The region we live in, The San Francisco Bay Area, is beautiful and fragile and needs our attention and care. Discover the importance of water and the consequences of human activity on our watershed and on the ocean. From individual work to a group installation, campers make art and design projects, exploring mini-landscaping, basic circuitry and soldering, and graphic design.
Part of the Art and Design Thinking Camp, a six week enrichment program in San Jose supported by the AYA (Alliance for Youth Achievement) . The A&D Camp is 6 weeks long, one art educators/instructors per week.
Week One: Art and the Environment.
Campers make compositions with photographic paper using plants from the garden and plastic trash collected on the school’s ground.
2. Data Mapping
Using a map as a base, campers visualize how to express information about the area on the map with LEDs.
Campers use Makecode Chibitronics code blocks and a chibichip to program the LEDs on the map,
which will light up in a specific sequence. Using maps of our watershed, of our neighborhood, or any map of interest for the campers.