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Florilegium: A Plant Compendium (UMBS)

ARTDES 353 .1


Credit Hours: 2
Course Fee: 100
Instructor(s): Barry, Cathy
Schedule: TBD TBD
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

You are invited to cre­ate a flo­ri­legium (from Latin: to gather), a col­lec­tion of draw­ings and paint­ings of plants and flow­ers found near the U‑M Bio­log­i­cal Sta­tion. The final for­mat will be a book of orig­i­nal work from field obser­va­tions, study and stu­dio work. As part of this 2‑credit exten­sion, you will spend ten days at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan Bio­log­i­cal Sta­tion before fall classes begin in Ann Arbor. Class dates for 2019 are August 14 – 23. Both in the field and in the class­room, you will iden­tify, draw and paint plants, as well as take notes on their biol­ogy. You will receive draw­ing and paint­ing instruc­tion from the class instruc­tor, Cathy Barry, and a thor­ough intro­duc­tion to plant struc­tures, habi­tats, repro­duc­tion and tax­on­omy from botanist Susan Faw­cett. ART­DES 353 is not required for stu­dents tak­ing the fall flo­ri­legium stu­dio class, ART­DES 352. How­ever, if you enroll in ART­DES 353, you must also enroll in ART­DES 352. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in the spring term of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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