Biomedia Preview Workshop: Twisted Taxonomy

Be the first to experience our brand new art-science workshop that will go out to schools in September as part of our Biomedia Meltdown Competition

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
02074344479 ext 228

BIOMEDIA WORKSHOP 11:00 - 13:30, Tuesday 20th August 2019

This workshop is strictly for young people aged 11-14. There will be a maximum of ten participants with two tutors so that individual attention can be given. All materials will be provided.

A full listing of upcoming workshops can be found here: Discovery Workshops

Biomedia Preview Workshop

Participants will learn how Linnaeus developed the science of taxonomy by observing common properties across species and sub-species. We will begin by practicing classification through observation of small organic and man-made objects.

After photographing these objects using iPads and digital scopes, we will use photo editing software to combine these images with plant, animal and landscape photos to create a photocomposite illustrating our own classification concept.

This workshop costs £10 and is open to young people aged 11-14.

  • Registration is essential to secure your place.
  • Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 10.45 and the workshops will begin at 11.00.
  • A responsible adult must fill out an information form via email after booking, and remain in the immediate area and contactable throughout the session.
  • If the participant has any special requirements, please make us aware so that we can support them appropriately.

PSSST! Did you know the Discovery Workshop programme is non-for-profit, with any leftover income cycling back to subsidise places for those who are unable to pay? To apply for a subsidised or free place, please send an email to, noting which workshop/course you are interested in attending.

About the Biomedia Meltdown Competition

Now in its fifth year, the Biomedia Meltdown Competition runs free cutting edge science-art workshops to bring natural history to life through cross-curricular learning, using the latest technology alongside traditional and contemporary art media and techniques. The resulting work is entered into our annual competition, with finalists' work displayed in our prestigious spring exhibition, and winners taking home some amazing prizes!

You can find out more about Biomedia Meltdown here.