Youth-in-the-Schools Program Powered by STEMArts Lab
The STEMarts LAB@The PASEO youth program for the PASEO 2016 festival placed a Paseo artist into every middle and high school in Taos. Teacher and students worked with the artist up to one week prior and then performed/installed their work live at The PASEO event.
2016 STEMarts workshops
Pinhole camera art/performance
School: Taos Academy
Teacher: Karin Moulton
Topic: Photo documenting festival with self created pinhole cameras in the DOSSHAUS style.
Radio Confessional LED
Artist: Parker Jennings
School: Taos International School
Teacher: Janelle Farwell
Topic: Making lo-tec illuminated signage to bring awareness to the broadcast frequency and producing scheduled programming for the radio booth.
Raspao Sound/video cart
Artist: Alexandra Gelis
School: VISTA High School
Teacher: Nicole Miceli
Topic: Hacking and creating video and sound for a hybrid audio-visual vehicle/Raspao cart. This moving sculpture serves up snow cones, capturing and playing back sounds and videos while moving through the streets of Taos.
Protest with Light
Artist: The Illuminator
Teacher: Megan Bowers Avina
Topic: Using light projections as a means of political expression, environmental transformation, and public discourse.
Audio-Reactive Visual Performance
Artist: Ana Herruzo
School: Taos Charter School
Teachers: Katie Woodall and Nat Evans
Topic: Performance of a live audio-visual show, displaying generative, real-time and audio-reactive animations, created during the workshop.
Topic: Creation of Real-time generative animations by analyzing music and sound.
Artist: Ashcan Orchestra
School: Dreamtree Project
Teachers: Catherine Hummel
Topic: Music in the mechanics of computing
Artist: Bert Benally
School: Taos Pueblo Day School
Teacher: Claireen Espinoza
Topic: A light interactive traditional sand painting by the artist who collaborated with Ai Weiwei, on an artwork titled Pull of the Moon, located in the desert of Arizona. Students assist with the design and installation of the sand painting.
Artist: Julie Liberstat
School: Taos Cyber Magnet School
Teacher: Alexsis Blake
Topic: Interactive urban exploration and mapping game for smart phones. Students create critical and creative investigations of walking, mapping, and play within the interactive urban landscape of PASEO Taos.
The Matter of Memory
Artist: Hector Leiva
School: Questa Junior/Senior High School
Teacher: Erica Zito/ Claire Coté, LEAP, coordinator
Topic: Students use the app to create and listen to GPS-tethered memories within the interactive urban landscape of the PASEO and the downtown Taos area.
Maker Activities at The Toolbox
Sponsored by FUSE Makerspace and STEAM NM
Artist: Matthew Barbato, Americorps VISTA
Site: The Toolbox
Ages: 6 and up
Description: Kids assemble LED Throwies with a colored LED, magnet, battery and some tape, and have fun throwing them at a large scale metal canvas. The collaborative performative process with 500 LEDS Throwies occurs over the 2-night festival. Watch the light painting reveal itself and come alive with random colors and patterns.
Sponsored by MAKE Santa Fe
Artists: Leah Buechley and Patricia Michaels
Site: The Toolbox
Ages: 10 and up
Description: This 10-minute Maker activity, designed by Leah Beuchley and Patricia Michaels, combines Native American design and electronic paper jewelry. Create your own sparkling interactive wearable–make a bracelet, pin, or barrette and decorate it with native-inspired patterns and LED lights. Combine motifs such as clouds, lightning, and feathers,created byPatricia, with playful paper-based circuits, designed by Leah, to make yourself shine for The Paseo Festival.