Creating Floral Sun Catchers

October 13, 2023
2:30 PM

Event Description

Nature's Radiance: Crafting Floral Sun Catchers with Dried Blooms

Join us for an exciting hands-on learning experience where students delve into the enchanting world of science, art, and nature. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to create stunning dried flower suncatchers out of glass while exploring the captivating science behind it. Let's dive into the details!

The Science Behind It:

Did you know that light is not just essential for vision, but also plays a fascinating role in the natural world? Through the creation of dried flower suncatchers, students will uncover the scientific concepts behind this artistic masterpiece. 

  • Light Transmission and Reflection: Discover how light travels through different mediums, such as glass, and learn about the principles of reflection and refraction that give rise to the shimmering beauty of suncatchers.
  • Pigments and Colors: Explore the science of color and pigments as we examine how sunlight interacts with dried flowers, creating vibrant shades and hues that are captured within the glass.
  • Preservation Techniques: Gain insights into the art of preserving flowers and understand the processes involved, allowing participants to transform delicate petals into timeless mementos.

Recommended Ages: Kindergarten and First (with assistance) to 8th

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Teachers / Speakers

Jessica Bertram
Community Instructional Partner
(989) 709-6671