As advocates of greater accessibility to arts, science and heritage, we work with cultural institutions and bodies to co-develop programmes and experiences that facilitate quality public engagement. These range from practical workshops to talks and events that invite interaction with museum collections and gallery exhibitions in more creative, innovative ways. Most recently, we have facilitated workshops for LearnStorm Ireland, Fab Lab-Limerick, The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, and The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny at National Drawing Day 2016. We have hosted taster activities at Dublin Maker Fare 2016 and have lately been awarded a residency at the CAP Sciences Museum in Bordeaux, France.
We also offer workshops to youth and community organisations to supplement programmes for local, social and personal development. Groups we have worked with to date include Barnardos, the children’s charity.
We offer workshops and courses that give learners the opportunity to make, build, create and explore. Each session is hands-on, working in teams to solve problems, using design and creativity to find new solutions. Activities include circuit making, programming with Sonic Pi and Arduino IDE, interactive design with MaKey MaKey, digital media production, basic robotics and more.
We encourage all participants to take greater responsibility for their own learning, finding their own answers to questions that arise. We allow space for reflection about how we learn and how we interact with others.