Saturday, October 04, 2014

happy 40th CSS...

Lego™ designed in sketchup
We are celebrating our 40th anniversary of the founding of Clear Spring School, and while I've only been teaching here with my Wisdom of the Hands program since 2001, my relationship with the school is tied in friendships going back to when I first moved to Eureka Springs in 1975.

Yesterday we had a 40th anniversary open house at the school. Today we celebrate the 40th at Eureka Palooza, a music festival sponsored by the school. The weather will be perfect for this event. Tomorrow we have a brunch at the historic Crescent Hotel.

At Eureka Palooza I had woodworking activities for kids from about 1-4 PM.Children, some with the help of their mothers or dads, made flip cars and tops.

In the meantime, as background activities, I am reviewing a contract on a compilation volume of my first two box making books, helping prepare for the new Save The Ozarks website to go live on Wednesday, and continuing to install moldings around our replacement windows in the house.

I've completed my own sketchup illustration for making a standard lego.™ I plan to write out a set of dimensional instructions so that my students can create the basic block in sketchup and then begin to personalize their own lego™ for 3-D printing. It would be far too expensive to make our own legos™ but personalizing student legos™ is an exciting way to get them interested in design, and requires them to follow an exacting set of instructions like they may have to do in real life.

Make, fix and create...

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