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NEoN Workshops

NEoN Digital Arts Festival are offering you the opportunity to attend free workshops; teaching skills and offering advice to those who wish to pursue a career within the Digital Sector.

Workshops are free and open to the unemployed (all ages), young people (16+) and those in training programmes.

If you have an interest in Digital Technologies, Web Design, Animation/Illustration or Online Journalism, these workshops will provide the perfect platform to learn from professionals working within these fields, seek career advice and discover opportunities within an ever expanding sector.

Workshops are aimed at those who have some or no qualifications in this area and are looking for an introduction/starting point.

We will also provide further education course information.











Workshop information:


You will attend one morning session and one afternoon session then all participants will come together for the final session.


Saturday 13th November


Morning Workshops (select one) :


Character Design



Participants will learn the process of character development from concept to final character artwork. Creating a character is so much more than a nice drawing, the NEoN Character Design workshop will look at what makes a strong successful character and show simple methods that will allow you to implement those techniques in your own work and help you define what area of the creative industries you want to work in!


Web Design


Participants in this short workshop will learn about the fundamental building blocks required for making web pages. The roles that HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Graphics play in modern best practice web design will be explained giving a grounding in what lies beneath the surface of the websites we use everyday.


Afternoon Sessions (select one) :


Animation Secrets and Techniques



Learn how to create animation and bring your ideas to life. Using simple equipment you will learn how the larger animation studios work using time honoured tips, tricks and techniques to create TV classic cartoons such as Top Cat and Yogi Bear.


Digital Media and Journalism



When you are trying to engage with a busy, demanding audience, how you tell a story can be every bit as important as what the story is about. In this session, it’s not just the words you use, but how you mould them together. For journalists, the opening paragraph is where ‘the game is won or lost’ and the same should apply to you. And it’s simple when you know how. Delegates are invited to bring examples of stories they have written or would like to write, for honest but friendly feedback and advice



All participants attend:


Online CV’s and Professional Profiles



Tips and advice on how to create your own online professional profile, advertising your skills and qualifications to prospective employers. We will also help you develop a CV and introduce you to websites and organisations who offer opportunities within the Digital Sector.

Where: Arts, Media and Computer Games Institute

Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee



Extra opportunity!


We will also be offering all attendees free tickets to the NEoN Conference (normally £125 each) where you will have the opportunity to listen to and attend sessions delivered by world leading professionals within digital arts, computer gaming and more.

See for further details.

Details of conference:

Thursday 11th and Friday 12th November, 8.30am-5pm



Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

(15 places per workshop, participants must attend both a morning and an afternoon workshop)


Please contact Clare to book your workshop place today!


T: 01382 308324

E: [email protected]