Family Masterclass: Anamorphic Art PM (age 7–12)

1.30pm to 3.30pm, Sunday 14 July

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Can you create art using mathematics?

    Credit: Tim Mitchell
  • Type

    Family Masterclass, for 7–12 olds and their families
  • Audience

    Ages 7–12

  • Speakers

    • Alan Davies


Adults £20

Children £15

Ri Members and Patrons £17

Ri Young Members £12.75

Event description

Anamorphosis is a technique for transforming pictures, including making flat pictures ‘jump’ into 3D when viewed from the correct place, or making pictures look flat when they are drawn on 3D objects. Street art, adverts on football pitches and even famous paintings all use these techniques to make the work come alive.

In this Family Masterclass with Alan Davies, we will explore the mathematics of making these transformations and have a go at producing our own anamorphic art. 

This workshop is aimed at 7-12 year olds with their families, but older students and adults are welcome. There must be at least one paying adult attending with each booking. 

About the Speaker

Alan Davies is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Hertfordshire where his teaching and research has been in numerical applied mathematics.  He has, for more than twenty years, had a very close association with Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclass programmes in Hertfordshire, London and elsewhere.  As well as presenting a wide variety of topics to young people of all ages from primary through secondary into higher education he also gives public lectures to general audiences on popular applications of mathematics and physics.  He frequently sprinkles these masterclass presentations and public lectures with suitable demonstrations. 

Please note

There must be at least one adult attending with each booking.

This Family Masterclass is based on our Mathematics Masterclasses, and is an opportunity for children and adults to work together, taking a hands-on approach to exploring different topics. Royal Institution Masterclasses inspire young people to experience the creativity, practice and relevance of mathematics, allowing them to explore the diverse ideas and applications within this far-reaching subject. 

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