The Art and Science of Light

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2020 Summer Program

Let there be light! is the command that began everything. Begin to understand the science of light by playing with what you can do with it.

Construct a sundial to tell time with shadows. Paint images with sun beams. Blend red, green and blue lights to color shadows. Experiment with ultraviolet light that sees new colors and glows. Construct a Camera Obscura that guides an artist’s hand to make art, or can become a projector to project that art. Build a tiny lighthouse and small ship it can guide.

Build shadow puppets to perform with your group in digital light.

Art Sci Light

Blended Lights 2019

Camera obscura 2020.

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