Places still available on Summer Arts Workshop


Laois Arts Office will run a workshop titled Cog and Axle with Colm O’Hanluain in Portlaoise from Tues 4th to Thurs 6th July from 11-1 for ages 9-14 in the Portlaoise Further Education & Training Centre, Tower Hill, Portlaoise. The workshops will involve learning about simple machines through story and play. Participants will create complex hanging mobiles based on the story of Henry’s Piano and learn about, and engage in, paper engineering (pop-up cards) using their understanding of levers and inclined planes. Cog & Axle has participated at the Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence (FÉILTE) at the RDS, The Dublin Maker Fair 2016 and at Cork City Science Fair at UCC 2016 where hundreds of children and adults enjoyed exploring simple machine through the story of Henry’s Piano.
Booking essential: Application forms available at Laois Libraries or by contacting the Arts Office T: 057 8664033/13 or E: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie. or online at www.laois.ie