Massachusetts Institute of Technology / MIT Museum
Building N51 265 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
Open Daily 10am – 5pm / Closed Major Holidays
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Thank you for your interest in Splash workshops at the MIT Museum during the Cambridge Science Festival. The sessions described below are for middle and high school students only. A reservation request form follows the descriptions. Please choose your first and second choice session. The workshop coordinator will confirm your request or place you on a wait list as space is available.
Hand-Drawn Holograms (reservation list is full)
Instructor: Robin Deits
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Number of students: 12
"Holograms are awesome, but they're too expensive and difficult to produce to be an easy art form...until now! In this class, I will teach you how to make abrasion holograms by hand using just a compass and a sheet of plastic. You can create a simple 3D hologram in just a few minutes, or you can spend hours creating your holographic masterpiece.
You'll be able to create 3D shapes and images, and even create pictures that change as you move them around. It's going to be awesome!"
Moving Sculptures and Glowing Lights
Instructor: Kaity Reilly
Number of students: 20
"Come make a fun, moving sculpture with lights that glow! We'll be working with various materials to learn about kinetic movement and LED lights and how to use these tools to make awesome artwork. Join in!"
Instructor: Valerie Young
Number of students: 15
"We will be making simple circuits, on paper! Together, we will break the imaginary walls between art and technology by incorporating copper tape, a battery and small LEDs into a drawing. No art or electronics skills necessary. Creativity mandatory :)"
Instructor: Stephen Face
Number of students: 25
"Do you like cubes? What about Octahedra? Then this class is for you! We'll learn some 3D geometry and then use it to build cool 3D shapes by folding paper."
Information submitted below will be sent to the Splash workshop coordinator. You will receive an automatic reply to confirm receipt of your request, but your place in the class is NOT guaranteed until you receive a response from the workshop coordinator. Museum admission ($4.00/student) and a completed liability release form are required to participate in these workshops at the MIT Museum.
We look forward to seeing you at the MIT Museum!