Exploring Art and Science with Art2Go

Is it science or art? Fifth-graders explore kinetic connections

022718_kineticMarch 7, 2018 — Port Jefferson’s Edna Louise Spear Elementary School fifth-graders learned about the interconnection of science and art in a recent kinetic art project with the Zuccaire Gallery.

The fifth-grade Art Club students were inspired by a visit to the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts where they saw artist Charley Friedman’s kinetic sculpture called Science Project.

Charley Friedman, Science Project
Charley Friedman, Science Project

After answering questions to figure out what materials to use for their sculpture, how to balance it and how it would transform when it moved, each of the students used their imaginations and some skills for their constructions.

Joined by Karen Levitov, director and curator for the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, and Stony Brook University art students, the fifth-graders wrote art words and science words and learned their relationship as they each created a piece of artwork that depended on movement for its effect.

Screen Shot 2018-03-10 at 3.20.45 PMIMG_7126This activity was part of the Zuccaire Gallery’s Art2Go program. To learn more about Art2Go and other Outreach and Education programs, click here.

 

For the full article on the Port Jefferson Schools website, click here.