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Maker Art: Create a Haunted House at the Lycée

We’re creating a Haunted House with lower-school students in our Maker Art class at the Lycée Français this fall.

 

In this after-school workshop, students are building a fantasy world together, with magical creatures, ghosts, witches and other animated characters inspired by Halloween.

 

We are combining arts and technology to bring their creations to life: each student will have their own room in our haunted house, and they will learn to build simple robots with motors and Arduino, then play with lights and sounds to tell their stories for our ‘show and tell’.

 

For our first class, we invited students to plan their Haunted House together, then design their rooms and characters, to be featured inside their cardboard ‘wonderboxes.’ My associate Sarah Brewer showed them how to create their own electronic circuit to light up an LED, using copper tape to connect the LED to the battery.

 

We teach this class to students in grades 4 and 5 at the Lycée Français in Sausalito, every Thursday at 3:30pm, from September 15 to December 15, 2016.

 

View more photos about this Haunted House class at the Lycée: bit.ly/haunted-house-lycee-2016-photos

 

Learn more about our Haunted House class at the Lycée:

bit.ly/haunted-house-lycee-2016

 

We are also offering this class for middle-school students at Tam Makers:

www.tammakers.org/haunted-house/

 

To learn more about our Maker Art programs, visit this page:

fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/14/teaching-maker-art/

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Taken on September 15, 2016