Join us for a unique virtual workshop in partnership with ArchForKids, a leading design education program provider.
Lewis Latimer was a renowned Black inventor who lived from 1848 to 1928. His home in Flushing Queens is an NYC Landmark and a museum! In this workshop, participants will take a virtual visit to Latimer’s house to learn how he and his family lived in the early decades of the 20th century and reimagine what his life might be like if he lived today. What might his house look like? What kinds of inventions might he create? How would he furnish his lab? Using minimal materials and our imaginations, participants will design an amazing house and laboratory.
Please have the following materials available:
- Recycled box (a shoebox or small mailing carton is ideal. You can use more than one box, e.g. one for the house and a smaller box for an addition or garage)
- Cardboard scraps to make furniture
- Construction paper
- Glue (Elmer’s and/or a glue stick)
- You can use whatever supplies you have on hand to embellish your project, such as: wrapping paper, tin foil, buttons, pipe cleaners, pieces of fabric for rugs, popsicle sticks, markers, stickers, egg cartons, toothpicks, etc.
ArchForKids is a leading provider of STEAM programs in the New York metro area. It also leads virtual programs to audiences across the country and world. Through engaging programs grounded in architecture, design, engineering, and urban planning, ArchForKids inspires young people to explore how the built world affects who they are and how they live.
Ages 7 and above, Families welcome.
This virtual STEAM workshop is supported, in part, by Simons Foundation and Con Edison.