‘Students from year 8 and 9 had the opportunity to develop some art work at Beacon gallery working alongside Fine artist Ian Andrews and Professor of Physics from the University of Birmingham, Patrick Knight. Students spent the day developing a range of creative pieces that were interpretations of what they had learned about particle physics. There were opportunities to view Ian Andrews exhibition ‘The sketchbook and the Collider’ and to respond to his work through expression, mark making and dramatic production.
Andrews has been exploring the world of particle physics through art. Students were guided through some of the key particles, finding out how they are studied by scientists. At the end of the workshop students were split into two groups and asked to create a movement piece based on some of the particles they had learned about throughout the day. The pieces were produced as short videos and were well thought out and self-directed by the students.’
We did science with Dr Patrick Knight and art with Ian Andrews. We drew artwork and Particles in a cloud/bubble chamber.
We did a workshop with Ian Andrews (an artist) and Dr Patrick Knight (a physicist) we learned about atoms, particles. I quite enjoyed the workshop we learned a variety of skills.
Dr Patrick helped me expand my knowledge on physics in a fun and interesting way. We learnt a lot about quarks and qluons. Ian also helped us incorporate art into physics and we did some charcoal drawings and developed our skills of teamwork when making the video.
We learnt what dark matter is and what makes up atoms and what electrons also come with protons.
Ian Andrews had interesting artwork and learned a lot while there.
Ian and Patrick were amazing at delivering the fantastic workshop. They combined art and physics very well and put it in a way that we can understand, I really enjoyed the workshop and helped me express other subjects such as physics in art form. He offered great advice!
Today we learnt about the particles that make up our world.