Stitching STEAM Together
As the Owner and Designer for Classy Threads I thought I’d share how STEAM skills are important to my every day work. I use math in many ways from Accounting to measuring fabric to estimating stock requirements. When I design a new project, I am applying skills related to engineering such as using my spatial ability to create a 2 dimensional pattern for a 3 dimensional project and deciding what type of fabric has the stretch or strength required to build that project. My artistic skills come out in the idea and creativity of the design and the colour choices for the finished project. Silk screening, creating spreadsheets for tracking inventory and processing orders all require that I understand and can use many types of technology. STEAM skills are an essential part of running my company!
How Art Makes STEAM More Relatable to Kids
Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman, co-founders of LA-based Two Bit Circus, energize their audience with the STEAM Carnival, a way to make entertainment more enriching and education more fun.
Watch to see how two professionals with great “STEM” jobs found their passion and a way to make Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, more relatable to kids by adding art.
Cosplay isn’t Just Fun & Games
Today’s Comic Book, TV, Movie and Video Game character’s costumes are complicated and elaborate pieces of art. Anyone looking to recreate one of these amazing costumes will need a lot of spatial, math and problem-solving skills. Follow the link to read a great article about the cross over of art and science in Cosplay.
How Sewing can Prepare Students for a
Career in Engineering
Follow the link for a great article on how sewing can make engineering less intimidating and provide a fun way to build spatial skills.
Make Math Authentic with Sewing
Looking for a way to make math more hands-on, active, and practical for students? Check out this great article to see how using sewing can help. https://www.msarmstrong.ca/2016/11/05/making-math-authentic-why-sewing/