Drawing on Nature

This education kit describes a range of art activities inspired by objects found in nature. It is designed to be a self-directed resource, but will also assist teachers and activity coordinators to conduct art programs based on a theme of natural objects.

The kit seeks to encourage and inspire people of all ages to engage with natural science and their local environment through art activities.Participants will be able to closely investigate specimens they gather themselves, and to explore a range of drawing techniques, including some used by scientists and scientific illustrators in museums.

Contents Pages PDF Link
Introduction 1-3 293Kb
Tracing 4-8 328Kb
Animation 9 76Kb
Cut-outs 10-14 228Kb
Patterns 15-16 276Kb
Drawing an object from nature 17-20 356Kb
Digital photographs 21 31Kb
Silhouettes 22-23 48Kb
Tonal drawing 24-25 205Kb
Abstraction 26-27 93Kb
Black line masters 28-32 298Kb

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