The art of science
THE arts and science explore ideas of problem solving and critical thinking. John Curtin College Dance co-ordinator Judy Hendrickse explored this notion with students in a guided workshop at Curtin University.
COMBINING dance with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Stem) is just a normal day for Year 10 students at John Curtin College of the Arts.
The students will participate in a guided workshop on coding and how to program lights that respond to either sound or movement at Curtin University.
Science teacher and Stem outreach officer Peta Scorer said both arts and Stem subjects used higherorder thinking skills.
“Many people think you can only be good at one or the other. In fact, many scientists and mathematicians have been great artists and vice versa,” she said.
Ms Scorer said the students programmed lights to reflect the colours and the speeds that they would prefer to have complement their movements.
Year 10 student Esta Perrone said dance and science had always been portrayed as opposites.
“I learnt that coding isn’t just numbers and it is more accessible than we think. Combining this with dance is new, modern and moving with the times,” she said.
Year 10 students Law Collins, Sasha Currie and Willow Armitstead out front of Esta Perrone, Chelsea Pianto, Georgia Walker and Olivia Jason.