STEAM Team: Painting Music
Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:24am
Every Friday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosts a STEAM Team program for children ages 6-12 at 4 p.m. STEAM is a framework for learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.
In recent years, art has been added to STEM education because of its importance in developing critical thinking and imagination. As Albert Einstein once said, "The greatest scientists are artists as well." Our Painting Music STEAM program will explore the combination of visual and auditory art forms.
- What do you see when you listen to music?
- Do certain songs make you see particular colors?
- Do you see different colors when you hear different instruments?
Come join us on Friday, March 7 at 4 p.m. in the Children's Room (Room 200). We will experiment by listening to both recorded and live music and painting pictures based on the the story or image we hear. Come play color games, learn about musical synesthesia, and have fun with science and art forms!
No registration is required. Please call us at 202-727-1248 if you have any questions!
Want to explore art, color, and music before your visit? Check out these books and CDs, all available at the MLK Library:
- Squeaking of Art: The Mice Go to the Museum by Monica Wellington
- A Book About Color by Mark Gonyea
- The Jumbo Book of Art by Irene Luxbacher
- Visual Music: Synaesthesia in Art and Music since 1900 by Kerry Brougher
- Jack Lemmon Tells the Story of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf produced by Ralph Junghiem
- Fantasia 2000 by Chicago Symphony Orchestra