The Smart Materials – Design, Innovation & Craft workshops focus on using smart materials combine with tradition craft practices and materials to create artistic pieces in response to a specific theme or topic. Smart materials react to changes in their environment. In essence, their properties can be changed by an external condition such as heat, light and other variable factors.
Join us for a series of FREE drop-in workshops that explore different smart materials, tech and craft in February at Parklands (Speke) Library, Conleach Rd, Speke, Liverpool, L24 0TY and Liverpool Central Library, William Brown St, Liverpool, L3 8EW.
Tuesday 13th Feb / 1pm – 3pm / Parklands (Speke) Library
3D Designs – Using a 3D pen and conventional design skills with paper, pens and geometry tools, participants will create 3-dimensional structures – from a simple cube to a free-standing flower.
Wednesday 14th Feb / 1pm – 3pm / Parklands (Speke) Library
Sun Prints – Using chemistry and physics processes, participants will explore the basic technical premises of film-photography by using objects from their environment to create sun prints in the form of bookmarks and postcards.
Friday 16th Feb / 1pm – 3pm / Parklands (Speke) Library
Light It Up – Using UV paints and pens combined with regular paint, pens and pencils, participants will create artwork that displays hidden features when under UV light.
Wednesday 21st Feb / 4pm – 6pm / Liverpool Central Library
E-Textiles – Using basic circuits, LEDs and fabrics, participants will create textile products with lights incorporated into their design.
Thursday 22nd Feb / 4pm – 6pm / Liverpool Central Library
Crafty Creations – Using a mixture of smart memory alloys with traditional craft materials, participants will use their creativity to create re-moldable structures – from buildings to plants, abstract sculptures to geo-metric shapes.
All workshops are FREE, suitable for children, teens and families (young children must be accompanied by an adult) and you can drop by any time between 1pm and 3pm to get involved and get creative! The workshop are part of Liverpool Libraries Maker Difference project.
The Smart Materials – Design, Innovation & Craft workshop is part of wehearttech CIC’s Innovation Hub programme. Our Innovation Hubs are great ways for people to work collaboratively to generate, plan and discuss ideas for new projects, approaches and processes. The hubs use technology (in all forms) to unlock people’s ideas, embracing curiosity, collaboration and creativity. They are great ways to bring people together for team-building or to kick-start something new. Underpinning the delivery of these hubs is the 7 C’s of a character curriculum – confidence, curiosity, collaboration, communication, creativity, commitment and craftsmanship – as outlined in the education manifesto, Educating Ruby.