Doing DIY at Design Indaba Expo

Design Indaba Expo 2012 welcomes creatively enthused youth to the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 2 to 4 March 2012.

The DIY (Design Indaba Youth) programme at Design Indaba Expo offers our youngest visitors the opportunity to get their hands dirty (in a creative way, of course) by participating in a range of hands-on workshops.

There’s something for everyone, from designing an event poster to programming a Lego robot to jamming with art. And there’s something to appeal to teenagers and younger children.

Now in its third year, the presenters for this year’s programme include designer Heath Nash, artist Lecia de Waal, musician Jeremy Loops and street artist Selah.

Presented by DStv, the programme introduces young people to the fun of design, while highlighting its endless possibilities.

Friday 2 March 2012

14:00 – 16:00 Design Your Own T-Shirt presented by De Waal Art

Wear your heart on your sleeve (or your chest) with your very own customised Design Indaba T-shirt. Artist Lecia de Waal will take you through the process of creating your own design using iron-on vinyl. Alternatively, choose from ready-made stencils. As easy as one, two, three – a T-shirt done by me!

R220 per child. For ages 11 to 17.

16:30 – 18:30 Samples and Soundbytes presented by Jeremy Loops

Clap, scream, shake a cowbell or beat a drum with one-man folk band Jeremy Loops, who will show you how to make musical magic with instruments you’ve never seen before. He’ll run all the sounds through a loop machine to create a one-off masterpiece!

R275 per child. For ages 12 to 18.

Saturday 3 March 2012

11:00 – 13:30 Programme a Lego WeDo Robot presented by ORT-SA

Want to learn how to make and programme a robot? Why not have fun while learning with Lego WeDo Robotics? Spend two hours building fun robots and programme them in a relaxed environment.

R220 per child. For ages 6 to 11.

13:00 – 15:00 Jam with Art presented by ArtJamming 

Let the beat, rhythm and lyrics of music guide and inspire your painting. This workshop will give you the permission to paint without listening to your critical voices or restrictive thoughts.

R220 per child and parent pair. For ages 13 to 17.

14:00 – 16:00 Transform Trash with Mr Nash presented by Heath Nash 

Heath Nash’s workshop at DIY 2012 will offer participants the chance to see everyday things in a new light by allowing them time and space for a little bit of re-thinking, re-looking and re-using.

R275 per child. For ages 12 to 17.

16:30 – 19:30 Create a piece of Street Art presented by Selah 

Calling high school students: Here is your chance to create a unique piece of public art in collaboration with one of Cape Town's best-known street artists.

R200 per child. For ages 14 to 17. 

Sunday 4 March 2012

10:30 - 12:00 Make a Kidrobot Munny Toy presented by Kronk

Calling all Kidrobot fans! South Africa’s internationally known toy designer, Kronk, and his uber-talented sidekick, Abe Viljoen of The Given, will show you how to decorate and personalise your own Kidrobot Munny toy.

R275 per child. For ages 15 to 25. 

12:30 – 15:00 Programme a Lego Mindstorm Robot presented by ORT-SA

Imagine a world where robots do everything for us. Learn to programme and manipulate a Lego Mindstorm robot in this interactive hands-on workshop. Come and learn from experienced competition winners.

R250 per child. For ages 11 to 16.

13:00 – 15:00 The Power of Colour presented by ArtJamming

Learn how the use of colour in advertising affects people’s habits and spending patterns, and how it sets one brand apart from another. Participants will learn about branding, logos and the meanings of colours in different cultures.

R220 per child. For ages 13 to 18.

15:30 – 17:30 Design an Event Poster presented by Jarryd Kin 

Planning a party? Learn how to make a supercool event flyer from an experienced illustrator.

R200 per child. For ages 14 to 18.

Prices include all materials, unless otherwise stated. Programme subject to change. 

All workshops take place at the DStv DIY Zone at the Design Indaba Expo at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Please note that the workshops presented by ArtJamming will take place in the ArtJamming area of the DIY Zone. 

For more information contact Lisa on +27 21 465 9966 or Tickets available at Computicket