The Art of Tinkering

Karen Wilkinson, Mike Petrich

The Art of Tinkering is a collection of exhibitions, works of art, and projects that celebrate a brand-new approach to learning, one in which individuals construct their own knowledge through making and doing, working with readily available materials, getting their hands dirty, collaborating with others, problem-solving in the most enjoyable sense possible, and, yes, frequently failing and moving past a point where they are stuck.

Every artist in The Art of Tinkering goes through this procedure and tenderly discusses the inspiration for their unique creations so that readers can feel welcome to partake in the whimsy. Sharing their preferred tools (who knew toenail clippers could be so useful?) The stories, lessons, and advice in The Art of Tinkering provide an intriguing snapshot of today’s maker culture, whether they are showcasing their workspaces (you’d be surprised how many electrical gears you can pack into one cupboard!) or sharing a glimpse of their personal lives.