Hands in Nature

If you look outside your window, what do you see? Buildings? Roads? Plants? How many of the things that you see were placed there by human hands? Human hands have huge effects on the Earth, but they are also a part of nature. Hands have been the subjects of thousands of famous pieces of artwork, going back as long as humans have been alive. Take a look at some of these famous works and read more about the history of Hands in Art.

Now it’s your turn! Look for similarities between your hands and some of the things found in nature, and create your own work of art. Try tracing your hand, making a handprint, or doing a sketch. Need some inspiration? Take a look at some examples of Hand Art below. Get creative! Can you make a tree? A bird? A fish? A whole world?

We’d love to see your creations! To share them with us, email your designs to Emma at e.carey@sscnh.org.


Delayed opening today.

Seacoast Science Center will open at 11am today due to inclement weather.