CHEM 101 | The Science of Color Workshop
Instructors: D. Kneeland, K. Lewis, C.Gaston
Sunday December 4, 2016 • 1:00-4:00pm
A limited number of scholarships by the American Chemical Society may be available for teachers, please email Diane Kneeland (dianemargaretkneeland [at] gmail [dot] com) to inquire.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Short talks and hands-on activities illustrate color concepts from the perspective of biology, chemistry, physics, and art: What is a color space, and how do we perceive color? What is additive and subtractive color mixing? How do artists use color mixing in paintings? Participants will carry out a simple chemical reaction to create a pigment molecule, and will paint a picture using the classical technique of glazing.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Diane Kneeland, PhD
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.
Karen Lewis, PhD
Dr. Karen A. Lewis first became enamored of modern art and sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, while earning her PhD at UT-Southwestern. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Colorado Boulder, she is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Texas State University in San Marcos. Dr. Lewis is a member of the American Chemical Society and American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and has participated in community outreach activities including the UT-Southwestern STARS Program and the Boy Scout Chemistry Merit Badge.
Clair Gaston, MFA
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
COURSE POLICIES & FAQS:
Registration & Cancellation Policy | Payment is required in full the day you register. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a class if it does not make a minimum number of registrants. We will notify you 24 hours in advance should we have to cancel a course and we will provide a full refund. We will refund your registration, less a 25% cancellation fee, up to 15 days prior to your class. Please note that cancellations made with less than 15 days notice are nonrefundable. In the event you can no longer attend your class, registration may be transferred to a friend or family member free of charge.
What should I bring? | Each course has different supply needs. Prior to the course or workshop, attendees will be informed by email what supplies, if any, they should bring.
Is there an age requirement for your classes? | Students must be 16 years of age or older to participate in our courses. Occasional exceptions to this requirement (such as for kids classes) will be mentioned in the course description or may be made with the permission of the instructor.
Do I need to print my ticket? | No, you can help us go green by letting us check you in electronically at classtime.
Where is my class location? | This class meets at Art.Science.Gallery. which is located in the Canopy fine arts complex at 916 Springdale Rd., Building 2 #102, Austin, TX 78702. There's plenty of free parking.