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Free Interactive Workshops for Kids, Youth and Adults!

Free Interactive Workshops for Kids, Youth and Adults!

Time: 24.03.17–26.03.17  12:00–17:00
Location: Kumu education centre

The Kumu Art Museum, together with the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, offers free workshops for kids and adults to discover the possibilities of near-field communication (NFC) technology. It provides a new approach to storytelling and game design, and even a fresh look at Kumu’s art and the museum building itself. No previous knowledge of technology is needed; everything can be learnt on the spot.

We encourage you to pre-register early as places are limited!

Kids (age: 8–14)

“Interactive Globe Workshop”

Children will produce interactive personal globe models from paper. Using NFC technology, smartphones and personal drawings, children will make physical micro sculptures that react to touch using a smartphone. Later it will be easy to present the results of the workshop to friends and family as the sculptures function without internet connection.

Actions: mapping, sketching, and using NFC expended technology and smartphones

Skills to learn: sharing information via smartphones, coding NFC and linking drawings with NFC technology

Workshops will be hosted in English by the artist and scientist Michal Hyjek.

Time: 24 March at 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00

26 March at 14:00 and 16:00

Duration: 1h

NB! Pre-registration required. Click on the desired time to fill in the registration form.

Demo workshops presentation

Youth and adults (age: 15+)

“Save history: make a mobile 3D game!”

Everyone can be part of creating an interactive game! Using sound recorders, sketches and 3D scans, we can gather little stories, images and other information about local and distant places and insert them into a 3D game. Public spaces, such as the Kumu Art Museum, often contain important stories, memories and even characteristic sounds which can be shared through the open world computer game. Final results of the workshops will be presented in the open access area of the museum.

Actions: sketching, storytelling, learning about art and history, NFC expended technology, smartphones, a 3D game on mobile devices, augmented reality (AR), Unity engine and IoT.

Skills to learn: sharing information via smartphone, coding NFC, 3D scanning and game-based environment learning.

Workshops will be hosted in English by the artist and scientist Michal Hyjek.

Time: 25 March at 12:00 and 15:00

Duration: 3h max.

NB! Pre-registration required. Click on the desired time to fill in the registration form.