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Bethann Garramon Merkle
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Catalyzing change, one image at a time
Catalyzing change, one image at a time

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  For almost a year now, I’ve been contributing natural history and science illustrations+text to a gorgeous children’s magazine called root & star. My pieces have provided artful science-based exposure to fur, fish nests, chicken language, and coming…
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“Too much importance cannot be given to drawing, as it is not only an excellent device for securing close observation, but it is also a rapid method of making valuable notes.” Inspired by Louis Agassiz, the Harvard Committee of Ten insisted that drawing…
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Mid-semester, responsibilities, due dates, and life can feel overwhelming. But, taking breaks and doing “other” activities are essential strategies for fostering your own work and creative thought. I’ve remarked many times that reading, writing, and…
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Reproducible methods (and results) are a key part of rigorous science. And reproducing art has been part of doing art for centuries. So this month’s tip is a easy and cheap way to make reproductions of your own SciArt. Make your own SciArt stickers. You…
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Drawn to Wildlife: Sketching for Scientists Cody, Wyoming 11/17/2016 ● 12:30-4:00 pm ● Lab, Draper Natural History Museum● limited to 25 participants This hands-on workshop for wildlife biologists will take place during The Wildlife Society’s Wyoming…
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There’s a lot of research into creativity and critical thinking. What’s particularly relevant are studies looking at how arts integration can influence, and often enhance, both creativity and critical thinking beyond the arts. Below, I’ve quoted four…
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I spent much of the summer contributing to/planning two summer teaching institutes at the University of Wyoming, working on an art-as-science research manuscript with some great collaborators in Canada’s Northwest Territories, and crafting some…
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August Table of Contents Sketching Tip: Shading with colored Artful Science: Summer in a Glass Artful Classrooms: Tasty Osmosis Sketchbook Snapshot: Homegrown sketches News & Events: Illustrated greeting cards for staying in touch this summer University…
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July Table of Contents Sketching Tip: 4 insect sketching tips Artful Science: Biomimicry illustrated Artful Classrooms: National Moth Week opportunities Sketchbook Snapshot: “Buggy” sketches & illustrated cards News & Events: Illustrated greeting cards…
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I’m super excited to invite you to register for a Sci-Art Symposium I’ve been co-planning for the past year. The big idea is to bring together a wide-ranging set of ideas, examples, and thinkers/do-ers to build a powerful foundation for on-going SciArt…
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