Workshops

Toodlelou workshops have been delivered in a wide range of settings, from primary school classrooms to festivals, libraries and museums to preschools and parent & toddler groups. No group is too big or too small.

We offer a set range of workshops that might meet your needs- these include;

Rocket Power

What gives a rocket it’s incredible power? Can a rocket be powered by just single person? How high can a make-it-yourself rocket soar? These are the questions we’ll be asking and exploring in this hands-on STEAM workshop for primary students.
This workshop that will get kids’ brains firing and bring their excitement for science, engineering and design to great heights!

Through the Microscope

In this hands-on exploratory workshop, children will journey into the world of the very very small. Using award winning microscopy images
from life sciences as inspiration, participants will learn about the power
of the microscope, how and why they are used by scientists everyday, and be given the chance to examine a range of items at varying degrees of magnification. A gallery of incredible images will then be used as the jumping off point for experimental art making that will see participants attempt to replicate the work of scientists in their own miniature works of art.

Action Art

A hands-on creative exploration workshop where science, engineering, art, technology and math come together to make and create incredible works of art. Suitable for kids ages 5 to 10, we’ll be working together and individually to make instruments for art making and creating a real splash! 

STEAMworks

Explore the merging of science and art. We’ll be experimenting and exploring with a wealth of materials to produce works of art using colour experimentation, simple robotics and chemical reactions and trying our hand at design challenges by making unique creations. Ideal for curious young creatives, aged 4-10.

The Great Balloon Race

The original Toodlelou workshop, and still one of the best. This hands-on experimental workshop explores gravity through a mini hot-air balloon. Trial and error, and learn as you go are the order of the day with this race, where the last to reach great heights take first prize. Suitable for children aged 4-10.

Bespoke workshops are always available as well- the sky is the limit when it comes to topics that can be covered.

Every workshop that we create is based around open-ended discovery, curiosity, experimentation, and process-based art. We take a fail-forward mindset to everything we do.

It is our strong opinion that this approach teaches children that there are multiple ways to approach a problem; encourages young people to think for themselves and build confidence; positions adults as co-learners showing that it’s ok that we don’t always have all the answers; and positions experimentation, exploration, and boundary-pushing at it’s core to exercise the power of innovative thinking.