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In this workshop learners will reveal the power of shapes!  We will be using everyday objects to construct miniature br... full details

$10.00 / per workshop

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About this Workshop


In this workshop learners will reveal the power of shapes!  We will be using everyday objects to construct miniature bridges.  Learners will conduct experiments to discover the LOAD BEARING CAPACITY of different designs and then layout and test their own structures.  By predicting outcomes and repeated experimentation, learners engage in the scientific method to discover fun and even surprising results!

This Workshop is open to all ages.

What You'll Need

GLOkit What's a GLOkit?

This Workshop does not require a GLOkit.

Additional Supplies

Learners Can Share:

  • Blocks or Boxes of the same height x2
  • 3x5 inch Note Cards x3
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Quarters, at least $10 worth $20 is recommended 
  • tape or glue
  • Writing tool

Learners will need their own:

  • Extra Note Cards


Technical Requirements

You will need a device (computer or tablet) that is equipped with a camera, microphone, and speakers. For more information, please check out our Technical Requirements page.

Meet the Instructor

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Katie RedfordView Profile

I am Katie Redford, a U.S.-based artist in Wisconsin, best known for my metalwork and sculpture. I am inspired by everyday life. I enjoy disrupting the mundane through the use of familiar objects and materials to draw in the audience -  only to spoil their expectations, generally through some level of silliness. While sculpture has been the main format I work within, I have branched out into more narrative mediums, including illustration and comic books, all pertaining to world building, working through prosaic, and commonplace themes in a fantastical, extra terrestrial environment. 

I have been working with metal for 17 years and have experience with a wide range of materials and techniques. I practice the craft in my studio and teach both children and adults, from elementary level - including summer camps - to continuing education to non-traditional education at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. This training has informed my presentation strategies, allowing me to offer dynamic and engaging instruction that is entertaining and informative. 

I received a Master of Fine Arts from the State University of New York in New Paltz for metalsmithing and have frequently participated in national metalsmithing conferences and events since 2003.


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NOTE: You can choose any available date on the calendar and rest assured that your GLOkit(s) WILL arrive before your workshop time! We only display dates/times that allow time to ship.

Workshop Reviews


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Bridges !!!!!

by Susan on

Henry really enjoyed this workshop. He has been making bridges since the sign off.


by Christina on

It was great! The kids enjoyed it!

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Construction Zone