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JUST MAKE IT hosted by Arcata Arts Institute

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ARCATA - Getting children excited about technology and art is what the Arcata Arts Institute is planning to do at it’s new workshop, Just Make It.

"A lot of the activities fit the common core standards in California, and also, we make lesson plans that we send out to all the local schools, and they use those lesson plans which are the same activities we have at family art night," said AAI Senior, Emily Torkquemada

AAI is an advanced art study program at Arcata High School and they will be hosting a family art night,called Just Make It. At the event, students in the program will run workshops from computer coding and robot design to activities including making Australian masks, hand puppets and LED circuits. 

"That it just helps kids to understand the world around them, they can get a hands on experience of technology they're going to be seeing in the future, and they're going to be possibly, more interested in art and science afterwards," said Jen Kelly, AAI Senior.

The event is free to the public and will be held from 5 to 8, Friday the 6th at the Arcata High Gym. For more information, visit WWW.ARTSINSTITUTE.NET