This workshop was inspiring for us, and a turning point in our design process. We decided that we would host more workshops and co-design blink blink with middle and high school girls.
Our favorite part of designing blink blink has been hosting workshops and collaborating with girls to create blink blink. We hosted our very first blink blink workshop over 18 moths ago during an after school art club at Hamilton High School North Nottingham. We wanted girls to be able to explore electronics and circuit materials during their creative process. We were amazed by what they made! Girls created paintings and incorporated simple circuitry, and some of the girls even decided to use the technology as their medium. We were absolutely obsessed with this glowing piece that only used copper tape, foil, batteries, and LEDs.
Kristin Bell, the art teacher who hosted the after school art club, was excited at how captivated the girls were with the materials. She further explained, "My students enjoyed the creative process as well as problem solving to make final LED paintings!"
This workshop was inspiring for us, and a turning point in our design process. We decided that we would host more workshops and co-design blink blink with middle and high school girls. Co-designing a product is an amazing experience and has helped make blink blink fun, inviting, and playful.
We invite you to our next workshop!
Our next workshop will be held at Parsons School of Design in NYC on Tuesday, May 21st from 6-9PM, and you're all invited! Come by and make some blink blink creative circuit projects with us! You can find Parsons at 6 E. 16th St. NY, NY on the 12th floor.