Cinco de Make-O, May 4, 2013

What:  Cinco de Make-O
Where: Burning Man Headquarters, 995 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
When: Saturday, May 4, 2013  1pm – 3pm
What: Collaborative Arts Workshop and Panel Discussion

Burning Man Project to Host FREE Day of ‘Maker’ Workshops

For a different twist on celebrating Cinco de Mayo weekend, join Burning Man Project for Cinco de Make-O and bring out the Maker in you at a FREE day of ‘maker’ workshops on Saturday, May 4th from 1 – 3 p.m.  Learn how to create your own solar system or make beautiful music (or both!) at the Burning Man headquarters.  The ‘Maker’ workshops are part of a series sponsored by Burning Man Project, which cover areas including the arts, education and civic engagement.

Small Scale Solar 101 will present an overview of small and portable solar technology from 1pm to 2pm. and include solar terminology, how it can be used for art, tricks to limit power usage and more.  After a break, it will be followed by Small Scale Solar 102 from 2pm to 3pm. with a hands-on “let’s put a small system together”.  Both sessions will be led by Chaz Peling, of Sol Solutions, who is a burner with a passion for sharing his tips and tricks with mobile solar systems.

Alternatively, from 1:30pm – 3pm is “Making Music with Found Objects” workshop led by Lydia from GamelanX, who will join creative forces with the Exploratorium’s Explorables volunteers who will teach how to make a variety of musical instruments from drinking straws, cardboard and misc. trash. Supplies provided, but BYO metal such as cans, pipes, car parts, kitchen utensils, etc. Come and be amazed what can be done with common household objects and the right kind of foam and mallet to create shakers and metallophones.

Instruments will also include Lightboxes, the wondrous cousin of the kaleidoscope, which uses curved mirrors to create patterns of lights and colors from the environment. See how this toy changes your perspective on the world around you.

Glove-A-Phones are noisemakers that use gloves to produce their resonant tones. Some say they are like saxophones, others think them more akin to bagpipes, but the fact remains that playing your Glove-A-Phone is a unique experience.

Pan pipes and straw oboes–Ordinary straws can create a wide spectrum of sounds with variations in cuts and pitch. The workshop will conclude by making music as a group. Please RSVP for the workshop(s) you would like to attend here.