If you missed my recent workshops – and you’re in Laramie, WY – you’re in luck!
I’ll be a guest artist at
the Biodiversity Center’s open house Thursday, September 3rd. Come by to learn/practice some basic observational sketching skills you can use anywhere. This is a great activity for “non-artists” and artsy folks alike – really. Trust me.
Moths to the left, butterflies on the right
Since moths outnumber butterflies 11-to-1 in North America, there’s lots to see, get excited about, and…sketch!
There’s something particularly fun about sketching moths that are visible/active in daylight – moths like the clearwing sphinx moth (also known as the hummingbird moth). And, even the “
millers” that flutter around houses so distractingly can make great subjects. Continue reading A quick sketch, because National Moth Week isn’t quite over
Lots of data indicate drawing skills are: a) good for scientists, b) good for science, and c) something anyone can learn.
A few months ago, I discovered
www.crastina.se, which describes itself as “A networking platform for the exchange of knowledge, skills, experience and opinion regarding both scientific peer-to-peer communication and science dissemination.”
I learned about Crastina when its founder Olle Bergman invited me to write an op-ed. He asked me to write about my deep conviction that drawing skills should be part of the modern scientist’s toolkit, not just a bygone ability for which we are faintly nostalgic.
Continue reading An op-ed: Why scientists (even non-artists) should draw