Bringing science to life...
We can create activities to encourage people of all ages to learn, have fun and find their own artistic inspiration and interpretation of scientific themes.
We also develop educational resources, run training courses and challenge the image of scientists.
Our workshops are suitable for continuing professional development, adult education, museums, festivals and schools.
Creative workshops for schools - KS1-4, ‘A’ level
We have designed workshops to engage pupils with scientific themes in the National Curriculum and PSHE through creative activities. Examples include ‘Healthy living’, ‘Microbe world’ and ‘Move your body’.
Topics outside the curriculum such as learning about the brain can help inspire pupils who normally find science difficult.
Continuing professional development
Communication, teachers, corporations
We can run workshops for teachers and scientists to inform and spark the imagination.
We run self-development and team-building events based on finding out more about yourself and your brain. We can offer a one-hour ‘Build-a-brain’ workshop or a 6 part in-depth course ‘Know more about yourself’ to learn about your brain and psychology involving science and art.
We can also help professionals such as politicians engage with complex scientific topics through visual workshops.
Museums and Education projects
We develop activities and resources to engage children, adults and families with museum collections and exhibits. We can also help develop new exhibits for science museums. We have run outreach projects for Science Festivals, Museums and organisations.
Thursday 20th November - The Art of Life - a career seminar in creating your own career creatively - University of Edinburgh
Friday 21st November - Workshops for neuroscientists and schools to make a brain - University of Edinburgh
Saturday 22nd November - Plastic brains - National Museum of Scotland
Tuesday 2nd December - Autumn Art Lecture series - University of Bristol
Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th April - The Art of Gene Therapy - British Society for Gene Therapy
Wednesday 16th April 2008 - ‘Art and Science Divide’ sponsored by EDAB organised by the British Neuroscience Association with Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Dr Mark Lythgoe and Dr Lizzie Burns at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester
Monday 19th May 2008 - Living and Dying, The British Museum
May/June 2008 - an outreach project for the Cheltenham Science Festival finding inspiration in the brain as we sleep.
Friday 6th June 2008 - Bodybuilders - Cheltenham Science Festival
Saturday 7th June 2008 - Create-a-brain - Cheltenham Science Festival
An outreach project funded by NeuroNE in partnership with the Cambridge Science Festival. Up to a 1000 pupils are taking part in workshops finding inspiration in the brain and finding out how scientists across Europe are tackling brain disorders.
28th-29th February 2008 - Art-science conference for teachers as part of a NESTA-funded ‘Leonardo effect’ programme on promoting the use of art to engage pupils with science. Belfast
15th March 2008 - Drop-in ‘Build-a-brain’ workshop at the Cambridge Science Festival in the Biology Zone. Fun and free! Meet a real neuroscientist from the University of Cambridge
National Science Week - events for the University of Reading as part of their widening participation programme which includes sculpting a life-size anatomical body!
Saturday 17th November - Meet the scientist, and get to know your brain - The Royal Museum of Scotland, 11.30 - 3.30pm
Saturday 24th November - Brain modelling workshop with Dr Lizzie Burns - Centre for Life, Newcastle, 11am, 1pm, 3.30pm
Previous clients include:- The British Council, The British Museum, The British Society for Gene Therapy, Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge Science Festival, Centre for Life, The Courtyard Arts Centre, The Dana Centre, Edinburgh Neuroscience, European Dana Alliance for the Brain, Fusion Arts Centre, The Medical Research Council including outreach projects for the Cheltenham Science Festival and the British Association for the Advancement of Science Festival, Ignite, NeuroNE, National Museum of Scotland, Performing Medicine, SETPOINT, University Museum Oxford, University of Reading, The Wellcome Trust