AET Makerspace at NAEA 2016

We had an amazing time presenting an interactive makerspace at NAEA! Participants got a chance to discover 8 engaging makerspace activity stations that explored new media, engineering, and computer science. They got to learn to create with arduinos, 3D printers, sewable circuits, free design software, etc. Here is the list of all 8 presenters’ resources. We hope that everyone enjoyed it as much as we did and that it provided inspiration to take back to your own art classrooms! Thanks to the ArtEdTech (AET) group for sponsoring the session!

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Maker Play Workshops at San Marcos Public Library

Join us at the San Marcos Public Library for “Maker Play” workshops on July 10, 17, and 24 from 2-4 pm. Explore technology including 3D printing and simple robotics to bring your imagination to life with hands-on projects! This workshop is free and geared toward kids ages 7-12. Space is limited so please register through the SMPL website here.

This is a series of annual workshops that are in collaboration with Maker Camp, which supports a unique global summer camp experience for young artists and inventors ages 7-12. This year’s themes include: Far-Out Future, Flight, Fun and Games, Fantasy, Funkytown, and Farmstead, which will challenge every participant to learn new skills across a wide range of interests.

STREAM Fest 2015

stream-logoLooking for some free fun activities to do with your family this weekend? Well if you live in Central Texas you should bring your family to our STREAM Fest 2015 Saturday 1/31/15 from 11-4 at the San Marcos Activity Center and San Marcos Public Library.

The purpose of the festival is to provide hands-on activities that demonstrate how artists draw upon the other disciplines to create a variety of art. We will have 20 hands-on booths ongoing throughout the day at the Activity Center and 5 performances scheduled at the Library, including concerts and puppet shows. It is a great FREE creative opportunity for kids of all ages. I hope you will consider attending with your family and/or telling a few friends about the event.

Ongoing at Activity Center from 11-4:

SCIENCE
Rock Salt Watercolor Painting
Color Mixing with Light and Transparencies
Abstract Drawings from Microscope Projections

TECHNOLOGY
Imagination Station’s Stop Motion Animation
3D Printing demonstration

READING/WRITING
Calligraphy
Comics and Manga
Paper Engineering: Pop-up Card-making and Shadow Puppets
Storybook Character Face Painting

ENGINEERING
Freestyle Building Station
Make and Take Structure Building
Artistic Robots

ART
Freestyle Art Space
Collaborative Drawing (a.k.a. exquisite corpse)
Printmaking
Reflective Drawings

MATHEMATICS
3D Modular Kirigami Paper Puzzles & Tangrams
Tessellations
Photo Symmetry
Inkblot Mandalas

Scheduled Events at Library:

11:00-3:00 Scott Wade with Dirty Car Art demo
11:00-12:00 Terri Hendrix kids concert
12:00-1:00 Anasi and the Talking Melon Puppet Show
1:00-2:00 Science Sensations Stations
2:00-4:00 Lego Mania

(High Tech) Makerspace Saturdays

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You bring the design ideas and we’ll bring the tools, including laptops, 2D digital fabrication machines, and 3D printers. In case you don’t have a design idea we’ll also have some fun activities to spark your creativity and inspire you to make something awesome!

We’ll explore 2D design using free Silhouette Studio software and Silhouette Cameo digital fabrication machines that cut cardstock paper. We’ll also explore 3D printing using free TinkerCAD software, free AutoDesk 123d software, and PrintrBot Simple 3D printers that print your design out of biodegradable PLA plastic (watch this short video to see it in action).

Makercamp 2014

In partnership with The Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, The MAKE Lab invites you to join us Fridays for free makerspace activities and virtual fieldtrips!

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Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos
211 Lee Street
San Marcos, TX 78666

WHEN
10:30am-2pm
Fridays, July 25th – August 15th

 

DAY ACTIVITY THEME VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
July 25th Fun & Games Lego and Disney
August 1st Science & Technology Google’s self-driving car
August 8th DIY Music Blue Man Group
August 15th Make Believe Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

Contact Dr. Shaunna Smith for more information about attending: sfs36@txstate.edu or 512-245-4377

Sign-up on the Makercamp website to receive additional activity information and access to the global “maker” community.