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Past classes:

Create a Summer Nature Journal

Celebrate summer with your own nature journal! See a variety of examples and develop your own unique style. Create your own pages of studies and see how much more you notice the world around you. Part outdoor exploration, sketching and note-taking, Krista will introduce some of her favorite observation and field techniques. For all ages, beginner to experienced; children with an adult.


Birds – Art – Life – the Art and Science of Birds

Bird portraits, field trip, sketching from live raptors, 3D nest sculptures, bird call and evolution games- we had a great time!





Wild Coast Journaling

Meets at Bodega Head or other coastal locations; this is an outdoor class



Science Art: Pen & Ink

Meets in Zoology Classroom, 1860 Baker Hall



References and Interesting Links

Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s interactive and video resources

Searchable database of plant, animal, + habitat photos

Searchable illustration directory: Medical Illustration Sourcebook

California Native Plant Society

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators is a citizen science program that monitors the coastal ecosystems of California

My recent article on science illustration is published here:

& Artists:

Scratchboard ink artist Trudy Nicholson

Artist Margaret Mee illustrates the Amazon Rainforest

Marine biological illustrator Ernst Haeckel, 19th century– click on the images for enlargements

Albrecht Durer, fine artist of the 16th century– click on the images for enlargements

Maria Sibylla Merian, 17th century, insect metamorphoses

daVinci journals

Environmental and Eco Art: Women Eco Artists Dialog