Art Kitchen/Science Studio

Edible Flowers

In Art Kitchen/Science Studio, Teaching Artists use works of art from the Museum's collection as a starting point to explore the shared materials, methods, and myths associated with art, food, and science. Hands-on demonstration, experimentation, taste testing, and art making provide the perfect recipe for learning.

The symbolism of flowers appears in artwork throughout cultures and time. This Art Kitchen/Science Studio takes a closer look at the language of flowers in the current SBMA exhibition Paths of Gold: Japanese Landscape and Narrative Paintings from the Collection. Chef Karen Smith-Warner from Savoir Faire Catering creates delicacies made with edible flowers to sample while participants learn about the scientific aspects of these flowers, which have been used for both medicinal and beauty benefits for centuries. Using mixed media collage, make a contemporary "scroll" of the flowers that hold the most meaning for you.

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