Making Math Fun Using Art
Kids, come join local Artist Karen O. Brown and use your creativity to make art while exploring math and design ideas. [Check out these fun books on math and design.]
Using brightly colored card-stock paper, make cool creations that explore math concepts such as patterns, symmetry, shapes, fractions, and even geometry. The individual squares you create will be put together to form a public art “quilt” that will display in our library.
Kids, ages 6-13, join us on Tuesday, May 13 at 4 p.m. Space is limited, so please drop by the Children’s Desk, call 202-727-1449, or email Shelley Borysiewicz to register.
Math Quilts is part of DCPL’s Wild Things programming with its partner, Class Acts Arts. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The programs offered at Tenley-Freindship Library also feature underwater creatures with Andrew Wilson on Tuesday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m. and insects with Kay Taub (for school groups) on Tuesday, June 10.
- Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems by J. Patrick Lewis
- Go Figure! A Totally Cool Book About Numbers by Johnny Ball
- Making Shapes by Gary Gibson
- The Grapes of Math: Mind-stretching Math Riddles by Greg Tang
- Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone by Cindy Neuschwander
- Start to Quilt by Miriam Edwards
- What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras? A Math Adventure by Julie Ellis