Observation and Discovery in Nature Workshop

Event Information


July 26th - 27th, 2019




Cindy Boettcher





UWM-Waukesha professors Barbara Reinhart retired from the Art Department and Suzanne Joneson in the Biology Department currently teaching Botany and Microbiology courses combine their talents to lead participants in this new course – Observation and Discovery in Nature. This course will introduce students to the shared interface of observation in science and art using the natural setting of the UWM Field Station. Unlike a biological illustration course that focuses on the product of translating views into realistic images, this course instead emphasizes how careful observation, visual recording via drawing, and scientific understanding can illuminate each other. With a basic introduction to drawing and science, these observations will be recorded in a field notebook. Class time will be divided between expeditions exploring the natural habitats of the field station, and sessions of focused observations, drawing, and descriptions. Students will leave this course with basic skill sets in drawing and observation of the natural world. Students need no prior experience in drawing and all levels of expertise are encouraged to enroll.For more details and to register, visit the website: http://uwm.edu/field-station/workshops/

Event Location

UWM Field Station
3095 Blue Goose Road
Saukville, WI 53080