A Drawing Room
Pacific Science Center is known as a place that sparks curiosity – where guests can discover new and interesting things. It’s filled with interactive activities designed to engage the public in lively participation and look at things from a different perspective. But did you know it’s also a place guests can go to explore the slower side of life, to learn and create through the process of observation? Welcome to the Artist Living Studio drawing workspace in Building 4!
For some time now, the Science Center has tried to provide an outlet for those who seek a quiet space to sketch and contemplate science on a more personal level. With the Artist in Residence program, there is that place – a unique, open-ended opportunity for artists to develop, expand and apply their skills to explore connections between art and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The program gives artists a platform to share current projects and discuss the creative process behind their work.
Guests of all ages can observe and interact with the scheduled Artists in Residence, or sit and work on a project of their own. The space is available for everyone to enjoy whether it’s for a few minutes or a few hours to simply sketch and observe artifacts up close. We have paper and color pencils along with objects – shells, bones, leaves, butterfly wings, etc. – waiting for guests to draw. However, guests are welcome and encouraged to bring additional items and materials of their own. The objective is to provide an opportunity to synthesize science with art in a collaborative way.
Stop by the Artist Living Studio on your next visit to the Science Center and pick up a pencil, be curious, zoom in, and get creative!