Solar Army workshop at Fairmont State University for HSTA club students and teachers from Berkeley Springs High School (Elizabeth Spring and 4 students) and John Marshall High School (Kim Clark and 3 students.) Everyone prepared drop plates and ran SHArK and SEAL. Berkeley Springs group brought their SEAL kit and we set it up with them. FSU participants were Kevin Dudley, Jenni Perkins, Erica Harvey.
Taught new Solar Army participants about the project and its applications. Taught a group of younger children about solar energy. The participants then made a plate and were shown the research lab.
The last day of the workshop, participants were taught about the art of painting glass, and a bit of the chemistry behind it by Janet Snyder. Each participant was then given a piece of glass to paint on which were then fired in a kiln to create a finished work. At the end of the day, the participants were shown the research lab and even got to see the scan of some of the plates made on day 1.
Today the Solar Army continued their work with studying new solution deposition techniques with the help of Jeff Hindal and Jeff Greenham. The = workshop participants were each given a brief history of the printmaking process, coutesy of Jeff Hindal, and then were each prompted to create a personal work to have printed.
The Solar Army teamed up with Jeff Greenham today to teach participants about the creation of Solar Army sample plates. Jeff then led the participants towards creating new solution deposition techniques using various artistic techniques
Science. Art. Why choose? Learn how the Solar Army: WV Brigade is blending the boundaries between disciplines to produce energy for the future.
In this three-day workshop, you will tap into your creative potential and participate in real research to help figure out how art techniques can further the search for new solar materials.
Join us to learn how artists use spray, print and paint methods to apply and blend colors, and how these techniques can be adapted for preparing new materials for solar energy research.