Summer Workshops for Children and Young People 2018

Check out all the Creative Learning Summer Workshops at the Tolbooth for children and young people!

Summer Workshops for Children and Young People 2018

About Summer Workshops for Children and Young People 2018

Rod Puppets
Tuesday 17 July / 11am-3.45pm / Ages 7-12 / £15
Join the Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre to make your own rod puppet from a wide selection of colourful decorative materials in the morning, before bringing it to life with mime, improvisation and story creation skills in the afternoon.
Tutor: Sarah Lee

8-storey Musical Instrument
Friday 20 July / 11am-1pm / Ages 9-13 / £7
Using special microphones, simple tech and a range of sound effects, turn the Tolbooth into one huge musical instrument by making stairs, walls and objects trigger sounds and music.
Tutor: Rory Clark

Scratch Coding
Monday 23 July / 11am-3.30pm / Ages 8-11 / £8
Computer coding workshops for complete beginners – fly rockets to the moon, mess about with monkeys and design your own rock band!
Tutors: Louise Graham & Ray Cramb

Python Coding
Tuesday 24 July / 11am-1pm / Ages 11 + / £6
A beginner’s introduction exploring how to design games, software and other programmes.
Tutors: Louise Graham & Ray Cramb

Photography & Camera Techniques
Wednesday 25 July / 11am-3.30pm / Ages 8-11 / £12
Thursday 26 July / 11am-3.30pm / Ages 12-16 / £12
Explore different elements of photography and learn interesting tips, tricks and techniques. Please bring own DSLR camera with blank memory card and charged battery. Cameras can also be provided. Bring a pen drive to take photos home.
Tutor: Lisa Fleming

Garageband
Friday 27 July / 11-1pm / Age 8-12 / £6
Turn your iPad into a whole range of virtual musical instruments and play together as a group using the ‘Garageband’ app. Fun, quick and easy, open to both musicians and non-musicians. iPads provided.
Tutor: Kenny Bates

Lego Animation
Monday 30 July / 11am-1pm & 1.30-3.30pm / Ages 8 + / £6
Using simple and fun animation software, build characters and settings using Lego before letting your imagination run wild bringing them to life!
Tutors: Louise Graham & Ray Cramb

Pump Up The Jam - Summer Session
Tuesday 31 July & Wednesday 1 August / 11am-3.30pm / Ages 9-13 / £20
An introduction to our regular term-time songwriting and band workshop that runs throughout the year. Form a band on the day, learn the basics of how to write your own indie/rock/pop style song and perform it live!
Tutors: Davie Scott & co

Robotics
Tuesday 31 July / 11am-1pm / Ages 10 + / £6
Build and programme your own 3D-printed robot which you can then take home with loads more programming activities to do on your own.
Tutors: Louise Graham & Ray Cramb

Art
Thursday 2 August / 11am-4pm / Ages 8-12 / £12
Using a variety of drawing media you will explore colour, shape, texture and line. In the afternoon take these drawings and turn them into a wonderful print to take home!
Tutor: Dawn Cullen

Jazz Big Band In A Day
Friday 3 August / 10am-4pm / Ages 10-21 / £6
Fun day of jazz – all instruments and levels of experience welcome. Short performance at end of day for family to attend 3.45pm – 4pm. Own instrument required. www.tolboothjazz.com
Tutors: Laura Macdonald & Kevin Mackenzie

Paper Mosaics
Tuesday 7 August / 11am-1pm / Ages 7-10 / £6
A fun and hands-on workshop inspired by animals, birds and fish. Bright and bold colours, will be used to create striking paper mosaics.
Tutor: Louise Martin

Paper Collage: Landscapes of the Countryside
Tuesday 7 August / 1.30-3.30pm / Ages 11-14 / £6
Exploring collage through layering, cutting and tearing paper and other materials.
Tutor: Louise Martin

Animation: Monsters in 3D and 2D
Wednesday 8 August / 10.30am-4pm / Ages 10-12 / £13
Bring your own drawings of weird creatures to life in 2D animations in fantastical places. In the afternoon, build your critter in 3D plasticine and animate them with stop-motion apps. All films will go online.
Tutor: Jim Stirk

Animation: Toys Unlimited!
Thursday 9 August / 10.30am-4.00pm / Ages 7-9 / £13
Whether it’s a toy robot firing lasers or a monster on the rampage - bring your toys to life with animation! Bring along a small-ish toy (5 – 15 cm toy that stands upright without help!) or choose from some of ours. Followed by a 2D drawn animation session. All films will go online.
Tutor: Jim Stirk

Studio Recording
Thursday 9 & Friday 10 August / 11am-3.30pm / Age 13+ / £18 for 2 days
2-day course taking place in the Tolbooth Recording Studio that’ll introduce you to all the techniques and practices involved in recording a band or artist in a professional music studio.
Tutor: Mark Lough

Day of Traditional Music
Tuesday 14 August / 10am-4.15pm / Ages 9-21 / £6
Open to all instruments and levels of experience. Bring own instrument (a small number of fiddles/guitars available to borrow – please request when booking). Short performance at end of day for family to attend 3.45pm – 4.15pm. www.tolboothtrad.com
build your critter in 3D plasticine and animate them with stop-motion apps. All films will go online.
Tutor: Jim Stirk

Songwriting with Rachel Sermanni
Wednesday 15 August / 11am-3.30pm / Ages 12-18 / £13
Join celebrated folk artist Rachel Sermanni for a masterclass in songwriting, gaining insight into how she approaches her work and pick up tips, advice and perhaps a whole new perspective on your own writing. Great opportunity for those with some experience writing their own songs.
Tutor: Rachel Sermanni

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Summer Workshops for Children and Young People 2018 are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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MOTHER

MOTHER

5th November 2018 - 22nd November 2018
This exhibition, hosted by Gossip Collective formerly Unofficial, presenting a group of Contemporary artists responding to the theme of MOTHER is on at the Tolbooth from 5th November.
Rura

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17th November 2018
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Strange Behaviours: Dead or American

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24th November 2018
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Shooglenifty

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30th November 2018
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James Grant

James Grant

1st December 2018
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Fred Morrison

Fred Morrison

7th December 2018
Don't miss Scottish piper Fred Morrison when he stops at the Tolbooth on Fiday 7th December as part of his Winter tour!
Christmas Ceilidhs

Christmas Ceilidhs

8th December 2018
What better way to spend the lead up to Christmas than with a Christmas Ceilidh at the Tolbooth on 8th December.
Fara

Fara

14th December 2018
FARA present a unique night of Christmas cheer with a medley of festive music, original song and tunes with a Christmas twist at the Tolbooth on Friday 14th December.
Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

31st December 2018
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DNA - We Know What You’re Thinking

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Tolbooth, Stirling
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