Teens & Young Adults

Sonic stories workshop with Natalie Whitney

Lowestoft Library
Aug 8, 2024 9:45 AM

Join audio-visual participatory artist Natalie Whitney for this free creative workshop for 10-16 year olds at Lowestoft Library, as part of The Blank Page Project! Get hands-on with creative technologies to make your own interactive artwork that creates sounds!

Workshops take place from 9.45AM to 3.30PM and include a free lunch, drinks and snacks!

This workshop will introduce you to the exciting possibilities of creative technologies and offer you the chance to explore unusual and imaginative ways to make music together. After we have had a play with the tech, we will each choose a starting point from a range of inspiration materials - postcards, poems, magazine pages, or you could even bring your favourite book or photo along. Using a mix of craft and conductive materials we will create responses to our starting materials. Finally, you'll bring your creation to life by adding sounds using electronics. By the end of the workshop you will have created your very own interactive, noisy artwork!

How to book

Workshops are completely free to attend but must be booked in advance. You can book online via eequ.

If your booking is made within 72 hours of the workshop, we may not be able to accommodate specific dietary requirements. Please get in touch with the library location for the workshop to discuss options. Please note that whilst we welcome all young people our staff are not specifically SEND trained.

About Natalie Whitney

Natalie Whitney is an audio-visual participatory artist working with creative technologies to construct interactive, sensory objects and spaces that invite curiosity and play. They believe play and co-creative spaces are incredibly important and that creative technologies are powerful tools for inquiry, learning and collaboration. They have facilitated spaces using creative technologies in playful ways with artists, students, families and early years across the East. Previously having worked for Collusion, Nat is currently an Associate Artist of Magic Acorns and co-produces the arts platform Young Artists in Suffolk, focusing on facilitating accessible creative space and supporting communities of emerging artists.

About The Blank Page Project

The Blank Page Project is an exciting new programme providing free high-quality creative activities for young people, run by local artists in libraries during the school holidays. Funded by the Department for Education’s Holiday Activity Fund.

This workshop is only for 10-16 year olds. If you feel your child requires additional support in the form of adult attendance in order to access this workshop, contact us by emailing katie.puls@suffolklibraries.co.uk.

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