Get your MAKE on!

May 30, 2017 | Latest News, Libraries, Projects | 1 comments | Author:

Join the Culture Matters project at Liverpool MakeFest 2017….

We’ve got some amazing workshops taking place as part of this year’s Liverpool MakeFest… all of which have been commissioned by young people with disabilities. As part of this process, the young folk working with the fabulous Jen Fenner (MakeFest organiser) wrote a Maker Brief, shortlisted a group of innovative Makers to interview and then picked two of the best to be at this year’s event running activities for you to get involved in! So who and what did they pick?


coderheaderFirst up, is Ian Pye from Mako Digital Arts who will be at MakeFest with his Code-A-Drone workshop. Code-A-Drone is designed to showcase the power of coding in a fun and creative environment. During the activity, the participants learn how to code a mini drone to take off, fly, turn, do stunts, take photos and land safely. They can also have a go at a range of challenges that put these new skills to the test. Each participant is provided with an iPad to write their code and a mini drone to fly and attempt the different challenges. This will allow the participants to learn and experiment at their own pace.

During this workshop, participants will have some expert tuition from Mako Digital Arts on top coding and drone flying techniques and is open to anyone 18 or under. To get involved in a workshop, book your ticket now:

Workshop 1 (10am – 11am) / Saturday 24th June …. Get tickets here!

Workshop 2 (11am – 12pm) / Saturday 24th June …. Get tickets here!

There will also be a ‘code-a-drone’ drop-in from 1pm onwards for those of you who want to have a go who are 18+ or want to participate as a family. All ‘code-a-drone’ activities will take place on the 4th Floor of Liverpool Central Library.

Craft Explorers – Plant Making

18513500_294660174292448_8580056850119000064_nAnd if that’s not enough, we also have Nicole Hudson working from a marquee in front of Liverpool Central Library delivering a craft-based maker session. Participants will act as explorers, discovering new and exotic plant life through creative making.Using 2d and 3d collaging, they will create imaginative plants and flowers that have never before been discovered. Using 2d and 3d collaging, they will create imaginative plants and flowers that have never before been discovered.These could be from the depths of a jungle, the coral reef of a sea bed, the caves of an ancient mountainside, or the untrodden surfaces of planets deep in outer space.

The activity will be run on drop-in basis with two different spaces set-up for participants:

Sculpture Area – This space will allow individuals/pairs to work with a diverse range of materials to create 3d plants and flowers. These can then be decorated with a range of materials, patterns and designs.

Collaborative Collage Area – Long sheets of paper will be laid out for participants to add to to create a collaborative collage, placing and sticking cut out or ripped pieces of coloured paper. The collage will act as a graffiti wall which will build up during the day.

Whilst this workshop is aimed at children and young people, we’re welcoming families and the older young uns’ to also take part, so drop by!




  • Liverpool MakeFest 2017 August 5, 2017 at 6:37 am | Reply

    […] Whether you make stuff, want to make stuff or want to meet people who make stuff, MakeFest is an annual highlight. This year it took place on 24 June 2017 at Liverpool Central Library and wehearttech was there for the whole thing as part of our Culture Matters project. […]


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