Mount St. Joseph University

IDS 305 – The Naturalist as Artist: The Artist as Naturalist

Alumni & Giving, Biology

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Do you like to draw or love the outdoors?

The following class might be exactly what you are looking for!

Naturalist as Artist: The Artist as Naturalist (IDS 305) is a course for people with a background in either art or natural science who love nature and wish to see it and understand it better. Inspired by the great naturalist/artists of early American history, the course includes botanical lectures with an emphasis on hands-on laboratory and field experiences.

You will draw in the lab using the microscope and in the field using various media and formats. You will also visit the archives to view original naturalists’ journals/sketchbooks as well as spend a weekend in Adams County.

What Alumni Need to Know

  • A suggested prerequisite is an introductory college-level science course or ART 101 “Drawing One," or an equivalent course or experience.
  • This course is available to alumni for audit or credit
  • Classes begin Monday January 14, 2013, and meet Monday and Wednesday 1-3:30p.m.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Dr. Riestenberg