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Workshops are a chance for you to create something new, whether it be a robot, a social media strategy or a pumping electro beat. You may be lstarting from scratch or applying old skills in a new way, but in either case you’ll have something unique to show for it at the end of a workshop.

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March 2018

Open Wetware

March 3, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Like all green plants, algae can do the magic of turning water and air into sugars, fats and proteins. And some algae, like Spirulina can do this in saline, alkaline water that will grow nothing else. If not for Spirulina, there would be no flamingos (and certainly not pink ones). Come and spend a few hours with our resident scientist as he shows you how to grown the green stuff at home. It’s all about the wet, slimy and microscopic,…

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Cardboard Kaiju is in need of a plus one!

March 5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cardboard Kaiju is in need of a plus one! Last year we made a giant cardboard monster as a part of the life sized game; Cardboard Kaiju. That monster is still in the foyer and needs a plus one to attend a party! We need your help to design and make his mate. Interested in the design aspect? There will be a design session on Monday 5th March 6pm- 8pm Free, but please RSVP To find out more about what’s on…

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3D Printing is Not the End

March 10, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  3D printing is the beginning, where you try and trial before doing something else with the shape. This workshop is all about that ‘something else’; vacuum forming, injection moulding, casting and other possibilities. This is not an Introduction to 3D printing. If that’s what you’re looking for, maybe checkout the 3D Printer Inductions we offer.  This is a perfect precursor to our Secular Hollow Chocolate Object workshop. Requirements. Participants must be over 16 years of age Please wear enclosed,…

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Secular Hollow Chocolate Object Making

March 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  Come and learn how to create custom hollow chocolate objects, from forming and creating the shape, to casting, tempering chocolate and finishing. No experience required. Select from our collection of objects, bring your own, or do the previous week’s workshop: 3D Printing is Not the End Requirements. For ages 16+ Please wear enclosed, flat footwear For more detailed information, please refer to our Booking Terms and Conditions. To find out more about what’s on offer at The Edge, read up on…

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April 2018

Adobe Photoshop: the Swiss Army Knife of Content Creators

April 5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Adobe Photoshop is the king of raster graphics software. It is used to edit photographs, create digital illustrations, CD covers or even the next big internet meme. In this workshop you will get to ease into the world of Photoshop and its most used tools as well as noteworthy concepts such as layers, blending modes and filters. Photoshop is something that everyone should learn!

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Automate the boring stuff with Python

April 7, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  Wouldn’t it be great if we could let our computer do some of life’s tedious tasks? This is an intermediate to advanced workshop that will open your eyes to the power of Python (not the snake). We’ll teach you how to use this versatile coding language to help you deal with the boring stuff. This workshop is inspired by Al Sweigart’s How to Automate the boring stuff with Python. If you want to brush up on your coding skills…

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Illustrator for Small Businesses and Hobbyists

April 12, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Adobe Illustrator is the champion of the so called vector graphics editors and is used for designing things that can be applied anywhere, small or large, digital or analogue. Have you done the Laser Cutter induction and need some help getting your ideas digitized? Perhaps you’re looking to create a logo for your business or website. Maybe you’re just looking to create art for your games or animations? All of this is possible with Illustrator! Join this introductory two…

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DIY MIDI Controller Making

April 14, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Please note that this is a two part workshop running on the 14th and 21st of April 2018.  Get your nerd on and fabricate a MIDI controller from scratch for fun and profit in this two-part workshop. Buttons, sliders, knobs and more; this is all about the soldering, assembly and the second session about the coding and getting your controller to work with Ableton. Being comfortable with a soldering iron is not a pre-requisite but a will make things easier,…

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WordPress for Small Businesses and Hobbyists

April 19, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  WordPress is one of the most used tools to create websites on the internet and is a powerful, yet easy-to-use platform that anyone with basic computer skills can learn. Anyone can join but this workshop will focus on how small businesses, start-ups and hobbyists can make the best use of the tool. Over this two hour workshop you will learn the very basics of using WordPress and setting up your online presence. Our facilitator is an avid user of…

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Adobe Photoshop: the Swiss Army Knife of Content Creators

April 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Adobe Photoshop is the king of raster graphics software. It is used to edit photographs, create digital illustrations, CD covers or even the next big internet meme. In this workshop you will get to ease into the world of Photoshop and its most used tools as well as noteworthy concepts such as layers, blending modes and filters. Photoshop is something that everyone should learn!

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