Learning in the Making: Stamps & Patterns
Patterns are all around us. Some are found in nature. Some are made by people. A pattern is a repeated decorative design. Patterns can tell stories and be used as a way of communicating. Since patterns repeat over and over again, it could be useful to have a tool that helps you easily recreate the same shape or image. That’s where stamps come in! A stamp is a tool that has an image on one end and a handle, or something to hold, on the other. The image on a stamp is not flat, but raised up. When you dip the image of the stamp into ink or paint and press it against a piece of paper, your image is transferred over. Patterns can be drawn out, but that would take a lot of time. Stamps give us a chance to play with making patterns.
Learning in the Making: Natural Paints
The natural world is filled with vibrant color! Our very own environments hold many valuable tools for creation. Would you believe me if I told you that in today’s project […]
“Find Your Bright Spot” – An Interview with Science Educator Annalise Klein
Learning in the Making: Live! invites guest hosts of color on as equal and valued partners and collaborators, so that they can tell their stories and showcase the amazing things they […]
Learning in the Making: Self-Care Kits
2020 has been an unexpected year for most of us. We’ve been faced with new challenges, a lot of changes, and that comes with many different emotional responses. As the 2020 presidential election gets closer and the winter blues start to kick in, we’ll need some more self care tools, tips and tricks to get us through this winter. Join us as we explore a variety of materials, learn more about emotional regulation, and make some tools that can help us in our times of need.
“Know who you are. Destroy the gate. Infiltrate. And MAKE!” An Interview with Mario Martinez-Muñoz
Maker Ed chats with Mario Martinez-Muñoz, guest host on Learning in the Making: Self-Love Headgear!
Learning in the Making: Autumn Festival Lanterns
Not only do lanterns look beautiful, they are often used to celebrate cultural traditions. If you live in the United States, you have probably made a jack-o-lantern for Halloween. In Hindu culture, a Kandeel lantern is used during Diwali, the Festival of Lights. In Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese cultures, lanterns are used in cultural celebrations such as the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival. This festival is a celebration of the moon and the Autumn harvest. This year it is celebrated on October 1st, 2020! What other types of lanterns and cultural celebrations can you think of?
Meet Aáron! Artist, Healer, Maker, and Learning in the Making: LIVE! Co-host
Aáron Heard joined the team at Maker Ed in September 2020 to support Learning in the Making: LIVE! as Host and organizer — we’re so excited to see what she creates! Learn more about her in her first blog post.
Searching for Non-verbal Language: An Interview with Carolina Simon-Pardo
Learning in the Making: Live! invites guest hosts of color on as equal and valued partners and collaborators, so that they can tell their stories and showcase the amazing things […]
A Community Spark for Play: Maker-Centered Learning at Knock Knock Children’s Museum
This article is part of a series of interviews with our partner organizations in the Making Spaces program. Read more Hub Highlights here. Can you imagine very young children… Making […]