Complex Fluids: Pigments and Paints Workshop

Complex Fluids: Pigments and Paints Workshop
18:00-21:00, Monday 21st May 2018

On Monday 21st May later this month we are delighted to welcome Dr Anne Pawsey of the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership at the University of Edinburgh, to ASCUS Lab to explore with us the flow, transfer, drying and transformation of paints and pigments.

From the brush strokes of the impressionists to the swirls and drips of Jackson Pollock the physics of how paint flows when transferred to canvas is integral to the production of the final work. Dr Anne Pawsey of the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership has been studying paint as an example of a complex fluid and invites participants at this workshop to join her in this exploration. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to use the facilities of the lab to see how the microscopic details of paints influence their behaviour and how this can be altered. Example materials will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own artistic materials to discuss and explore.

What will be covered:

Exploration of different pigments
Slide Making using different paints & pigments
Microscopic Structures of paints & pigments

Workshop Details

18:00 – 21:00, Monday 21st May 2018
(please arrive 10/15mins before the start time as we will begin promptly at the advertised time)
ASCUS Lab, Summerhall
Workshop Level:
Beginners (no previous experience in art or science required)

*Concessions are for: full time students; unemployed persons, senior citizens, residents of Summerhall, and disabled persons. If you have booked as a concession you must provide proof of status on arrival.

If for reasons outside your control you have registered and are no longer able to make it then please make sure to cancel your registration so that someone else can take your space.


About Anne and her research

Dr Anne Pawsey works for the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership studying the application of soft matter physics to industrial problems. Anne completed her PhD on Colloids* at Liquid Crystal Interfaces in 2014 at the University of Edinburgh. Anne is interested in the physics of artists materials as examples of complex fluids and is excited to work with ASCUS to explore these materials in partnership with artists.
*a colloid is a mixture in which one substance of microscopically dispersed insoluble particles is suspended throughout another substance

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