I’m sure you’ve heard it already but it’s important – digital learning is essential for the future generation.There are several ways to learn to code. However, making robots that actually respond to your code is arguably the most inspiring. Your child could be inspired to a future in robotics, game development or app creation.During this fun and interactive four session workshop, kids aged 9-14 will create a simple programmable robot using the LEGO Mindstorms kit. This robot will gradually become more complex as its functionality broadens with the addition of various sensors and motorised mechanisms. Programming will use the LEGO Mindstorms software.This is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen STEM skills in the most exciting way. Participants gain a strong foundation in computational thinking. LEGO Mindstorms is a versatile system used in many schools around the world and is popular for the First LEGO League. Dates:Every Saturday from 14th January to 4th February2:45pm – 4:45pmWacky Bots is a Children’s University Learning Destination and this activity is endorsable on any Children’s University passport.LIMITED PLACES. Awesome sessions right here at the Aberdeen Science Centre.Sessions will only hold if minimum numbers are registered.

Source: Learn to Build & Program Robots with LEGO Mindstorms – Aberdeen Tickets, Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 2:45 PM | Eventbrite


Creative Ageing Aberdeen Showcase Wednesday 30 March 2016 Aberdeen Beach Ballroom 9.30am – 3.00pm

Are you are an older person? Do you care for an older person?

Do you deliver services for older people? Do you want to find out more?

If you have answered YES to any of the above this event is for you.

“In June 2014, an estimated 34,261 people in Aberdeen City were aged 65 years or older, representing 15% of the city’s total population. Over the next twenty-five years the number of people aged 65+ is projected to rise considerably – and at a much higher rate than the population as a whole. By 2037, it is projected that over 51,500 people (17.8% of Aberdeen’s total population) will be aged 65 years or over.”

Aberdeen City Council Briefing Paper 2015/10 Population of Older People In Aberdeen

An opportunity to connect, explore and discover great services and activities in Aberdeen.

Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

For More Information contact Aberdeen Creative Learning Team 01224 611160

Join us for a celebration of culture in Aberdeen. Featuring:     Write a letter to Aberdeen, its people and its culture. What do you love about Aberdeen? Share your Aberdeen Story.   20 guests from across Aberdeen building a picture of a vibrant city. Discover a snapshot of Aberdeen’s arts and culture. Each speaker will have 3 minutes and 3 slides to present what ‘culture’ means to them.     Ever wanted to try out something different in the city, gaining a new appreciation for local culture? Grab a card and let it be your guide to new experiences.   Local Food provided by Parx Café Drinks provided by Six Degrees North and a Music Workshop provided by the Red Note Ensemble Event Programme   6:00pm | Doors Open // Dearest Aberdeen // The Aberdeen Experience // Culture Mapping Exercise // Drinks supplied by Six Degrees North 6:15pm | Music Workshop with the Red Note Ensemble 7:00pm | Tastes of Aberdeen (Part 1) 7:30pm | Break // Canapés supplied by Parx Café 7:45pm | Tastes of Aberdeen (Part 2) 8:15pm | Music provided by the Red Note Ensemble 8:25pm | Dearest Aberdeen // The Aberdeen Experience // Culture Mapping Exercise 8:55pm | Doors Close // Words of Thanks   Speakers:   Ada Chrys-Chikere (Nigerian Women Association) Charley Buchan (Fitlike Records) Suk-Jun Kim (SonADA) Lesley Anne Rose (Aberdeen Performing Arts) Shane Strachan (local writer) Christine Rew (Manager of Museum and Galleries) Jen Clarke (Doctoral Candidate in Social Anthropology at Aberdeen University) Jon Reid (blogger for Mood of Collapse) Katie Buchan (Best Girl Athlete) Ken Skeldon (Head of Public Engagement with Research) Richard Tinto (Tinto Architecture; Culture Aberdeen’s Citizens Circle) Simon Gall (Musician) Peter Reid (Professor of Information Management) Stewart Aitken (Aberdeen Youth International Festival) Hayley Durward (Citymoves Dance) Chris O’Neil (Head of Gray’s School of Art) Helen Lynch (writer and musician) Hilal Bugali (PhD student)

Source: Taste of Culture in Aberdeen | Culture Aberdeen Tickets, Aberdeen | Eventbrite

Artist Opportunity

August 24, 2015

We are looking for a Visual Artist who will work with us to develop and deliver a series of workshops and creative engagements with community groups and schools, including Lochaber High School.

This role will go to someone who is socially engaged, self motivated and who, ideally, has some experience of delivering innovative projects and working with the wider community, specifically young people. This role may be suited to a recent graduate. Applications are welcome from artists who are comfortable working with a range of media, including digital software, photography, music and creative writing.

The appointed Artist will be supported by the wider Room 13 International team and will report to the team’s lead Artist in Residence in Lochaber. The appointed Artist will be self employed and must demonstrate that they have the right to work in the UK.

Hours and fee

The role is based on a 9 month contract, commencing on 1 October 2015 and ended on 30 June 2016. The Artist will be required to work approximately 21 hours per week.

Approx 12 hours of this will be spent working with Lochaber High School. The fee for this work will be £5,616, payable in 9 monthly instalments of £624.00. This equates to £13.00 per hour.

The other 9 hours per week will be spent working with the wider community. These hours will be worked in lieu of the artist’s use of accommodation, which will be provided free for the duration of the contract. Working times will be flexible.

Application process

In the first instance please visit our website http://room13international.org/opportunity-for-a-visual-artist/ to download a full brief or email us at admin@room13international.org

Artists are then asked to submit a CV, images of up to 6 examples of their artwork and 500 words on how they would approach this brief.

Application should be submitted via email to admin@room13international.org by 5.00pm on Friday 28th of August 2015.

You will be contacted by 11 September 2015 if you have been successful for interview. Interviews are most likely to take place during the week commencing 24 September 2015. The applicant’s success will be subject to clearance by Disclosure Scotland’s PVG membership scheme.

Location: Highland

For further information, please contact lara@room13international.org (lara@room13international.org), or call 07784677672,

The deadline is Friday 28 August 2015 at 09:00.

via Artist Opportunity.

17/07/2015 – 07/08/2015


Workshops for Young People

We’re offering an exciting new programme of creative, artist led workshops for young people aged 14-19 years. Try something different, meet other young people and have fun.

Workshops will take place at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

All workshops are FREE!

Friday 17 July

The Nautical Look: fashion workshop with designer Monica Wisniewski.

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Friday 24 July

The Make Deck Mystery: join artist Natalie Kerr and members of our Young People’s Collective as they introduce you to the wonders of the museum.

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Friday 31 July

Photo Art: photography workshop with photographer Karen Catto and members of our Young People’s Collective.

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Friday 7 August

The Luck of the Dice: join designer Phil Thompson and discover how to use chance and luck to your creative advantage!

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via Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums | MAKE DECK.

Photography – Alternative Processes (Advanced | 40hr)
4 Day: Introduction to Fundamental Fashion and Textile Design (Foundation | 4hr | EXTRA)
Figurative Study (Intermediate | Advanced | 40hr)
Portrait Drawing and Painting (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)
4 Day: Figure Drawing School (24hr | EXTRA)
Printmaking: Monoprint and Drypoint (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)
The Figure in Clay (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)
Portfolio (Foundation | 40hr)
Jewellery and Silversmithing (Advanced | 40hr)
A Day in the Jewellery Workshop (6hr | EXTRA)
Make a Perspex Ring (Foundation | 4hr | EXTRA)
Creative Bookbinding (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)


This course is perfect for students who wish to pursue their interest in the fashion and textile industry with progression onto degree level study.

The course involves learning and practicing the foundational principles of design and applying these to then create an individual, personal and innovative womenswear clothing collection. With in depth talks and practical hands on tutorials students will gain knowledge in the foundation of fashion design from concept to creation.

via Fashion and Textiles | Introductory Course | Art & Design | Robert Gordon University (RGU) Aberdeen Scotland.

Write Aberdeen Write Regensberg

Readings from a publication celebrating the 60th anniversary of Aberdeen’s twinning with Regensburg, Germany.

Venue: Word Marquee, King’s Lawn, University of Aberdeen

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Aberdeen’s twinning with Regensburg, Germany, a book of new writing about both cities has been created through citywide writing competitions. At this event, Aberdeen and Regensburg residents will read their prize-winning works for the first time. Hosted by Shane Strachan.

via Write Aberdeen Write Regensberg | May Festival | The University of Aberdeen.

May Festival 2015 has launched.

Book your tickets now!

Browse the programme online or download here.

Book tickets online through this website

or by calling Aberdeen Box Office on 01224 641122

via May Festival 2015 – Your Passport to Unlimited Discovery | May Festival | The University of Aberdeen.

Meet Your Maker: Look Inside at Aberdeen’s Look Again Festival


Artist group Look Inside will be hosting a Meet Your Maker event during Aberdeen’s inaugural Look Again Festival. Four makers from a variety of disciplines will give a rare, behind-the-scenes look at their craft work, teaching visitors about their inspiration, practices and profession.

The festival:

Look Again is a new visual art and design festival for the North East of Scotland, delivered by a partnership between local art agency SMART and Robert Gordon University. Building on the highly successful RGU LOOK festival, Look Again is a five-day celebration of visual art and design, of culture and creativity and a programme of creative events to engage the wider community of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

The event:

During Aberdeen’s inaugural Look Again festival, running from Wednesday 08 to Sunday 12 April 2015, artist group Look Inside will host a Meet Your Maker event to coincide with their pop-up design shop. The group is made up of illustrator, jeweller and textile artist Gabrielle Reith; ceramicist Mags Gray; and jewellers Aubin Stewart and Anne Marquiss.

The pop-up shop will be housed in the former Robert Gordon University Student Union, on Schoolhill in Aberdeen. The collective will customise this space into a shop to display the makers’ products and some additional works by invited North East designers.

There will be workstations where visitors can see behind the scenes of the makers’ work; they will be showing and demonstrating their design and making processes over four days during the festival, engaging in meaningful discussions about their work.

via Meet Your Maker: Look Inside At Aberdeen’S Look Again Festival.