Despite research demonstrating how effective drawing can be for learning and for assessment, a lot of people avoid incorporating this powerful visualization tool because they themselves don’t draw.

That is why I work with collaborators at the University of Wyoming and beyond to enable others to incorporate sketching into:

  • data collection
  • publications
  • public engagement efforts
  • science learning process for students
  • assessment of how science students are synthesizing what they’re being taught

My approach is to provide a basic foundation in sketching skills, and then focus on how non-artists can effectively utilize sketching or facilitate sketching for their students.


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“What I really appreciate is what you bring to workshops, Bethann — a structured, interactive, androgogical approach to everything you do. It is in our ability to find other workshop facilitators like you that will enable us to stand out: if only it were that simple.” M. Thibeau, executive director; community development & entrepreneurship organization (Canada)