By Aimee Lusty
Check out these upcoming classes for adults in New York combining art with science. The classes range from programming generative art-making robots to creating sculptures from found marine trash. Click on the class titles for more information.
8/17 Drink and Drawbots
7:30pm, $20 suggested donation, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Learn to program and build a custom Drawbot to create hands-free drawings and paintings. Unlimited drinks with donation. Led by programmer and musician, Eric Wood.
8/18 Jewelry from the Underground
6pm, $57/$63, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn, NY
Learn the horticultural history of the common potato - Solanum tuberosum and create a unique piece of jewelry to take home.
8/20 Drawn to Trees
10am, $12, hosted by Brooklyn Brainery, Brooklyn, NY
Join artist and naturalist Lisa Nett in McCarren Park to identify, observe, and draw trees common to New York City parks and streets.
8/20 Marine Debris
10am, $25, Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, Amagansett, NY
In conjunction with scientists and educators from the Cornell Cooperative Extension, learn the importance of marine debris removal and create a collaborative sculpture from found objects.
8/31 Drawing Session
6pm, $20, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Coinciding with the current exhibition “Taxidermy: Art, Science + Immortality,” the museum will host an evening of sociable sketching of the displays with a complimentary glass of wine. Led by artist and naturalist Wilder Duncan.
9/11 The Art + Science of Holography
3pm, $10, Center for Holographic Arts, Queens, NY
An afternoon with the museum’s director, sharing knowledge of the history of holography and demonstrations of how holograms are made.