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First i,maker workshops during half term

Perception is a direct consequence of our physical interaction with the world. And yet there is increasingly little hands-on making and creating in contemporary life – including in main-stream education.

From 25th to 27th October, as part of Lab of Misfits first ever i,maker programme, we subverted this trend by inviting visitors to Lab of Misfits to explore the physical basis of perception. More than 60 visitors of all ages, but particularly children and families, took part in the drop-in workshops where they were given the opportunity to create their own colour illusions and print them on to a scarf or tote bag using inks and stamps; others took part during the Lates.

Two young people on a business enterprise scheme became mentors to the visitors and in the process were given the chance to see themselves differently – a fundamental aim of the i,maker programme. Lab of Misfits experts including, in this case, textile designer Michelle Lowe-Holder, supported the young mentors in turn.

For more information on the i,maker programme, click here