To prepare for the new maker art courses I am teaching this semester, I invited some of my art maker friends from ‘Pataphysical Studios to prototype different ways to make animals move in the Chinese New Year Wonderbox I am asking my students to build.
Our art maker team included Jean, Natalina, Cynthia, Howard and Mark, Geo and we all gathered in Geo Monley's fabulous maker space at Tam High, on Martin Luther King Day. Beforehand, I fabricated small animal figures with a laser cutter. We created our first prototypes with these cut-out wood figures, to explore different ways to make the animals move with hobby motors.
It was a really fun and productive session, and we got a lot done together. More importantly, this was a great way to grow community around what could become our first public maker space in Mill Valley, if all goes well with our first maker courses. Thank you, everyone!
Learn more about the Wonderbox program: http://bit.ly/wonderbox-overview
Learn more about my first art maker course at the Lycée Français in Sausalito, where we are now creating Chinese New Year wonderboxes: http://bit.ly/maker-art-sausalito-2016
Learn more about our upcoming maker course at Tam High in Mill Valley, where Geo and I will invite students to build a City of the Future in April and May 2016: http://bit.ly/maker-course-tam-high-spring-2016
Learn more about Geo’s Tam High technical courses<a href="marinlearn.com/index.cfm?method=ClassListing.ClassListingDisplay&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=28
View more maker art photos in this Flickr album: flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157663074065150
View more Tam High photos in this Flickr album: flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157660433218276