Senior Museum Educator Jake Montano was invited as a guest on MakerEd's online video series, Learning in the Making. Host Aáron Heard invites BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) educators, creators, and makers to share their story and to invite viewers into what they are making. The Tinkering Studio and friends are no strangers to Learning in the Making. Check out Tinkering Facilitator Mario Martinez-Muñoz sharing about Self-Love Headgear and former Tinkerer-in-Residence Bárbara Yarza working on Stop Motion Animation.
Jake's episode "Everyone Loves Puppets!" focused on puppet-making, and we couldn't agree more! In this workshop, Jake shares a puppet version of himself and his drag persona, Imelda Glucose. Transformation, self-expression, and joy were themes throughout the workshop, which also included a reading of the book Julián is a Mermaid. See more about our tinkering book connections here.
Watch Part 1 and Part 2 below.