College of Education professor participating in museum’s ‘Studio Saturdays’
In these drop-in sessions, which are free and open to the public, Schnittka—who in addition to her academic training as a scientist and engineer is an artist working in watercolors and other media—has offered demonstrations and hands-on projects to explore science and engineering in traditional crafts. Her students in Science Education also have been part of the crafting sessions, gaining real-world experience as informal science educators.
Supported in part by a City of Auburn K12 Arts Education Grant, Studio Saturdays are an interactive way for the museum to share its immersive exhibition titled “Crafting America,” an exhibit organized by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, that features works in ceramics, fiber, wood, metal, glass and other unexpected materials. It presents a diverse story of American craft from the 1940s to the present and is on view through Sunday, Sept. 12. Admission is free.
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Submitted by: George Littleton