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Hybrid Animal Scientific Illustrations * Graphite * 9th-12th grade

In the art class I am teaching at a local public high school, my students are looking at the intersection of science and art. They had to invent an animal hybrid and then label it as if it were a scientific illustration. Students looked at scientific illustrations by artists and scientists – both contemporary and […]

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Collaborative Hybrid Animals * Colored Pencil * 9th-12th Grade

My high school students are looking at the intersection of science and art in the form of scientific illustrations and hybrids.   Recently we played a collaborative Surrealist ‘Exquisite Corpse’ game where each student drew part of a body, folded over the image so the next student couldn’t see, and then the next student drew […]

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Social Issue Anti-Violence Posters * colored pencil, marker * 9th-12th Grade

My first project with Wallenberg High School went very well! ¬†They created posters addressing a social issue. The students entered a poster contest as well and so far we have 9 finalists! They had to come up with a good hook, main message and image for their posters and then do a mock-up. I started […]

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Bats, Owls & Caterpillars * Shadow Puppet Science * 3rd & 4th Grade

Art meets Science: After learning about bats, owls and caterpillars, these students acted out predator/prey scenarios and shared facts about these creatures in dynamic (and, as you can see, sometimes bloody) puppet shows. Students first studied the habits of their creatures and then storyboarded them into action, using Pixar storyboards and comic book sequences as […]

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Cyanotype Photography * Light & Shadow Science * All Ages

The science of light and shadow is fascinating, and wonderful to explore through historical forms of photography. Cyanotype, which is actually the oldest form of photography, utilizes iron salts and paper and results in a blue and white image. It was actually invented by an astronomer who wanted a way to ‘xerox’ his notes and […]

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