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Explora: cultivating an ecosystem of maker educators in New Mexico
This article is part of a series of interviews with our partner organizations in the Making Spaces program. Read more Hub Highlights here. Meet Explora Explora Science Center & Children’s […]
Maker Education can (and must) meet this moment
Education is a political space, and it is dangerous to think of education as neutral. The transition into 2021 did not cure a global pandemic, deep racial injustice in America, […]
Learning in the Making: Everyone Loves Puppets!
What do Elmo, Baby Yoda, and Kermit the Frog all have in common? They are all puppets! Puppets are moveable models controlled by a person using strings, wires, hands, or […]
Agency by Design Oakland: Responding to the demands of distance learning in a digital divide
This article is part of a series of interviews with our partner organizations in the Making Spaces program. Read more Hub Highlights here. Meet Agency by Design Oakland Agency by Design […]
FREE PRINTABLES: 2021 Calendars
Happy New Year! Remember last year how we made a bunch of plans and 2020 was like “I do not care about one plan you have!”? Yeah, well, us too, […]
Imagining a “future world vivid with culture and diversity” – digging in with Jake Montano
Maker Ed chats with Jake Montano: a lover, fighter, spirited learner, and guest host on Learning in the Making: Puppets!
Welcome to the 5th Cohort of Making Spaces Hubs!
We are very excited to announce Maker Ed’s 5th cohort of Making Spaces Hubs! These 5 hubs—including 3 community makerspaces, a museum, and a university—are joining this 30-month professional learning […]
“Art is for EVERYONE!” – An Interview with Illustrator and Educator Bri James
Maker Ed chats with Bri James, Maker Ed’s Content and Communications Strategist and guest host on Learning in the Making: Stamps and Patterns.
Grounded in Community: How spectrUM Discovery Area Supports Making for Rural and Tribal Youth in Montana
This article is part of a series of interviews with our partner organizations in the Making Spaces program. Read more Hub Highlights here. Tell us a little bit about your […]
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.
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