Future Creators Cadets show their newfound talents
Working in teams, the young people described their artistic creations, the story that inspired their works and the process of making their creations using technology, conductive materials and following good design principles.
The class had an opportunity to showcase their work to their parents/guardians, siblings, and teachers as well as some of the companies based in The Digital Hub.
We’d recently met with this year’s class, and had a chance to listen to how they felt about the work they’d done to date, the talents they’d developed, and what’s next for this great bunch of local students.
Itgi, Malik and Megan have been attending classes at The Digital Hub since late March. They are just three of the young people from Dublin 8, who are taking part in the Future Creators Cadets programme. The Future Creators Cadets was established by The Digital Hub in 2015 and is delivered with the National College of Art and Design and H2 Learning.
What participants said:
- “I signed up to the programme because it sounded really interesting and it was probably going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity.”– Thomas
- “I signed up to the programme because I am really interested in electronics.”– Megan
- “I joined the programme because I really like doing creative stuff and to meet new friends.” – Itgi
Kate Delaney, Programme Coordinator, says, “The Future Creators Cadets really tries to make technology more hands-on and make it more about the creative. The idea is to use your hands to make stuff and build stuff. We use technology as a tool, but do not make it the main focus of the sessions.”
This year, The Digital Hub, NCAD and H2 Learning held two runs of the Future Creators Cadets programme. The aim of the ten-week programme is to explore creativity through technology using art materials and technology.
You can find out more about the Future Creators Cadets here.
WHAT IS FUTURE CREATORS CADETS
The programme is similar to the existing Future Creators Programme, but it targets younger participants with a programme tailored to their abilities, interests and needs.
About the National College of Art and Design
The National College of Art and Design occupies a unique position in art and design education in Ireland. It offers the largest range of Art and Design degrees in the State at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and is the only Irish university institution specialising in Art and Design. NCAD has over 1,100 full-time students and a further 450 students who take award and non-award bearing part-time classes. Further information is available at www.ncad.ie.
About H2 Learning
H2 Learning is an e-learning services and consultancy organisation. We provide a suite of practical e-learning services, resources and advice to our national and international partners and clients – teachers, principals, policy-makers, and learners – across all levels of education. H2 Learning aims to enhance teaching, learning and assessment through the use of ICT in education, in order to equip learners with the necessary skills to thrive in the 21st century. Drawing from over a decade of practice, we offer a selection of high-quality professional services in the field of ICT integration, including the creation and provision of accredited ICT-based CPD, project management services, and evidence-based consultancy services. For more information, please see our website: http://www.h2.ie/about.