Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Build A Better Rube Goldberg Machine Workshop - Build A Better World 2017!
Program category: Media- Other
Visual Arts- Crafts
Program length: 2 hours
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: any size
Program description: Artist/Educator Jay Mankita guides and inspires kids to construct delightfully complicated contraptions that accomplish simple tasks. Jay supplies dominos, popsicle sticks, magnets, rubber bands, string, balls, marbles, etc…, set up includes Jay’s basic table and floor-based templates as well as some pre-constructed machines for kids to study and play with, with plenty of opportunities for making, and learning from, their own mistakes. Goofy fun, and real engineering, with a bit of Rube Goldberg history thrown into the mix.
Space/special requirements: Can be outdoors or inside. Tables, bookshelves, and floor space are great. Lots of supplies are provided, but participants will also be encouraged to bring objects to include in their "machines". (small labels will be available so objects can be claimed at the end) Please arrange for 1 hour prep time, and 45 minutes after the program to pack out.
Travel restrictions: None
Program fee: $351- $500
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.50
Notes about the fee: Libraries: $400 for a 2 hour workshop. Add travel unless block-booked.
Other notes: Travel may be reduced or waived if block-booked. Other block-booking discounts are available as well.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 10/31/2016
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Playful Earth Productions
Performer name: Jay Mankita
Phone: 413-627-3145
Mailing address: 310 Montague Rd
Amherst, MA 01002
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, Greenburgh Town Library, Lindenhurst Library, Port Jefferson Library, Northport-East Northport Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 10/31/2016


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