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TeenShop Workshop Wednesday

About this Arts, Design and Technology STEM After-school Program:

Get immersed in the new world of 2D/2.5D and 3D design and learn how to engage in and shape the world with art, design and technology. Kids love to get creative and this after school program will get them on their feet and engaged hands-on with STEM and 21st century tools.
  • Learn to use easy, free, browser based computer aided design software
  • Expand spatial thinking from 2D to 3D
  • Develop and enhance a creative mindset
  • Design and build a set of objects of increasing sophistication
  • Exercise skills in critical thinking, problem solving and creativity
  • Build a foundation of knowledge about digital data and how to transform it
  • Practice learning by doing
  • Develop an awareness of the designed dimension of objects and systems
  • Hone skills to shape the world through building, tinkering, re/designing and hacking
Takeaways:
  • Lots of cool things made during the program
  • Best practices and principles of design for 2D laser cutting and 3D printing
  • Hands-on laser cutting, 3D printing, soldering and physical computing experience
  • Design skills that can be continued at home using free, browser based software
  • Experience in our 3000 sqft Amazing Wonder Workshop
  • Knowledge of how 21st century digital design and fabrication technology works and how it is transforming our world
Example Projects:
  • 3D Name Tag
  • Spiral printed vase
  • Living hinge bracelet
  • Finger-jointed box
  • Living hinge journal and book covers
  • Artistic hardwood bookmarks
  • Jewelry
  • Puzzles
  • Gears
  • Mechanisms
Catylator arts, design and technology STEM programs are taught by a real engineer with over 26 years design experience and are targeted for fifth graders through ninth graders.
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