Children’s Cog and Axle Workshop
As part of the Summer Arts Programme, Laois Arts Office will run a children’s workshop titled Cog and Axle with Colm O’Hanluain at the Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre, Tower Hill, Portlaoise from Tues 4th to Thurs 6th Julyfrom 11-1 for ages 10-12. The workshops will involve learning about simple machines through story and play. Participants will create complex hanging mobiles, and explore paper engineering (pop-up cards). Cog & Axle has participated at the Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence (FÉILTE) at the RDS, The Dublin Maker Fair 2016 and at Cork City Science Fair at UCC 2016 where hundreds of children and adults enjoyed exploring simple machine through the story of Henry’s Piano.