workshop safe, students need to clean up at the end of class and whenever an instructor asks them to clean up. It is the responsibility of the student and the parent to read the Student Safety Guidelines prior to attending a class. Signing the registration form is an acknowledgement that you have read the Student Safety Guidelines.

What to Wear: Students should wear clothes that are appropriate for a workshop and studio environment.

  1. Feet should be totally protected (no sandals or open toed shoes or flip flops).
  2. Long hair must be tied back/secured if working with tools.
  3. No loose clothing or jewelry (loose sleeves, shirt tails etc). Any apparatus with moving pulleys or shafts (pumps, power tools) presents special safety concerns. Loose clothing poses a particular hazard when working with this type of equipment.
  4. Safety glasses are required whenever working with or near hammers, jigsaws, and compressed air or when otherwise requested by an instructor.
  5. No personal stereos (I-Pod, Walkman, etc.) in work areas.
  6. Students may not use cell phones during class time.

Sibling policy: All children in attendance must be enrolled in the program.
Parent/guardian/educator policy: This is a drop-off program. Adults are welcome, but not required to attend with their builder. Students may not be dropped off more than 15 minutes prior to a class or picked up more than 15 minutes after a class. Students may not wait outside Leonardo’s Basement for any reason. A parent, guardian or other designated adult must pick up a student directly from the teacher at the end of class. Please notify Leonardo’s Basement in advance if someone other than a parent or guardian will pick up a child. Written parental permission is required before a student will be allowed to walk, bike or take the bus home.

For more information, contact Leonardo's Basement at 612-824-4394 or info(at)

About Leonardo’s Basement

Scholarships: One-third of all children participating in programs at Leonardo’s Basement receive scholarships based upon household income. Scholarship funds are provided by generous individuals, corporations and foundations. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Leonardo’s Basement. Scholarships are available during the school year for families eligible for the reduced fee or free lunch program or with family income less than $45,000. All families requesting scholarship funds must provide income verification. Families must provide a copy of the reduced fee lunch program eligibility letter from your school district or page one of your IRS Form 1040. Leonardo’s Basement must receive this information one week after registering or the student will lose their place in the class.

Leonardo’s Basement is a one-of-a-kind creative learning environment for “kids” of all ages to design and build from their imagination.


  • Value learning through doing
  • Encourage process over product and emphasize taking creative risks
  • Respect all individuals and their potential to enrich the community
  • Recognize that children and adults learn from each other
  • Believe in the continuous development of the organization
  • Know everyone can be curious and creative


  • Helping people build their imaginations so that they can reinvent the world.

Information subject to change. Please check with Leonardo's Basement for the most current information.