Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

HIS 295-01 - Special Topic: Looking Closer: Botanical Drawing and its Social Origins

2 credits (Fall)
Cross-listed as: SMS 295-01 .  This studio class will cover techniques for observed drawings of plants along with readings that provide context for the emergence of scientific botanical illustration, approximately 1750-1850. Students will observe nature through a structural and aesthetic lens using pencil and pen. Topics include sketching, line and tonal drawing and composition. Reading topics will include the relationship between botanical drawing and the scientific revolution, colonial and commercial expansion, and the role of women artists. 

Prerequisite: Second-year standing.
Note: Dates August 25 to October 27. Half-semester deadlines apply.
Instructor: Staff