Bea von Preussen

Brighton Science Festival workshops

12 -14 February

Arctic Adventure children’s art/ science workshops with Bea von Preussen & Ellie, ONCA’s outreach artist. £10 per participant/ £8 siblings. For all ages up to 12. Under 5s must be accompanied.

Fun with Fossils

Monday 12 Feb, 10am – 12pm SOLD OUT

Draw with rocks! Join artist Bea who has been exploring geology in the arctic circle. Make your own edible sedimentary rock and a fossil to take home.

A hands on, art based workshop exploring geology in the arctic circle. You will have the chance to handle rocks and fossils from the high arctic, learn how fossils are made and why rocks and stones are different colours.  Hear about the adventures of artist BvP who has returned from an expedition to Svalbard where she searched for fossilised worm’s teeth for the Natural History Museum.

Art and Science in the Arctic

Tuesday 13 Feb, 10am – 12pm SOLD OUT

Join an artist and a scientist who met in the arctic circle. Have a go with scientific equipment and make your own arctic samples to take home. An exciting hands on workshop exploring science in a creative way.

How do scientists sample clouds? What can water samples tell them, and why do they want to know? Printmaker Bea met a group of scientists during her expedition to the arctic circle. Find out why scientists are on a mission to investigate freshwater sites heated by underground volcanoes.

In this workshop we explore what arctic scientists do and why they do it. Participants will have the opportunity to have a go with real data collecting equipment and make their own sample kit to take home. Everyone is invited to make an artistic contribution to our Imaginary Natural History Museum.

Print your own Polar bear

Wednesday 14 Feb, 10am – 12pm SOLD OUT

Wednesday 14 Feb, 1-3pm

Art workshop with printmaker BvP based on her expedition to the Arctic Circle. Discover arctic animals and find out what it was like to get up close to a real polar bear! Participants will have a go at inking up a lino cut and using a proper artist’s printing press, making their own print of a polar bear to take home.

How on earth do you make prints on a ship near the north pole? An exciting hands on workshop, find out how artist BvP used simple skills to produce prints in the arctic and use her techniques with stencils and varied surfaces to make your own arctic artwork.

How does a polar bear keep warm? How do bearded seals communicate under water? And why does a blue whale do a pink poo?

We will have creative fun using texture, shape and colour whilst finding out about the extraordinary animals of the Arctic Circle and how they have adapted to live in this unique environment.

Participants will have a go at inking up a lino cut and using a proper artist’s printing press, making their own print of a polar bear to take home. Everyone is invited to make an artistic contribution to our Imaginary Natural History Museum.

Email info@onca.org.uk or call 01273 607101 for sibling discounts.

Bea von Preussen photo

Arctic leaf fossil photo by Bea von Preussen