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Free Destiny themed ‘techy’ art workshops for kids aged 9+

This summer, there are lots of exciting activities for kids going on at Birkenhead Central library.

There are four FREE workshops planned for August based on ‘Destiny’, all with different things to learn and make.  The workshops are supported using public funding from the Arts Council England and are led by experienced artists that combine arts and crafts with the latest technology to create ‘techy art’.

Children will have the opportunity to create their own piece of techy artwork that will then be displayed in the prestigious Williamson Art Gallery.

The work may light up, change colour, talk, play music or your child may have even made the camera that takes a displayed photograph!

All of the workshops last for 3 days and will take place between 10am and 3pm and all are welcome to attend as many or as few of the workshops as they would like. Children can either stay at the workshop during lunchtime or have lunch at home - between 12 noon and 1pm.

 

Workshop 1 – High and Low Tech Stories                                                                                            Tuesday 1st August – Thursday 3rd August

Come and join Laura and make an interactive story and try out different materials. Add sound effects to a picture, use smart paints that change colour and disappear and brighten up your image using simple electronics that make your pictures change or light up!

 

Workshop 2 – Soundscape stories                                                                                                          Monday 7th August – Wednesday 9th August

Come and join Uma and learn how to make and record a soundscape from your own stories. Explore your own destiny to create a short story, which you will then turn into a digital audio recording.

 

Workshop 3 – E-textiles                                                                                                                    Wednesday 16th August – Friday 18th August

Come and join Elizabeth and learn how to make an arty E-textile banner combining materials that can talk, play music or light up with LED’s.

 

Workshop 4 – Pinhole to Pinterest                                                                                                              Monday 21st August – Wednesday 23rd August

Come and join Rachel from Little Vintage Photography for a photographic adventure! You can learn how to build your own camera, make images appear from thin air, and print real Polaroids from a mobile phone! You’ll learn about science, technology and art whilst helping Rachel create a real-life art exhibition.

 

If you would like to book or have any questions please contact Kirsten Hume at kirstenhume@wirral.gov.uk or call 0151 606 2119.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Spaces are available for children aged 9 and above only.