Light Painting

What colors and patterns can you make using light? Join us in MAKESHOP to try our long-exposure camera setup to “paint” with light.

Color Mixing with RGB LEDs

In Disney and Pixar’s hit animated feature Inside Outeach memory is a glowing orb whose color matches one of the movie’s five emotions: yellow for Joy, blue for Sadness, red for Anger, green for Disgust and purple for Fear. We eventually learn that some memories are associated with a mix of emotions, and their orbs are a mix of colors.

Join us in MAKESHOP as we explore what happens when we mix different colors of light using LEDs. What emotions do different colors make us feel?


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Don’t miss our newest exhibit, Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out, developed by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios © Disney / Pixar  All rights reserved. Used under authorization.