The DPS Makerspace is a cross-curricular laboratory drawing on the connections between the disciplines of design, technology and the arts, and how these can be used in the process of performance making. As a part of the program, students will engage in a self-directed learning environment which provides the opportunity to design puppet characters using CAD, realise these characters with rapid prototyping technologies (laser cutting or 3D printing) before assembling and art finishing the final objects. Beyond the design and fabrication phase, DPS can also facilitate the use of these characters to create a performance outcome. Set up within a space at your school, the DPS Makerspace can run as part of your student’s formal study or as an extra-curricular activity.
Curriculum Connections Technologies: Design and Technologies – using design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions for authentic needs and opportunities; and Digital Technologies - in which students use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement digital solutions. The Makerspace concept will encompass, encourage and enrich Systems, Computational and Design Thinking with a solutions and futures approach, for application in a range of contexts, including Dramatic Contexts.