This month I’ll be working with the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre at the British Museum to deliver a ‘Neolithic Workshop’ for children aged 7+. The workshop will run at 11am and 2.30pm on the Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March, running for around 2 and a half hours each.
The workshop blurb reads:
“Learn about the techniques used to explore Neolithic sites and be inspired by a reconstruction from Skara Brae. Then work with archaeologists to create your own piece of Neolithic art using digital technology.”
Essentially the workshops will provide an introduction to the Neolithic, an examination of some examples of Neolithic art in the British Museum prehistory gallery (carved stone balls and some decorated pottery – I suspect some of the pottery in the gallery is actually Bronze Age, but hey, I’m working with what I have!), then the kids will be making their own artefacts in clay and decorating them back in the Samsung lab. Once they are happy with their Neolithic-inspired creations we’ll be teaching them how to make a 3D model of their artefact using photogrammetry.
So basically it’s going to be a brilliant weekend of Neolithic mayhem bringing together sticky clay-covered hands and fancy technology, what could possibly go wrong??