Chemistry in Art Miniworkshop

Clark Atlanta University
City, State: 
Atlanta, GA
Anne Gaquere-Parker (University of West Georgia)
11 Mar 2016 - 13 Mar 2016

A three-day cCWCS miniworkshop


Friday: Morning arrival, afternoon activities
Full day
Morning activities, afternoon departure

Art is a great way to contextualize topics in chemistry when teaching an introductory course for non-science majors. During this two-day workshop participants will be shown the connection between chemistry and art by attending mini-lectures, performing laboratory experiments, reviewing the literature and discussing with faculty who have successfully implemented this approach in their own curriculum. The workshop lasts for 2 days, starting on a Friday afternoon and ending on Sunday at noon.

Friday afternoon: Participants will discuss the many properties of light and their applications in the art world, either during the making of art or its analysis.

Saturday: Natural and synthetic dyes and pigments and paint binders will be discussed. The working lunch will allow for a presentation of an overview of the literature.

Sunday morning: Participants will use apply the concepts of the chemistry of metals and electrochemistry to sculptures and jewelry making.


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