Scientific Drawing

Collection by Amy H

Amy H
Seashells / watercolor print/ teal/light by kellybermudez on Etsy, $20.00

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Seashells / watercolor print/ teal/light by kellybermudez on Etsy, $20.00

Watercolor cell collaborative project. Art and science combined

Watercolor cell collaborative project

The last few days in 8th grade art have been spent working on a watercolor animal/plant cell project. Watercolor techniques are covered in 7th grade so much of the beginning part of this project was just review. Some of the techniques we cover are wet-in-wet, rubbing alcohol and salt, graded wash, scraping, resisting and more. Showing high contrast in our work was also a major focus since our audience will be viewing these artworks digitally. Later on this week, students will be posting a…

Original Page of 1938 Scientific Drawings of Starfish

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I loved high school biology when we had to make stippled drawings of what we saw under the microscope and in nature. (I should have known then that I would go on to become an artist). These wonderful drawings represent the best of what I love in scientific drawings. They are very detailed and yet have so much character. They make these odd sea creatures look friendly and appealing. The old typefaces, the layout, everything about these pages attracted me. Each page is 5 1\/4" x 8 1\/2". The…

Playfully Learning: Wood Sculptures and Scientific Drawing

Wood Sculptures and Scientific Drawing

Here is a great resource for your classroom: We have often made wood sculptures in our art center, but the idea for drawing the sculptures when completed came from this wonderful book. Drawing real items is important for children to learn, as scientific drawing is an important piece of project work when young children engage in fieldwork. Learning to draw what you see is just as valuable as learning to draw creatively. Both are important activities, and opportunities to do both should be…

Kindergarten Insects with iPads

Scientific Drawings Reflect What We Understand-iPads!

Last week I had one of those ah ha moments in kindergarten during our writer’s workshop time. We have been exploring life cycles. My students have been creating books, podcasts and sci…