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Two-Day Art of Science Workshop [ages 6-8]

02/21/2018 05:00 PM - 02/28/2018 06:30 PM ET

Category

Youth Workshops

Location

West Windsor Arts Center
952 Alexander Rd.
Princeton Jct., NJ 08550
United States
Room Number: Studio

Admission

  • $50.00

Summary

Discover the special symmetry of snowflakes while making Art! (Click title for more info)

Teaching Artist: Susan Mitrano
Wednesday, February 21 & 28, 5:00-6:30pm
Members: $41 | Regular: $50
Register by February 19

Description

After learning about snow crystals and hearing the story of scientific photographer Wilson Bentley we’ll look at the amazing shapes and geometric patterns of snowflakes. Each student will design their own snowflake with lateral and radial symmetry. Using a wet-on-wet watercolor technique and salt we’ll learn about diffusion and absorption as we create stunning backgrounds for these unique and imaginative crystals!

About the Teaching Artist: A native of West Windsor, Susan Mitrano is a certified K-12 Art Teacher who has taught in Princeton, Bridgewater and Montgomery schools as well as community art centers in NJ and PA.  She has a BFA from Syracuse University in graphic design with a minor in photography.  After a 15-year career as a designer and art director, Ms. Mitrano earned her BA in Art Education at The College of NJ.  She is long time watercolorist, studying with Robert O’Brien, AWS in Vermont and others locally.  She studied ceramics with Ursula Kaplowitz and enjoys working in many kinds of clay.  She is also an avid printmaker and loves to share her knowledge of art history and art-making with the children she teaches.

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