Hive Stories

Take a glance or dive deep into the various Hive happenings…

By Fred Leichter, Lily Yang, and Alaina Orr This class made me uncomfortable … in the best possible way. -Ryan Sung, Claremont McKenna class of 2018 At the Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity (The Hive for short), we teach a semester-long class in Human-Centered Design (HMC E180). We use design thinking methods […]

  Have you always wanted to make your own jewelry? Come to the Hive for an awesome workshop with our new metalsmithing bench! Design and create a unique pair of silver earrings, for yourself or a friend. Collaborate with others while you learn about the design process, silversmithing and indulge in your creative side.   […]

On March 8th, the Hive presented the workshop, “Unflattening: Weaving The Literal Through The Abstract.” The workshop offered participants a way to see visual communication – or art and design, especially the practice of making comics and sequential art – as an alternative medium to critical studies, research, and storytelling. Nick Sousanis, author and cartoonist […]

On February 20th, Isaac Watts (Pitzer ’18) led a workshop that explored questions such as: What does your hand sound like to a pencil, a water bottle, or a steering wheel? How does a space express itself aurally? During the workshop, everyone had the opportunity to make their own instruments using alternative mic’ing and sound […]

The Hive was recently mentioned in a New York Times article. Read the full feature below:

On 27th February, Kristine Chang (PO ‘21) led a simple and fun workshop in 3D origami, a type of modular origami in which hundreds of paper pieces are stacked together. At the workshop, people learned how to fold the building blocks of 3D origami, then assembled them into works of art – sculptures and figurines, […]

By DD Maoz and Eli Cohen Between February 22nd and March 8, The Hive and DisCo put on a series of Podcasting Workshops, where participants got to make a collaborative podcast – from interviewing to storyboarding to editing – over the course of three workshops. Eli Cohen (PO ‘19) and DD Maoz (PO ‘18) wrote […]

By Megan Robalewski While it’s easy to forget what lies beyond the familiar campuses, 5C students can enrich their experience in Claremont by exploring what the surrounding landscape has to offer. Biology and Environmental Analysis students might be familiar with the Bernard Biological Field Station (BFS), which lies just across Foothill and is a short […]

This post is part of a human-centered design (HCD) theme for February. Students reflect on their experiences within the HCD class and how the acquired skills have impacted their lives. Two other articles related to this theme that you can check out are this one from Forbes by the president of Harvey Mudd College, and this one from The […]

Earlier this month, Anya Zimmerman-Smith, a Claremont McKenna College freshman, led a metalsmithing workshop in the Toolbox. Anya helped participants create gifts for and inspired by people they love. Participants learned about the design process through metalsmithing and got a chance to indulge their creative sides by making copper pendants for necklaces and bracelets. Below […]