Sunday, April 01, 2012

The Art of Science April Programs: Techniques Art—Art of the Masters

The Art of Science logo
How did they do it?
What did they see?
The Art of the Masters –
Full of practicality.


Participants will study the works of Georges Seurat, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse and experiment with their techniques.

The Art of Science is a grant-funded after-school program conducted by Elinor and Winfield Burks at six Birmingham Public Library branches: Avondale, East Lake, Five Points West, Ensley, Powderly, and Springville Road. The program will run nine months—from September 2011 through December 2012—and will cover the science of nutrition, geometry, sound, plants, optics, recycling, and materials engineering in a hands-on atmosphere. Each program will begin with a science principle and end with a craft or group project. Supplies for the crafts are provided.

At each session, the library will showcase books and videos about the program’s topic, and introduce age-appropriate databases for children to further explore what they learned at each program.

The Art of Science is made possible by the Kresge Arts in Birmingham, a partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham.

April Programs
Five Points West Regional Library, April 10, 4:00 p.m.
Ensley Branch Library, April 12, 3:15 p.m.
East Lake Branch Library, April 17, 3:30 p.m.
Springville Road Regional Library, April 18, 4:00 p.m.
Powderly Branch Library, April 24, 4:00 p.m.
Avondale Regional Library, April 27, 3:15 p.m.

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