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Program Description
Students will create detailed drawings from observation of scientific specimen which includes animal skulls, insect specimen, plant materials, and other natural materials. Students will work in pencil, pen, and ink and in longer sessions may work in watercolor, acrylic media, or charcoal. Program encourages observational skills, critical thinking, literacy, spacial awareness, and informs on natural sciences; it is adaptable to any skill level or curriculum.

Final Product
Students will individually complete a minimum of one observation drawing from study of natural specimen.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn and improve drawings skills.
  • Students will gain knowledge about specific plants, animals, and natural systems.
  • Students will improve observational and deductive skills.
  • Students will gain confidence in planning and executing artwork.

Suggested Grades

  • Appropriate for all grade levels.

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 1 hour per classroom
  • Materials: $2.00 per student.
  • Travel from Corvallis
Optional WREN Program Expansion
Book this program between January and March of 2020 to boost science learning through our WREN collaboration! This program expansion includes an additional day of programming, brings a natural sciences educator from WREN to your students, and connects the nature arts to the local environment.
Cost: $135 per classroom