February Makerspace Monday Recap and What’s Next

Makerspace Monday @ The PlaygroundFebruary’s Makerspace Monday was joined by a very special guests, Jill Wells and Ava. We were all surrounded by a rainbow of colors and textured flowers. It felt like spring was right around the corner. Everyone had fun adding their own designs featuring the Makerspace I AM Skywalk Activation Project workshop! Flowers were added to Styrofoam letters, I. A.M.  

After the Makerspace creatives had completed their portion of the I AM Project, Ava and Jill will put all the pieces together. Two 4’ x 5’ canvases. Each canvas will have the “I AM” braille quotes printed out and adhered to the surface of each canvas. One canvas, painted in beautiful, blue jewel tones and braille “I AM” quotes only on the surface. One canvas, painted in beautiful, blue jewel tones with braille “I AM” quotes only on the surface AND floral “I AM ” letters adhered to the canvas surface, above the braille text. Both canvases will be sealed with epoxy resin, so they can be touched by the observer and read. This project is designed to be a sensory, interactive set of works. 

Continue to follow the story of what happens next for the Makerspace I AM Skywalk Activation Project. These canvases will be installed on a skywalk wall at 701 Grand Avenue with Principle, no later than March 31st! Can’t wait!  

Coming in March at our Makerspace
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Date: March 14th, 2022
Ages: All Ages
Activity: Metal Tooling Designer Wall Hanging!
Location: Iowa Department for the Blind, 524 Fourth Street Des Moines, IA 50309
Online Registration

If you are unable to join in person, no problem, just complete the online registration form and choose “mail activity kit and video link” directly to your preferred address.

Please contact Denise Bean at denise.bean@blind.state.ia.us or 515-452-1338

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