Students from Redlands Primary School perform creatures in a cup!

Students from Redlands Primary School collaborated on devising and staging elaborate performances of animated creatures in a cup: using craft materials and electronics, the young artists and designers built creatures, devises robotics, composed a sound track, wrote a story and built a set. Students facilitators from the University of Reading Department of Art helped and guided this one-day workshop. Continue reading Students from Redlands Primary School perform creatures in a cup!

Reading Scholars 2015/16 – Summer School

The scholars joined us for two consecutive days in the summer, spending a day each on a clay and a photogram workshop. While both are absorbing analogue processes they both urged us to consider how technology determines our perception of time, and time passing. Photograms Photograms are a form of camera-less image making where objects are placed onto photographic paper and then exposed to light, … Continue reading Reading Scholars 2015/16 – Summer School

Reading Scholars 2015/16 – Verb Sculpture

In the Christmas and Easter holidays we were joined by a group of year 12 students from across the South of England; our 2016/17 Reading Scholars.  The scholars work with us over one year, participating in workshops, university life taster days, and one-to-one sessions on career pathways and applying to university; designed to enable and inspire access to Higher Education. Inspired by the Richard Serra’s … Continue reading Reading Scholars 2015/16 – Verb Sculpture

University of Reading students and collaborate students from Battle Primary Academy on Wednesday 6th July 2016

A group of students from the Department of Art gaining experience as Widening Participation ambassadors collaborated with students from Battle Primary Academy to explore how Art and Technology can support and enhance each other. Using electronic bits and sound making equipment from the LittleBits kits, our teams explore movement and animatronics as well as sound and composition. They created creatures in cups that moved and had fantastic adventures in … Continue reading University of Reading students and collaborate students from Battle Primary Academy on Wednesday 6th July 2016

Creatures in Cups appear at Battle Primary Academy on Tuesday 5. July 2016

Students from the University of Reading brought the portable ArtLab to Battle Primary Academy and worked with students there exploring technology, animatronics and sound. Together, small teams devised narratives, soundtracks and built moving creatures in cups, which all came together in performances showcasing the amazing creative work of all students involved. Continue reading Creatures in Cups appear at Battle Primary Academy on Tuesday 5. July 2016

29th June 2016: ArtLab visits Oxford Road Community School

ArtLab and students from Oxford Road Community School explored art and technology: combining simple materials with new electronics, students collaborated to create animated creatures, wrote scripts and dialogue, created soundtracks and performed their creations during this one-day workshop. Well done everyone!     Continue reading 29th June 2016: ArtLab visits Oxford Road Community School

ArtLab visited New Christ Church Primary School on 28th of June 2016

Students from New Christ Church Primary School worked with our LittleBits electronic kits in a one day workshop to make different Creatures in a Cup. Together with students from the University of Reading Department of Art the teams collaborated on investigating the potential of combining art and technology through simple means: combining everyday materials with new technology to imagine, devise and stage magical creatures in fantastical settings. … Continue reading ArtLab visited New Christ Church Primary School on 28th of June 2016

Creatures in a Cup Workshop at Moorlands Primary School on 21st of June 2016

ArtLab from the University of Reading and year six students from Moorlands Primary School came together to collaborate during a whole day workshop on exploring the potential in combining assembling art and technology. Simple materials were tuned into chimeras with the help of the LittleBits electronics. Students then worked together to write a story of adventure and travel for their creatures. Other teams worked on composing sounds … Continue reading Creatures in a Cup Workshop at Moorlands Primary School on 21st of June 2016

Creature in a Cup workshop at Coley Primary School 20th June 2016

ArtLab from Reading University visited Coley Primary School and worked with amazing students year six to explore new technologies through art. Our amazing students of the Department of Art helped to imagine creatures living in a cup, their adventures and stories. Small teams of collaborators worked together to devise narratives, build a creature and scenography using LittleBits electronics to animate the cups and develop sounds for a … Continue reading Creature in a Cup workshop at Coley Primary School 20th June 2016

On Wednesday 15th of June, Creatures appeared in Cups at St Michael’s Primary School in Tilehurst

On Wednesday 15th June students at St Michael’s Primary School worked and experimented with technology to imagine, create and fabricate magical and fantastical creatures. ArtLab provided technology with the LittleBits kits and art materials, students brought cups and cardboard boxes. Combined, they became resources to explore how electronics, technology and basic materials can be combined and enhanced. The students created fantastical stories and landscapes in which … Continue reading On Wednesday 15th of June, Creatures appeared in Cups at St Michael’s Primary School in Tilehurst