Andrea Mayer-Stalder, Austrian artist and inventor of the free online tool Turtlestitch.org. is coming to The Creativity Caravan! Turtlestitch is a blocks-based easy entry coding tool with the power of a programming language. Unlike expensive machine embroidery software packages that require you to cobble designs together from available templates, Turtlestitch provides limitless possibilities for design creativity.
Hosted by Ursula Wolz, a Montclair computer science educator, this informal session is an opportunity to work in the emerging art form creative computation through textiles. With no particular agenda other than to explore design possibilities together, join us for all or part of the session. We will have some computers, sample projects, and embroidery machines. And Ursula will unbox a brand new 3D Printer, and demonstrate how the sister environment Beetle Blocks provides access to creative computation through digital sculpture, challenging your creativity to combine embroidery and small plastic objects. Please bring a laptop if you can. Bring a brown bag lunch or contribute to a take-out order at 6:30. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.