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...
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)...