‘Maker Party’ blends art and tech craft for kids

For many children, Saturday mornings are a time for goofing off with friends, playing games on their iPad, learning gymnastics or competing on a team in an athletic tournament. At a Saturday “Maker Party” organized by the Sprout Fund, hundreds of parents and children stoked their creativity by producing everything from art to videos at the Society for Contemporary Craft in the Strip District. At a dozen different stations, children and adults could story-board a movie, build puppets, learn gardening basics, sew, make a mobile app or dip their hands in water to create homemade textured paper. The basic steps of Andy Warhol’s silkscreen process were available through a mobile app and Stephanie Garrison, a member of The Andy Warhol Museum’s education department, was there to walk people

Source: www.post-gazette.com

Great examples of Maker Activities that were part of a Saturday event sponsored by the Sprout Fund in Pittsburgh.

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