€60 – €120

A Maker Approach to Art and Interactivity Oct 7th & 8th

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A Maker Approach to Art and Interactivity for Artists, Makers & Educators:

An Introductory Workshop to Electronics for Creative Projects


Ever wanted to make copper sing? Or use water to activate lights? Are you looking for creative ways to connect Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths (STEAM) subjects?

In collaboration with The Digital Hub, Make Create Innovate offer this hands-on, jargon-free two day workshop that will introduce you to physical computing using conductive materials, MaKey MaKey and Arduino with some basic sensors. Our artist-maker-educator approach is all about tinkering with art, electronic and everyday materials to learn through experimentation and discovery.

By the end of the weekend you will have a basic understanding of the principals involved in easy-to-make light and sound responsive systems and the materials required. You will also have collaborated with other workshop participants to create an electronically triggered soundscape or an interactive environment/artwork.

This workshop is for creative people (professionals / non-professionals) and educators, who want to do something different; whether it’s programme a touch-activated sound effects on the theatre stage or design a cross-curricular STEAM project at school. It is especially suitable for anyone involved in engaged arts that support arts participation and/or invite audience interaction.



Workshop Overview

Day 1 Introduction to Makey Makey*

Following some experimentation with basic scientific principals, participants will make their own paper circuits. Later , participants will create a set of multi-media triggers to activate sound, light and other operations using Makey Makey.

*Makey Makey is an electronic invention tool and toy that allows users to connect everyday objects to computer software.

Day 2 Introduction to Arduino*

Building on the learning from the previous day, participants will look at

the capabilities of Arduino technology to control basic systems that can

bring programming ideas to life in environments like the home, stage, gallery or site specific space. There will also be a short presentation from a guest creator in this field to inspire your making.

*Arduino is an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software



Feedback from our previous 2-day course:

"I really appreciated learning how interactivity works with electronics. It was good to review all the fundamentals and applying and adding additional dimensions to make it more exciting. I felt challenged when certain unexpected issues come about - it was good to take a problem solving approach to get things to work."

"Loved putting ideas into action and working with others. Felt artistically challenged trying to not get focused on just tech or art but look at piece as whole - bringing led flowers to life!"

"I enjoyed the variety of technologies that we were given a base in, how natural it felt to go from one technology to the other. The range of applications for the technologies from both facilitators and participants was very useful and that there wasn't a cookie cutter approach of here's a project, complete it and figure out the applications of it later - that the creative application of what we were learning was built into the learning process was great."

"I loved that i was not overloaded with information or ideas. The challenge for me is to keep things simple because simpliciy is complicated enough. I felt at ease with the tasks and because there was so much doing we learnt as we went along. I felt challenged by the question of how would I want the audience to approach the piece. I was still thinking about that today in class. I enjoyed that the language was not classroom based or focused. There was no talk about fitting/pigeon hoping it into the curriculum. It was an honest assessment and maker experience."

More info available at www.makecreateinnovate.ie


DATE: 10am-4pm on 7th and 8th October

Please note participants are asked to attend the full day(s) you have booked as there is no half day rate. It will not be possible to attend the second day unless you have participated in the first.
Cost includes all materials, tools are provided!

Tickets canceled up to 14 days of event start date will receive 80% refund (minus booking fees)
Tickets canceled up to 7 days before event begins will reveive 50% refund (minus booking fees)
Tickets canceled up to 2 days before event begins will reveive 30% refund (minus booking fees)
Tickets canceled within 48 hours of event begining will not be refunded



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