Little things can add up to something big.

This was the lesson behind “Art Day” at our November 24th Junior Makers meeting. We talked about how small pixels on your computer screen can add up to eye-popping graphics. Armed with a variety of colorful sticky notes, our Makers colored the walls, creating images out of the pixel-like pieces of paper.

We also explored stop motion animation, a technique that uses small changes in a series of images to give the appearance of movement. Our Makers drew pictures, manipulated figurines, and molded Play-Doh to bring their imagination to life.

Giving students hands-on learning opportunities and the freedom to express their creativity is a core concept of Junior Makers. Designed for 9 to 11 year-olds, this youth program introduces children to a variety of new technologies and STEM-related concepts in fun, interactive ways. Every Tuesday we tackle a new topic, from 3D printing to electricity to robots. Empowering children to make things instills a sense of curiosity that fosters learning long after they have left Do Space.



About Author
Brian Sarnacki, Community Projects Specialist

Brian is a Community Projects Specialist for Do Space and a graduate of Notre Dame and UNL with degrees in History. He lives with his Chiweenie named Wesley, who owns many adorable sweaters.