Science teaches us to ask questions, to develop a spirit of inquiry, and experiment our way towards answers. Art gives us possibilities to explore questions and express ourselves: how we feel and see the world, and to walk our own path. Fusion and connection of these two approaches is the basis of our A+S Workshops, a new kind of cultural initiative. Benefits of interdisciplinary practices are obvious not only for a harmonious individual development, where both brain hemispheres are in balance, but also for the global movement towards the integration of our fragmented contemporary world in the broader sense of the word.
Merging processes of exploration and discovery, learning and creation, theory and practive, we offer creative projects for children at the intersection of art and science with a focus on learning through inquiry, and expression through a variety of artistic media. Kids learn different methods and techniques during these classes but our main intent is to leave as much room as possible for their personal experience and freedom of imagination. During our workshops we also introduce them to different periods in history of arts and sciences, as well as a variety of cultural perspectives from around the world.
Co-teacher: Olesya Chayka
Olesya is an experimental scientist with the background in biology and chemistry. She was born and grew up in Russia. After graduation from Novosibirsk State University, Olesya went to Münster, Germany, to work and write her PhD thesis in molecular biology. Then she moved to London where she worked as a postdoctoral scientist at University College London and was involved in several projects related to cancer research. She loves science, enjoys talking about science and wishes to transfer her knowledge to curious minds.