Rotary Club of Warrnambool East Donates 3D Printers to One Day Studios | The standard

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As Gareth Colliton moves through the One Day Studios creative space, his eyes light up. There are clay figures of out-of-this-world fantasy characters, a life-size post-apocalyptic costume for a live-action movie, robot, comics, studio, art space and more. It is a dream space for young people, where they can let their imaginations run wild and invent with the latest technologies. Thanks to the Rotary Club of Warrnambool East, the space now has two 3D printers to add to the non-profit digital media studio’s offerings. Studio founder Mr. Colliton said he would teach students to scan existing objects or create 3D graphic files that can be printed as solid prototypes. Students will be able to print their own designs for a range of applications, from spare parts to toy making or robotics “We experimented with this really fun thing where you can now use your phone to scan and send that to the printer,” he explained. “They can create their own characters, figurines, toys – all that sort of thing.” The printers will be used in creative fabrication, prototype development and other problem-solving applications for Southwestern youth. One Day Studios was founded in late 2019 with the goal of providing local students with access to the creative digital tools, skills and networks they will need for the jobs of the future. The studio provides opportunities for students to learn digital tools and find pathways to employment in creative digital industries such as animation, film and games. “Education is kind of in trouble right now, no one’s fault in particular. It’s just very difficult to keep up with the technology and the careers of the future,” Colliton said. “We think one of the ways is to create additional satellite systems around educational institutions. So you have your primary schools, your secondary schools, your higher education, but then you have other places where they can connect and provide a sense of relevance for students as they learn.” So they come here and learn the things that schools struggle with to keep up with technology. By the time he’s been through the board and committees and in the fundraising rounds, he’s already advanced. “We’re really small and nimble, we can get the things that are hot right now, have the kids come in and watch them and play with them and do creative stuff.” One Day Studios was established with a Creative Victoria grant in early 2020. Despite the challenging schedule, the studio was able to continue to grow and now teaches hundreds of students each year through a program of school incursions, d extracurricular activities, workshops and events. . The Rotary Club of Warrnambool East supports initiatives that improve opportunities for people living in the South West, said club president Cliff Heath. “The Rotary East club was very impressed with our visit to One Day Studios,” Mr. Heath said. “The staff were obviously very passionate about improving educational opportunities and career paths for young people in our region, and we are delighted to be able to help them in this vision.” For more information about One Day Studios, visit www.onedaystudios.org.au Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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