In August of 2016, I lead a workshop for families at the Des Moines Art Center. The Listening Instruments Invention Workshop is a chance for participants to play with various forms of art making, experimentation, and design in pursuit of inventing new listening instruments. The workshop explores form and materiality. It concludes with a listening walk which provides participants a chance to experience the world through their creation. It engages them with the soundscape and helps them become curious, focused listeners.