Photographer: Dr Nabil Bosco

Toodlelou Creativity Lab | Ireland | Creative Connections

Through The Microscope

A fun, practical workshop that invites children to journey into the fascinating world of microscopy.

In this hands-on explorative workshop, children will journey into the world of the very, very small. How and why are microscopes used by scientists every day? How powerful are they? What does a strand of hair look like at varying degrees of magnification?

Inspired by an exhibition of award-winning microscopy images from life sciences, children will attempt to replicate the work of scientists in their own miniature works of art, getting their hands dirty in experimental art making as they explore colour and form.

Company

Toodlelou Creativity Lab

Since opening in April 2017, Toodlelou Creativity Lab in Oranmore has seen more than 2,300 young people come through the door to experience the magic of creating, tinkering and experimenting. Toodlelou is owned and run by two Moms, one a science communicator, the other an artist, who wanted to create a hands-on and fun way to explore creativity with young people and allow them the creative freedom to generate art, crafts, creations and experiments.

Venue

Galway Arts Centre

Accessibility: A wheelchair ramp provides entry to the ground floor, however there is no elevator access to the second or third floor.

Parking: There is no parking at the venue. There is Pay and Display (street parking) on Dominick Street and the surrounding area and a large car park on Mill Street next to the Garda station. Mill Street car park is €2 per hour and chargeable hours are 08:30-18:30 Monday to Saturday and 13:00-18:00 Sunday.

Public Bus: Route 414 stops along Dominick Street, which is a 1 minute walk to the Galway Arts Centre.

Walking: The Galway Arts Centre is located on Dominick Street and is a 9 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and a 7 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.

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