Art of Botany-1st Semester Student Manual

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(For students ages 12+) The perfect marriage of art and science. The Art of Botany examines the inner workings of plants and their surroundings while exploring the beauty of botanical illustration. In this class, students will learn the typical information covered in a high school level Botany class. They also will be introduced to botanical drawing and nature sketching, however; the scope of this class is so much more.  The hope is students will come to a greater understanding of their connectedness to the natural world in which they live. In so doing, the goal is for them to have the desire to be cooperative, contributing, mutualistic members of their environment and community. In science, a mutualistic relationship is one in which both parties benefit. Through this class, it is hoped students will come to see the value of their individual gifts and talents and how they can benefit them, their community, and the earth.

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This manual guides students through the first 13 weeks of the year-long, 35 week Art of Botany course. With over 100 pages of brightly-colored and engaging pages, Art of Botany will inspire students to dig deep into the material and develop their botanical knowledge and artistic skills. Full of thought-provoking questions, hands-on activities, and challenging art assignments, students will be eager to complete their work and master the topics.

Students of Art of Botany will jump right in with “The G.R.O.W. Project”, a 10 task project that students will work on throughout the year in addition to their weekly assignments. G.R.O.W. stands for:

G-Get out (in nature)

R-Record

O-Observe

W-Wonder

Some of the tasks included in “The G.R.O.W. Project” are a “Botanical Art Sketchbook”, “Rain Collection/Testing”, “Plant Scrapbook”, “Nature Hikes” and a “Nature Journal”.


In addition to the G.R.O.W. Project, students will have weekly reading assignments, vocabulary, comprehension questions, and drawing assignments. (See sample pages in the photo gallery.)


Students also will need some art supplies (listed in the manual) and a copy of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.


To complete the course, students will need to purchase the “Art of Botany-2nd Semester Student Manual”.

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