Science + Art Saturday High School Workshops
December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 8, 2019
Open to high school students, free of charge. Optional lunch after the workshop included. Workshop details and registration (required) at maiermuseum.org/register
Saturday, September 7 | Cyanotypes and Chickens
What’s going on in the organic garden? Allison Brooks, sustainability coordinator at Randolph College, will lead a tour of the ½ acre garden adjacent to the Maier and discuss sustainability practices on campus. Then, gather natural materials and harness the power of the sun to create cyanotypes, a camera-less photographic printing process.
Saturday, October 5 | Picture Books
Examine the art featured in the exhibition, “Children’s Book Illustrations: Visual Storytelling” and learn about the history of children’s literature. Then, create chapbooks, pocket-sized books that were the first books illustrated for children.
Saturday, November 2 | Narrative Monoprints with Jill Jensen
Award-wining artist Jill Jensen joins us! Explore ways to use texture, stamped and stenciled images, and layered colors to create bold, graphic monoprints that tell a story. We will use a small printing press and discuss a brief history of printmaking.
Saturday, December 7 | Experiments with Gouache, Ink and Watercolor
Several of the artists featured in Children’s Book Illustrations: Visual Storytelling use gouache, ink, and watercolor to render fanciful and realistic imagery. Learn about the chemistry and history of the media and experiment with each material.