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Neuroscience and Art: A Creative Connection

Studio Arts Workshop

Inside Science program

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00LZ
Tickets
$45 Member
$55 Non-Member
Art by instructor Chester Kasnowski

Recent findings in neuroscience reveal how our visual system informs and interprets the visible world for us. As an example of science informing art, students in this painting class hear about neuroscientific concepts such as “peak shift” (how the brain responds to exaggerated stimuli) and “laws of grouping” (how the brain organizes visual elements into groups). By merging new findings on visual perception with familiar elements of art such as value, shape, and color, the students’ landscape and still-life paintings take on new and fresh creative edges.

Students benefit from individual instruction and group critiques. Some painting experience preferred. A supply list may be downloaded from this page no later than 2 weeks prior to the first session.

Instructor: Chester Kasnowski

One 3-hour session

Inside Science

Location
S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3038/39
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)