ART & SCIENCE EDUCATION
Interdisciplinary Workshops and Teaching
A FEMINIST'S GUIDE TO DINOSAURS
In conjunction with feminist art collective London Drawing Group, I run a one-day tour of natural history museums, including the NHM and currently the Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge, based on untold stories of women in palaeontology, from the early to the recent and from the famous to the obscure. This can be shared as a lecture or as a class for older school students, please contact me for details.
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FIELD SKETCHING CLASSES FOR GEOLOGISTS
Based on my Geoscientist article (click the image to view), I am offering a one-day workshop in summer 2020 (in partnership with the Geologists' Association) for geologists to expand upon the exercises in my article and to teach field sketching skills in a constructive and friendly environment. Contact me to be added to the mailing list.
CARBON ON CARBON WITH THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
April and May 2019
In April 2019 I led a public engagement drawing class at the Geological Society Library called Carbon on Carbon, including a short lecture exploring the Carboniferous period and a three-hour beginner class on sketching specimen fossils using carbon-based materials. The 24-person class sold out rapidly and on the success of the first, a second was carried out in May.
This has led to an ongoing partnership with the Geological Society of London, with the next event currently planned for November.
To see a full set of photos from both classes, see the GSL's Facebook page below.
DRAWN FROM NATURE
On Saturday 8th June I will be debuting a new class with London Drawing Group at Eridge Rocks Nature Reserve, as part of their Drawn from Nature course. I will be covering some elements of sedimentary geology and history of geology with reference to the Weald, from ancient river-spotting in the outcrops to Mesolithic shelter caves and Victorian hoaxes. We'll be doing this while experimenting with landscape sketchbooking and recording experience, as well as exploring the work of fine artists influenced by geology such as Per Kirkeby, Graham Sutherland and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.
Tickets are still available at the link below:
INTO THE WOODS
In September I ran a 'first' for London Drawing Group - a residential weekend. The class will be focused on nature connectedness for London residents, with a range of classes across the two days including sketchbook and ink making, geological and natural history, yoga led by a professional instructor, nature walks and documenting and responding to the landscape. The class is designed to be easily accessible from London and have a very low 'intimidation factor' in order to get more people outdoors.
The class was a huge success, happily sold out and there are plans for a future version next year. Please get in contact if you would like to take part.