The materials available to artists and the properties of those materials have greatly affected the type of artistic work that has been produced. In this course for non-science majors, we will explore the intersection of chemistry with the visual arts. The chemistry of ceramic materials, glasses, and metals will be considered, along with the chemistry of pigments and painting. Minimal prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed, and only basic math skills are required. Three lecture periods and one laboratory experience each week.
CHEM 108 Chemistry and Art