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Solar artwork making – Exeter

I can’t wait to take this home and show my friends and family! The workshop was outstanding  Participant

I love the combination of art and science, I wish it was like this when I was at school!” Participant

I was nervous about the art bit, because I don’t think I’m creative, but the workshop leaders were really supportive and I’m so happy with what I made!” Participant

Join solar panel artists Chloe Uden and Naomi Wright and make your own solar panel artwork that can power your devices.

(£120) Friday 24 January 2020 – 9:30 – 5:00

This workshop will be held at our space in Kaleider Studios so you will get a rare chance to see where we work and maybe even some of the other pieces we’re developing!

During this day long enjoyable workshop you will

  • learn about solar energy
  • design and create your own solar panel artwork
  • tab up solar cells
  • connect the electrical components
  • test your pieces
  • and then get charging your phone!

No previous knowledge or skills required.

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Solar artwork making – Plymouth

Join solar panel artists Chloe Uden and Naomi Wright and make your own solar panel artwork that can power your devices.

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 component
  • test your pieces
  • and then get charging your phone!

No previous knowledge or skills required.

9:30 – 4:30 Friday 11th October – Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

BOOK HERE!

£75 for the day (Reduced from £120) – This workshop is subsidised by Plymouth Energy Community (PEC).

PEC is a charity that aims to create a clean, fair affordable energy system with people at its heart.

Over the last year, we’ve been working together to offer people the chance to get hands-on with new renewable energy materials.

This subsidised session is for anyone who wants to know more about advances in solar and would like to learn new skills to create a piece of solar art for their home.

*The workshop forms part of Illuminate, Plymouth’s festival of light, during which PEC will host a solar art installation. If you would like your piece to appear, please let us know during the day.

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EcoFest Tavistock – We made a solar panel artwork in a day!

Following popular demand, we’ve been exploring ways that we can make solar panel artwork making accessible by lots of people in one day.

We tried out our approach to involving large (ish) numbers of participants over the course of the wonderful EcoFest in Tavistock, and throughout the day, around 75 people aged between 4 and 70 helped us in a variety of ways to make a solar panel artwork live!

The resulting artwork ‘Eyes to the Future’ is able to  charge mobile phones and we’ll be looking for an appropriate home for it later this autumn.

Participants were able to paint, glue, cut, choose, solder, tab up solar cells, build the electrical circuit and then connect everything together.

We would LOVE to do this sort of participatory demonstration again at festivals or events, so if you can think of somewhere appropriate for this sort of activity, please let us know.

Thank you to everyone who got involved, and thanks particularly to Ursula and Trudy for organising such a brilliant event!

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Solar charger making workshops in Totnes this September

Totnes Renewable Energy Society (TRESOC)’s  aim is to empower the local community to develop and control its own renewable energy supplies and to ensure that the maximum value resulting from the development of local resources is retained by the community.

So it’s really exciting that they’ve invited Art and Energy to run two solar charger making workshops for TRESOC members and the wider Totnes community this September.

September 16th – Solar Charger Making Workshop – TRESOC members and friends

September 28th – Solar Charger Making Workshop – TRESOC members and friends

 

During these 2 x day long workshop which will take place at The Pulse in The Mansion in Totnes, you will get hands on with solar power.

  • learn how solar panels work,
  • explore what goes into making one,
  • handle the tools and components involved
  • test your device

At the end of the day you will be able to take home your own solar panel to charge your devices.

All materials are included and no experience is necessary.

Sensible 10+ year olds are welcome if they are accompanied and supported by an adult.

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Engineers without borders at UoE in Penryn make solar panels!

10 students from Engineers without Borders at the University of Exeter in Penryn made 6 solar panels in a lovely workshop at the weekend.

Our workshop was Art and Energy’s take on Demand Energy Equality’s solar charger making workshop which is available through their website.

The workshop was made possible by Exeter Community Energy.

The step by step walk-though of how to make a solar panel was great!  Participant

“Very patient and enthusiastic” Participant

Absolutely outstanding workshop in every way!….I learnt loads!…And proof that you can teach and old dog new tricks! Adam, Lecturer at UoE