The Rye Arts Center is pulling out all the stops for its annual free Maker Day,Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12p – 4p. Workshops, demonstrations, and hands-on activities will introduce children of all ages to the cutting-edge tools of creativity.
STEAM Education integrates the Arts into the core curriculum subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The Rye Arts Center offers more than 100 STEAM classes each year and in 2016 earned ArtsWestchester’s Education Award for its innovative STEAM programming.
Maker Day will explore the many STEAM activities available:
Interactive Gaming & Design
“Making” with Duct Tape
Take Apart Zone
Video Game Creation
Maker Day will be preceded by a Minecraft Tournament at 11:00 AM where young competitors will show off their creative building skills. Maker Day participants will also have the opportunity to be among the first to experience The Rye Arts Center’s new Public Art Installation, The Portal. “Portals are gold spaces equipped with immersive audiovisual technology. When you enter a Portal, you come face-to-face with someone in a distant Portal live and full-body, as if in the same room.” – www.sharedstudios.com
Maker Day promises to be an experience full of discovery and fun for all ages.
For more information, call 914-967-0700.