Science as Art; Art as Science…

Art as Science

Buttercups by Ethan

Buttercups by Ethan

For centuries, artists have drawn from nature to create images of a scientific nature.  From Leonardo da Vinci and his famous study of the body or Albrecht Durer’s rabbit painting to John James Audubon’s detailed illustrations of birds in their natural habitats, before the camera, there was the human eye and a steady hand. . . and observation.

Leaf by Logan

Leaf by Logan

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Today, students in Middle School took advantage of the beautiful weather to head outdoors for some art and observation. Armed with a magnifying glass and a pile of colored pencils, students were charged to find something on the hillside, something natural, to use the magnifying glass to observe their chosen object, up close, and draw what they saw, larger than life. This is a great exercise for all students of art. It was also a nice way to utilize our wonderful new outdoor classroom on a beautiful day in June!

art 6-2015 Alex

Weed by Alex

 

 

Roots by Jessica

Roots by Jessica

 

Horsetail Fern by Michael

Horsetail Fern by Michael

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