Closing conference 15th till 17th of June in Leeuwarden

All partners of schools, pupils and designers, design and science centers meet in Leeuwarden.
The schools De Wielen from Leeuwarden and Prof. Wassenberghskoalle show the partners Leeuwarden, the city and the innovative places.

During this meeting we talk about the report, the manual, the experiences we had and of course our next steps!
The end is near of this great two year project, but the first steps are being made to continue setting up an Erasmus+ project.

But first we share our experiences of the last two years:

Conference 3D Comenius 3D printing in education 16th of June 2015 Blokhuispoort, Leeuwarden.

Hereby we would like to invite you to see and experience the results of our international educative project on integrating 3D thinking in the curriculum of school subjects. This innovative project has provided an ambitious and rewarding two year experience for schools, designers, design and science centres from Germany, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Sweden who worked together on a teaching method on how to teach children the fun of creating, techniques and tinkering by use of the extra tool: the 3d printer. During this afternoon children and teacher will show you what they have been doing. We have workshops where you will be assisted by our pupils, an exhibition with results and short interviews with participants who will tell about their experiences. Please let us know befor the 12th of June if you would like to come by sending an e-mail to:


14:30 – 15:30 Workshops for the public with designers, students, teachers on 3D thinking and digital fabrication.
15:30 Exhibition of drawings, stories and 3D-prints of pupils,
a real life 3D printed elephant and an 3D-printed electric guitar 
15:30 – 16:30 Presentations teachers’ view, pupils’ view, designers’ view, Sietske Poepjes,
Deputy of Infrastructure, Language, Media, Art and Culture
for the Provence of Fryslan and presentation of the manual 
16:30 – 18:00 Questions and answers, visit the exhibition 


3D Comenius project

It all began in 2012 with a 3D-printing project at the Trilker a primary school in Leeuwarden. Designers and children designed solar boats which were printed by a 3D-printer. In the autumn of that year House of Design took designers and makers to Into The Great Wide Open where we came in contact with Ben Matoren, director of VMBO the Krijtenburg where the first plans were made for an international project to introduce 3D-thinking at schools with the support of product designers. The lifelong learning project 3D Comenius was born.

With support from the province of Friesland we were able to evolve this project.