Tag Archives: Arts

Chinese Name Calligraphy

Chinese Name CalligraphyArtists from Atlanta Association of Chinese Calligraphy(AACC) will make your name in Chinese calligraphy!

Chinese Name Calligraphy

WonderRoot Creative Reuse

WonderRoot Creative ReuseWonderRoot Creative Reuse is a project of WonderRoot based in Atlanta, GA. The purpose of our program is to promote artistic expression, environmental awareness and community through the collection and redistribution of salvaged materials for creative reuse.

WonderRoot Creative Reuse

Paint Pulse

Paint PulsePaint Pulse is a project which seeks to build upon the water marbling crafts of Ebru and Suminagashi with digital behavioral additions. The idea is to design intricate, flowing patterns of paint directly on the surface of water which you can capture on the surface of paper. Expert crafters can hold an intricate mastery over the art and produce incredible results. Our goal was to add additional digital elements to the craft which would afford new means of expression without fundamentally altering the interaction. Thus experts would be able to retain their mastery while exploring new possibilities for the art.

Participants can come by when we exhibit and make their own psychedelic/half magnetic water surface paintings

This was made as part of the digital craft research we do in our project studio as part of the Digital World and Image Group by Colton Spross, Andrew Quitmeyer, and Adam Rafinski. In our lab we explore modes of digital intervention in performance, space, and craft in order to create novel interactions between people and their environments.

Paint Pulse

Atlanta Taiko Project

Atlanta Taiko ProjectAtlanta Taiko Project is the premier Japanese-style taiko group in Atlanta. This is a community group who are leaning taiko drumming together with a desire to share it with as many people and groups as possible. Although we use traditional taiko forms and approaches, we also have developed new and creative ways to interpret music and adapt various instruments for our group. For Atlanta Mini Maker Faire, we are performing some traditional and some original music as well as showing how to interpret music using “Wordplay System”™ and show how to make a taiko drum at home.

Atlanta Taiko Project

Songbells

SongbellsSongbells are multi-tonal bells made from compressed air tanks of all kinds. All tanks are cut from recycled materials. Each bell can have as many as 16 individual tones, dependent on the size and shape of the cuts being made. Some forms are tunable, making it possible to play actual songs on one bell. Other forms are relaxing combinations of tones dictated by the shape of the cuts. Soft rubber mallets are used in play, and will be provided. A large selection of Songbells will be available for play at the fair.

Rixart

The Craft Room

 

thecraftroom

The Craft Room is an arts and crafts playhouse for kids and adults, located on Atlanta’s Westside. We provide the space, tools and supplies for people to “make” – projects that walk out of the Craft Room include: wooden go carts, string art, encaustic photography, origami, hand-made skateboards, sewn projects – the list goes on. :)

Join us at the Craft Room booth where we’ll be demonstrating a DIY cotton candy machine, nail art, and leather stamping.

The Craft Room

SteamSaucer

steamsaucer

This Alternative History creation explores what if Victorian Scientists had learned to create what we know today as flying saucers using as yet undiscovered techniques. SteamSaucer is that simulated recreation. Its Parsons steam generator powers both a piston engine for ground drive and a modified Tesla amplifier for Soliton wave travel. The pivoting wing antenna supports Soliton milli-pulse flight with steam jet stabilization for movement thru space and quantum tunneling forward through time as a virtual particle. Visitors young and old can enjoy this 7000 part build as they explore a secret not even revealed by Jules Verne himself.

SteamSaucer

Tops for Tots

tops_for_kidsI make tops for kids and decorate them with their favorite colors. Watch me create and decorate a top using my wood lathe in less than two minutes.

Tops for Tots

Overworld Designs

OverworldDesignsProps and costumes from video games, comics, and movies brought to life! Overworld Designs is a project by Atlanta based designer Michelle Sleeper to bring weapons and armors from popular media in to the real world. See the steps needed to show how video game props are brought from the digital world to your hands.

Overworld Designs

Blacksmithing Demonstration

Blacksmithing DemonstrationIndustrious Designs is a one person shop that makes all sort of things with metal. Blacksmithing is one of the techniques I use for making cool stuff . I will be forging items with hammer and anvil throughout the day.

Blacksmithing Demonstration