Workshops are Being Scheduled for July & August at the Morean
Motivation and curiosity are the building blocks for learning.
Giving a young person the ability to make a tangible object from their own thinking is powerful. The 3D object becomes the fuel for creativity. There is something special that happens when a youngster can bring an idea into reality. It is motivating. It creates curiosity. Think It .... Make It TM.
Motivation and curiosity makes learning fun. Hear from one of our 5th grade students, click here for the video.
Why 3D Printing and Design? STEAM (Science - Technology - Engineering - ART - Math) The Morean is bringing a unique opportunity to you for your kids -- a blending of technology and art. In the end, art is about expression, with the advent of 3D printing the process of "making" something has shifted from the "how" to the "what". And the "what" is the design part...the thinking part. We call it "Think It ... Make It".
3D PRINTING GRABS ATTENTION 3D printing is amazing. Kids (and adults) are mesmerized by it. However, without learning how to design, 3D printers are merely 3D copy machines. In other words, printing what other people have designed - missing the potential for creating a desire for learning.
THINK IT ... MAKE IT Kids are already adept at working in the 3D virtual world -- thanks to their computer games. You might not consider gaming a useful skill, but it is. The skills they have developed playing games are directly transferable to 3D design...and yes, it is called CAD, just like real engineers use. Only we teach a very simplified and free version called TinkerCAD.
Back in the day, schools taught shop. Unfortunately, mainly to the boys, but that is changing now. A kid spent weeks making something that someone else designed. 3D printing changes all of that, we call it 21st Century Shop (tm).
THE WORKSHOPS: 21st Century Shoptm The workshops taught at the Morean all feature the following:
Create3D employs USF Engineering students as instructors
Workshop are limited to 9 students
Each student will have their own Apple Mac for designing
Each student will design their own project using TinkerCAD
The cost of 3D printing their project is included and will be available for pickup the following week. 3D printing is cool but not fast.
101: Introduction to 3D Printing & Design and TinkerCAD (basic)
Project: Design a free format base, add their name, and insert a hole so if can be attached to something or worn
102: 3D Printing & Design with TinkerCAD (advanced)
Project: Play architect and design a small house, with windows, doors and more...only limited by their creativity
201: TinkerCAD Review: Prerequisites are 101 and 102
For those of you who have taken 101 and 102 previously, this will be a chance to brush up on your skills. There will a choice of projects to make.
202: Advanced Modeling: Prerequisites are 101 and 102
After completing the CORE, students can enroll in workshops to learn how to design specific projects.
For example, one workshop will be how to design these fish fossils. It can move in all directions...and no, it is not assembled...the magic of 3D printing.
These workshops will also be offered on-line (live) - so if you have a computer your young creator will be able to participate from home. Just like with the other workshops, their 3D prints will be available for pickup the following week at the Morean Arts Center.
3D PRINTING SERVICES
When your student decides to designing on their own, we also offer 3D printing services. They can design it and we will print and deliver to the Morean. They can send us a link to their design and we will provide you a quote.
Of course, we also sell 3D printers, starting at $250...when they decide this is something they like.