Northern Expressions Art Collective Creating Educational Fun with Wind Tunnel

Updated: January 12, 2018 08:39 AM

Have you ever wanted to make something fly? Well, folks will be able to try this weekend with the Northern Expressions Art Collective in Superior.

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The group will have a wind tunnel at the Superior Library on Saturday. Artistic Director Patrick Weber says it's a fun, challenging event for kids and families alike.

Weber says each group starts with a styrofoam ball and have to create some type of plan to make the ball float at a certain level in the wind tunnel. The first person to accomplish this feat will get a prize.

One key tip Weber hints at is balancing the weight of the object and the lift presented by adding multiple apparatus to the wind tunnel.

He explains that events like this one folks a place to play and have fun, while also learning a thing or two.

" They get the opportunity to really keep at something and realizing that it's okay to fail, as long as they come back and continue to try again, " he says.

This is one of multiple events the group holds throughout the year to teach kids important lessons, while having fun at the same time.

" We feel art is a great way to have kids express themselves," Weber says. " Everything we do has some sort of artistic bend to it whether it's dramatic or visual. We really want to be able to make sure that every kid has that opportunity to have that exposure in their life and develop those skills." 

The Northern Expression Arts Collective will have the wind tunnel at the library from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday. The event is free and open to everyone.


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