Shoppers came to the Oval in April to snatch up one-of-a-kind toys. The sale, by students in the class “Toy Design,” was a collaborative effort by Portico Bowman, from the Department of Art, and Norm Philipp, from the School of Construction.
Bowman said the class taught students to blend art and design with technology like 3-D printing and computer programming in ways that engage children.
Profits from the sale went to the Safehouse crisis center.
The creations include Lisa Bogart’s “Fidget Jewelry,” which promises to entertain children with ADHD; Charles Breedlove’s “Invento, The Electric Wizard,” which introduces children to coding and electronics; Ashley Warner’s
“Labyrinthium,” a game of strategy; Christen Wheat’s card action game “Wait What?!” and more.