Creative Coding School Holiday Program


WHEN: 9am - 3pm 15 Apr 2019 – 17 Apr 2019

COST: $130 per session + bf


Makers Play Lab presents the Creative Coding program, offering a choice of three workshops for makers to play, design, code, and create in the first week of the April School Holidays. During the three day workshops, makers will develop problem solving skills and creative confidence as they explore advanced STEAM (Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Maths) concepts through hands-on design and digital challenges.

Ages: 7 - 13 year olds. Makers Play Lab facilitators are qualified teachers who will differentiate the project skill level based on the diverse learning needs of your child. Workshop numbers are strictly capped at 12 children to ensure quality learning experiences and one on one mentoring as needed.

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm (Parents are required to sign in their child every morning, afternoon car pick up is available).

Location: Joynton Avenue Creative Centre - Cnr Hansard St and Joynton Avenue, Zetland 2017

Play time: Play is scheduled throughout the day with open green spaces, playground equipment and court space

Workshop Details

Workshop 1: Monday, April 15

Lego Robotics: Makers will explore scientific and engineering concepts through building, creating and coding innovative solutions to design challenges using lego robotics and visual programming software. They will work through a series of guided projects structured to ignite curiosity, helping makers develop essential communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking-skills in a fun and exciting way. Advanced coders will be offered open projects to meet their skill set.

Workshop 2: Tuesday, April 16

Game Design: Makers will explore gamification concepts through playing, designing and coding basic video games including racing, platform, launching, and more using visual programming software. Makers will learn about electronic circuit boards and conductive materials as they create their own game controller to play their games. Advanced coders will be offered open projects to meet their skill set.

Workshop 3: Wednesday, April 17

Sound Machines: Makers will explore musical notes and patterns as they compose and create an interactive sound machine using code. They will use animation, record music and use beatbox sounds to create a cardboard sound machine controlled by an electronic circuit board. Makers will learn about simple circuits and digital systems. *Makers who have completed the Makey Music Workshop before will be offered advanced project options.

Cost of each workshop: $130 per day + Eventbrite booking fee on all tickets. Creative Kids Vouchers and booking deposits are also available, this ticket option requires a deposit payment and voucher number to complete the transaction. Ticket purchases must be finalised and paid in full through Eventbrite prior to the event. Cancellations and refunds are not available, tickets may be transferred to another child at the organisation of the parent.

Using a Creative Kids Voucher: Creative Kids Vouchers must be submitted with the purchase of deposit tickets in order to finalise the full payment. There are no refunds or transfers for Creative Kids vouchers submitted. If you wish to use your child's Creative Kids Voucher towards the cost of a workshop please purchase a deposit ticket option and email us your child's name, DOB and voucher number to

What to bring: Morning tea, lunch, water bottle, wear sunscreen and a hat (all meals must be nut free).

Special requirements: If your child has a specific medical need, please provide us with a copy of a current medical action plan and instructions together with written permission for administering medication if required, inclusive of epipen and asthma puffers.