After such successful mood lamp workshops which were oversubscribed back in Oct 2011 we wanted to give people another opportunity to take part.
The workshops were at Manchester City Art Gallery on 14/15 Jan. Participants designed and made their very own mood lamps out of LED lights, an old phone charger, a bike wheel and paper.
Over the course of the weekend we had 56 people take part and each person took home their new lamp.
We had a lot of young participants and it was lovely to see young girls not conforming to stereotype, they particularly enjoyed the electronics and wiring parts of the workshops. Of course everyone young and old loved the spinning drawings. The spinners were actually made from old bicycle wheels. Armed with a mountain of coloured markers people not only made the shades for their lamps, but lots of spin drawings to take home too.
Comments from some of the participants:
“Can’t wait for the next one – Thank you”
“A big thank you, turned our Sunday into a super Sunday”
“The children (and us grown ups!) loved everything, the spinning wheels and colour spirals and the electronics”
“I loved it especially the electronic bits” Betsy aged 6
“Absolutely loved everything about this workshop from making the lamps to watching the robot pen drawing. Fascinating stuff for all the family, will be back for more”
“Absolutely brilliant time, Keep it up Full Circle”
“The teaching style of these guys is superb for young children. Very interactive, inclusive and informative”
“Kept the kids enthralled, excellent”
“Excellent day out, our children loved it. Very helpful with our disabled son who was included in everything and spent his time beaming from ear to ear”
“I loved ALL OF IT and I made a lamp for my bedroom” Seth aged 4
If you didn’t manage to make it to the gallery to take part you can still make your own mood lamp, here are the instructions:
Take a look at other photos from the day on our flickr page.