Makerspace Activities in Action Term 3 2022

Term 3, 2022

An action packed term in our brand new Makerspace for our curious inventors and creative makers.

Week 1 – NAIDOC week leaf art

Celebrating NAIDOC week in Makerspace with artistic activities including the 2022 National NAIDOC Poster competition winner, ‘Stronger’ designed by Gudianji/Wakaja artist Ryhia Dank and eucalyptus leaf art. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in July each year to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ⁠

Week 2 – Line Art Doodling

We created amazing artwork with simple black line drawing.

Week 3 – Robotic Hands

Robotic hands up! We made a fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) project to demonstrate the basics of robotics and human anatomy. 

Week 4&5 – Dream Catchers

students have enjoyed making Dream Catchers. A very popular activity, making a dream catcher requires strong fine motor skills as well as creativity and design flair!⁠High

We love to explore the intersection of computation, physical materials, manufacturing processes, traditional crafts, and design. Incorporating the ancient technique of Macramé. Developed by sailors over the years Macramé is the art of using knotted rope to make things. The students joined square knots to make a net and made a concentric lotus pattern with tentioned string and beads for the centre piece.

Week 8 – Rock Art

We painted and decorated rocks with interesting layers of design to give as gifts for fathers and grandfathers in our lives. Happy Father’s Day.⁠

Week 9 – Collage signage, Giant Games and Stick Together collaborative Mosaic

Our new Makerspace needs some signage so the students are creatively collaging letters.⁠ The students also love playing with our giant games, we have giant Jenga and Connect Four. We also put up a collaborative activity called “Stick Together” it is a poster that students add is slowing being revealed as we work on the collaborative mosaic.

Leave a Reply