Taking Things Apart (and making something new!)

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Free Family Workshops at the Pervasive Media Studio


Please note: This event took place in Aug 2019

Recommended for children aged 5+ and their families. These workshops run from 10:00 - 11:30 and 13:00 - 14:30.

FINALLY! This is your chance to take things apart and not get told off!

Join Studio residents Mufti Games for a free family workshop where we will take apart gadgets and everyday household items and use the components to make 2D pictures and 3D sculptures, creating strange creatures and weird machines that you can take home.

Inspired by Tod McLellan's brill book Things Come Apart, the blog Things Arranged Neatly and the Maker/Hacking movements, this hands-on workshop is a favourite for breakers, makers, kids and adults alike. Got any broken bits and bobs at home you'd like to bring along? Take them with you and we will make them into new works of art!

About Mufti Games:
Studio Residents Mufti Games engage with play. In a world obsessed with evidence and outcomes and targets, finding more opportunities to play is vital, for all of us. Creative play allows us to open our minds, to take a step back and invest in our experiences, our relationships and our lives more fully. Play can allow people to engage in a thoughtful, deeper way by immersing one in action. It allows people to see each other and to look at situations, locations and the world differently.

Mufti Games have been played at festivals, street events and venues including National Theatre, Eden Project, Somerset House, Festival Number 6, Bristol Old Vic and Just So
Festival. We have created games for Royal Shakespeare Company, Bristol 2015 Green Capital, University of Bristol and The Barbican.