H/The Colorful Science of Pigments and Oil Paint

The Colorful Science of Pigments and Oil Paint

Co-hosted with the Allentown Art Museum

May 22, 2022
1-3 p.m.

This program takes place at the Allentown Art Museum.

Students and adults will learn why pigments have colors and why artists have mixed them with oil for hundreds of years to create beautiful artworks with astounding physical properties. Analyze art from the museum’s collection, mix your own paint, and create a unique painting.

Students in grades 5-8 (accompanied by an adult) will conduct investigations into the science of oil paintings with educators from the Allentown Art Museum and the Da Vinci Science Center in this hands-on workshop. Explore and analyze Renaissance and Baroque era oil paintings, including Rembrandt Van Rijn’s Portrait of a Young Woman and Ignacio De Iriarte’s Portrait of Tobias

After a short tour, visit the Art Museum’s Crayola Classroom to learn about the special chemical and physical properties of oil paint; then create a work of art with paint you’ve made yourself by crushing pigments and mixing them with linseed oil.  All participants — youth and adults — will conduct science experiments and create an oil painting on canvas. 

Masks are required to attend this program.
Reservation is required. Limit 20 total participants.
This program is free.

This event is a part of Remake Learning Days Across America.
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P: 484.664.1002
D: 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103
H: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.
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