The Center for Creative Works
This past Spring, prior to things falling apart in March, I collaborated with Kristin Lindgren’s course called Critical Disability Studies. That class has a hands-on component where students work with the Center for Creative Works (CCW) in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
The CCW is a place for people with intellectual disabilities to practice and learn about art. Here is their mission statement.
I loved working with the CCW and Kristin’s class. I like that the Maker Arts Space at Haverford College has a focus on students but we also ask how students can foster relationships with local stakeholders. The idea of the Maker Arts Space as a place for community building really inspires me.
During the CCW visits I taught the 3D Scanner and a 3D sculpting software called Meshmixer (free by the way). Students and the CCW visitors 3D scanned themselves then altered their scans on the computer.
I also developed a method for laser cutting silhouettes and had the visitors decorate and paint on the canvases. Our theme for the Spring was self-reflection and self-portraits.
Below are a few images from the visits prior to mid March. I hope that once Covid 19 is under control we are able to resume a collaboration with the CCW.