come together

come together

come together: athens maker fest!

we love our come together events!
this one was super fun, as we teamed up with our friends from athica at the lyndon house for the athens maker fest!

the event hosted makers of all types...lace makers and spinners on up to people working with 3-d printers and robotics...a little something for everyone!

inspired by some of rinne's photography projects, all 3 of our activites had to do with light and optics, but in a very fundamental way. we made sun prints with found objects outside on the sidewalk. we also created a walk-in camera obscura room where the walls were filled with images projected from the outside. and, last but not least, there were 10 portable camera obscura that folks could put on their head to learn how a camera works (thanks to our friends janelle & ryan who fabricated them for us!).

it was great to see so many people out enjoying all types of making, and we thank the lyndon house for hosting such a great event, and thanks to hatch athens for putting it all together!

inside the camera obscura room:





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come together:fall

we had another great day with the creative folks from Athica, Georgia Museum of Art, and Treehouse kid&craft at our third Come Together event! each organization desinged an activity for different age groups based on the theme of "vessels". arrow led the 1 to 3 year olds and used glue and tissue paper to make bowls, using an inflated balloon as the base. then, treehouse brought yarn, glue and tin cans- the 4 to 6 year old children wound the yard around the cans covering them in multi-colored lines. GMOA had clay and jewels for the 7 to 10 year olds to make their own bejeweled cups with, in honor of their new catherine the great exhibit, and athica had ingredients for carving stamps and making books for the older kids, although all the ages mingled with all the different crafts- a sure sign of fun! thank you, everyone!