Prototyping Arctic Designs
2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12Art Lab
Explore rapid prototyping of functional objects for thriving in the North with inspiration from objects in the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center. Examine how different Alaska Native cultures use natural resources, such as deer hide and walrus stomach, in the design of their drums. Listen and compare which modern textiles best imitate the sound of traditional materials through the exploration of drum making and the process of skinning a drum. Discuss how form and function shape traditional objects and can inspire the design process. $10, registration required.