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April 1 and April 8
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Presenting the Create-A-Space Project

Join us April 1 and April 8 from 1 to 3 pm at the Questa Public Library as we continue to create space for this event!

In these uncertain times, creating a space where we feel good, whatever that means for us, is a resilient tool to nurture. Everyone needs a space they can call their own, filled with what makes them feel safe, happy, content, and cozy. If we can identify what we need in that space to make us feel those things, we might be able to create that very space in our lives.

Twirl, A Play and Discovery Space is launching a multi-modality outreach program in spring of 2022 with children and families in Taos County to design and engineer small-scale models depicting this “space of one’s own:” Create-A-Space. The program will take about six hours to complete, from imagining to creating.

The Create-A-Space project will guide children through a process of thinking about what they would like in their space: what might it sound, feel, and look like? We will get them to think about what they need in their space to feel safe.

The end project of creating a small-scale model or diorama box which employs STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) modalities. The model will not only tap into the social emotional learning of creating a space of one’s own, but will also involve design principles, iteration thinking, technology with moving parts and lights, engineering principles to work through the structure artistically and creatively. For older students there will be mathematical considerations with to-scale modeling.

This project is STEAM and Social Emotional Learning all wrapped up in a box!