JOYRIDE

Christopher Jarratt

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Suitable for: 10 to 12

Manor Maker is a micro-manufacturing workshop based in the Manor area of Sheffield. The Manor Maker team work alongside local people to collaboratively research, design, run and make changes to their local environment, through public artworks, design pieces and events, encouraging people to play a more active role in shaping where they live and work.

Running every Saturday for 3 months in 2016, Project JOYRIDE saw seven 14-19 year old’s learn how to design, build and artwork, their own Soapbox Derby Cars, using both contemporary digital manufacturing and traditional artisan skills and techniques.

 

Christopher’s award winning work has gained international recognition and has been extensively published and exhibited. Christopher encourages the use of our imagination as a storytelling platform for ideas, creation and play.

As children we dream up fantastical ideas and stories, looking at objects questioning why things are like they are. A child can find a slightly bent branch on a woodland walk and turn it into a bow, sword, machine gun, magic wand or drawing implement. As we get older we tend to forget our old friend imagination.

Christopher Jarratt

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A portable video game arcade. A pop up virtual kingdom. A suite of local multi-player arcade machines built from cardboard.

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Fairy Garden

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Follow the blue fairy! We’re going to take you somewhere else in a HTC Vive VR headset.

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Blinkies

Lost My Name

Amazingly easy-to-use animations that bring your drawings to life making them even more magical.

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Celebration Circuits

Bare Conductive

Master the basics of circuit building using conductive paint and bring this animated party of revellers to life.

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Toy Shop

Adam Clarke

Created as part of Tate Worlds, explore a magical Minecraft world inspired by Peter Blake’s artwork

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Flotilla

Pimoroni

Make reactive and interactive projects – a robot, digital pet, anything you can think of!

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