STEM and Aesthetics – Youth Fuse Circuits with Art in a STEAM Activities Series

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Youth at the Village of Arts and Humanities (http://villagearts.org/) recently took a closer look at STEM and art, known as STEAM.

brain circuit - Art by Tolagunestro

Youth-With-Circuit-Art-Car-Shape

Julia Staples, Site Director for the Village of Arts & Humanities, noted, “[This is] a photograph from our latest class. I love the work they make…Our latest class called Fabrication Lab brings together the arts and sciences. Kids learn how to create circuits while thinking about aesthetics and artwork. This is a recent piece made by a new student to join us at The Village.”

In addition to The Village of Arts & Humanities, several OST programs, including Children’s Village, CORA Services, and Visitation BVM are working with the Franklin Institute to implement STEM projects that combine circuitry and simple mechanics. For example, youth produced creative circuits and cam systems to make a moving marionette.

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