Jan 1, 2021
“Drawn to natural history: Enhancing field courses with drawing and field journal instruction” with Bethann Garramon Merkle.
Field drawing has long been used as a method of documentation and observation in the natural sciences. However, more technologically advanced documentation tools, perceived dichotomies between artistic and scientific capabilities, and low artistic confidence in both students and instructors have resulted in declining interest and usage of field drawing as a skill. Can the value of field drawing be revived? How can these mental barriers be challenged and overcome? Bethann’s been working hard to find out.
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CEU Quiz: https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/education/classroom/classes/921
Bethann’s website: https://commnatural.com/tag/sketching-tip/
Ecologically True Story: https://ecologicallytruestory.org/
Natural Sciences Education journal: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/21688281
John Muir Laws drawing resources: https://johnmuirlaws.com/
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