In this fun, hands-on workshop participants make a small felt monster with LED eyes that light up when you squeeze its tummy. In this workshop, participants will Learn some basic electronics and soft circuits concepts. No previous experience with electronics or sewing is required. This workshop is fun for all ages. This is a great DIY gift!
This workshop is being held in partnership with the Cultural Arts Center as part of the exhibition “Hypothesis”.
About the Instructor
Dr. Alison Colman’s first venture into new media and digital art was as an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University. She continued on this path as a freelance computer animator and graduate student at The Ohio State University, where she received her MA and Ph.D. Most of her coursework was through the Advanced Computing Center for Art and Design at The Ohio State University, where she developed a strong interest in 3D animation, digital art, cyberculture studies, art criticism, and education. She has published scholarly articles on digital art and theory in journals such as Visual Arts Research, Studies in Art Education, and the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, written artist reviews for the Tate Gallery Online and Furtherfield.com, and has lectured on digital art and art criticism nationally and internationally. Her work has also been screened at Siggraph, the Parsons School of Art and Design, and the Big Muddy Film Festival.
After teaching in the School of Art at Ohio University, Athens from 2002-2007, Dr. Colman founded the Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts, where she has served as its founding director up to the present. Under her direction, the Fuse Factory has served hundreds of new media and sound artists and experimental electronic musicians from around the U.S. and Ohio, along with thousands of people around central Ohio, through its performances, exhibitions, and workshops.
Registration fee for the workshop is $10. To register for the workshop, please follow the following link, which will take you to the Cultural Arts Center’s online registration system: https://apm.activecommunities.com/columbusrecparks/Activity_Search/57889