• Kids’ enrichment workshop combines math and art

    Posted: February 07, 2011

    Author: Meaghan Gordon

    LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics gives third through six graders the opportunity to explore the artistic side of mathematics by using geometric shapes to produce a work of art. The free academic enrichment program is set for Saturday, Feb. 12.  

    Abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky used geometrical elements in his painting. This weekend, students will discover “Kandinsky Did… Can You?” as they create their own paintings using shapes, angles, lines and curves.  

    The Science Saturdays outreach program, which takes place one Saturday each month, allows students in elementary, middle, and high schools in and around Sumter County to conduct hands-on scientific learning activities supervised by UWA faculty. These activities are free of charge and open to any children in the appropriate age groups. The series is supported, in part, by a grant from the Sumter County Nature Trust. 

    The Science Saturdays workshop will be held in Bibb Graves Hall from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Space is limited. To reserve a spot or for more information, please contact Rosie Campbell at 205-652-3414 or rmc@uwa.edu.   

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