Drawing: Art Meets Science

Use nature to inspire observational drawing & learn design techniques!

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1 Choose My Schedule

2 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 7 - 15

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.

3 More About my Activity

Do you love using art to share what you know about science? Do you like drawing parts of bugs and plants and labeling them? You’ll find treasures in nature and our Guide Amber will help you present your knowledge in interesting ways using observational drawing, design approaches, diagrams and more.

4 What Materials Do I Need?

An item you found in nature and harvested ethically (bug or plant), 5-10 facts about your nature item, a magnifying glass, paper, drawing supplies, ruler, painting supplies (optional). camera (optional), tweezers

5 I learn useful skills too?

  • Communicating
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical & reflective thinking
  • Social awareness & responsibility

6 My Guide!

I’m of German Canadian, Anishanaabe and Metis descent. I’m a practicing artist with over 20 years of exhibiting and selling paintings and drawings, painting murals and teaching art!

I’m a beginner surfer—I’m not very good at it, but every wave I drop is worth the hundreds of wipe outs.