The Art of Science: Art Supplies
No money for paints
Not a problem, you see.
If you know the tricks
You can find supplies naturally.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money on art supplies. Learn how to make clay from natural colorants, and how to make homemade paints and soy wax crayons.
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, North Birmingham, 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, 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.
East Lake Branch Library, September 13, 3:30 p.m.
Springville Road Regional Library, September 14, 4:00 p.m.
Avondale Regional Library, September 16, 3:15 p.m.
Powderly Branch Library, September 20, 4:00 p.m.