Through the exploration of art practices and the basic principles of chemistry, students will evaluate current and past practices in art and explore how art and science interface. Many topics will be presented, from sculpture and dyes to photography, textiles, stained glass and paper making. Students will appreciate how science plays a role in creating art and how art may inspire scientific discovery—all in the shadow of Buckingham Palace!
Field trips to museums, galleries, sculpture gardens, public parks, churches, and other venues to view art in London are integral to the course. Lectures explaining chemical concepts and the properties of materials, as well as hands-on art projects have also been integrated.
The course also focuses on experiencing the cultural aspects of British life and history. Students will be required to keep a journal of their daily experiences, discuss their observations in a group setting in London, and take pictures of culturally significant events. There will also be plenty of free time during the evenings and on weekends to explore the city and surrounding areas, to experience the wonderful cuisine, and to complete an art project focusing on London.
Course: AFA 203 / CHE 103: Exploring London Through the World of Art and Chemistry
Liberal Learning: AFA 203: Literary, Visual, & Performing Arts; Global. CHE 103: Natural Science With Lab; Global
Dates: May 25 - June 16, 2019
Program Directors: Dr. Lynn Bradley & Elizabeth Mackie
Eligibility: No prerequisites and no language requirements. Open to all students in good academic standing (including current first-year students).
Program Fee: $5,536.88
Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org
For course specific questions, please contact Dr. Lynn Bradley at email@example.com
or Professor Elizabeth Mackie at firstname.lastname@example.org
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should a student not be able to participate in the program.