Family Holiday Workshop: Marshmallows, Toothpicks & Buckminster Fuller with Aparna Datey

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 12:30 pm-2:30 pm

with Aparna Datey, December 6, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Buckminster Fuller was an innovative architect who wanted to create sustainable design solutions for global problems from housing and transportation to education and poverty. His artifact–the geodesic dome–was constructed with short struts (like toothpicks) to form an open framework of triangles or polygons. In this workshop we will use marshmallows and toothpicks to learn about 3D shapes and forces as we build our own artifacts--and we'll save a few marshmallows to drop in our hot chocolate!

About Aparna Datey

Aparna Datey has a bachelor's degree in architecture from Center for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad, India and a Master of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Datey has taught design studios to architecture, building construction, and industrial design students at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her passion lies in teaching and fostering creativity and critical thinking amongst children and youth so they may succeed in any career they desire.


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