The Cell: Youth Art

The Cell: Youth Art

When you ask young people to look closely, THEY DO. This week I was thrilled to work with over 120 sixth grade biology students, guiding them through the steps of creating unique scientific artwork. Looking at detailed photographs of magnified cells, they observed and...
My Process on Display

My Process on Display

I placed my sketchbooks, found objects, drawing materials and trail maps under glass for a few months at the beautiful Doyle Library at Santa Rosa Junior College. I call the display “My Process,” since someone who looks closely can find both rough field...
Summer Highlight: Ocean Artists

Summer Highlight: Ocean Artists

I’m working with two groups of young artists this week at Sonoma State University. After several days of discussions on marine ecology, drawing and studies of native tide pool creatures, today’s efforts resulted in two 10 ft tall paintings of a kelp...
Just Look: Student Artwork

Just Look: Student Artwork

My rewarding week as a teaching artist… Summary:┬áthe future of our world is in good hands. Early Monday morning, in a November rain, I joined the biology teacher and school gardener at Willowside Middle School’s xeric garden, carefully clipping some of the...
Coastal Sketchbook

Coastal Sketchbook

Perched near the edge of a cliff over the Pacific Ocean… my favorite place to sit with a sketchbook. Colored pencil and graphite Sonoma Coast, CA locations: Cliff near Gleason Beach (left)- note the house and fence at the top, for scale Bodega Head (below)...
The Moon and Tide Pools

The Moon and Tide Pools

                              Ink on plaster, Moon (2nd of 3) -in progress The other day I led a class to investigate the biodiversity of tide pools, here on the Sonoma Coast, CA. We had a...