KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last October, 17 teams of makers and inventors from across the nation came to the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) for a product design competition called Make48. The 48 hours of making, judging by QVC and preparing for the product launch are chronicled in an eight-part documentary airing on 200 public television stations this fall. KCAI and our student team, are center-stage in this compelling invent-a-thon.
"KCAI has a strong tradition of combining new technology with old-world craft so our campus was the perfect place to hold Make48. We have the facilities in the David T. Beals III Studios for Art and Technology to do rapid prototyping and provide the technical support that the contestants needed. It was an exciting learning experience for our students and faculty," said the Nerman Family President Tony Jones.
The first five episodes of the documentary, which takes you through the competition and the judging, were filmed entirely on the KCAI campus. Episodes six through eight follow the winning team through redesign, marketing and getting ready for the product launch.
The documentary airs in Kansas City on Kansas City Public Television (KCPT) on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. starting on September 3. Check your local listings for specific times in your area.
Join us for a Watch Party at KCAI on the Rowland Commons at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 1. Watch the surprising big reveal of the winning team on a giant screen while you enjoy popcorn and treats.
About the Kansas City Art Institute
Located in Kansas City, Mo. at 4415 Warwick, KCAI is a private, independent four-year college of art and design awarding the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with 13 studio majors. KCAI also offers a post-baccalaureate program in art education, certificate programs and continuing education courses. Founded in 1885, KCAI is Kansas City's oldest arts organization. For more, visit www.kcai.edu.
SOURCE Kansas City Art Institute