Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Playful Engineers

Teaching artist and engineering enthusiast Jay Mankita

Jay has worked with kids and families for over 30 years. His workshops are experiential and inspiring.  He has a strong passion for engineering and making things move. Jay loves reliability and precision, but also shares his appreciation for learning that is random, and full of failure, as well as those unexpected "Aha!" moments. 

Jay loves to collaborate, and would enjoy hearing from you about your own projects. He says, “Do It Yourself doesn’t have to mean Do It By Yourself!”

Playful Engineers: Chain Reactions & Creative Contraptions at Home!

Jay offers live virtual sessions, plus ongoing, interactive online classes for your library, school, camp, or family – groups large or small. 

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I Have Worked With

  • June 2020

    I did a virtual STARS residency for this school consisting of 18 sessions. This was my 3rd time working with this school.

  • July 2019

    I have presented programs here 3 times in the last few years.

  • July 2019

    I have presented programs here twice in the last few years.

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Jay
Job Title/Position: 
Teaching Artist
Physical Address: 
310 Montague Rd
Amherst, MA 01002
Last Name: 
Mankita
Phone: 
4136273145

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Humanities - Science
Additional Disciplines: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Visual/Crafts - General
Year Founded: 
2015
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Design
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,500