hands-on demonstrations 

Drop in sessions for up to 100 people in a day

Designed for schools, events and festivals, where lots of people to get hands on and creative with solar energy.

Over the course of a day, small groups of participants will work with artists from the Art and Energy collective to make a larger solar panel artwork in a day.

You will be left with a framed solar artwork that brings people together and reflects a multitude of voices.

Participants will learn the basics of solar energy, have fun and lend a hand in creating a celebratory piece that actually works at the end of the day!

Lots of people of all ages can get involved with is activity

Cost: £700 plus travel 

Contact us if you would like to host a hands-on demonstration

make a solar artwork

Workshop for up to 10 people

9:30 – 5:00

Join us and make your own solar panel artwork that can generate electricity!

During this day long enjoyable workshop you will  learn about solar energy, design and create your own solar panel design, tab up solar cells, connect the electrical components, test your pieces, and then get charging your phone!

No previous knowledge or skills required.

Cost: £120 per person / £1000 plus travel for community  groups

£1500 plus travel for businesses

Contact us if you would like to host a workshop


design your own artwork

We deliver workshops for groups who want to;

  • find out about art and energy around the world more broadly
  • understand the potential for artworks that generate energy and
  • have a go at designing an energy generation artwork for a special place.

This workshop can be tailored to suit different situations and timescales and can delivered for private groups who want to think about art and energy in their community.

Contact us if you would like to host a workshop


we hope to…

  • Give people skills for the future
  • Support participants access to energy advice through our collaboration partners 
  • Empower and encourage creatives to approach energy

a selection of Workshops we've delivered

Energy and society conference

We delivered two hands-on workshops for academics from around the world who gathered at the University of Exeter to share the latest research from the energy sector. Our activities brought this group together in a new and refreshing way, stimulating unexpected conversations.

“I had no idea it was possible to work with solar PV in this way, it’s astonishing to see what artists are doing with energy.” Workshop participant


Blue Peter kids solar workshop

Local children from Heavitree in Exeter asked to get involved so that they could earn a green Blue Peter badge.  Workshops were arranged where each child made a solar artwork that was able to charge up batteries. 

The children were delighted with their badges and also with being Blue Peter’s post of the week on their website!

“I learned how to etch glass, solder solar cells together with tabbing wire and use a hot air gun…I use my charger every day and I get my parents to charge their phones with it too.” Reuben Hurley, Age 10


Pretty useful with PEC pals

We are working with Plymouth Energy Community to co-design green energy generating artworks for Plymouth. Our workshops engaged people who had never had contact with PEC before and now have access to support in dealing with fuel poverty, getting energy advice, developing local energy projects and finding camaraderie in response to the energy challenge.

This project in Plymouth is ongoing. If you would like to get involved, please contact us.

“I never saw myself working with electricity before and I’m surprised how excited I feel about the possibilities of the technology” PEC workshop participant


Elemental workshop – Hydro energy

We supported TRESOC  to deliver an education programme for schools. We took  a group of school children to the hydro project in Totnes to explore the water energy and make something with found objects that responded to the water’s flow.


Lampshade making eco-reminders

We developed an eco-reminders workshop with Toni Hankinson and Kaleider. Participants shared their knowledge and experience of energy issues while learning to craft an eco-reminder that they wated to live with.