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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

  • Minimum/recommended # of visits + time per visit (est. cost per classroom):
  • Prep hours (est. cost per classroom/hours of instruction): 1 hour per classroom
  • Materials (est. cost per student/project): $2.00 per student.
  • Travel (from Corvallis)