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.
1. Make a Jellyfish that lights up
Basic circuitry with copper tape + LED, using recycled plastic bottles and cups
2. Make an Ocean Shadow Box about endangered species
Campers learn about the impact of human activities on marine species and the major threats marine species are facing such as: over-fishing/unsustainable fishing, inadequate protection (not enough sanctuaries), tourism and development, ship strikes, oil and gas pollution, consequences of aquaculture (pollution), and climate change (change in ocean temperatures). Campers learn how to draw a recognizable shape to create a silhouette. Campers also explore simple circuitry by constructing a simple circuit, with LED, battery, conductive tape, and a switch system within the shadow box.