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Show & Tell - July 5, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
July is heating up and the river will be leveling off soon so its time to turn our attention to summer activities. This month we're continuing our Maker Summer, learning about the art and culture of "America: Now and Then", checking out the "Ascent" project from Dark Matter, playing with the KC Space Pirate's Archimedes Death Ray, and learning about chemistry of Dyes, Mordants, Pigments, and Oils for the DIY enthusiast. As always we invite you to bring out your own projects to share with others.
As we prepare for this event we're continuing our Maker Summer. We hope to encourage everyone to get busy building projects to Show, Tell, and Interact with the public.
America Now And Here
Archimedes Death Ray
Dark Matter "Ascent"
Natural Dyes, Mordants, Pigments & Oils for the DIY’er
Paint and ceramic pigments have also been around for a few thousand years. Many of the great art masters often ground natural pigment “earths” and mixed these with various oils (for oil paints) or with gum Arabic for water colors and other applications. Many pigments when ground with water and a little water glass can be made to form a slurry that when painted on unfired ceramics and fired to a sufficiently high enough temperature will produce vivid glaze colors. These same pigments can also be mixed into molten glass to produce dazzling glass colors.
The extraction of the fragrance essences of plants has also been practiced since the earliest times. Many different oils and incense resins are mentioned in the Bible and all other religious texts. The use of copal as a ceremonial incense was well known among the Aztecs and Incas. A demonstration of these incense resins will be shown by burning some of them during the demonstration. Many incense resins served other purposes such as for lacquers and colorants for lacquers. The essential oils not only were used as perfumes and flavorings but as vehicles and thinners for oil paints. Examples of several essential oils will be shown.
Come join us at the Make:KC Show & Tell
- Where: Metropolitan Community College, Business & Technology Campus - Fab Lab.
Events & Activities
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