Earlier this month I was honored to be teaching with a partnership of local museums leading STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) focused, hands-on professional development workshops for K-12 educators. I always love the challenge of connecting visual art to the curricula that teachers present in their classroom. This workshop's goal was to teach teachers how to present data in a new, compelling way using the Elements of Art.
Do you know what a "Data Sculpture" is? Data Sculptures are a way to connect data with personal stories and art. A Data Sculpture is a visual way to represent a complex idea. Creating a 3D sculpture from facts, data-sets, or new ideas can help different types of learners to access information in a new way, as well as create empathy that the data-set or facts on paper may not elicit.