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Holiday Tech Workshops - Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

10:00am - 4:00pm
Science Oxford Centre, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8SB
£15 per workshop (discount for whole day )

Crafty coders get ready for the festive season and create ‘cool’ light up snowflake decorations to take home and make interactive designs for our Winter Wonderland installation. Come along to one or both workshops at the Science Oxford Centre, or stay on all day and use your new skills to complete an Art Award!

Tech Workshop 1 (10-12pm) Light Up Snowflakes:
In the first session, learn how to heat up and use a soldering iron to create a circuit board snowflake decoration, and connect electronics and circuits to illuminate your decoration in Tinkercad. ‘Glow Up’ a pre-made laser cut snowflake with super-cool conductive tape to add your own style, lights and bling! Beginners welcome, accompanying grown-ups encouraged to join in too – there’s ‘snow day’ like today to learn a new skill!

Tech Workshop 2 (1-3pm) Interactive coding – Winter Wonderland installation
Illuminate your own interactive design for our installation! Make light-up trees, red-nose reindeer or glowing snowflakes from up-cycled materials and bring your creation to life with a BBC micro:bit, adding animations or sound using ‘Scratch’ from jingle bells to Ho Ho Hos! Did you know that the UK’s famous Turner Prize competition for new artists is made up of groups instead of individuals for the first time in 2021 – so why not join your own collective! We’ll test everyone’s creations and see the winter-wonderland installation come to life in a festive finale. Stay on for an extra session (3-4pm) to bag your own Art Award!

3-4pm Arts Award Discover + £5
By taking part in the workshops, and completing an evidence form (this can be written or done verbally/pictorially) children can achieve an Arts Award Discover. For this final hour, we will help you to complete the Arts Award by listening to what you have learnt during the workshops and advising on how to complete the form. Certificates will be posted after assessment.

Ages 9-12 – Adult supervision is required (adults free).
(Not suitable for young children because of the tools being used in the workshop.)

Attend in the morning, afternoon or for the whole day.

If you are coming to both workshops enter the code: WHOLEDAY on booking to receive a £2 discount.

The Exploration Zone is closed but you can access the woodland

Lunch 12-1pm. Bring a packed lunch and water bottle, and/or visit the Skogen Cafe. Lunch may be outside (weather dependant) so bring suitable outdoor footwear and a coat. This time is also supported for work on your Arts Award.

With the Oxford Trust / Science Oxford charity

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Science Oxford Centre
Douglas Down's Close, Off Quarry Road
Headington, Oxford

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