Color Chemistry Workshop

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CHEM 101| Color Chemistry Workshop
Instructors: D. Kneeland, K. Lewis, C.Gaston
Sunday July 24, 2014
9am-12 pm (Session 1: teacher or members only)
1-3pm (Session 2)

$55 per student

Teachers and ACS members receive a discount, $10 deposit needed.

Recommended for High School Teachers
Learn chemistry concepts such as how electrons in atoms & molecules create absorption and emission in the visible spectrum, how acid-base indicators work, and how reactions are used to create molecules through hands-on activities. Concepts are illustrated with examples from color chemistry, including the observation of color in light, pH indicators, pigments & dyes.


Diane Kneeland, PhD
Dr. Diane Kneeland has a lifelong interest in the connection between art and science, and has dabbled in many arts and crafts over the years, including ceramics, painting and fiber arts. She attained a PhD for her work in the photochemistry of cobalt complexes, and taught general chemistry part time while working as a career advisor for students in the Natural Sciences at UT Austin. Dr. Kneeland is a member of the American Chemical Society and has coordinated and participated in community outreach activities including the Boy Scout Chemistry Merit Badge, National Chemistry Week and Chemists Celebrate Earth Day.

Karen Lewis, PhD
Dr. Karen A. Lewis first became enamored of modern art and sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, while earning her PhD at UT-Southwestern. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Colorado Boulder, she is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Texas State University in San Marcos. Dr. Lewis is a member of the American Chemical Society and American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and has participated in community outreach activities including the UT-Southwestern STARS Program and the Boy Scout Chemistry Merit Badge.

Clair Gaston, MFA
A lifelong painter, art instructor, and native Texan, Clair Gaston has been painting and teaching for nearly 20 years in Central Texas. She holds a BFA and an MFA in Painting and Drawing. Her interests focus on natural subject matter, including Botanical Illustration. Gaston’s work has been featured and shown all around the state of Texas and the East Coast. She works in her studio in Round Rock, and teaches at The Art School and private classes and workshops.

Note: Please register for Session 1 through eventbrite at and Session 2 at Thank you.
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