Botanical Diversity: integrating art and science

This semester I am running a thoroughly revised version of “Bot Div”, which features a collaboration with Professor Elli Crocker in the Studio Art program at Clark. For several lab periods, the Bot Div class joined forces with Elli’s class “Drawing: Sense of Place”. The Biology students received instruction in drawing technique, and produced illustrations of local plants, which will be included in “plant portraits” on a website devoted to Clark’s Hadwen Arboretum. This is all work in progress and the class is being designed on the fly. Here are images of some of the biologists and artists at work.