Worried about entertaining the kids during the summer holiday? Signals has you covered with a range of creative digital workshops available for ages 7 and up.

Why not try something different this summer and make your own video game, or try one of our camps where you will develop a range of new skills over several days of fun. We’re based right in the centre of Colchester, and our accessible studio space is perfect for making video games, animations, films and more.

7+ Workshops

Cut-Out Animation

Make your own mini movie with our art materials and animation software. Devise a story, cut out your characters and animate.

Tue 14 August, 10am to 1pm.

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Video Game Making

Make your own 2D video game using Scratch. Scratch is the perfect way to learn the basics of programming, allowing you to make simple 2D arcade games and share them online (via the scratch website).

Wed 15 August, 10am to 1pm.

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9+ Workshops

3-Day Tech Camp

Design, program and build your own robots using Raspberry Pi and Arduino micro controllers.

Across the three days you’ll learn about robotics from design to construction, solving challenges we’ll set you along the way. No prior programming knowledge required, just an interest in robots and computers.

Mon 6 to Wed 8 August, 10am to 3pm.

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2-Day Animation Camp

Discover a world of animation techniques including stop motion, drawn and computer animation. Signals has a long history of using animation to tell stories, and in this series of workshops you learn about all the different methods we use and get the chance to make your own films too. Make your own Lego movie with bricks, or create the next Adventure Time with pen and paper.

Thu 9 to Fri 10 August, 10am to 3pm.

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Minecraft Hack

Learn how to hack into Minecraft and customise your own virtual worlds with code.

Experiment with creating vast structures and designing colour schemes all through programming, and become a minecraft hero.

Mon 13 August, 10am to 3pm.

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11+ Workshops

Sci-Fi Film Camp

Form your own film crew and have an ‘out of this world’ experience. Design your own Sci-Fi set and shoot an alien adventure.

Learn the process of making a film, including; scriptwriting, storyboarding, set design, cinematography and special effects. Working in crews, you’ll get hands on with professional filmmaking equipment including cameras, lighting and audio gear.

Thu 16 to Fri 17 August, 10am to 3pm.

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We do after school clubs too!