Drawing Science Studio Lab
Last Offered Winter 2024

This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

Drawing Science Studio Lab explores the expansive intersection of art and science. Students will learn how to draw from direct observation of fossils, bones, plants, and taxidermy. This course is flexibly designed for every experience level. At least 75% of our class time is spent observing and drawing. Sketchbooks act as research sites. Graphite, colored pencils, and watercolors are our primary mediums. Most drawing will be done in-class with some additional at-home drawing assignments. The remaining class time is spent on research-driven field trips to WCMA, The Clark, and investigative walking assignments. We will have one visiting guest artist to add in our understanding of observation and depiction of the natural world. This course will explore: – how can observation, drawing, and related art games make us better visual thinkers and learners? – how do we see our environments? – how to color and pattern shape our perspectives (and then how do we draw that)? – how and where do scientific processes overlap with creative processes? – how does observation assist in field and lab work? – where does data-driven research benefit from play and imagination?
The Class: Format: studio
Limit: 12
Expected: NA
Class#: 1174
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Performance(s); Creative project(s); Other: Willingness to fail, willingness to take risks, dedication to sketchbooks
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: Preference will be given to students who are curious about STEAM related fields and research and/or students of any level who wish to develop their drawing habits.
Unit Notes: Lauren Levato Coyne is an interdisciplinary artist exploring art, science, and storytelling. In addition to an extensive exhibition history, The Audubon Society commissioned Levato Coyne to create new work for their 125th Anniversary issue (2024).
Materials/Lab Fee: $47
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
SLFX Winter Study Self-Expression
STUX Winter Study Student Exploration
WELL Winter Study Wellness

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