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Saturday Shorts: DIY Solar Sculptures with Tiffany Holmes


Go green and make small sculptures that twitch and move using sunlight! Dive into the world of do-it-yourself "ecotech" with April's UBS 12 x 12 artist Tiffany Holmes in this workshop that demonstrates how to create a functional solar panel from recycled cell pieces and how to "hack" a solar toy to re-use the moving parts in one-of-a-kind objects. Holmes is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Technology at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she teaches courses in environmental art, interactivity, and the history and theory of electronic media.


  • MCA members $40
  • Nonmembers $45

Sign up with a friend and receive $5 off the price of the class! (Telephone or walk-up orders only)

All workshops are open to the public. Registration is required and is available online or by calling 312-397-4010\. Space is limited. You must be 18 or older to enroll in MCA adult classes or workshops. Unless noted, all supplies are provided.