What’s It Like to Be an Artist? Cell Phone Photography and Science

by  Educate.Today

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Art and Science are two sides of the same coin. One is dependent upon the other in so many ways. In this class, you pick the science topic and we will explore it with cell phone photography. Physics of light is a natural connection to photography but what about photographing motion or matter, chemical reactions, the Fibonacci sequence or explore proportions in digital post processing of photos? What about photographing and creating a montage of contemporary social events? 

Sandy doesn’t just teach how to pair science and photography; she introduces ways of turning that passion into earnings. 

The program's conversation will be guided entirely by the topics you wish Sandy to address and the questions your students want Sandy to answer whether they prefer to focus on photography and science or. methods to promote your art and earn from it. The class will be adjusted to the level of the students whether elementary, middle or high school. Your topic preferences and advance questions are due to us no less than three days prior to your scheduled interaction.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $170.00
Point to Point Premium: $150.00
By Request: $170.00
By Request Premium: $150.00


40 to 50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Fine Arts

Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

Program requests must be made at least two weeks prior to your desired date. When enrolling, please let us know possible dates and times you'd like to schedule your interaction.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

In the event of severe weather or other emergency preventing a scheduled videoconference session from occurring, Educate.Today and partner will reschedule the conference in a timely manner so that the educational collaboration may continue.

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St Louis, MO
United States

Student and educator focused and standards-based, our interactive programs, videos and related curriculum resources authentically link students and the curriculum they study to individuals and organizations who are applying that curriculum in the real world. We offer on-demand interactive programs whose content and time frame are designed to best meet your students’ learning needs.

Helen Headrick

Program Details


Bio: Sandy will give a brief biography that takes students from learning to draw as a child to her career in physical therapy to her return to art upon her retirement. Sandy is a signature member of the Artists for Conservation with my art and photography.

Overview of program: This program will allow students to explore the artistic medium of photography with the tool right in their hands. By using photography to creatively explore a principle they are currently studying in other classes, students will reinforce the principle in the process of creatively exploring it.

Heart of the program: Once the specific principle from the sciences or social studies is identified, the class will be provided picture(s) to download and “process” on their cell phones in an app called Snapseed. Once the photographic principles are explored, the students will identify at least three ways to photograph it. Together we will create one image and the students can create one of their own after the program.

Conclusion: Reemphasizing important points of
1. How to use photography to creatively explore a topic
2. How to process a photograph to make a point
3. The principle from science/social studies being explored

Throughout all segments Sandy will talk about ways to turn their art into earnings.


Participants will be able to:
1. explain the principle of science they are trying to capture visually
2. brainstorm at least 3 different ways to visually express the principle
3. create an image that visually captures the principle
4. understand that there are opportunities to turn their art passion into a career

Standards Alignment

National Standards

The following National Standards for Visual Arts Education are referenced in this program:
NA-VA.9-12.3--Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas Students reflect on how artworks differ visually, spatially, temporally, and functionally, and describe how these are related to history and culture.
NA-VA.9-12.5--Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of the Work of Others
Students correlate responses to works of visual art with various techniques for communicating meanings, ideas, attitudes, views, and intentions.
NA-VA.9-12.6--Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
Students compare the materials, technologies, media, and processes of the visual arts with those of other arts disciplines as they are used in creation and types of analysis.

National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition
Career Preparatory Experiences National Standards

2.1 Youth participate in career awareness, exploration, and preparatory activities in school- and community-based settings.
2.1.1 Schools and community partners offer courses, programs, and activities that broaden and deepen youths’ knowledge of careers and allow for more informed post secondary education and career choices.

State Standards

Please reference the National Standards provided above.