Learn how to make your own camera obscura from a cardboard box. A camera obscura is an ancient optical device that ultimately led to the invention of the modern camera. It allows you to capture images of the outside world by projecting them inside a dark chamber or box. Lynn will show you how to construct a simple camera obscura using a cardboard box, magnifying glass and some tracing paper. You will then be able to experiment with creating ghostly images of your surroundings.

Our family workshops are for children aged 5yrs+ to enjoy being creative together with their parents / carers. Artist-led and inspired by the themes of our exhibition programme they are a great opportunity to have fun and explore different materials. All workshops are free and drop-in so there’s no need to book.

This workshop is part of the Photo Fringe 2022: Collectives Hub exhibition programme.