What is a maker space? How do you incorporate STEM learning into a classroom, library, or other setting? In this class we will use studio design processes and inquiry practices to explore, design, make, share and re-mix art and technological creations using available technologies such as computers, electronics and laser cutters, and 3D printers. Classes will consist of a combination of seminar and maker lab. Students will explore a variety of techniques including basic circuitry, sewing, architecture, and design while seeking a balance between free exploration and discovery within parameters.
Allison Frick has a BFA in Textile Design from Moore College of Art and Design and an MLS from Drexel University. In her copious amounts of free time she teaches a graduate level course in Maker Education at Arcadia University, cans her own food, sews her own clothes and generally prepares to travel the Oregon Trail.
A limited number of $250 scholarships are available for this course. Our selection committee will prioritize scholarship awards to practicing artists, educators, and others who are under-represented in STEM fields.
This is part of The Hacktory’s Summer Hardware Bootcamp Series, supported by StartupPHL. Each weekly session runs in the evenings from Sunday through Friday. Be sure to check out our entire list of the Summer Bootcamp Series.