All Classes

The California Automobile Museum offers a wide variety of classes. Below is a list of classes offered by the museum at various times, and please click here to register for the upcoming classes. For more information on any of these classes, or to request notification for future scheduling, write to education@calautomuseum.org.

Space is limited and pre-registration/payment is required for all classes. The class fee includes Museum admission, as well as lunch for all-day classes (6+ hours).

2014 Schedule

January
Saturday the 18
Racing & Engineering for Teens / time 12-4pm
Saturday the 25th
Clay Modeling for Mini Car Designers / 10am-12pm
Automotive Design & Clay Modeling / 1pm-5pm

March
Saturday the 15th
Kids Basics Engine / 12:30pm-4pm
Saturday the 22nd
ARTomotive Photography / 9am-2pm

May
Saturday the 10th
Model T Basics & Driving / 9am – 2pm
Saturday the 24th
Details of Detailing / 9am – 2pm

June
Saturday the 7th & Sunday the 8th
Muscle Car Tune-Up Two-Day Workshop / 9am-2pm
Saturday the 14th
Model A Basics & Driving / 9am – 2pm

July
Kids & Kars Camp / 9am – 1 pm
Monday the 7th
Camp: Youth Basic Engine Class
Tuesday the 8th
Camp: Automotive Design & Clay Modeling
Wednesday the 9th
Camp: Muscle Cars Workshop
Thursday the 10th
Camp: Electric Vehicles
Friday the 11th
Camp: Rides in Cars 

September
Saturday the 13th
Model T Focus on Driving / 10am – 1pm
Saturday the 20th
Model A Focus on Driving / 10am – 1pm

October
Saturday the 11th
Clay Modeling for Mini Car Designers / 10am-12pm
Automotive Design & Clay Modeling / 1pm-5pm
Saturday the 18th
Model T Tune Up Class / 10am – 4pm
Saturday the 25th
ARTomotive Photography / 9am – 2pm

Sunday the 26th
BOO-seum / 12am – 4pm

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Model A Basics & Driving

This class is presented by the Sacramento Capitol A’s car club.  It is designed to give students an understanding of Model A constructions, nomenclature, operation and basic maintenance and history.  Each student will have the opportunity to drive a Model A!

$85 Non-Member / $75 Member

 

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Muscle Car Tune-Up

*This is a 2-day workshop. This hands-on workshop is designed for those cars of the 1960s and 1970s.  Topics include technical service tips on the cranking systems, engine condition, ignition and advance, base timing, fuel system performance tests and service tips.  The class also includes information on parts resources for muscle cars. Students are encouraged to bring their muscle car to class so they can perform tune-up tests and adjustments directly on their vehicle.

$99 Non-Member / $89 Member

 

Model T Tune-Up Class

This hands-on workshop from 10am-4pm is designed for those who want to learn how to Tune Up their Model T Ford. Students will be personally taught by Milt Webb, our very own “Dr. T”. Topics include the demonstration of tests and measurements of the starter / battery, engine condition (compression tests), ignition service (spark plugs, coil checks, and timing), and fuel system checks (tank, carburetor cleaning and adjustments).

All students are highly encouraged to bring their Model T Ford to class so they can perform tune-up tests and adjustments directly on their vehicle!

$85 Non-Member / $75 Member

 

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Artomotive Photography Workshop

Cameras and cars seem to go together, don’t they?  If it’s aiding a sale, documenting restoration, or simply capturing the beautiful design of a vehicle; photography plays an important role to the automotive hobby. In this workshop you will learn tips and techniques for enhancing your automotive photographs.  This class is oriented toward digital photography and will include demonstrations on how to use Adobe Photoshop to enhance your photography.  Please note that this course assumes that all adult students have an intermediate knowledge of photography and can bring their own camera equipment including a tripod and their cameras user manual.

$45 Non-Member / $35 Member

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Youth Basic Engine

This is a hands-on 3 hour class aimed at students 4thgrade and up.  Students learn how an engine works by taking apart a Briggs and Stratton one cylinder engine to see how the solids, liquids and gases interact to make it run.  Students also get to fire up several different types of engines to see how each gets their specific job done.

$25 Non-Member / $20 Member

 

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Racing & Engineering for Teens

Geared towards high school students, this class is taught by Hornet Racing. These CSU Sacramento students are a Formula SAE team which race in an international competition! They develop their engineering skills through management of a competitive racing team, and they want to share their knowledge with you! Learn what it is like to be an engineer and the inside workings of what it takes to build a race car from scratch. Students can see one of Sac State’s race cars and will build a motorized toy car in a group in the class.

$40 Non-Member / $25 Member

 

Kids Class Clay Modeling California Automobile Museum

Clay Modeling for Mini Car Designers

For small hands only! The kids will be able to see and experience how cars have different shapes and designs over the years, and then they can build their own car out of clay – similar to how car designers still do it today! The final product can be taken home as a keepsake from the class. We recommend that the kids wear clothing that can get dirty. This class is aimed for children aged 3 to 6 years old. Adult guardians are required to attend without charge.

$20 Non-Member / $15 Member

 

Automotive Clay Modeling Class California Automobile Museum - Ferdinand Porsche

Automotive Design & Clay Modeling

Whether you are a design fan or novice, this class is sure to impress. Adults will learn from our resident expert on automotive design about the tools designers and companies used, as well as important styling trends used throughout the history of the car. Then the student can try to design their own car in clay. Will your car be classic, modern, or unlike anything else seen before? And that clay masterpiece you will make? You get to take it home with you!

$30 Non-Member / $25 Member

 

For inquiries about any of these classes, please write to education@calautomuseum.org