Art & Science Combined!

The Art of Science

Have you ever thought about how art and science might be connected to one another? 

No? 

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It may seem like a strange connection to make, but you’re about to find out just how perfectly these two creative fields fit together!

There are two videos to choose from to learn about how to use scientific techniques in the creation of incredible art. .

The first one is better for younger kids, the second one will appeal to older kids. Feel free to watch one, or both!

You may see a number of other videos that are a deeper dive into things you might be interested in. Feel free to watch as many of those as you like. Then choose some activities and/or a project. 

High school students or any student who wants to dig deeper, continue your study with one of the advanced learning projects in the Projects section.

Take A Deeper Dive!

FLASH WARNING.

It’s time to swap a paintbrush for a data field! Watch a machine learning algorithm create a work of art.

Fabian Oefner creates beautiful visual designs that combine his love for both art and science. Most of his work focuses on naturally occurring patterns and colors, such as the rainbow iridescence seen in soap bubbles. Enjoy his take on the world!

Manchester artist, Sally Gilford, and Dr Christoph Ballestrem showcase the connection between the fields of art and science. Join them and draw connections of your own!

Activities

Try Diffusion Art!

“Easy art and science project that teaches kids the concepts of diffusion, solubility and color mixing. Instructions here

Source: Babble Dabble Do.

Remember to include photos of your diffusion art in your portfolio

Salt Art with Magic Bubbles

Create a wildly bubbly art project that relies on a chemical reaction to force interactions between colors!

Remember to include a photo of your salt art in your portfolio.

Ink and Water Interaction

Create unique works of art by dripping ink (or liquid watercolors) on wet paper. How does the ink react to the paper when dry? What about when the paper is wet? What do you notice about the patterns the ink creates?

Remember to take pictures of your art for your portfolio.

Books