NAM – Nature, Art and Mathematics – A Shared Exploration

Instructor:  Cyrene Slegona

  • Zoom Class
  • 4 Sessions, Tuesdays 9:30am to 11am, September 22, 29, Oct 6, 13
  • Class limited to 10
  • Materials Required
  • $15
  • Class has begun, registration closed

Together we will investigate some ways Nature and Mathematics meet and create Art. Using the Fibonacci number sequence, the Golden Rectangle and the Platonic Solids we’ll find examples in Nature and then use paper, pencil, protractor, compass and straight edge to create works of our own.

Each class will be divided into three segments – a presentation, work time and then sharing when we have discovered or found interesting. As this is a class via zoom, we can anticipate interesting outcomes and conversation.

Materials needed:
metric ruler
compass
protractor
drawing paper (8 x 11, or larger)
art supplies of your choice (colored pencils, crayon, paint)

Expectations:

Each week there will be suggested films to view via youtube and a related article. They are intended to be enjoyable as well as informative. The shared experience of reviewing these before each class will enrich our class conversation.

Participate, ask questions, enjoy the process!

Cyrene Slegona, MS Ed, formerly of Lincolnville and now Belfast, has taught K through 12 students and adults for more than 30 years. Integrating the arts with science and mathematics remains part of her teaching process. She continues to find new ways to combine the three disciplines as she hikes the woods and shores of Maine. She is a Maine Master Naturalist with an emphasis on the conservation of Monarch butterflies.