Workshops for Students

We are happy to announce that the Swiss artist Eugen Jost, whose paintings form the exhibition “Everything is Number”, will deliver a series of workshops for students of primary and secondary education, starting on Tuesday 30th of October and until Friday 2nd of November, focusing on the deeper connection between art and mathematics.

Also, on Friday 2nd of November Dr. Scott Wilson (University of Birmingham) and his associate Dr. Konstantinos Vasilakos (Technical University of Istanbul) will deliver a workshop for students of secondary education  in which children will learn to transform scientific data to music.

Creating and investigating magic squares of odd order!

Wednesday 31/10/2018, 08:30 – 9:50
Friday 2/11/2018,  08:30 – 09:50
Age: 9(+) years
Duration: 1(+) hour
Number of participants: 10-15 students

Compare the two pictures below. On the left side you see points, on the right side numbers. They correspond to each other: 5 points for instance stand for the number 5.

Add up the numbers in each line and in each row, also in the diagonals: you always get 15.

4 + 9 + 2 = 4 + 3 + 8 = 4 + 5 + 6 = … + … + … = 15





In our workshop you play with Magic Squares. You invent your own big one. You will try to find out what Eugen Jost’s Magic Squares conceal.


Drawing lines of platonic solids on Ping-Pong balls and decorating them!

Tuesday 30/10/2018 13:30-15:00
Wednesday 31/10/2018 13:30-15:00
Thursday 1/11/2018 8:30-9:50 & 10:10-11:30
Age: 12(+) years
Duration: 2 hours
Number of participants: 10-15 students

Was Archimedes, the famous greek mathematician and physicist, the inventor of the football?

  • Tetrahedron, Hexahedron, Octahedron, Dodecahedron, and Icosahedron: What do the five Platonic solids have in common?
  • What are the Archimedean solids?
  • In our workshop we compare different footballs.
  • You decorate a table tennis ball in a regular way.
  • Platonic solids and Leonhard Euler’s polyhedron formula.







Playing with the idea of “Infinity”. Writing a self-repeating story that goes on and on!

Tuesday 30/10/2018, 11:45-13:05
Wednesday 31/10/2018, 11:45-13:05
Friday 2/11/2018, 11:45 – 13:10
 10(+) years
Duration: 1-2 hours
Number of participants: 10-15 students

Is there a biggest number? Is there a smallest one?

What happens, if you fill a glas with sirup, drink half of it, fill it up again with water and repeat that procedure again and again?

  • In our workshop you experiment with the idea of infinity.
  • You investigate a number of Eugen Jost’s pictures: How does he play with “infinity”?
  • Perhaps you find your own way to express endlessness, eternity, infinity?


A paper without rear-side? Introducing Moebius strips!

Tuesday 30/10/2018, 10:05 – 11:30
Thursday 1/11/2018, 11:45-13:05
 8(+) years
Duration: 1-2 hours
Number of participants: 10-15 students

Every sheet of paper has a side A and a side B. Does this hold true for all cases? Or can you imagine a paper without a backside?

  • In our workshop you play with the surprising Möbius strip.
  • Cutting a hole in an ordinary postcard and climbing through it – with your whole body: You think that is impossible? Wait and see!
  • You get aquainted with a nonsense story that goes on and on and on, and you are invited to write your own.


When: Friday 2/11/2018, 11:45 – 13:10

Students in this workshop will have the opportunity to experiment with IPSOS, the Interactive Physics Sonification System, a web-based application which uses data from the Large Hadron Collider, at CERN in Switzerland to make new sound and music. The app provides an interface for interactive exploration of the data, allowing users to create their own sounds and musical improvisations in real time, engaging with concepts from physics and sound synthesis.