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Following the success of its previous cross-curricular and STEAM workshops in Bristol, The MoSAIC is back with its first summer holiday workshops – SUMMER LABS, including two free workshops for for children with SEND and/or who self-identify as neurodiverse

“These workshops are aimed at 11-13 years, with a choice of two different cross-curricular masterclasses to help them experience science in a completely different way,” explained The MoSAIC founder Gareth Campbell.

“Whether they see themselves having a career in the sciences or more interested in visual art and music, these day-long fun and challenging workshops could be just the thing they need to start their summer holidays.”

Become an Art Forensic Scientist for the Day

The workshops start with the chance to Become an Art Forensic Scientist for the Day. Running on 29, 30 and 31 July, these day-long workshops will show students a lost painting attributed to the American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock, and they will have to use a combination of chemical analysis, art history, and connoisseurship to solve riddles that will help confirm the identity of this painting.

Along the way, they will learn how artificial intelligence is being used to identify fake artworks and how this process of authentication can help us to become better visual artists.

There are 57 spaces remaining on this course., with an early bird price (until July 1st) of £55 for the day, full price after that is £65.

Expressive Explosions: Making Music with Chemistry

The second workshop, Expressive Explosions: Making Music with Chemistry, takes place on 1 & 2 August. This is completely free for 11-13 year olds with special educational needs (SEND) and/or self-identify as neurodiverse, thanks to generous funding from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Students will use the chemical test for hydrogen (often called the Pop Test) in different sized glass vessels and sample the different notes produced. They will then use these samples to create ‘pop’ music. They will finish the day by adding lyrics to their melodies to explain the underlying chemistry.

There are only 35 places left so booking is essential.

Gareth Campell, the founder of The MoSAIC, is an interdisciplinary artist and STEAM educator with eight years of experience as a state school science teacher and three years experience training teachers. Gareth will have a team of Learning Support Assistants at every session which will take place at the Learning Lab at Science Creates just off Old Market.

“Science is often not seen as a creative subject in schools, but when you work in science you have to innovate,” said Gareth. “By integrating the arts into our learning, we create rich and stimulating learning environments which nurtures creativity. This helps us to simultaneously become better artists and better scientists.”

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