Project Description

Students will create detailed scientific illustrations from a variety of insect, plant, and animal bone specimens, brought directly into the classroom.

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

Why I teach art:

“As a child, art was vital to my learning and understanding, especially as a student with a learning disorder. As a teaching artist I have the joy and privilege to continue to share the power of art to build connection, improve understanding, and grow confidence. Art really can change learning outcomes and lives.”

Jess Graff

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