Learning Options Incorporated Art & Science
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.
The workshop will be held from 1 pm to 4 pm on June 7, 8 and 9 on the Fairmont State University campus, and is designed for participants aged 14 and up. Cost is $20 per workshop or $50 for all three. Attendance on Day 1 of the workshop is a prerequisite for attending either or both of the other days.
June 7: Learn about the Solar Army’s goals and prepare a sample yourself using one of our current methods. See how samples are analyzed in the chemistry laboratory at Fairmont State University. Participate with FSU art professor Jeff Greenham in hands-on learning about spray techniques used in art, including ceramic glazes, airbrush techniques, and more.
June 8: Learn about and practice with a variety of print-making and lithography techniques, including screen printing methods currently being explored by the Solar Army.
June 9: Learn about and practice with painting and blending on glass, and experiment with how these techniques can be adapted for solar materials preparation.