we blend

art

science

drama

and we create life changing experiences

NOT YOUR AVERAGE TOUR created by Taylor Poulin that curated the Art content and by Filippa Martha Christofalou that curated the Science content and designed the overall experience.

In Drama Science Lab we use drama techniques to approach scientific ideas.

In the Drama Science Lab, we design life changing experiences aiming to ENGAGE, INSPIRE and MOTIVATE participants to become active, creative thinkers -evolving learners with empathy and mindfulness. 

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  • interactive experiences

  • teacher training

  • art galleries

  • children workshops

"I wish we had more of this at school, we had so much fun."

  • museums

  • after school clubs

  • consulting

  • adult workshops

NOT YOUR AVERAGE TOUR

The General Theory of Relativity meets an untold love story and the biggest failure ever. This is NOT YOUR AVERAGE TOUR. Literally.

in brief

who

what

In our workshops we wear comfy gear and we feel safe to express ourselves. We play, we do drama and we explore scientific ideas. And of course, we have fun.

We don't have a specific space that we run our workshops. It could be a school, a museum or a coffee shop. We need space to move around and wooden floors to feel cosy and comfortable.

where

Each workshop is different and its duration depends on the age of the participants, the setting and the content. Most of our workshops last about 2 hours.

how long

Our workshops are designed with love and knowledge of each age group. We don't have a specific age range, it can be preK students or a group of adults.

But WHY Public Art?

 

Well, we believe in the power of Public Art.

Public Art is out there for you twenty-four seven. You may find it while you are walking back home from a hard day at work, you may use it as a shelter when it is raining, you may notice it on your first date or even be annoyed from all these kids playing around it.

But this is Public Art. It is Public; that means everyone is welcome to make connections and create memories. There are no tickets or lines. It is out there. For free. Twenty-four seven.

Public Art means that everyone is welcome to just stop at some point and think. Because this is what Public Art is about -to initiate a dialogue, first and foremost with ourselves and then with the rest of the Cosmos.

We are here to show you how…

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN,
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Education students training

In this workshop we worked with the Art Museum of the University of Michigan. We did a workshop for teachers and future teachers in order to share with them the idea of SciArt storytelling through Drama.

Art, Science and Drama can be an educational vehicle in the classroom or in a school visit at a museum.

Do you think you know everything about Chicago?
Do you think Art is boring? It doesn't make sense sometimes, right? Do you think drama is for kindergarteners? Do you think Science is for the smart ones?
NYAT is for you, then!
NOT YOUR AVERAGE TOUR
Corporate event
NOT YOUR AVERAGE TOUR is an interactive, SciArt experience that blends Public Art, Science and the participants’ own story -pretty much NOT YOUR AVERAGE TOUR. 

NOT YOUR AVERAGE TOUR is a 90min participatory walk in Chicago, like no other. During the NYAT you will see some of the most popular works of Public Art in the Loop, learn about the stories behind them, make connections with the science of the cosmos and explore their relationship with *your* story. Yes, YOUR story!

Expect to walk, laugh, move around, have fun (AND WE MEAN IT)

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NOT YOUR AVERAGE TOUR aims to stimulate the participants to create connections with works of Public Art and think about the boundaries between Art, Science and our lives.

Happy, creative 2019 humans!

December 21, 2018

Embodied learning

March 5, 2018

Olivia, by Ian Falconer

February 16, 2018

The game of mirrors, by Hervé Tullet

February 11, 2018

Our SciArt workshop at IAEA

December 18, 2017

Children books

December 2, 2017

Upcoming workshops

September 12, 2017

The Lead Gallery

July 14, 2017

It's gonna be ok

March 9, 2017

Immigrants

February 28, 2017

Art, Science & the power of Drama

January 12, 2017

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The Drama Science Lab designs and delivers SciArt experiences with Drama in mind. In our workshops we blend ART, SCIENCE and DRAMA (embodied, somatic learning). We call it storytelling through Drama

WHAT

In house. We come to your school, your museum or gallery, we come where the participants may be.

WHERE

The participants may be a group of kindergarteners, a group of docents or gallery visitors, it can be teachers. We work with any age group, any knowledge background, always adjusting the goals of our project in the participants' nee

WHAT'S THE AUDIENCE?

With an array of projects that keep evolving, we create experiences of SciArt storytelling for any age group and setting, aiming to become a catalyst to their personal growth within their communities and the cosmos.

In the Drama Science workshops, we create our own unique story, our personal narrative that makes sense.

We explore scientific notions through drama techniques and we take the responsibility of our learning experience by reflecting on it. This way, we explore the spectrum of our skills and our potential.

We become active thinkers, active learners.

OK, TO WRAP IT UP

We challenge the participants to think again about the boundaries between art and science using their bodies as a medium to receive information, express and process thoughts and ultimately make connections that lead to knowledge.

We approach SciArt content as an educational path and we bring embodied learning (drama) on board as a pedagogical choice.

THE IDEA

There is not only one way. We certainly move around a lot, we use our bodies and our minds to understand a concept

and create our own narrative. One path is to start with an object of art as an inspiration and work around the object's big ideas utilizing embodied learning. Then we make connections with scientific topics and end up with a new narrative.

HOW

Because you do not learn in a linear way. There is not a "science box" or an "art box" in your brain. Instead, there is information, forming a 3D net where you need to make the connection and create that “now makes sense” moment.

Because we do believe in the power of education and in this different approach: drama has the power to create a safe time-space and combined with SciArt content, our goal is to provoke the way you think and help you understand the way you make sense of the cosmos.

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BUT WHY?

WHAT

The Drama Science Lab designs and delivers SciArt experiences with Drama in mind. In our workshops we blend ART, SCIENCE and DRAMA (embodied, somatic learning). We call it storytelling through Drama

WHERE

In house. We come to your school, your museum or gallery, we come where the participants may be.

THE IDEA

We challenge the participants to think again about the boundaries between art and science using their bodies as a medium to receive information, express and process thoughts and ultimately make connections that lead to knowledge.

We approach SciArt content as an educational path and we bring embodied learning (drama) on board as a pedagogical choice.

HOW

There is not only one way. We certainly move around a lot, we use our bodies and our minds to understand a concept

and create our own narrative. One path is to start with an object of art as an inspiration and work around the object's big ideas utilizing embodied learning. Then we make connections with scientific topics and end up with a new narrative.

BUT WHY?

Because you do not learn in a linear way. There is not a "science box" or an "art box" in your brain. Instead, there is information, forming a 3D net where you need to make the connection and create that “now makes sense” moment.

Because we do believe in the power of education and in this different approach: drama has the power to create a safe time-space and combined with SciArt content, our goal is to provoke the way you think and help you understand the way you make sense of the cosmos.

WHAT'S THE AUDIENCE?

The participants may be a group of kindergarteners, a group of docents or gallery visitors, it can be teachers. We work with any age group, any knowledge background, always adjusting the goals of our project in the participants' nee

OK, TO WRAP IT UP

With an array of projects that keep evolving, we create experiences of SciArt storytelling for any age group and setting, aiming to become a catalyst to their personal growth within their communities and the cosmos.

In the Drama Science workshops, we create our own unique story, our personal narrative that makes sense.

We explore scientific notions through drama techniques and we take the responsibility of our learning experience by reflecting on it. This way, we explore the spectrum of our skills and our potential.

We become active thinkers, active learners.

Curator of education and programming, founder

Filippa is the founder of the Drama Science Lab and currently the Curator of Education & Programming. Filippa has a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree in Education so she knows how you learn. Filippa also studied Drama and Drama & Education so she knows how to make you express yourself. Filippa also studied History of Art so she can tell why Art is so vital.

Filippa has designed and instructed numerous programs for kids and adults in more than 5 countries and has collaborated with several Museums, Art Galleries, Schools and companies all over the world so she knows how to make content related to *you*.

Filippa lives in Chicago. Contact Filippa here filippa@thedramasciencelab.com

Eva Karatairi

Collaborator | Scientific Content Editor

Eva makes sure that our projects are scientific accurate -she reads our scenarios and projects with the tenderness of an art lover and the thoroughness of a scientist. Eva is a chemist with a PhD in materials Science and she is currently working as science writer and educator, making science simple and easy for everyone. Eva lives in Berlin. Do you want to contact Eva? Here is your chance eva.karatairi@gmail.com

Collaborator | Visual Designer

Nikoleta is our Visual designer. She created our brand and she crafts most of our communication material. With her experience, knowledge, and creativity, she gives to our content color and shape. Her creative office Skafandro has designed several works so far for Companies, Festivals and Organisations through out the world. Nikoleta lives in Athens. Contact Nikoleta at info@skafandro.gr

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We are looking for passionate emerging museum professionals that would like to get involved with our 2019 SciArt Festival. 

Do you know someone that loves SciArt and Museums? Are you one of these people yourself?

Fill out this form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Do you have an idea for a workshop, talk or mini presentation that blends art and science and focuses on somatic learning?

We are looking for creators, makers and educators of any background who would love to share their work in our sciart annual.

Please keep in mind the exhibition will be up in December 2019.

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