"Too much importance cannot be given to drawing, as it is not only an excellent device for securing close observation, but it is also a rapid method of making valuable notes." Inspired by Louis Agassiz, the Harvard Committee of Ten insisted that drawing be an essential part of science education at their institution. While this…Read more Sketchbook Snapshot: illustrating tortoises and hares
Workshop: Drawn to Wildlife
Drawn to Wildlife: Sketching for Scientists Cody, Wyoming 11/17/2016 ● 12:30-4:00 pm ● Lab, Draper Natural History Museum● limited to 25 participants This hands-on workshop for wildlife biologists will take place during The Wildlife Society's Wyoming chapter annual meeting. Participants will be be introduced to a suite of foundational sketching techniques, and will include discussion of materials and strategies…Read more Workshop: Drawn to Wildlife
Artful Science: Creativity Research
There's a lot of research into creativity and critical thinking. What's particularly relevant are studies looking at how arts integration can influence, and often enhance, both creativity and critical thinking beyond the arts. Below, I've quoted four articles that speak to this point, but there are many others. Get in touch for more! 1. We can…Read more Artful Science: Creativity Research
You’re Invited: Sci-Art Symposium!
I'm super excited to invite you to register for a Sci-Art Symposium I've been co-planning for the past year. The big idea is to bring together a wide-ranging set of ideas, examples, and thinkers/do-ers to build a powerful foundation for on-going SciArt synergy on the University of Wyoming campus, in Wyoming communities, and beyond. We're organizing…Read more You’re Invited: Sci-Art Symposium!
What do science writing and sketching have to do with each other? Wyoming EPSCoR asked me…
I was recently interviewed for the Wyoming EPSCoR program's blog. In addition to a number of questions specific to the nature of sketching workshops I teach, Jess White from EPSCoR asked a thought-provoking question about how drawing contributes to my writing. It was a question I'd never consciously considered before, and I was delighted to be…Read more What do science writing and sketching have to do with each other? Wyoming EPSCoR asked me…
Mini-workshop: Using Analog Technology (Art!) to Teach Science
I'll be teaching a mini-workshop/crash course/ intro session on Wednesday at the University of Wyoming. We don't have enough time to get too deep into skill-building (only 1.5 hours), so this session aims to get you excited about the idea of building skills (or resurrecting latent skills). Teaching with Technology Series: Drawn to Science-Using Analog…Read more Mini-workshop: Using Analog Technology (Art!) to Teach Science
Video of my SciArt talk about Drawing, Creativity, and Science
Two weeks ago, I gave a seminar to the University of Wyoming Zoology & Physiology Department. Entitled Drawn to Science: Exploring the Historical and Contemporary Synergies between Drawing, Creativity, and Science, my talk roved through history, technologies that have influenced art and science, and looked at research and examples of how art and science can do much…Read more Video of my SciArt talk about Drawing, Creativity, and Science