This is my favorite class to teach, as the fascinating stories behind the collecting and cataloging of the natural world have inspired my work for years.
I teach this course online through the PA Academy of Fine Arts (continuing education dept.) and the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.
Syllabus for the spring session:
Week 1: The Ancients, Botany and Medicine
Week 2: Colonial Expansion, Cabinets of Curiosity, and Museums
Week 3: Illustration Techniques: Drawing and Printmaking
Week 4: Anatomy
Week 5: Ornithology
Week 6: Life Aquatic
Week 7: Entymology
Week 8: Geometry in Nature