Smash Art, a tinkering workshop for children and adults, will show how to transform electronics into repurposed objects, toys and robotics. This special two-hour workshop will be held in partnership with the UTC Fine Arts Department on May 19 and July 14 from 1-3 p.m. at Creative Discovery Museum. Materials will be provided for participants.
One art student and one engineer student from UTC will guide kids and adults with step-by-step directions on how to transform electronics into cool, repurposed objects or art. This science and art collaborative workshop is designed to show how art and technology can be combined to create a final product such as a television screen that is transformed into an Etch-A-Sketch.
“Smash Art promotes a level of curiosity inside us all about how things work and how to recycle parts into something new," said Liza Blair, arts manager at Creative Discovery Museum. "This is a chance for kids to see how art and technology work together, whether it’s through design principles, mechanics, form or structure. We want to provide a venue for ensuring the lost art of tinkering, exploration and curiosity is reinforced and encouraged.”
The Smash Art Workshop is included in paid admission to the Museum. Reservations are not required. For more information on Smash Art, visit www.cdmfun.org or call 648-6069.