Learning “to make” is intentionally developing skills for your own projects. Makers become expert learners using viable and proven approaches to learning and problem-solving. Makers use the examples of other makers to challenge themselves and to continually raise the bar for their own work. In this process, Makers set higher and higher standards for their work in the community.
So, what is this Steampunk and Makers Fair, you ask?
The Steampunk and Makers Fair is part costume play, science & county fair, and part something entirely new, The Steampunk & Makers Fair is an all-ages festival by hosted by Cite des Arts and the Lafayette Science Museum to showcase and celebrate science, technology, education, art and mathematics. The Steampunk and Makers Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2016 in Downtown Lafayette, LA at Parc International (200 Garfield St).
Steampunk celebrates 19th century science fiction fun in the modern world. STEAMPUNKERS are diverse innovators – many come and make and showcase their own music, stories, art, costumes and creative 19th century paraphernalia. Making things has been around a long time but the Makers Movement is modern. MAKERS are diverse innovators – many come and make and showcase their own work, designs, and inventions. The Steampunk and Makers Fair is a unique blending of the two groups that represents something new and unique and that is educational fun for the entire family.
As part of our Makers fair, students from Lafayette public & private schools, and students from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette have made impressive presentations and showcases of their work. Professional innovators, inventors, designers, teachers, and industry and community leaders have made impressive presentations and showcases of their work through interactive panel discussions, workshops and contests.