Workshop for 14-19 year olds

Physical Technology

Free admission No ticket required

Limited spaces available

Doors will open for this event 15 minutes before the event starts. Spaces are first come, first served and may run out if we are busy.

Photograph of teenagers working with electronic components and soldering irons at a table within the Wellcome Collection Youth Studio.
Saturday Studio - lights, signs and designs workshop, Mike Massaro. CC BY-NC.

What you’ll do

In this interactive workshop, you'll create wearable electronic devices that will challenge the limits of your body.

Professional designers will take you through the main steps involved in any design process, including responding to a brief, generating ideas, prototyping and refining what you make.

You’ll work in small groups as well as independently. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn how to build simple interactive technology, working with electronics including littleBits.

About your facilitators

These workshops will be led by professional designers from the company Hirsch & Mann, which has worked with Adidas, Google, Nike and Beats.

Who can come

All young people aged 14-19 are welcome, on your own or in small groups. If you’re arriving with a parent, they can drop you off at the door.

If you have any access requirements, please get in touch by email ahead of the session.

Where we’ll be

The Studio is on Level 1. Head upstairs and follow the signs to the Studio. To take part, arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session to sign up. There are 25 places in each workshop and it's first come, first served. 


Part of Saturday Studio

Saturday Studio is our monthly programme of interactive workshops for people aged 14-19. They’re led by experts from a variety of creative fields, and across the series you’ll get to develop skills in photography, dance, digital journalism and more.