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Create a magical experience with art and technology!
In this after-school course for middle school students, you will build a Haunted House with animated characters, then bring it to life with motion, lights and sounds.
You will first create your own room in the house, with a spooky creature in a decorated ‘wonderbox’. You will then work with other students to design and make a Haunted House that includes all of your rooms.
You will learn to design a miniature world, build it with a variety of tools, animate it with electronics, and tell its story in a short video. We will also show you how to make simple robots and program the popular Arduino board to create a magical experience.
This hands-on activity will help you make your own interactive art, in a playful way that makes learning more fun. You will develop a range of skills: science, technology, engineering, art and math skills (STEAM); creative expression, communication, storytelling and teamwork.
We will meet on Wednesdays for 8 weeks, from September 28 to November 16, between 3:30pm and 5:30pm, in our new makerspace at Tam High School. Multimedia innovator Fabrice Florin will teach this course, with members of our Tam Makers community.
This 8-week course costs $325. All materials are included (a $75 value). You can take your creation home with you at the end of the course, along with your Arduino and electronic parts.
Learn more about this course:
- Who is it for?
- When is it?
- Where is it?
- What will we learn?
- What tools and materials will we use?
- Who is teaching this?
- How much does it cost?
- How can I sign up?
- How can I learn more?
Who is it for?
This program is aimed at middle school children, ages 10-15 (grades 6-9). No experience necessary!
When is it?
This weekly class will run for 8 weeks, from September 28 to November 16, 2016, every Wednesday between 3:30pm and 5:30pm.
Where is it?
This program will take place in the wood shop at Tam High:
What will we learn?
You will create your own interactive art, in a playful way that makes learning more fun. Working collaboratively, you will make lights blink, sounds play and things move — bringing characters to life inside a cardboard ‘wonderbox.’
You will also learn to program the popular Arduino board, to make your creations more interactive. Learn more in this online course guide for our Arduino 101 class.
This unique combination of art and technology will help you develop a range of new skills:
- critical and logical thinking;
- science, technology, engineering and math skills;
- Electronics, circuits, lights, motors and soldering;
- Arduino and computer programming;
- Adobe Illustrator and laser cutting;
- Sketchup and 3D printing;
- creative expression and storytelling skills;
- dramatic, pictorial, and musical interpretation;
- communication, collaboration and social skills.
To learn more about what we might do together, read about this spring’s Maker Art course:
What tools and materials will we use?
You will have access to these tools:
- Laser cutter
- 3D printer
- Electronics tools
- Light wood fabrication tools
- Small woodturning tools
You will also use one of our Windows computers, which include different software tools for makers (e.g.: Adobe Illustrator, Arduino, Sketchup, etc.), as well as a variety of soldering and other maker tools.
Your Arduino maker kit will include:
- a Arduino Uno kit
- a sound buzzer
- a servo motor
- a Neopixel Stick
- other parts (LEDs wires, buttons, resistors, etc.)
All materials are included (a $75 value). You can take your creation home with you at the end of the course (along with your Arduino and electronic parts).
Who is teaching this?
This maker course will be led by Fabrice Florin, with the help of other members of our maker community.
Fabrice is an art maker and social entrepreneur who creates unique experiences to inform and engage communities through digital and physical media. He has led the development of many pioneering products in education, news and entertainment, working with innovators such as Apple, Macromedia and Wikipedia. He is now a teacher and founder at Tam Makers in Mill Valley, where he teaches maker art to adults and teens.
Learn more at fabriceflorin.com .
How much does it cost?
This course is $325 per student, for 8 classes of 2 hours each.
All materials are included (a $75 value). You can take your creation home with you at the end of the course, along with your Arduino and electronic parts.
How can I sign up?
SORRY, THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Classes require a minimum of 6 participants and are limited to a maximum of 12 participants.
How can I learn more?
Look forward to hearing from you!