This is our signature "STEAM" class. All our workshops revolve around STEM, the teaching of concepts and practical skills involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths but we offer more than that. In this workshop Art is the key that unlocks the true creative potential of these disciplines.
We begin with a pile of junk. Found, broken or no longer wanted items are disassembled, de-constructed and dissected. But from this destruction, creativity and learning grows. We analyse the life-cycle of materials and objects and figure out whether they have been designed to be disposable, recyclable or made to last. Then we build... Depending on time, budget, venue and the abilities of the participants, we draw on and incorporate elements from all of our other workshops. At the very least we'll incorporate loads of flashing LEDs but we may include embedded technology, some robotic elements, some simple circuits and noise makers, AIDC, OCR and RFID devices (bar codes, Qr-codes, Radio Frequency ID tags, etc.) or even bicycle parts. We mash it all up to create stunning works of art, collage and interactive kinetic sculpture.