Art and Science on the Go - Programs

Registrations are now open. Spaces are limited!

Cranbrook Art and Science on the Go presents a free, cross-disciplinary investigation of ways artists, scientists, and inventors innovate using digital tools and related thinking skills. Students will explore their own ability to develop new ideas through hands-on experiences with an Arduino development board, a tool used to create interactive art as well as in scientific investigations. This is all made possible by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.


During Sparking Innovation, students will:

  • Explore the use of physical computing in art and science
  • Collaborate to program an Arduino board using computational thinking skills
  • Apply an understanding of electrical energy to create circuits
  • Gain insign into the interactivity possible in digital art
  • Develop a prototype of an original work that responds to its environment

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 November 2014 through February 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.

Sparking Innovation Brochure
Sparking Innovation Objectives and Standards

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

Two new programs are developed every year. Check back for information on our next program in late winter.