Join us for an interactive three hour workshop to explore the science behind colors and color mixing!
Demonstrations and hands on activities in color perception, pH indicator chemistry, synthesis of a pigment, and painting on an original piece of artwork. The morning session is designed especially for high school teachers, with a special offer included! Recommended for 16 years of age or older.
- Beginning with a knowledge of general college chemistry, explore color perception and the chemistry that creates color.
- Glaze a small piece of original artwork to demonstrate color mixing.
- Short lectures followed by hands on activities will allow participants to learn by doing.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Dr. Diane Kneeland has a lifelong interest in the connection between art and science, and has dabbled in many arts and crafts over the years, including ceramics, painting and fiber arts. She attained a PhD for her work in the photochemistry of cobalt complexes, and taught general chemistry part time while working as a career advisor for students in the Natural Sciences at UT Austin. Dr. Kneeland is a member of the American Chemical Society and has coordinated and participated in community outreach activities including the Boy Scout Chemistry Merit Badge, National Chemistry Week and Chemists Celebrate Earth Day.
A lifelong painter, art instructor, and native Texan, Clair Gaston has been painting and teaching for nearly 20 years in Central Texas. She holds a BFA and an MFA in Painting and Drawing. Her interests focus on natural subject matter, including Botanical Illustration. Gaston’s work has been featured and shown all around the state of Texas and the East Coast. She works in her studio in Round Rock, and teaches at The Art School and private classes and workshops. For more information, visit www.clairgaston.com