Virtual Workshop Ages 5+

DIY Camera Obscura Workshop

Explore projection & light by making your own cardboard camera

DIY Camera Obscura Workshop

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Online Family Workshop I Ages 5+

DIY Camera Obscura Workshop .

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Join photographer and artist Jo Gane for an online workshop exploring projection and light & get hands-on by making your own cardboard camera, also known as a camera obscura.

Explore the world upside down!  This workshop uses basic techniques to create a device that works in a similar way to early cameras. The cardboard device can be used simply to explore your area visually, or can be used with a mobile phone camera as a picture-taking device.

Families are welcome to attend this online workshop together. An adult must be in attendance throughout the workshop. Booking essential. Your ticket includes access to the online workshop + one lens which we will post to you before the event.

During this workshop, as part of the Creating our Future campaign, we will also be asking you to share any big ideas you have that might inspire researchers in Ireland.

Where & When

Online  Family Workshop Age 5+
November 14th at 15:30 Irish Standard Time
Tickets €10 (Includes x1 lens to make one cardboard camera posted to you)
Booking Essential. Please register below

Book Tickets

This is a virtual event  children must be accompanied at all times online by an adult.  Please note we can only post kits within Ireland.

Part of Science Week 2021

Science Week is a week-long event in Ireland each November, celebrating science in our everyday lives. Taking place in 2021 from November 7th to 14th the programme includes workshops, science shows, talks, laboratory demonstrations, science walks, and other science-related events. To find out more and to discover a huge programme of virtual events taking place around the country visit

About Jo Gane

Jo Gane is a Coventry based artist and educator working with early photographic processes. Graduated in 2007 with a first class BA in Visual Communication from the Birmingham School of Art and has since achieved an MA in Photography from London College of Communication. A co-director of Developed in Birmingham, a community interest company which aims to share knowledge about the history of Photography in Birmingham, Gane has extensive teaching experience from working in schools to teaching at universities. A regular visiting lecturer in Photography at Coventry University and external moderator for University of the Arts. Work is held in the photographic collection of Birmingham Central Library and has been exhibited extensively. Gane was an inaugural research fellow at Birmingham Open Media until 2017 and is about to begin a Midlands 4 Cities PhD.