Book Title: The Art of Tinkering
Publisher: Weldon Owen
Author: Karen Wilkinson
- Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
- The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn
- Make: Paper Inventions: Machines that Move, Drawings that Light Up, and Wearables and Structures You Can Cut, Fold, and Roll
- Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School (Corwin Connected Educators Series)
- Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff (Make)
- Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration
- Hacking the Writing Workshop: Redesign with Making in Mind (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 16)
- Start Making!: A Guide to Engaging Young People in Maker Activities
- The Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers, and Tinkerers
- Maker-Centered Learning: Empowering Young People to Shape Their Worlds
This Is Not Your Average Art Book.
Brought to you by the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio, The Art of Tinkering
is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that’s part science and part technology. Join 150+ makers as they share the stories behind their beautiful and bold work and use this book to do some tinkering yourself. We do mean “use this book” in a literal sense… you won’t even be able to reach the first page before using it.The Art of Tinkering
is a collection of exhibits, artwork, and projects that celebrate a whole new way to learn, in which people create their own knowledge through making and doing, working with readily available materials, getting their hands dirty, collaborating with others, problem-solving in the most fun sense of the word, and, yes, oftentimes failing and bouncing back from getting stuck.
Each artist featured in The Art of Tinkering
goes through this process, and lovingly shares the backstory behind their own work so that readers can feel invited to join in on the whimsy. Whether it’s sharing their favorite tools (who knew toenail clippers could be so handy?) or offering a glimpse of their workspaces (you’d be amazed how many electronics tools you can pack into one pantry!), the stories, lessons, and tips in The Art of Tinkering
offer a fascinating portrait of today’s maker scene.
Learn from greats like Scott Weaver, Arthur Ganson, Moxie, Tim Hunkin, AnnMarie Thomas, Ranjit Bhatnajar and Jie Qi.