GIANT One Day Camp at Children Museum of the Arts
Oct
9
9:00 AM09:00

GIANT One Day Camp at Children Museum of the Arts

Make it so… it breaks the glass ceiling!

Make it so it defies, it shines, it jumps, it hides, it gives you a space to be! Taught by two PhDs in Education with backgrounds in engineering and and science education, this one-day camp experience encourages participants to work collaboratively, think creatively, and tinker with STEAM (STEM + Arts) materials. At the beginning of the day, campers will be invited to build architectural sculptures using dowels, ropes, strings, conductive threads, and fabrics. They will then gather around a “campfire” and brainstorm ways to refine their sculptures so they spark, become spiderwebs or birds nests, or even break the glass ceiling! During the second part of the day, campers will use LEDs, batteries, solar panels, and other electronic building blocks to remix and transform their sculptures. This will be a fun day camp full of inspiration, creativity, and STEAM learning.

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A Discussion With Ayah Bdeir: Intersection of Technology, Design, and Art for Children
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

A Discussion With Ayah Bdeir: Intersection of Technology, Design, and Art for Children

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a special event with Ayah Bdreir, an entrepreneur, inventor, and interactive artist. She is the founder and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that is empowering kids everywhere to create inventions, large and small. Bdeir earned a Masters of Science degree from the MIT Media Lab and undergraduate degrees in Computer Engineering and Sociology from the American University of Beirut. She has received numerous awards including Eyebeam in New York, TED fellowship, Popular Mechanics' 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream; and just recently was recognized at notable women in tech by Crain’s New York Business. We are honored to have her joining us to discuss the importance of integrating technology with art and design when introducing tech and coding to children.  

Wine and refreshments will be served

Free admission. RSVP required to reserve your spot

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Open Studio - GIANT Wave Makers: A Festival of Light and Sound
Jun
11
to Jun 27

Open Studio - GIANT Wave Makers: A Festival of Light and Sound

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We bring GIANT Wave Makers to the High Line Nine, an interactive light and sound festival to celebrate the beginning of the summer! The GIANT Room invites children and their families to design light installations, music instruments, and art pieces using responsive technology. We will provide solar panels, electronics, programmable LEDs, building materials, and inspiration to build upon. Starting with a blank canvas, GIANT children will transform the gallery into an enchanted space where music and light showcase their imagination. On the last day of the pop-up, we’ll curate a show and celebrate the GIANT waves made together!

TIME:

  • Weekdays 10am to 6pm

  • Weekends 10am to 4pm

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Workshop: An Ideal Exhibition with Hervé Tullet
Jun
10
11:30 AM11:30

Workshop: An Ideal Exhibition with Hervé Tullet

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
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Join Herve Tullet, the renowned artist, performer, and children's book author for an exceptional interactive art workshop. Herve is the creator of more than 75 internationally acclaimed children’s books, including New York Times bestseller, “Press Here”. As an artist, his large-scale interactive workshops for young and old, have taken place in various art centers and museums around the world including The Tate Modern London, Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, MoCA, and LACMA Los Angeles.

“Ripping, tearing, crumpling, folding, turning over, assembling... my pieces are easy to make.” Herve notes, “But with a simple random gesture, they reveal an image to the eyes that was not expected. There’s a surprise, and this surprise generates an enthusiasm, an energy.” Join him to create your own art pieces in various scales, add light and sound when you wish, and exhibit your masterpieces at The GIANT Wave Makers Festival!

There are two sessions for this event:

  • 11:30am to 1pm

  • 3:30pm to 5pm

Free Event. RSVP required.

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Memorable Storytelling Panel Discussion
Jun
7
10:00 PM22:00

Memorable Storytelling Panel Discussion

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
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Join us for a special event celebrating memorable storytelling for children with our exceptional guests Christopher Cerf and Mariana Prieto. Chris Cerf is a two time Grammy and three time Emmy Award winner, author, composer-lyricist, voice actor, puppeteer, and record and television producer. Called by Forbes, “The Cultural Icon Who Is Continuing Dr. Seuss's Legacy”, we are honored to have him join our panel to discuss his most recent children's book, A Skunk in My Bunk. Mariana Prieto is a former global fellow at IDEO and TED speaker focused on bringing the power of design thinking into wild-life conservation. We are honored to have her join our panel to discuss her recent book, The Rosette Graphic Novel. Through our interactive panel discussion, Chris and Mariana will collaborate with the audience to brainstorm ideas for our GIANT Wave Makers festival!    

Wine and refreshments will be served

Free event. RSVP required to reserve your spot.

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