New Media Gallery presents a 7 week distance summer camp that focuses on creating positive solutions for the future using art and science. We will combine art, botany and electronics to create a sustainable green work of art. Tackling big ideas with big solutions is a mainstay in the art community and we will look at artists using plants as a medium like Hito Steryl, Mel Chin and Gregory Herbert as inspiration for our own green artworks. Every week students will be provided a video that outlines a step in the project followed by an hour discussion with instructor, Chris Jung and a half hour check-in on everyone’s progress to help and provide inspiration. By the end of the summer camp students will know how to grow their own plants and use them to communicate their big ideas about the future and sustainability.
| Science: Why are plants important? How do plants grow? ||Technology: How do we grow plants inside a home? |
How can I use a motor to move water?
||Art: What is art activism? How can we make a sculpture or video with plants? How can we create meaning with plants?|
| Mathematics: How long does it take to grow a plant? |
How much food does a plant need?
8 – 13
Every Thursday, Jul 09 – Aug 20
7 sessions, 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Week 1: Plant a Tomato
Week 2: Moss Graffiti
Week 3: Time Lapse Photography
Week 4: Design your Plantar
Week 5: Automate plant care
Week 6: Feeding plants with light
Week 7: Presentations
Learn how to use objects, imagery and movement to communicate emotions and ideas
Learn different ways to create a sustainable environment through experimentation and problem solving
Personal & Social:
Share ideas with peers and ways art can be a tool for outreach
When you work with a living thing, is it a collaboration?
Summer Camp Kit: Purchase from New Media Gallery or collect on your own.
Cup of moss
Cardboard egg cup
Choose a time slot to pick up your Summer Camp Kit here: https://doodle.com/poll/xxvyyxbzyekar2gh