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It’s Alive! Kinetic Creature Lab

Artist: FutureMakers

Type: Residencies

Who says sculpture can’t dance or draw? In this technology residency, your young makers invent kinetic electromechanical creatures with distinct personalities!  Students draw “coded” character sketches, decode the work of their peers, and develop their designs into 3-D creatures by “sketching with stuff.”  Finally, they bring them to life with motors, LED lights and electrical circuits.  Elementary students explore color, line, shape, form and kinetic elements, and assign personal meaning to their design choices.  Participants in grades 6 and above create coded creatures with increasingly more complex circuits and unique kinetic elements that allow them to draw.  All creatures go home after a culminating creature dance party!



Audience Limit: 25 students per classroom.

Program Length: 3 (minimum) to 5 (ideal) sessions per classroom.

Appropriate for Grades:
1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade


Assembly Price: NA

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: NA

Workshop Cost per Day: $100 per session.

Workshop Materials Fee: Supply costs may apply.

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements



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