The UA Art Museum introduces its first-ever makerspace called Tinkerlab. Assumed the growth of the makerspace program, University of Arizona Museum of Arts has introduced a space meant to foster experimentation, problem solving and creativity. The Tinkerlab activities consist of the combination of the engineering, art as well as science for adults and all ages of the children. The UA College of Engineering, as well as the Sonoran Glass School, permits the space to feature activities. Such activities link subject along with an offer to new levels of learning. UAMA’s curator of community engagement, Chelsea Farrar said, “Tinkerlab provide a space for children and adults to experiment, build, take apart and explore the range of possibilities with new materials”.
Farrar added, “These activities are meaningful for learners of all ages, which is why a makerspace at the University of Arizona Museum of Art is so special”. The open-sketch materials, books, and blocks for building and mobile-creation activities will be provided by the Tinkerlab. The mentor-led challenges such as sewing, robot building will be existing on a rotating schedule. The Tinkerlab activities are designed for problem-solving as well as hands-on engagement. A sponsor of the Tinkerlab, dean of the UA College of Engineering, Jeff Goldberg said, “There is a strong link between engineering and the arts: Both are highly creative, and many of our engineering students are also musicians and artists”. Further, he added, “Hands-on construction experience helps build future engineers, who will use their creative skills to improve society”. The makerspace has created environments all over the country that problem solving and creativity. Farrar said, “We want to encourage everyone to remain curious about our world”. He added, “The Tinkerlab will provide a space for learners of all ages to practice being makers and rule breakers”.