Opening reception: April 25, 2019, 5-8pm
For this exhibition, STEM+Art+Design: Northwest Designer Craftsmen Create, Art + Design are added to STEM to demonstrate how artists design and create works of art integrating STEM principles.
For example, imagine a ceramic artist creating work on an electric wheel using precision measuring instruments to ensure the piece is perfectly proportioned; then firing in a highly technical computer driven kiln at temperatures specific to the clay body and glazes used to create the effects designed by the artist. All of these, and many more, technical aspects of the ceramic artist's work are richly entrenched in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Each NWDC member uses various integrations of STEM to create their work. Whether weaving, dyeing, metalsmithing, melting glass or creating mixed media works of art-all are highly invested in STEM principals.
STEM+Art+Design also supports the current emphasis in Washington state curriculum on STEM: the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through project-based educational experiences.