As we mentioned last month, we've been working with the PTA of a nearby elementary school to provide the students with an art-literacy program.
Now maybe we're biased, but as a couple of artists with design and engineering background, we think mobiles are a fantastic art form to incorporate into a classroom curriculum, because not only does it encourage creative thinking, but it also integrates math, physics, problem solving, and analytical thinking* in general.
Thing is, art, math, and science are each individually important subjects. But introduced together, it create meaning, relevance, and a tangible learning expience.
And besides, as these kids could tell you, it's just plain fun.
*Matt half-jokes that he uses more engineering to make mobile than in his past life as a natural-gas pipeline engineer.