Graduate and Undergraduate Courses

Visual Science Workshop - School of Visual Arts (HSD-3507)

September 5, 2013 - December 18, 2013


This course will explore the science of the tools that visual artists use. While bringing to light the methods scientists employ to see their theories come to life, we will study such topics as the photoelectric effect, microscopy, chemistry of color, biology of vision and the growing dependence of visual techniques on computer science. Activities will include performing experiments in class and with the staff at the American Museum of Natural History.

Note: Priority registration will be given to students in the Honors Program. All other students may register with permission of the instructor.

Course meets at SVA and at AMNH on Thursdays (3:30-5:30pm).


Dr. Tom Gorrell (School of Visual Arts)
Jamie Wallace (AMNH)


Fall 2013 SESSION
Course Dates: September 5-December 18, 2013 with 5 sessions at AMNH (all Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7). 
Classes at SVA: Thursdays beginning September 5, 2013
Classes held at the Museum:
When - 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where - TBD
Dates - October 10, 17, 24, and 31 2013; and November 7, 2013