Art and Science on the Go - Programs

Registrations are now open. Due to an enthusiastic response, we can not guarantee availability at this time. New registrations will be added to a wait list. 

Natural Fantastic

Cranbrook Art and Science on the Go presents a free, cross-disciplinary investigation on the role of observation and empathy in the arts and sciences. Students will investigate the evolution of solutions in nature that can be adapted for the benefit of society, including the creation of prosthetics using 3D printing. This program is made possible through a grant from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. 

During Natural Fantastic, students will:

  • Determine the roles observation and empathy can play in the design process
  • Compare natural and artificial changes over time: evolution vs. rapid prototyping
  • Explore adaptations that led to human dexterity
  • Find applications of 3D printing in art, science, and engineering
  • Use engineering and design thinking in 3D modeling of prosthetics

Prosthetic Hand

This one-hour outreach program is designed for students in grades 6-8 and is closely aligned with Michigan GLCEs and Technology Standards, National Core Art Standards, Common Core Math State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The program will only be offered April to May 2015 and spaces are limited. Programs are presented to groups no larger than 34 students at a time and can be repeated multiples times in a day.

Natural Fantastic Brochure
Natural Fantastic Objectives and Standards

To register, please submit a registration formFor further information, please call 248-645-3133 or email