April/May 2015 Newsletter: SciArt Inspiration

It’s spring for real in my part of the world. So this month’s newsletter focuses on just that.

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This Month’s Table of Contents:

  • Sketching tip: Starting simply (core tools/materials)
  • Artful Science: A fascinating SciArt collaboration involving university faculty in an unscripted two-week collaboration experiment
  • Artful Classrooms: A nature sketching curriculum replete with drawing tips, suggestions for how to critique student sketches, and more
  • Sketchbook Snapshot: Mountain West springtime means flowers and thunderstorms
  • News & Events: I have several workshops coming up, there’s a new outlet for my syndicated illustrated column, and I recently published a photo essay about eating meat.
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Inspiration & a challenge in this month’s newsletter

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February/March 2015 newsletter: Cold weather sketching adventures

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Table of Contents

  • Sketching tip: Planning for outdoor sketching
  • Artful Science: Value of drawing for science (according to American Natural History Museum)
  • Artful Classrooms: Research shows drawing is a valuable aspect of teaching and learning.
  • Sketchbook Snapshot: Sketching in the Northwest Territories
  • News & Events
    • June workshop in Glacier National Park
    • Illustrations published on buzzhootroar.com
    • What I learned drawing fish and plants

January 2015 newsletter: Seeing the world anew

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focuses on seeing the world anew.

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This Month’s Table of Contents:

  • Sketching tip: Museum visit-one piece at a time
  • Artful Science: Enhance your observation skills by drawing
  • Artful Classrooms: Mapping as a way of making meaning
  • Sketchbook Snapshot: Arizona’s Sonoran Desert
  • CommNatural Calendar

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December 2014 Newsletter + Artful Giving made easy with 1st-ever release of CommNatural artwork!

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December 2014 Newsletter is live!

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Table of contents:

  • Sketching tip: Discovery through Repetition
  • Artful Science: Field Notes book review
  • Artful Classrooms: Drawing as Assessment
  • Sketchbook Snapshot: Sketching in France & Cyprus
  • Upcoming Events: Workshops, classes & more

Artful Giving: my illustrations available for purchase for the first time!

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