29 Feb 2016 - 18 Mar 2016

Help your students see the world in a whole new way! Ipswich Art Gallery will be home to Scale Free Network’s exciting art-science laboratory ready for your students to experience microscope drawing workshops.

The sessions combine a lesson in science, art and mathematics inspired by the microscopic world.

Students are introduced to the fascinating world of the micro-scale as they fine tune their observational skills and discover a multitude of inspiring forms while creating works of art.

In the Micro Draw workshops students can:

  • wear lab coats (which double as art smocks)
  • work independently and collaboratively
  • learn to use interactive microscopes to explore everyday objects
  • learn about the connections between science and art
  • create stunning works of art using a variety of art materials.

Using the microscopes supplied, students look at slides and live samples from different areas of scientific research such as microbiology, geology, water ecology, parasitology and botany as well as their own special objects.

The workshops begin with an introduction discussion followed by two activities: stereo microscope observation and drawing as well as individual and collaborative drawings and sculpture making.

Places strictly limited and filling up quickly. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Dates: Monday 29 February to Friday 18 March 2016
Times: 2 sessions per day at 9:30am (limited availability) and 11:30am (now fully booked). Each session is 2 hours duration.
Visits can be booked Monday to Friday.
Cost: Free
Bookings: Bookings essential. Please complete the Booking Form and email to info@ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au or fax 07 3812 0428. Please click to view the Risk Assessment.
Age Group: Recommended for students in Years 3–10. Max. 30 students per group.