Workshop: De Light and the Everyday

Saturday, June 22nd, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Hosted by Rebecca Cummins

Want to discover more about light and basic optics? This workshop explores the magical properties of sundials, rainbows, and the camera obscura with water, wine glasses, chalk, lenses, and a suitcase.

Trace the movement of the sun, construct a simple camera obscura with domestic materials, view the microscopic world through a cardboard foldscope – and consider basic optical principles using a wine glass. All ages welcome!

Rebecca Cummins is inspired by science, its history, and instrumentation; she explores possibilities of light and natural phenomena in installations that include a machine for making rainbows, sun and moon pointers, periscope dinner table devices – and a variety of sculptural and photographic approaches to conceptualizing time. She has exhibited widely internationally and is active in public art and cross-disciplinary collaboration. She is a Professor in the School of Art at the University of Washington, Seattle.

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