2010 BCCE: CWCS Chemistry of Art Mini-Workshop

Chemistry of Art in the Laboratory

Wednesday 4 August 2010

BCCE 2010, Denton, TX

  Workshop I: 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM

  Workshop II: 2:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Patricia Hill (Millersville University)


This workshop introduced college and university faculty to several lab activities relating chemistry and art. The workshop was modeled after a 5-day intensive workshop for college and university faculty (The Chemistry of Art) conducted under the auspices of The Center for Workshops in the Chemical Sciences (CWCS). The half-day workshop consisted of 4 or 5 lab activities facilitated by facilitators and alumni of the CWCS Chemistry of Art workshop. Activities included: analysis of coins using a homebuilt paramagnetic apparatus; analysis of paints and pigments by reflectance spectroscopy; modifying the surface of metals; preparing and comparing cyanotypes and diazo blueprints. The activities are appropriate for use in general education lab science courses for non-science majors as well as in general, organic and analytical chemistry courses for science majors. The CWCS is supported by the NSF, DUE, CCLI Program (DUE-0618678)

Capacity: 24

Fee: $15


University of North Texas