Laboratory

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Field Sketching & Nature Reportage Drawing from Art.Science.Gallery.

ES 101 | FIELD-BASED SKETCHING & NATURE REPORTAGE DRAWING
Instructor: J. Dore (instagram.com/jedidore)
Sundays March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016 • 2:30-5:00pm
$155 per student (5 meetings, 12.5 hours)
This course will teach you how to create location-based drawings and illustrations with emphasis on natural and botanical scenes, and will inspire you to create projects based on class drawings. Drawing trips to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Zilker Botanical Garden, and the Austin Nature & Science Center will begin or end with short lectures and group crit. There is an optional full-day field trip on last class day for an additional fee. Students are responsible for admission fees to the parks and locations visited (est. $3-10 per trip). No drawing experience is necessary.

Integrated Anatomy for Artists from Art.Science.Gallery.

BIO 201 | INTEGRATED ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS
Instructor: A. Masino
Tuesdays March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016 • 6:30-9:00 pm
$155 per student (5 meetings, 12.5 hours)
Form follows function, or does function follow form? In the study of the human body, we find that form (anatomy) and function (physiology) inform each other so intimately that we cannot comprehend one without the other. This course will apply this integrated view to a tour of the body systems that delves beyond surface musculature to investigate the unifying concepts of body structures.

Poetics of the Natural World from Art.Science.Gallery.

ES 101 | POETICS OF THE NATURAL WORLD
Instructor: E. Beyda
Wednesdays March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016 • 6:30-8:30pm
$95 per student (5 meetings, 10 hours)
Take a literary approach to exploring the mysteries of the universe and follow in the tradition of Thoreau’s early work, Japanese court poetry, and the writings of Hildegarde Von Bingen. In this course you will explore a specific region of scientific inquiry, both historical and contemporary through the appropriate poetic form. Then, learn how to assemble and hand-bind a chapbook of work.

Designing Effective Scientific Presentations from Art.Science.Gallery.

SCOM 102 | DESIGNING EFFECTIVE SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS
Instructor: H. Gillespie
Mondays March 28 (posters), April 4, 2016 (powerpoints) • 6:30-9:00 pm
$45 per student (2 meetings, 5 hours)
Learn techniques to create engaging, fun, and well-designed scientific posters (session 1) and oral (powerpoint/keynote) presentations (session 2) for scientific meetings. The course will include discussion of common pitfalls to avoid, good design principles, how to target your desired audience, and a group crit to gain optional feedback on your own poster or presentation files. BYO computer highly recommended.

Creating Information & Data Visualizations from Art.Science.Gallery.

SCOM 101 | CREATING DATA AND INFORMATION VISUALIZATIONS

Instructors: S. Morris & E. Weerts
Thursday April 7, 2016 • 6:30-8:30pm
$30 per student (1 meeting, 2 hours)
Effective visuals play a critical role in communicating scientific data and complex ideas to a diverse audience. This interactive workshop will help you explore best practices, resources, and tools for creating data and information visualizations that tell compelling stories. Hands-on guidance during the workshop will assist students with current projects. BYO computer highly recommended.