Project Description

A Visual Approach: The Forms in Scientific Manuscripts created by Pantea Karimi
Sponsored by the City of San Jose, Arts and Cultural Exchange Grant


Pantea Karimi

Collaborators in Dublin, Ireland: Chester Beatty Education and the Festival of Curiosity and Science Foundation of Ireland. 
Chester Beatty
Festival of Curiosity and Science Foundation
Project Description:My Arts and Cultural Exchange project had two parts and was conducted in the Chester Beatty in Dublin, Ireland in July 2019. Part 1.A series of workshops for teens titled, A Visual Approach: The Forms in Scientific Manuscripts and a family workshop with the same theme for all age groups. Part 2. Creating a collaborative primary STEAM Learning Resource for age groups 14 & 15.  Workshops' process and content highlighted the intersection of art and science and directly based on my own art, research and the Chester Beatty Library's medieval and early modern scientific manuscripts. Further…

Family Day Workshop, Sunday July 22, 2019

Ancient Science Characters
This workshop was conducted on Sunday, July 22, 2019, for parents and children to work together at the Chester Beatty. 

Activity Overview by the Chester Beatty Education:
 "Inspired by The Wonders of Creation manuscript, join Maker-in-Residence Pantea Karimi, to create ancient scientific imaginary characters using collage and 3D materials.  Kids and their parents gather around each table to make either of the three topics: Angels, Monsters or Hybrid Animals in drawing or 3-D form, using paper sculptures."
Workshop Time:1:00-3:00 PM
Age Groups: Varied
Author: Pantea Karimi
Required time:2 hours or less

1.Drawing papers or mixed-media paper 2.Pencil, eraser, scissors, ruler
3. Copies of images for inspiration
4. Sequins 5.Beads 6.Glues  7.Fabric scraps 8.Assorted construction papers (any desired colors) 
9. Popsicles sticks
Images from The Wonders of Creation: For the purpose of this workshop, images are selected from three categories in the manuscript: …