Workshops 2014

One the most fun things you can do at Brighton Mini Maker Faire is to get hands on with stuff at one of our workshops. Many of our Makers will be running drop-in workshops throughout the day where you can pop along and try your hand at soldering, sewing, wood-working, felting and more. Just come along and have a go – no experience required!

We’re also running some more substantial workshops at set times during the day, which you need to book in advance. You can either pre-book tickets online using the links below, or if there are any spaces left on the day you can visit the Ticket Desk to book a place – we’d advise booking online in advance to avoid disappointment!

Please note that these workshop prices do not include entry to the Brighton Mini Maker Faire exhibition. You don’t need a ticket for the Brighton Mini Maker Faire exhibition to attend these workshops, but you will need to buy a separate ticket if you want to check out our other awesome Makers in the main exhibition area.

We’ll be listing these workshops here as they are confirmed, so make sure you check back to see the latest.

Make a Ring Workshop! (suitable for ages 14+)

Make a Ring WorkshopHave a taste of jewellery making by creating your own silver ring with jewellers Scarlett Erskine and Leanne Evans. Learn the basic skills of jewellery by making your own silver ring to take home.

During the workshop you will learn how to saw pierce, texture and solder metal by designing and making your very own silver ring. You will then learn how to polish and finish your ring that you can take home. We will have a selection of sample pieces to show you what you can make. We will then take you through the stages of making a ring, giving you time to practice your skills and make your own silver ring.

  • Workshop times: 10:00am to 12:30pm, 1:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Suitable for: Teenagers and adults aged 14+
  • Price: £32.50

Morning workshop – pre-book a place now >

Afternoon workshop – pre-book a place now >

Pre-book onto the Make a Ring Workshop to get a special discounted entry price for the Brighton Mini Maker Faire exhibition for just £4! (50% off the door price.)

Curiosity Hub: Lego WeDo Robotics ‘Hungry Alligator’ Mini-Workshops! (suitable for ages 7+)

Curiosity HubCuriosity Hub will be running 1-hour mini-workshops featuring Lego WeDo Robotics!

Children will use Lego Education WeDo robotics kits to assemble a ‘Hungry Alligator’ robot, then learn to create a simple programme using a visual, drag-and-drop interface on a computer to make it snap its jaws and play sounds! Children will take home a paper journal containing pictures of their robot and programme (please note they will not get to take home the robots).

  • Workshop times: 1:30pm to 2:30pm, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Suitable for: Children aged 7+
  • Price: £5.95

SOLD OUT! An extra workshop has been added at 2:45pm to 3:45pm, please visit the Ticket Desk at Brighton Mini Maker Faire to book a place.


I-Saweering: Custom Fashion Design Workshops (suitable for ages 7+)

I-SaweeringI-Saweering’s Custom Fashion Design workshops bridge the gap between fashion engineering and custom design, offering a creative approach towards the customisation of clothing.

The workshop will provide two options, firstly customising an existing t-shirt/sweatshirt (up-cycling one that you have brought with you) or making accessories that can be added to existing items, for e.g. trainers or hats. Additionally, decoration can be created to illuminate embellishment through using electronics/tech.

The workshop will be delivered through; demonstration, drawing designs, realisation through practical making via customisation and if required tech. embellishment.

  • Workshop times: 10:30am to 11:45am, 12:30pm to 1:45pm, 2:30pm to 3:45pm
  • Suitable for: Recommended for boys and girls aged 7-12, but all ages welcome!
  • Price: This workshop is free but places are limited, so please register to reserve a place for you or your children.

Reserve a place now >

MakerClub: OggBot Beginner’s Inventor Workshop

OggBotMakerClub aims to empower young people to create rather than consume, making learning tools that imaginatively teach technology, design and the art of invention!

If you don’t know your battery from your breadboard, learn to build, code and 3D print with their awesome OggBot project – learn how a circuit works, program it from scratch and wirelessly control its colour using the Maker Connect – it’s the start of your journey and perfect for kids!

After starting with a little arts session where you’ll colour in and paint your OggBot, you’ll do the electronics and make its eyes light up – and then be able to take it home!

  • Workshop times: 11:00am to 11:45am, 12:15pm to 1:00pm, 2:30pm to 3:15pm
  • Suitable for: Children aged 7+
  • Price: This workshop is free but places are limited, so please register to reserve a place for you or your children.

Oh noes, online booking isn’t available for this workshop! Please visit the Ticket Desk at Brighton Mini Maker Faire to book a place.