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

[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!

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

Stellar Projects & Maiden Erlegh School

Stellar Projects is an ambitious five-year widening participation programme delivered by ArtLab and Reading University to enable co-research with Maiden Erlegh School in East Reading. We kicked off by reaching for the stars, as we developed an exciting Art / Science workshop which celebrated the achievements of the British space explorer Tim Peake and his amazing work on the ISS. We created the first 3D … Continue reading Stellar Projects & Maiden Erlegh School

UNESCO INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT ArtLab WORKSHOPS Friday 3rd July 2015

The International Year of Light is a global initiative which highlighted to the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. It is a unique opportunity to inspire, educate, and connect on a global scale. Light is the means by which human beings see themselves, each other, and their place in the Universe. Light … Continue reading UNESCO INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT ArtLab WORKSHOPS Friday 3rd July 2015

READING SCHOLARS ArtLab Workshops 9th & 10th July 2015

The Reading Scholars programme aims to give Year 12 students a real taste of life as a university undergraduate, and to provide practical support as participants begin their higher education application process. ArtLab presented an Art and Technology workshop for Reading Scholars to create an installation/performance which was recorded. Through discussion and experimentation with technology and materials the scholars developed an artwork ideas based on … Continue reading READING SCHOLARS ArtLab Workshops 9th & 10th July 2015

Widening Participation Summer Workshops 2014

Students from the Interactive Sculpture Workshop helped facilitate an event on Thursday 10 July 2014, Art and Design Portfolio Day, to  stimulate work for portfolio to apply to foundation or BA courses in Art. We offered the workshop ‘Creature in a cup: interactive sculpture’ more info about the day here  Below is our final performance video and details of the development of the work made in one day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw3Ls_QmHcQ We used littleBits electronics … Continue reading Widening Participation Summer Workshops 2014