Doors Open Day at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Maribor

The Doors Open Day will be held at the Department of Textile Materials and Design on 29 January from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Smetanova Street, 17). As part of the event, students of elementary and secondary schools of the city as well as other guests will be able to participate actively in workshops on two thematic areas: design and preparation of various functional materials and products.

Participants of the “Creative Design” workshop will be able to demonstrate their ingenuity in the process of creating 3D illustrations with a collage of textiles and paper, drapery and design of products. The workshop will also include wool felting and hand printing of fabric. Participants of the event will get acquainted with clothes in the virtual world and simulation of prototypes of textile products. They will also be told about the new-fangled smart clothes.

The “Materials and Technologies” creative workshop will deal with the phenomenon of luminescence. Participants will be able to try their hand at embellishment of textiles, learn to recycle vegetable waste into new eco-friendly products, as well as get acquainted with the world of microfibers.