THE 3-LEGGED STOOL:
Blending art and science with robots.
A 3-4 session Arts Partners-Wichita residency that blended the lines between engineering and art. This program was developed jointly in 2010 by Lee Shiney and Tom McGuire with a grant by Spirit Aerospace and the MetLife Foundation, through Arts Partners Wichita. Using the metaphor of three legs, the residency used a multidisciplinary approach to blend engineering and art to hundreds of students in grades 3-5 in Wichita, KS and the surrounding area.
With the departure of Tom McGuire in 2013 to teach full time at Wichita State University, the program was presented by the husband/wife team of Lee and Lajean Shiney. Lajean Shiney brought 29 years of elementary education experience in grades 3-5 mostly in USD 259 in Wichita, Kansas.