Botanical Illustrations

Native Strawberry

Native Strawberry

For an advanced class of middle school students, each individual student chose a native plant (big leaf maple, salal, Douglas fir,…) on our campus and researched its parts. Then images were found and photographed or printed. These images were composed on a large sheet of watercolor paper and taped to the back. Once the paper was attached to an exterior window, the student could trace the lines. Back at their table the lines were blackened with thin-lined Sharpies and filled with colored pencils. The finished botanical illustrations were bound into a class book and are a permanent part of our classroom.

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