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School holidays: pixel art maker day, 10-15 years

Where
Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
When

Monday 15 July from 10:30am to 1:30pm

Cost

Full price: $40Concession: $33

Explore 8-bit inspired pixel art during this exciting creative day for kids aged 10 to 15.

Pixel art, also known as 8-bit art, is a term used to describe a style of graphics associated with video games from the 1980s and early 1990s. In those days, computer games and animations were limited to 8-bit (or 2 colours) back when computers were not as powerful as they are today. Minecraft is an example of graphics that are inspired by 8-bit computer art.  

Our young participants will have the opportunity to craft their very own pixel-art masterpiece using the creative tools Piskel and Adobe Illustrator. Once your unique design is ready, we'll use a state-of-the-art laser cutter to bring it to life as a keyring or badge. We'll also dive into the exciting world of analogue printmaking, where you'll have the chance to make stickers and prints using your one-of-a-kind design. Get ready for a day filled with pixelated creativity and fun! 

What you’ll learn 

This workshop is a fun introduction to enjoy using both digital and analogue technologies in our fully equipped Makerspace. Our experienced facilitators will be on hand to guide you through the space and its equipment. 

Details 

  • Cost: $40/$33 per child  

  • Bookings essential 

  • Suitable for: Kids aged 10-15 years 

  • Experience level: no prior making experience required 

We think carefully about the suggested age range for our activities and this workshop is only appropriate for children over the age of 10 years. 

More information  

Eligibility for concession price: the ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW pensioner, senior or full-time student card. Valid proof of concession to be shown in advance or in person at the workshop. If valid proof of concession is not provided, the full rate will be required to be paid. 

Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days before the date of the workshop. Cancellations made within 7 days of the course starting will not be refunded. Please see our terms and conditions here.

We aim to deliver inclusive and accessible events. If you have any particular access or communication needs please contact Christie Torrington, Makerspace Programs Coordinator on 9265 9333 or ctorrington@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au 

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