INVENTGENUITY FESTIVAL 2018
A Fundraiser for Beam Center Brooklyn Day Camp Scholarships
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 & SUNDAY, MARCH 25
11am - 4pm
NEW LOCATION: Brooklyn New School
610 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
This activity is not sponsored or endorsed by the NYC Department of Education or the City of New York.
Beam Center will put kids’ hands on tools of all sorts at its ninth annual Inventgenuity Festival. To explore this year’s theme, NOSE/KNOWS, Beam Center’s artists and makers will lead kids in workshops and demonstrations in electronics, building, printmaking and more to raise money to support its Summer Day Camp scholarship fund.
This year's Festival Project, the OL’ FACTORY CONSPIRACY (designed by artist Tim Fite and Beam Center staff) is an assembly line with a twist. Kids will fabricate noses of their own design and add them to one of the biggest schnozzes they’ve ever seen. Rumors are spreading that agents of Smelluminati are recruiting new members right on the Ol' Factory floor. Who will get picked? No one nose for sure!!!!
Participation in the project is free as are other “nosey” drop-in activities including free-form glue-sculpture with Gerb’s Garage. Attendees may also sign-up for one of the rotating slate of 45-minute workshops. Scheduled workshops with Beam Center faculty will explore the NOSE/KNOWS theme: Running Noses, Hand-mold Soapmaking, Classic Nose Glasses, The Operation: Booger Game, Personalized Hankies, Stinky Ink Prints and more.
Complete the form below to register for Festival admission and receive access to advance purchase for Festival Workshops. Please also consider making a donation to help us raise $10,000 of the $30,000 needed to support scholarships for Beam Center's Summer Day Camp.
Workshop registration will be available on March 16.
(Inventgenuity Festival activities are appropriate for children aged 7 and older. If bringing younger children, you agree to supervise your child at all times.)
STEP ONE (help if you can!) ------------------->
STEP TWO -----------------------------------> FREE FESTIVAL ADMISSION REGISTRATION
STEP THREE -----------------------------------> ADVANCE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION (below form)
Inventgenuity Festival is supported by Con Edison.
2018 ADVANCE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
Purchase as many as you'd like for the day you plan to attend. Availability is limited, so first-come-first served. After making selections, please remember to complete any purchases by visiting the "CART" icon in upper right corner.
Make aromatic soap in the shape of your hand. You’ll create molds of your hand, cast the shape with soap and design a gift box for your handmade hygiene-booster. Think of it as sculptural germ prevention.
Workshop Leader: David Golann
Create Shibori-dyed 100% cotton monogrammed hankies. You’ll design patterns, fold, twist, bunch and bind the cloth and dye it using indigo. Your nose deserves only the best!
Workshop Designer: Lizzie Hurst
Formulate your own fragrance by blending essential oils, design and shape your air freshener and visualize your aroma by painting with your stinky ink. Welcome to the post-pine scented world!
Workshop Designer: Jeff Wood
Sculpt a mold of your alt-nose from clay, cast it in papier mache, add some nose hair or a mustache and assume your new identity. A DIY twist on a classic tool of comic disguise.
Workshop Leader: Lizzie Hurst
Build a game of stealth and skill that will test your friends’ abilities to retrieve nose-treasure without triggering an alarm. Based on the classic Operation board game.
Workshop Leader: Andrew Cerrito; Workshop Designer: Jeff Wood
Add your selections, then visit CART on upper right corner to purchase. Thank you!
2018 FESTIVAL PROJECT
INVENTGENUITY FESTIVAL 2017
Beam Center puts kids’ hands on sewing machines, glue guns, circuitry and other tools in a big collaborative project, workshops and demonstrations at its eighth annual Inventgenuity Festival. Kids will make Bobblehead Clones, Kinetically-Modified Crops and other projects in an imaginative, craft-based take on bio-engineering. As it does in its public school partnerships, camps, and afterschool programs, Beam Center blends art, science and imagination at this popular annual winter celebration of making things, held at PS32/MS442 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Also, the first ever Beam Team Brooklyn project will be on display for all to see!
THANKS TO ALL FOR MAKING THE 2017 INVENTGENUITY FESTIVAL HAPPEN.
386 Individual Workshop Projects
1000 Paper Airplanes Launched
150 Yards of Fabric Inflatable Crops Sewed
This activity is not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.