Drawn to Natural History: A sketching workshop in Quebec City

I’ll be leading a workshop on the synergy between art and science in a couple of weeks! If you’re in Quebec City and want to join us, scroll down for all the details.

Looking for a workshop near you? Check the calendar for upcoming workshops, or contact me to schedule a workshop in your area!

Polyphemous moth (02.2014)_sigDrawn to History: Exploring the synergy between art and the natural sciences.

Turn back time to an era when art and the natural sciences were inseparable!

Frog in pants_v4_rs_wmJoin local artist Bethann G. Merkle for a rare event held in the Morrin Centre’s Victorian-era science lab.

Following an illustrated talk with special emphasis on local natural history and scientists, you will enjoy a series of facilitated sketching and observation activities.

Bethann will teach you how to record your observations of nature specimens using a combination of sketches and notes. Continue reading “Drawn to Natural History: A sketching workshop in Quebec City”

Illustrating Ecology…conferences, that is

*Images are from the ‘drawing for scientists’ section I led in a scicomm workshop at ESA’s 2014 annual meeting.

Researchers have demonstrated that drawing (even without training) can help clarify what you know, assist instructors in assessing student knowledge, and enhance public communication efforts. And, there is evidence that collaboration between scientists and artists may result in better science.

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