Science and art collide

Young learners attend the OPEN MIND Studio at Science Gallery Dublin

Through a cutting-edge programme that ignites creativity and discovery where science and art collide, Science Gallery Dublin encourages young people to learn through their interests.

OPEN MIND Studios are week-long programmes for students aged 15-16 year olds. The aim is to highlight the rich network of interconnections between science, the arts, culture, design, business and innovation.

These programmes give students the opportunity to develop 21st Century skills – creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. The workshop sessions also offer the opportunity for students to interact with leading researchers, entrepreneurs and creative individuals and get an insight into the exciting career possibilities in these fields. Meet Sharuk, Ryan, and Molly who share the experiences they had attending the OPEN MIND Studios at Science Gallery Dublin.

“I don’t consider myself very artistic, but when I came here I realised that it was all about creativity and innovation and how you can combine artistic creativity with science and come up with the amazing ideas.”

“I think that this workshop has been a lot more enjoyable for the fact that it’s a lot different to school. It’s a lot more hands-on than school is. School is more about remembering stuff and writing it back down, whereas here it’s more about being creative and thinking of your own ideas.”

“I always thought ‘Oh science is so complicated’, but it’s simple stuff that is here that anyone can understand it and you don’t need to be a scientist to come here and understand everything.”

Young learners

Sharooq (16)

Ryan (16)

Molly (16)

Date

September 2019

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