STEMarts Lab partners with The PASEO, a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico, while engaging youth and the community in the art making process. In the summer of 2014, a small yet diverse team of creatives, started a crowd-funding campaign and raised over $30,000 to bring The PASEO to the streets of Taos, New Mexico. Thousands of people came out to transform the streets of Taos with engaging and interactive art.
STEMarts LAB@The PASEO youth program is a series of educational workshops that go into the schools, allowing students to collaborate with PASEO artists exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in their art making process. An artist is placed into every middle and high school in Taos. Teacher and students work with the artist up to one week prior and then perform/install their work live at The PASEO event.
Students learn valuable STEM skills through creative expression, social practice and collaboration, and are empowered as their creations become part of a real world event. We believe that the challenge and potential of STEAM education in the future is for all students, especially in rural areas like Taos, to have access to the latest technologies and 21st century thinking. The PASEO is the perfect platform for students to use these tools to play, explore and imagine a better world.