Meet American-Iranian maker Pantea Karimi this July who will work with Teens aged 12-14 & 15-17 years. Booking essential for all of these workshops. California-based maker Pantea will explore historic Middle Eastern and European scientific manuscripts in the Chester Beatty, deliver a series of workshops for teens, and co-create learning resources inspired by the collections. Supported by the San Jose Arts and Cultural Exchange grant programme.
These workshops are free, booking essential!
Special thanks to TOG Dublin Hackerspace and The Festival of Curiosity for their support with the programme.
Re-imagined Folios with Marginalia, Medieval Anatomy
Re-imagined Folios with Marginalia, Medieval Anatomy, (Drawing and Book-Page Layout)
Monday 15 July, 10.30am – 1pm (12-14 year olds) and 1.45 – 4.15pm (15 – 17 years)
Learn the principles of medieval page design, including ‘marginalia’ – marks made in the margins of a book, i.e. comments, critiques, drawings, or illuminations. Participants will have an opportunity to create original manuscript page inspired by Manṣūr Ibn Ilyās’s Anatomy found in the Chester Betty’s collection. They will explore anatomy drawings made in 14thcentury and compare them with the contemporary diagrams of human body to create their unique art work. Their thoughts and exploration process can be recorded in the marginalia.
The Vivid Foresight, Imaginary Scientific Characters Part I
The Vivid Foresight, Imaginary Scientific Characters, (Part I: Drawing). Angels, Monsters and Hybrids
Tuesday 16 July, 10.30am – 1pm (12-14 year olds) and 1.45 – 4.15pm (15 – 17 years)
This workshop is based on The Wonders of Creation by Zakariya Qazwini and will explore imaginary science characters inspired by this 13th century manuscript. Participants will learn how to design a page for text and illumination before drawing their selected creatures inspired by the Chester Beatty’s copy of the manuscript.
The Vivid Foresight, Imaginary Scientific Characters Part II
The Vivid Foresight, Imaginary Scientific Characters, (Part II)
3-D Imaginary Scientific Characters: Angels, Monsters and Hybrids
Wednesday 17 July, 10.30am – 1pm (12-14 year olds) and 1.45 – 4.15pm (15 – 17 years)
During this workshop participants will create 3-D models of angels, monsters, and hybrid animals inspired by the medieval Iranian manuscript The Wonders of Creation housed at the Chester Beatty.
The First Paper Analog Computers Part I & II
The First Paper Analog Computers, Volvelles (Part I: Calculators- Paper Prototypes)
Thursday 18 July, 10.30am – 1pm (12-14 year olds) and 1.45 – 4.15pm (15 – 17 years)
Join us to explore volvelles (wheel charts) and their function through images, including those from the Chester Beatty’s collection. You will then examine physical examples of the contemporary volvelles before designing your own calculator wheel chart and learning how to use it.
The First Paper Analog Computers, Volvelles (Part II: Reveal Information-Paper Prototypes)
Friday 19 July, 10.30am – 1pm (12-14 year olds) and 1.45 – 4.15pm (15 – 17 years)
This hands-on workshop inspired by volvelles (wheel charts) from the Chester Beatty’s collection, will focus on building this medieval calculating gadget. Learn how to design and combine the layers to create an accurate device that reveals information.
Dublin Maker and Festival of Curiosity
Dublin Maker and Festival of Curiosity, Saturday 20 July, 10.30am– 2.00pm (12-17 years)
Our Creative Lab will visit the annual Dublin Maker and Festival of Curiosity to discover DIY, electronics, inventions, crafts and much more. Off-site event.
Medieval Science Characters
Sunday 21 July, 1 – 3pm
Inspired by The Wonders of Creation manuscript, join Maker-in-Residence Pantea Karimi to create ancient scientific imaginary characters using collage and 3D materials. This event has been organised in association with the Festival of Curiosity
Free, no booking required. Please note all children must be accompanied by their parents/guardians throughout the workshop.