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DIY Light-up Badges and Signs with Kathleen McDermott

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Textile Arts Center - Manhattan Studio

26 West 8th Street

New York, NY 10011

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Make your own light-up sign or badge with September's Work In Progress resident Kathleen McDermott.

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of circuit design using copper tape and paper to “write” a word or acronym of their choice in LED lights. Participants will also get an introduction to the software Eagle, and an overview of how to design circuits for professional printing, should they want to one day make multiples of their badge, sign or patch. There will also be an optional opportunity to learn to solder, which is useful for attaching LEDS to clothing and fabric.


Please note that workshop attendance will be first come first served, while supplies last.



Kathleen McDermott is a media artist with a background in installation and sculpture. She uses a combination of textiles, sculptural materials and open-source electronics to craft absurd wearable technology pieces that aim to explore the relationship between human bodies and technology, in both real and imagined scenarios. You visit Kathleen's studio at Work In Progress from September 1-30, at TAC Manhattan, and learn more about her work and process. LEARN MORE HERE.



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