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 Logo reading "ARTSci Teen Studio".
Explore connections between art and science.

 
Join us for one Teen Studio or sign up for all of them!
  
 

February 23, 2-4 pm: Replicas 

Find out how and why replicas are made. From fossils to historical objects, learn about the role replicas play in museums and discuss real vs. fake. Cast your own wax and plaster replicas.

To register for this Teen Studio, click here.

 

March 23, 2-4 pm: Cyanotypes 

Discover how early photographic images for scientific study were created. Make your own UV light-activated pictures using a variety of materials.

To register for this Teen Studio, click here.

 

April 20, 2-4 pm: Through the Lens

Explore the hidden structure of things. See how macro and micro views of the world differ. View artwork by Jennifer Moss and make your own micro inspired art.

Image of a White statue of the left and a painted replica on the right.
Photo by Zdeněk Kratochvíl, Wikimedia Commons

Blue and white image of an algae.
Cyanotype by Anna Atkins, New York Public Library

Image of a microscope and butterfly.
Photo by Monique Sacomori, Wikimedia Commons


About Teen Studio 
 
Saturday programs designed just for teens!  

Each month, explore a new theme, see and touch museum objects, and make something to take home.

Select Saturdays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 
 
For ages 13-18.
Included with museum admission (free for members).

Advanced registration required. Space is limited.

Note: Teen Studio will be cancelled if there are fewer than 3 registrants.   




These programs are designed just for teens. 
Parents/guardians must sign a registration form allowing participation. Teens will be with an educator in the Creativity Lab and/or galleries. Adults may drop off teens or visit other parts of the museum during program time.



Past Teen Studios

 
Faux Taxidermy (December 2018): Make animal specimens using art materials. Explore animal adaptations.
Paleoart (November 2018): Model and draw the prehistoric past. Learn how artists create views of ancient life.
Northern Forest (October 2018): See paintings of the forest floor. Collect natural objects. Create your own art!
Stories (April 2018): Explore how stories are told through pictures. Put together a visual story.
Butterflies (March 2018): Mount butterfly specimens and put together a faux butterfly collection!
Whales (February 2018): Get inspired by Rockwell Kent, illustrator of Moby Dick. Create your own whale art!
Fashion (December 2017): Design your own stencils to make one-of-a-kind fashion statements.
Dinos & Fossils (November 2017): Create your own fossil molds and casts.
Skulls (October 2017): Learn to identify animal skulls and practice scientific illustration techniques.
Bears (September 2017): Join us for a bear themed printmaking studio, and explore the Polar Passion exhibit.
Film & Photography (March 2017): Try light painting and explore the world of film and photography.
Moose (February 2017): Learn how people use moose products, and bead your own design.
Trees (December 2016): Discover the beauty and biology of wood. Make your own wooden coasters.
Alaska Art (November 2016): Discuss art in the galleries, and create your own printmaking art.
Bones (October 2016): Explore how researchers study bones. Make casts of dinosaur bones.
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