Friday Photos: Creative Chairs

We recently started a new partnership with the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School.  Over the course of the year, eighth grade students will visit the DMA four times for tours focused on the components of STEAM.

On a visit earlier this month, the students spent time thinking about the design and engineering of various chairs in the collection.  They were then challenged to create a chair out of everyday materials.  Here are some of their creations (and photographic proof that their chair supported the weight of our baby doll).

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Shannon Karol
Manager of Docent and Teacher Programs

2 Responses to “Friday Photos: Creative Chairs”


  1. 1 Amy Copeland January 3, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Shannon, This looks like so much fun! I’m really impressed with their creations. What materials did you make available? And were students able to use glue or tape?

  2. 2 Shannon Karol January 3, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Hi Amy,
    They received 1 small paper plate, playing cards, cardboard, and old DMA promotional materials, along with pipe cleaners, toothpicks, paper clips, rubber bands, and one piece of art wire. They received scissors, but not glue or tape. That was part of the challenge–figuring out how to hold everything together without adhesives!


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