STEAM Professional Development workshop for teachers

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. 

Making "Data Sculptures" with attention to the Elements of Art

Making "Data Sculptures" with attention to the Elements of Art