Soap Box Workshops and Derby 2014

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Photo by Miho Suzuki

Derby: September 6th on 17th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.
(every car built out of found material can be part of the race!)

All drivers have to arrive at 11am at 306 17th Street.
The race starts at 11:30am
Kids ages 7-15: 11:30am
Adults: 1pm

Workshops:
July 28th – August 1st ($430 age: 7-12 years)
August 4th – 8th ($430 | age: 7-12 years)
August 11th – 15th ($430 | age: 7-12 years)
August 18th – 22nd ($430 | age: 7-12 years)
August 25th – 29th ($430 | age: above 10 years)
September 2nd – 5th (4 days – $350 | age: above 12 years)

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In Open Source Gallery’s Soup Box Workshop (now located at Splats and Squiggles space at 539 3rd Ave (between 13th and 14th streets), children aged 7 to 15 learn to construct functional, eco-friendly soap box racers out of recycled materials. Under the strict supervision of our watchful counselors, campers are introduced to a variety of tools, from the basic nails, hammers, and hand saws to drills, screws and power sanders. We will be encouraging the campers to plan their design on paper with sketches, notes, and calculations and to think out of the box! Time will be spent outside collecting found objects and additional building materials, and the cars will be tested at each stage of their construction in front of the gallery and in the playground down the block. During the lunch hour the kids will be brought down to the playground to eat and have free play, or time can be spent with kids continuing work on their cars depending on their progress.

The workshop has received rave reviews over the past 5 years from publications such as Brooklyn Independent Television, Daily News (a 2-page spread!), Popular Mechanics, Park Slope Courier, and Brooklyn Paper, to name a few.

The culmination of the workshop is the annual soap box derby on 17th street .
17th Street between 5th and 6th Ave, South Slope
All participants, families, and friends are invited to come to the derby, and everybody is welcome to participate!



School Visits

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Open Source Gallery believes that art education is integral in our children’s development. We are always pleased to host private viewings and workshops in our gallery space for students of any age.

If you are interested in arranging a visit for your class, please contact Monika Wuhrer at contact@opensourcegallery.org or by phone at 646-279-3969.



The Tittanno Beast vs The Super Force

October 26th and 27th: 2-6pm
Performance/play with participants on Halloween, Location to be determined.
Workshop with Children 8-50 years old. Maximum 8 kids.
Free, but RSV with subject line “The Tittanno Beast vs The Super Force”.

The collective known as “The Tittanno Beast vs The Super Force” will be offering a monster and robot costume making workshop. We will help those who are participating in the workshop to create monster and robot costumes that are influenced by Japanese Giant monster movies, Power Rangers, and Japanese animation made from cardboard and other recycled materials. The costume making workshop will take place both the Saturday and the Sunday before Halloween. The participants are invited to be involved in a street performance involving the costumes that we have created and noise making sonic swords that are created by Ethan Crenson which will take place around at 8 pm on Halloween night.

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Soap Box Derby 2013

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Photo by Michael A. Clubine

Derby: August 10th
(every car built out of found material can be part of the race!)

All drivers have to arrive at noon.
The race starts at 1pm
Kids ages 7-15: 1pm
Adults: 2pm

Workshops: July 15th – 19th, July 22nd – 26th, JUly 29th – August 2nd, August 5th- August 9th

In Open Source Gallery’s Soup Box Workshop, children aged 7 to 15 learn to construct functional, eco-friendly soap box racers out of recycled materials. Under the strict supervision of our watchful counselors, campers are introduced to a variety of tools, from the basic nails, hammers, and hand saws to drills, screws and power sanders. We will be encouraging the campers to plan their design on paper with sketches, notes, and calculations and to think out of the box! Time will be spent outside collecting found objects and additional building materials, and the cars will be tested at each stage of their construction in front of the gallery and in the playground down the block. During the lunch hour the kids will be brought down to the playground to eat and have free play, or time can be spent with kids continuing work on their cars depending on their progress.

The workshop has received rave reviews over the past 5 years from publications such as Brooklyn Independent Television, Daily News (a 2-page spread!), Popular Mechanics, Park Slope Courier, and Brooklyn Paper, to name a few.

The culmination of the workshop is the annual soap box derby on 17th street .
17th Street between 5th and 6th Ave, South Slope
All participants, families, and friends are invited to come to the derby, and everybody is welcome to participate!



Creative After School Programs 2012/13

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Fueled by the success of our popular soap box workshop and derby, we at Open Source have launched a series of new building and engineering classes as part of out new KOKO curriculum. As an artist and a parent myself, I believe it is important to nurture and fuel a child’s imaginations and creativity. By teaching in a small and open environment, children receive the special attention to flourish and develop their own senses of individuality through art and technology. We believe our program would be a good extracurricular for your students and would appreciate it if you would forward this email to the parents of your student body.

257 17th street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
contact@opensourcegallery.org
(646)279-3969

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BitBots Building Workshops

Ages 5-10, Time TBA

BitBots Building Workshop + Stop-Motion Film

Make something! Light it, push it, turn it, twist it, bend it, buzz it, blink it, shake it… and then make a film about it!

littleBits are simple electronic modules, each with specific functions, which can be snapped together with magnets to create large and elaborate circuits for prototyping and play. littleBits makes electronic engineering accessible to people of all ages whatever their skill level may be.
We will use materials such as play-doh, cardboard, legos, paper, and more to create sculptures that come to life when combined with the littleBits.
The 7 to 10 year-olds will also write a story bord and make a stop-motion film on the creation of their projects. ( TED talk )

1 Semester (1 hour/week)

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Boats with Bo

Ages 8-12, Time TBA

“Optimists” are simple small jolly boats designed and built by the students.

A sink or swim workshop that explores the physics of boat building by creating fully functioning “Optimists,” easy to build boats used worldwide to teach children how to sail. Students will explore traditional and experimental methods based on their own sensibilities over the course of a year, which will culminate in field trips to put their creations to the test. We will be building boats mainly out of found materials in the spirit of the soap box summer camp.

Full Year (2 hours/week):
Sept – June

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Alternative Energy from Scratch

Building windmill generators from cans and magnets.

Does your child disassemble toys and electronics to find out how they work? Experienced enineer and emerging artist Hubert Dobler will lead a class in building generators capable of producing their own energy using recycled household items.
Practical engeneering, physics and mechanical skills are explored in cooperation with ideas of conservation and renewable energy. The projects are very technical and help kids with specific interest in engineering to manifest and explore their passion.

NOT SCHEDULED YET. DEPENDS ON THE DEMAND.

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Soap Box Workshops and Derby 2014

Press | Images 2112 | Images 2013 | Video Photo by Miho Suzuki Derby: September 6th on 17th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. (every car built out of found material can be part of the race!) All drivers have to arrive at 11am at 306 17th Street. The race starts at 11:30am Kids ages […]

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Mark Stilwell: The Super Defense Force vs The Tittanno Beast (The Power of the Constructonauts)
Hubert Dobler: Roundabout
Arne Schreiber: Your Stripes
Katerina Marcelja: Fragment Series
Fuse-Works: Some Assembly Required
Anja Matthes: Out-Sight-In In-Sight-Out
Soup Kitchen 2013
Katarina Poliacikova: Until We Remember The Same
Miho Suzuki: Our Children Today
We Know Not Exactly Where or How
Soap Box Derby 2013
Keith Miller: Trees
Andrea Ray: Utopians Dance
Margrethe Aanestad: Herein
David D’Ostilio: The Chopping Block
Stefanie Koseff: To The Deep
Michael Poetschko: Zona
Soup Kitchen 2012
Kathleen Vance: From the Woods
Nick Kline: Gilgo Beach
Soap Box Camp and Derby 2012
Patrick Cadenhead: Spring and Renewal
Felipe Mujica: One day this will NOT be yours
BETWEEN MOUNTAIN
Between Mountain – part 2
Peter Feigenbaum
The Meeting
Karl Spörk, Another Meeting
Leigh Davis: The Burrow (H.H.)
Evan Robarts and James Moore: the cave
Sara Bouchard: The News: Monday-Friday, Parts 1 & 2
Open Source 2011
Open Source Soup Kitchen
Borderland Collective
Jason Reppert: Parlor Tricks
Felipe Mujica: One Day This Will All Be Yours
Green Idea Pool
James Leonard – 927 Days at Sea
Soap Box Derby 2011
The Mobile-kitchen-table-cart on tour