Land Art Generator STEAM workshop at the Pittsburgh YMCA Hilltop.
Young people sketch their ideas for energy generating artworks.
The Land Art Generator Design Toolkit has been developed to provide activities that lead students through the design process while teaching about energy science and sustainable technologies.
STEAM workshop at the Pittsburgh YMCA Hilltop.
Our Art + Energy creative activities teach kids the science behind sustainable energy generation and allow then to imagine the future.
What if artists used renewable energy technologies as the medium for new public artwork? What if engineers thought about creative applications for their inventions?
Art+Energy Flash Cards are utilized in the Land Art Generator STEAM workshops
STEAM workshop for 4th graders at Manchester Youth Development Center in Pittsburgh
After considering the site, form, scale, technology, and materials, youth create models of their ideas for renewable energy sculptures for Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh. This artwork is designed to provide electricity to the park.
Youth share their ideas of what art can be during a STEAM workshop at the YMCA Hilltop.
Youth share their new knowledge of renewable energy technologies at Manchester Youth Development Center in Pittsburgh.
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According to a recent report highlighted by the World Economic Forum*, as automation continues to change the workplace, the highest valued skills are increasingly dominated by creativity, critical thinking, complex problem solving, cognitive flexibility, and emotional intelligence—all qualities that require the arts to be integrally interwoven into the fabric of our lives.
Providing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) education to youth using the arts as the delivery vehicle is an engaging way to instill an early interest in the scientific method, provide useful technical skills, and introduce systems thinking. Project based learning can help students think creatively about design challenges in order to find innovative solutions.
Entering a world already grappling with the issue of climate change, the high school students of today will be leading the design of our energy solutions of tomorrow. We want to nurture a global community of young people equipped to design our new energy landscapes. The process of imagining renewable energy as artwork for public spaces is a great way to inspire young people to want to learn more about energy science and engineering.
Contact our team if you would like to schedule a workshop opportunity. We can visit in person or Skype into your classroom. We are also happy to make our materials available to teachers anywhere in the world on request.
* Joe Myers, “What New Jobs Will Exist in 2035?” (World Economic Forum, February
The online article cites: Stefan Hajkowicz, Andrew Reeson, Lachlan Rudd, Alexandra Bratanova, Leonie Hodgers, Claire Mason, and Naomi Boughen, “Tomorrow’s Digitally Enabled Workforce,” (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, January 2016).
The Land Art Generator is building a global community of young people who are inspired and equipped to design the landscape of our clean energy future.