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Friday, July 5, 2013

Creating Art, On An Etch A Sketch

The Etch A Sketch, a popular children’s toy since the 1960s, isn’t just for botched circles and horizontal lines. There are actual Etch A Sketch artists out there.

Most are hobbyists, including Andrea Tilden, who teaches neurobiology at Colby College. She spends her time outside of work on her easel with a special magnifying glasses, creating Etch A Sketch nudes.

Tilden tells us about where her hobby came from and how she manages to make such original pieces on what seems like an unwieldy toy.

Guest:

  • Andrea Tilden, Etch-A-Sketch artist and professor of neurobiology at Colby College.

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  • Nichole

    wow, wish I had that much talent/time on my hands!

  • It

    Wow! Prof. Tilden that is amazing. Thanks for sharing your art with all of us! ~Dan Abby Colby College

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