The Fine Line Between Art and Science
Everyone always asks me why STEAM and not STEM Club? I think that art and the creative process is what makes science and engineering so closely related to the creative process that artists undergo.
For instance, artists and engineers first come with an idea. That idea then goes to the messy, prototype stage where you just see what works, what doesn't work. That idea then gets redesigned or you start over to eventually get to something you want to work further on.
One works out the issues of physically building the project and it is a huge time and money saver.
When the final project is built, the first prototype is incredibly important. I have seen how the children look at the prototype as they build the final project, and the difference in the quality is night and day compared to if they just built the final skipping the design/redesign process.
Please come check out the STEAM Club 6 pack can holder packaging projects and Art Club's Endangered Animal projects at the Earth Day event at Proctor School on Friday, April 29, 4-6:00 PM.