The Laboratory


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Our short courses and workshops are open to everyone and will let you explore science and art while exercising both the left and right sides of your brain! Learn new art techniques and conduct exciting science experiments in a fun an relaxed environment. Look out for our Fall, Spring & Summer course catalogues! Class + workshop topics include:

  • Science Communication
  • Natural History of Austin
  • Ecology for Everyone
  • Botany of Austin
  • The Science of Color
  • The Science of Chocolate
  • The Ins and Outs of Screen-Printing
  • Mathematical Origami Ornaments
  • Hyperbolic Crochet
  • Herpetology 101: Salamanders
  • Climate Science
  • Pop-Up Book Engineering


Science Communication Workshops

We believe that all scientists – especially those whose work is supported by public funds – have a responsibility to communicate their work to the citizens who help fund it. As part of our mission, we offer professional development workshops to help scientists become more creative and effective communicators both for scientific and public audiences. We offer the following workshops at your institution or in the gallery, as well as offering a selection of these courses at the gallery during our semesterly course catalogues!

  • Science Communication Boot Camp (every first week of January!)
  • Effective Scientific Presentation Design (poster or powerpoint presentations)
  • Media Training for Scientists
  • Web Design for Scientists
  • Blogging for Scientists
  • Social Media for Scientists
  • Photography for Scientists
  • Using Smart Phones for Science
  • Public Speaking and Outreach for Scientists

CALL FOR 2015 – 2016 COURSES + WORKSHOP proposals

We are currently accepting proposals for workshops and courses on an exciting range of art and science topics. Workshops typically have one 2 – 4 hour meeting, highlighting a specific subject, technique, or skill area. Courses are longer term, exploring a broader subject over several weeks and meetings and are generally taught at the freshman undergraduate level. These courses can last anywhere from 4 – 6 weeks, with one 2-hour class meeting per week (suggested). Workshops and courses can either take place in the gallery or out in the field if a field trip or fieldwork lends itself to your course’s learning objectives.

Our workshops and courses are offered year-round on an academic semester schedule (Summer/Fall/Spring). Course proposals are considered on a rolling basis, but must meet the deadlines below to be included in our seasonal course catalogues.

Spring October 30th January 1st – April 30th
Summer March 6th May 1st – August 31st
Fall July 25th September 1st – December 31st

* Exact start/end dates flexible within this date range.

Click here to download the full call to instructors.

Click here to dowload the course proposal form.

Questions? Contact our awesome Laboratory Manager, Jaclyn Kachelmeyer, at laboratory [at] artsciencegallery [dot] com.

Custom Classes, Programs + One-On-One Consulting

Art.Science.Gallery. is pleased to work with your school, institution or organization to tailor science communication workshops and Art.Science.Labs., events or exhibits to fit your specific needs. Art.Science.Gallery. owner/director Dr. Hayley Gillespie has worked with scientists, teachers and students at all levels – from preschool science camps and elementary school science fairs to college-level science education and workshops for regional, national and international scientific organizations. She will personally work with you to design a custom program (or choose one of our existing programs) that can be hosted at your office, classroom or conference location. No group is too small – we are also available for lab meetings and student groups interested in improving their science communication skills! We’ll even set up one-on-one consulting sessions with you in person or online to help you improve your science communication skills or review your scientific presentation. Please direct inquiries for custom programming to hayley [at] artsciencegallery [dot] com.

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