Well. Busy day. I'll have to remember that Tuesday is a good day to build stuff.
In the foreground, just inside the door of the Design Lab, is an origami instructable. It's a presentation board for a science fair, but set up as a teaching board to show students and adults how to make a tetrahedron from a paper plate. I built it myself.
Behind it is a tenement dollhouse held together with Makedō parts and hot glue. It's going to be a prototype of a unit on immigration for the fourth grade. Groups of three or four kids will build their own tenement and design the families that may have lived in it. Eventually, the class's tenements will form a neighborhood, and the kids will see the American melting pot: Lower East Side Manhattan, around 1910.
I think it's made from a box that used to hold polystyrene sheets in rolls. There was also a castle tower earlier today, and a mansion of the moon drawing. All in all, a productive day as an artist and a designer. I've built quite a lot of different things today. What I don't know how to do is help get my colleagues started on building and designing this stuff for themselves, or helping their students do it for themselves.
Over on the left is the outline of the table I'd like to build on the floor. I think, actually, that it's a little too small; it will need to be slightly longer, and slightly narrower, to work as a table in the Design Lab. But I'm building it tomorrow from cardboard, at least in prototype.