Christ the King Primary School and ArtLab- Public Art proposals to improve your home town

Researchers from Christ the King Primary School were joined by a group of expert ArtLab co-researchers from the University of Reading to imagine what public artworks are needed to make Reading a better place to live. Using different materials in combination with new technologies, the students experienced 3D printing of public art and 3D scanned their own creations for future use.     Continue reading Christ the King Primary School and ArtLab- Public Art proposals to improve your home town

Flowers For Oscar Wilde – ArtLab and R:I at Reading Museum

Co-researchers from the University of Reading have been working with people in the town centre of Reading to draw flowers and write messages – to friends, to family or to anyone else. These designs were then translated into digital files and laser cut. The cut-outs and left-overs were rearranged into complex structures and presented at Reading Museum, where visitors could pick up the flowers and … Continue reading Flowers For Oscar Wilde – ArtLab and R:I at Reading Museum

Co-researchers from the Reading University explore and test new 3D scanning technology

A group of co-researchers used ArtLab’s latest 3D scanning technology and software to document their exploration and occupation of architecture, sites and spaces with extravagant body arrangements – here the documentation are amazingly creative still images of digital 3D files. Our co-researchers explore these tools to think through possible future workshops with primary and secondary schools in the wider Reading area to inspire young minds. … Continue reading Co-researchers from the Reading University explore and test new 3D scanning technology

Stellar Projects – Year 8 prepare to deliver their workshop to Year 7 – 21st June 2017 @MESReading Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

Following the poster design session, this week our Year 8 co-researchers began to prepare their workshop for the year 7 cohort.  First up – refreshing their memory of how to use littlebits; within minutes we had a house band, with mega circuits of fans to cool the musicians down and lengthy runs of the pink inputs and green outputs designed to challenge the makers hands … Continue reading Stellar Projects – Year 8 prepare to deliver their workshop to Year 7 – 21st June 2017 @MESReading Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

‘With littlebits you can make whatever you imagine …’ Stellar Projects 2017 launches with a workshop with Graphics Students Louise and Ben and Year 8’s from Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

Stellar Projects, a five year collaboration between Maiden Erlegh School in Reading and ArtLab, launched in 2016 with Tim in Space, a day of collaborative art making and co-research.  Imagining life in space; the artefacts, artworks and sensory experiences it might produce, Year 7 students collectively made Littlebits animated interactive space forms and life forms and inhabited scapes with clay.  These were 3d scanned and … Continue reading ‘With littlebits you can make whatever you imagine …’ Stellar Projects 2017 launches with a workshop with Graphics Students Louise and Ben and Year 8’s from Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

ArtLab @ Marden Henge

Adam Stead and Dominique Green were out with ArtLab for the last time this summer showcasing their research and explorations in 3D Scanning and Printing at the place where it all began in 2016, Marden Henge, Wiltshire. The Neolithic Henge at Marden, which sits in the middle of the Vale of Pewsey between Stone Henge and Avebury has been the prime excavation site for the … Continue reading ArtLab @ Marden Henge

[is there] Life on Mars? ArtLab’s intrepid PhD researcher Jon Lockhart, packed his bags preflight, and blasted off with us on our latest mission to Mars!

………………..The landscape, a fertile, yet unknown territory with ominous beeps, blips and crackles echoing through the corridors. The Universities Art Department hosting space suited figures, mingling with 3D scanned virtual astronauts, aliens and space donkeys! This is Life on Mars, the most excellent and far reaching ARtLab project with Year 8 students from Maiden Erlegh School, Reading, Berkshire. (http://www.maidenerleghschool.co.uk/). Life on Mars is an ongoing … Continue reading [is there] Life on Mars? ArtLab’s intrepid PhD researcher Jon Lockhart, packed his bags preflight, and blasted off with us on our latest mission to Mars!

Hey Ho! ORSANAUTS are Go! – Oxford Road Community School – Reading International and Punk Wearables

“Always more than a musical genre, punk allowed a generation to express themselves without deference, to invent without fear, and to create without boundaries.” http://punk.london/ We have spent an amazing four weeks with our co-researchers from Oxford Road Community School in Reading, being inspired by the energy and rebelliousness of 1970s Punk and the potential of wearable technology. Continue reading Hey Ho! ORSANAUTS are Go! – Oxford Road Community School – Reading International and Punk Wearables

ArtLab Nominated – Reading Cultural Awards 2017

We are delighted to have been nominated in the category – Best Education Project: A project that shows the power of art and culture to engage young people and create high-quality artistic outputs. We wish every nominee the very best of luck. Finalists: University of Reading Art Lab Bulmershe Ensemble Infamous – Berzerk Productions ROOM – Jelly About the Reading Cultural Awards: The inaugural Reading … Continue reading ArtLab Nominated – Reading Cultural Awards 2017