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Aerial Perspective and The Science of Light- Podcast #53
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Aerial Perspective and The Science of Light- Podcast #53

Learn about how the science of light creates aerial perspective, one of the Methods of Perspective Things We Mention Aerial Perspective and the Science of Light- Art Lesson Plan #34 Drawing Depth- Perspective in Art part 1 #35 Drawing Depth- Perspective in Art part 2 #47 Museum Visits Austin Kleon’s new book, Keep Going Lee…

Fibonacci and Abstract Art- Podcast #52
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Fibonacci and Abstract Art- Podcast #52

This week, Deanna and Julie are talking about the Fibonacci number sequence and how it’s used in art! Around 1170, Leonardo Bonacci (now called Fibonacci) was born to a businessman in Pisa, Italy. Traveling with his father around the Mediterranean, Fibonacci learned about the Hindu/Arabic number system (which is what we use now). In Italy,…

Audubon and The Birds of America- Podcast #51
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Audubon and The Birds of America- Podcast #51

John James Audubon had a passion for birds and he loved exploring America and discovering the many unique species of the land. This podcast correlates to one of our lesson plans: Audubon’s Scientific Illustrations with Upside-Down Drawing- Lesson Plan. It’s available on its own or as part of our Science Meets Art Drawing Package. John…

Balance, Symmetry, and Leaves- Podcast #50
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Balance, Symmetry, and Leaves- Podcast #50

This week I’m talking about balance, symmetry and how they’re related to leaves! Deanna’s unavailable, so it’s a solo episode this week! What is Balance? What is Symmetry? Balance is one of the Principles of Design Principles of Design:  How to use the elements of art to make art (Emphasis, Movement, Rhythm, Contrast, Variety, Balance…

Drawing Botanicals like Linnaeus
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Drawing Botanicals like Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus was a botanist before botany was a thing. He created the base of our modern classification system for living things. So, he is known as the “Father of Taxonomy.” As part of this naming endeavor, he would create scientifically accurate drawings of plants. The drawings would include all the plant parts: roots, stems, leaves, flowers, seed…