Power Kids

Useless Tools

This workshop is influenced by the current group exhibition Tools for Conviviality, and will teach participants the processes of product development and simple tool-making. Exploring what makes a tool useful – or a hindrance – kids will first develop a series of simple concept drawings for their “model tool.” The group will also discuss what makes tools either useful or useless, and how the quality of usefulness relates to the field of contemporary art. Based on these drawings, participants will then create a finished prototype using artistic and simple household and found materials. At the end of the workshop, each child will have a “useless tool” prototype to take home.

Photo: Power Kids, Spring 2012.

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