September 10, 2018

2 Day Workshop – A Maker Approach to Art and Interactivity, Listowel, Co. Kerry

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 Make Create Innovate, FΓ©ile an tSolais International Arts Festival offers 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 and 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.


Dates: 2nd and 3rd November 2018
Times: 10am to 5pm
Fee: €120
Location: Listowel Community Centre, Listowel, Co Kerry

2 Day Workshop – A Maker Approach to Art and Interactivity, Listowel, Co. Kerry