Friday 01 August 2008 12:30 Age: 5 yrs
Artbotics Workshop for Educators
This summer, the Artbotics team offered a workshop on how you can adapt and use their materials for your school, university, museum or community group on June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th 2008. The workshop was led by UMass Lowell professors Holly Yanco (Computer Science), Hyun Ju Kim (Art) and Fred Martin (Computer Science) together with Diana Coluntino (Youth Arts Program Coordinator at The Revolving Museum) and Adam Norton (Art student).
Participants were put through a basic, trimmed course, sped up from 8 weeks to 3 days, to give them a general idea of the processes and methods behind teaching the course. Lectures on said processes and methods were given as well as on Cricket programming and art theory, and images and videos were displayed via projector. Each educator was given a binder full of Artbotics information, dating back to the original 2006 Pilot Program and up to its current status. Their projects were based around a word their picked randomly and involved servo motors, lights, DC motors, and foamcore (essential parts behind all Artbotics projects). They presented their projects on the 3rd day and evaluated the workshop with Linda Silka. Check out http://www.artbotics.org for more info or the Artbotics Image Gallery.