ART & SCIENCE ARTFUL AFTERNOONS
EVERY SATURDAY IN MARCH, 2011
1 – 4 PM
Join us for this month-long, free family celebration!
Families are invited to enjoy a month of art and science at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Learn about air, fire, water, and earth through a series of free family art-making festivals on Saturday afternoons during the month of March.
At each event the UMFA will collaborate with two partners from the community
or University of Utah.
AIR • March 5
- Hansen Planetarium
- Ralph Patterson, meteorologist
Emma Eccles Jones Classroom
G.W. Anderson Family Great Hall
Air pressure demonstration
Van De Graf generator
Planet spheres make-and-take
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Jr. Auditorium
How to forecast the weather with a portable weather station
Demonstrations at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30.
Things in the Air, Things in the Sky Treasure Hunt
FIRE • March 12
- The Leonardo
- Salt Lake City Fire Department
Activity: Charcoal Drawings
Explore fire as an art medium by creating charcoal drawings and using sunlight to create photograms.
WATER • March 19
- Westminster College's Great Salt Lake Institute
- The University of Utah Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Activity: The UMFA will make a splash teaming up with Westminster College's Great Salt Lake Institute and University of Utah Civil and Engineering Department to explore water through art and science. Families will make artistic waterwheels, make wearable water molecule models, paint watercolor cloudscapes, and investigate water through an aquatic treasure hunt.
EARTH • March 26
- Utah Museum of Natural History
- Utah Geological Survey
Activity: Clay Sculptures
Discover earth by creating clay sculptures to take home.