PCM Midlands 2020 Digital Fun Palace

Online

Running on Oct 3rd & 4th, Saturday in Zoom (room for 100) a digital makers workshop where I’ll help you create, decorate and apply for use, a virtual background you can use in Zoom calls. And on Sunday in Whereby (room for 12) where I’ll be hosting in a smaller space inviting you to clear off your desk and make something non-digital.

Primary Contact

Caron Lyon

Date and Time

Friday 1st October 2021 11:00-15:00
Saturday 2nd October 2021 11:00-15:00

Location

This Fun Palace is taking place online

Bridge House,
Derby Road,
Long Eaton,
Nottingham,
Derbyshire,
England,
United Kingdom,
NG10 1NL

This is an online event only. Access detail to follow Saturday will be on Zoom Sunday will be on Whereby

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Description

Hi, I’m Caron, online adventurer & explorer. I am of course opening my digital doors for FunPalaces 2020.

Geographically I’m in Long Eaton (East Midlands) just off J25 of the M1. But for this event… No travel is necessary!

This years is a Midlands Funpalace with 2 sessions. A set of 3 online workshops from 11-3 on Sat 3rd and an online connected arts and crafts hangout on Sun 4th also from 11-3.

Two very different experience but both accessed online.

The workshop sessions on Zoom can accommodate 100, the equivalent of a large-sized village hall, also the capacity of a TEDx event, while the day 2 session in Whereby is the equivalent of a meeting room in a boardroom style configuration seating 12 or a large (by my standards) home gathering.

  • Saturday 3rd is creating something digital
  • Sunday 4th is creating something non-digital

Both are taking place in online spaces. As a creative and producer, I am as interested in the exploration of the spacial experience as I am the creation of stuff resulting from the sessions. I look forward to welcoming you to my screen.

Note for Sunday…

I am crocheting ballet slippers and house socks right now. I also enjoy making bags and hats circle looming. Bring an existing project or drop by if you want to learn about circle looming or starting to crochet. Lots of YouTube tutorials to share, things I have made and stuff I want to make.

Timetable

Friday 1st October 2021

11:00

Welcome – recap Zoom 101
– What is a virtual background
– How to activate it
– How to make your own

11:20

Making your own virtual background
– Download the template
– Tools for the job (Pixlr, Canva, Spark)

How To demo on the tool selected by the group.
– Design/Decorate

– Save
– Upload
– Activate

12:00

RESET: Welcome – recap Zoom 101
– What is a virtual background
– How to activate it
– How to make your own

12:20

Making your own virtual background
– Download the template
– Tools for the job (Pixlr, Canva, Spark)

How To demo on the tool selected by the group.
– Design/Decorate

– Save
– Upload
– Activate

13:00

LUNCHTIME – CATCH UP
Grab your lunch and return to your desk
or
Go mobile and take Zoom to the kitchen while you prep your lunch
or
Go mobile chill out not at your desk.

14:00

RETURN: Welcome – recap Zoom 101
– What is a virtual background
– How to activate it
– How to make your own

14:20

Making your own virtual background
– Download the template
– Tools for the job (Pixlr, Canva, Spark)

How To demo on the tool selected by the group.
– Design/Decorate

– Save
– Upload
– Activate

14:50

Backgrounds Showcase
I will be asking everyone who makes a background to upload it to a central point. Folk can be present and show off their creation or feature in the slideshow I will screen share.

Saturday 2nd October 2021

11:00

Clear, Chat and Craft – Drop-in
This drop-in runs from 11am – 3pm

It is hosted on Whereby.
Access using Chrome or Firefox
No sign-up or download.
Link to join will follow

Join me on Funpalaces Sunday in Whereby (room for 12) where I\\\’ll be hosting a smaller space inviting you to clear off your desk and make something non-digital.

I am crocheting ballet slippers and house socks right now. I also enjoy making bags and hats circle looming. Bring an existing project or drop by if you want to learn about circle looming or starting to crochet.

Updates

If you want to sign up and get the access info for the “Make a Virtual Background” Zoom on Saturday or the “Desk Clear, Craft and Chat in Whereby on Sunday I’ve set up Eventbrite to look after the registration and comms bit.

REGISTRATION LINK

Posted 28/09/2020 by CARON LYON

Lunch and PM sessions on Saturday will be accompanied by real-time Closed Captioning.

Posted 26/09/2020 by CARON LYON

Saturdays workshop on Zoom to create your own virtual background will run 3 rimes.

11.00 Using Photoshop alternative Pixlr

https://pixlr.com/editor/

12.00 Using Spark graphics maker

https://spark.adobe.com/

1.00 LUNCH – taking a look at the Funpalaces hashtag activity.

2.00 Using Canva graphics maker

https://www.canva.com/en_gb/

Posted 26/09/2020 by CARON LYON